NAACL 2012 Student Research Workshop and Doctoral Consortium Call for Papers

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
6 Feb 2012
Event Dates: 
3 Jun 2012 - 8 Jun 2012
Location: 
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
City: 
Montreal
Country: 
Canada
Contact Email: 
naaclsrw2012 [at] gmail [dot] com

NAACL 2012 Student Research Workshop and Doctoral Consortium Call for Papers

1. General Invitation for Submissions

The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at NAACL conferences. The workshop provides a venue for student researchers investigating topics in computational linguistics and natural language processing to present their work and receive feedback from a general audience as well as from assigned mentors. The mentors are experienced researchers who will prepare in-depth comments and questions in advance of the presentation. Each accepted paper will be assigned an established researcher as a mentor, who will provide feedback on the work to the student at the conference.

The goal of the workshop is to aid students at all stages of their education. To that end, we invite papers in two separate categories:

1. Thesis Proposals: This category is appropriate for advanced students who have decided on a thesis topic and wish to get feedback on their proposal and broader ideas for their continuing work.

2. Research Papers: Papers in this category can describe completed work or work in progress with preliminary results.

We invite the submission of both full (6 pages) and short (4 pages) papers. The short paper format is appropriate for a small, focused contribution, interesting application nuggets, or a negative result. All papers will be presented at a poster session concurrent with the main poster session.

2. Submission Requirements

Thesis Proposals may contain previously published work and must include specific research directions. They may also be in the style of a position paper that surveys and critiques existing literature, but must suggest future research directions. Proposals may only have one author, who must be a student.

Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in progress. Since the main purpose of presenting at the workshop is to exchange ideas with other researchers and to receive helpful feedback for further development of the work, papers should clearly indicate directions for future research wherever appropriate. The first author of multi-author papers must be a student, but additional co-authors need not be students.

Research Papers are eligible for this workshop only if they have not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Students who have already presented at an ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop may not submit to this track as a first author. These students should instead submit to the main conference or to the Thesis Proposal track.

3. Submission Procedure

Submission will be electronic using the paper submission web page below:

https://www.softconf.com/naaclhlt2012/NAACL-SRW2012/

Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed six pages (four for short papers), including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files tailored for this year's conference. These files are available at:

http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/conference/conference.php

A description of the format is available there in case you are unable to use these style files directly. All submissions must be electronic: please use the submission website above to submit your paper.

4. Reviewing Procedure

The reviewing of papers will be double-blind, so please make sure your paper shows the title, but no author information. You should likewise not have any self identifying references anywhere in the paper submitted for review. For example, rather than this: ''We showed previously (Smith, 2001), ...'', use citations such as: ''Smith (2001) previously showed ...''.

5. Schedule

The papers must be submitted no later than 11:59 PST, February 6, 2012. No papers received after this deadline will be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by email) on March 26, 2012. Detailed formatting guidelines for the preparation of the final camera-ready copy will be provided to authors with their acceptance notice.

Important Dates:

● Papers due: February 6, 2012

● Notification of acceptance: March 26, 2012

● Camera ready papers due: April 13, 2012

● Conference date: June 3-8, 2012

The Student Research Workshop will be held during the NAACL HLT 2012 conference.

6. Contact Information

The co-chairs of the Student Research Workshop can be contacted by email at: naaclsrw2012@gmail.com

Roger Levy (Faculty Advisor)

University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Ani Nenkova (Faculty Advisor)

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Rivka Levitan (Co-chair)

Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

Myle Ott (Co-chair)

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA