EACL 2017 Student Research Workshop (SRW)

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Monday, 3 April 2017 to Friday, 7 April 2017
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

EACL 2017 Student Research Workshop (SRW)
The SRW will be held in conjunction with EACL 2017 in Valencia, Spain.
Main conference: April 3-7, 2017
Paper Submission Deadline: November 23, 2016
I. General Invitation for Submissions
The EACL 2017 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.
We invite papers in two separate categories:
1. Thesis/Research Proposals: This category is appropriate for students
who wish to get feedback on the progress of their thesis work and
broader ideas from the field in order to identify the most promising
directions for the remaining thesis work.
2. Research Papers: Most appropriate for students who are new to
academic conferences. Papers in this category can describe completed
original work or work in progress with preliminary results.
Topics relevant to the workshop are the same as for the main conference:
- Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
- Dialog and interactive systems
- Discourse and pragmatics
- Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and
- Generation
- Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
- Machine learning in NLP
- Machine translation
- Multilinguality
- Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
- Resources and evaluation
- Semantics
- Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
- Social media
- Speech
- Summarization
- Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing
- Vision, robots, and other grounding
Subject to the availability of established researcher volunteers, each
accepted paper will be assigned a mentor, an experienced researcher who
will provide feedback to the student at the conference. Details on this
service will be provided later.
II. Submission guidelines
A) Submission requirements
1. Thesis/Research Proposals may contain previously published work and
must include specific research directions. They may also be in the style
of a position paper that surveys and critiques existing literature, but
must suggest future research directions. Proposals may only have one
author, who must be a student.
2. Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in
progress. Since the main purpose of presenting at the workshop is to
exchange ideas with other researchers and to receive helpful feedback
for further development of the work, papers should clearly indicate
directions for future research wherever appropriate. The first author of
multi-author papers must be a student, but additional co-authors need
not be students. Research Papers are eligible for this workshop only if
they have not been presented at any other meeting with publicly
available published proceedings. Students who have already presented at
a past ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop may not submit to this
track as a first author (though they may still be a co-author, or the
first author of a Thesis/Research Proposal). These students are instead
encouraged to submit their work to the main conference or to the Thesis
Proposal track. During submission, students must clearly indicate
whether a paper has been submitted to another conference or workshop.
Double submissions to the EACL main conference and the Student Research
Workshop are not allowed. One student can only submit one paper to the
Research Papers track as a first author.
B) Submission procedure
Both paper and proposal submissions to the EACL 2017 Student Research
Workshop must follow the standard two-column format of the EACL 2017
proceedings and they must be submitted as a PDF file. Authors should use
use the style files from the conference web site (http://eacl2017.org/).
All submissions may consist of up to eight pages of content only. Any
number of additional pages containing references is allowed.
The deadline for submission is 11:59pm CET on Wednesday, 23 November
2016. Submission will be electronic using the paper submission web page:
Papers will be presented orally or as posters during the main EACL
conference as determined by the program committee. Decisions on
presentation format will be based on the nature rather than the quality
of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between
long papers presented orally and those presented as posters.
C) Multiple-submission policy
Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or
publications must indicate this at submission time. Authors of papers
accepted for presentation at EACL SRW 2017 must notify the program
chairs whether the paper will be presented. All accepted papers must be
presented at the workshop in order for them to appear in the
proceedings. We will not accept for publication or presentation papers
that overlap significantly in content or results with papers that will
be (or have been) published elsewhere. Double submissions to the EACL
main conference and the Student Research Workshop are not allowed, and
the authors must ensure that these submissions do not overlap
significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or results.
D) Reviewing procedure
The reviewing of the papers will be double-blind. Reviewing will be
managed by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs and a team of reviewers. Each
submission will be matched with a mixed panel of student and senior
researchers for review. The final acceptance decision will be based on
the results of the review.
III. Important dates
- Submission deadline: 23 November 2016
- Notification of acceptance: 20 December 2016
- Camera-ready submission deadline: 20 January 2017
- Conference dates: 3-7 April 2017
The workshop will be held during the main conference, in a mode similar
to the conference's regular sessions. The exact format will be decided
by the workshop co-chairs and conference chairs.
IV. Student Research Workshop Committee
Student chairs:
- John J. Camilleri, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
- Mariona Coll Ardanuy, University of Göttingen (Germany)
- Florian Kunneman, Radboud University (The Netherlands)
Faculty advisor:
- Barbara Plank, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
V. Contact
Website           : https://sites.google.com/site/eaclsrw2017/
E-mail              : srw@eacl2017.org
Twitter             : @eacl_srw2017