6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
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Nagoya Congress Center
Monday, 14 October 2013 to Saturday, 19 October 2013
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 17 May 2013

IJCNLP 2013 Call for Papers, Call for Demonstrations, Call for Tutorials, and Call for Workshop Proposals

IJCNLP 2013: The 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
October 14-19, 2013, Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan

The 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, organized by the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing, will be held in Nagoya, Japan during the period October 14-19, 2013. The conference will cover a broad range of technical areas related to the computational treatment of natural language. IJCNLP 2013 will feature full papers, short papers, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops.

October 14: Tutorials, Pre-Conference Workshop
October 15-17: Main Conference
October 18-19: Post-Conference Workshop

General Chair
Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Program Committee Chairs
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Jong Park, KAIST, Korea

Local Organizing Committee Chair
Hitoshi Isahara, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Workshop Committee Chairs
Naoaki Okazaki, Tohoku University, Japan
Scott Wen-tau Yih, Microsoft Research, USA

Tutorial Chairs
Vincent Ng, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Satoshi Sekine, New York University, USA

Demo Chairs
Hang Li, Huawei Technologies Co., China
Kentaro Torisawa, NICT, Japan

Sponsorship Committee Chair
Hiromi Nakaiwa, NTT, Japan

Publication Committee Chairs
Jing Jiang, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Lun-Wei Ku, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Finance Committee Chairs
Masayuki Okabe, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Masatoshi Tsuchiya, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Publicity Committee Chairs
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Gary Geunbae Lee, POSTECH, Korea
Diego Mollá-Aliod, Macquarie University, Australia
Chengqing Zong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Call for Papers

IJCNLP 2013 invites submissions of papers reporting original and unpublished research on all aspects of language processing and computational linguistics, including, but not limited to, the following: Phonology; Morphology; Syntax; Semantics; Pragmatics; Discourse; Dialog; Corpora; Dictionaries; Ontologies; Language resources for minority languages; Statistical and Machine Learning approaches; Finite-State Technology; Language models; POS tagging; Parsing; Semantic role labeling; Word-sense disambiguation; Anaphora and co-reference resolution; Natural language generation; Speech processing; Dialog Systems; Machine Translation; Information Retrieval; Information Extraction; Named Entity Recognition; Text summarization; Question Answering; Text mining; Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis; NLP for medical applications; NLP for educational applications; Text accessibility; Plagiarism detection; Author identification; Spam filtering.

Important Dates
May 17, 2013: Full paper/short paper submission due
July 8, 2013: Full paper/short paper acceptance notification
August 9, 2013: Camera ready due
October 15-17, 2013: Main conference

Program Committee Chairs
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Jong Park, KAIST, Korea

Call for Demonstrations

The IJCNLP 2013 Demonstration Committee invites proposals for the Demonstrations Program. We encourage both the submission of early research prototypes and interesting mature systems. We also welcome demo proposals related to submission to the main conference. Commercial sales and marketing activities are inappropriate for the Program.

Areas of interest include all topics related to theoretical and applied computational linguistics, such as (but not limited to) the topics listed for the conference paper submission.

The systems may be of the following kinds:
* Natural Language Processing systems or system components
* Application systems using language technology components
* Software tools for computational linguistics research
* Software for demonstration or evaluation
* Development tools

Demo proposals consist of the following parts, which should all be sent to the Demo Chairs. Please use the main IJCNLP paper formatting guidelines. The entire proposal should not be more than four pages.

* An extended abstract of the technical content to be demonstrated, including title, authors, full contact information, references, and acknowledgements.
* A "script outline" of the demo presentation, including accompanying narrative, and either a Web address for accessing the demo or visual aids (e.g., screenshots, snapshots, or diagrams).
* A detailed description of the hardware, software and internet service requirements expected to be provided by the local organizer.

Submission procedure will be announced later. The deadline for proposals is May 24, 2013. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to computational linguistics, innovation, scientific contribution, presentation, as well as potential logistical constraints. Accepted submissions will be allocated maximum four pages in the Companion Volume to the Proceedings of the Conference.

May 24, 2013: Demo proposal submission due
July 8, 2013: Demo proposal acceptance notification
August 9, 2013: Demo paper camera ready due
October 15-17: Conference

Kentaro Torisawa (NICT, Japan)
Hang Li (Huawei Technologies, China)

Call for Tutorials

IJCNLP 2013 seeks proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics, broadly conceived to include areas such as speech processing, information retrieval, psycholinguistics and language issues in emerging domains such as social media, bioinformatics, and processing of legal documents. Especially encouraged are tutorials that introduce recent advancements in cross-disciplinary areas such as network analysis, machine learning, and grounding in language processing.

Proposals for tutorials should contain:
1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the NLP community (not more than 2 pages).
2. 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.
3. A sample (and preferably all, if available) of the slides and any other material that will be used for the tutorial.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in a single PDF file or a single plain ASCII text file no later than May 17, 2013 to tcc@ijcnlp2013.org.

The subject line should be: "IJCNLP 2013: TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".

You will receive an email confirmation that your proposal has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation 24 hours after sending the proposal, please send email again to the above addresses.

Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by June 17, 2013, and must then provide the brief descriptions and outlines of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by August 5, 2013. The descriptions and outlines should be in ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site. Tutorial speakers must provide the final tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by August 26, 2013.

Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: May 17, 2013
Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2013
Tutorial descriptions due: August 5, 2013
Tutorial course material due: August 26, 2013
Tutorial date: October 14, 2013

Satoshi Sekine, New York University, USA
Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Please send inquiries concerning IJCNLP-13 tutorials to Satoshi Sekine

Call for Workshop Proposals *********************************************************************

IJCNLP 2013 solicits proposals on any topic of interest to the natural language processing communities.

Submission Information
Proposals for workshops should be no more than four pages on A4 sized paper in length, and should be in text or PDF format. It should contain the following information:
1. A title and brief (two-page max) description of the workshop topic and content.
2. The desired workshop length (half day, full day or two days), the preference (pre- or post-conference) and an estimate of the number of attendees.
3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the organizers with one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise.
4. A list of potential members of the program committee with an indication of which members have already agreed.
5. A description of any shared tasks associated with the workshop.
6. A description of special requirements for technical needs.

Soft versions of the Workshop proceedings will be published in a USB flash drive and may also be made available in the ACL archive (to be finalized). Although AFNLP holds the copyrights of the published papers, workshop organizers are encouraged to go for special issues of reputed journals with extended versions. Please submit workshop proposals to the workshop co-chairs (wcc at ijcnlp2013 dot org) by March 8, 2013.

Important Dates
March 8, 2013: Workshop proposal due
March 22, 2013: Notification of acceptance

Timelines for IJCNLP 2013 Workshops
April 5, 2013: Proposed workshop 1st CFP
May 10, 2013: Proposed workshop 2nd CFP
June 7, 2013: Proposed paper submission due date
July 29, 2013: Proposed notification of acceptance
Aug 23, 2013: Camera-ready deadline
Oct 14, 2013: Pre-Conference Workshops
Oct 18-19, 2013: Post-Conference Workshops

Workshop Co-Chairs
Naoaki Okazaki (Tohoku University, Japan)
Scott Wen-tau Yih (Microsoft Research, USA)