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GSCL-WS+T 2015 : WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS, GSCL 2015

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Link: http://gscl2015.inf.uni-due.de/
 
When Sep 28, 2015 - Sep 29, 2015
Where Essen, Germany
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2015
Notification Due Mar 15, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 31, 2015
Categories    computational linguistics   natural language processing   human language technology   artificial intelligence
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS, GSCL 2015

The bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Computational Linguistics
and Language Technology (GSCL) in 2015 will take place from September 30
to October 2 at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The GSCL Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held in conjunction with the GSCL conference. We solicit proposals on any topic of interest to the ACL/GSCL communities, including, but not limited to topics in Natural Language Processing or interdisciplinary research areas between computational linguistics and other research fields (machine learning, web 2.0, semantic web, psychology etc.).

Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss current topics in a small and interactive atmosphere. They can concentrate in-depth on research topics, but can also be devoted to application issues, or to questions concerning the economic and social aspects of NLP and web mining. Although we encourage workshops on novel and original topics, we also accept successors to workshops at previous ACL, GSCL or related conferences.


WORKSHOPS

Workshops will be half-day or full-day and will be held on
*September 28 or 29, 2015*

Proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee.


SUBMISSION DETAILS
Proposals for workshops should contain:
1. A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and content.
2. An estimate of the number of attendees.
3. The desired workshop length -- half-day or full-day.
4. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the organizers, with one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise.
5. A list of potential members of the program committee, with an indication of which members have already agreed to serve.

Please submit proposals in PDF attached to an email
*no later than March 1, 2015*
to gscl2015@gscl.org
The subject line should be: "GSCL-2015: Workshop Proposal".

GSCL will offer publicity of the workshops on the GSCL website, free rooms for up to 25-30 people (larger rooms might be arranged, if an application indicates higher foreseen attendance), no separate registration fee (covered by main registration), as well as a complimentary coffee break.
The workshop organizers are expected to coordinate the circulation of their CfPs, organizing the workshop submission and reviewing process, and for publishing the workshop proceedings.
Workshop organizers can use the GSCL 2015 START conference management system if necessary.
The successful proposers will be notified by March 15, 2015.

TIMELINE
Mar 1, 2015 Workshop proposal deadline
Mar 15, 2015 Notification of acceptance
Apr 1, 2015 Proposed 1st workshop CFP
Jul 12, 2015 Proposed paper due date
Aug 16, 2015 Proposed notification of acceptance
Aug 31, 2015 Camera-ready deadline
Sep 20, 2015 Workshop proceedings (camera ready)
Sep 24, 2015 Workshops


TUTORIALS

The GSCL-2015 Organizing Committee invites proposals for half-day tutorials.
Tutorials are intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to core techniques and areas of interest for the GSCL community. We are interested in tutorials on established or emerging research topics in these areas but we also welcome tutorials from related research fields or applications. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience. It should be broad enough to provide a basic introduction to the chosen research area, but it should also cover the most important topics in depth. Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its content can be covered in a half day slot (3.5h including a 30-minute break). Proposals that exclusively focus on the presenter's own work, a particular project or commercial presentations are discouraged.
Tutorial slides will be made available online at the main conference website; authors can provide them in additional websites as well.
Tutorial speakers will be offered the possibility of a reduced or waived registration fee, depending on the number of speakers for the tutorial.

SUBMISSION DETAILS
The tutorial proposals should contain:
1. A title and abstract of the tutorial.
2. A brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the GSCL community (no more than 2 pages).
3. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's core content can be covered in a 3.5 hours slot (including a coffee break).
4. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
5. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.
6. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).

Proposals should be submitted in PDF by electronic mail
*no later than March 1, 2015*
to: gscl2015@gscl.org
The subject line should be: "GSCL-2015: TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".

The proponents will receive an email confirmation that their proposal has been received. If no confirmation arrives within 72 hours after sending the proposal, the proponents should contact the tutorial chair again.

GSCL will offer publicity of the tutorials on the GSCL website, free rooms for up to 25-30 people (larger rooms might be arranged, if an application indicates higher foreseen attendance), no separate registration fee (covered by main registration), as well as a complimentary coffee break.

PROPOSAL REVIEW
All proposals will be reviewed by the organizing committee, who may use the help of external reviewers on the submission topics.
The features that will be evaluated are: (i) the interestingness for the GSCL areas, which should result in a large audience; (ii) the clarity of the tutorial, which should emerge from its description; (iii) good organization as appearing from the outline; (iv) the adequacy of the speakers, i.e., her/his background/experience in teaching the target topics; and (v) the ability to explain the topics to a large audience with heterogeneous background.
Accepted tutorial speakers will be asked to provide an abstract (ASCII format) of their tutorials for advertisement purposes in the conference website. Tutorial speakers must provide their tutorial materials (pdf format), at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by August 31, 2015.

TIMELINE FOR GSCL 2015 TUTORIALS: DATES
Mar 1, 2015 Tutorial proposal deadline
Mar 15, 2015 Notification of acceptance
Apr 1, 2015 Tutorial abstract due (ASCII format)
Aug 31, 2015 Tutorial slides due (PDF format)
Sep 24, 2015 Tutorial day

CONTACTS
In case you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us (gscl2015@gscl.org).
We are looking forward to your proposals,

GSCL 2015 Organizing Committee
Bernhard Fisseni (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Bernhard Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Torsten Zesch (University of Duisburg-Essen)

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