EACL 2017 CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS
Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2017), to be held in Valencia, Spain, 3-7 April 2017. The selected tutorials will be given on the Monday and Tuesday preceding the main conference (3-4 April).
EACL 2017 seeks proposals for tutorials in all areas of computational linguistics (CL), broadly conceived to include disciplines such as Linguistics, Speech, Information Retrieval, Psycholinguistics, and Multimodal Processing. We particularly welcome:
1. Tutorials which cover advances in newly emerging areas not previously covered in an *ACL related tutorial.
2. Tutorials which provide introduction to related fields which are relevant for the CL community (e.g. bioinformatics, neuroscience, human language processing, video and image analysis, machine learning techniques).
In order to gather a widespread audience, the experience and qualifications of the instructors will also be taken into account.
Remuneration for tutorials is regulated by ACL policies. Please note that 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 CL 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 (excluding a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots can be arranged.
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 by e-mail, in plain ASCII text, to eacl17tutorials (at) gmail (dot) com, no later than October 14 2016. The subject line should be: "EACL 2017 Tutorial Proposal". Please note that only proposals submitted by e-mail will be considered.
TUTORIAL SPEAKER RESPONSIBILITIES
Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by 15 November 2016, and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by 20 December 2016. 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 to follow).
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 March 3 2017.
Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: October 14, 2016
Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2016
Tutorial descriptions due: December 20, 2016
Tutorial course material due: March 3, 2017
Tutorial dates: April 3-4, 2017
Lucia Specia, University of Sheffield, UK
Alex Klementiev, Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH, Germany
Please send inquiries concerning EACL 2017 tutorials to eacl17tutorials (at) gmail (dot) com.