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LINGUIST List 20.4065

Sat Nov 28 2009

Calls: General Ling/Sweden

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        1.    Koenraad De Smedt, 48th Annual Meeting of the ACL

Message 1: 48th Annual Meeting of the ACL
Date: 27-Nov-2009
From: Koenraad De Smedt <desmedtuib.no>
Subject: 48th Annual Meeting of the ACL
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Full Title: 48th Annual Meeting of the ACL
Short Title: ACL 2010

Date: 11-Jul-2010 - 16-Jul-2010
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Contact Person: Joakim Nivre
Meeting Email: localacl2010.org
Web Site: http://acl2010.org/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

The 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics will be
held in Uppsala, Sweden, July 11-16, 2010. The conference will be organized by
the Department of Linguistics and Philology at Uppsala University.

Call for Papers

Paper Submission Deadline: February 15, 2010

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) is the
flagship conference for research on language and computation. The 48th Annual
Meeting of the ACL (ACL 2010) seeks submission of papers on original and
unpublished research in all areas of computational linguistics, broadly
conceived to include areas such as psycholinguistics, speech, information
retrieval, multimodal language processing, and language issues in emerging
domains such as bioinformatics. In addition, we want to stress that both
theoretical, as well as practical and empirical papers, are sought for the

ACL 2010 has the goal of a broad technical program. Thus, ACL 2010 invites
papers in the following categories:

Research papers
- theoretical computational linguistics
- empirical/data-driven approaches
- paradigms/techniques/strategies
- resources and evaluation
- applications/systems
- negative result (report of a sensible experiment or approach that failed to
achieve the desired results)

Survey papers (new emerging area, field relevant to computational linguistics, etc.)
Position papers (we are particularly soliciting papers co-authored by two
individuals with opposing positions, though single-authored papers are welcome)
Challenge papers (a challenge to the field in terms of setting out a goal for
the next 5/10/20 years)

The above categories include types of papers that have not typically been part
of the ACL conference program. Since the appropriate criteria for evaluating
papers is not identical for the above categories (and subcategories), ACL 2010
will use a different review form for each category of paper, with the review
form tailored to the type of submission. For example, the review criteria for an
applications/ systems research paper will include whether a substantive
evaluation or user experiments are reported and whether a demo will be available
at the conference, whereas the review form for a theoretical computational
linguistics research paper will include a different set of review criteria. The
review forms will shortly be available on the conference web site. At the time
of submission, authors will be asked to designate the category under which they
believe that their paper should be evaluated. However, the program committee
chairs reserve the right to change the selected category if they feel that the
submission falls into a different category of paper.

If you are unsure about whether your submission is appropriate for ACL 2010
please email the program chairs at programacl2010.org.

Long versus short papers:
The submission deadlines for long and for short papers are identical.
Long papers are appropriate for:
1) reporting substantial, completed, and previously unpublished research;
2) presenting a survey of a subfield that would be of interest to computational
3) a two-author position paper in which the co-authors take opposing positions.

Short papers typically constitute more focused contributions. Thus they are
appropriate for:
1) reporting smaller experiments;
2) describing work-in-progress;
3) single-author position papers;
4) challenge papers;
5) descriptions of new language resources or evaluation methodologies (although
these could be long papers);
6) presenting negative results.

Long papers will be allocated 8 pages of content in the conference proceedings,
and short papers will be allocated 4 pages of content. Both long and short
papers may have any number of pages consisting solely of references. Long papers
will generally be presented as 20-minute talks plus questions (although authors
will be given the option of instead selecting a poster presentation or a
10-minute oral presentation followed by a poster); short papers will be
presented either as a poster or as a 10-minute talk followed by a poster
session. There will be no distinction in the conference proceedings between
papers that are assigned different presentation modes (such as oral versus poster).

