[Corpora-List] Call for Papers - Widening NLP (WiNLP 2020) @ACL

Antonis Anastasopoulos anastasopoulos.ant at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 19:37:11 CET 2019

This early call-for-papers targets authors who may require extra time to apply for a visa.

Early (visa-friendly) submission deadline: January 31, 2020. Early (visa-friendly) notification deadline: February 28, 2020.

In the past years some authors were unable to present at NLP conferences because they could not obtain a visa in time. Following WiNLP 2019, WiNLP 2020 is adding a visa-friendly submission deadline, to allow authors of accepted papers 4-5 months to obtain a US visa if their passport is not automatically entitled to one. If your passport allows you to receive a US visa automatically in less than 2 months, please use the regular submission deadlines.

Regular submission deadline: April 10, 2020 Regular notification date: May 8, 2020

Workshop date: July 5, 2020 (Sunday)

Workshop description -----------------------------

The fourth WiNLP (“Widening NLP”) Workshop <http://www.winlp.org/winlp-2020-workshop/> will be held in conjunction with ACL 2020 in Seattle, WA, United States. The WiNLP workshop is open to all to foster an inclusive and welcoming ACL environment. It aims to promote diversity and highlight the work of underrepresented groups in NLP: anyone who self-identifies within an underrepresented demographic [gender, ethnicity, nationality, etc]. The 2020 iteration of the workshop will, in particular, seek to highlight diversity in scientific background, discipline, training, obtained degrees, seniority, and communities from underrepresented languages. The full-day event includes invited talks, oral presentations, and poster sessions. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for junior members in the community to showcase their work and connect with senior mentors for feedback and career advice. It also offers recruitment opportunities with leading industrial labs. Most importantly, the workshop will provide an inclusive and accepting space, and work to lower structural barriers to joining and collaborating with the NLP community at large. While everyone is encouraged to attend, the opportunity to present a talk or poster is intended for members of underrepresented groups at all career levels: students, post-docs, professors, and other researchers. We invite submissions in the form of an extended 2-page abstract on topics in computational linguistics and natural language processing, including but not limited to:

- Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics

- Computational social science

- Corpus development and evaluation

- Dialog and interactive systems

- Discourse and pragmatics

- Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and


- Ethics in NLP

- Natural language generation

- Information extraction, text mining, and question answering

- Language-inclusive multimodal integration

- Linguistic theories for NLP

- Low-resource or endangered languages

- Machine learning

- Machine translation

- Mathematical models of language

- Multilinguality

- Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation

- Resources and evaluation

- Semantics

- Sentiment analysis and opinion mining

- Social media: Twitter, blogs, discussion forums, and other social media

- Sociolinguistics

- Speech, prosody, and spoken dialog

- Summarization

- Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing

- Vision, robots, and other grounding applications

Submission guidelines ------------------------------- Submissions must follow the standard one-column format. Each submission should be a two-page extended abstract PDF, with any number of additional pages allowed for references (WiNLP/COLING proceedings format). No appendices will be accepted. Submissions should follow the same style and format guidelines (LaTeX <https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/template-and-instructions-for-winlp-2020/wmghdyddktfd> style files, Word <http://www.winlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/WiNLP20_Template.docx> template) and be submitted electronically in PDF format via the WiNLP 2020 online submission system: [softconf link to be announced)]

Editing and Reviewing Procedure -------------------------------------------- One week prior to the submission deadline, authors will have the option to peer-review each others’ abstracts in a non-anonymous format, in groups of two or three authors. Authors taking this option commit to help their peers edit and format their submissions, or revise for clarity, or provide general feedback before the submission is reviewed. Authors may use the feedback provided during this peer-editing period to update their submissions in time for the submission deadline. As in WiNLP 2019, the program committee may still provide reviews, feedback, and direct writing mentorship for applicants, but the intent of peer-editing is to share this responsibility with the participants so that it can scale with the size of the workshop. Whether or not authors take advantage of this peer-review option in advance of submission, all submissions are due on the deadline.

After the submission deadline, abstracts will be reviewed in the traditional double-blind format. Abstracts will be evaluated on relevance to the community; the presentation format (talk or poster) will be decided based on scientific merit and potential interest to a broad audience.

Multiple-Submission Policy: As we aim for improved and increased representation of underrepresented minorities, we will consider anonymized two pages abstracts of papers that have been submitted to other venues or have already been published elsewhere since January 1, 2019. However, authors must clearly indicate this at submission time.

Authors may not submit to both the regular and visa-friendly deadlines.

Travel support ------------------- There will be a limited amount of travel grants and/or additional funding to cover expenses, similar to the 2018 and 2019 workshops. More information will be made available closer to the submission deadline and linked from http://www.winlp.org/ .

Contact information -------------------------- Website: http://www.winlp.org/winlp-2020-workshop/ Twitter: @winlpworkshop Facebook: Widening NLP E-mail: mailto:winlp-chairs at googlegroups.com

WiNLP 2020 Organizers: Rossana Cunha, Federal University of Minas Gerais. Samira Shaikh, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Erika Varis, Walt Disney Studios. Ryan Georgi, University of Washington. Antonios Anastasopoulos, Carnegie Mellon University. Khyathi Raghavi Chandu, Carnegie Mellon University. Alicia Tsai, UC Berkeley.

Advisory Board: Isabelle Augenstein, University of Copenhagen Amittai Axelrod, University of Maryland Libby Barak, Rutgers University Daniel Beck, University of Melbourne Chloe Braud, CNRS - LORIA Hal Daumé, University of Maryland Mourad Gridach, University of Colorado Valia Kordoni, Humboldt University Berlin Cisca Odalipo, Kampala International University Martha Palmer, University of Colorado Natalie Schluter, University of Copenhagen Tiago Torrent, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, University of Essex Hanna Wallach, Microsoft Research Zeerak Waseem, University of Sheffield -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 9661 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20191228/a418bc0c/attachment.txt>

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