2nd WiNLP workshop - Widening NLP

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Friday, 1 June 2018
New Orleans
Submission Deadline: 
Saturday, 27 January 2018

The second WiNLP Workshop will be held in conjunction with NAACL 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. WiNLP stands for Widening NLP.

Workshop Date: June 1, 2018 (Tutorial day)

Paper Submission Deadline: January 27, 2018

The WiNLP workshop is open to all. Its aim is to highlight the work of underrepresented groups in NLP — anyone who self-identifies within an underrepresented demographic, and would benefit from a more inclusive ACL environment. The full-day event includes invited talks, oral presentations, and poster sessions, and provides an excellent opportunity for junior members in the community to showcase their work and connect with senior mentors for feedback and career advice. It also offers recruitment opportunities with leading industrial labs. Most importantly, the workshop serves to share and promote the work of subpopulations in NLP that face additional barriers to entry and acceptance in the NLP community.

While everyone is encouraged to attend, the opportunity to present a talk or poster is intended for underrepresented genders and minorities (students, post-docs, professors, and other researchers). We invite submissions in the form of an extended 2-page abstract on topics in computational linguistics and natural language processing, including but not limited to:

Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
Computational social science
Corpus development and evaluation
Dialog and interactive systems
Discourse and pragmatics
Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieval
Natural language generation
Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
Language-inclusive multimodal integration
Linguistic theories for NLP
Low-resource or endangered languages
Machine learning
Machine translation
Mathematical models of language
Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
Resources and evaluation
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Social media: Twitter, blogs, discussion forums, and other social media
Speech, prosody, and spoken dialog
Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing
Vision, robots, and other grounding applications
Submission Guidelines

Submissions must follow the standard two-column format of the ACL 2018 proceedings. Each submission should be a two-page Extended Abstract pdf, with any number of additional pages allowed for references.

Authors should use the NAACL 2018 style files: Latex or Word.
We have also made the Latex available on Overleaf, including an example Extended Abstract.
The deadline for submission is 11:59pm GMT -12 on Jan, 27th, 2017. Submission will be electronic using the paper submission web page at https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/winlp18.

Reviewing Procedure:
Submissions will be peer reviewed in the double-blind format. Abstracts will be evaluated on relevance to the community; the presentation format (talk or poster) will be decided based on scientific merit and potential interest to a broad audience.

Multiple-Submission Policy:
As our goal is to highlight contribution to the community from women and underrepresented minorities, we will consider anonymized 2-page abstracts of papers that were submitted to other venues or published elsewhere in the past year (i.e. after Jan 1st, 2017), though authors must indicate this at submission time.

Travel Support
There will be a limited amount of travel grant and/or additional funding to cover expenses. More information will be made available closer to the submission deadline.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: January 27, 2018
Notification of acceptance: March 6, 2018
Travel grant application deadline: March 27, 2018
Camera-ready submission deadline: April 16, 2018
Travel grant notification: April 27, 2018
Workshop date: June 1, 2018
NAACL conference dates: June 1 – June 6, 2018
All deadlines are 11:59 PM GMT -12.

WiNLP Organizers
Libby Barak, Princeton University
Diyi Yang, Carnegie Mellon University
Amittai Axelrod, Amazon
Lucie Flekova, Amazon
Zeerak Waseem, University of Sheffield

Website: http://www.winlp.org/winlp-2018-workshop/

E-mail: winlp-chairs@googlegroups.com