Matthew Purver m.purver at qmul.ac.uk
Thu Jun 18 09:49:43 CEST 2015

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED *** *** Abstracts/papers due 24th June (23:59 AoE) *** Updates then accepted until 26th June (23:59 AoE)

CALL FOR PAPERS ---------------

ENLG 2015 - 15th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation Brighton, UK September 10-11, 2015 http://enlg2015.imag.fr/

Co-organised by COST Action IC1307 The European Network on Vision and Language (iV&L Net)

Special Theme: Image and Video Description

Invited Talks on Image Description, from Computer Vision and NLP perspectives: Pinar Duygulu-Sahin, Bilkent University Mirella Lapata, University of Edinburgh

1. ENLG 2015 ------------- The ENLG 2015 workshop is the latest in a biennial series of workshops on Natural Language Generation (NLG) started in 1987, providing a regular forum for presentation of research in this area, both for NLG specialists and for researchers from related areas. ENLG is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on Generation (SIGGEN). The 2015 edition will be held at the University of Brighton, UK, and will be co-organised by COST Action IC1307: The European Network on Vision and Language (iV&L Net).

As always, ENLG welcomes submissions in all areas of, and approaches to, NLG: from specific tasks to complete solutions, and from rule-based to statistical and machine learning methods. For this edition, the special theme will be Image and Video Description; as well as the usual ENLG topics we therefore especially invite submissions in this and related areas.

2. Call for papers and demos ------------------------------ ENLG 2015 invites substantial, original, and unpublished submissions on all topics related to natural language generation. Given the special theme of ENLG'15, we particularly encourage submissions, in any of the three categories (long, short and demo papers), on the automatic generation of image and video descriptions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Content and text planning - Generation for affect and emotion - Generation for embodied agents and robots - Evaluation of NLG systems - Data-to-text generation - Lexicalisation - Multimedia or multimodal generation - Story-telling and narrative generation - NLG for real-world applications - NLG in linguistically motivated frameworks - Personalization and personality of text - Psycholinguistics and NLG - Referring expression generation - Surface realization - Machine learning approaches to NLG tasks - Text-to-text generation and summarisation - NLG techniques for paraphrase generation - NLG techniques for abstractive summarisation - Generation of image and video descriptions

We also invite submissions for system demonstrations. Demo papers should describe implemented systems, which will be presented during demo sessions throughout the duration of the workshop.

3. Submission and format ------------------------- ENLG has three submission categories, long and short papers, and demo papers: - Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research results and must not exceed eight (8) pages of content, with up to two additional pages for references (these will be orally presented); - Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, including references (these will be presented as posters during the poster session). - Demo papers should be no more than two pages in length, including references, and should describe implemented systems which are of relevance to the NLG community. Demo papers will be included in the proceedings. Authors of demo papers should be willing to present a demo of their system during ENLG 2015.

The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. Use of the ACL style files (available from http://acl2015.org/call_for_papers.html) is strongly recommended, and will be required for camera-ready versions. Reviewing will be blind, so you should avoid identifying the authors within the paper.

Submissions should be uploaded to the Easychair website for the workshop (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=enlg2015). For all paper categories, please submit at least an abstract by 24th June, so that we can begin reviewer assignment. Full papers and updates will then be accepted until 26th June.

4. Important dates ------------------- * 24 June 23:59 AoE: Deadline for abstract submission (all papers) * 26 June 23:59 AoE: Deadline for paper submission (all papers) * 24 July: Notification of acceptance of papers * 14 August: Camera-ready copies due * 10-11 September, 2015: ENLG 2015

5. Organisers ------------------------------------ ENLG 2015 is organised by: * Anya Belz (University of Brighton, UK) * Albert Gatt (University of Malta, Malta) * François Portet (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France) * Matthew Purver (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

6. Further information ----------------------- ENLG 2015: http://enlg2015.imag.fr/ Submissions: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=enlg2015 Further inquiries: enlg15oc at gmail.com

-- Matthew Purver - http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~mpurver/

Computational Linguistics Lab - http://compling.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/ Cognitive Science Research Group - http://cogsci.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS, UK

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