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Student Research Workshop
Call For Papers

The deadline for SRW papers submission has expired.
This call is included for reference only.

General Invitation for Submissions

The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at ACL conferences. The workshop provides a venue for student researchers investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to present their work and to receive feedback both from the general audience and from selected panelists -- experienced researchers who prepare in-depth comments and questions in advance of the presentation.

We invite all student researchers to submit their work to the workshop. As the main goal of the workshop is to provide feedback, the emphasis is on work in progress. Original and unpublished research is therefore invited on all aspects of computational linguistics including, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • pragmatics and discourse
  • semantics and lexicons
  • syntax and grammars
  • phonetics, phonology, and morphology
  • linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language
  • information retrieval, information extraction, and question answering
  • summarization and paraphrasing
  • speech recognition and speech synthesis
  • corpus-based language modeling
  • multi-lingual processing, machine translation, and translation aids
  • spoken and written natural language interfaces and dialogue systems
  • multi-modal language processing and multimedia systems
  • narrative understanding systems

The main conference also features tutorials, workshops, and demos. More information on these can be found at the main ACL-07 page.

Submission Requirements

The emphasis of the workshop is to provide beginner researchers with the opportunity of presenting their work in a formal setting. Submission will therefore normally be open only to students who have settled on their thesis direction but who still have significant research left to do; those students in the final stages of their thesis and those who have already presented at an ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop should submit to the main conference instead.

The papers should describe original work, still in progress. Papers should clearly indicate directions for future research wherever appropriate. The papers may have more than one author; however, all authors MUST be students (graduate or undergraduate). Papers submitted are eligible only if they have not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the submission page.

Submission Procedure

Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed six (6) pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Style files tailored for this year's conference. These will be available from the web pages of ACL-07. A description of the format is also available in case you are unable to use these style files directly. Submission must be electronic. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Please use the submission page to submit your paper.

Reviewing Procedure

Reviewing of papers submitted to the Student Workshop will be managed by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs, with the assistance of a team of reviewers. Each submission will be matched with a mixed panel of student and senior researchers for review. The final acceptance decision will be based on the results of the review.

Note that reviewing of papers will be blind; therefore, 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 ...".


The papers must be submitted no later than 5pm US Eastern time January 23, 2007 (10pm GMT January 23, 2007). Late submissions will be automatically disqualified. Acknowledgment will be e-mailed soon after receipt. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by e-mail) on March 23, 2007. Detailed formatting guidelines for the preparation of the final camera-ready copy will be provided to authors with their acceptance notice.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline January 23, 2007
5pm EST (10pm GMT)
Notification of acceptance March 23, 2007
Camera ready papers due April 27, 2007
Conference date June 25-27, 2007

Travel Grants

Some funding will be available for students whose work is accepted to the Student Research Workshop. For more information about travel grants, please contact the Co-Chairs of the Student Research Workshop.

Contact Information

If you need to contact the Co-Chairs of the Student Research Workshop, please use: srw@acl2007.org An e-mail sent to this address will be forwarded to all Co-Chairs.

Violeta Seretan
Language Technology Laboratory, Linguistics Department
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Chris Biemann
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, NLP Department
University of Leipzig, Germany
Ellen Riloff (Faculty Advisor)
School of Computing
University of Utah, U.S.A.

Program Committee

Laura Alonso i Alemany, Universidad de la República, Uruguay and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Timothy Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia
Raffaella Bernardi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Stephan Bloehdorn, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Gemma Boleda, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
Monojit Choudhury, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Philipp Cimiano, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Alexander Clark, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Gaël Harry Dias, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Stefan Evert, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Afsaneh Fazly, University of Toronto, Canada
Alexander Gelbukh, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Alfio Gliozzo, ITC-irst, Trento, Italy
Yoav Goldberg, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Jean-Philippe Goldman, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Günther Görz, University of Erlangen, Germany
Iryna Gurevych, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Catalina Hallett, The Open University, UK
Laura Hasler, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Janne Bondi Johannessen, University of Oslo, Norway
Philipp Koehn, University of Edinburgh, UK
Zornitsa Kozareva, University of Alicante, Spain
Chin-Yew Lin, Microsoft Research Asia, USA
Berenike Loos, European Media Laboratory GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Bernardo Magnini, ITC-irst, Trento, Italy
Irina Matveeva, University of Chicago, USA
Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, USA
Andrea Mulloni, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Roberto Navigli, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Malvina Nissim, University of Bologna, Italy
Joakim Nivre, Växjö University and Uppsala University, Sweden
Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Rainer Osswald, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Sebastian Padó, Saarland University, Germany
Adam Przepiórkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Reinhard Rapp, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Bettina Schrader, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Sabine Schulte im Walde, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Serge Sharoff, University of Leeds, UK
Yihai Shen, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Anders Sogaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Lucia Specia, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
Joel Tetreault, University of Pittsburg, USA
Reut Tsarfaty, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Begona Villada Moirón, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Stephen Wan, Macquarie University, Australia
Janyce M. Wiebe, University of Pittsburg, USA
Hans Friedrich Witschel, University of Leipzig, Germany
Bing Zhao, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

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