Coling 2014 -- Call for Tutorial Proposals

Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: 
19 Jan 2014
Event Dates: 
23 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Location: 
Helix Convention Centre
City: 
Dublin
Country: 
Ireland
Contact Email: 
tutorials [at] coling-2014 [dot] org

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CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

COLING 2014
Dublin, Ireland, 23-29 August, 2014

http://www.coling-2014.org/

COLING 2014 (http://www.coling-2014.org/), the 25th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics, is organised by CNGL (Centre
for Global Intelligent Content) at the Helix Convention Centre at Dublin
City University (DCU) and will be held on 23-29 August 2014. The COLING
conference is organised under the auspices of the International
Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL).

The COLING conference has a history that dates back to the 1960s. The
conference is held every two years and regularly attracts more than 600
delegates. The 1st conference was held in New York, 1965. Since then,
the conference has developed into one of the premier Natural Language
Processing conferences world-wide. The last five conferences were held
in Geneva (COLING 2004), Sydney (COLING - ACL 2006), Manchester (COLING
2008), Beijing (COLING 2010) and Mumbai (COLING 2012).

COLING covers a broad spectrum of technical areas related to natural
language and computation. The conference will include full papers, oral
presentations, poster presentations, demonstrations, tutorials, and
workshops.

Tutorial proposals are invited for the Tutorial Programme of COLING
2014. The tutorials will be held on 23-24 August 2014, the weekend
preceding the main conference.

Proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics and
its applications are sought. Especially encouraged are
cross-disciplinary tutorials that educate the community about recent
technical advancements that are of interest to computational
linguistics, or introduce relevant algorithms and theories that may be
known to specialists in these areas but are still unfamiliar to part of
the natural language processing community.

The COLING 2014 organizers will set the fees, provide rooms, equipment,
technical support, coffee and lunch breaks for all the tutorials, and
pay a single sum to the tutorial instructors (to cover travel and
accommodation, and which they split amongst themselves in case there are
more than one instructors for one tutorial).

The payment to instructors for each tutorial will be:

* 1000 euro for half-day tutorial instructors from Europe
* 1500 euro for full-day tutorial instructors from Europe
* 1500 euro for half-day tutorial instructors from outside Europe
* 1750 euro for full-day tutorial instructors from outside Europe

In addition each tutorial comes with one free conference registration.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Proposals for tutorials should contain:

* A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its
relevance to the COLING community (not more than 2 pages).
* A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's
core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (including a coffee
break). In exceptional cases, six-hour tutorial slots are available as well.
* The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the
tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their
research interests and areas of expertise.
* A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same
or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of
the audience size.
* A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g.,
Internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text or
in pdf no later than 19 January 2014, to .

The subject line should be: "COLING 2014 TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".

PLEASE NOTE: PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY REGULAR MAIL OR FAX.

TUTORIAL SPEAKER RESPONSIBILITIES

Accepted tutorial organisers will be notified by Wednesday, 26th January
2014, and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion
in the conference registration material by 27th June 2014. The
description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be
included in email announcements and published on the conference web
site, and a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings
(detailed instructions will be given). Tutorial speakers must provide
tutorial materials, at least containing electronic copies of the course
slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the
tutorial, by 18th July 2014.

IMPORTANT DATES

* Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: 19 January 2014
* Notification of acceptance: 26 January 2014
* Tutorial descriptions due: 27 June 2014
* Tutorial course material due: 18 July 2014
* Tutorial date: 23-24 August 2014

TUTORIAL CO-CHAIRS

Qun Liu, CNGL, Dublin City University, Ireland
Fei Xia, University of Washington, USA

Please send inquiries concerning COLING 2014 tutorials to .