The 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
EMNLP 2013
Saturday, 19 October 2013 to Monday, 21 October 2013
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Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 5 July 2013


The 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods
in Natural Language Processing

EMNLP 2013

Seattle, USA

Main conference: October 19-21, 2013

Workshops: October 18, 2013

Paper submission deadline: July 5, 2013

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group
on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites submissions to
EMNLP 2013. The conference will be held on October 18-21, 2013, in Seattle,
USA. The conference will consist of three days of full paper presentations
preceded by one day of workshops.

We are delighted to announce our invited speakers for EMNLP 2013:

- Dr Fernando Pereira (Research Director, Google)
- Dr Andrew Ng (Co-CEO and Co-founder, Coursera)

---- TOPICS ----

We solicit papers on all areas of interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields, including but not
limited to:

・ Phonology, Morphology, Tagging, Chunking and Segmentation
・ Syntax and Parsing
・ Semantics
・ Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
・ Language resources
・ Summarization and Generation
・ NLP-related Machine Learning: theory, methods and algorithms
・ Machine Translation
・ Information Retrieval and Question Answering
・ Information Extraction
・ Spoken Language Processing
・ Text Mining and Natural Language Processing Applications
・ Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
・ NLP for the Web and social media
・ Computational models of human language processing


・ Long and short paper submission deadline: July 5, 2013
・ Co-submission cutoff date: July 12, 2013 (see below for details)
・ Author response period: August 14-17, 2013
・ Acceptance notification (long and short papers): August 26, 2013
・ Camera-ready submission: September 16, 2013
・ Workshop dates: October 18, 2013
・ Main conference dates: October 19-21, 2013

All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm (UTC/GMT -11 hours)


Submissions should describe original, unpublished work. Papers presented at
EMNLP should mainly contain new material that has not been presented at any
other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Papers that have been or
will be submitted to other meetings or publications must disclose this
information at submission time. Please list all other meetings where the paper
has been submitted in the "other submissions" field on the submission
site (and see below for details of the multiple submission policy).

Each LONG paper submission consists of a paper of up to nine (9) pages of
content and any number of additional pages containing references only,
together with optional supplementary material as described below.

EMNLP 2013 also solicits short papers. Characteristics of short papers include:

・ A small, focused contribution
・ Work in progress
・ A negative result
・ An opinion piece
・ An interesting application nugget

SHORT papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the discretion of the
programme chairs), and will be given four (4) pages plus 2 pages for
references in the proceedings. 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 or as posters. Each short
paper submission will be reviewed by at least two programme committee members.

Both long and short papers should follow the two-column format of NAACL 2013
proceedings. Please use the official NAACL 2013 style files for the paper (and
ensure that your paper is Letter size). We reserve the right to reject
submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including letter
size and font size restrictions

As reviewing will be blind, the submission should not include the authors'
names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's
identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be
avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed
...". Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected
without review. Separate author identification information is required as part
of the on-line submission process.

The supplementary material should be supplementary (rather than central) to
the paper. It may include explanations or details of proofs or derivations
that do not fit into the paper, lists of features or feature templates, sample
inputs and outputs for a system, pseudo-code or source code, and data. The
paper should not rely on the supplementary material: while the paper may refer
to and cite the supplementary material and the supplementary material will be
available to reviewers, they will not be asked to review or even download the
supplementary material.

Submission and reviewing will be on-line, managed by the START system. The
only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. The supplementary
material must be in the form of a single .zip or a .tgz archive file with a
maximum size of 10MB; otherwise there are no constraints on its
format. Submissions, together with all supplementary material, must be
uploaded to the START system by the submission deadlines; submissions
submitted after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network congestion
we request authors upload their submissions as early as possible (especially
if they contain large supplementary material files).

We are now accepting long and short paper submissions via:


Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications
must indicate this at submission time. To alleviate review duplication,
multiple submissions are only allowed over a narrow time window, up until July
12, 2013. By this date, authors of co-submitted papers must notify the PC
Chairs of their decision to either (a) withdraw the paper from EMNLP; or (b)
withdraw the paper from the other venues it was co-submitted to and have it
reviewed for EMNLP only.

There must be at least one registered author at the conference for each
accepted paper, and all accepted papers must be presented at the conference to
appear in the proceedings. It is not acceptable to submit papers that overlap
significantly in content or results with work that will be (or has been)
published elsewhere.

Authors submitting more than one paper to EMNLP 2013 must ensure that
submissions do not overlap significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or
results. Authors should not submit short and long versions of papers with
substantial overlap in their original contributions.

---- WORKSHOPS ----

EMNLP 2013 Will have three workshops:

TextGraphs-8 -- Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing
Zornitsa Kozareva, Irina Matveeva, Gabor Melli, Vivi Nastase

SPMRL-2013 -- 4th Workshop on Statistical Parsing of Morphologically Rich Languages
Yoav Goldberg, Ines Rehbein, Yannick Versley

Twenty Years of Bitext
Chris Dyer, Noah A. Smith, Phil Blunsom

---- COMMITTEE ----

General Chair:
David Yarowsky, Johns Hopkins University

Programme Co-Chairs:
Tim Baldwin, The University of Melbourne
Anna Korhonen, University of Cambridge

Workshop Chair:
Karen Livescu, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, University of Chicago

Publication Chair:
Steven Bethard, University of Colorado Boulder

Local Arrangements: Priscilla Rasmussen

Area Chairs

Phonology, Morphology, Tagging, Chunking and Segmentation:
Kemal Oflazer
Anna Feldman

Syntax and Parsing:
Jennifer Foster
Yoav Goldberg

Mark Stevenson
Luke Zettlemoyer

Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics:
Carolyn Rose
Matt Purver

Language resources:
Emily Bender
Aline Villavicencio

Summarization and Generation:
Dragomir Radev
Yang Liu

NLP-related Machine Learning: theory, methods and algorithms:
Amir Globerson
Antal van den Bosch

Machine Translation
Taro Watanabe
Kevin Knight

Information Retrieval and Question Answering
Bernardo Magnini
Soumen Chakrabarti

Information Extraction
Heng Ji

Spoken Language Processing:
Haizhou Li
Amanda Stent

Text Mining and Natural Language Processing Applications
Hang Li
Kevin Cohen

Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
Janyce Wiebe
Bing Liu

NLP for the Web and Social Media
Miles Osborne
Chin-Yew Lin

Computational Models of Human Language Acquisition and Processing
Alessandro Lenci
Afra Alishahi

---- CONTACT ----