[ecoop-info] First Joint Call for Workshops Proposals: NAACL 2015 & ACL 2015 & EMNLP 2015

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Mon Aug 4 05:08:55 CEST 2014

[Apologies for cross-postings.]


First Joint Call for Workshops Proposals: NAACL 2015 & ACL 2015 & EMNLP 2015

(21 July 2014)

The North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
(NAACL), the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), and the
Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)
invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with NAACL 2015,
ACL 2015, or EMNLP 2015. We solicit proposals on any topic of interest to
the ACL communities. Workshops will be held at one of the following
conference venues:

NAACL 2015 is the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). It will be held in
Denver, Colorado May 31 - June 5. The NAACL workshops will be held on June
4-5. The webpage for NAACL 2015 is: *http://naacl.org/naacl2015

ACL 2015 is the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational
Linguistics. It will be held in Beijing, China, August 15-20, 2015. The
dates for the ACL workshops will be August 20-21: http://acl2015.org/.

EMNLP 2015 is the SIGDAT conference on Empirical Methods for Natural
Language Processing (EMNLP). It started in 1993 with the series ofWorkshops on
Very Large Corpora and was renamed EMNLP in 1996. The main conference will
be held in Lisbon, Portugal, September 17-21, 2015. The dates for the EMNLP
workshops are still not definitive, most likely they will be September 17
and September 21.

Proposals will be reviewed jointly by the Workshop Co-Chairs of the three


Proposals for workshops should contain:

1. A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and

2. The desired workshop length (one or two days) and an estimate of the
number of attendees.

3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the
organizers, with one-paragraph statements of their research interests and
areas of expertise.

4. A list of Program Committee members, with an indication of which members
have already agreed. It is highly desirable for proposals to have at least
75% of the Program Committee reviewers confirmed at the time of the
submission. Organizers should do their best to estimate the number of
submissions (especially for recurring workshops) in order to (a) ensure a
sufficient number of reviewers so that each paper receives 3 reviews, and
(b) anticipate that no one is committed to reviewing more than 2 papers.
This practice is likely to ensure on-time, and more thorough and thoughtful
reviews. Submissions should essentially be ready to be turned into a Call
for Workshop Papers within one week of notification (see Timelines).

5. A description of any shared tasks associated with the workshop.

6. A description of special requirements for technical needs.

7. A note specifying which venue(s) (NAACL/ACL/EMNLP) would be acceptable
and/or preferable.

Workshop co-chairs will review the quality of the workshop proposals. Once
the reviews are complete, the workshop co-chairs will work together to
assign workshops to the three conferences, taking into account the location
preferences and constraints provided by the workshop proposers.

The ACL has a set of policies on workshops.

You can find the ACL's general policies on workshops at

-support-general-policy.html ,

the financial policy for workshops at

-conf-financial-policy.html ,

and the financial policy for SIG workshops at

-Sig-financial-policy.html .

Proposals may be submitted as Plain text, MS Word, or PDF documents
(preferably PDF). Proposals should be attached and emailed to
theworkshop organizers
(naacl.acl.emnlp.w15 at gmail.com) no later than 18 October 2014, Samoa
Standard Time (SST) (UTC/GMT-11). You should receive a confirmation of
proposal receipt within 24 hours. If you do not, please get in touch with
Sebastian Riedel:s.riedel at ucl.ac.uk

Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals will occur no later than 2
November 2014.

Organizers of accepted proposals will be responsible for publicizing and
running the workshop, including reviewing submissions, producing the camera
ready workshop proceedings, and organizing the meeting days. It is crucial
that organizers commit to all deadlines. In particular, failure to produce
the camera ready proceedings on time will lead to the exclusion of the
workshop from the CD-ROM/USB & unified author indexes.Workshop organizers
cannot accept for publication papers that will be (or have been) published
elsewhere, although they are free to set their own policies on simultaneous
submission and review. Since the conferences will occur at different times,
the timescales for the submission and reviewing of workshop papers, and the
preparation of camera-ready copies, will be different for each conference.
Suggested timescales for each of the conferences are given below.
Workshop organizers
should not deviate from this schedule unless absolutely necessary.



18 October 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline

2 November 2014: Notifications of Acceptance

NAACL  2015

20 November 2014: First Call for Workshop Papers

20 December 2014: Second Call for Workshop Papers

25 February 2015: Workshop Paper Due Date

20 March 2015: Notification of Acceptance

30 March 2015: Camera-ready papers due

4-5 June 2015: Workshop Dates

ACL 2015

18 January 2015: First Call for Workshop Papers

21 May 2015: Workshop Paper Due Date (*suggested to ensure at least a
3-week review period)

11 June 2015: Notification of Acceptance

28 June 2015: Camera-ready papers due (tentative)

20 - 21 August 2015: Workshop Dates

EMNLP 2015

April 2015: First Call for Workshop Papers

June 2015: Workshop Paper Due Date

July 2015: Notification of Acceptance

August 2015: Camera-ready papers due

17 and 21 September 2015: Workshop Dates


Cornelia Caragea, NAACL; University of North Texas

Bing Liu, NAACL; University of Illinois at Chicago

Hang Li, ACL; Huawei Technologies

Sebastian Riedel, ACL; University College London

Jörg Tiedemann, EMNLP; Uppsala University

For inquiries, send email to the workshop organizers at:

naacl.acl.emnlp.w15 at gmail.com
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