ACL 2012: Call for System Demonstrations
July 9 - 11, 2012
Jeju Island, Republic of Korea
March 12, 2012: Paper submissions due (submission deadline is 11:59pm PST)
April 23, 2012: Notification of acceptance
May 7, 2012: Camera-ready copy due
July 9-11, 2012: ACL 2012
Invitation for Submissions: The ACL 2012 System Demonstration Program Committee invites proposals for the Demonstrations Program. We encourage both the submission of early research prototypes and interesting mature systems.
PLEASE NOTE: Commercial sales and marketing activities are not appropriate in the Demonstrations Program, and should be arranged as part of the Exhibit Program.
Areas of interest include all topics related to theoretical and applied computational linguistics, such as (but not limited to) the topics listed for the conference paper submission: http://www.acl2012.org
The systems may be of the following kinds:
Natural Language Processing systems or system components
Application systems using language technology components
Software tools for computational linguistics research
Software for demonstration or evaluation
We would like to strongly encourage demonstrations of industrial systems as long as they prove technologically innovative given the current state of the art of theory and applied research in computational linguistics. Each demo will be complemented by a poster at the conference and will be allocated 6 pages in the conference proceedings.
Developers should outline the design of their system and provide sufficient details to allow the evaluation of its validity, quality, and relevance to computational linguistics. Pointers to web sites running a demo preview will also be helpful. Demo submissions should also clearly indicate if any computer equipment is expected to be provided by the local organizer. If so, please specify desired hardware platform, hard disk and memory capacity, operating system and other software needed in order to run the demo.
Submission Information: Submissions may consist of 6 pages (including references) and should follow the guidelines for authors of the main conference track, which is available on the conference website. All submissions must conform to the official ACL 2012 style guidelines announced on the conference website.
Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. The deadline for submissions is March 12, 2012 (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time). Submission will be electronic in PDF format through the START system at: https://www.softconf.com/acl2012/demos/
Mentoring service: ACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from regions of the world where English is less emphasized as a language of scientific exchange. Many authors from these regions, although able to read the scientific literature in English, have little or no experience in writing papers in English for conferences such as the ACL meetings. If you would like to take advantage of the service, please send your intent of submitting a System Demonstration paper and an abstract to Min Zhang (mzhang [at] i2r.a-star.edu.sg), by January 17, 2012, and upload your full paper by January 24, 2012, using the paper submission portal for the mentoring service below. Questions about the mentoring service should be referred to Min Zhang (mzhang [at] i2r.a-star.edu.sg). Submissions for mentoring: https://www.softconf.com/acl2012/mentoring.
System Demonstrations Chair: Min Zhang (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, email: mzhang at i2r.a-star.edu.sg)
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