[Elsnet-list] Journal of Natural Language Engineering - Call for special issue proposals 2010

Irina Temnikova i.temnikova2 at wlv.ac.uk
Fri Jul 9 19:16:54 CEST 2010

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Journal of Natural Language Engineering

Call for special issue proposals

The area of Natural Language Engineering is following the trend of many
other areas, becoming highly specialised with a number of
application-orientated and narrow-domain topics emerging or growing in
importance. These developments, often coincident with a lack of related
literature, necessitate and warrant the publication of specialised volumes
focusing on a specific topic of interest to the Natural Language
Processing (NLP) research community.

The Journal of Natural Language Engineering (NLE) invites proposals for
special issues on a competitive basis on any topics about applied NLP
which have emerged as important developments in Natural Language
Engineering and which have attracted the attention of a number of
researchers or research groups. After the Calls for Proposals for special
issues in 2006 and 2008 (the 2006 call has already resulted in two very
high quality special issues, the accepted proposals from 2008 are in press/
nearing completion), we are pleased to announce another such call this year.
Topics could cover a variety of NLP methods, tasks and resources as well
as NLP-related applications but should focus on the practical implications
of operation on the large scale. Topics covering NLP methods, tasks and
resources could include but are not limited to POS tagging, parsing,
semantic role labelling, word sense disambiguation, anaphora and
coreference resolution, named entity recognition, natural language
generation, speech recognition, speech synthesis, multimodal processing,
statistical methods in Natural Language Engineering, machine learning,
evaluation methodologies, corpora and ontologies. Topics covering NLP
applications could include but are not limited to machine translation,
translation memory and translation tools, summarisation, information
retrieval, information extraction, question answering, text and web
mining, opinion mining and NLP for biomedical texts.

Calls for special issue proposals may be based on a successful workshop or
a body of work associated with a particular group or section of the
community. In all cases, however, the reviewing process of the accepted
proposals will be rigorous and all submissions must be reviewed by at
least 3 members of the Guest Editorial Board or other suitable reviewers
agreed on by the NLE Editors. In the case of papers previously submitted to
workshops, the Guest Editors will not be able to re-use previous workshop

In addition, the call for papers of the accepted proposals must be open to
all interested parties and all authors will be given equal treatment; in
the case of proposals based on previous workshops, submissions cannot
be limited to workshop participants only.

Interested editors have the option of preliminary feedback by emailing
expressions of interest accompanied by a brief description of the intended
special issue to the Executive Editor (R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk, with cc
to jnle at wlv.ac.uk). He will give a brief indication of whether the topic
is appropriate to Natural Language Engineering.

In the case of initial positive feedback, the prospective Guest Editors
will be asked to submit a proposal for a special issue which will be
reviewed by the Editors of the journal and by other members of the
Journal Editorial Board. At least one proposal will be selected on a
competitive basis for each call with the envisaged publication date for
the successful proposal(s) from this call on or after January 2011.

The proposal for a special issue should include a brief outline of the
field and rationale as to why it is important to launch a special issue on
the particular topic of interest. It should include a relevant literature
survey (related previous special issues, volumes, workshop and conference
proceedings) and should explain the added value of the proposed special
issue against the background of other relevant or competing publications
and volumes (if applicable). It is desirable that a rough estimate of 

submissions to the special issue be provided. The proposals
should also include a tentative Guest Editorial Board (it is desirable
that one of the members of the Guest Editorial Board be a member of the
journal Editorial Board), tentative time-scale for the production of the
special issue and information about the prospective Guest Editors
(relevant experience, publications etc.).


- Deadline for submission of special issue proposals:

30 August 2010

(proposals to be emailed to jnle at wlv.ac.uk)

- Notification of acceptance/rejection:

30 September 2010

- Final version of the successful proposal(s) and call for papers:

15 October 2010

Irina Temnikova

PhD Student in Computational Linguistics
Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Natural Language Engineering

Research Group in Computational Linguistics
Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
University of Wolverhampton
Stafford St.
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
Telephone  + 44 1902 321629
Fax +44 1902 323543
Email: i.temnikova2 at wlv.ac.uk

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