[Elsnet-list] Call for Demonstrations: NoDaLiDa 2013 (Oslo, Norway)

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Thu Mar 7 20:48:20 CET 2013

[with apologies for cross-posting]

  19th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa)

             Wednesday, May 22, to Friday, May 24, 2013
                     University of Oslo, Norway



The Northern European Association for Language Technology (NEALT)
invites proposals for demonstrations at its bi-annual conference on
human language and speech technologies: NoDaLiDa 2013 will be held
between May 22 and May 24, 2013, on the campus of the University of
Oslo (Norway).  Please mark your calendars.


As part of the main conference, there will be three invited keynotes:

+ Ron Kaplan, Nuance Communications and Stanford University, USA
+ Caroline Sporleder, University of Trier, Germany
+ Anders Søgaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Preceding the main conference, on Wednesday, May 22, there will be five
topical workshops:

+ Second Workshop on NLP for Computer-Assisted Language Learning
+ Workshop on Computational Historical Linguistics
+ Workshop on Human Language Technology and Language Changes
+ Workshop on Lexical Semantic Resources for NLP
+ Workshop on Nordic Language Research Infrastructure
+ Workshop on Human Language Technology and Language Changes

Please see the conference web site for information on registration fees
and choices of accomodation (of which some are comparatively economic):


Early registration at reduced fees opens next week.  At the same time,
the list of scientific papers accepted for the main conference will be
posted at the above web site.


NoDaLiDa addresses /all/ aspects of speech recognition and synthesis,
natural language processing, and computational linguistics—including
work in closely related neighbouring disciplines (such as, for example,
linguistics or psychology) that is sufficiently formalized or applied
to bear relevance to speech and language technologies.

We invite submissions for software or resource demonstrations, e.g. of
systems, interfaces, infrastructures, data collections, or annotations.
Demonstration submissions should outline the nature and scope of what
will be demonstrated, including sufficient detail to allow evaluation
of its validity, quality, and relevance to the NoDaLiDa community and
topics of interest (see above).

Demonstration papers accepted for presentation at the conference will
be included in the NoDaLiDa 2013 proceedings, published as part of the
NEALT Proceedings Series by Linköping University Electronic Press.  As
part of the main conference, demonstrations will be presented parallel
to the poster session(s), where each demonstration will have available
(at least) a table and large screen, as well as space for an overview
poster.  In case there are technical needs beyond power and (wireless)
network access, these must be specified as part of the submission.


+ Monday, April 8, 2013: Submission of Papers
+ Monday, April 22, 2013: Notification of Acceptance
+ Monday, April 27, 2013: Camera-Ready Manuscripts
+ Wednesday, May 22, 2013: Pre-Conference Workshops
+ Thursday & Friday, May 23 & 24, 2013: Main Conference


All submissions must follow the NoDaLiDa 2013 style files, which are
available for LaTeX (preferred), Libre Office, or MS Word and can be
retrieved from the following address:


Submissions for demonstrations need not be anonymous.  Demonstration
papers must be submitted digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through the
on-line conference system.  Paper submissions that violate the format
requirements will be returned without review.

Demonstration papers can be up to five pages long, including the title
page but excluding any additional pages with bibliographic references.
Please observe that NoDaLiDa 2013 adapts a single-column, smaller page
format, optimized for on-screen reading.


Submissions to the conference must be uploaded electronically, obeying
the above requirements and no later than (end of day, world-wide):

+ Monday, April 8, 2013.

NoDaLiDa 2013 utilizes the EasyChair conference management system for
submission, reviewing, and preparation of proceedings.  Submission for
the conference is now open at:



Reviewing of submissions and selection of the conference programme will
be managed by the NoDaLiDa 2013 Programme Committee.  Submissions will
be reviewed by (at least) two members of the programme committee or by
other experts in the field.

+ Lars Ahrenberg, Linköping University, Sweden
+ Heiki-Jaan Kaalep, University of Tartu, Estonia
+ Mikko Kurimo, Aalto University, Finland
+ Stephan Oepen (Programme Chair), University of Oslo, Norway
+ Eva Pettersson, Uppsala University, Sweden
+ Bolette Sandford Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
+ Victoria Rosén, University of Bergen, Norway

To inquire about the submission and reviewing process or generally the
scientific programme of the conference, please email ‘oe at ifi.uio.no’.


The NoDaLiDa 2013 Organizing Committee is comprised of staff from the
Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) and from the
Department of Informatics (IFI) at the University of Oslo, Norway:

+ Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld, ILN
+ Kristin Hagen, ILN
+ Janne Bondi Johannessen (Organizing Chair), ILN
+ Anders Nøklestad, ILN
+ Erik Velldal, IFI
+ Lilja Øvrelid, IFI

For all practical inquiries, please email ‘j.b.johannessen at iln.uio.no’.

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