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Subject: [ E-CFP ] ACL 2013: Call for Tutorial Proposals
From: <alk23_(on)_cam.ac.uk>
Date received: 24 Nov 2012
Deadline: 06 Mar 2013
Start date: 05 Aug 2013

ACL 2013: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 51th Annual
Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL
2013). The main conference is to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on
August 5-7, 2013. The tutorials are scheduled for Sunday, August

ACL 2013 seeks proposals for tutorials on all topics of
computational linguistics, broadly conceived to include areas
such as cognitive modelling of language processing and
psycholinguistics, dialogue and interactive systems, discourse,
coreference and pragmatics, text mining and information
extraction, information retrieval and question answering,
language resources, lexical semantics and ontologies, machine
translation, multilinguality, NLP applications NLP for social
media, semantic processing, sentiment analysis, opinion mining,
text classification, spoken language processing, summarization
and generation, syntax and parsing, tagging and chunking, word
segmentation, and evaluation methods. Especially encouraged are
tutorials that educate the community about advancements in
cross-disciplinary areas such as machine learning, knowledge
mining, and legal applications.

Information on the payment for tutorial instructors can be found
in the ACL Tutorial Teacher Payment Policy. Please note:
Remuneration for Tutorial presenters is fixed according to the
above policy and does not cover registration fees for the main


Proposals for tutorials should contain:

 1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its
    relevance to the ACL community (not more than 2 pages).

 2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the
    tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot
    (including a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour
    tutorial slots are available as well.

 3. The names, affiliations and email addresses of the tutorial
    instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their
    research interests and areas of expertise.

 4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if
    the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere;
    otherwise an estimate of the audience size.

 5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment
    (e.g., internet access).

Submission is electronic, using the softconf submission software
(URL to be announced in subsequent versions of this call). The
submission deadline is Wednesday, 6 March 2013.


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by Wednesday, April
3, 2013, and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for
inclusion in the conference registration material by Wednesday,
May 15, 2013. The description should be in two formats: an ASCII
version that can be included in email announcements and published
on the conference website, and a PDF version for inclusion in the
electronic proceedings (detailed instructions will be given).
Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least
containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography
for the material covered in the tutorial, by June 7, 2013.


  * Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: March 6, 2013
  * Notification of acceptance: April 3, 2013
  * Tutorial descriptions due: May 15, 2013
  * Tutorial course material due: June 7, 2013
  * Tutorial date: August 4, 2013


  * Johan Bos, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  * Keith Hall, Google

Please send inquiries concerning ACL 2013 tutorials to johan dot
bos at rug anotherdot nl.


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