[Elsnet-list] ACL 2010: FINAL Call for System Demonstrations

Koenraad De Smedt desmedt at uib.no
Tue Feb 2 16:41:26 CET 2010

ACL 2010: FINAL Call for System Demonstrations

July 11 -- 16
Uppsala, Sweden

Submission deadline:  February 22, 2010

Invitation for Submissions

The ACL 2010 System Demonstration Program Committee invites proposals for the Demonstrations Program. We encourage both the submission of early research prototypes and interesting mature systems.

PLEASE NOTE: Commercial sales and marketing activities are not appropriate in the Demonstrations Program, and should be arranged as part of the Exhibit Program.

Areas of interest include all topics related to theoretical and applied computational linguistics, such as (but not limited to) the topics listed for the conference paper submission:


The systems may be of the following kinds:

    *  Natural Language Processing systems or system components
    *  Application systems using language technology components
    *  Software tools for computational linguistics research
    *  Software for demonstration or evaluation
    *  Development tools

We would like to strongly encourage demonstrations of industrial systems as long as they prove technologically innovative given the current state of the art of theory and applied research in computational linguistics.

Each demo will be complemented by a poster at the conference and will be allocated 6 pages in the conference proceedings.

Developers should outline the design of their system and provide sufficient details to allow the evaluation of its validity, quality, and relevance to computational linguistics. Pointers to web sites running a demo preview will also be helpful.

Demo submissions should also clearly indicate if any computer equipment is expected to be provided by the local organizer. If so, please specify desired hardware platform, hard disk and memory capacity, operating system and other software needed in order to run the demo.

Submission Information

Submissions may consist of 6 pages (including references) and should follow the guidelines for authors of the main conference track, which will be available on the conference website. All submissions must conform to the official ACL 2010 style guidelines to be announced on the conference website. 

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.
The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2010 (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time). Submission will be electronic in PDF format through the START system at: 


Important Dates

Feb 22, 2010 Paper submissions due (submission deadline is 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time)
April 20, 2010 Notification of acceptance
May 16, 2010 Camera-ready copy due
July 11-16, 2010 - ACL 2010

Program Committee

Thorsten Brants (Google, USA)
Sabine Buchholz (Toshiba Research Europe, U.K.)
Thierry Declerck (DFKI, Germany)
Paul Davis (Motorola, USA)
Julia Hockenmaier (University of Illinois, USA)
Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Preslav Nakov (National University of Singapore)
Nicolas Nicolov (JD Power and Associates, USA)
Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Antal van den Bosch (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

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