15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Call for Papers
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EACL 2017
Monday, 3 April 2017 to Friday, 7 April 2017
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Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 30 September 2016

Call for Papers: EACL 2017

The 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for

Computational Linguistics

Valencia, Spain

April 3-7, 2017


The 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for

Computational Linguistics invites the submission of long and short papers

on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of

automated natural language processing, including but not limited to the

following areas:

- Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics

- Dialog and interactive systems

- Discourse and pragmatics

- Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieval

- Generation

- Information extraction, text mining, and question answering

- Machine learning in NLP

- Machine translation

- Multilinguality

- Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation

- Resources and evaluation

- Semantics

- Sentiment analysis and opinion mining

- Social media

- Speech

- Summarization

- Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing

- Vision, robots, and other grounding

Papers accepted to TACL by 18 November 2016 will also be eligible for

presentation at EACL 2017; please see the TACL website (http://www.transacl.org) for details.


Long papers:

- Long paper submissions due: 30 September 2016

- Long paper author response period: 1-7 November 2016

- Long paper acceptance notification: 2 December 2016

- Long paper camera-ready due: 10 January 2017

Short papers:

- Short paper submissions due: 16 December 2016

- Short paper acceptance notification: 1 February 2017

- Short paper camera-ready due: 10 February 2017

EACL conference: 3-7 April 2017


Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and

unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis

should be included. Submissions will be judged on appropriateness, clarity,

originality/innovativeness, correctness/soundness, meaningful comparison,

thoroughness, significance, contributions to research resources, and

replicability. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program

committee members.

Long papers must follow the two-column format of EACL 2017 (see below) and

may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references.

Final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content

(up to 9 pages) so that reviewers? comments can be taken into account.

Long papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the

program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented

orally and which as posters will be based on the nature rather than the

quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings

between long papers presented orally and as posters.

The long paper submission deadline is:

- Friday, 30 September 2016, 23:59 GMT

For electronic submission of long papers, please use:

- https://www.softconf.com/eacl2017/main

Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please

note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead, short

papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages, for example: a

small, focused contribution; work in progress; a negative result; an

opinion piece; an interesting application nugget. Each short paper

submission will be reviewed by at least two program committee members.

Short papers must follow the two-column format of EACL 2014 (see below).

They may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited

references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5) content

pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional

page to address reviewer comments in their final versions.

Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions.

While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the

proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short

papers presented orally and as posters.

The deadline for submission of short papers is:

- Friday, 16 December 2016, 23:59 GMT

For electronic submission of short papers, please use:

- https://www.softconf.com/eacl2017/shortpapers


Submissions must be in PDF, and must conform to the official style

guidelines for EACL 2017. We strongly recommend the use of EACL LaTeX style

files. These are available on the conference website.

As the reviewing will be blind, papers must not include authors' names and

affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's

identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." must be avoided.

Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..."

Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without



Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or

publications must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn

from the other venues if accepted by EACL 2017. Authors of papers accepted

for presentation at EACL 2017 must notify the program chairs by the

camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be presented. We will

not accept for publication or presentation papers that overlap

significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been)

published elsewhere.

Papers that have only appeared on preprint servers such as arXiv.org, or in

ACL-related workshops that do not have published proceedings in the ACL

Anthology, do not count as previously published. Such papers may be

submitted to EACL 2017. Note that the version submitted for review must be

suitably anonymized, and should not contain references to the prior

non-archival version.

Authors submitting more than one paper to EACL 2017 must ensure that

submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other in content

or results.

Contact Information

- General chair: Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)

- Program co-chairs: Phil Blunsom (University of Oxford and DeepMind)

and Alexander Koller (University of Potsdam)

- Email: eacl17pcchairs@gmail.com