[Elsnet-list] SIGMORPHON2012: Second Call for Papers

Lynne Cahill lynneca at sussex.ac.uk
Wed Mar 7 13:08:32 CET 2012

Apologies for multiple postings

      SIGMORPHON2012 Second Call for Papers

                   NAACL 2012
                Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                    June 7th

         Twelfth Meeting of the
       ACL Special Interest Group
      in Computational Morphology,
        Phonology and Phonetics

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested 
in applying computational techniques to problems in morphology, 
phonology, and phonetics. Work that addresses orthographic  issues are 
also welcome. Papers will be on substantial, original, and unpublished 
research on these topics, potentially including strong work in 
progress.  Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to) the 
following as they relate to the areas of the workshop:

* New formalisms, computational treatments, or probabilistic models of 
existing   linguistic formalisms
* Unsupervised, semi-supervised or machine learning of linguistic knowledge
* Models of psycholinguistic experiments
* Morpheme identification and word segmentation
* Algorithms, including finite-state methods
* Corpus linguistics
* Machine transliteration and back-transliteration
* Speech technologies relating to phonetics or phonology
* Speech science (both production and comprehension)
* Analysis or exploitation of multilingual, multi-dialectal, or 
diachronic data
* Instructional technologies for second-language learners
* Integration of morphology, phonology, or phonetics with other NLP tasks
* Tools and resources
* Approaches to orthographic variation

One of the missions of SIGMORPHON is to encourage interaction between 
work in computational linguistics and work in theoretical phonetics, 
phonology and morphology, and to ensure that each of these fields 
profits from the interaction. Our recent meetings have been successful 
in this regard, and we hope to see this continue in 2012.  Many 
mainstream linguists studying phonetics, phonology and morphology are 
employing computational tools and models that are of considerable 
interest to computational linguists. Similarly, models and tools 
developed by and for computational linguists may be of interest to 
theoretical linguists working in these areas.  This workshop provides a 
forum for these researchers to interact and become exposed to each 
others' ideas and research.

This workshop will be the twelfth meeting of SIGMORPHON (formerly called 
SIGPHON). We will hold a full-day workshop consisting of approximately 
12 half-hour presentations.

The workshop will be held on June 7th, immediately after the NAACL 2012 
meeting at Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada.

The workshop website is: 

The organisers can be contacted at sigmorphon2012 at nltg.org.uk.

Important Dates

* Submission Deadline: March 26th, 2012, 23:59 EDT
* Notification: April 23rd, 2012
* Camera-ready deadline: May 4th, 2012
* Workshop: June 7th, 2012

Paper Submission
Content: Papers should be original, topical, and clear. Completed work 
is preferable to intended work, but in any event the paper should 
clearly indicate the state of completion of the reported results. 
Authors are encouraged to study the actual form used by reviewers 
(http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/research/sigmorphon2012/review-form.html) to 
assess papers.

Submission Format: The only accepted format for submitted papers is 
Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL 
proceedings, and should not exceed eight (8) pages. One additional page 
is allowed for the References section.  Thus, your PDF file may be 9 
pages. However, all material other than the bibliography must fall 
within the first 8 pages!  We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX 
style files or Microsoft Word document template that are available on 
the ACL conference web site 
(http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/conference/conference.php).  We reserve the 
right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, 
including font size restrictions.

Anonymous Review: 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.

Conflicts of Interest: Authors should mark on the submission page any 
program committee member with whom they have a conflict of interest, 
such as a recent collaborator, a recent colleague at the same 
institution, or a close personal friend.

Double Submitting: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other 
meetings or publications must provide this information on the START 
online submission page. Papers may not be submitted to SIGMORPHON 2012 
if they are currently or will be submitted to other meetings or 
publications and that other meeting or publication prohibits multiple 
submission. If SIGMORPHON 2012 accepts a paper, authors must notify the 
program chairs *immediately* indicating which meeting they choose for 
presentation of their work. SIGMORPHON 2012 cannot accept for 
publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published 

Online submission is available at 

The submission deadline is Monday March 26th, 2012 23:59 EDT. Papers 
submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.


Lynne Cahill (University of Brighton)
Richard Wicentowski (Swarthmore College)
Adam Albright (MIT)

Program Committee

* Adam Albright, MIT (co-organizer)
* Lynne Cahill, University of Brighton (co-organizer)
* Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University
* Jeffrey Heinz, University of Delaware
* Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta
* Richard Wicentowski, Swarthmore University (co-organizer)
* Mark Ellison, University of Western Australia
* Sharon Goldwater, University of Edinburgh
* Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helskinki
* Karen Livescu, Toyota Technological Institute at University of Chicago
* Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa
* Roger Evans, University of Brighton
* Jon Herring, British Library
* William Idsardi, University of Maryland
* Greg Kobele, University of Chicago
* Katya Pertsova, University of North Carolina
* Mikko Kurimo, TKK Finland
* Gaja Jarosz, Yale University
* Giorgio Magri, IJN, ENS, France
* Jason Riggle, University of Chicago

The program chairs may invite additional reviewers as necessary to 
obtain relevant expertise and avoid conflicts of interest.

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