[Elsnet-list] Final Call for Tutorial Proposals EACL 2009

Emiel Krahmer e.j.krahmer at uvt.nl
Sat Nov 8 08:45:06 CET 2008


-- apologies for multiple postings --

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 12th Conference   
of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational   
Linguistics (EACL 2009), to be held in Athens, Greece, from March 30   
to April 3, 2009. The selected tutorials will be given on the Monday   
and Tuesday preceeding the main conference (March 30 and 31).

Proposals for tutorials on all topics of natural language processing,  
speech processing and information retrieval are sought. We  
particularly welcome (1) tutorials which cover advances in newly  
emerging areas not previously covered in an (E)ACL related tutorial,   
or (2) tutorials which provide introductions into related fields  
which  are potentially relevant for the CL community (e.g.  
bioinformatics,  human language processing, emerging machine learning  

The remuneration for tutorials will be computed as follows:
• €484 for up to 20 people
• plus €23 per person for registrants 21 to 50
• plus €16 per person for registrants greater than 50

The minimum remuneration will be €484 or the cost of one economy  
airline ticket to the conference, whichever is higher. As has been ACL  
policy, the remuneration is per tutorial, not per presenter; multiple  
presenters will split the proceeds, the default assumption being an  
even split.

These figures are euro conversions to the nearest euro of dollar  
amounts quoted in


Proposals for tutorials should contain:

1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its  
relevance to the ACL community (not more than 2 pages).

2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the  
tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (including  
a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are  
available as well.

3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of  
the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their  
research interests and areas of expertise.

4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the  
same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an  
estimate of the audience size.

5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g.  
internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text  
no later than November 25th, 2008 to E.J.Krahmer "at" uvt.nl

The subject line should be: "EACL 2009 TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".

Please note that only proposals submitted by e-mail will be taken into  


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by December 3rd, 2008, and  
must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the   
conference registration material by January 13th, 2009. The  
description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be  
included in email announcements and published on the conference web
site, and a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings   
(detailed instructions to follow). Tutorial speakers must provide  
tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as  
well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by   
February 2nd, 2009.


Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: November 25th, 2008
Notification of acceptance: December 3rd, 2008
Tutorial descriptions due: January 13th, 2009
Tutorial course material due: February 2nd, 2009
Tutorial dates: March 30-31, 2009


Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, NL
David Weir, University of Sussex, UK

Please send inquiries concerning EACL 2009 tutorials to e.j.krahmer  
"at" uvt.nl or d.j.weir "at" sussex.ac.uk
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