[Elsnet-list] Final CFP: EACL 2006 Student Research Workshop

Sebastian Padó pado at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Thu Nov 3 10:27:00 CET 2005


Student Research Workshop at EACL-2006

* * * Submission Deadline: November 8, 2006 * * *

1. General Invitation for Submissions

EACL-2006 will continue the tradition of providing a forum for student
researchers who are investigating various areas related to
Computational Linguistics and Natural Language
Processing. Participants will have the opportunity to get feedback
both from a wide audience in general and from selected panelists --
experienced researchers who prepare in-depth comments and questions in
advance of the presentation.

The European Association of Computational Linguistics would like to
invite student researchers to submit their work to the
workshop. Original and unpublished research is invited on all aspects
of computational linguistics, including, but not limited to these
topic areas:

    * phonetics, phonology and morphology;
    * word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
    * syntax, semantics and grammars;
    * pragmatics, discourse and dialogue;
    * the lexicon and ontologies;
    * parsing and grammatical formalisms;
    * generation, text planning and summarization;
    * language modeling, spoken language recognition and
    * mathematical models of language;
    * information retrieval, text categorisation, question answering,
      and information extraction;
    * paraphrasing and textual entailment;
    * machine learning for natural language;
    * multi-lingual processing, machine translation and translation
    * multi-modal and natural language interfaces and dialogue
    * language-oriented applications, tools and resources;
    * evaluation methodology.

The main conference will also feature tutorials, workshops and
research notes. Further information on these is available at the main
conference website.  

2. Submission Requirements

Seeing that the main mission of the student workshop is to provide the
participants with a wide audience and useful feedback, the emphasis of
the workshop will be on work in progress. It will therefore normally
be open to students who have settled on their thesis direction but who
still have significant research left to do; those students in the
final stages of their thesis are encouraged to submit to the main
conference. Papers should clearly indicate directions for future
research where appropriate. The papers can have more than one author,
however all authors must be students.

A paper accepted for presentation at the Student Workshop cannot be
presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly
available proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other
conferences must indicate this immediately after the title material on
the first page. Students who have previously presented at an
ACL/EACL/NAACL student session will not be eligible to present again
at the student session of any of these conferences. These students are
instead encouraged to submit to the main conference.  

3. Submission Procedure

Submissions should follow the two-column formal of EACL/ACL
proceedings and should not exceed eight (8) pages, including
references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or
Microsoft Word style files tailored for this year's conference. They
will be available at http://eacl06.itc.it/submission/submission.htm. A
description of the format will also be available in case you are
unable to use the style files directly. Papers must conform to the
official EACL 2006 style guidelines, and we reserve the right to
reject submissions that do not conform to these styles including font
size restrictions. Submissions should be in PDF format and must
include all fonts, so that the paper will print (not just view)

As reviewing will be blind, the paper 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 previously
showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to these
requirements will be rejected without review.

Submission is electronic, using the paper submission software at
http://www.softconf.com/start/EACL2006_SWS/submit.html. The papers
must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (23:59) GMT November 8, 2005.

Further details on the submissions procedure may be found at the
student session homepage:

4. Reviewing Procedure

The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed
by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs and a team of reviewers. Each
submission will be matched with a mixed panel of student and senior
researchers for review. The final acceptance decision will be based on
the results of the review.  

5. Student Sponsorships

The EACL has a limited number of student sponsorships available to
student participants of the EACL 2006 main conference, the EACL 2006
poster/demo session and/or the EACL 2006 student session.

Priority is given to students from Eastern Europe and more generally,
to students from countries with hard currency problems (within the
geographical area covered by EACL).

A request for student sponsorship for EACL 2006 should include the
following information:

    * Name, email address, affiliation and status (PhD year etc.) of
      the candidate
    * Source and amount of yearly income
    * Letter of motivation
    * Proof of student status
    * Proof of acceptance from programme chair / student
      workshop chair or poster/demo chair
    * Letter of recommendation from supervisor
    * Overview of the estimated costs

Requests for student sponsorships can be directed to the EACL at
secretary at eacl.org.

6. Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: November 8, 2005
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2006
Camera ready papers due: February 6, 2006
EACL 2006 Conference: April 5-7, 2006

The Student Research Workshop Co-Chairs (students at eacl.org):

Sebastian Pado (Saarland University, D)
Jonathon Read (University of Sussex, UK)
Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva, CH)

Sebastian Pad�			pado at coli.uni-sb.de
Computational Linguistics	http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~pado
Saarland University		tel +49 681 302 70028
Saarbr�cken / Germany		fax +49 681 302 4351

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