[Elsnet-list] ACL 2013: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Anna Korhonen alk23 at cam.ac.uk
Sat Nov 24 21:49:01 CET 2012

ACL 2013: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 51th Annual
Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013).
The main conference is to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on August 5-7,
2013. The tutorials are scheduled for Sunday, August 4.

ACL 2013 seeks proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational
linguistics, broadly conceived to include areas such as cognitive
modelling of language processing and psycholinguistics, dialogue and
interactive systems, discourse, coreference and pragmatics, text
mining and information extraction, information retrieval and question
answering, language resources, lexical semantics and ontologies,
machine translation, multilinguality, NLP applications NLP for social
media, semantic processing, sentiment analysis, opinion mining, text
classification, spoken language processing, summarization and
generation, syntax and parsing, tagging and chunking, word
segmentation, and evaluation methods.  Especially encouraged are
tutorials that educate the community about advancements in
cross-disciplinary areas such as machine learning, knowledge mining,
and legal applications.

Information on the payment for tutorial instructors can be found in
the ACL Tutorial Teacher Payment Policy. Please note: Remuneration for
Tutorial presenters is fixed according to the above policy and does
not cover registration fees for the main conference.


Proposals for tutorials should contain:

 1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its
relevance to the ACL community (not more than 2 pages).

 2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the
tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (including
a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are
available as well.

 3. The names, affiliations and email addresses of the tutorial
instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research
interests and areas of expertise.

 4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the
same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an
estimate of the audience size.

 5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment
(e.g., internet access).

Submission is electronic, using the softconf submission software (URL
to be announced in subsequent versions of this call).  The submission
deadline is Wednesday, 6 March 2013.


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by Wednesday, April 3,
2013, and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion
in the conference registration material by Wednesday, May 15,
2013. The description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that
can be included in email announcements and published on the conference
website, and a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings
(detailed instructions will be given). Tutorial speakers must provide
tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as
well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by
June 7, 2013.


  * Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: March 6, 2013
  * Notification of acceptance: April 3, 2013
  * Tutorial descriptions due: May 15, 2013
  * Tutorial course material due: June 7, 2013
  * Tutorial date: August 4, 2013


  * Johan Bos, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  * Keith Hall, Google

Please send inquiries concerning ACL 2013 tutorials to johan dot bos
at rug anotherdot nl.
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