Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

5-7 August, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria

** Submission deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2013 **


The ACL Student Research Workshop provides a venue for student researchers investigating topics in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to present their research, to meet potential advisors, and to receive feedback from the international research community.

The workshop's goal is to aid students at multiple stages of their education: from those in the final stages of undergraduate training to those who are preparing their graduate thesis proposal. Towards this goal, we invite papers in two separate categories.

1. Thesis/Research Proposals: This category is appropriate for experienced students who wish to get feedback on their proposal and broader ideas for the field in order to strengthen their final research.

2. Research Papers: Most appropriate for students who are new to academic conferences. Papers in this category can describe completed work or work in progress with preliminary results.

Subject to the availability of established researcher volunteers, each accepted paper will be assigned a mentor, who will provide feedback on the work to the student at the conference. Details on this service will be provided in the acceptance notification.


Relevant topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following areas (in alphabetical order):
Cognitive modeling 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 languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans
NLP for the Web and social media
Question answering
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

Submission is electronic using the conference management software at: https://www.softconf.com/acl2013/srw/. For the detailed guidelines see our site: https://sites.google.com/site/aclsrw2013/submission-guidelines

Submission deadline: March 3, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 24, 2013
Camera-ready submission deadline: May 24, 2013
Conference dates: August 5-7, 2013 (The workshop will be held during the main conference, in a mode similar to the conference's regular sessions.)

We will be able to provide student authors of accepted papers with a limited amount of travel support. Details on how to apply for this will be part of the acceptance notification distributed in April 2013.


Student Chairs
Anik Dey, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Sebastian Krause, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Eva Vecchi, Università di Trento
Faculty Advisors
Steven Bethard, University of Colorado Boulder & KU Leuven
Preslav I. Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Feiyu Xu, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

See our site:

acl-srw-2013 at googlegroups.com
(Note: This e-mail address is configured as a contact address, only read by the workshop organizers. It is not a public mailing or discussion list.)