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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Greece: EACL 2009 -- Call for System Demonstrations
at the 12th Meeting of the European Chapter of the Association for
March 30 - April 3, 2009
* * * Submission deadline: December 5, 2008 * * *
The European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission of proposals for system demonstrations for its 12th meeting. The areas of interest are the same as those mentioned in the call for full papers (see http://www.eacl2009.gr/conference/callforpapers) and cover all aspects of theoretical and applied computational linguistics. Among others, submissions may address systems of the following kinds:
- systems that support, verify or evaluate core theoretical research
- applications that demonstrate innovative transformations of theoretical findings
- development tools that ease application creation
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 4 pages in a companion volume 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. If you are bringing your own laptop, you should instead request a video projector if you need one, providing details about PC type, screen resolution, etc.
The reviewing of the submissions will be blind. It will be conducted by an international panel of experts. Final decisions on the program will be made by the demo chair.
Submissions should follow the guidelines for authors of the main conference track, which can be found here: http://www.eacl2009.gr/conference/authors.
As reviewing will be blind, the submission should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.
Submission will be electronic using the submission software to be made available at https://www.softconf.com/eacl09/demo/submit.html. The submissions must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (23:59) GMT December 5, 2008. Submissions submitted after that time will not be reviewed.
Poster/demo submission deadline: December 5, 2008
Notification of acceptance: January 16, 2009
Camera ready versions due: February 13, 2009
EACL 2009 Conference: March 30 - April 3, 2009
Jörn Kreutel, SemanticEdge GmbH / Universität Potsdam, Germany (Chair)
Colin Matheson, University of Edinburgh, UK
David Horowitz, University of Trento, Italy
Stefan Müller, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Wojciech Skut, Google Inc., USA
Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR Demokritos (Chair)
Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business
Stelios Piperidis, ILSP Athens
The EACL has a limited number of student sponsorships available to student participants of the EACL 2009 main conference, the EACL 2009 demo session and/or the EACL 2009 student research workshop.
Priority is given to students from Eastern Europe and more generally, to students from countries with hard currency problems (within the geographical area covered by EACL).
A request for student sponsorship for EACL 2009 should include the following information:
* Name, email address, affiliation and status (PhD year etc.) of the candidate
* Source and amount of yearly income
* Letter of motivation
* Proof of student status
* Copy of acceptance letter from programme chair / student workshop chair or demo chair
* Letter of recommendation from supervisor
* Overview of the estimated costs
Requests for student sponsorships can be directed to the EACL at secretary at eacl dot org dot