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ACL 2017 : The 55th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics


Conference Series : Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
When Jul 30, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017
Where Vancouver, Canada
Submission Deadline Feb 6, 2017
Notification Due Mar 30, 2017
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2017
Categories    NLP   natural language processing   computational linguistics   CL

Call For Papers

The 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2017)


Vancouver, Canada
July 30-August 4, 2017

The Association for Computational Linguistics is pleased to announce
that its 55th annual meeting will take place in Vancouver, Canada,
July 30-August 4, 2017. The conference invites the submission of long
and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in
all aspects of automated language processing. As in recent years, some
of the presentations at the conference will be of papers accepted for
the Transactions of the ACL journal (

ACL 2017 has the goal of a broad technical program. Relevant topics
for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following
areas (in alphabetical order):

- Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
- Dialog and interactive systems
- Discourse and pragmatics
- Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieval
- Generation
- Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
- Machine learning
- Machine translation
- Multilinguality
- Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
- Resources and evaluation
- Semantics
- Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
- Social media
- Speech
- Summarization
- Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing
- Vision, robots, and other grounding


Research Papers (both long and short)

(Note that both long and short papers are due on the same date.)

- Deadline for short paper submission: Monday, February 6, 2017
- Author Response Period Monday, March 13 -- Wednesday, March 15, 2017
- Notification of acceptance: Thursday, March 30, 2017
- Camera ready submission due: April 15, 2017


- Deadline for tutorial proposals submission: November 30, 2016
- Notification of acceptance: December 30, 2016
- Tutorial descriptions due: January 30, 2017
- Tutorial course material due: June 30, 2017
- Tutorials to be presented on: July 30, 2017

All deadlines are 11:59PM Pacific Time.


= Long Papers =

Long ACL 2017 submissions must describe substantial, original,
completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete
evaluation and analysis should be included. Review forms will be
made available prior to the deadlines.

Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus
unlimited references; final versions of long papers will be given
one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers'
comments can be taken into account.

Long papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by
the program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be
presented orally and which as poster presentations will be based on
the nature rather than the quality of the work. There will be no
distinction in the proceedings between long papers presented orally
and as posters.

= Short Papers =

ACL 2017 also solicits short papers. Short paper submissions must
describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short
paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should
have a point that can be made in a few pages. Some kinds of short
papers are:

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

Short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus
unlimited references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given
five (5) content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to
use this additional page to address reviewers comments in their
final versions.

Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster
sessions. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers
in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings
between short papers presented orally and as posters.


Papers should not refer, for further detail, to documents that are
not available to the reviewers. Papers may be accompanied by a
resource (software and/or data) described in the paper. 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 decisions.

ACL 2017 also encourages the submission of supplementary material to
report preprocessing decisions, model parameters, and other details
necessary for the replication of the experiments reported in the
paper. Seemingly small preprocessing decisions can sometimes make a
large difference in performance, so it is crucial to record such
decisions to precisely characterize state-of-the-art methods.

Nonetheless, supplementary material should be supplementary (rather
than central) to the paper. It may include explanations or details
of proofs or derivations that do not fit into the paper, lists of
features or feature templates, sample inputs and outputs for a
system, pseudo-code or source code, and data. The paper should not
rely on the supplementary material: while the paper may refer to and
cite the supplementary material and the supplementary material will
be available to reviewers, they will not be asked to review or even
download the supplementary material. Authors should refer to the
contents of the supplementary material in the paper submission, so
that reviewers interested in these supplementary details will know
where to look.

As the reviewing will be blind, papers must not include authors'
names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the
author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..."
must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously
showed (Smith, 1991) ..." Papers that do not conform to these
requirements will be rejected without review.

= Electronic Submission =

Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference
management system at - for long papers - for short papers.

Long paper submissions must follow the two-column format of ACL 2017
proceedings without exceeding eight (8) pages of content. References
do not count against this limit. Short paper submissions must also
follow the two-column format of ACL 2017 proceedings, and must not
exceed four (4) pages. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX
style files tailored for this year's conference. Submissions must
conform to the official style guidelines, which are contained in the
style files, and they must be in PDF.

Style files and other information about paper formatting
requirements will be made available on the conference website,

= 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 ACL 2017. Authors of
papers accepted for presentation at ACL 2017 must notify the program
chairs by the camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be
presented. 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.

Preprint servers such as and workshops that do not have
published proceedings 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 version submitted for review 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.

Authors submitting more than one paper to ACL 2017 must ensure that
submissions do not overlap significantly ()25%) with each other in
content or results.

= Presentation Requirement =

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 ACL 2017 by the early registration deadline.


General chair: Chris Callison-Burch (University of Pennsylvania)
Program co-chairs: Regina Barzilay (Massachusetts Institute of
Technology) and Min-Yen Kan (National University of Singapore)

For the most up-to-date version of this call for papers, please

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