ACL Student Research Workshop -- 2nd Call for Papers

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Co-Located with ACL 2014
Monday, 23 June 2014
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 7 March 2014


ACL Student Research Workshop

Collocated with ACL 2014
Main conference: June 23-25, 2014
Student Research Workshop: June 23, 2014

Paper Submission Deadline: March 7, 2014 (11:59pm PST)


General Invitation For Submission

The Student Research Workshop at ACL conferences provides a venue for
student researchers to present their work in computational linguistics
and natural language processing. The students receive feedback from the
general conference audience as well as from mentors specifically
assigned according to the topic of the work.

We invite papers in two categories.
1. Thesis Proposals: This category is appropriate for advanced students
who have decided on a thesis topic and wish to get feedback on their
proposal and broader ideas for their continuing work.
2. Research Papers: Papers in this category can describe completed work
or work in progress with preliminary results.


Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- Phonology and Morphology, Word Segmentation
- Syntax, Tagging, Chunking and Parsing
- Semantics
- Multimodal Natural Language Processing
- Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
- Linguistic aspects of CL
- Summarization
- Generation
- Machine Learning for Language Processing
- Machine Translation
- Information Retrieval and Question Answering
- Information Extraction
- Spoken Language Processing (e.g., Spoken Term Detection,
Understanding, Dialogue Systems)
- Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
- NLP-enabled Technology
- Document Categorization / Topic Clustering
- Social Media Analysis and Processing
- Language Resources and Evaluation Methods

Format Of The Workshop

All the accepted papers will be presented in the main conference poster
session giving the opportunity for students to interact and present
their work to a large and diverse audience. Each paper is also assigned
a mentor, an experienced researcher who will provide feedback on the

In addition, we will have a separate session at the main conference
where student authors of the thesis proposal papers will give oral
presentations of their thesis topic. Each student presentation is
approximately 20 min.

We hope that this additional venue will enable the students to interact
with the mentors as well as with other student participants.

Submission Requirements

Please check the submission guidelines on our website:


The papers must be submitted by March 7. No papers received after this
deadline will be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be sent to
authors (by email) by April 4. Detailed formatting guidelines for the
preparation of the final camera-ready copy will be provided to authors
with their acceptance notice.

The Student Research Workshop will be held during the ACL 2014 main

Important Dates

All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm (PST/GMT -7 hours)

- Paper Submission Deadline: March 7, 2014
- Notification of Acceptance: April 4, 2014
- Camera Ready Deadline: May 2, 2014
- ACL Main Conference dates: June 23 - 25, 2014
- Student Posters: June 23
- Student Presentations: June 23

Contact Information

The co-chairs of the workshop can be contacted by email at:

Student Chairs:
Ekaterina Kochmar, University of Cambridge, UK
Annie Louis, University of Edinburgh, UK
Svitlana Volkova, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Faculty Advisors:
Jordan Boyd-Graber, University of Maryland, USA
Bill Byrne, University of Cambridge, UK