IJCNLP 2017: CALL FOR SHARED TASK PROPOSALS

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Proposals
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Location: 
Monday, 27 November 2017 to Friday, 1 December 2017
State: 
Country: 
Taiwan
City: 
Taipei
Contact: 
Chao-Hong Liu
Preslav Nakov
Nianwen Xue
Submission Deadline: 
Saturday, 1 April 2017

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IJCNLP 2017: CALL FOR SHARED TASK PROPOSALS
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2017
 
International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017)
Nov 27–Dec 1, 2017,  Taipei, Taiwan
 
http://ijcnlp2017.org/
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The IJCNLP 2017 cordially invites proposals for shared tasks at the conference.
The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017), organized by The Association for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (ACLCLP) and hosted by The Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP) Associations, will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from November 27 to December 1, 2017. IJCNLP 2017 will feature full papers, short papers, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops.
The topics of shared tasks include any technology and application of natural language processing (NLP), e.g., word segmentation, parsing, named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, and question answering.  The conference welcomes impactful proposals dedicated to low-resource languages and multimodal NLP applications.
The contents of a proposal should include the following (in 2–4 pages):
o   a brief description of the shared task,
o   a description of the data sets that will be used in the shared task and their readiness,
o   a plan on how the submitted systems will be evaluated,
o   the impact of the tasks on the NLP community and on society, and
o   any other relevant information you consider necessary.
We recommend the shared task proposers follow the tentative timeline outlined below where feasible to allow sufficient development time for the participants.
 
The timeline for the shared task proposals is as follows.
Submission Deadline for Shared Task Proposals
April 1, 2017
 
Notification of Acceptance
April 15, 2017
 
 
The tentative timeline for organizing shared tasks is as follows.
Shared Task Website Ready
May 1, 2017
 
First Call for Participants Ready
May 1, 2017
 
Registration Begins
May 15, 2017
 
Release of Training Data
May 15, 2017
Flexible on each shared task’s plan
Dryrun: Release of Development Set
July 12, 2017
Flexible on each shared task’s plan
Dryrun: Submission on Development Set
July 19, 2017
Flexible on each shared task’s plan
Dryrun: Release of Scores
July 20, 2017
Flexible on each shared task’s plan
Registration Ends
August 11, 2017
 
Release of Test Set
August 14, 2017
 
Submission of Systems
August 21, 2017
Flexible on each shared task’s plan
System Results
August 31, 2017
Flexible on each shared task’s plan
System Description Paper Due
September 15, 2017
 
Notification of Acceptance
September 30, 2017
 
Camera-Ready Deadline
October 10, 2017
Which is on the same date of workshops’ camera-ready deadline.
 
For any question related to the proposals, please email the IJCNLP 2017 shared task co-chairs.  Please email your proposal to chaohong.liu@adaptcentre.ie. A confirmation email will be sent to you within one working day upon receipt of a submission.
 
CONTACTS
Chao-Hong Liu, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, chaohong.liu@adaptcentre.ie
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, pnakov@hbku.edu.qa
Nianwen Xue, Brandies University, xuen@brandeis.edu
http://ijcnlp2017.org