CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS

ACL 2014

The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Important Dates

  • February 23, 2014: Paper submissions due (submission deadline is 11:59pm PST)
  • April 7, 2013: Notification of acceptance
  • April 21, 2013: Camera-ready copy due
  • June 22-27, 2013: ACL 2014

Invitation for Submissions

The ACL 2014 System Demonstration Program Committee invites proposals for the Demonstrations Program. We encourage both the submission of early research prototypes and interesting mature systems. PLEASE NOTE: Commercial sales and marketing activities are not appropriate in the Demonstrations Program and should be arranged as part of the Exhibit Program. Areas of interest include all topics related to theoretical and applied computational linguistics, such as, but not limited to (in alphabetical order):

  • Cognitive modelling of language processing and psycholinguistics
  • Dialogue and interactive systems
  • Discourse, coreference and pragmatics
  • Evaluation methods
  • Information retrieval
  • Language resources
  • Lexical semantics and ontologies
  • Low resource language processing
  • Machine translation: methods, applications and evaluation
  • Multilinguality in NLP
  • NLP applications
  • NLP and creativity
  • NLP for the Web and social media
  • Question answering
  • Semantics
  • Sentiment analysis, opinion mining and text classification
  • Spoken language processing
  • Statistical and Machine Learning methods in NLP
  • Summarization and generation
  • Syntax and parsing
  • Tagging and chunking
  • Text mining and information extraction
  • Word segmentation

The systems may be of the following kinds:

  • Natural Language Processing systems or system components
  • Application systems using language technology components
  • Software tools for computational linguistics research
  • Software for demonstration or evaluation
  • Development tools

We would like to strongly encourage demonstrations of industrial systems as long as they prove technologically innovative given the current state of the art of theory and applied research in computational linguistics. Each demo will be complemented by a poster at the conference and will be allocated 6 pages in the conference proceedings.

Developers should outline the design of their system and provide sufficient details to allow the evaluation of its validity, quality, and relevance to computational linguistics. Pointers to web sites running a demo preview will also be helpful.

Demo submissions should also clearly indicate if any computer equipment is expected to be provided by the local organizer. If so, please specify desired hardware platform, hard disk and memory capacity, operating system and other software needed in order to run the demo. Submission Information

Submissions may consist of 6 pages (including references) and should follow the guidelines for authors of the main conference track, which is available on the conference website. All submissions must conform to the official ACL 2014 style guidelines announced on the conference website.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Note that we are aware that it is not always possible to completely anonymize submissions for system demonstrations, but we ask that you anonymize to an extent that is do-able within reasonable parameters (i.e, we do not expect you to rent an anonymous server to run your demonstration on).

The deadline for submissions is February 23, 2014. Submission will be electronic in PDF format through the START conference system at https://www.softconf.com/acl2014/demos/.

System Demonstrations Co-Chairs

Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield Zhu Jingbo, Northeastern University

Programme Committee

Beatrice Alex, University of Edinburgh
Omar Alonso, Microsoft
Thierry Declerck, DFKI
Mark Dras, Macquarie University
Josef van Genabith, Dublin City University
Degen Huang, Dalian Univeristy of Technology
Brigitte Kren, OFAI
Olivia Kwong, City University of Hongkong
Maggie Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mu Li, Microsoft Research Asia
Maria Liakata, University of Warwick
Yuji Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Nicolas Nicolov, Amazon
Patrick Paroubek, LIMSI
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Koenrad de Smedt, University of Bergen
Lucia Specia, University of Sheffield
Keh-Yih Su, BDC
Le Sun, ISCAS
Marc Vilain, MITRE
Wei Xu, New York University
Liang-Chih Yu, Yuan Ze University
Guodong Zhou, Soochow University
John Tait, johntait.net Ltd.
Stelios Piperidis, Athena RC/ILSP
Wenjie Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Leon Derczynski, University of Sheffield
Derek F. Wong, University of Macau
Jiajun Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Leo Wanner, ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University
Dirk Hovy, University of Copenhagen
Barbara Plank, University of Copenhagen
Yue Zhang, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Tiejun Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology