Call for Papers 1. General Invitation for Submissions
The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at ACL conferences. The workshop provides a venue for student researchers investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to present their work and receive feedback. Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback from a general audience as well as from panelists; the panelists are experienced researchers who will prepare in-depth comments and questions in advance of the presentation.
We would like to invite student researchers to submit their work to the workshop. Since this workshop is an excellent opportunity to ask for suggestions, to receive useful feedback and to run your ideas by an international audience of researchers, the emphasis of the workshop will be on work in progress. The research being presented can come from any topic area within computational linguistics including, but not limited to, the following topic areas:
* pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax and the lexicon
* phonetics, phonology and morphology
* linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language
* information retrieval, information extraction, question answering
* summarization and paraphrasing
* speech recognition, speech synthesis
* corpus-based language modeling
* multi-lingual processing, machine translation, translation aids
* spoken and written natural language interfaces, dialogue systems
* multi-modal language processing, multimedia systems
* message and narrative understanding systems
2. Submission Requirements
The emphasis of the workshop is on original and unpublished research. The papers should describe original work in progress. Students who have settled on their thesis direction but still have significant research left to do are particularly encouraged to submit their papers.
Since the main purpose of presenting at the workshop is to exchange ideas with other researchers and to receive helpful feedback for further development of the work, papers should clearly indicate directions for future research wherever appropriate. All authors of multi-author papers MUST be students. Papers submitted for this workshop are eligible only if they have not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Students who have already presented at an ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop may not submit to this workshop. They should submit their papers to the main conference instead. It must be indicated if a paper has been submitted to another conference or workshop.
3. Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: February 22, 2009
Notification of acceptance: April 12, 2009
Camera-ready submission deadline: May 17, 2009
Conference dates: August 2-7, 2009 (run concurrently with the main conference)
4. Funding for Travel
In previous years the Student Research Workshop has secured funding to assist participants with travel and conference expenses. We will be applying for such funding again this year, and sincerely hope that financial constraints do not prevent any students from submitting their work.
5. Contact Information
If you need to contact the Co-Chairs of the Student Workshop, please use: acl09-srw at cs.stanford.edu. An e-mail sent to this address will be forwarded to all Co-Chairs.
Brian Roark (Faculty Advisor) Oregon Health & Science University Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Grace Ngai (Faculty Advisor) Hong Kong Polytechnic University Kowloon, Hong Kong
Jenny Rose Finkel (Co-Chair) Stanford University Stanford, California, USA
Blaise Thomson (Co-Chair) Cambridge University Cambridge, UK
Davis Muhajereen D. Dimalen (Co-Chair) CLCLP, Taiwan International Graduate Program Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Preliminary Program Committee:
Galen Andrew, Microsoft, USA Shane Bergsma, University of Alberta, Canada Dan Bohus, Microsoft, USA Don Erick Bonus, Jose Rizal University, Philippines Wauter Bosma, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands Bill Byrne, University of Cambridge, UK Colin Cherry, Microsoft , USA Huang Chu-Ren, Academica Sinica, Taiwan Shay Cohen, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Editha D. Dimalen, Mindanao State University, Philippines Mark Dredze, University of Pennsylvania, USA Jacob Eisenstein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Sharon Goldwater, University of Edinburgh, UK Mark Greenwood, University of Sheffield, UK Masato Hagiwara, Nagoya University, Japan David Hall, Stanford University, USA LI Haizhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore Aurelie Herbelot, University of Cambridge Eva Banik Open University UK Samar Husain, IIIT Hyderabad, India Pei-Yun Hsueh, University of Edinburgh, UK and IBM, USA Sanaz Jabbari, University of Sheffield, UK Maggie LI (Li Wenjie Maggie), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China Yuji Matsumoto, NAIST, Japan David McClosky, Brown University, USA Roser Morante, University of Antwerp, Belgium Teruhisa Misu, NICT/ATR, Japan Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas, USA Patrick Pantel, Yahoo, USA Jong C. Park, KAIST, Korea JIN Peng, Peking University, China Le Hong Phuong, INRIA Lorraine, France Emily Pitler, University of Pennsylvania, USA Daniel Ramage, Stanford University, USA Antti-Veikko Rosti, BBN, USA Rachel Edita Roxas, De LaSalle University-Manila, Philippines Philipp Spanger, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Reut Tsarfaty, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Joseph Turian, University of Montreal, Canada Lonneke van der Plas, University of Geneva, Switzerland Sumithra Velupillai, Stockholm University/KTH, Sweden Andreas Vlachos, University of Cambridge, UK Liang-Chih Yu, Yuan-Ze University, China JIA Yuxiang, Peking University, China