ACL 2013: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: 
6 Mar 2013
Event Dates: 
4 Aug 2013
City: 
Sofia
Country: 
Bulgaria
Contact Email: 
johan [dot] bos [at] rug [dot] nl

ACL 2013: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 51th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013). The main conference is to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on August 5-7, 2013. The tutorials are scheduled for Sunday, August 4.

ACL 2013 seeks proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics, broadly conceived to include areas such as cognitive modelling of language processing and psycholinguistics, dialogue and interactive systems, discourse, coreference and pragmatics, text mining and information extraction, information retrieval and question answering, language resources, lexical semantics and ontologies, machine translation, multilinguality, NLP applications NLP for social media, semantic processing, sentiment analysis, opinion mining, text classification, spoken language processing, summarization and generation, syntax and parsing, tagging and chunking, word segmentation, and evaluation methods. Especially encouraged are tutorials that educate the community about advancements in cross-disciplinary areas such as machine learning, knowledge mining, and legal applications.

Information on the payment for tutorial instructors can be found in the ACL Tutorial Teacher Payment Policy. Please note: Remuneration for Tutorial presenters is fixed according to the above policy and does not cover registration fees for the main conference.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Proposals for tutorials should contain:

1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the ACL community (not more than 2 pages).

2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (including a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are available as well.

3. The names, affiliations and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.

5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).

Submission is electronic, using the softconf submission software (URL to be announced in subsequent versions of this call). The submission deadline is Wednesday, 6 March 2013.

TUTORIAL SPEAKER RESPONSIBILITIES

Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by Wednesday, April 3, 2013, and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by Wednesday, May 15,
2013. The description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference website, and a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions will be given). Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by June 7, 2013.

IMPORTANT DATES

* Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: March 6, 2013
* Notification of acceptance: April 3, 2013
* Tutorial descriptions due: May 15, 2013
* Tutorial course material due: June 7, 2013
* Tutorial date: August 4, 2013

TUTORIAL CHAIRS

* Johan Bos, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
* Keith Hall, Google

Please send inquiries concerning ACL 2013 tutorials to johan dot bos at rug anotherdot nl.