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ACL 2017 Student Research Workshop, First Call for Papers

ACL 2017 Student Research Workshop (SRW)=20

CALL FOR PAPERS=20

The Student Research Workshop (SRW) will be held in conjunction with ACL 20=
17 in Vancouver, Canada.=20

Main Conference: July 30 - August 4, 2017
Paper Submission Deadline:  April 21, 2017


I. General Invitation for Submissions
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The ACL 2017 Student Research Workshop (SRW) provides a forum for student r=
esearchers who are investigating various areas related to Computational Lin=
guistics and Natural Language Processing. The workshop provides an excellen=
t opportunity for student participants to present their work and receive va=
luable feedback from the international research community as well as from s=
elected panelists - experienced researchers, specifically assigned accordin=
g to the topic of their work, who will prepare in-depth comments and questi=
ons in advance of the presentation. The workshop's goal is to aid students =
at multiple stages of their education: from those in the final stages of un=
dergraduate training to those active with graduate thesis research.

The SRW invites two types of submissions:=20

* Research Papers: completed work or work-in-progress along with preliminar=
y results. We encourage submissions from Ph.D students, as well as Masters =
or advanced undergraduate students.

* Research Proposals: for advanced Masters and Ph.D. students who have deci=
ded on a thesis topic and are interested in feedback about their proposal a=
nd ideas about future directions for their work.

This year we provide two mentoring programs:

* Pre-submission Mentoring: the goal is to improve presentation of the stud=
ent's work, not to critique the work itself. Mentors will provide feedback =
in the format of guidelines and suggestions to improve the overall writing.

* Mentoring for Accepted Papers: mentors will be responsible for providing =
feedback to students and preparing in-depth comments and questions prior to=
 the workshop presentation.

The SRW invites papers on topics related to computational linguistics, incl=
uding but not limited to:

Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
Corpus development and evaluation
Dialog and interactive systems
Discourse and pragmatics
Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieva=
l
Natural language generation
Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
Language-inclusive multimodal integration
Linguistic theories for NLP
Low-resource or endangered languages
Machine learning
Machine translation
Mathematical models of language
Multilinguality
Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
Resources and evaluation
Semantics
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Social media: Twitter, blogs, discussion forums, and other social media
Sociolinguistics
Speech, prosody, and spoken dialog
Summarization
Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing
Vision, robots, and other grounding applications


II. Submission Guidelines
-----------------------------------

A) Submission Requirements
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1. Research Proposals may contain previously published work and must includ=
e specific research directions. They may also be in the style of a position=
 paper that surveys and critiques existing literature, but must suggest fut=
ure research directions. Proposals may only have one author, who must be a =
student.
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2. Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in progres=
s. Since the main purpose of presenting at the workshop is to exchange idea=
s with other researchers and to receive helpful feedback for further develo=
pment of the work, papers should clearly indicate directions for future res=
earch 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 a past ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop m=
ay not submit to this track as a first author (though they may still be a c=
o-author, or the first author of a Research Proposal). These students are i=
nstead encouraged to submit their work to the main conference or to the Res=
earch Proposal track. During submission, students must clearly indicate whe=
ther a paper has been submitted to another conference or workshop. One stud=
ent can only submit one paper to the Research Papers track as a first autho=
r.

B) Submission Procedure

Paper drafts for pre-submission mentoring should be sent in PDF format to a=
cl-srw-2017@googlegroups.com by February 15. Note: pre-submission mentoring=
 is not anonymous. The mentor will not review the final submission. Papers =
sent for pre-submission mentoring but not submitted via the electronic syst=
em (see the instructions below) by April 21, will not be reviewed.

Final submissions to the ACL 2017 Student Research Workshop must follow the=
 standard two-column format of the ACL 2017 proceedings and they must be su=
bmitted as a PDF file. Authors should use the style files from the conferen=
ce web site (http://acl2017.org/).
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All submissions are limited to 5 pages for content, with any number of addi=
tional pages allowed for references. Upon acceptance, authors will be allow=
ed 1 additional page of content in order to incorporate suggestions from th=
e reviewers.

The deadline for submission is 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on April 21. S=
ubmission will be electronic using the paper submission web page:
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- https://www.softconf.com/acl2017/srw/

C) Multiple-Submission Policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publication=
s must indicate this at submission time. Authors of papers accepted for pre=
sentation at ACL SRW 2017 must notify the program chairs whether the paper =
will be presented. All accepted papers must be presented at the workshop in=
 order for them to appear in the proceedings. We will not accept papers tha=
t overlap significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or =
have been) published elsewhere. Double submissions to the ACL main conferen=
ce and the Student Research Workshop are not allowed. In the case of two di=
fferent submissions, the authors must ensure that these submissions do not =
overlap significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or results.

D) Reviewing Procedure

The reviewing of the papers will be double-blind, so submission should not =
contain author information or self-identifying citations. Reviewing will be=
 managed by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs and a team of reviewers on the P=
rogram Committee. Each submission will be matched with a mixed panel of stu=
dent and senior researchers for review. The final acceptance decision will =
be based on the results of the review.


III. Important Dates
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- Pre-submission mentoring deadline: February 15, 2017
- Pre-submission mentoring feedback: March 7, 2017
- Submission deadline: April 21, 2017
- Notification of acceptance: May 12, 2017
- Camera-ready submission deadline: May 24, 2017
- Travel grant application deadline: June 20, 2017
- Travel grant notification: June 25, 2017
- ACL conference dates: July 30 - August 4, 2017
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The workshop will be held during the main conference, in a mode similar to =
the conference's regular sessions.=20

All deadlines are 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.


IV. Travel Support=20
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There will be a limited amount of travel support and/or additional funding =
to cover expenses. More information will be made available.


V. Student Research Workshop Committee
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Student Chairs:
-Allyson Ettinger, University of Maryland
-Spandana Gella, University of Edinburgh
-Matthieu Labeau, LIMSI-CNRS

Faculty Advisors:
-Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Rochester Institute of Technology
-Marine Carpuat, University of Maryland
-Mark Dredze, Johns Hopkins University


VI. Contact
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Website           : https://sites.google.com/site/aclsrw2017/
E-mail              : acl-srw-2017@googlegroups.com
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