[Corpora-List] CfP: IWCLUL 2018 (International Workshop for Computational Linguistics of Uralic Languages)

Tommi A Pirinen tommi.antero.pirinen at uni-hamburg.de
Tue Jul 11 11:59:38 CEST 2017

[Apologies for multi-posting to all who might receive multiple copies of the CfP]

Dear Corpora-List, please find attached the Call for Papers for the 2018 edition of the ACL SIG for Uralistics' annual workshop (IWCLUL)



Fourth International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic

Languages. Organised by ACL SIGUR (and University of Helsinki).

8th–9th January, 2018, Helsinki, Finland


The final proceedings version will be available in the ACL SIGUR

section of ACL anthology.









Unioninkatu 40 (Metsätalo)

Helsingin yliopisto

Helsinki, Finland


To register for the workshop please fill out registration form. NB:

there is an optional 50 euro fee for participation that will be used

to cover running costs.

Invited speaker

Filip Ginter

Call for papers

The purpose of the conference series International Workshop on

Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages is to bring together

researchers working on computational approaches to working with these

languages. We accept long and short papers as well as tutorial

proposals working on the following languages: Finnish, Hungarian,

Estonian, Võro, the Sámi languages, Komi (Zyrian, Permyak), Mordvin

(Erzya, Moksha), Mari (Hill, Meadow), Udmurt, Nenets (Tundra,

Forest), Enets, Nganasan, Selkup, Mansi, Khanty, Veps, Karelian

(Olonets), Karelian, Ingrian (Izhorian), Votic, Livonian, Ludic, and

other related languages.

All Uralic languages exhibit rich morphological structure, which

makes processing them challenging for state-of-the-art computational

linguistic approaches, the majority also suffer from a lack of

resources and many are endangered.

Research papers should be original, substantial and unpublished

research, that can describe work-in-progress systems, frameworks,

standards and evaluation schemes. Demos and tutorials will present

systems and standards towards the goal of interoperability and

unification of different projects, applications and research groups

Appropriate topics include (but are not limited to):

* Parsers, analysers and processing pipelines of Uralic languages

* Lexical databases, electronic dictionaries

* Finished end-user applications aimed at Uralic languages, such as

spelling or grammar checkers, machine translation or speech


* Evaluation methods and gold standards, tagged corpora, treebanks

* Reports on language-independent or unsupervised methods as

applied to Uralic languages

* Surveys and review articles on subjects related to computational

linguistics for one or more Uralic languages

* Any work that aims at combining efforts and reducing duplication

of work

* How to elicit activity from the language community, agitation

campaigns, games with a purpose

* To maximise the possibility of reproducibility, replication and

reuse, we particularly encourage submissions which present

free/open-source language resources and make use of

free/open-source software.

One of the aims of this gathering is to avoid unnecessary duplicated

work in field of Uralistics by establishing connections and

interoperability standards between researchers and research groups

working at different sites. We have also identified a serious lack of

gold standards and evaluation metrics for all Uralic languages

including those with national support, any work towards better

resources in these fields will be greatly appreciated. In this year’s

edition, we continue our tradition of particularly encouraging

researchers of minority Uralic languages in Russia to participate.


Important dates

* 3rd July 2017: Call for papers announced

* 1st October 2017 2nd call for papers

* 14th November 2017: Paper submission deadline

* 6th December 2017: Paper notification

* 23rd December 2017: Camera-ready deadline

* ?? January 2018: Fill in the registration form

* 8th–9th January 2018: Workshop held in Helsinki

Submission of papers

Language of submission: Submissions should be made in English or

Russian with an obligatory abstract in at least one of the Uralic


Submission format: There are multiple submission types: long and

short research papers, and demonstrations and tutorials. Research

papers should be up to 18 pages in length excluding references, the

descriptions for demonstrations and tutorials up to 5 pages.

Submissions should be formatted using LaTeX default article style

with b5paper option. Citations should be managed with bibtex and

e.g., unsrt bibliography style. Linguistic glosses should follow

Leipzig glossing rules and use expex LaTeX package (make sure to

update expex regularly as it is developed actively). Preferred LaTeX

version is XeLaTeX and therefore you should use UTF-8 encoded

Unicode in your sources rather than TeX encoded characters where

possible. You will find the workshop template here (also in zip

format templates).

If you do not have access to LaTeX text processing system, please

contact us for alternative templates and instructions.

Submissions can be made here using the [34]EasyChair conference

management system.

Publication venue: Proceedings of the workshop will be published

open-access in ACL anthology, SIG proceedings for SIGUR

Conflicts of interest: The reviewing process will be anonymous

(double-blind peer review) and authors should state in their

submission all conflicts of interest with members of the programme

committee. Members of the programme committee are also expected to

state their conflicts of interest during review bidding. If the

programme committee finds themselves unable to review some of the

submissions, external reviewers may be called.

Double submission: To maximise the impact of work in the field of

computational linguistics for the Uralic languages we are open to the

possibility of double submission, or submission of work which has

been partially published elsewhere. Any double submission should

however be reported to the programme committee at the time of

submission. In the advent of double acceptance the authors should

choose in which venue to publish.

-- Doktor Tommi A Pirinen, Computational Linguist, <https://flammie.github.io/purplemonkeydishwasher/>, Universität Hamburg, Hamburger Zentrum für Sprachkorpora <http://hzsk.de>. CLARIN-D Entwickler. President of ACL SIGUR SIG for Uralic languages <http://gtweb.uit.no/sigur/>. I tend to follow inline-posting style in desktop e-mail messages.

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