Human Language Technology Conference/North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting

New York City, New York
Conference: June 4-9, 2006
submission deadline: March 3, 2006

Demo Co-Chairs:

Proposals are invited for the HLT-NAACL 2006 Demonstrations Program. This program is aimed at offering first-hand experience with new systems, providing opportunities to exchange ideas gained from creating systems, and collecting feedback from expert users. It is primarily intended to encourage the early exhibition of research prototypes, but interesting mature systems are also eligible. Submission of a demonstration proposal on a particular topic does not preclude or require a separate submission of a paper on that topic; it is possible that some but not all of the demonstrations will illustrate concepts that are described in companion papers.


We encourage the submission of proposals for demonstrations of software and hardware related to all areas of human language technology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to,
natural language, speech, and text systems for:

- Speech recognition and generation;
- Speech retrieval and summarization;
- Rich transcription of speech;
- Interactive dialogue;
- Information retrieval, filtering, and extraction;
- Document classification, clustering, and summarization;
- Language modeling, text mining, and question answering;
- Machine translation;
- Multilingual and cross-lingual processing;
- Multimodal user interface;
- Mobile language-enabled devices;
- Tools for Ontology, Lexicon, or other NLP resource development;
- Applications in growing domains (web-search, bioinformatics, ...).

Please be referred to the HLT-NAACL 2006 CFP (http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/hlt-naacl06/cfp.html ) for a more detailed but not necessarily an exhaustive list of relevant topics.



A demo proposal should consist of the following parts:

- An extended abstract of up to four pages, including the title, authors, full contact information, and technical content to be demonstrated. It should give an overview of what the demonstration is aimed to achieve, how the demonstration illustrates novel ideas or late-breaking results, and how it relates to other systems or projects described in the context of other research (i.e., references to related literature).

- A detailed requirement description of hardware, software, and network access expected to be provided by the local organizer. Demonstrators are encouraged to be flexible in their requirements (possibly preparing different demos for different logistical situations). Please state what you can bring yourself and what you absolutely must be provided with. We will do our best to provide equipment and resources but at this point we cannot guarantee anything beyond the space and power supply.

- A concise outline of the demo script, including the accompanying narrative, and either a web address to access the demo or visual aids (e.g., screen-shots, snapshots, or sketches). The demo script should be no more than 6 pages.

The demo abstract must be submitted electronically in the Portable Document Format (PDF). It should follow the format guidelines for the main conference papers. Authors are encouraged to use the style files provided on the HLT-NAACL 2006 website. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their proposals use no unusual format features and can be printed on a standard Postscript printer.


Demo proposals should be submitted electronically to the demo co-chairs at .


Demo proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to the conference, innovation, scientific contribution, presentation, and usability, as well as potential logistical constraints.


The accepted demo abstracts will be published in the Companion Volume to the Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL 2006 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 demo co-chairs at .

Please check http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/hlt-naacl06/cfp.html for latest updates.


March 3, 2006 Submission deadline
April 6, 2006 Notification of acceptance
April 17, 2006 Submission of final demo related literature
June 4-9, 2006 Conference

All submissions or camera-ready copies are due by 11:59pm EST on the date specified above.

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