CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
EACL 2012 & NAACL 2012 & ACL 2012

The European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), The North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), and The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the EACL, NAACL, or ACL conferences in the spring and summer of 2012. We solicit proposals on any topic of interest to the ACL communities. Workshops will be held at one of the following conference venues:

  • EACL 2012 is the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. It will be held in Avignon, April 23 - 27, 2012. The dates for the EACL workshops will be April 23-24. The webpage for EACL 2012 is: http://eacl2012.org/.

  • NAACL-HLT 2012 is the 13th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. It will be held Montreal, Canada, June 3 - 8, 2012. The dates for the NAACL-HLT workshops will be June 7 - 8. The webpage for NAACL-HLT 2012 is: http://www.naaclhlt2012.org/.

  • ACL 2012 is the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). It will be held in Jeju, Republic of Korea, July 8 - 14, 2012. The ACL workshops will be held July 12 - 13. The webpage for ACL 2012 is: http://www.acl2012.org/.
Proposals will be reviewed jointly by the workshop organizers for all three conferences.


SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Similarly to previous conferences, the submission and reviewing of workshop proposals for EACL, NAACL-HLT, and ACL will be coordinated.

Proposals for workshops should contain:

  1. A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and content.
  2. The desired workshop length (one or two days), and an estimate of the number of attendees.
  3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the organizers, with one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise.
  4. A list of potential members of the program committee, with an indication of which members have already agreed.
  5. A description of any shared tasks associated with the workshop.
  6. A description of special requirements for technical needs.
  7. A note specifying which venue(s) (EACL versus NAACL-HLT versus ACL) would be acceptable to you; if all are acceptable, you may express preference for one or the other.
There will be a single workshop committee, coordinated by the three sets of workshop chairs. This single committee will review the quality of the workshop proposals. Once the reviews are complete, the workshop chairs will work together to assign workshops to each of the three conferences, taking into account the location preferences given by the proposers.

The ACL has a set of policies on workshops. You can find the ACL's general policies on workshops at http://www.cis.udel.edu/~carberry/ACL/Workshops/workshop-support-general-policy.html, the financial policy for workshops at http://www.cis.udel.edu/~carberry/ACL/Workshops/workshop-conf-financial-policy.html, and the financial policy for SIG workshops at http://www.cis.udel.edu/~carberry/ACL/Workshops/workshops-Sig-financial-policy.html.

Please submit proposals in plain text in the body of an email to the workshop organizers

no later than October 28, 2011, 23:59:59 UTC/GMT

(which is 18:59:59 EST, 15:59:59 PST, and 08:59:59 JST on Oct 29).

Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals will occur no later than November 11, 2011.

Since the three conferences will occur at different times, the timescales for the submission and reviewing of workshop papers, and the preparation of camera-ready copies, will be different for each conference. Suggested timescales for each of the conferences are given below. Workshop organizers should not deviate from this schedule unless absolutely necessary.

Workshop organisers are also requested to pay attention to the fact that there will be only a week between the notification of the workshop acceptance and sending out the first CFPs for the workshop. Thus it is important that the workshop proposals are already well structured and organised at the time of the submission, to allow quick launch of the first CFP.


TIMELINES FOR 2012 WORKSHOPS

SHARED DATES
Oct 28, 2011 Workshop proposal deadline
Nov 11, 2011 Notification of acceptance

EACL 2012
Nov 18, 2011 Proposed 1st workshop CFP
Jan 27, 2012 Proposed paper due date
Feb 24, 2012 Proposed notification of acceptance
Mar 09, 2012 Camera-ready deadline
Apr 23-24, 2012 Workshops

NAACL-HLT 2012
Dec 16, 2011 Proposed 1st workshop CFP
Mar 02, 2012 Proposed paper due date
Mar 30, 2012 Proposed notification of acceptance
Apr 13, 2012 Camera-ready deadline
Jun 7-8, 2012 Workshops

ACL 2012
Nov 21, 2011 Proposed 1st workshop CFP
Mar 18, 2012 Proposed paper due date
Apr 15, 2012 Proposed notification of acceptance
Apr 30, 2012 Camera-ready deadline
Jul 12-13, 2012 Workshops


WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

For inquiries, send email to the workshop organizers.