[Elsnet-list] Final CFP NAACL-HLT 2012 Student Research Workshop and Doctoral Consortium

Smaranda Muresan smuresan at rci.rutgers.edu
Wed Jan 18 17:15:00 CET 2012

NAACL 2012 Student Research Workshop and Doctoral Consortium Call for  

1. General Invitation for Submissions

The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at NAACL  
conferences. The workshop provides a venue for student researchers  
investigating topics in computational linguistics and natural language  
processing to present their work and receive feedback from a general  
audience as well as from assigned mentors. The mentors are experienced  
researchers who will prepare in-depth comments and questions in  
advance of the presentation. Each accepted paper will be assigned an  
established researcher as a mentor, who will provide feedback on the  
work to the student at the conference.

The goal of the workshop is to aid students at all stages of their  
education. To that end, we invite papers in two separate categories:

1. Thesis Proposals: This category is appropriate for advanced  
students who have decided on a thesis topic and wish to get feedback  
on their proposal and broader ideas for their continuing work.

2. Research Papers: Papers in this category can describe completed  
work or work in progress with preliminary results.

We invite the submission of both full (6 pages) and short (4 pages)  
papers. The short paper format is appropriate for a small, focused  
contribution, interesting application nuggets, or a negative result.  
All papers will be presented at a poster session concurrent with the  
main poster session.

2. Submission Requirements

Thesis Proposals may contain previously published work and must  
include specific research directions. They may also be in the style of  
a position paper that surveys and critiques existing literature, but  
must suggest future research directions. Proposals may only have one  
author, who must be a student.

Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in  
progress. Since the main purpose of presenting at the workshop is to  
exchange ideas with other researchers and to receive helpful feedback  
for further development of the work, papers should clearly indicate  
directions for future research wherever appropriate. The first author  
of multi-author papers must be a student, but additional co-authors  
need not be students.

Research Papers are eligible for this workshop 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 to this track as a first  
author. These students should instead submit to the main conference or  
to the Thesis Proposal track.

3. Submission Procedure

Submission will be electronic using the paper submission web page below:


Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and  
should not exceed six pages (four for short papers), including  
references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or  
Microsoft Word style files tailored for this year's conference. These  
files are available at:


A description of the format is available there in case you are unable  
to use these style files directly. All submissions must be electronic:  
please use the submission website above to submit your paper.

4. Reviewing Procedure

The reviewing of papers will be double-blind, so please make sure your  
paper shows the title, but no author information. You should likewise  
not have any self identifying references anywhere in the paper  
submitted for review. For example, rather than this: ''We showed  
previously (Smith, 2001), ...'', use citations such as: ''Smith (2001)  
previously showed ...''.

5. Schedule

The papers must be submitted no later than 11:59 PST, February 6,  
2012. No papers received after this deadline will be accepted.  
Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by email) on March  
26, 2012. Detailed formatting guidelines for the preparation of the  
final camera-ready copy will be provided to authors with their  
acceptance notice.

Important Dates:

●      Papers due: February 6, 2012

●      Notification of acceptance: March 26, 2012

●      Camera ready papers due: April 13, 2012

●      Conference date: June 3-8, 2012

The Student Research Workshop will be held during the NAACL HLT 2012  

6. Contact Information

The co-chairs of the Student Research Workshop can be contacted by  
email at: naaclsrw2012 at gmail.com

Roger Levy (Faculty Advisor)

University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Ani Nenkova (Faculty Advisor)

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Rivka Levitan (Co-chair)

Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

Myle Ott (Co-chair)

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

Smaranda Muresan
Assistant Professor
Library and Information Science Department
School of Communication and Information
Rutgers University
4 Hungtington St
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
smuresan at rci.rutgers.edu

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