Second (Main) Call for Papers - Coling 2014

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
21 Mar 2014
Event Dates: 
23 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Location: 
Dublin City University
City: 
Dublin
Country: 
Ireland

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Second (Main) Call for Papers - Coling 2014

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

The International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) is
pleased to announce the 25th International Conference on Computational
Linguistics (Coling 2014), at Dublin City University (DCU, Dublin,
Ireland). DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a
mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and
innovation. Most of the local organisers are from CNGL, Ireland's Centre
for Global Intelligent Content (formerly the Centre for Next Generation
Localisation), which embodies the leading position of Ireland in the
global localisation/internationalisation business, a strong focus on
language technologies including machine translation, computational
linguistics and natural language processing, as well as on intelligent
management, search, retrieval, transformation and adaptation of content.

Coling will cover a broad spectrum of technical areas related to natural
language and computation. The conference will include full papers
(presented as oral presentations or posters), demonstrations, tutorials,
and workshops.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Coling 2014 solicits papers and demonstrations on original and
unpublished research on the following topics, including, but not limited to:

• pragmatics, semantics, syntax, grammars and the lexicon;
• cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing;
• models of communication by language;
• lexical semantics and ontologies;
• word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
• parsing, both syntactic and deep;
• generation and summarisation;
• paraphrasing, textual entailment and question answering;
• speech recognition, text-to-speech and spoken language understanding;
• multimodal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
• information retrieval, information extraction and knowledge base linking;
• machine learning for natural language;
• modelling of discourse and dialogue;
• sentiment analysis, opinion mining and social media;
• multilingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
• applications, tools and language resources;
• system evaluation methodology and metrics.

In all relevant areas, we encourage authors to include analysis of the
influence of theories (intuitions, methodologies, insights), to
technologies (computational algorithms, methods, tools, data), and/or
contributions of technologies to theory development. In technologically
oriented papers, we encourage in-depth analysis and discussion of errors
made in the experiments described, if possible linking them to the
presence or absence of linguistically-motivated features. Contributions
that display and rigorously discuss future potential, even if not (yet)
attested in standard evaluation, are welcome.

PAPER REQUIREMENTS

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasise completed
work or well-advanced ongoing research rather than intended work, and
should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results.
Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included.

Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical
strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to
the attendees.
Submissions presented at the conference should mostly contain new
material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly
available proceedings. Papers that are being submitted in parallel to
other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page, as
must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.

REVIEWING

Reviewing will be double blind. It will be managed by an international
Conference Program Committee consisting of Program Chairs, members of
the Scientific Advisory Board and Area Chairs, who will be assisted by
invited reviewers.

Important Notice

[1] In order to allow participants to be acquainted with the published
papers ahead of time which in turn should facilitate discussions at
Coling 2014, we have set the official publication date two weeks before
the conference, i.e., on August 11, 2014. On that day, the papers will
be available online for all participants to download, print and read. If
your employer is taking steps to protect intellectual property related
to your paper, please inform them about this timing.

[2] While submissions are anonymous, we strongly encourage authors to
plan for depositing language resources and other data as well as tools
used and/or developed for the experiments described in the papers, if
the paper is accepted. In this respect, we encourage authors then to
deposit resources and tools to available open-access repositories of
language resources and/or repositories of tools (such as META-SHARE,
Clarin, ELRA, LDC or AFNLP/COCOSDA for data, and github, sourceforge,
CPAN and similar for software and tools) and refer to them instead of
submitting them with the paper, even though it will also be an open
possibility (through the START system). The details will be given in the
submission site for camera-ready versions of accepted papers.

[3] There will be a separate call for demonstrations. Accepted papers on
demonstrations will also be included in the proceedings.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

For Coling 2014, there will be one category of research papers only. All
of the papers will be included in conference proceedings, this time in
electronic form only.

The maximum submission length is 8 pages (A4), plus two extra pages for
references. Authors of accepted papers will be given additional space in
the camera-ready version to reflect space needed for changes stemming
from reviewers comments. Authors can indicate their preference for
presentation mode (i.e. oral or poster presentation) in the submission
form, and the reviewers will recommend an appropriate mode of
presentation to the program committee which will then decide. There will
be no distinction in the proceedings between research papers presented
orally vs. as posters.

Papers shall be submitted in English, anonymised with regard to the
authors and/or their institution (no author-identifying information on
the title page nor anywhere in the paper), including referencing style
as usual. Authors should also ensure that identifying meta-information
is removed from files submitted for review. Papers must conform to
official Coling 2014 style guidelines, which are available here
http://www.coling-2014.org/doc/coling2014.zip. Submission and reviewing
will be managed online by the START system. The only accepted format for
submitted papers is in Adobe's PDF.

Submissions must be uploaded on the START system
(https://www.softconf.com/coling2014/main/) by the submission deadlines;
submissions after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network
congestion, we request authors to upload their submissions as early as
possible.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 2014: Opening of the submission website
https://www.softconf.com/coling2014/main/
March 21, 2014: Paper submission deadline
May 9-12, 2014: Author response period
May 23, 2014: Author notification
June 6, 2014: Camera-ready PDF due
August 11, 2014: Official paper publication date
August 25-29, 2014: Main conference