Call for Papers for NAACL HLT 2013 June 9 - 15, 2013 Atlanta, Georgia
|Thanks to the authors for all their hard work preparing submissions for the conference. Submissions are closed. 303 long papers and 170 short papers were submitted.
NAACL is pleased to announce the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational
Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT) 2013 conference. The conference
covers a broad spectrum of disciplines working towards enabling intelligent systems
to interact with humans using natural language, to understanding computational and
other linguistic properties of language, and to enhancing human-human communication
through services such as speech recognition, automatic translation, information
retrieval, text summarization, and information extraction. NAACL HLT 2013 will feature
long papers, short papers, demonstrations, and a doctoral consortium, as well as
associated tutorials and workshops.
The conference invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original,
and unpublished research in all aspects of automated language processing, including
language resources. The short paper format may also be appropriate for a small,
focused contribution, a work in progress, a negative result, an opinion piece or
an interesting application nugget. For original research contributions, papers will be reviewed according to review form that is similar to previous years, but with some notable differences.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Phonology and Morphology, Word Segmentation
- Syntax, Tagging, Chunking and Parsing
- Multimodal Natural Language Processing
- Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
- Linguistic aspects of CL
- Machine Learning for Language Processing
- Machine Translation
- Information Retrieval and Question Answering
- Information Extraction
- Spoken Language Processing (e.g., Spoken Term Detection, Understanding, Dialogue
- Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
- NLP-enabled Technology
- Document Categorization / Topic Clustering
- Social Media Analysis and Processing
- Language Resources and Evaluation Methods
- Deadline for BOTH Long and Short paper submission: Dec 10, 2012
- Author response period: Jan 24-29, 2013
- Notification to Authors: Feb 13, 2013
All deadlines are 11:59PM Pacific Time. Please DO NOT submit the same paper in long
and short paper form. (See Multiple Submission policy section.)
NAACL HLT 2013 submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished
work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included.
The long paper deadline is December 10, 2012 by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8).
Submissions will be judged on appropriateness, originality/innovativeness, soundness/correctness,
impact, meaningful comparison, thoroughness, replicability and clarity. Each submission
will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.
Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus two (2) extra
pages for references; final versions should take into account reviewers' comments.
Papers will be presented orally or as a poster presentation as determined by the
program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented orally and
which as poster presentations will be based on the nature rather than on the quality
of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between long papers
presented orally and those presented as poster presentations.
NAACL HLT 2013 also solicits short papers. Short paper submissions must describe
original and unpublished work. The short paper deadline this year is also December
10, 2012 by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8). Characteristics of past short
- A small, focused contribution
- Work in progress
- A negative result
- An opinion piece
- An interesting application nugget
Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions, and will
be given four (4) pages in the proceedings, plus up to two (2) extra pages for references*.
While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there
will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally
and those presented as poster presentations. Each short paper submission will be
reviewed by at least two program committee members.
* Short papers can be 4 pages plus up to 2 reference pages, this is updated from the original call for papers.
Paper submission deadline December 10, 2012 has passed and submissions are now closed.
Long paper submissions should follow the two-column format of NAACL HLT 2013 proceedings
without exceeding eight (8) pages of content plus two (2) extra pages for references.
Short paper submissions should also follow the two-column format of NAACL HLT 2013
proceedings, and should not exceed four (4) pages of content plus two (2) pages for references. We strongly
recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files tailored
for this year's conference; these style files are available here. Submissions must conform to the official style guidelines,
which are contained in the style files, and they must be electronic in PDF. Please
see naaclhlt2013.pdf for detailed formatting instructions; even if you’ve submitted to NAACL before, please read the naaclhlt2013.pdf also for new guidelines regarding grayscale readability. Page limits must
be strictly observed.
As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the authors' names and
affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g.,
"We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." must 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. In addition, please do not post
your submissions on the web until after the review process is complete.
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
NAACL HLT 2013 must notify the program chairs by the camera-ready deadline as to
whether the paper will be presented. All accepted papers must be presented at the
conference 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.
Authors submitting more than one paper to NAACL HLT must ensure that submissions
do not overlap significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or results. Authors
should not submit short and long versions of papers with substantial overlap in
their original contributions.
- Lucy Vanderwende, Microsoft Research (General Chair)
- Hal Daume III, University of Maryland (Program Co-Chair)
- Katrin Kirchhoff, University of Washington (Program Co-Chair)