[Corpora-List] EACL 2006 Student Workshop Call for Papers

Jonathon Read j.l.read at sussex.ac.uk
Fri Sep 16 10:18:00 CEST 2005

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Student Research Workshop at EACL-2006

Trento, Italy
April 5-7, 2006

* * * Submission Deadline: November 8, 2006 * * *

1. General Invitation for Submissions

EACL-2006 will continue the tradition of providing a forum for student
researchers who are investigating various areas related to Computational

Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. Participants will have the

opportunity to get feedback both from a wide audience in general and
selected panelists -- experienced researchers who prepare in-depth
and questions in advance of the presentation.

The European Association of Computational Linguistics would like to
student researchers to submit their work to the workshop. Original and
unpublished research is invited on all aspects of computational
linguistics, including, but not limited to these topic areas:

- phonetics, phonology and morphology;
- word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
- syntax, semantics and grammars;
- pragmatics, discourse and dialogue;
- the lexicon and ontologies;
- parsing and grammatical formalisms;
- generation, text planning and summarization;
- language modeling, spoken language recognition and understanding;
- mathematical models of language;
- information retrieval, text categorisation, question answering, and
information extraction;
- paraphrasing and textual entailment;
- machine learning for natural language;
- multi-lingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
- multi-modal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
- language-oriented applications, tools and resources;
- evaluation methodology.

The main conference will also feature tutorials, workshops and research
notes. Further information on these is available at the main conference

website, http://eacl06.itc.it/

2. Submission Requirements

Seeing that the main mission of the student workshop is to provide the
participants with a wide audience and useful feedback, the emphasis of
workshop will be on work in progress. It will therefore normally be
to students who have settled on their thesis direction but who still
significant research left to do; those students in the final stages of
their thesis are encouraged to submit to the main conference. Papers
should clearly indicate directions for future research where
The papers can have more than one author, however all authors must be

A paper accepted for presentation at the Student Workshop cannot be
presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly
available proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other
conferences must indicate this immediately after the title material on
first page. Students who have previously presented at an ACL/EACL/NAACL

student session will not be eligible to present again at the student
session of any of these conferences. These students are instead
to submit to the main conference.

3. Submission Procedure

Submissions should follow the two-column formal of EACL/ACL proceedings
should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references. We strongly
recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files

tailored for this year's conference. They will be available at
http://eacl06.itc.it/submission.htm. A description of the format will
be available in case you are unable to use the style files directly.
Papers must conform to the official EACL 2006 style guidelines, and we
reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these
including font size restrictions. Submissions should be in PDF format
must include all fonts, so that the paper will print (not just view)

As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors'
and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's
identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be
avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith,

1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be
rejected without review.

Submission will be electronic using paper submission software. Further
details on
the submissions procedure may be found at the student session homepage.
(http://eacl.coli.uni-saarland.de/studentws06/). The papers must be
submitted no later than 11:59pm (23:59) GMT November 8, 2005.

4. Reviewing Procedure

The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by

the Student Workshop Co-Chairs and a team of reviewers. Each submission

will be matched with a mixed panel of student and senior researchers for

review. The final acceptance decision will be based on the results of

5. Student Sponsorships

The EACL has a limited number of student sponsorships available to
participants of the EACL 2006 main conference, the EACL 2006 poster/demo

session and/or the EACL 2006 student session.

Priority is given to students from Eastern Europe and more generally, to

students from countries with hard currency problems (within the
geographical area covered by EACL).

A request for student sponsorship for EACL 2006 should include the
following information:

- Name, email address, affiliation and status (PhD year etc.) of the
- Source and amount of yearly income
- Letter of motivation
- Proof of student status
- Copy of acceptance letter from programme chair / student workshop
or poster/demo chair
- Letter of recommendation from supervisor
- Overview of the estimated costs

Requests for student sponsorships can be directed to the EACL at
secretary at eacl.org

6. Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: November 8, 2005
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2006
Camera ready papers due: February 6, 2006
EACL 2006 Conference: April 5-7, 2006

Student Research Workshop Co-Chairs (students at eacl.org):
Sebastian Pado (Saarland University, D)
Jonathon Read (University of Sussex, UK)
Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva, CH)

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