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Subject: [ E-CFP ] EACL 2014: Student Research Workshop
From: <peter.ljunglof_(on)_heatherleaf.se>
Date received: 09 Sep 2013
Deadline: 22 Nov 2013
Start date: 26 Apr 2014

EACL 2014 STUDENT RESEARCH WORKSHOP The 14th Conference of the
European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Gothenburg, Sweden 26-30 April 2014 http://eacl2014.org/

** Submission deadline: Friday, 22 November 2013; 11:59pm CET **

I. General Invitation for Submissions

EACL 2014 continues the tradition of providing a forum for
student researchers who are investigating various areas related
to Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. The
workshop provides an excellent opportunity for student
participants to present their work and receive valuable feedback
from the international research community as well as from
selected panelists - experienced researchers who will prepare
in-depth comments and questions in advance of the presentation.
The workshop's goal is to aid students at multiple stages of
their education: from those in the final stages of undergraduate
training to those active with graduate thesis research.

We invite papers in two separate categories:

1. Thesis/Research Proposals: This category is appropriate for
   students who wish to get feedback on the progress of their
   thesis work and broader ideas from the field in order to
   identify the most promising directions for the remaining
   thesis work.

2. Research Papers: Most appropriate for students who are new to
   academic conferences. Papers in this category can describe
   completed original work or work in progress with preliminary

Topics relevant to the workshop aim to cover all aspects of
Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing,
including, but not limited to (in alphabetical order):

- Cognitive modeling of language processing and psycholinguistics
- Dialogue and interactive systems
- Discourse, coreference and pragmatics
- Evaluation methods
- Information retrieval
- Language resources
- Lexical semantics and ontologies
- Machine translation: methods, applications and evaluation
- Multilinguality in NLP
- NLP applications
- NLP and creativity
- NLP for low-resource languages
- NLP for the Web and social media
- Question answering
- Semantics
- Sentiment analysis, opinion mining and text classification
- Spoken language processing
- Statistical and Machine Learning methods in NLP
- Summarization and generation
- Syntax and parsing
- Tagging and chunking
- Text mining and information extraction
- Word segmentation

Subject to the availability of established researcher volunteers,
each accepted paper will be assigned a mentor, an experienced
researcher who will provide feedback on the work to the student
at the conference. Details on this service will be provided in
the acceptance notification.

II. Submission guidelines

A) Submission requirements

1. Thesis/Research Proposals may contain previously published
   work and must include specific research directions. They may
   also be in the style of a position paper that surveys and
   critiques existing literature, but must suggest future
   research directions. Proposals may only have one author, who
   must be a student.

2. Research Papers must describe original completed work or work
   in progress. Since the main purpose of presenting at the
   workshop is to exchange ideas with other researchers and to
   receive helpful feedback for further development of the work,
   papers should clearly indicate directions for future research
   wherever appropriate. The first author of multi-author papers
   must be a student, but additional co-authors need not be
   students. Research Papers are eligible for this workshop only
   if they have not been presented at any other meeting with
   publicly available published proceedings. Students who have
   already presented at a past ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research
   Workshop may not submit to this track as a first author
   (though they may still be a co-author, or the first author of
   a Thesis/Research Proposal). These students are instead
   encouraged to submit their work to the main conference or to
   the Thesis Proposal track. During submission, students must
   clearly indicate whether a paper has been submitted to another
   conference or workshop. Double submissions to the EACL main
   conference and the Student Research Workshop are not allowed.
   One student can only submit one paper to the Research Papers
   track as the first author.

B) Submission procedure

Both paper and proposal submissions to the EACL 2014 Student
Research Workshop should follow the standard two-column format of
the EACL 2014 proceedings and they must be submitted as a PDF
file. Authors are strongly recommended to use the style files
from the conference web site. The style files are available here:

- http://www.eacl2014.org/files/eacl-2014-styles.zip

All submissions may consist of up to nine (9) pages of content
only. Any number of additional pages containing references is

The reviewing process will be double-blind; therefore, please
ensure that the paper does 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
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Further guidelines are
provided in the template style files. References to your own work
in thesis proposals should also be anonymized. You may for
example write it as "in X (2000) we showed", etc. and do not add
your papers in the reference list. Authors should not use other
anonymous citations in both research papers and thesis proposals,
and should not include any acknowledgments. Papers that do not
conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

The deadline for submission is 11:59pm CET on Friday, 22 November
2013. Submission will be electronic using the paper submission
web page:

- https://www.softconf.com/eacl2014/srw/

Papers will be presented orally or as posters during the main
EACL conference as determined by the program committee. Decisions
on presentation format will be based on the nature rather than
the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the
proceedings between long papers presented orally and as posters.

C) Multiple-submission policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or
publications must indicate this at submission time. Authors of
papers accepted for presentation at EACL SRW 2014 must notify the
program chairs whether the paper will be presented. All accepted
papers must be presented at the workshop in order for them to
appear in the proceedings. 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. Double submissions to the EACL main conference and the
Student Research Workshop are not allowed, and the authors must
ensure that these submissions do not overlap significantly (>
50%) with each other in content or results.

D) Reviewing procedure

The reviewing of the papers will be double-blind. Reviewing will
be managed by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs and a team of
reviewers. Each submission will be matched with a mixed panel of
student and senior researchers for review. The final acceptance
decision will be based on the results of the review.

III. Important dates

- Submission deadline: 22 November 2013
- Notification of acceptance: 13 January 2014
- Camera-ready submission deadline: 17 February 2014
- Conference dates: 26-30 April 2014

(The workshop will be held during the main conference, in a mode
similar to the conference's regular sessions. The exact format
will be decided by the workshop co-chairs and conference chairs.)

IV. Student Research Workshop Committee

Student chairs:
- Desmond Elliott (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Konstantina Garoufi (University of Potsdam, Germany)
- Douwe Kiela (University of Cambridge, UK)
- Ivan Vulic (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Faculty advisor:
- Sebastian Padó (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Program committee:

Contact information:
- students_(at)_eacl.org

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