Coling 2008

Manchester, 18-22 August, 2008

The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics
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Submission deadline: 30th March 2008

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The International Committee for Computational Linguistics is pleased to announce its 22nd meeting, to be held in Manchester UK on the 18th-22nd August 2008. We invite papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics, including, but not limited to:


Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work or – in the case of posters – 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 will be managed by an international Conference Programme Committee consisting of Area Chairs and associated Programme Committee Members.

Area Chairs:
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia)
Mary Dalrymple (University of Oxford, UK)
Bill Dolan (Microsoft Research, USA)
Rob Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield, UK)
Eva Hajičová (Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Czech Republic)
Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University, USA)
Chu-Ren Huang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Pierre Isabelle (NRC Institute for Information Technology, Canada)
Mark Johnson (Brown University, USA)
Miles Osborne (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Stephen Pulman (University of Oxford, UK)
Dan Roth (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Junichi Tsujii (Tōkyō Daigaku, Japan and University of Manchester, UK)

The reviewing process will be blind and each submission will be reviewed by at least three programme committee members.


Papers can be submitted to one of two categories: the REGULAR PAPER category or the POSTER category. Authors must designate one of these categories at submission time. Although both categories of submission will be the same maximum length, regular papers will be presented a single time to a potentially large audience during one of the parallel paper sessions at the conference, and poster presentations will be repeated several times before small groups of people (using paper posters) at one of the conference poster sessions. Regular papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research results, while posters are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort. Regular papers and poster papers will appear in separate volumes of the proceedings.


Submission will be electronic. The only accepted format for submitted papers is PDF. The papers must be submitted no later than 30th March 2008. Papers submitted after that time will not be reviewed.

Full details of the submission procedure appear here: Instructions for submission.


Submission deadline30 March
Notification of acceptance30 May
Camera-ready copy of papers due30 June
Coling conference18-22 August

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