Call for Tutorial Proposals: The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Proposals
Abbreviated Title: 
Monday, 27 November 2017 to Friday, 1 December 2017
Sadao Kurohashi
Michael Strube
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 15 June 2017

Call for Tutorial Proposals: The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017), Taipei, Taiwan, November 27 – December 1, 2017 (

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017). The conference is to be held Taipei, Taiwan, November 27 - December 1, 2017. The tutorials will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017.

IJCNLP 2017 seeks proposals for tutorials on all topics of natural language processing, broadly conceived to include areas such as speech and dialogue processing, information retrieval, multilingual language processing, psycholinguistics and language issues in emerging domains such as social media, bioinformatics, processing of legal documents and political speeches, etc. Especially encouraged are tutorials that educate the community about advancements in cross-disciplinary areas such as neural networks, machine learning, and grounding in language processing, as well as tutorials that provide insight in the application of NLP technology in industry. Given that IJCNLP primarily serves the Asian NLP community, tutorial addressing Asian languages are particularly welcome.

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 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. 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.
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).
Proposals should be submitted through the Softconf START system no later than June 15, 2017.

Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by July 15, 2017, and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by September 1, 2017. 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 October 27, 2017.

- Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: June 15, 2017
- Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2017
- Tutorial descriptions due: September 1, 2017
- Tutorial course material due: October 27, 2017
- Tutorial date: 27 November, 2017
** All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time (UTC-7).

Sadao Kurohashi, Kyoto University, kuro at
Michael Strube, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH, Michael.Strube at