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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Washington: Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop 2010 (NW-NLP 2010) -- CFP

Call for Submissions and Participation in:

The Pacific Northwest Regional NLP Workshop 2010 (NW-NLP 2010).

The first Northwest Regional NLP Workshop will occur on Friday,  April 23, 2010 in Redmond, WA. We welcome submissions for both oral and poster presentations on all aspects of natural language text and speech processing, computational linguistics, and human language technologies. As a regional workshop, NW-NLP will consider submissions from anyone living or working in the Pacific Northwest.

The goals of this one-day NW-NLP workshop are three-fold. First, to push research forward: This conference will be a less-formal setting for individuals and research groups in the Pacific Northwest to present and get feedback on their research agendas. Second, to make new acquaintances: Relatively short distances separate the NLP groups of the northwest, and yet there are many researchers that have yet to meet in person: A regional conference will provide a convenient excuse for computational linguists from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and the surrounding areas to become better acquainted. Third, to instigate collaboration: Researchers who meet new people and learn about their research will identify areas of mutual interest and complementary expertise.

We encourage submissions to this workshop for both completed work and work in progress. Poster and oral presentations may be practice for presentations at upcoming conferences. This NW-NLP workshop is also an ideal place to receive feedback on early-stage research. We particularly invite students and young researchers to present their work. Please contact monsonc at csee dot ogi dot edu if you have any doubts about whether it is appropriate to submit to this workshop.

** Awards **

With funds provided by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, we are pleased to announce two monetary awards for NW-NLP 2010:

$200 for Best Student Presentation
$100 for Best Student Poster

** Important Dates **

Fri. Feb. 26 : Submission deadline
Fri. Mar. 26 : Notification of acceptance
Fri. Apr. 16 : Camera-ready extended abstracts due
Fri. Apr. 23 : NW-NLP Workshop 2010

** Location **

Microsoft Research Redmond
Building 99, Room 1919
14820 NE 36th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

** Submission and Reviewing Procedure **

The NW-NLP Workshop will accept two types of submissions:

Option 1) Extended abstracts. 2-page maximum. This option is intended for submissions of original, completed or ongoing, unpublished research.

Option 2) Authors may submit 'as is' any full conference paper that has been (or that will soon be) submitted to an international conference or workshop that is to be held in 2010 (e.g. ACL, LREC, COLING, etc.). This option is intended to provide students the opportunity of a dry run for their more formal conference presentations. Because full conference papers will already be extensively peer-reviewed by the corresponding international conference, authors of full conference papers will receive less detailed review notes from NW-NLP than they should expect from their major conference.

To submit either an extended abstract or a full paper to NW-NLP, authors should upload a .pdf version of their submission to the EasyChair conference submission system found at:


Reviews of submissions at NW-NLP will *not* be double-blind: A strong preference will be given for submissions from students. Please include author information on your submission. Additionally, submissions from student authors may conclude with a statement of recommendation from the student's faculty advisor. A statement of recommendation should explain why this student would benefit from presenting at NW-NLP. If included, a recommendation statement should be a separate page attached to the end of the student's submission.

Both Extended Abstracts, submitted under Option 1, as well as Full Papers, submitted under Option 2, will be considered for an Oral or Poster presentation format. Please indicate on your submitted .pdf file a format preference: Oral vs. Poster.

We look forward to an exciting and busy day of presentations and research at NW-NLP 2010.


General Chair:

Christian Monson
monsonc at csee dot ogi dot edu
Oregon Health & Science University

Program Committee:

Emily M. Bender, University of Washington
Giuseppe Carenini, The University of British Columbia
Michael Gamon, Microsoft Research
Michelle L. Gregory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Will Lewis, Microsoft Research
Liam R McGrath, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Fred Popowich, Simon Fraser University
Chris Quirk, Microsoft Research
Brian Roark, Oregon Health & Science University
Anoop Sarkar, Simon Fraser University
Megan Schneider, University of Washington
Fei Xia, University of Washington