5th Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop: NW-NLP 2018

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
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Microsoft Research Redmond
Friday, 27 April 2018
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Ryan Georgi, Maryam Siahbani, General Co-chairs
Will Lewis, Local Chair
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 2 March 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Call for papers (Please forward and distribute widely).

5th Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop: NW-NLP 2018

Call for Submissions and Participation

The fifth Pacific Northwest Regional Natural Language Processing Workshop will be held on Friday April 27 2018, in Redmond, WA. We welcome submissions of extended abstracts in all aspects of natural language text and speech processing, computational linguistics, and human language technologies.

As with past four workshops, the goal of this one-day NW-NLP event is to provide a less-formal setting in the Pacific Northwest to present research ideas, make new acquaintances, and learn about the breadth of exciting work currently being pursued in North-West area.

We encourage submissions of both completed and ongoing work. Accepted submissions will be presented as either an oral presentation or a poster. Students and less established researchers are especially encouraged to submit their work. This workshop will provide a venue for feedback on early-stage research.

Further information about the workshop is provided below. We look forward to your submissions and participation.

Ryan Georgi, Maryam Siahbani, General Co-chairs
Will Lewis, Local Chair

Important Dates
- Friday, March 2: Submission deadline
- Friday, March 23: Notification of acceptance
- Friday. April 6 : Camera­-ready extended abstracts due
- Friday, April 27: NW-NLP 2018 Workshop

Microsoft Research Redmond
14820 NE 36th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

Submission and Reviewing Procedures

The NW-NLP Workshop will accept two types of submissions:

Extended abstracts. 2-page maximum. This option is intended for submissions of original, completed or ongoing, unpublished research. Submissions should make use of ACL style files.
Authors may also submit 'as is' any full conference paper that has been (or that will soon be) submitted to some other conference or workshop (e.g. ACL, LREC, COLING, etc.). Because these papers will be peer-reviewed elsewhere, they will receive less detailed review notes from the NW-NLP committee. In your submission, please state where and when your paper was submitted/presented. If it was already presented, state whether it was a poster, a short paper or a long paper.
Submission is electronic, using the easychair submission software https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feasycha...

Reviewing will not be double-blind; submissions should include author information. A strong preference will be given to student authored submissions. Please indicate, in your submitted .pdf file, a preference for oral or poster formats and the status of the work with respect to dual submission, as described for option (2) above.

Program Committee

- Sauleh Eetemadi, Microsoft Research
- Christian Federmann, Microsoft Research
- Michael Gamon, Microsoft Research
- Ryan Georgi, University of Washington
- Anne Kao, Boeing Inc.
- Will Lewis, Microsoft Research
- Gina-Anne Levow, University of Washington
- Anahita Mansouri, Simon Fraser University
- Arul Menezes, Microsoft Research
- Christian Monson, Amazon Inc.
- Gabriel Murray, University of Fraser Valley
- Fred Popowich, Simon Fraser University
- Chris Quirk, Microsoft Research
- Brian Roark, Google Research
- Masoud Rouhizadeh, Johns Hopkins University
- Anoop Sarkar, Simon Fraser University
- Maryam Siahbani, University of Fraser Valley
- Noah Smith, University of Washington
- Luke Zettlemoyer, University of Washington