Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 2012 Annual  
Meeting of the North American Association for Computational  
Linguistics (NAACL 2012) ( The  
conference is to be held in Montreal, Canada, June 3-8, 2012. The  
tutorials will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2012.

NAACL 2012 seeks proposals for tutorials on all topics of  
computational linguistics, broadly conceived to include areas such as  
psycholinguistics, speech, information retrieval, multimodal language  
processing, and language issues in emerging domains such as  
bioinformatics. Especially encouraged are tutorials that educate the  
community about advancements in cross-disciplinary areas such as  
machine learning and cognitive approaches as they relate to  
computational linguistics, as well as tutorials that span multiple  
areas of human language processing.

Information on the tutorial instructor payment policy can be found at 

Note: Remuneration for Tutorial presenters is fixed according to the  
above policy and does not cover registration fees for the main  

Submission Details

Proposals for tutorials should contain:

A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its  
relevance to the ACL community (not more than 2 pages).
A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's  
core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (including a coffee  
break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are available as  
The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the  
tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their  
research interests and areas of expertise.
A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same  
or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate  
of the audience size.
A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g.,  
internet access).
Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text  
no later than December 15, 2011 to

The subject line should be: "NAACL 2012: Tutorial Proposal".


Proposals will not be accepted by regular mail or fax.
You will receive an email confirmation from us that your proposal has  
been received. If you do not receive this confirmation 24 hours after  
sending the proposal, please contact us personally using both emails and
Tutorial Speaker Responsibilities

Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by February 15, 2012, and  
must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the  
conference registration material by March 15, 2012. The description  
should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included in  
email announcements and published on the conference web site, and a  
PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed  
instructions will be given). Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial  
materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as  
a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, April 9, 2012.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for tutorial proposals	December 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance	February 15, 2012
Tutorial descriptions due	March 15, 2012
Tutorial course material due	April 9, 2012
Tutorial date	June 3, 2012
Tutorials Co-Chairs

Jacob Eisenstein, Georgia Tech
Radu Florian, IBM Research

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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