[Elsnet-list] ACL-HLT 2011 Student Session: first call for papers

Sasa Petrovic S.Petrovic at sms.ed.ac.uk
Wed Sep 22 17:48:49 CEST 2010

ACL/HLT 2011 Student Session
* June 19-24, 2011 *
* Portland, Oregon, USA *

** Submission deadline: January 28th, 2011 **

General Invitation for Submissions

The ACL Student Session provides a venue for student researchers  
investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language  
Processing to present their research, meet potential advisors, and  
receive feedback from the international research community.

The Student Session?s goal is to aid students at multiple stages of  
their education, though it is particularly well suited for those in  
their first years of graduate school or their final year of  
undergraduate training. Towards this goal, we invite papers in two  
separate categories.

    1. Thesis Proposals: This category is appropriate for experienced  
students who wish to get feedback on their proposal and strengthen  
their final work.
    2. Research Papers: Most appropriate for students new to academic  
conferences. Papers in this category can describe completed work, or  
work in progress with preliminary results.

We hope that the different types of submissions will promote greater  
interaction between students at different stages in their research.

Each accepted paper will be assigned an established researcher as a  
mentor, who will provide feedback on the work to the student at the  

Submission Requirements

Thesis Proposals may contain previously published work and must  
include specific research directions. Proposals may only have one  
author, who must be a student.

Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in  
progress and should clearly indicate directions for future research  
wherever appropriate. All authors of multi-author papers MUST be  
students. Papers submitted for this session are eligible only if they  
have not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available  
published proceedings. Students who have already presented at an  
ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop may not submit a ?research?  
paper to this session. They should instead submit their papers either  
to the main conference or to the ?thesis proposals? track. It must be  
indicated if a paper has been submitted to another conference or  

Submission Format

Both paper and proposal submissions to the Student Session should  
follow the standard two-column format of the ACL 2011 proceedings.  
Submissions should have no more than four(4) pages of content plus  
one(1) additional page for references. LaTex and Microsoft Word style  
files are available on the conference website under Information for  
Authors. Submissions must conform to the official ACL 2011 style  
guidelines and they must be submitted in PDF.

Important Dates

     * Submission deadline: January 28, 2011
     * Notification of acceptance: March 11, 2011
     * Camera-ready submission deadline: TBD
     * Conference dates: June 19-24, 2011 (The session will be held  
during the main conference)

Contact Information

studentsessionacl2011 at gmail.com

Program Committee

Student Co-Chairs

     * Sasa Petrovic, Edinburgh
     * Emily Pitler, University of Pennsylvania
     * Ethan Selfridge, OHSU

Faculty Advisors

     * Miles Osborne, Edinburgh
     * Thamar Solorio, University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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