[Elsnet-list] SIGMORPHON: 11th workshop on computational morphology and phonology

Lynne Cahill lynneca at sussex.ac.uk
Tue Apr 13 12:55:06 CEST 2010

Apologies for cross-posting

Please find below the call for papers for the 11th SIGMORPHON workshop. 
We are very keen to get theoretical as well as computational 
phonologists and morphologists involved, so please consider submitting a 


Call for Papers

                   ACL 2010
               Uppsala, Sweden
                   July 15

               Eleventh Meeting of the
              ACL Special Interest Group
             in Computational Morphology,
               Phonology and Phonetics

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested 
in applying computational techniques to problems in morphology, 
phonology, and phonetics.  Papers will be on substantial, original, and 
unpublished research on these topics, potentially including strong work 
in progress.  Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to) the 
following as they relate to the areas of the workshop:

* Unsupervised, semi-supervised or machine learning of linguistic
* New formalisms, computational treatments, or probabilistic models
  of existing linguistic formalisms
* Models of psycholinguistic, experimental results
* Models of historical sound change
* Morpheme identification and word segmentation
* Finite-state methods
* Corpus linguistics
* Machine transliteration and back-transliteration
* Speech technologies relating to phonetics or phonology
* Speech science (both production and comprehension)
* Analysis or exploitation of multilingual, multi-dialectal, or
  diachronic data
* Integration of morphology, phonology, or phonetics with other NLP
* Tools and resources

One of the missions of SIGMORPHON is to encourage interaction between 
work in computational linguistics and work in theoretical phonetics, 
phonology and morphology, and to ensure that each of these fields 
profits from the interaction. Our recent meetings have been successful 
in this regard, and we hope to see this continue in 2010.  Many 
mainstream linguists studying phonetics, phonology and morphology are 
employing computational tools and models that are of considerable 
interest to computational linguists. Similarly, models and tools 
developed by and for computational linguists may be of interest to 
theoretical linguists working in these areas.  This workshop provides a 
forum for these researchers to interact and become exposed to each 
others' ideas and research.

This workshop will be the eleventh meeting of SIGMORPHON (formerly 
called SIGPHON). We will hold a full-day workshop consisting of 
approximately 12 half-hour presentations.

The workshop will be held on July 15, immediately after the ACL 2010 
meetings at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden.

The workshop website is: http://phonology.cogsci.udel.edu/sigmorphon2010/

Important Dates

* Submission Deadline: April 25, 2010, 23:59 EDT
* Notification: May 19, 2010
* Camera-ready deadline: June 2, 2010
* Workshop: July 15 or 16, 2010

Paper Submission
Content: Papers should be original, topical, and clear. Completed work 
is preferable to intended work, but in any event the paper should 
clearly indicate the state of completion of the reported results. 
Authors are encouraged to study the actual form used by reviewers 
(http://phonology.cogsci.udel.edu/sigmorphon2010/review-form.html) to 
assess papers.

Submission Format: The only accepted format for submitted papers is 
Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL 
proceedings, and should not exceed eight (8) pages. One additional page 
is allowed for the References section.  Thus, your PDF file may be 9 
pages. However, all material other than the bibliography must fall 
within the first 8 pages!  We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX 
style files or Microsoft Word document template that are available on 
the ACL conference web site (http://acl2010.org/authors.html).  We 
reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these 
styles, including font size restrictions.

Anonymous Review: Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, 
the paper must not include the 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 (1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do 
not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Conflicts of Interest: Authors should mark on the submission page any 
program committee member with whom they have a conflict of interest, 
such as a recent collaborator, a recent colleague at the same 
institution, or a close personal friend.

Double Submitting: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other 
meetings or publications must provide this information on the START 
online submission page. Papers may not be submitted to SIGMORPHON 2010 
if they are currently or will be submitted to other meetings or 
publications and that other meeting or publication prohibits multiple 
submission. If SIGMORPHON 2010 accepts a paper, authors must notify the 
program chairs *immediately* indicating which meeting they choose for 
presentation of their work. SIGMORPHON 2010 cannot accept for 
publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published 

Submission Procedure: Authors must submit papers online here:

The submission deadline is Sunday April 25, 2010 23:59 EDT. Papers
submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.


Jeffrey Heinz (University of Delaware)
Lynne Cahill (University of Brighton)
Richard Wicentowski (Swarthmore College)

Program Committee

This year's program committee consists of the following individuals:

* Adam Albright, MIT
* Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University
* Mark Ellison, University of Western Australia
* Sharon Goldwater, University of Edinburgh
* Grzegorz Kondrak, University of Alberta
* Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helskinki
* Karen Livescu, Toyota Technological Institute and University of
* Mike Maxwell, University of Maryland
* Jason Riggle, University of Chicago
* Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa

The program chairs may invite additional reviewers as necessary to 
obtain relevant expertise and avoid conflicts of interest.

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