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

Koenraad De Smedt desmedt at uib.no
Mon Jan 4 09:52:49 CET 2010

ACL 2010: 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

Mentoring service

ACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from regions
of the world where English is less emphasized as a 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 Mentoring Service Chairs Bjšrn GambŠck (SICS, Sweden and NTNU, Norway)
and Diana McCarthy (Lexical Computing Ltd., UK), who will organize this
service for ACL 2010. If you would like to take advantage of the service
for a submission to the demonstration session, please upload your paper
in PDF format by 8th January, 2010 using the paper submission software
for the mentoring service available at:


An appropriate mentor will be assigned to your paper and the mentor will
get back to you by February 8th which is 2 weeks before the deadline for
the submission to the ACL 2010 demo 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 the technical content of their papers.

Questions about the mentoring service should be referred to
  mentoring at acl2010.org

System Demonstrations Chair
  Sandra Kübler, demos at acl2010.org 

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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