NAACL 2013 Student Research Workshop
NAACL 2013 Student Research Workshop
First Call For Papers
Paper Submission Deadline: Friday February 1st, 2013
== General Invitation For Submission ==
The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at NAACL conferences. The workshop provides a venue for student researchers investigating topics in computational linguistics and natural language processing to present their work and receive feedback from a general audience as well as from assigned mentors.
We invite papers in two categories.
Thesis Proposals: This category is appropriate for advanced students who have decided on a thesis topic and wish to get feedback on their proposal and broader ideas for their continuing work.
Research Papers: Papers in this category can describe completed work or work in progress with preliminary results.
== Format Of The Workshop ==
This year's workshop will comprise of two parts. The accepted papers will be presented in the main conference poster session giving the opportunity for students to present their work to a large and diverse audience.
In addition, we will have a separate session for the student papers on the first day of workshops (after the main conference). During this session, students will present their papers and receive feedback from mentors. The mentors are experienced researchers who will prepare in-depth comments and questions in advance of the presentation. Each accepted paper will be assigned a mentor. In addition, the session will feature panel discussions comprising of faculty and industry researchers who will talk about different aspects of dissertation writing and research. A lunch will also be organized on this day for the students and mentors. The separate session is a new addition compared to recent NAACL student workshops. We expect that it will provide a greater opportunity for receive focused feedback from mentors and also allow the students to network and socialize with other student participants.
== Travel Grant ==
Student authors of the accepted papers are also expected to be reimbursed for portion of their travel and conference registration during the workshop.
== Submission Requirements ==
Both thesis proposals and research papers have a maximum limit of 6 pages for content and can include any number of additional pages for references. The papers should follow these specifications.
1. Thesis Proposals may contain previously published work and must include specific research directions. They may also be in the style of a paper that surveys and critiques existing literature and suggests future research directions. Proposals may only have one author, who must be a student.
2. Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in progress. Since the main purpose of presenting at the workshop is to exchange ideas with other researchers and to receive helpful feedback for further development of the work, papers should clearly indicate directions for future research wherever appropriate. The first author of multi-author papers must be a student, but additional co-authors need not be students. Research Papers are eligible for this workshop only if they have not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Students who have already presented at an ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop may not submit to this track as a first author. These students should instead submit to the main conference or to the Thesis Proposal track.
In addition, the authors of thesis proposals should provide a CV and letter from an advisor describing your research and why he or she would like you to participate in the workshop. The letter from the advisor is not a recommendation, rather a description of what he or she thinks you will gain from the workshop. The CV should be at most 2 pages and include your education background, publications and graduation date.
== Submission Procedure ==
Submission will be electronic using the paper submission web page listed on this page:
Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed six pages of content. Any number of additional pages are allowed for references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files tailored for this year's conference. These files are available at:
All submissions must be electronic: please use the submission website above to submit your paper.
== Reviewing Procedure ==
The reviewing of both types of papers will be double-blind, so please make sure your paper shows the title, but no author information. You should likewise not have any self identifying references anywhere in the paper submitted for review. For example, rather than this: "We showed previously (Smith, 2001), ...", use citations such as: "Smith (2001) previously showed ...". References to your own work in thesis proposals should also be anonymized. You may for example write it as in X (2000) we showed, etc. and do not add your papers in the reference list.
== Schedule ==
The papers must be submitted no later than 11:59 PST, February 1, 2013. No papers received after this deadline will be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by email) on March 29, 2013. Detailed formatting guidelines for the preparation of the final camera-ready copy will be provided to authors with their acceptance notice.
Papers due : February 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance : March 29, 2013
Camera ready papers due : April 12, 2013
Main Conference dates : June 10-12, 2013
Student Session Presentations : June 13, 2013
The Student Research Workshop will be held during the NAACL-HLT 2013 conference.
== Contact Information ==
The co-chairs of the workshop can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie Louis, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Richard Socher, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Julia Hockenmaier, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
Eric K. Ringger, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA