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Call for Papers for NAACL HLT 2012

June 3 – June 8, 2012, Montreal, Canada

Tutorial Proposals: Thu, Dec 15, 2011
Paper Deadline (both short and long papers):  Fri, Jan 6, 2012
Student Workshop Deadline: Feb 6, 2012
Demos Deadline: Feb 9, 2012
Author Response Period: Feb 22-25, 2012
Author Notification: Wed, Mar 21, 2012
Camera-ready Papers: Mon, Apr 9, 2012
Tutorials: Sun, Jun 3, 2012
Main Conference: Jun 4-6, 2012
Workshops :Jun 7-8, 2012

NEW: ACL 2012 and NAACL 2012 will not allow double submission of papers.

(See Multiple Submission policy section.)

Also: Please DO NOT submit the same paper in long and short paper form.


NAACL is pleased to announce the North American Chapter of the  
Association for
Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT)  
2012 conference.
The conference covers a broad spectrum of disciplines working towards  
intelligent systems to interact with humans using natural language,  
and towards
enhancing human-human communication through services such as speech  
automatic translation, information retrieval, text summarization, and  
extraction. NAACL HLT 2012 will feature long papers, short papers,  
and a doctoral consortium, as well as associated tutorials and  

The conference invites the submission of long and short papers on  
original, and unpublished research in all aspects of automated  
language processing.
The short paper format may also be appropriate for a small, focused  
contribution, a
work in progress, a negative result, an opinion piece or an  
interesting application

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

	* Phonology and Morphology, Word Segmentation
	* Syntactic Tagging and Chunking
	* Syntax and Parsing
	* Semantics
	* Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics
	* Summarization and Generation
	* Machine Learning for Language Processing: theory, methods and  
	* Machine Translation
	* Information Retrieval and Question Answering
	* Information Extraction
	* Spoken Language Processing (e.g., Spoken Term Detection, Analysis,  
Recognition, Synthesis, Understanding, Dialogue Systems)
	* End-to-end Language Processing Systems
	* Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
	* Document Categorization / Topic Clustering
	* Social Media Analysis and Processing
	* Language Resources, Novel Evaluation Methods


Long papers: NAACL HLT 2012 submissions must describe substantial,  
completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete  
evaluation and
analysis should be included. The long paper deadline is January 6,  
2012 by 11:59PM
Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8). Submissions will be judged on  
clarity, originality/innovativeness, correctness/soundness, meaningful  
thoroughness, significance, contributions to research resources, and  
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee  

Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus two  
extra pages
for references; final versions should take into account reviewers’  
Papers will be presented orally or as a poster presentation as  
determined by the
program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented  
orally and
which as poster presentations will be based on the nature rather than  
on the quality
of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between  
long papers
presented orally and those presented as poster presentations.

Short papers: NAACL HLT 2012 also solicits short papers. Short paper  
must describe original and unpublished work. The short paper deadline  
this year is
also January 6, 2012 by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8).  
Characteristics of
past short papers include:

	* A small, focused contribution
	* Work in progress
	* A negative result
	* An opinion piece
	* An interesting application nugget

Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions,  
and will be
given four (4) pages including references in the proceedings. While  
short papers
will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will  
be no
distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally  
and those
presented as poster presentations. Each short paper submission will be  
reviewed by
at least two program committee members.

Submission Deadline: The deadline for both long and short papers is  
January 6, 2012
by 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8).

Electronic Submission: Submission is electronic using the Softconf  
software; instructions will be posted at

Format: Long paper submissions should follow the two-column format of  
proceedings without exceeding eight (8) pages of content plus two  
extra pages for
references. Short paper submissions should also follow the two-column  
format of
NAACL HLT 2012 proceedings, and should not exceed four (4) pages  
references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or  
Microsoft Word
style files tailored for this year's conference, which are available  
on the
conference website under  
Submissions must
conform to the official style guidelines, which are contained in the  
style files,
and they must be electronic in PDF.

As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the  
authors' names and
affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's  
identity, e.g.,
"We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...” must be avoided. Instead, use  
such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...” Papers that do not  
conform to
these requirements will be rejected without review. In addition,  
please do not post
your submissions on the web until after the review process is complete.

Multiple-submission policy: Papers that have been or will be submitted  
to other
meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time.  
Authors of papers
accepted for presentation at NAACL HLT 2012 must notify the program  
chairs by March
28, 2012 as to whether the paper will be presented. All accepted  
papers must be
presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. We will not  
accept for
publication or presentation papers that overlap significantly in  
content or results
with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere.

Authors submitting more than one paper to NAACL HLT must ensure that  
do not overlap significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or  
results. Authors
should not submit short and long versions of papers with substantial  
overlap in
their original contributions.

NEW INFORMATION: Because of concerns of reviewer overload, the program  
for ACL 2012 and NAACL 2012, along with the ACL Executive Board and  
NAACL Executive
Board have decided to not allow double submission to each other’s  
Submissions will be compared across these two conferences; papers with  
overlap in their technical contributions that are submitted to both  
ACL 2012 and
NAACL 2012 will be rejected without review at the discretion of the  

General Conference Chair

Jennifer Chu-Carroll, IBM

Program Co-Chairs

Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T

Eric Fosler-Lussier, The Ohio State University

Ellen Riloff, University of Utah

Smaranda Muresan
Assistant Professor
Library and Information Science Department
School of Communication and Information
Rutgers University
4 Hungtington St
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
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