[Corpora-List] NAACL-HLT-09: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Diana Inkpen diana at site.uottawa.ca
Mon Nov 24 01:35:06 CET 2008

NAACL-HLT-09: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT) 2009 Conference. The conference is to be held from May 31 to June 5, 2009 in Boulder, Colorado. The tutorials will be held on Sunday, May 31.

Proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics and speech processing, such as processing for purposes of indexing and retrieval, processing for data mining, and so forth, are welcome. Especially encouraged are tutorials that educate the community about advancements in speech and natural language processing occurring /in situ/ with contextual awareness, such as understanding speech, language or gesture in particular physical contexts.

Information on the tutorial instructor payment policy can be found at http://aclweb.org/aclwiki/index.php?title= Tutorial_teacher_payment_policy

PLEASE NOTE: Remuneration for Tutorial presenters is fixed according to the above policy and does not cover registration fees for the main conference.


Proposals for tutorials should contain:

1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its

relevance to the NAACL-HLT community (not more than 2 pages).

2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the

tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot

(including a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial

slots are available as well.

3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of

the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of

their research interests and areas of expertise.

4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the

same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an

estimate of the audience size.

5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment

(e.g., internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text no later than January 15, 2009 to tutorials.hlt09 "at" gmail "dot" com. The subject line should be: "NAACL HLT 2009: TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".


1. Proposals will not be accepted by regular mail or fax, only by

email to: tutorials.hlt09 "at" gmail "dot" com.

2. You will receive an email confirmation from us that your proposal

has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation 24

hours after sending the proposal, please contact us personally

using all the following emails: ciprianchelba "at" google "dot" com,

kantor "at" scils "dot" rutgers "dot" edu, and

roark "at" cslu "dot" ogi "dot" edu.


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by February 1, 2009, and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by March 1, 2009. The description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site, and a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions will be given). Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by April 15, 2009.


* Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: January 15, 2009

* Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2009

* Tutorial descriptions due: March 1, 2009

* Tutorial course material due: April 15, 2009

* Tutorial date: May 31, 2009


* Ciprian Chelba, Google

* Paul Kantor, Rutgers

* Brian Roark, Oregon Health & Science University

Please send inquiries concerning NAACL-HLT-09 tutorials to tutorials.hlt09 "at" gmail "dot" com

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