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COLING 2016 : 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics


Conference Series : International Conference on Computational Linguistics
When Dec 11, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
Where Osaka, Japan
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2016
Notification Due Sep 19, 2016
Final Version Due Oct 10, 2016
Categories    natural language processing   NLP

Call For Papers

First Call for Papers – COLING 2016

The 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
December 11-16, 2016
Osaka, Japan.

The International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) is pleased to announce the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), in Osaka, Japan, at the Osaka International Convention Center (OICC) (located in Nakanoshima in the center of Osaka).

COLING 2016 will cover a broad spectrum of technical areas related to natural language and computation. The conference will include full papers (presented as oral presentations or posters), demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops. Oral and poster presentations of full papers will not be distinguished in the proceedings of the conference.

We invite the submission of papers on original and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, grammar and the lexicon;
- Lexical semantics and ontologies;
- Word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
- Parsing, syntactic and semantic;
- Semantic role labeling;
- Discourse relations;
- Dialogue and conversational agents;
- Language generation;
- Summarization;
- Question answering;
- Paraphrasing and textual entailment;
- Multilingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
- Information retrieval, information extraction and knowledge base linking;
- Sentiment analysis, opinion mining and social media;
- Speech recognition, text-to-speech and spoken language understanding;
- Multimodal systems and representations;
- Applications;
- Tools in aid of NLP tasks and applications;
- Corpus development and language resources;
- System evaluation methodology and metrics;
- Machine learning for natural language;
- Cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing;
- Models of communication by language.

In all relevant areas, we encourage authors to include analysis of the influence of theories (intuitions, methodologies, insights), to
technologies (computational algorithms, methods, tools, data), and/or contributions of technologies to theory development. In technologically
oriented papers, we encourage in-depth analysis and discussion of errors made in the experiments described, if possible linking them to the
presence or absence of linguistically-motivated features. Contributions that display and rigorously discuss future potential, even if
not (yet) attested in standard evaluation, are welcome.


The COLING conference has a history that dates back to the 1960s. The conference is held every two years and regularly attracts more than 700 delegates. The 1st conference was held in New York, 1965. Since then, the conference has developed into one of the premier Natural Language Processing conferences worldwide. The last five conferences were held in Sydney (COLING -­ ACL 2006), Manchester (COLING 2008), Beijing (COLING 2010), Mumbai (COLING 2012), and Dublin (COLING 2014).


Workshops and Tutorials:

22nd January, 2016: Call for Workshop and Tutorial proposals
22nd April, 2016: Workshop and Tutorial proposals submission
6th May, 2016: Workshop and Tutorial acceptance notification

Main Conference:

(Full papers)
June, 2016: Opening of the submission website
July 15th, 2016: Paper submission deadline
September 2-5, 2016: Author response period
September 19, 2016: Author notification
October 10, 2016: Camera-ready PDF due

(Demo papers)
August 2016: Opening of the submission website
August 26, 2016: Paper submission deadline
September 30, 2016: Author notification
October 14, 2016: Camera-ready PDF due

November 30, 2016: Official proceedings publication date
December 11-16, 2016: Main conference


General Chair:
Nicoletta Calzolari

Program Co-Chairs:
Yuji Matsumoto
Rashmi Prasad

Local Co-Chairs:
Eiichiro Sumita
Takenobu Tokunaga
Sadao Kurohashi

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Key-Sun Choi
Monica Monachini
Yusuke Miyao

Demo Chair:
Hideo Watanabe

Tutorial Co-Chairs:
Marcello Federico
Akiko Aizawa

Publication Co-Chairs:
Hitoshi Isahara
Masao Utiyama

Sponsorship Co-Chairs:
Satoshi Sekine
Su Jian
Patrick Pantel
Chengqing Zong
Ralf Steinberger

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Srinivas Bangalore
Dekai Wu
Antonio Branco

Advisor to the Local Committee:
John Judge


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