13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation - submission deadline postponed to June 8th

Abbreviated Title: 
ENLG-11 - deadline postponed
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
8 Jun 2011
Event Dates: 
28 Sep 2011 - 30 Sep 2011
City: 
Nancy
Country: 
France
Contact: 
Claire Gardent
Contact: 
Kristina Striegnitz
Contact Email: 
gardent [at] loria [dot] fr
Contact Email: 
striegnk [at] union [dot] edu

***** Upon popular request, the deadline for submissions has been postponed
***** to June 8th, 2011

13th EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON NATURAL LANGUAGE GENERATION (ENLG 2011)
http://talc.loria.fr/13th-European-Workshop-on-Natural.html

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

ENLG 2011 will take place in Nancy, France, Sep. 28-30, 2011.
Submission deadline: June 8, 2011

Invited Speakers:
* Oliver Lemon, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
* Johanna Moore, University of Edinburgh, UK
* Jeff Orkin, MIT Media Labs, USA

The ENLG 2011 workshop continues a biennial series of workshops on natural language generation that has been running since 1987, providing a regular forum for presentation of research in this area. ENLG 2011 invites substantial, original, and unpublished submissions on all topics related to natural language generation. This includes research on “core” NLG issues as well as research in any area of NLP that produces language output, such as dialog systems, summarization, MT, etc. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Generation of affect and emotion
- Personalization and personality of text
- Content and text planning
- Lexicalisation
- Referring expression generation
- Surface realization
- Generation for dialog systems
- Generation for embodied agents and robots
- Evaluation of NLG systems
- Text-to-text generation
- Generation for summarization
- Multimedia or multimodal generation
- Story-telling and narrative generation
- NLG for real-world applications e.g., Computer Assisted Language Learning, Authoring tools
- Psycholinguistics and NLG
- NLG in linguistically motivated frameworks
- Statistical processing for NLG
- Use of ontologies in NLG
- Generating controlled languages

ENLG 2011 will also include a special session on the Generation Challenges 2011. Generation Challenges is an umbrella event designed to bring together different shared-task evaluation efforts that involve the generation of natural language. In 2011 four shared-tasks on surface realisation, generating instructions in virtual environments, question generation, and the improvement of academic papers are being organized. Some of them will be presented at ENLG 2011. See the Generation Challenges website at http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/research/genchal11 for more information on how to participate in a shared task or propose a new shared task.

Requirements: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information at submission time. If ENLG 2011 accepts a paper, authors must notify the program chairs, indicating which meeting they choose for presentation of their work. ENLG 2011 cannot accept for publication or presentation work
that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

Submission categories: ENLG invites the submission of long and short papers:

- Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research results and must not exceed eight (8) pages, excluding references (accepted long papers will be presented orally);

- Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, excluding references (these will be presented as posters during the poster session).

Paper Submission: Submissions should be uploaded to the ENLG 2011 submission site, which will be made available. Submissions must conform to the official ACL-HLT 2011 style guidelines (see http://www.acl2011.org/call.shtml#submission), which are contained in the style files, and they must be electronic in PDF. Reviewing will be blind, so you should avoid identifying the authors within the paper. Please note that different guidelines and procedures apply to papers for the shared tasks. Please refer to the organizers of the different challenges.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the workshop organizers:

Claire Gardent
CNRS/Loria Nancy, France
gardent@loria.fr

Kristina Striegnitz
Union College, Schenectady, NY, USA
striegnk@union.edu

Important dates:

- June 8, 2011 Deadline for paper submission
- July 15, 2011 Notification of acceptance of papers
- Sep 1, 2011 Camera-ready copies due
- Sep 28-30, 2011 ENLG 2011

The following researchers have agreed to be members of the ENLG 2011 Program Committee.

- John Bateman, University Bremen, Germany
- Anja Belz, University of Brighton, UK
- Bernd Bohnet, University Stuttgart, Germany
- Stephan Busemann, DFKI, Germany
- Charles Callaway, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Christian Chiarcos, University of Potsdam, Germany
- Norman Creaney, University of Ulster, Ireland
- Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia
- Kees van Deemter, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- Seniz Demir, University of Delaware, USA
- Alexandre Denis, CNRS/LORIA Nancy, France
- David DeVault, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, USA
- Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois, USA
- Roger Evans, University of Brighton, UK
- Leo Ferres, University of Concepcion, Chile
- Jennifer Foster, Dublin University, Ireland
- Mary Ellen Foster, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, France
- Albert Gatt, University of Malta, Malta
- Josef van Genabith, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Pablo Gervas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
- Markus Guhe, University of Edinburgh, UK
- John Kelleher, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
- Alistair Knott, University of Otago, New Zealand
- Alexander Koller, University of Saarbrücken, Germany
- Stefan Kopp, University of Bielefeld, Germany
- Eric Kow, University of Brighton, UK
- Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
- Geert-Jan Kruijff, DFKI, Germany
- Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, DFKI, Germany
- Oliver Lemon, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
- James Lester, North Carolina State University, USA
- Keith van der Linden, Calvin College, USA
- François Mairesse, University of Cambridge, UK
- Kathleen McCoy, University of Delaware, USA
- David McDonald, SIFT, Inc., USA
- Chris Mellish, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- Jon Oberlander, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
- Cécile Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
- Paul Piwek, The Open University, UK
- Richard Power, The Open University, UK
- Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen and Data2Text Ltd, Scotland
- Donia Scott, University of Sussex, UK
- Advaith Siddharthan, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- Ielka van der Sluis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Yaji Sripada, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam, Germany
- Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA
- Matthew Stone, Rutgers, USA
- Kristina Striegnitz, Union College, Schenectady, USA
- Michael Strube, EML Research, Germany
- Mariët Theune, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Takenobu Tokugana, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- Jette Viethen, Macquarie University, Australia
- Carl Vogel, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Michael White, Ohio State University, USA
- Sandra Williams, the Open University, UK
- Tie-Jun Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
- Michael Zock, CNRS/LIF Université de la Méditerrannée Aix-Marseille II, France

ENLG 2011 is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on Generation (SIGGEN).