DEADLINE EXTENSION – EACL 2012: call for tutorial proposals

** Deadline extension: October 13th, 2011

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 13th Conference
of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational
Linguistics (EACL 2012), to be held in Avignon, France, from April 23
to April 27, 2012. The selected tutorials will be given on the Monday
and Tuesday preceding the main conference (April 23 and 24).

EACL 2012 seeks proposals for tutorials in all areas of computational
linguistics, broadly conceived to include disciplines such as
linguistics (including phycholinguistics and other subfields), speech,
information retrieval and multimodal processing.

We particularly welcome (1) tutorials which cover advances in newly
emerging areas not previously covered in an (E)ACL related tutorial,
or (2) tutorials which provide introductions into related fields which
are potentially relevant for the CL community (e.g. bioinformatics,
social media, human language processing, machine learning
techniques). In order to gather a widespread audience, the interest of
the tutorial and the quality of the instructors will also be taken
into account.


Remuneration for tutorials is regulated by ACL policies:

The conversion to euros will be done as follows: €550 for up to 20
people, plus €25 per person for registrants between 21 to 50, plus €18
per person for registrants greater than 50.

Please NOTE: Remuneration for Tutorial presenters is fixed according
to the above policy and does not cover registration fees for the
main conference.


Proposals for tutorials should contain:

1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its
relevance to the ACL community (not more than 2 pages).

2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the
tutorial’s core content can be covered in a three-hour slot
(excluding a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial
slots are available as well.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment
(e.g. internet access). Proposals should be submitted by
electronic mail, in plain ASCII text, to tutorials at eacl2012 dot
org, no later than September 30th 2011.

The subject line should be: “EACL 2012 TUTORIAL PROPOSAL”.


– only proposals submitted by e-mail will be taken into account.

– you will receive 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
e.agirre at ehu dot es and lieve.macken at hogent dot be


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by November 3rd, 2011,
and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in
the conference registration material by December 16th, 2011. 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 to follow).

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, by February 1st, 2012.


Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: October 13th, 2011
Notification of acceptance: November 3rd, 2011
Tutorial descriptions due: December 16th, 2011
Tutorial course material due: February 1st, 2012
Tutorial dates: April 23-24, 2012


Eneko Agirre, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Lieve Macken, University College Ghent, Belgium

Please send inquiries concerning EACL 2012 tutorials to:
tutorials at eacl2012 dot org