Special Theme Session:
PARTNERSHIPS IN PRACTICE
In conjunction with
ComputEL-5 at ACL-2022
May 26/27, 2022
SECOND CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
* *Submission link and instructions below*
* *Submission DL is 15 March 2022 (Anywhere on Earth)*
The theme for this Special Session at ComputEL-5 is *"Partnerships in Practice"*. The goal of this Special Theme Session is to increase our shared understanding of how best to work together across disciplinary and cultural boundaries to support community goals for language revitalization.
We invite presentations that address two broad topics: (1) Lessons Learned from Existing Partnerships and (2) Solicitations for Future Partnerships.
1. Presentations that describe existing partnerships between language communities, documentary linguists and computational linguists. We encourage submissions which address questions such as:
a. how did the team members meet and come to work together?
b. what projects have you worked on, and what tools and resources have
c. how have those tools and resources benefitted community efforts at
language maintenance and revitalization?
d. what are some challenges (logistical, technical, interdisciplinary,
intercultural) that you encountered, and how did you address them?
e. how have you balanced the needs and priorities of different team
members through the lifespan of the project?
f. what lessons have you learned that might benefit other similar
2. Presentations that describe a project between a language community and a documentary linguist, where they have identified a need for assistance from a computational linguist. We encourage submissions which address questions such as:
a. how did the project come about and what are its goals?
b. what tools or resources, if any, has the team been able to produce
c. what other tools or resources do you wish to create, and what
challenges are you facing in creating them?
d. how do you see that the project might benefit from assistance from a
In addition to the presentations in this Special Theme Session, we will also be incorporating time in the conference schedule for structured group discussions on these topics.
SUBMISSIONS TO THE SPECIAL THEME SESSION – DL 15 MARCH 2022
Please submit anonymous abstracts of up to 1500 words, excluding references.
Submissions with participation from community members are strongly encouraged.
The deadline for submissions is *March 15, 2022 (Anywhere on Earth)*. Please recall that submission to the Special Theme Session is *separate* from the main ComputEL-5 workshop. For submissions, please use ARR via the following link:
*IMPORTANT! Please do note that submitting via ARR requires registering, which takes 12 hours to become activated – so do not leave your registration (and submission) until the very last minute!*
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by April 1, 2022.
All authors of papers in the Special Theme Session will be invited to contribute to a follow-up paper that synthesizes the findings of the Session.
*15-March-2022 Deadline for submission of abstracts*
1-April-2022 Notification of acceptance
26 / 27 May-2022 Special Theme Session / Workshop
The ComputEL-5 workshop focuses on the use of computational methods in the study, support, and revitalization of endangered languages. The primary aim of the workshop is to continue narrowing the gap between computational linguists interested in methods for endangered languages, field linguists documenting these languages, and the language communities who are striving to maintain their languages.
ComputEL-5 will be co-located with the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2022) in Dublin, Ireland (www.2022.aclweb.org).
SPECIAL THEME SESSION FORMAT/VENUE AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Our current intention is for ComputEL-5 to take place in person following the main conference hosted in Dublin. The special theme session as well as the workshop will be a virtual/in-person hybrid event. Ability to attend the special theme session / workshop in person will not affect consideration of submissions.
Sarah Moeller (University of Florida) Antonios Anastasopoulos (George Mason University) Antti Arppe (University of Alberta) Aditi Chaudhary (Carnegie Mellon University) Atticus Harrigan (University of Alberta) Josh Holden (University of Alberta) Jordan Lachler (University of Alberta) Alexis Palmer (University of Colorado Boulder) Shruti Rijhwani (Carnegie Mellon University) Lane Schwartz (University of Illinois)
CONTACT - WEBSITE AND EMAIL
For further information, please consult our website:
or email us at:
computel.workshop at gmail.com