[Elsnet-list] Second CFP: COLING 2014

John Judge jjudge at computing.dcu.ie
Tue Feb 25 12:39:51 CET 2014

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Second (Main) Call for Papers - Coling 2014

Dublin, Ireland, 23-29 August, 2014

The International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) is 
pleased to announce the 25th International Conference on Computational 
Linguistics (Coling 2014), at Dublin City University (DCU, Dublin, 
Ireland). DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a 
mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and 
innovation. Most of the local organisers are from CNGL, Ireland's Centre 
for Global Intelligent Content (formerly the Centre for Next Generation 
Localisation), which embodies the leading position of Ireland in the 
global localisation/internationalisation business, a strong focus on 
language technologies including machine translation, computational 
linguistics and natural language processing, as well as on intelligent 
management, search, retrieval, transformation and adaptation of content.

Coling will cover a broad spectrum of technical areas related to natural 
language and computation. The conference will include full papers 
(presented as oral presentations or posters), demonstrations, tutorials, 
and workshops.


Coling 2014 solicits papers and demonstrations on original and 
unpublished research on the following topics, including, but not limited to:

• pragmatics, semantics, syntax, grammars and the lexicon;
• cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing;
• models of communication by language;
• lexical semantics and ontologies;
• word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
• parsing, both syntactic and deep;
• generation and summarisation;
• paraphrasing, textual entailment and question answering;
• speech recognition, text-to-speech and spoken language understanding;
• multimodal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
• information retrieval, information extraction and knowledge base linking;
• machine learning for natural language;
• modelling of discourse and dialogue;
• sentiment analysis, opinion mining and social media;
• multilingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
• applications, tools and language resources;
• system evaluation methodology and metrics.

In all relevant areas, we encourage authors to include analysis of the 
influence of theories (intuitions, methodologies, insights), to 
technologies (computational algorithms, methods, tools, data), and/or 
contributions of technologies to theory development. In technologically 
oriented papers, we encourage in-depth analysis and discussion of errors 
made in the experiments described, if possible linking them to the 
presence or absence of linguistically-motivated features. Contributions 
that display and rigorously discuss future potential, even if not (yet) 
attested in standard evaluation, are welcome.


Papers should describe original work; they should emphasise completed 
work or well-advanced ongoing research rather than intended work, and 
should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. 
Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included.

Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical 
strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to 
the attendees.
Submissions presented at the conference should mostly contain new 
material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly 
available proceedings. Papers that are being submitted in parallel to 
other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page, as 
must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.


Reviewing will be double blind. It will be managed by an international 
Conference Program Committee consisting of Program Chairs, members of 
the Scientific Advisory Board and Area Chairs, who will be assisted by 
invited reviewers.

Important Notice

[1] In order to allow participants to be acquainted with the published 
papers ahead of time which in turn should facilitate discussions at 
Coling 2014, we have set the official publication date two weeks before 
the conference, i.e., on August 11, 2014. On that day, the papers will 
be available online for all participants to download, print and read. If 
your employer is taking steps to protect intellectual property related 
to your paper, please inform them about this timing.

[2] While submissions are anonymous, we strongly encourage authors to 
plan for depositing language resources and other data as well as tools 
used and/or developed for the experiments described in the papers, if 
the paper is accepted. In this respect, we encourage authors then to 
deposit resources and tools to available open-access repositories of 
language resources and/or repositories of tools (such as META-SHARE, 
Clarin, ELRA, LDC or AFNLP/COCOSDA for data, and github, sourceforge, 
CPAN and similar for software and tools) and refer to them instead of 
submitting them with the paper, even though it will also be an open 
possibility (through the START system). The details will be given in the 
submission site for camera-ready versions of accepted papers.

[3] There will be a separate call for demonstrations. Accepted papers on 
demonstrations will also be included in the proceedings.


For Coling 2014, there will be one category of research papers only. All 
of the papers will be included in conference proceedings, this time in 
electronic form only.

The maximum submission length is 8 pages (A4), plus two extra pages for 
references. Authors of accepted papers will be given additional space in 
the camera-ready version to reflect space needed for changes stemming 
from reviewers comments. Authors can indicate their preference for 
presentation mode (i.e. oral or poster presentation) in the submission 
form, and the reviewers will recommend an appropriate mode of 
presentation to the program committee which will then decide. There will 
be no distinction in the proceedings between research papers presented 
orally vs. as posters.

Papers shall be submitted in English, anonymised with regard to the 
authors and/or their institution (no author-identifying information on 
the title page nor anywhere in the paper), including referencing style 
as usual. Authors should also ensure that identifying meta-information 
is removed from files submitted for review. Papers must conform to 
official Coling 2014 style guidelines, which are available here 
http://www.coling-2014.org/doc/coling2014.zip. Submission and reviewing 
will be managed online by the START system. The only accepted format for 
submitted papers is in Adobe's PDF.

Submissions must be uploaded on the START system 
(https://www.softconf.com/coling2014/main/) by the submission deadlines; 
submissions after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network 
congestion, we request authors to upload their submissions as early as 


February 2014: Opening of the submission website 
March 21, 2014: Paper submission deadline
May 9-12, 2014: Author response period
May 23, 2014: Author notification
June 6, 2014: Camera-ready PDF due
August 11, 2014: Official paper publication date
August 25-29, 2014: Main conference

John Judge

Research Fellow
CNGL - The Centre for Global Intelligent Content
COLING 2014 Local Chair

Email: jjudge at computing.dcu.ie
Phone: +353 1 700 6729
Skype: jjudge2

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