ACL 2012 Workshop on “Rediscovering 50 Years of Discoveries”

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
18 Mar 2012
Event Dates: 
10 Jul 2012
Location: 
To be held at ACL 2012 main conference
City: 
Jeju
Country: 
Republic of Korea

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ACL 2012 Workshop on “Rediscovering 50 Years of Discoveries”
To be held at ACL 2012 main conference, Jeju, Republic of Korea, July 10, 2012

Website: http://www.colips.org/rediscovering/index.html

Deadline for paper submissions: March 18, 2012
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This workshop is intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ACL by creating a new space for debating and discussing about specific issues related to preserving, analysing and exploiting the scientific heritage of the ACL, as well as to envisage future trends, applications and research in Computational Linguistics. This workshop will be held during the main conference of ACL 2012. It will be free for participation to all ACL 2012 participants.

The main objective of the workshop is to gather contributions about the history, the evolution and the future of research in Computational Linguistics. Although this call for papers is open to any kind of technical contributions that are relevant to the main objective of the workshop, we specially encourage interested parties to submit research work related to the application of natural language processing and text mining techniques to the ACL Anthology Reference Corpus, which is publicly available from the ACL ARC project website: http://acl-arc.comp.nus.edu.sg/.

In addition to the technical program, the workshop will host a contributed-task, in the spirit of a crowd-sourcing activity, for augmenting and improving the current status of the ACL data collection. This contributed-task includes both, the format conversion of the most recent papers from pdf to rich-text format, and the processing, post-edition, correction and segmentation of the available digital versions of very old proceedings.

Technical contributions are to be organized into two tracks. The first track will consider review and discussion papers on the history and future of Computational Linguistics. The second track will consider reports about empirical work conducted over the ACL Anthology Reference Corpus or any other similar data collection. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Review and discussion papers:
* History and evolution of Computational Linguistics
* Different approaches and paradigms for language analysis
* Current and future trends on Computational Linguistics
* Reviews on seminal papers and other milestone contributions
* The role of Computational Linguistics in the information society
* Uses and applications of Computational Linguistics

Empirical work papers:
* Sentiment analysis
* Information extraction
* Information retrieval
* Topic detection and tracking
* Plagiarism detection
* Authorship attribution
* Citation classification
* Social network analysis
* Discourse analysis
* Automatic summarization
* Text categorization
* Question answering

All submissions must be done electronically via the portal https://www.softconf.com/acl2012/R50/ and should follow the ACL 2012 format, as specified in http://acl2012.org/call/sub01.asp. The paper selection will follow a standard double-blind reviewing process, so submissions must not include author names, affiliations or self-references. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published in the ACL 2012 workshop proceedings.

Important Dates
March 18, 2012: Paper submissions due
April 15, 2012: Notification of acceptance
April 30, 2012: Camera-ready submissions due
July 10, 2012: Workshop in Jeju, Korea.

Workshop Organizer
* Rafael E. Banchs, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Steering Committee
* Steven Bird, University of Melbourne, Australia
* Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia
* Min Yen Kan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
* Dragomir Radev, University of Michigan, USA
* Ulrich Schäfer, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

Confirmed Programme Committee
* Toni Badia, Barcelona Media Innovation Centre, Spain
* Timothy Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia
* Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Jadavpur University, India
* Emily M. Bender, University of Washington, USA
* Kenneth Church, Johns Hopkins University, USA
* Marta R. Costa-jussa, Barcelona Media Innovation Centre, Spain
* Iryna Gurevych, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
* Carlos Henriquez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
* Daniel Jurafsky, Stanford University, USA
* Min Yen Kan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Kevin Knight, Information Sciences Institute, USA
* Philipp Koehn, University of Edinburgh, UK
* Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
* Bing Liu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
* Yang Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Yuji Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
* Kathleen McKeown, Columbia University, USA
* Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, USA
* Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
* Stephan Oepen, University of Oslo, Norway
* Dragomir Radev, University of Michigan, USA
* Jonathon Read, University of Oslo, Norway
* Paolo Rosso, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
* Horacio Saggion, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
* Ulrich Schäfer, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany
* Eiichiro Sumita, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
* Simone Teufel, University of Cambridge, UK
* Junichi Tsujii, Microsoft Research Asia, China
* Anita de Waard, Elsevier Labs, The Netherlands
* Haifeng Wang, Baidu, China
* Magdalena Wolska, Saarland University, Germany
* Min Zhang, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
* Ming Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia, China