FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
The Student Research Workshop (SRW) will be held in conjunction with ACL 2016. The SRW is designed to provide a venue for student researchers in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to present their work. Students will receive feedback and mentorship from an experienced researcher in the field based on the topic of their submission. The SRW invites two types of submissions:
* Research Papers: completed work or works-in-progress along with preliminary results. We encourage submissions from Ph.Ds, as well as Masters students or advanced undergraduates. * Thesis Proposal: for advanced Masters and Ph.D. students who have decided on a thesis topic and are interested in feedback about their proposal and ideas about future directions for their work.
This year we provide two mentoring programs:
* Pre-submission mentoring: the goal is to improve presentation of the student's work, not to critique the work itself. Mentors will provide feedback in the format of guidelines and suggestions to improve the overall writing. * Mentoring for Accepted Papers: mentors will be responsible for providing feedback to students and preparing in-depth comments and questions prior to the workshop presentation.
The SRW invites papers on topics related to computational linguistics, including but not limited to:
Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics Dialog and interactive systems Discourse and pragmatics Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieval Natural language generation Information extraction, text mining, and question answering Machine learning Machine translation Multilinguality Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation Resources and evaluation Semantics Sentiment analysis and opinion mining Social media Speech Summarization Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing Vision, robots, and other grounding
== Important Dates ==
February 22: Pre-submission Mentoring Deadline March 7: Pre-submission Mentoring Feedback April 26: Paper Submission Deadline May 26: Acceptance Notification
All deadlines are 11:59PM Pacific Time.
== Submissions ==
Both thesis proposals and research papers are limited to 5 pages for content, with any number of additional pages allowed for references. Upon acceptance, authors will be allowed 1 additional page of content in order to incorporate suggestions from the reviewers.
Paper drafts for pre-submission mentoring should be sent in the PDF format to acl-srw-2016 at googlegroups.com. Note: pre-submission mentoring is not anonymous; the mentor will not be the same person that will review the final submission. Papers sent for pre-submission mentoring but not submitted via the electronic system (see the instructions below) by April 26, will not be reviewed.
Final submissions should be made electronically, using the Softconf submission software at https://www.softconf.com/acl2016/SRW/. The submission file must be in PDF format. Please use ACL style files (LaTeX or Microsoft Word) to prepare your manuscript.
== Contact ==
The co-chairs of the workshop can be contacted by email at: acl-srw-2016 at googlegroups.com. More information can be found at the website:https://sites.google.com/site/aclsrw2016.
* He He (University of Maryland) * Tao Lei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) * Will Roberts (Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin)
* Chris Biemann (Technische Universitšt Darmstadt) * Gosse Bouma (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) * Yang Liu (Tsinghua University)