NAACL 2018 Student Research Workshop (SRW) - 2nd Call for Papers

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Location: 
in conjunction with NAACL HLT 2018
Friday, 1 June 2018 to Wednesday, 6 June 2018
State: 
Louisiana
Country: 
USA
City: 
New Orleans
Contact: 
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 2 March 2018

### NAACL 2018 Student Research Workshop (SRW) - 2nd Call for Papers###

*** Updates in 2nd Call: Pre-submission mentoring details, new ACL submission policy concerning arXiv, citation, and anonymity ***

The SRW workshop will be held in conjunction with NAACL HLT 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Main conference: June 2-4, 2018

Paper Submission Deadline: March 02, 2018 (11:59pm PST)

### General Invitation for Submission ####
The Student Research Workshop (SRW) provides a venue for student researchers to present their work in computational linguistics and natural language processing. Students receive feedback from the general conference audience as well as from mentors specifically assigned according to the topic of their work.
We invite papers in two different categories:
* Thesis Proposals: This category is appropriate for advanced students who have decided on a thesis topic and wish to get feedback on their proposal and broader ideas for their continuing work.
* Research Papers: Papers in this category can describe completed work, or work in progress with preliminary results. For these papers, the first author must be a current graduate or undergraduate student.
Topics of interest for the SRW are the same as NAACL main conference. See the list of topics at http://naacl2018.org/call_for_paper.html.

Benefits of participation
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* All accepted papers will be presented in the main conference poster session, giving students an opportunity to interact with and present their work to a large and diverse audience, including top researchers in the field. * All accepted thesis proposals will be presented during a session at the main conference, giving students an opportunity to receive feedback from assigned mentors and other researchers.
* All accepted papers will be published in the NAACL 2018 SRW Proceedings.
* Each participant is also assigned a mentor---an experienced researcher---who can provide valuable advice on the submission during the pre-submission period and mentoring during the conference.

Important Dates
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* Submission for mentoring deadline: January 15, 2018
* Papers submission deadline: March 02, 2018
* Acceptance notification deadline: April 02, 2018.
* Camera-ready papers due: April 16, 2018.
All deadlines are calculated at 11:59 pm (PST/GMT -8 hours)

Submission Requirements
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All papers should follow the two-column format of the NAACL HLT 2018 proceedings (available here http://naacl.org/naacl-pubs/). All papers will have a maximum limit of 6 pages for content, with
unlimited additional pages for references. Papers which do not conform to these specifications will be rejected without review. Submissions must conform to the specifications of NAACL HLT 2018 call for papers regarding multiple submissions and preparing papers for the double-blind review process.
Use the Softconf link below for submission:
https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/naacl2018-SRW

*** Updates ***
* New ACL policies for concerning arXiv, citation, and anonymity: https://www.aclweb.org/portal/content/new-policies-submission-review-and...
* Pre-submission mentoring details available in the website: https://naacl2018srw.github.io/mentoring/

Grants
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We expect to have grants to offset some portion of the students' conference registration, travel and accommodation expenses. Further details will be posted in the SRW website.

Contact Information
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The co-chairs of the workshop can be contacted by email at:
naacl2018-srw@googlegroups.com. More details will be posted at the workshop
website: https://naacl2018-srw.github.io.

Student Chairs:
* Silvio Ricardo Cordeiro (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)
* Shereen Oraby (University of California, Santa Cruz)
* Umashanthi Pavalanathan (Georgia Institute of Technology)
* Kyeongmin Rim (Brandeis University)

Faculty Advisors:
* Sam Bowman (New York University)
* Swapna Somasundaran (ETS Princeton)