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EMNLP 2015
Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Event in series EMNLP
Dates 2015/09/17 (iCal) - 2015/09/21
Homepage: www.cs.cmu.edu/~ark/EMNLP-2015/
Location
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
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Important dates
Submissions: 2015/05/31
Papers: Submitted 1300 / Accepted 312 (24 %)
Committees
General chairs: Lluís Màrquez
PC chairs: Chris Callison-Burch, Jian Su
Workshop chairs: Zornitsa Kozareva, Jörg Tiedemann
Seminars Chair: Maggie Li, Khalil Sima'an
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Event


Call for Papers for EMNLP 2015

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites submissions to EMNLP 2015.

The conference will be held on September 17–21, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference will consist of three days of full paper presentations with two days of workshops and tutorials.

Conference URL: http://www.emnlp2015.org.

The conference web site will continue to be updated with information on workshops, tutorials, venue, traveling, etc. For helpful tips on visiting Lisbon, Portugal, please check the WikiTravel website.

As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will be of papers accepted for the Transactions of the ACL journal.

Workshops & Tutorials

EMNLP 2015 will have a large workshop program with 7 workshops and 8 tutorials. See http://www.emnlp2015.org/workshops.html and http://www.emnlp2015.org/tutorials.html for more details.

Topics

We solicit papers on all areas of interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields, including but not limited to:

Phonology, Morphology, and Segmentation Tagging, Chunking, Syntax and Parsing Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics Semantics Summarization and Generation Statistical Models and Machine Learning Methods Machine Translation and Multilinguality Information Extraction Information Retrieval and Question Answering Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining Spoken Language Processing Computational Psycholinguistics NLP for Web and Social Media (including Computational Social Science) Language and Vision Text Mining and NLP Applications Important Dates

Long Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2015 Short Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2015 Author response period: July 7-10, 2015 Acceptance notification: July 24, 2015 July 29, 2015 Camera-ready submission deadline: August 14, 2015 Workshops and tutorials: September 17 – 18, 2015 Main conference: September 19 – 21, 2015 All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm (UTC/GMT -11 hours)

Submissions

We are now accepting long and short paper submissions on SoftConf: www.softconf.com/emnlp2015/papers/.

Long papers

EMNLP 2015 submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.

Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus two pages for references; final versions of long papers will be given one additional page (up to 9 pages with unlimited pages for references) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Short papers

EMNLP 2015 also solicits short papers. Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. While a short paper is not a shortened long paper, the characteristics of short papers include:

A small, focused contribution Work in progress A negative result An opinion piece An interesting application nugget Each short paper submission consists of up to four (4) pages of content, plus 2 pages for references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5) pages in the proceedings and unlimited pages for references. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewers’ comments in their final versions. Each short paper submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.

Both long and short papers

Papers may be accompanied by the resources (software and/or data) described in the papers. Papers that are submitted with accompanying software/data may receive additional credit toward the overall evaluation score, and the potential impact of the software and data will be taken into account when making the acceptance/rejection decisions.

Papers may be accompanied with material such as explanations or details of proofs or derivations that do not fit into the paper, lists of features or feature templates, sample inputs and outputs for a system, pseudo-code or source code, and data. The paper should not rely on the supplementary material: while the paper may refer to and cite the supplementary material and the supplementary material will be available to reviewers, they will not be asked to review or even download the supplementary material.

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the discretion of the program chairs). There will be no distinction in the proceedings between papers presented orally or as posters. TACL papers presented at EMNLP will also be presented as orally or posters in the same proportion as papers that were submitted directly to the conference.

Formatting

Both long and short papers should follow the two-column format to be provided at the conference site. We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including paper size and font size restrictions.

As the reviewing will be blind, papers should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...”, should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Smith (1991) previously showed ...”. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Separate author identification information is required as part of the on-line submission process.

Submission will be online, managed by the SoftConf system. The site is now open. To minimize network congestion we request authors upload their submissions as early as possible.

EMNLP multiple submission policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn from the other venues if accepted by EMNLP 2015. 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.

Authors submitting more than one paper to EMNLP 2015 must ensure that submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other in content or results.

Preprint servers such as arXiv.org and ACL-related workshops that do not have published proceedings in the ACL Anthology are not considered archival for purposes of submission. Authors must state in the online submission form the name of the workshop or preprint server and title of the non-archival version. The submitted version should be suitably anonymized and not contain references to the prior non-archival version. Reviewers will be told: "The author(s) have notified us that there exists a non-archival previous version of this paper with significantly overlapping text. We have approved submission under these circumstances, but to preserve the spirit of blind review, the current submission does not reference the non-archival version." Reviewers are free to do what they like with this information.

Presentation requirement

All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for EMNLP 2015.

Committees

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Lluís Màrquez, Qatar Computing Research Institute Program co-Chairs

Chris Callison-Burch, University of Pennsylvania Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)

Program committee Workshops co-Chairs

Zornitsa Kozareva, Yahoo! Labs Jörg Tiedemann, Uppsala University Tutorial co-Chairs

Maggie Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Khalil Sima'an, University of Amsterdam Publication co-Chairs

Daniele Pighin, Google Inc. Yuval Marton, Microsoft Corp. Publicity Chair

Barbara Plank, University of Copenhagen Sponsorship Team

João Graça, Unbabel Inc. Hang Li, Huawei Technologies (ISC Representative for EMNLP) Student Scholarship co-Chairs

Fancisco Guzmán, Qatar Computing Research Institute Lluís Padró, Technical University of Catalonia SIGDAT Liaison

Noah Smith, University of Washington Local co-Chairs

André Martins, Priberam João Graça, Unbabel Inc.

Local organization committee