ACL 2013: Final Call for Tutorial Proposals

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Johan Bos
Keith Hall
Submission Deadline: 
Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 51th Annual Meeting
of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013). The main
conference is to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on August 5-7, 2013. The
tutorials are scheduled for Sunday, August 4.

ACL 2013 seeks proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational
linguistics, broadly conceived to include areas such as cognitive modelling
of language processing and psycholinguistics, dialogue and interactive
systems, discourse, coreference and pragmatics, text mining and information
extraction, information retrieval and question answering, language
resources, lexical semantics and ontologies, machine translation,
multilinguality, NLP applications, NLP for social media, semantic
processing, sentiment analysis, opinion mining, text classification, spoken
language processing, summarization and generation, syntax and parsing,
tagging and chunking, word segmentation, and evaluation methods. Especially
encouraged are tutorials that educate the community about advancements in
cross-disciplinary areas such as machine learning, knowledge mining, and
legal applications. Information on the payment for tutorial instructors
can be found in the ACL Tutorial Teacher Payment Policy.

Please NOTE: Remuneration for Tutorial presenters is fixed according to the
above policy and does not cover registration fees for the main conference.


Proposals for tutorials should contain:

1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to
the ACL 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. The names, affiliations and email addresses of the
tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research
interests and areas of expertise.

4. 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.

5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g.,
internet access).

Submission is electronic, via
The submission deadline is Wednesday, 6 March 2013.


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by Wednesday, April 3, 2013,
and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the
conference registration material by Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The
description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included
in email announcements and published on the conference web site, and a PDF
version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions
will be given). 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 7, 2013.


* Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: March 6, 2013
* Notification of acceptance: April 3, 2013
* Tutorial descriptions due: May 15, 2013
* Tutorial course material due: June 7, 2013
* Tutorial date: August 4, 2013


* Johan Bos, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
* Keith Hall, Google

Please send inquiries concerning ACL 2013 tutorials to
johan dot bos at rug anotherdot nl and kbhall at google dot com.