[Elsnet-list] COLING 2014 Update - Invited Speakers, Social Programme, Call for Papers and More

John Judge jjudge at computing.dcu.ie
Fri Mar 14 16:11:28 CET 2014

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Dublin, Ireland, 23-29 August, 2014

With St Patrick’s Day upon us many great landmarks around the world are 
turning green to honour the Patron Saint of Ireland and to shine a 
spotlight on the Emerald Isle. We’re very proud to host COLING here in 
Ireland this year so to mark the occasion we’re happy to share with you 
some highlights of this year’s event.

Invited speakers

The Programme Committee and Scientific Advisory Board have been working 
hard to ensure a varied and interesting range of invited talks for this 
year’s event. This work has proven quite fruitful and we’re pleased to 
announce Martin Kay (Stanford University), Qun Liu (CNGL) and Ted Gibson 
(MIT) as invited speakers for this year’s conference. The invited 
speaker programme is not complete yet, so be sure to keep an eye out for 
future announcements

Social Programme Announced
In addition to the scientific programme, we have put a lot of effort 
into arranging a wide and varied social programme for our delegates. The 
Gala Dinner will take place on Tuesday August 26th in the Guinness 
Storehouse at the world famous St. James’ Gate Guinness Brewery. This is 
the most visited tourist attraction in Ireland, and offers our delegates 
an opportunity to visit this truly unique site which is internationally 
renowned and to enjoy some Irish hospitality. For more information see 
http://www.coling-2014.org/banquet.php .

An excursion day on the Wednesday of the conference is something of a 
COLING tradition and this year is no exception. With so many sights and 
attractions to see in Dublin and the surrounding areas deciding on a 
single trip was impossible. So for this year’s excursion day we’ve been 
creative. Delegates have a choice of 4 different destinations catering 
for lovers of history, culture, scenery and the city. Then all the 
excursions converge in the historical Dining Hall of Trinity College 
(which was founded by Queen Elizabeth I) in the heart of the city centre 
for lunch. After lunch delegates have time to explore the streets of 
Dublin; Grafton Street, Dublin’s main shopping area is right beside 
Trinity College and other popular attractions close by are Dublin 
Castle, the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum & Temple Bar. 
For more information see http://www.coling-2014.org/excursion.php .

Registration Opening Next Week
COLING registration will be opening next week. Be sure to register early 
to avail of our Early Bird rates. Registration for the main conference 
as well as all Workshops and Tutorials will be done through a single 
site. For more information see 
http://www.coling-2014.org/registration.php and follow @Coling2014 on 
Twitter for updates.

Call for Papers:

The first call for papers for the main conference is open for another 
week. The deadline for paper submission is Friday March 21st at 23.59 
UTC -12. This is a hard deadline, no extension will be offered. Papers 
should be prepared using the paper templates available here 
http://www.coling-2014.org/doc/coling2014.zip. For more information and 
instructions for authors see the call for papers here 

Sponsorship and Promotion Opportunities

With the tremendous impact and growth of COLING over many years, we have 
set out a comprehensive offering of corporate sponsorship and support 
opportunities for industry participants. The COLING 2014 organising 
committee is committed to working in close partnership with corporate 
supporters to maximise the benefits of sponsorship and provide 
opportunities for sponsors to engage appropriately with COLING 
delegates. With this in mind, if you wish to explore additional options 
for support or means of engagement with the COLING 2014 community please 
feel free to contact sponsorship at coling-2014.org.

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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