EACL 2009: Call for Papers
30 March - 3 April 2009
Submission deadline: 10 October 2008
General Invitation for Submissions
EACL 2009 is the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. The conference invites the submission of papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics, including, but not limited to:
- phonetics, phonology, and morphology;
- spoken language processing and language modeling;
- word segmentation, tagging, and chunking;
- syntax, parsing, and grammar formalisms;
- lexical semantics and word sense disambiguation;
- compositional semantics and textual entailment;
- pragmatics, discourse, and dialogue;
- lexicon, lexical databases, and ontologies;
- generation and summarization;
- information retrieval, question answering, and information extraction;
- machine translation and multilingual systems;
- dialogue systems and multimodal systems;
- language resources and tools, and resources for lesser studied languages;
- linguistic, psychological, and mathematical models of language;
- machine learning and algorithms for natural language;
- evaluation methodology.
Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. A paper accepted for presentation at EACL 2009 cannot be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the submission page.
Review and Selection
Reviewing of papers will be double-blind, and all submissions will receive three independent reviews. Final decisions on the program will be made by the Program Committee, consisting of the Program Co-Chairs and Area Chairs. Submissions will be assessed with respect to appropriateness, clarity, soundness/correctness, meaningful comparison, originality/innovativeness, and impact of ideas or results. For more information about the review criteria, see the review form.
Publication and Presentation
All papers that are accepted will be published in the proceedings of the conference, and will be presented as a poster or an oral presentation. Authors will be asked on submission to state their preferred mode of presentation, and the program committee will attempt to fulfill as many of these preferences as possible, organizational factors permitting. EACL 2009 will additionally aim to give poster presentations higher status than usual (by scheduling, physical arrangement, combination with refreshments). The proceedings will not distinguish papers by mode of presentation.
All submissions must be electronic in PDF and must follow the two-column format of EACL proceedings. Authors are strongly recommended to use the style files available under information for authors. The maximum length of a manuscript is eight (8) pages of content and one (1) additional page of references. The page limits have to be strictly observed.
As reviewing will be double-blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". (Do not use anonymous citations.) Do not include acknowledgments. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.
The deadline for submission is 23:59 CET on 10 October 2008. Electronic submission is now open at https://www.softconf.com/eacl09/main/. Additional instructions for electronic submission can be found under information for authors.
- Paper submission deadline: 10 October 2008
- Notification of acceptance: 19 December 2008
- Camera-ready versions due: 2 February 2009
- EACL 2009 Conference: 30 March - 3 April 2009
Ann Copestake, University of Cambridge, UK
Franciska de Jong, University of Twente, the Netherlands
|General Chair:||Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh, UK)|
Claire Gardent (CNRS LORIA, France)
Joakim Nivre (Växjö University and Uppsala University, Sweden)
Anja Belz (University of Brighton, UK)
Sabine Buchholz (Toshiba Research Europe, UK)
Chris Callison-Burch (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Philipp Cimiano (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Anna Korhonen (University of Cambridge, UK)
Kimmo Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Bernardo Magnini (FBK-irst, Italy)
Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Richard Power (The Open University, UK)
Giuseppe Riccardi (University of Trento, Italy)
Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
|Local Chair:||Vangelis Karkaletsis (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)|
Ion Androutsopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Stelios Piperidis (Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece)
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