The 18th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics

Abbreviated Title: 
NODALIDA 2011
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
23 Jan 2011
Event Dates: 
11 May 2011 - 13 May 2011
City: 
Riga
Country: 
Latvia
Contact: 
Costanza Navarretta
Contact: 
Bolette S. Pedersen
Contact Email: 
costanza [at] hum [dot] ku [dot] dk
Contact Email: 
nodalida2011 [at] easychair [dot] org

NODALIDA 2011

The 18th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics May 11-13, 2011 Riga, Latvia

CALL FOR PAPERS
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The Program Committee of the 18th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2011) invites original papers on all aspects of language technology, including, but not limited to:

- phonetics, phonology and morphology;
- speech recognition and speech synthesis;
- word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
- syntax, semantics and grammars;
- pragmatics, discourse and dialogue;
- the lexicon and ontologies;
- parsing and grammatical formalisms;
- generation, text planning and summarization;
- language modelling, spoken language recognition and synthesis;
- linguistic, psychological and mathematical models of language;
- information retrieval, text categorization, question answering and
information extraction;
- paraphrasing and textual entailment;
- machine learning for natural language;
- multi-lingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
- multi-modal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
- language-oriented applications, tools and resources;
- evaluation methodology.

REQUIREMENTS
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Regular papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included. Papers reporting on-going work or system demonstrations should be submitted as short papers. All submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

REVIEWING
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Reviewing will be managed by the Program Committee and associated reviewers. The reviewing process will be blind and each submission will receive three independent reviews.

CATEGORIES OF PAPERS
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Papers can be submitted to one of three categories: REGULAR PAPER, SHORT PAPER, and STUDENT PAPER. Authors must designate one of these categories at submission time. The three categories have different requirements on authors, submission format and publication format:

REGULAR PAPERS are submitted as full papers (max 8 pages). If accepted, a regular paper can be presented either as a single talk during one of the parallel paper sessions at the conference or as a poster in one of the poster sessions. The authors can state their preference at submission time. In both cases, the paper is published as a full paper (max 8 pages) in the conference proceedings.

SHORT PAPERS are submitted as extended abstracts (max 4 pages). They can describe work in progress or system demonstrations. If accepted, a short paper is presented at one of the poster or demo sessions at the conference and is published as an extended abstract (max 4 pages) in the conference proceedings.

STUDENT PAPERS are submitted as extended abstracts (max 4 pages). All authors of a student paper must be students (undergraduate or graduate). If accepted, a student paper can be presented either as a single talk or as a poster in one of the parallel student paper sessions at the conference. Student papers are published in the conference proceedings.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
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Submissions should follow the two-column format of EACL proceedings and must use either the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word document template that will be made available on the conference web site, courtesy of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Regular paper submissions should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references; student paper and short paper submissions should not exceed four (4) pages. We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, including font size restrictions. 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) ...".

Submission will be electronic and must be made through the EasyChair website of the conference http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nodalida2011 .
The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Papers must be submitted no later than January 17, 2011.
Papers submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.

IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission of papers: January 17, 2011
Notification of acceptance (all paper types): March 21, 2011
Submission camera-ready papers: April 11, 2011
Workshops: May 11, 2011
Main conference: May 12-13, 2011

MORE INFORMATION
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Questions regarding the conference submissions or other issues should be sent to the conference chairs who can be reached at: nodalida2011@lumii.lv

More information about the conference and local information about Riga will be available at the conference website at: http://www.lumii.lv/nodalida2011/

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Bolette Sandford Pedersen (Program Chair), University of Copenhagen, Denmark Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland Jussi Karlgren, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden.
Ruta Marcinkeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania Meelis Mihkla, Institute of the Estonian Language, Estonia Costanza Navarretta, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Anders Nøklestad, University of Oslo, Norway
Eirikur Rögnvaldsson, University of Iceland, Iceland

LOCAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
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Inguna Skadina (Local Chair), Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia Rihards Balodis, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia Gunta Nespore, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia Gunta Plataiskalna, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia Ilmars Poikans, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
Andrejs Spektors, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia