EACL 2012 call for papers

EACL 2012
Thirteenth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics
Avignon, France
April 23-27, 2012

First Call For Papers

Submission deadline: November 4, 2011

EACL 2012 is the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics. The conference invites the
submission of papers on substantial, original, and unpublished
research on all areas of computational linguistics, broadly conceived
to include disciplines such as psycholinguistics, speech, information
retrieval, multimodal language processing. The conference welcomes
theoretical, empirical, and application-orientated papers as well as
papers targeting emerging domains such as bioinformatics and social

The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

– phonetics, phonology, and morphology
– word segmentation, tagging and chunking
– syntax, parsing, grammar formalisms, and grammar induction
– semantics
– pragmatics, discourse, and dialogue
– generation and summarization
– information retrieval and question answering
– information extraction
– sentiment analysis and opinion mining
– machine translation and multilingual systems
– spoken language processing and language modeling
– dialogue systems and multimodal systems
– language resources and tools
– psychological and mathematical models of language and language acquisition
– machine learning and algorithms for natural language
– natural language processing applications
– domain and genre adaptation of data-driven NLP systems
– evaluation methodology

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: November 4, 2011
Author response period: December 27-30, 2011
Notification of acceptance: January 13, 2012
Camera-ready papers due: March 9, 2012
Papers available on-line: April 19, 2012
EACL 2012 Conference: April 23 – 27, 2012

All deadlines refer to 11:59pm Samoa time (UTC/GMT -11 hours)


Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state
of completion of the reported results. A paper accepted for
at EACL 2012 cannot be presented at any other meeting with publicly
available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to
other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the submission
page. If the paper is accepted by both EACL 2012 and another meeting
or publication, it must be withdrawn from one of them. Furthermore,
its authors must notify the program chairs, within a week of receiving
the EACL 2012 acceptance notification, whether or not they have chosen
EACL 2012 for presentation of their work.

Review and Selection

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind, and all submissions
will receive three independent reviews.
Final decisions on the program will be made by the Program Committee,
consisting of the Program Co-Chairs and Area Chairs.
Submissions will be assessed with respect to appropriateness, clarity,
soundness/correctness, meaningful comparison, originality/innovativeness,
and impact of ideas or results.

Publication and Presentation

All papers that are accepted will be published in the proceedings
of the conference, and 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.
Authors will be also asked on submission to state their preferred
mode of presentation.
EACL 2012 will continue aiming to give poster presentations a high
There will be no distinction in the conference proceedings between
papers that are assigned different presentation modes.

Submission Information

All submissions must be submitted electronically as PDF and must
follow the two-column format of EACL proceedings. Authors are strongly
recommended to use the style files available on the conference web
site. Papers may consist of up to nine (9) pages of content and any
number of additional pages containing references only.

EACL 2012 will also accept papers accompanied by the resource(s)
(software or data) described in the paper. In addition to the regular
review of the research quality of the paper, these papers will also be
reviewed for the quality of the resource that is being made
available. Acceptance or rejection decision will be made based on the
quality of both the research and the software/data component.

As reviewing will be double-blind, the paper 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) …”. Authors should not use anonymous
citations and should not include any acknowledgments. Papers that do
not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

The deadline for submission is 11:59pm Samoa Time (UTC/GMT -11 hours)
on November 4, 2011. Additional instructions for electronic submission
will be posted on the conference website at http://eacl2012.org

Mentoring service

EACL is providing a mentoring (coaching) service for authors from
regions of the world where English is less emphasized as a language of
scientific exchange. Many authors from these regions, although able to
read the scientific literature in English, have little or no
experience in writing papers in English for conferences such as the
E/ACL meetings. If you would like to take advantage of the service,
please upload your paper in PDF format by September 23, 2011 using the
paper submission software for the mentoring service which will be
available at the conference website. Questions about the mentoring
service should be referred to

Invited speakers


Best paper awards



General Chair:
Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Program Co-Chairs:
Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Lluis Marquez (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Area Chairs:

Mentoring Chairs:
Caroline Sporleder (Saarland University, Germany)
Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Publications Chairs:
Adri de Gispert (University of Cambridge, UK)
Fabrice Lefevre (University of Avignon, France)

Local Chair:
Marc El-Beze (University of Avignon, France)

Local Co-Chair:
Tania Jimenez (University of Avignon, France)