COLING/ACL'06 Call For Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of
COLING/ACL'06, to be held in Sydney, Australia, July 17th-21st, 2006
(see or COLING/ACL'06 combines
the Joint 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics
and the 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational
Linguistics (COLING/ACL'06). The tutorials will be held on the weekend
preceding the conference.

Proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics and
its applications are sought. Especially encouraged are
cross-disciplinary tutorials that educate the community about recent
technical advancements in semantic processing, machine learning,
statistics, or data mining technology that are of interest to
computational linguistics, or introduce relevant algorithms and theory
that may be "old hat" to specialists in these areas but are still
unfamiliar to part of the natural language processing community.

The ACL has a set of policies on tutorials. You can find general
information on policies regarding financial support of ACL tutorials,
at the following URL:


Proposals for tutorials should contain:

  • A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its
    relevance to the COLING/ACL community (not more than 2 pages).
  • 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.
  • The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of
    the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their
    research interests and areas of expertise.
  • 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.
  • A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g.,
    internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text
no later than January 5, 2006 to

The subject line should be: "COLING/ACL'06 TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".



Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by January 20, 2006, and
must then provide descriptions of their tutorials for inclusion in the
conference registration material by April 10, 2006. The description
should be in three formats: a LaTeX version that fits onto 1/2 page;
an ASCII version that can be included with the email announcement; and
an HTML version that can be included on the conference web site.
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 6, 2006.


Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: January 5, 2006
Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2006
Tutorial descriptions due: April 10, 2006
Tutorial course material due: June 6, 2006
Tutorial date: July 16, 2006


Claire Gardent, CNRS/Nancy

Please send inquiries concerning COLING/ACL'06 tutorials to