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MASC-SLL 2016 : Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning


When Apr 1, 2016 - Apr 1, 2016
Where Philadelphia, PA, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 19, 2016
Notification Due Mar 1, 2016
Categories    machine learning   natural language processing   speech   linguistics

Call For Papers

Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning

April 1st, 2016
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

The 5th annual Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning will be hosted at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) on April 1, 2016. The Student Colloquium is intended to bring together students taking computational approaches to speech, language, and learning, so that they can introduce their research to the local student community, give and receive feedback, and engage each other in collaborative discussion.

Students are encouraged to submit abstracts describing ongoing, planned, or completed research projects, including previously published results and negative results. Student research in any field applying computational methods to any aspect of human language, including speech and learning, from all areas of computer science, linguistics, engineering, neuroscience, information science, and related fields, is welcome. Submissions and presentations must be made by students or postdocs. All accepted submissions will be presented as posters and some will also be invited for short oral presentations.

There will be no registration fee. Students and postdocs are encouraged to consult with their supervisors about potential reimbursement of travel expenses.

Abstract Submission Details

Abstracts should be no more than one page, not including references. Abstracts should conform to ACL style guidelines. LaTeX and Word style files, along with a style guide, are available at the 2015 ACL publications page. Abstract reviewing will not be blind. Please include all names and affiliations in the abstract. Submit your abstract online via the 2016 MASC-SLL easychair site:

- Computational models of human language processing
- Computational phonology and morphology
- Discourse and pragmatics
- Evaluation
- Information retrieval and question answering
- Knowledge Base population and machne reading
- Language acquisition
- Language disorders
- Language generation and summarization
- Language resources and annotation
- Lexical semantics and ontologies
- Machine learning
- Machine translation and multilingual processing
- NLP for the Web and social media
- Semantics
- Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
- Speaker variability
- Speech recognition and synthesis
- Syntax and parsing
- Text and document classification
- Text mining and information extraction

Important Dates
- Submission deadline (abstracts): February 19
- Decisions announced: March 1
- Registration opens: March 1
- Program schedule released: March 11
- Registration closes: March 25
- Colloquium: April 1

For more information
If you have questions or need more information, you can send email to the 2016 MASC-SLL organizers via

Organizing Committee
- Ellie Pavlick (Penn)
- Hainan Xu (JHU)
- João Sedoc (Penn)
- Mohit Iyyer (UMD)
- Vimal Manohar (JHU)
- Wei Xu (Penn)

Program Committee
- Abhay Kashyap (UMBC)
- Andrew Yates (Georgetown)
- Ashraf Bah Rabiou (UDel)
- Brian McMahan (Rutgers)
- Bryan Perozzi (Stonybrook)
- Denys Katerenchuk (CUNY)
- Dipendra Misra (Cornell Tech)
- Ellie Pavlick (Penn)
- Hainan Xu (JHU)
- He He (UMD)
- Huy Viet Nguyen (UPitt)
- Jeniya Tabassum (OSU)
- João Sedoc (Penn)
- Juneki Hong (CMU)
- Noura Farra (Columbia)
- Snigdha Chaturvedi (UMD)
- Thien Huu Nguyen (NYU)
- Vimal Manohar (JHU)

Faculty Advisers
- Chris Callison-Burch (Penn)
- Hal Daume III (UMD)
- Mark Dredze (JHU)

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