(the Student Research Workshop will be held during the NAACL-HLT 2009 Conference)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Paper Submission Deadline: Dec 15, 2008
Unless otherwise stated, all submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on the specified day.
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 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 and is understood to be applied to speech and/or text. A list of topic areas is provided in the Call for Papers for the NAACL HLT 2009 Conference available at:
2. Submission Requirements
The emphasis of the workshop is original and unpublished research.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. Submission Procedure
Submission will be electronic using the paper submission web page below:
Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed six (6) pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files tailored for this year's conference. These files are available at:
A description of the format is available there in case you are unable to use these style files directly. All submissions must be electronic: please use the submission website above to submit your paper.
4. Reviewing Procedure
Reviewing of papers submitted to the Student Workshop will be managed by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs, with the assistance of 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 the review. Note that reviewing of papers will be double-blind; therefore, please make sure your paper shows the title, but no author information. You should likewise not have any self identifying references anywhere in the paper submitted for review. For example, rather than this: ''We showed previously (Smith, 2001), ...'', use citations such as: ''Smith (2001) previously showed ...''.
The papers must be submitted no later than 11:59 EST, December 15th, 2008. No papers received after this deadline will be accepted. Acknowledgment will be emailed soon after receipt. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by email) on February 6th, 2009. Detailed formatting guidelines for the preparation of the final camera-ready copy will be provided to authors with their acceptance notice.
Papers due: Dec 15, 2008 Notification of acceptance: Feb 6, 2009 Camera ready papers due: Mar 31, 2009 Conference date: May 31-June 5, 2009
(The Student Research Workshop will be held during the NAACL HLT 2009 conference)
6. Contact Information
If you need to contact the Co-Chairs of the Student Workshop, please use: cprose at cs.cmu.edu
An e-mail sent to this address will be forwarded to all Co-Chairs. Carolyn Rose (Faculty Advisor) Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Anoop Sarkar (Faculty Advisor) Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Svetlana Stenchikova (Speech Co-Chair) Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA
Ulrich Germann (NLP Co-Chair) University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Chirag Shah (Information Retrieval Co-Chair) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA