[Elsnet-list] Reminder: NAACL HLT 2009 Student Research Workshop

Diana Inkpen diana at site.uottawa.ca
Thu Jan 1 10:01:35 CET 2009

Reminder: NAACL HLT 2009 Student Research Workshop
Submission deadline: January 4, 2009


Paper Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Unless otherwise stated, all submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST
on the specified day.

1. General Invitation for Submissions

The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at ACL
conferences. The workshop provides a venue for student researchers
investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language
Processing to present their work and receive feedback from a general
audience as well as from panelists. The panelists are experienced
researchers who will prepare in-depth comments and questions in
advance of the presentation.

We would like to invite student researchers to submit their work to
the workshop. Since this workshop is an excellent opportunity to ask
for suggestions, to receive useful feedback and to run your ideas by
an international audience of researchers, the emphasis of the workshop
will be on work in progress. The research being presented can come
from any topic area within computational linguistics and is understood
to be applied to speech and/or text. A list of topic areas is provided
in the Call for Papers for the NAACL HLT 2009 Conference available at:


2. Submission Requirements

The emphasis of the workshop is original and unpublished research.
The papers should describe original work in progress. Students who
have settled on their thesis direction but still have significant
research left to do are particularly encouraged to submit their

Since the main purpose of presenting at the workshop is to exchange
ideas with other researchers and to receive helpful feedback for
further development of the work, papers should clearly indicate
directions for future research wherever appropriate.  Multi-authored
papers are acceptable if the first author of the paper is a student,
and the paper will be presented by a student author at the workshop.
Papers submitted for this workshop are eligible only if they have not
been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
proceedings. Students who have already presented at an ACL/EACL/NAACL
Student Research Workshop may not submit to this workshop. They should
submit their papers to the main conference instead. It must be
indicated if a paper has been submitted to another conference or

3. Submission Procedure

Submission will be electronic using the paper submission web page


Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and
should not exceed six (6) pages, including references. We strongly
recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style
files tailored for this year's conference. These files are available


A description of the format is available there in case you are unable
to use these style files directly. All submissions must be electronic:
please use the submission website above to submit your paper.

4. Reviewing Procedure

Reviewing of papers submitted to the Student Workshop will be managed
by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs, with the assistance of 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. Note that
reviewing of papers will be double-blind; therefore, please make sure
your paper shows the title, but no author information. You should
likewise not have any self identifying references anywhere in the
paper submitted for review. For example, rather than this: ''We showed
previously (Smith, 2001), ...'', use citations such as: ''Smith (2001)
previously showed ...''.

5. Schedule

The papers must be submitted no later than 11:59 EST, January 4th,
2008. No papers received after this deadline will be accepted.
Acknowledgment will be emailed soon after receipt. Notification of
acceptance will be sent to authors (by email) on February 23rd,
2009. Detailed formatting guidelines for the preparation of the final
camera-ready copy will be provided to authors with their acceptance

Important Dates:

Papers due: Jan 4, 2008
Notification of acceptance: Feb 23, 2009
Camera ready papers due: Mar 31, 2009
Conference date: May 31-June 5, 2009
(The Student Research Workshop will be held during the NAACL HLT 2009

6. Contact Information

If you need to contact the Co-Chairs of the Student Workshop, please
use: cprose at cs.cmu.edu

An e-mail sent to this address will be forwarded to all Co-Chairs.

Carolyn Rose (Faculty Advisor) 
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Anoop Sarkar (Faculty Advisor) 
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Svetlana Stenchikova (Speech Co-Chair) 
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA

Ulrich Germann (NLP Co-Chair) 
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Chirag Shah (Information Retrieval Co-Chair) 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA



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