ACL 2018 Student Research Workshop First Call for Papers

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Student Research Workshop Collocated with  ACL 2018
Monday, 16 July 2018 to Friday, 20 July 2018
ACL SRW 2018 Organizers
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, 8 April 2018

ACL 2018 Student Research Workshop First Call for Papers

Student Research Workshop Collocated with  ACL 2018 Melbourne, Australia
Main Conference: July 16, 2018 – July 20, 2018

***Paper Submission Deadline: April 8, 2018 **** [1]

General Rule for Submission

The ACL 2018 Student Research Workshop (SRW) provides a forum for student researchers who are investigating various areas related to Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for student participants to present their work and receive valuable feedback from the international research community as well as from selected panelists - experienced researchers, specifically assigned according to the topic of their work, who will prepare in-depth comments and questions in advance of the presentation. The workshop's goal is to aid students at multiple stages of their education: from those in the final stages of undergraduate training to those active with graduate thesis research. The SRW invites two types of submissions:

Research Papers: completed work or work-in-progress along with preliminary results. We encourage submissions from Ph.D. students, as well as Masters or advanced undergraduate students.
Research Proposals: for advanced Masters and Ph.D. students who have decided on a thesis topic and are interested in feedback about their proposal and ideas about future directions for their work.

This year we provide two mentoring programs:

Pre-submission Mentoring: the goal is to improve presentation of the student's work, not to critique the work itself. Mentors will provide feedback in the format of guidelines and suggestions to improve the overall writing.
Mentoring for Accepted Papers: mentors will be responsible for providing feedback to students and preparing in-depth comments and questions prior to the workshop presentation.

Important Dates

Pre-submission mentoring deadline: February 26, 2018
Pre-submission mentoring feedback: March 19, 2018
Paper submission deadline: April 8, 2018
Review deadline: April 25, 2018
Acceptance notification: May 2, 2018
Camera-ready deadline: May 21, 2018

Submission Requirement
All papers 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 reviewers’ comments in their final versions.
To submit your paper or proposal, please use the Softconf START conference management system at[2]
The deadline for submission is April 8, 2018.
The deadline pre-submission mentoring is February 26, 2018.

The SRW invites papers on topics related to computational linguistics, including but not limited to:

Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
Corpus development and evaluation
Dialog and interactive systems
Discourse and pragmatics
Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieval
Natural language generation
Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
Language-inclusive multimodal integration
Linguistic theories for NLP
Low-resource or endangered languages
Machine learning
Machine translation
Mathematical models of language
Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
Resources and evaluation
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Social media: Twitter, blogs, discussion forums and other social media
Speech, prosody and spoken dialog
Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing
Vision, robots, and other grounding applications
Details of the submission guidelines are available at: [3]
Student Chairs
Vered Shwartz (Bar-Ilan University)
Jeniya Tabassum (Ohio State University)
Rob Voigt (Stanford University)
Faculty Advisors
Wanxiang Che   (Harbin Institute of Technology)
Marie-Catherine de Marneffe (Ohio State University)
Malvina Nissim (University of Groningen)

The organizers of the workshop can be contacted by email at:

More details can be found at the SRW website: [1]

We expect to have grants to offset some portion of the students travel; conference
registration and accommodation expenses. Further details will be
posted on the SRW website [1].