Call for Papers
Manchester, 18-22 August, 2008The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics
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:
Please submit workshop proposals by electronic mail on or before 3rd February 2008 to: Mark Stevenson (m.stevenson at dcs.shef.ac.uk)
- Title and short description (up to 500 words) of the workshop topic and motivation.
- 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.)
- 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.)
- 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.)
- 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.)
- 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
- Special requirements (e.g. computer infrastructure or shared task).
- List of workshop organisers and, for each organiser, a brief paragraph describing their relevant experience.
- List of individuals who have agreed to be part of the workshop programme committee if the proposal is accepted.
- Full contact details (postal address, phone number, e-mail address and fax) of the main contact person.
|Submission deadline for Workshop proposals||3 February|
|Notification of acceptance of Workshop proposal||24 February|
|Workshop calls for papers||1 March|
|Suggested Workshop paper submission deadline||5 May|
|Suggested Notification of acceptance of Workshop papers||6 June|
|Camera-ready copy of papers due||1 July |
|Pre-Coling workshops||16-17 August|
|Post-Coling workshops||23-24 August|
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
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
http://www.cnts.ua.ac.be/conll2008/. CoNLL also involves as usual a shared task, "Joint Learning of Syntactic and Semantic Dependencies".
The website for the CoNLL shared task 2008 is
http://www.yr-bcn.es/conll2008/. 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