NAACL-HLT 2013 Call for Demonstrations

The NAACL-HLT 2013 Program Committee invites proposals for Demonstrations. We encourage submissions from early prototype demonstrations to mature production-ready systems; of particular interest are demos which can be openly used by NAACL-HLT attendees from the conference website before and during the conference. All accepted demos will present a brief "advertisement" for the demo during a plenary session and actually show off their systems at a later designated demo session (with an optional poster).

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following types of systems:

  • End-to-end systems
    • Mobile applications of language technologies
    • Text- or speech-based information access or dialogue systems
    • Machine translation systems for consumer or industry applications
    • Question answering applications
    • Information extraction
    • Systems for meeting capture and analysis
    • NLP and speech technologies to support accessibility and assistive devices
  • Systems aiding research and development:
    • Software architectures and reusable components specialized for use in NLP and speech processing
    • Tools for data visualization
    • Software tools for system evaluation or error analysis
    • Interfaces and resources to support linguistic annotation
    • Toolkits for machine learning, NLP, or data mining
  • Systems supporting learning or education:
    • Visual interactive aids for students
    • Tutorial agents to support real-time feedback for learning
    • Instructional aids for topics in computational linguistics
    • Systems to score or critique textual student responses
    • Systems to mine textual or behavioral data for educational purposes

Format for Submission

Please use the main ACL paper style ( The entire proposal must not be more than four pages. Please note that no hardware or software will be provided by the local organizer. Demo proposals consist of the following parts:

  • An extended abstract of the technical content to be demonstrated, including title, authors, full contact information, references, and acknowledgements.
  • A "script outline" of the demo presentation, including accompanying narrative, and either a Web address for accessing the demo or visual aids (e.g., screenshots, snapshots, or diagrams).

Submissions Procedure

Proposals must be submitted electronically by February 9, 2013 using submission software that will be available at

Further Details

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to computational linguistics, innovation, scientific contribution, presentation, as well as potential logistical constraints. Accepted submissions will be allocated four pages in the Companion Volume to the Proceedings of the Conference.
Further details on the date, time, and format of the demonstration session(s) will be determined and provided at a later date. Please send any inquiries to the demonstration co-chairs Derrick Higgins ( or Chris Dyer (

Important Dates

February 9, 2013 Submission deadline
March 29, 2013 Notification of acceptance
April 12, 2013 Submission of camera ready copies of materials for the proceedings
June 9-15, 2013 Conference

All submissions or camera-ready copies of materials are due by 11:59pm PST on the dates specified above.

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