[Elsnet-list] Final CFP for ACL2010

Koenraad De Smedt desmedt at uib.no
Wed Jan 20 09:57:27 CET 2010

 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
                       July 11-16, 2010
                       Uppsala, Sweden

* * * Paper Submission Deadline: February 15, 2010 * * *

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
(ACL) is the flagship conference for research on language and
computation. The 48th Annual Meeting of the ACL (ACL 2010) seeks
submission of papers on original and unpublished research in all areas
of computational linguistics, broadly conceived to include areas such
as psycholinguistics, speech, information retrieval, multimodal
language processing, and language issues in emerging domains such as
bioinformatics. In addition, we want to stress that both theoretical,
as well as practical and empirical papers, are sought for the

ACL 2010 has the goal of a broad technical program. Thus, ACL 2010
invites papers in the following categories:
   Research papers 
     - theoretical computational linguistics
     - empirical/data-driven approaches
     - paradigms/techniques/strategies
     - analysis papers
     - resources and evaluation
     - applications/systems
     - negative result (report of a sensible experiment or approach
                        that failed to achieve the desired results)
   Survey papers (new emerging area, field relevant to computational
                  linguistics, etc.)
   Position papers (we are particularly soliciting papers co-authored
                    by two individuals with opposing positions, though
                    single-authored papers are welcome)
   Challenge papers (a challenge to the field in terms of setting out
                     a goal for the next 5/10/20 years)

The above categories include types of papers that have not typically
been part of the ACL conference program. Since the appropriate
criteria for evaluating papers is not identical for the above
categories (and subcategories), ACL 2010 will use a different review
form for each category of paper, with the review form tailored to the
type of submission. For example, the review criteria for an
applications/systems research paper will include whether a substantive
evaluation or user experiments are reported, whereas the review form
for a theoretical computational linguistics research paper will
include a different set of review criteria. The review forms are
available on the conference web site. At the time of submission,
authors will be asked to designate the category under which they
believe that their paper should be evaluated. However, the program
committee chairs reserve the right to change the selected category if
they feel that the submission falls into a different category of

If you are unsure about whether your submission is appropriate for ACL
2010 please email the program chairs at program at acl2010.org.

The submission deadlines for long and for short papers are identical.
Long papers are appropriate for:
1) reporting substantial, completed, and previously unpublished research;
2) presenting a survey of a subfield that would be of interest to 
   computational linguists;
3) a two-author position paper in which the co-authors take
   opposing positions.
Short papers typically constitute more focused contributions. Thus 
they are appropriate for:
1) reporting smaller experiments;
2) describing work-in-progress;
3) single-author position papers; 
4) challenge papers;
5) descriptions of new language resources or evaluation methodologies
   (although these could be long papers);
6) presenting negative results.

Long papers will be allocated 8 pages of content in the conference
proceedings, and short papers will be allocated 4 pages of
content. Both long and short papers may have any number of pages
consisting solely of references. Long papers will generally be
presented as 20-minute talks plus questions (although authors will be
given the option of instead selecting a poster presentation or a
10-minute oral presentation followed by a poster); short papers will
be presented either as a poster or as a 10-minute talk followed by a
poster session. There will be no distinction in the conference
proceedings between papers that are assigned different presentation
modes (such as oral versus poster).

Feb 8, 2010     Abstract submission, both long and short papers
       		(not mandatory)
Feb 15, 2010    Paper submissions due, both long and short papers
                (submission deadline is 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8))
April 20, 2010  Notification of acceptance
May 16, 2010    Camera-ready copy due
July 11-16, 2010 - ACL 2010

Topics include, but are not limited to:
* Discourse, dialogue, and pragmatics
* Grammar engineering
* Information extraction
* Information retrieval
* Knowledge acquisition
* Large scale language processing
* Language generation
* Language processing in domains such as bioinformatics, legal, medical, etc.
* Language resources, evaluation methods and metrics, science of annotation
* Lexical/ontological/formal semantics
* Machine translation
* Mathematical linguistics, grammatical formalisms
* Mining from textual and spoken language data
* Multilingual language processing
* Multimodal language processing (including speech, gestures, and other
                                  communication media)
* NLP applications and systems
* NLP on noisy unstructured text, such as emails, blogs, sms
* Phonology/morphology, tagging and chunking, word segmentation
* Psycholinguistics
* Question answering
* Semantic role labeling
* Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
* Spoken language processing
* Statistical and machine learning methods
* Summarization
* Syntax, parsing, grammar induction
* Text mining 
* Textual entailment and paraphrasing
* Topic and text classification
* Word sense disambiguation

The deadline for both long and short papers is 11:59 pm (Pacific
Standard Time (GMT-8)) February 15, 2010. Submission will be
electronic in PDF format through the submission website:

Long papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content (excluding
references), and short papers may consist of up to 4 pages of content
(excluding references). Both long and short papers may include any
additional number of pages consisting solely of references. Both long
and short paper submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL
2010 proceedings. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style
files or Microsoft Word Style files tailored for this year's
conference, which are available on the conference website. All
submissions must conform to the official ACL 2010 style guidelines 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.

Papers cannot be submitted to ACL 2010 as both long and short papers
-- that is, short paper submissions must not be shortened versions of
submitted long papers that present the same work. ACL 2010 will not
accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been)
published at other meetings or in other publications. However, papers
that have been or will be submitted elsewhere may be submitted to ACL
2010 provided that this fact is stated at the time of submission. If
the paper is accepted by both ACL 2010 and another meeting or
publication, it must be withdrawn from one of them; furthermore, its
authors must notify the program chairs, within two days of receiving
the ACL acceptance notification, indicating which meeting or
publication they choose for presentation of their work.

   Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, USA
   Stephen Clark, University of Cambridge, UK

   Tim Baldwin       (University of Melbourne)    
   Phil Blunsom      (University of Oxford)  
   Kalina Bontcheva  (University of Sheffield) 
   Johan Bos         (University of Rome) 
   Claire Cardie     (Cornell University) 
   Walter Daelemanns (University of Antwerp)
   Rob Gaizauskas    (University of Sheffield)    
   Keith Hall        (Google Research) 
   Julia Hirschberg  (Columbia University) 
   Nancy Ide         (Vassar College) 
   Michael Johnston  (AT&T) 
   Roger Levy        (University of California San Diego) 
   Hang Li           (Microsoft Research Asia)      
   Chin-Yew Lin      (Microsoft Research Asia)
   Yusuke Miyao      (University of Tokyo)
   Roberto Navigli   (University of Rome) 
   Ani Nenkova       (University of Pennsylvania) 
   Jon Oberlander    (University of Edinburgh)    
   Chris Quirk       (Microsoft Research)
   Stuart Shieber    (Harvard University) 
   Khalil Sima'an    (University of Amsterdam)
   Richard Sproat    (Oregon Health and Science University)
   Matthew Stone     (Rutgers University)    
   Jun'ichi Tsujii   (University of Tokyo and University of Manchester) 
   Bonnie Webber     (University of Edinburgh)    
   Theresa Wilson    (University of Edinburgh)

   ChengXiang Zhai   (University of Illinois) 

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