Call for Tutorials ProposalsThe European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), and the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) invite proposals for tutorials to be held in conjunction with EACL 2017, ACL 2017, or EMNLP 2017. We seek proposals for tutorials in all areas of computational linguistics (CL), broadly conceived to include disciplines such as Linguistics, Speech, Information Retrieval, Psycholinguistics, and Multimodal Processing.
We particularly welcome:
- Tutorials which cover advances in newly emerging areas not previously covered in an *ACL related tutorial.
- Tutorials which provide introduction to related fields which are relevant for the CL community (e.g. bioinformatics, neuroscience, human language processing, video and image analysis, machine learning techniques).
- Tutorial: Universal Dependencies
Presenters: Joakim Nivre, Daniel Zeman, Filip Ginter, and Francis Tyers
- Tutorial: Practical Neural Machine Translation
Presenters: Rico Sennrich and Barry Haddow
- Tutorial: Imitation learning for structured prediction in natural language processing
Presenters: Andreas Vlachos, Gerasimos Lampouras and Sebastian Riedel
- Tutorial: Word Vector Space Specialisation
Presenters: Ivan Vulić, Nikola Mrkšić, and Mohammad Taher Pilehvar
- Tutorial: Integer Linear Programming formulations in Natural Language Processing
Presenters: Dan Roth and Vivek Srikumar
- Tutorial: Building Multimodal Simulations for Natural Language
Presenters: James Pustejovsky and Nikhil Krishnaswamy
|Deadlines shared by all 3 conferences|
|Submission deadline for proposals||Wednesday||November 30, 2016|
|Notification of acceptance||Friday||December 30, 2016|
|Tutorial descriptions due||Monday||January 30, 2017|
|Tutorial materials due||Friday||March 3, 2017|
|Tutorial dates||Monday – Tuesday||April 3 – April 4, 2017|
|Tutorial materials due||Friday||June 30, 2017|
|Tutorial date||Sunday||July 30, 2017|
|Tutorial materials due||Friday||August 4, 2017|
|Tutorial date||Sunday||September 3, 2017|
Tutorials will be held at one of the following conference venues:
- EACL 2017 is the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, to be held in Valencia, Spain, 3-7 April 2017. The selected tutorials will be given on the Monday and Tuesday preceding the main conference (3-4 April).
- ACL 2017 is the 55th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and will take place in Vancouver, Canada, from July 30th through August 4th, 2017. The selected tutorials will be given on 30th July.
- EMNLP 2017 is planned for Copenhagen on the 4-6 September 2017. The tutorials will be given on the 3 September.
Proposals for tutorials should contain:
- A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the CL community (not more than 2 pages).
- A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial’s core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (excluding a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots can be arranged.
- The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
- A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.
- A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g. internet access).
- A note specifying which venue(s) (EACL/ACL/EMNLP) would be acceptable and/or preferable.
Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by December 30, 2016, and must then provide descriptions of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by January 30, 2017. The description should be in two formats: (a) an ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site, and a (b) PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions to follow).
Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial course materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by the deadlines specified for the three conferences.
Lucia Specia, University of Sheffield
Alex Klementiev, Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH
Maja Popović, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Jordan Boyd-Graber, University of Colorado, Boulder
Nathan Schneider, Georgetown University Alexandra Birch, University of Edinburgh