[Elsnet-list] First Call for Papers: EACL-2014 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Causality in Language

Oleksandr Kolomiyets oleksandr.kolomiyets at cs.kuleuven.be
Mon Nov 11 13:12:22 CET 2013


EACL-2014 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Causality in Language

26 April, 2014
Gothenburg, Sweden

https://sites.google.com/site/clangworkshop/


======================Call for papers======================

Causality is a research field with roots in philosophy, psychology, 
physics and application domains in medicine and knowledge engineering, 
which focuses on cause-effect, or causal, relations between two events 
or actions, in which one (the cause), causes the other (the effect). 
This valuable information can be used in a number of natural language 
processing applications such as question answering, text summarization, 
decision support etc. While encyclopedic knowledge can be manually 
encoded into causal relations, in many other domains, causality is not 
explicit and must be inferred from data.
The Workshop on Computational Approaches to Causality in Language will 
provide a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative research 
on all aspects of recognition, representation and the use of causal 
information and its processing in NLP-centered applications. The 
workshop encourages researchers to submit papers (long (6-pages) and 
short (4-pages)) that report on accomplished and ongoing work related, 
but not restricted, to the following topics:
- annotation of causal information in text;
- knowledge engineering with causalities;
- reasoning with causal relations;
- question answering with causal questions;
- social media and behavioral causality;
- resources for causal information;
- extracting causal relations in law and legal texts;
- extracting causal relations in clinical texts;
- causal relations in natural language discourse;
- causality for planning in natural text generation and interactive game 
design.

In addition, the workshop sets the goal of initiating a discussion on 
computational approaches of recognition of causal relations in text 
which will lead to a shared task in the scope of Semantic Evaluation 
Exercises (SemEval).


======================Submission Policy======================

The workshop follows the EACL-2014 submission policy. In short, long 
paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and 
unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis 
should be included. Short paper submissions must describe original and 
unpublished work. Characteristics of short papers include a small, 
focused contribution; work in progress; a negative result; an opinion 
piece; an interesting application nugget. As the reviewing will be 
blind, papers must not include authors' names and affiliations. 
Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity must be 
avoided. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be 
rejected without review. In addition, please do not post your 
submissions on the web until after the review process is complete, and 
please ensure that no author information is encoded in the 'properties' 
of your PDF file.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee 
members. Papers must follow the two-column format of EACL-2014 
(http://www.eacl2014.org/files/eacl-2014-styles.zip) and may consist of 
up to six (6) pages of content (for long papers) and four (4) pages (for 
short papers), plus two extra pages for references. Final versions 
should take into account reviewers' comments. Papers will be presented 
orally or as posters as determined by the program committee. Decisions 
on presentation format will be based on the nature rather than the 
quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings 
between long papers presented orally and as posters.

Papers must be submitted electronically as a PDF file by uploading onto 
the START system no later than January 23rd, 2014 (UTC-11).


======================IMPORTANT DATES======================

23 January 2014: Workshop Paper Due Date
20 February 2014: Notification of Acceptance
3 March 2014: Camera-ready papers due
26 April 2014: Workshop


======================Program Committee======================

Marie-Francine Moens, KU Leuven
Steven Bethard, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Martha Palmer, University of Colorado at Boulder
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
Eduard Hovy, Carnegie Mellon
Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto
Stan Szpakowicz, University of Ottawa
Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas
Kenji Sagae, University of Southern California
Gosse Bouma, University of Groningen
Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa
Piek Vossen, VU University Amsterdam
Caroline Sporleder, Saarland University
Benjamin Van Durme, Johns Hopkins University
Matthew Gerber, University of Virginia
Bernardo Magnini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
German Rigau, San Sebastin UPV/EHU
Isaac Persing, University of Texas at Dallas
Paul Buitelaar, National University of Ireland
Eneko Agirre, University of the Basque Country
Peter Turney, University of Ottawa
Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp
Peter Clark, Allen Institute for AI
Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha, University of Cambridge
Roxana Girju, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nate Chambers, United States Naval Academy
Patrick Pantel, Microsoft Research
Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam

======================Organizers======================
Oleksandr Kolomiyets, KU Leuven (main contact for any inquiries)
Marie-Francine Moens, KU Leuven
Martha Palmer, University of Colorado at Boulder
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
Steven Bethard, University of Alabama at Birmingham


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