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EMNLP 2015 : Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing


Conference Series : Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
When Sep 17, 2015 - Sep 21, 2015
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline May 31, 2015
Notification Due Jul 29, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 14, 2015

Call For Papers

September 17-21, 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Long paper submission deadline: May 31, 2015
Short paper submission deadline: June 15, 2015

The paper submission system is now open:

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special
interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP,
invites submissions to EMNLP 2015.

The conference will be held on September 17-21 2015 in Lisbon,
Portugal. The conference will consist of three days of full paper
presentations with two days of workshops and tutorials.

Conference URL:

The conference web site will include updated information on workshops,
tutorials, venue, traveling, etc. For helpful tips on visiting Lisboa,
Portugal, please check the WikiTravel website

As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will
be of papers accepted for the Transactions of the ACL journal


EMNLP 2015 will have a large workshop program with 7 workshops and 8
tutorials. See and for more details.


We solicit papers on all areas of interest to the SIGDAT community and
aligned fields, including but not limited to:

- Phonology, Morphology, and Segmentation
- Tagging, Chunking, Parsing and Syntax
- Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
- Semantics
- Summarization and Generation
- Statistical Models and Machine Learning Methods
- Machine Translation and Multilinguality
- Information Extraction
- Information Retrieval and Question Answering
- Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
- Spoken Language Processing
- Computational Psycholinguistics
- NLP for Web and Social Media (including Computational Social Science)
- Language and Vision
- Text Mining and NLP Applications


- Long Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2015
- Short Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2015
- Author response period: July 7-10, 2015
- Acceptance notification: July 24, 2015
- Camera-ready submission deadline: August 14, 2015
- Workshops and tutorials: September 17-18, 2015
- Main conference: September 19-21, 2015

All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm (UTC/GMT -11 hours)


Long papers

EMNLP 2015 submissions must describe substantial, original, completed
and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and
analysis should be included. Each submission will be reviewed by at
least three program committee members.

Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to eight (8)
pages of content, plus two pages for references. Final versions of
long papers will be given one additional page (up to 9 pages with 2
pages for references) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into

Short papers

EMNLP 2015 also solicits short papers. Short paper submissions must
describe original and unpublished work. While a short paper is not a
shortened long paper, the characteristics of short papers include:

- A small, focused contributiond
- Work in progress
- A negative result
- An opinion piece
- An interesting application nugget

Each short paper submission consists of up to four (4) pages of
content, plus 2 pages for references. Upon acceptance, short papers
will be given five (5) pages in the proceedings and 2 pages for
references. Final versions of short papers will also be given one
additional page (up to 5 pages with 2 pages for references), so that
reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Both long and short papers

Papers may be accompanied by the resources (software and/or data)
described in the papers. Papers that are submitted with accompanying
software/data may receive additional credit toward the overall
evaluation score, and the potential impact of the software and data
will be taken into account when making the acceptance/rejection

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the
discretion of the program chairs). There will be no distinction in the
proceedings between papers presented orally or as posters.


Both long and short papers should follow the two-column format to be
provided at the conference site:

We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not
conform to these styles, including paper size and font size

As the reviewing will be blind, papers should not include the authors'
names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the
author's identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...”,
should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Smith (1991)
previously showed ...”. Submissions that do not conform to these
requirements will be rejected without review. Separate author
identification information is required as part of the on-line
submission process.

We are now accepting long and short paper submissions on SoftConf:

To minimize network congestion we request authors upload their
submissions as early as possible.

EMNLP multiple submission policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or
publications must indicate this at submission time, and must be
withdrawn from the other venues if accepted by EMNLP 2015. We will
not accept for publication or presentation papers that overlap
significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have
been) published elsewhere.

Authors submitting more than one paper to EMNLP 2015 must ensure that
submissions do not overlap significantly ()25%) with each other in
content or results.

Preprint servers such as and ACL-related workshops that do
not have published proceedings in the ACL Anthology are not considered
archival for purposes of submission. Authors must state in the online
submission form the name of the workshop or preprint server and title
of the non-archival version. The submitted version should be suitably
anonymized and not contain references to the prior non-archival
version. Reviewers will be told: "The author(s) have notified us that
there exists a non-archival previous version of this paper with
significantly overlapping text. We have approved submission under
these circumstances, but to preserve the spirit of blind review, the
current submission does not reference the non-archival version."
Reviewers are free to do what they like with this information.


All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in
the proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must
register for EMNLP 2015.


General Chair

Lluís Màrquez, Qatar Computing Research Institute

Program co-Chairs

Chris Callison-Burch, University of Pennsylvania
Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)

Workshops co-Chairs

Zornitsa Kozareva, Yahoo! Labs
Jörg Tiedemann, Uppsala University

Tutorial co-Chairs

Maggie Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Khalil Sima'an, University of Amsterdam

Publication co-Chairs

Daniele Pighin, Google Inc.
Yuval Marton, Microsoft Corp.

Publicity Chair

Barbara Plank, University of Copenhagen

Sponsorship Team

João Graça, Unbabel Inc. (Sponsorship Chair)
Hang Li, Huawei Technologies (ISC Representative for EMNLP)

SIGDAT Liaison

Noah Smith, Carnegie Mellon University

Local Organization Committee

Local co-Chairs

André Martins, Priberam
João Graça, Unbabel Inc.

Local Publicity Chair

Isabel Trancoso, University of Lisbon

Conference Handbook Chair

Fernando Batista, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)

Website and App Chair

Bruno Martins, University of Lisbon


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