[Corpora-List] Final Call for Abstracts for Widening NLP workshop @ EMNLP 2021

Tirthankar Ghosal tirthankar.slg at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 16:13:37 CEST 2021

*Call for Abstracts*: *Widening NLP Workshop 2021*

Website: http://www.winlp.org/winlp-2021-workshop/

Submission link: https://www.softconf.com/emnlp2021/WiNLP/

****Author Workshopping Form*: https://forms.office.com/r/zdpby0sTKh <https://t.co/FVLTpox3wt?amp=1>***

Important Dates

Early (visa-friendly) Submission:

Submission deadline: May 28, 2021

Notification date: July 9, 2021

*Regular Submission:*

Author-workshopping start: August 6, 2021

Submission deadline: August 13, 2021

Notification date: September 24, 2021

All deadlines are 11:59 PM GMT -12

Workshop date: November 7, 2021 (Sunday) with EMNLP 2021

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

The fifth WiNLP (“Widening NLP”) Workshop will be held in conjunction with EMNLP 2021.

The WiNLP workshop is open to all to foster an inclusive and welcoming ACL community 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 2021 iteration of the workshop will, in particular, seek to highlight the contribution of women, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented researchers in NLP and specifically seek contributions from researchers working on low-resource, less-represented languages in the community. 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




Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation


Resources and evaluation




Sentiment analysis and opinion mining


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




Speech, prosody, and spoken dialog




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 2021 online submission portal: https://www.softconf.com/emnlp2021/WiNLP/

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 2020, the

program committee will 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


***Author Workshopping Form: https://forms.office.com/r/zdpby0sTKh



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


Multiple-Submission Policy:

As we aim for improved and increased representation of underrepresented minorities, we will consider anonymized two-page abstracts of papers that have been submitted to other venues or have already been published elsewhere since January 1, 2021. 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 previous editions. More information will be made available closer to the submission deadline and linked from http://www.winlp.org/winlp-2021-workshop/

Contact information


Website: http://www.winlp.org/winlp-2021-workshop/ <http://www.winlp.org/winlp-2020-workshop/>

Twitter: @winlpworkshop <https://twitter.com/WiNLPWorkshop>

Facebook: Widening NLP <https://www.facebook.com/WideningNLP>

E-mail: winlp-chairs at googlegroups.com

WiNLP 2021 Organizers:


Antonios Anastasopoulos, George Mason University <https://cs.gmu.edu/~antonis/>

Khyathi Raghavi Chandu, Carnegie Mellon University <http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kchandu/>

Erika Varis Doggett, Walt Disney Studios <https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikavarisdoggett/>

Ryan Georgi, University of Washington <https://ryan.georgi.cc/>

Tirthankar Ghosal <https://elitr.eu/tirthankar-ghosal/>, Charles University, Czech Republic

Haley Lepp <https://www.linkedin.com/in/haley-lepp-76504471/>, Educational Testing Services, US

Sabrina J. Mielke <https://sjmielke.com/>, Johns Hopkins University

Surangika Ranathunga <https://uom.lk/staff/Ranathunga.S.php>, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Alexandra Schofield <https://www.cs.hmc.edu/~xanda/#/>, Harvey Mudd College, US Alicia Tsai, UC Berkeley <https://www.aliciatsai.com/>



Tirthankar Ghosal <https://elitr.eu/tirthankar-ghosal/>

Researcher, EU 2020 ELITR <https://elitr.eu>

*Institute *of Formal and Applied Linguistics <https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/home-page>

*Charles University, Prague <https://cuni.cz/uken-1.html>*

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