The HLT/NAACL 2004 Program Committee
invites proposals for the Demonstrations Program. This program
is primarily to encourage the early exhibition of research prototypes,
but interesting mature systems are also eligible (commercial sales and
marketing activities are not appropriate in the Demonstration program,
and should be arranged as part of the HLT/NAACL-04 Exhibit
AREAS OF INTEREST
We would like to encourage the submission of proposals for demonstrations
of software related to all areas of computational linguistics: ASR, NLP,
and IR. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, text and spoken
language systems for:
- Interactive dialogue.
- Question-answering and information retrieval.
- Spontaneous speech transcription and rich metadata extraction.
- Analysis and generation of prosody.
- Multimodal and multimedia analysis, generation, and interaction.
- Multi-document analysis.
- Multilingual and cross-lingual processing.
- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
We encourage demonstrations that combine two or more of the above areas
in novel ways.
FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION
Demo Proposals consist of the following parts:
- An abstract of the technical content to be demonstrated, not to
exceed two pages, including title, authors, full contact information,
references and acknowledgements.
- A detailed description of hardware and software requirements
expected to be provided by the local organizer. Demonstrators are
encouraged to be flexible in their requirements (possibly with
different demos for different logistical situations). Please state
what you can bring yourself and what you absolutely must have
provided. We will do our best to provide equipment and resources but
nothing can be guaranteed at this point beyond space and power.
- A "Script Outline" of the demo presentation, including
accompanying narrative, and either a web address for accessing the
demo or visual aids (e.g., screen-shots, snapshots, or sketches). The
script should be no more than 6 pages.
Proposals should be submitted by December 14, 2003 to the Demonstrations
Co-Chairs for HLT/NAACL-04. Submissions should be submitted in one
of the following formats: plain text, pdf, or Microsoft Word. Please
submit your proposals and any inquiries to:
Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their
relevance to computational linguistics, innovation, scientific
contribution, presentation, and user friendliness, as well as
potential logistical constraints.
Further details on the timing and format for the
demonstration sessions will be determined and provided at a later
date. Please send additional questions to the demo co-chairs at
|Dec 14,||2003||Due: proposals for demos|
|Feb 1,||2004||Notification: acceptance/rejection of demos|
|May 2-7,||2004||Conference |