CFP for student session at ACL-07

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June 24th-29th 2007, Prague, Czech Republic

Submission deadline: January 23, 2007

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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 Original and unpublished research is therefore invited on all aspects of computational linguistics including, but not limited to, the following topic areas: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 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 at acl2007 dot org An e-mail sent to this address will be forwarded to all Co-Chairs.

Workshop 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

Roberto Basili, University of Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy

Raffaela Bernardi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Stefan Bloehdorn, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Gemma Boleda, Pompeu Fabra University, 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, Israel

Jean-Philippe Goldmann, 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 Corp., 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, CNR, Rome, 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, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil

Joel Tetreault, University of Pittsburgh, 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