CALL FOR DEMOS – EACL 2012 – Avignon, France, April 23-27, 2012

== EACL 2012 – CALL FOR DEMOS ==
The Thirteenth Conference of the European Chapter of
the Association for Computational Linguistics

Avignon, France
April 23-27, 2012

EACL 2012 features a special session for demonstrations. Topics
of interest cover all aspects of computational linguistics, as
outlined in the main conference call for papers. Demos will be
presented at specific sessions from the main program of the
conference. The demo track allows researchers and practitioners
to demonstrate their new and innovative systems while interacting
with their audience in an informal setting. Demos’ submissions
should be concerned with mature systems or prototypes in which
computational linguistics or NLP technologies are used to solve
practically important problems. Demo papers should make clear
which aspects of the system will be demonstrated, and how the
system is used to solve practical problems. It should include
a discussion of the implementation and case studies of how
the system is applied.

== Requirements ==
At least one author of each accepted demo paper must register
for and attend the conference, and demonstrate the system during
the demo sessions (please see the Conference Policies). Authors
of accepted demos may also be required to demonstrate their systems
at additional events during the conference. Each accepted demo
paper will be allocated four pages in the conference proceedings;
no extra pages can be purchased. Demo authors are not required to
transfer copyright.

== Submission Procedure ==
Authors of demos should submit an original paper describing their
proposed presentation. The length of the paper is limited to 4 pages
excluding references which are unlimited. The submission should be in
line with the EACL 2012 main conference formatting styles and instructions
for authors.

Proposals for demos should provide:
1. an overview of what the demonstration aims to achieve
2. how the demo illustrates novel ideas
3. any URLs that link to screen-shots, live demos, or related information
4. equipment or facilities required for the system demonstration

== Reviewing ==
Demos will be blind peer-reviewed by two members of the Demos Program
Committee, who will judge the originality, significance, quality, and
clarity of each submission.

== Demos Chair ==
Frédérique Segond (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
Contact: segond(at)

== PC Members ==
Sophia Annaniadou (University of Manchester, UK)
Galia Angelova, (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria )
Raffaella Bernardi (University of Trento, Italy
Luca Dini (CELI , Italy)
Piek Vossen (Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Nederland)
Stelios Piperidis (ILSP, Greece)
Sebastian Padó (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Evelyne Viegas (Microsoft, USA)
Claire Waast (EDF France)

== Important Dates ==
* Paper submission deadline: December, 4, 2011 (11:59pm Samoa Time (UTC/GMT -11 hours))
* Notification of acceptance: February, 6, 2012
* Camera ready copies due: March 9, 2012
* EACL 2012 Conference: April 23-27, 2012