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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   EMNLP 2013 Newsletter No. 1
Email:   alk23_(on)_cam.ac.uk
Date received:   05 Sep 2013
Deadline:   16 Sep 2013
Start date:   19 Oct 2013

========================================================= ========================================================= EMNLP 2013 NEWSLETTER NO. 1 (September 5, 2013) ========================================================= :: Important Dates ========================================================= Camera-ready submission deadline is September 16, 2013 (11:59pm UTC/GMT -11 hours) Registration will open in early September. Workshops: October 18, 2013 Main conference: October 19-21, 2013 ========================================================= :: Table of Contents ========================================================= 1. EMNLP 2013 in Seattle, USA 2. Organising Committee 3. Main Conference: List of Accepted Papers 4. Invited Speakers 5. Student Volunteers and Travel Grants 6. Workshops 7. Registration 8. Accommodation 9. Invitation Letter for US Visa Application 10. Sponsorship 11. Newsletter No. 2 ========================================================= :: 1. EMNLP 2013 in Seattle, USA ========================================================= Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) is one of the largest and most competitive conferences in computational linguistics. Organized by SIGDAT (the Association for Computational Linguistics special interest group for linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to natural language processing) it presents papers on all areas of interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields. EMNLP will be held in Seattle, USA, October 18-21, 2013. The conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, in the heart of downtown Seattle, just blocks from the famous Pike's Market. EMNLP 2013 website is available at http://hum.csse.unimelb.edu.au/emnlp2013/ ========================================================= :: 2. Organising Committee ========================================================= General Chair: David Yarowsky, Johns Hopkins University Program Chairs: Tim Baldwin, The University of Melbourne Anna Korhonen, University of Cambridge Workshops Chair: Karen Livescu, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago Publication Chair: Steven Bethard, University of Alabama at Birmingham Local Organization Chair: Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL Area Chairs: Phonology, Morphology, Tagging, Chunking and Segmentation Kemal Oflazer, Anna Feldman Syntax and Parsing Jennifer Foster, Yoav Goldberg Semantics Mark Stevenson, Luke Zettlemoyer Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics Carolyn Rose, Matt Purver Language resources Emily Bender, Aline Villavicencio Summarization and Generation Dragomir Radev, Yang Liu NLP-related Machine Learning: theory, methods and algorithms Amir Globerson, Antal van den Bosch Machine Translation Taro Watanabe, Kevin Knight Information Retrieval and Question Answering Bernardo Magnini, Soumen Chakrabarti Information Extraction Mausam, Heng Ji Spoken Language Processing Haizhou Li, Amanda Stent Text Mining and Natural Language Processing Applications Hang Li, Kevin Cohen Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining Janyce Weibe, Bing Liu NLP for the Web and Social Media Miles Osborne, Chin-Yew Lin Computational Models of Human Language Acquisition and Processing Alessandro Lenci, Afra Alishahi ========================================================= :: 3. Main Conference - List of Accepted Papers ========================================================= EMNLP 2013 has a broad technical program. We received nearly 800 submissions, out of which we were able to accept 151 long papers and 56 short papers (with the overall acceptance rate of 27%). The list of accepted papers is now available at the conference website: http://hum.csse.unimelb.edu.au/emnlp2013/papers.html Important Dates: Camera ready papers due: September 16, 2013 ========================================================= :: 4. Invited Speakers ========================================================= We are delighted to announce our invited speakers for EMNLP 2013: Dr Fernando Pereira, Research Director at Google Dr Andrew Ng, Co-CEO and Co-founder of Coursera ========================================================= :: 5. Student Volunteers and Travel Grants ========================================================= 1. Student Volunteer Program We seek a limited number of student volunteers for EMNLP 2013. In exchange for one full day's work equivalent, student volunteers receive free registration to the main conference (although not to the associated workshops). The work will be divided, probably into two half-day shifts, and the shifts will be scheduled to maximize volunteer access to the conference events. Tasks will include assisting at the registration desk, stuffing delegate packs, and providing technical assistance for conference events including the main conference and workshops. 