[Elsnet-list] NoDaLiDa 2015: 1st Call for Demonstrations

Beáta Megyesi Beata.Megyesi at lingfil.uu.se
Thu Dec 18 07:37:30 CET 2014

[with apologies for cross-posting]

    20th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa)

             Monday, May 11, to Wednesday, May 13, 2015
        Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Vilnius, Lithuania



The Northern European Association for Language Technology (NEALT)
invites proposals for demonstrations at its bi-annual conference on
human language and speech technologies: NoDaLiDa 2015 will be held
between May 11 and May 13, 2015 on the campus of the University of
Vilnius, Lithuania.  Please mark your calendars.


As part of the main conference, there will be three invited keynotes:
+Kevin Knight, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
+Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS, TELECOM Paris Tech, France
+Sebastian Riedel, University College London, UK

Preceding the main conference, on Monday, May 11, there will be four
topical workshops:

+ 4th workshop on NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning (NLP4CALL)
+ Semantic resources and semantic annotation for Natural Language Processing and the Digital Humanities
+ Innovative Corpus Query and Visualization Tools
+ Constraint Grammar - Methods, Tools and Applications

Workshops will issue individual call for papers in mid-January and will
have a closing date for submissions in March.


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 2015 proceedings, and published as part of the
NEALT Proceedings Series by Linköping University Electronic Press.
The proceedings will be publicly available in the ACL Anthology: 

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, March 23, 2015: Submission of Papers
+ Monday, April 6, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
+ Monday, April 13, 2015: Camera-Ready Manuscripts
+ Monday, May 11, 2015: Pre-Conference Workshops
+ Tuesday & Wednesday, May 12 & 13, 2015: Main Conference


All submissions must follow the NoDaLiDa 2015 style files, which are
available for LaTeX (preferred) 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 three pages long,
excluding any additional pages with bibliographic references.


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

+ Monday, March 23, 2015.

NoDaLiDa 2015 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 2015 Programme Committee.  Submissions will
be reviewed by (at least) two members of the programme committee or by
other experts in the field. 

+ Beáta Megyesi (program chair), Uppsala University, Sweden
+ Filip Ginter, University of Turku, Finland
+ Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
+ Arne Jönsson, Linköping University, Sweden
+ Violeta MeiliÜnaitė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Lithuania
+ Costanza Navarretta, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
+ Stephan Oepen, University of Oslo, Norway
+ Oscar Täckström, Google Inc.

To inquire about the submission and reviewing process or generally the
scientific programme of the conference, please email 
"nodalida15 at stp.lingfil.uu.se".


The NoDaLiDa 2015 Organizing Committee is comprised of staff from the
Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Vilnius, Lithuania:

+ Jolanta Zabarskaite
+ Violeta MeiliÜnaitė

For all practical inquiries, please email "lki at lki.lt".

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