Call for Papers

The 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Valencia, Spain
April 3-7, 2017

The 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of automated natural language processing, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
  • Dialog and interactive systems
  • Discourse and pragmatics
  • Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieval
  • Generation
  • Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
  • Machine learning in NLP
  • Machine translation
  • Multilinguality
  • Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
  • Resources and evaluation
  • Semantics
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
  • Social media
  • Speech
  • Summarization
  • Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing
  • Vision, robots, and other grounding
Papers accepted to TACL by 18 November 2016 will also be eligible for presentation at EACL 2017; please see the TACL website ( for details.


Long papers:
  • Long paper submissions due: 30 September 2016
  • Long paper author response period: 1-7 November 2016
  • Long paper acceptance notification: 2 December 2016
  • Long paper camera-ready due: 10 January 2017
Short papers:
  • Short paper submissions due: 16 December 2016
  • Short paper acceptance notification: 1 February 2017
  • Short paper camera-ready due: 10 February 2017
EACL conference: 3-7 April 2017


Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Submissions will be judged on appropriateness, clarity, originality/innovativeness, correctness/soundness, meaningful comparison, thoroughness, significance, contributions to research resources, and replicability. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.

Long papers must follow the two-column format of EACL 2017 (see below) and may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Long papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented orally and which as posters will be based on the nature rather than the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between long papers presented orally and as posters.

The long paper submission deadline is:
  •    Friday, 30 September 2016, 23:59 GMT
For electronic submission of long papers, please use:
Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead, short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages, for example: a small, focused contribution; work in progress; a negative result; an opinion piece; an interesting application nugget. Each short paper submission will be reviewed by at least two program committee members.

Short papers must follow the two-column format of EACL 2014 (see below). They may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5) content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewer comments in their final versions.

Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally and as posters.

The deadline for submission of short papers is:
  •    Friday, 16 December 2016, 23:59 GMT
For electronic submission of short papers, please use:


Submissions must be in PDF, and must conform to the official style guidelines for EACL 2017. We ask you to use the EACL-2017 LaTeX template.

These are available on the conference website. We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including letter size and font size restrictions.We have made the decision to enforce latex style files and submission of both latex source and PDF for final papers for the following reasons:

Latex ensures a uniform machine readable format for the ACL Anthology, which also benefits the use of the anthology as a corpus; most formatting issues in previous conferences were caused by papers that did not conform to the latex style files ; Latex supports uniform and consistent references, authors are encouraged to use the bibtex entries provided by the ACL anthology. To facilitate collaboration and ease the burden on authors not familiar with latex, we have made available a template on Overleaf that you and your colleagues can use to author the paper, produce the corresponding latex source files and convert the paper to pdf.

To be included in the final proceedings, accepted papers for the main conference and the workshops have to be made available both as latex sources and PDF.

As the reviewing will be blind, papers must not include 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 previously showed (Smith,
1991)..." Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn from the other venues if accepted by EACL 2017. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at EACL 2017 must notify the program chairs by the camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be presented. We will not accept for publication or presentation papers that overlap significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere.

Papers that have only appeared on preprint servers such as, or in ACL-related workshops that do not have published proceedings in the ACL Anthology, do not count as previously published. Such papers may be submitted to EACL 2017. Note that the version submitted for review must be suitably anonymized, and should not contain references to the prior non-archival version.

Authors submitting more than one paper to EACL 2017 must ensure that submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other in content or results.

Contact Information
  • General chair:
    Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)
  • Program co-chairs:
    Phil Blunsom (University of Oxford and DeepMind) and Alexander Koller (University of Potsdam)
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