2. Student Travel Awards A small amount of funding is also available to assist up to four student participants both with travel to Seattle, WA for EMNLP 2013, as well as with conference expenses (such as housing, local transportation to/from airport, etc.). All students are welcome to apply. The applicants must agree to participate in the EMNLP 2013 Student Volunteer Program to further defray costs. Please note that Student Travel Awards are to subsidize student authors' participation in EMNLP, and are not intended to cover all travel expenses. This funding is possible thanks to a grant from Google. 3. Submission procedure To apply for either or both of the Student Volunteer Program and/or a Student Travel Grant, please send an email application to Priscilla Rasmussen (acl_(at)_aclweb.org) stating the following: Application for: [ ] Travel Award [ ] Student Volunteer [ ] Both Full Name: Email: Mailing Address: Title of your accepted paper: Paper to be presented in the Main Conference or specify which Workshop: Other Sources of Funding: Application deadline: September 15, 2013, 24:59 EDT Notification of awards: September 19, 2013 All Student Travel Award recipients who are not selected for the Student Volunteer Program must register for the conference and pay at the student rates. All Student Volunteer Award recipients must also register for the conference, selecting "I am a Student Volunteer" in the main conference section. Students will be reimbursed by the ACL Business Manager, Priscilla Rasmussen, after the conference and upon providing original or scanned receipts and an accounting of the requested funding (i.e., a business expense report). ========================================================= :: 6. Workshops ========================================================= Workshop Chair: Karen Livescu, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago The following 3 workshops will be held at EMNLP 2013: TextGraphs-8 - Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing Zornitsa Kozareva, Irina Matveeva, Gabor Melli, Vivi Nastase Website: http://www.textgraphs.org/ws13 SPMRL-2013 - 4th Workshop on Statistical Parsing of Morphologically Rich Languages Yoav Goldberg, Ines Rehbein, Yannick Versley Website: http://www.spmrl.org/spmrl2013.html Twenty Years of Bitext Chris Dyer, Noah A. Smith, Phil Blunsom Website: http://sites.google.com/site/20yearsofbitext/ ========================================================= :: 7. Registration ========================================================= The registration site will open very soon. It will be linked from the main conference website http://hum.csse.unimelb.edu.au/emnlp2013/ ========================================================= :: 8. Accommodation ========================================================= The conference hotel is the Grand Hyatt Seattle where conference rates have been negotiated to be: $185 for single/double king bed $200 for single/double two beds $210 for triple $235 for quadruple All rooms include complimentary internet. The Group rate will be available up to three days pre/post conference based upon the availability of the Hotel. Attendees can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from August 23, 2013 to September 27, 2013. To make your hotel reservations and take advantage of the Conference Group Rate, please follow this link or use the passcode EMNLP2013: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/EMNLP2013 ========================================================= :: 9. Invitation letter for US Via Application ========================================================= Since US visa applications can take 1-4 months to be approved, we strongly encourage prospective participants to apply for a US visa well in advance of the conference. If you require an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact the ACL Business Manager, Priscilla Rasmussen (acl_(at)_aclweb.org), including the following information: your full name your address if you have an accepted paper, the title of the paper and whether it is a main conference or workshop paper Invitation letters can be requested prior to receipt of paper notifications and also for prospective participants without papers. For authors who have papers accepted, it is also possible to request a second invitation letter which verifies that the paper has been accepted. Ms. Rasmussen will send on the invitation letter via email as a signed MS Word document. If you additionally require a hard copy, please indicate this in your invitation letter request. ========================================================= :: 10. Sponsorship ========================================================= Google (Gold Sponsor) Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor or finding out more about sponsorship, exhibiting, advertising or other opportunities is encouraged to contact Priscilla Rasmussen (acl_(at)_aclweb.org). ========================================================= :: 11. Newsletter No. 2 ========================================================= EMNLP Newsletter No. 2 will be published before the end of September giving more information on registration, venue, travel and conference program, among other things. Contacts: emnlp-2013_(at)_cl.cam.ac.uk __________________________________________ - ELSNET mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org - To manage your subscription go to: https://list.hum.uu.nl/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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