[Elsnet-list] ACL 2007 Call for Papers

Antal van den Bosch Antal.vdnBosch at uvt.nl
Fri Dec 1 21:34:12 CET 2006

                         ACL-07 Call For Papers

                      45th Annual Meeting of the
              Association for Computational Linguistics

                          June 24 - 29, 2007
                        Prague, Czech Republic


         * * * Submission deadline: January 23, 2007 * * *

General Conference Chair:
      John Carroll (University of Sussex, UK)

Program Co-Chairs:
      Annie Zaenen (PARC, U.S.A.)
      Antal van den Bosch (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

Local Organization Chair:
      Eva Hajicova (Charles University, Czech Republic)

The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission
of papers for its 45th Annual Meeting. Papers are invited on
substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of
computational linguistics, including, but not limited to: pragmatics,
semantics, syntax, grammars and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology and
morphology; lexical semantics and ontologies; word segmentation,
tagging and chunking; parsing; generation and summarization; language
modeling, spoken language recognition and understanding; linguistic,
psychological and mathematical models of language; document retrieval,
question answering, information extraction, and text mining; machine
learning for natural language; corpus-based modeling of language,
discourse and dialogue; multi-lingual processing, machine translation
and translation aids; multi-modal and natural language interfaces and
dialogue systems; applications, tools and resources; and evaluation of


Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state
of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete
evaluation results should be included. Submissions will be judged on
correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and
relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

A paper accepted for presentation at the ACL Meeting, including
ACL-related workshops and conferences, cannot be presented or have
been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or
workshops must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that
contain significant overlap with previously published work.


The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed
by an international Conference Program Committee consisting of Area
Chairs and associated Program Committee Members. Final decisions on
the technical program will be made by the Program Co-Chairs and Area
Chairs. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program
committee members.

Submission Information

Submissions should follow the two-column format of 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, available from
http://www.acl2007.org . A description of the format is
also available in case you are unable to use these style files
directly. Papers must conform to the official ACL-07 style guidelines,
and we reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to
these styles including font size restrictions.

As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors'
names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-citations and other
references (e.g. to projects, corpora, or software) that could reveal
the author's identity should be avoided.  For example, instead of "We
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", write "Smith previously showed
(Smith, 1991) ...".

Submission will be electronic, using the paper submission software
that will be accessible through the conference web page. The only
accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. The papers must be
submitted no later than 5pm US Eastern time January 23, 2007 (10pm GMT
January 23, 2007). Papers submitted after that time will not be
reviewed. Please consult the submission web page for details of the
submission procedure. Questions regarding the submission procedure
should be directed to the Program co-chairs (zaenen at parc.com or
antal.vdnbosch at uvt.nl ).


Paper submission deadline:  January 23, 2007
Notification of acceptance: March 23, 2007
Camera ready papers due:    May 4, 2007
ACL-07 Conference:          June 24 - 29, 2007

Area Chairs

Tim Baldwin        (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Diana McCarthy     (University of Sussex, UK)
Kees van Deemter   (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Barbara di Eugenio (University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA)
Jozef van Genabith (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Claire Grover      (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Dan Roth           (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA)
Richard Sproat     (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA)
Marc Swerts        (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Andy Way           (Dublin City University, Ireland)

Mentoring Service

ACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from
regions of the world where English is not the language of scientific
exchange. Many authors from these regions, although able to read the
scientific literature in English, have little or no experience in
writing papers in English for conferences such as the ACL
meetings. The service will be arranged as follows. A set of potential
mentors will be identified by Florence Reeder (Mitre, USA), who has
agreed to organize this service for ACL-07. If you would like to take
advantage of the service, email a draft of your paper in pdf, ps or
doc format to:

   Florence Reeder <freeder at mitre.org>

The paper should arrive before December 15, 2006. An appropriate
mentor will be assigned to your paper and the mentor will get back to
you by January 15, 2007, at least seven days before the deadline for
the submission to ACL-07 program committee. Please note that this
service is for the benefit of the authors as described above. It is
not a general mentoring service for authors to improve their papers.

If you have any questions about this service please feel free to send
a message to Florence Reeder.


The conference is organized by the Charles University ("Univerzita
Karlova") in Prague, Czech Republic, the oldest University in Europe
to the north of the Alps (founded in 1348). It will take place in the
TOP HOTEL Praha (http://www.tophotel.cz/en), located in the quiet
neighborhood of the Prague 4 district, only 15-20 minutes from the
historic center of Prague. The hotel can accommodate up to 1000
participants on-site (with a small number of dormitory rooms available
nearby). The hotel offers one auditorium, three large lecture rooms, a
number of smaller rooms for tutorials and workshops, several
restaurants and cafes and lot of open air space for walks and informal
discussions. The conference banquet and a conference concert will take
place in the historic buildings in the city center - one in the
Municipal Hall (built in the Art-nouveau style of the early 20th
century) and the other in the 14th century main University Hall.

Prague, being in the center of Europe (only 3-hour drive from Vienna
or Budapest or 4 hours from Berlin or Munich), is easily reachable by
car, bus or train from Central Europe, by cheap flights from the rest
of Europe, and by several direct flights from overseas. Czech Air
(CSA), the official carrier of the conference, a member of the Skyteam
alliance (with Delta, Continental, Northwest, Air France, Korean Air
and others), will offer a discount on its own direct flights from New
York and Singapore and destinations in Europe.

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