Generation Challenges 2017: SECOND Call for Task Proposals

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
in conjunction with INLG 2017
Monday, 4 September 2017 to Thursday, 7 September 2017
Contact Email: 
Santiago de Compostela
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, 25 June 2017

Generation Challenges 2017: SECOND Call for Task Proposals


To be held in conjunction with INLG 2017, September 4-7, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The Generation Challenges are umbrella event designed to bring together a variety of shared-task evaluation efforts that involve the generation of natural language. This year, Generation Challenges will be held during a special session at the 10th International Conference on Natural Language Generation(INLG 2017), in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

The session will follow the format of previous GenChal results sessions, with presentations of results by the organisers of the WebNLG shared task [1] that is currently running, as well as presentations of proposals for new shared tasks in the Task Proposals Track. 

Call for new Shared Task proposals
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We invite submissions of papers describing ideas for future shared tasks in the general area of language generation.  Proposed tasks can be in the area of core NLG, or in other research areas in which language is generated. Examples include, but are not limited to: text-to-text generation (including MT and summarisation), combining core NLG and MT, combining core NLG and text summarisation, and/or generating language from heterogeneous data, including image and video.  

Submissions should describe possible future tasks in detail, including information regarding organisers, task description, motivating theoretical interest and/or application context, size and state of completion of data to be used, schedule and evaluation plans.

Instructions for Proposal Submissions:
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Submissions in the Task Proposals Track should be no more than 4 (four) pages long excluding citations, and should follow the guidelines and style files indicated on the INLG 2017 submissions homepage (

Papers should be submitted in PDF format by email to

Task Proposal papers should be submitted no later than 25th June 2017. 

Submissions will be reviewed by a small steering committee.  As reviewing will not be blind, there is no need to anonymise papers.  

This is not intended to be a selective process, since the aim is to discuss new potential shared tasks with INLG delegates. However, the organisers reserve the right to reject proposals which do not fall within the scope of the GenChal initiative, or which do not follow guidelines.

Accepted submissions will be included in the INLG'17 proceedings.

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Paper submission                 25th June 2017
Notification of acceptance         30th June 2017
Submission of camera-ready papers 15th July 2017
INLG 2017                    4-7th September 2017