[Corpora-List] [INLG 2018] 2nd Call for Papers (invited speakers, online submission details)

E.J. Krahmer E.J.Krahmer at uvt.nl
Tue May 15 17:02:39 CEST 2018


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11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 5-8 November, 2018

Website: https://inlg2018.uvt.nl<https://inlg2018.uvt.nl/> Contact: inlg2018 at uvt.nl<mailto:inlg2018 at uvt.nl>

News

We are proud to announce the invited speakers for INLG 2018:

- Yoav Goldberg (Bar Ilan University, Israel, who will give an invited tutorial on Neural NLG), - Lillian Lee (Cornell University, Ithaca, USA), and - Verena Rieser (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK).

Please also note that the online submission system is up and running here<https://www.softconf.com/i/inlg2018/>.

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The 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2018) will be held in Tilburg, The Netherlands, November 5-8, 2018. The conference takes place immediately after EMNLP 2018<http://emnlp2018.org/>, organised in nearby Brussels, Belgium.

INLG 2018 is organised by the Tilburg University Language Production (TULP)<https://tulp.uvt.nl/> research group, part of the Department of Communication and Cognition (DCC)<https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/humanities/departments/dcc/> of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD)<https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/humanities/> The event is organised under the auspices of the Special Interest Group on Natural Language Generation (SIGGEN)<https://aclweb.org/aclwiki/SIGGEN> of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)<https://aclweb.org/aclwiki/Main_Page>. INLG 2018 is also endorsed by the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)<https://www.isca-speech.org/iscaweb/index.php>.

We invite the submission of long and short papers, as well as system demonstrations, related to all aspects of Natural Language Generation (NLG), including data-to-text, concept-to-text, text-to-text and vision-to-text approaches. Accepted papers will be presented as oral talks or posters.

Important dates

- Deadline for submissions: July 9, 2018 - Notification: September 7, 2018 - Camera ready: October 1, 2018 - INLG 2018: November 5-8, 2018

All deadlines are at 11.59 PM, UTC-8.

Topics

INLG 2018 solicits papers on any topic related to NLG. The conference will include two special tracks:

(1) Generating Text with Affect, Style and Personality (sponsored by The Netherlands Organization for Scienfitic Research, NWO<https://www.nwo.nl/>), and (2) Conversational Interfaces, Chatbots and NLG (organised in collaboration with flow.ai<https://flow.ai/>).

General topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Affect/emotion generation - Applications for people with disabilities - Cognitive modelling of language production - Content and text planning - Corpora for NLG - Deep learning models for NLG - Evaluation of NLG systems - Grounded language generation - Lexicalisation - Multimedia and multimodality in generation - Storytelling and narrative generation - NLG and accessibility - NLG in dialogue - NLG for embodied agents and robots - NLG for real-world applications - Paraphrasing and Summarisation - Personalisation and variation in text - Referring expression generation - Resources for NLG - Surface realisation - Systems architecture

A separate call for workshops and generation challenges will be released soon.

Submissions & Format

Submissions should follow the new ACL Author Guidelines<https://www.aclweb.org/adminwiki/index.php?title=ACL_Author_Guidelines> and policies for submission, review and citation, and be anonymised for double blind reviewing. ACL 2018 offers both LaTeX style files<http://acl2018.org/call-for-papers/> and Microsoft Word templates<http://acl2018.org/call-for-papers/> Papers should be submitted electronically through the START conference management system: https://www.softconf.com/i/inlg2018/.

Three kinds of papers can be submitted:

- 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.

- Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, with up to one extra page for references.

- Demo papers should be no more than two (2) pages in length, including references, and should describe implemented systems which are of relevance to the NLG community. Authors of demo papers should be willing to present a demo of their system during INLG 2018.

All accepted papers will be published in the INLG 2018 proceedings and included in the ACL anthology. A paper accepted for presentation at INLG 2018 must not have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Dual submission to other conferences is permitted, provided that authors clearly indicate this in the "Acknowledgements" section of the paper when submitted. If the paper is accepted at both venues, the authors will need to choose which venue to present at, since they can not present the same paper twice.

Program chairs

- Emiel Krahmer (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Martijn Goudbeek (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Albert Gatt (Malta University, Malta)

Workshop & Challenges chairs

- Sina Zarrieß (Bielefeld University, Germany) - Mariët Theune (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Local organising committee

- Nadine Braun (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Thiago Castro Ferreira, (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Ruud Koolen (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Chris van der Lee (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Lauraine de Lima (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Fons Maes (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Charlotte Out (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Steffen Pauws (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Ruben Vromans (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Bram Willemsen (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Jan de Wit (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

Hackathon organisation

- Yayi Sripada (University of Aberdeen/Arria NLG, UK)

Generation challenges special session organisation

- Ondrej Dusek (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK) - Verena Rieser (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)

Program Committee

- Jose Alonso (CiTIUS-USC, Spain) - Anja Belz (University of Brighton, UK) - Alberto Bugarín Diz (CiTIUS-USC, Spain) - Thiago Castro Ferreira (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia) - Nina Dethlefs (University of Hull, UK) - Nikos Engonopoulos (University of Saarland, Germany) - Claire Gardent (LORIA-CNRS, France) - Albert Gatt (University of Malta, Malta) - Pablo Gervás (UCM, Spain) - Dimitra Gkatzia (Edinburgh Napier University, UK) - Martijn Goudbeek (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Helen Hastie (Heriot Watt University, UK) - David M. Howcroft (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany) - Amy Isard (University of Edinburgh, UK) - Janusz Kacprzyk (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) - Ioannis Konstas (University of Washington, USA) - Emiel Krahmer (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Cyril Labbe (Université Joseph Fourier, France) - Gerasimos Lampouras (University of Sheffield, UK) - Guy Lapalme (Université de Montréal, Canada) - Elena Lloret (University of Alicante, Spain) - Saad Mahamood (Arria NLG, UK) - David McDonald (SIFT, USA) - Emiel van Miltenburg (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - Diego Moussallem (Universität Leipzig, Germany) - Simon Mille (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) - Steffen Pauws (Philips Research/Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Laura Perez-Beltrachini (LORIA-CNRS, France) - Paul Piwek (The Open University, UK) - François Portet (University Grenoble, France) - Alejandro Ramos Soto (CiTIUS-USC, Spain) - Ehud Reiter (Arria NLG/University of Aberdeen, UK) - Daniel Sanchez (University of Granada, Spain) - David Schlangen (Universität Bielefeld, Germany) - Advaith Siddharthan (The Open University, UK) - Somayajulu Sripada (University of Aberdeen/Arria NLG, UK) - Kristina Striegnitz (Union College, USA) - Marc Tanti (University of Malta, Malta) - Mariët Theune (University of Twente, The Netherlands) - Kees van Deemter (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) - Ielka van der Sluis (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) - Keith Vander Linden (Calvin College, USA) - Marilyn Walker (UC Santa Cruz, USA) - Leo Wanner (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) - Michael White (Ohio State University, USA) - Sander Wubben (Flow.ai/Tilburg University, The Netherlands) - Sina Zarrieß (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)

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