Important Dates:
Feb 8, 2010: Abstracts due (not mandatory), both long and short papers
Feb 15, 2010: Paper submissions due, both long and short papers (submission
deadline is 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time)
April 23, 2010: Notification of acceptance
May 16, 2010: Camera-ready copy due
July 11-16, 2010 - ACL 2010

Topics of Interest:
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Discourse, dialogue, and pragmatics
- Grammar engineering
- Information extraction
- Information retrieval
- Knowledge acquisition
- Large scale language processing
- Language generation
- Language processing in domains such as bioinformatics, legal, medical, etc.
- Language resources, evaluation methods and metrics, science of annotation
- Lexical/ontological/formal semantics
- Machine translation
- Mathemioinformatics, legal, medical, etc.
- Language resources, evaluation methods and metrics, science of annotation
- Lexical/ontological/formal semantics
- Machine translation
- Mathematical linguistics, grammatical formalisms
- Mining from textual and spoken language data
- Multilingual language processing
- Multimodal language processing (including speech, gestures, and other
communication media)
- NLP applications and systems
- NLP on noisy unstructured text, such as emails, blogs, sms
- Phonology/morphology, tagging and chunking, word segmentation
- Psycholinguistics
- Question answering
- Semantic role labeling
- Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
- Spoken language processing
- Statistical and machine learning methods
- Summarization
- Syntax, parsing, grammar induction
- Text mining
- Textual entailment and paraphrasing
- Topic and text classification
- Word sense disambiguation

The deadline for both long and short papers is 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time)
February 15, 2010. Submission will be electronic in PDF format through the
conference website.

Long papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content (excluding references), and
short papers may consist of up to 4 pages of content (excluding references).
Both long and short papers may include any additional number of pages consisting
solely of references. Both long and short paper submissions should follow the
two-column format of ACL 2010 proceedings. We strongly recommend the use of ACL
LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Style files tailored for this year's
conference, which will be available on the conference website. All submissions
must conform to the official ACL 2010 style guidelines to be announced on the
conference website.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include
the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal
the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be
avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...".
Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Multiple Submission Policy:
The same paper cannot be submitted to ACL 2010 in both long and short format -
that is, short paper submissions must not be shortened versions of submitted
long papers that present the same work. ACL 2010 will not accept for
publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published at other
meetings or in other publications. However, papers that have been or will be
submitted elsewhere may be submitted to ACL 2010 provided that this fact is
stated at the time of submission. If the paper is accepted by both ACL 2010 and
another meeting or publication, it must be withdrawn from one of them;
furthermore, its authors must notify the program chairs, within two days of
receiving the ACL acceptance notification, indicating which meeting or
publication they choose for presentation of their work.

Mentoring Service:
ACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from regions of the
world where English is less emphasized as a language of scientific exchange.
Many authors from these regions, although able to read the scientific literature
in English, have little or no experience in writing papers in English for
conferences such as the ACL meetings. If you would like to take advantage of the
service, please upload your paper in PDF format by January 1, 2010 using the paper
submission software for the mentoring service which will be available at the
conference website. Questions about the mentoring service should be referred to

Program Committee Co-chairs:
Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, USA
Stephen Clark, University of Cambridge, UK

Area Chairs:
Tim Baldwin (University of Melbourne)
Phil Blunsom (University of Oxford)
Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield)
Johan Bos (University of Rome, La Sapienza)
Claire Cardie (Cornell University)
Walter Daelemanns (University of Antwerp)
Rob Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield)
Keith Hall (Google Research, Zurich)
Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University)
Nancy Ide (Vassar College)
Michael Johnston (AT&T Labs)
Roger Levy (University of California, San Diego)
Hang Li (Microsoft Research Asia)
Chin-Yew Lin (Microsoft Research Asia)
Yusuke Miyao (University of Tokyo)
Roberto Navigli (University of Rome, La Sapienza)
Ani Nenkova (University of Pennsylvania)
Jon Oberlander (University of Edinburgh)
Chris Quirk (Microsoft Research)
Stuart Shieber (Harvard University)
Khalil Sima'an (University of Amsterdam)
Richard Sproat (Oregon Health and Science University)
Matthew Stone (Rutgers University)
Jun'ichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo)
Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh)
Theresa Wilson (University of Edinburgh)
ChengXiang Zhai (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
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