ACL-08: HLT Call for Papers
Unless otherwise stated, all submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on the specified day.
ACL-08: HLT combines the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) with the Human Language Technology Conference (HLT) of the North American Chapter of the ACL. The conference covers a broad spectrum of disciplines working towards enabling intelligent systems to interact with humans using natural language, and towards enhancing human-human communication through services such as speech recognition, automatic translation, information retrieval, text summarization, and information extraction. ACL-08: HLT will feature full papers, short papers, posters, demonstrations, and a student research workshop, as well as pre- and post-conference tutorials and workshops. The conference is organized by the Association for Computational Linguistics, in cooperation with The North American Chapter of the ACL.
The conference invites the submission of papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in disciplines that could impact human language processing systems.
Topics of Interest:Topics include, but are not limited to:
Submission information:Full papers:
Submissions must describe original, completed,
unpublished work. Each submission will be
judged chiefly on the strength of the argument
it provides in support of its contribution,
through e.g., experimental evaluation,
theoretical analysis, or critical engagement
with HLT. Each submission will be reviewed by
at least three program committee members.
In keeping with the HLT tradition, ACL 08: HLT solicits short papers, in order to bring fresh research and new ideas to the conference. Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Papers qualifying as short papers can be of one of three types:
It is in general possible to resubmit a submission which was recently rejected as a long ACL-08:HLT paper. The resubmission must be shortened to fit the short paper guidelines and should respond to reviewer comments if appropriate. The reviewing of a resubmission will be influenced by whether the reviewers of the long version recommended to resubmit.
Short papers will be presented orally or in poster sessions, and will be given four pages in the proceedings. Authors should indicate their preference; the reviewers will determine which format is more appropriate based on the submission. Each new short paper submission will be reviewed by at least two program committee members (previous reviews may be taken into account for resubmissions). The deadline for short papers is 11:59 PM EDT on March 14, 2008. Submission will be electronic using the paper submission software available at https://www.softconf.com/acl08/shortPapers.
Format:Full paper submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL-08: HLT proceedings without exceeding eight (8) pages of content, with 1 extra page for references. Short paper submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings, and should not exceed four (4) pages, including references. As reviewing will be blind, the paper 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 previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. All submissions must be electronic in PDF. Please see the conference website for detailed typesetting specifications. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the LaTeX or Microsoft Word style files available at http://ling.osu.edu/acl08/stylefiles.html.
Demonstration, student sessions, tutorial, and workshop proposals:Multiple-submission policy: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must provide this information at submission time. Papers may not be submitted to ACL-08: HLT if they are currently or will be submitted to other meetings or publications and that other meeting or publication prohibits multiple submission. If ACL-08: HLT accepts a paper, authors must notify the program chairs by March 7, 2008 (full papers) or April 21, 2008 (short papers), indicating which meeting they choose for presentation of their work. ACL-08: HLT cannot accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere. For the short paper submissions to ACL08: HLT, a paper will be considered identical to a long paper (for example, an eight-page paper submitted to ACL) if it does not differ in at least two content pages from the long paper.
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