Coling 2008

Manchester, 18-22 August, 2008

The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics
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Workshops: 16-17 and 23-24 August, 2008

Workshops will take place pre-Coling 16-17 August (including CoNLL, which will be co-located with Coling 2008) and post-Coling 23-24 August.

Call for Workshop proposals

The Programme Committee for the 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with Coling 2008 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Workshops provide the opportunity for in-depth discussion on a focused area of research. We solicit proposals on any topic of interest to the Coling community, including those which explore emerging research and/or inter-disciplinary issues.

Workshops will be held close to the location of the main conferenceduring the weekends preceding and following the main conference (16-17th and 23-24 August).

The START system will be available to assist workshop organisers with the reviewing process.


Proposals for workshops should contain:
  1. Title and short description (up to 500 words) of the workshop topic and motivation.
  2. A description of target audience and expected number of participants. (If the workshop is part of a series, also provide details of number of submissions, acceptances and registered participants for previous events.)
  3. The intended length and format of the workshop. (It is expected that the majority of workshops will last for one day although half-day and two-day workshops can also be accommodated.)
  4. Whether you have any preference for the workshop to be held before or after the main conference. (Pre-conference workshops will be held on the 16th and 17th of August, post-conference workshops on the 23rd and 24th.)
  5. Proposed timetable for workshop submissions and reviewing process, including dates for submission deadline, notification of acceptance and submission of camera-ready versions. (Please ensure these are consistent with the important dates listed below.)
  6. Budget proposal. Coling will provide the workshop with a meeting room (including projection facilities), electronic proceedings and coffee break refreshments. Please indicate whether you have any requirements for exceptional items and how you would expect to meet these costs.
  7. Special requirements (e.g. computer infrastructure or shared task).
  8. List of workshop organisers and, for each organiser, a brief paragraph describing their relevant experience.
  9. List of individuals who have agreed to be part of the workshop programme committee if the proposal is accepted.
  10. Full contact details (postal address, phone number, e-mail address and fax) of the main contact person.
Please submit workshop proposals by electronic mail on or before 3rd February 2008 to: Mark Stevenson (m.stevenson at


Submission deadline for Workshop proposals3 February
Notification of acceptance of Workshop proposal24 February
Workshop calls for papers1 March
Suggested Workshop paper submission deadline5 May
Suggested Notification of acceptance of Workshop papers6 June
Camera-ready copy of papers due1 July
Pre-Coling workshops16-17 August
Post-Coling workshops23-24 August


Mark Stevenson (Chair), Sheffield University, UK
Eneko Agirre, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain
Tim Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia
Stephen Clark, Oxford University, UK
Diana McCarthy, University of Sussex, UK
Ellen Riloff, University of Utah, USA
Satoshi Sekine, New York University, USA


The Twelfth Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning will take place as an official Coling Workshop, over the weekend preceding Coling, August 16-17.
CoNLL has its own web site at CoNLL also involves as usual a shared task, "Joint Learning of Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies".
The website for the CoNLL shared task 2008 is This site is updated continually, so please make sure to check it out from time to time.
Workshop organizers: Alex Clark (Royal Holloway University of London) and Kristina Toutanova (Microsoft Research)

Last updated: 17.1.08