Call for Proposal: IJCNLP2013 tutorial

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Proposals
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Nagoya, Japan
Monday, 14 October 2013
Contact Email: 
Vincent Ng
Satoshi Sekine
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 17 May 2013

IJCNLP 2013 Call for Tutorial Proposals

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2013). The conference is to be held in Nagoya, Japan, October 14-18, 2013. The tutorials will be held on Monday, October 14.

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.

Tutorial presenters will be remunerated according to the following policy: Each tutorial will receive the following honorarium. The honorarium is per tutorial, not per presenter; multiple presenters will split the proceeds, the default assumption being an even split.

- US$400 for each six-hour tutorial and US$200 for each three-hour tutorial
- Round trip airline ticket (cheapest economy class) for one person between Nagoya and the
closest airport to the speaker's home/institution
- Free main conference registration for one person

Note that if there is not enough registration (20) by the early registration deadline, the tutorial might be cancelled and all the honorarium will not given to the speaker.


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[at]

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 address.


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


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


Please send inquiries concerning IJCNLP-2013 tutorials to tcc[at]