[Corpora-List] ACL 2005 Final Call for Posters/Demos!

From: ted pedersen (tpederse@d.umn.edu)
Date: Sat Mar 12 2005 - 19:40:28 MET

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                      Final Call for Demos and Interactive Posters

                    The Association for Computational Linguistics
                                43rd Annual Meeting
                                  June 25-30, 2005


                    **** Submission Deadline : March 15, 2005 ****
                            **** 11:59 pm, your local time! ****


                     Masaaki Nagata (NTT Cyber Space Laboratories)
                          nagata.masaaki at lab.ntt.co.jp

                    Ted Pedersen (University of Minnesota, Duluth)
                               tpederse at d.umn.edu


    ACL-05 will include a special session for interactive posters and demos.
    The topics of interest cover all aspects of computational linguistics, as
    outlined in the CFP for the Main Technical Session.

    We will be experimenting with a new definition of interactive poster this
    year, making them more like demos in some respects. Our goal is to have a
    program made up of "implemented systems", where those systems may
    reflect previously unpublished work (poster) or previously published but
    somehow modified existing work (demos).

    Interactive posters should feature work in progress (possibly late
    breaking) that can be effectively presented via a combination of system
    demonstration and a more traditional poster. The criteria for acceptance
    of an interactive poster are the novel scientific contributions and the
    effectiveness of the proposed presentation in making those points.

    Demos should feature mature systems or prototypes that show how NLP
    technologies are used to solve practically important problems. The
    criteria for acceptance of a demo is that it must already be described in
    the published literature in sufficient detail to allow replication, or
    the submitted paper should provide this level of detail. In addition, the
    demo should address an application of broad interest in such a way that
    it can be appreciated by a diverse audience.

    If you have an implemented system that you would like to submit at this
    event, but feel that it is not practical to have your system running on
    site in Ann Arbor, please contact the demo co-chairs by March 1, 2005 to
    work out alternative arrangements. Examples of such situations might be
    if you have very specialized hardware that can not be moved or accessed
    via the web, or if you require a particular environment for your system
    that can not be easily replicated as the conference site. In such cases
    video presentations or other types of presenatations can be arranged.

    Systems that are deployed commercial products and not described in the
    published literature should not be submitted as Interactive Posters or
    Demos but rather be presented as exhibits (contact the Exhibits Chair).

    Authors of interactive posters and demos should submit an original paper
    (of no more than 4 pages in ACL format). For interactive posters, the
    paper should describe and emphasize the research problem and the novelty
    of the methods or theories being used. For demonstration systems, the
    paper should summarize and provide references to previously published
    work, or provide sufficient details regarding the underlying technologies
    to allow replication of the system. In either case, demo papers should
    describe how the system is used to solve practically important problems,
    and may contain discussion of system implementation, deployment, or
    case studies of use in the field.

    In addition, authors of interactive posters and demos should submit a
    short (1-2 page) description of their proposed presentation. Please
    describe what attendees will be able to see or do during your interactive
    poster or demo. For interactive posters, include specific examples of how
    you will show the scientific merit of your approach via the combination of
    poster and demonstration. For demos, include specific examples of what
    features of your system the attendee will be able to see or use. Please
    provide any URLs that link to screen-shots, live demos, or related
    information. Finally, please itemize any equipment or facilities that
    you will require for your interactive poster or system demonstration.

    Submission Procedure

    All submissions must be made through the START system, which is now up
    and accepting submissions:


    Authors must indicate if their submission is an Interactive Poster or
    Demonstration system. In either case, authors must submit :

    1) a 4 page paper in standard ACL format (see http://www.aclweb.org/acl2005/index.php?stylefiles)
    2) a 1-2 page description of the proposed presentation.

    These submissions will not be anonymous, since self-identifying
    information such as system URLs and info about previous publications has
    been requested.

    Each submission will be evaluated by 2-3 members of the Program Committee.

    Submissions that are accepted will be allocated 4 pages in the (TBD:
    Proceedings or Companion Volume.)


    Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2005 (11:59 pm your local time)
    Notification of acceptance: April 21, 2005
    Camera ready copy due: May 2, 2005

    Program Committee:

    John Atkinson (Universidad de Concepcion)
    Jill Burstein (Educational Testing Service)
    Mike Calcagno (Microsoft Research)
    Charles Callaway (University of Edinburgh)
    Ciprian Chelba (Microsoft Research)
    Silviu Cucerzan (Microsoft Research)
    Mark Dras (Macquarie University)
    Gregor Erbach (DFKI GmbH)
    Reva Freedman (Northern Illinois University)
    Jianfeng Gao (Microsoft Research Asia)
    Alexander Gelbukh (National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico)
    Alexander Hauptmann (CMU)
    Yoshihiko Hayashi (Osaka University)
    Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto)
    Camelia Ignat (European Commission - Joint Research Centre)
    Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa)
    Su Jian (Institute for Infocomm Research)
    Jin-Dong Kim (University of Tokyo)
    Taku Kudo (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
    Sadao Kurohashi (University of Tokyo)
    Claudia Leacock (KAT Technologies)
    Gary Geunbae Lee (POSTECH)
    Diane Litman (University of Pittsburgh)
    Sun Maosong (Tsinghua University)
    Rada Mihalcea (University of North Texas)
    Vibhu Mittal (Google)
    Mikio Nakano (Honda Research Institute Japan)
    Manabu Okumura (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Serguei Pakhomov (Mayo Clinic)
    Patrick Pantel (ISI/USC)
    Marius Pasca (Google)
    David Pierce (University at Buffalo)
    Bruno Pouliquen (European Commission - Joint Research Centre)
    Philip Resnik (University of Maryland)
    Carolyn Rose (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Horacio Saggion (University of Sheffield)
    William Schuler (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
    Kiyoaki Shirai (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
    Thamar Solorio (INAOE)
    Virach Sornlertlamvanich (NICT Asia Research Center)
    Ralf Steinberger (European Commission - Joint Resarch Centre)
    Keh-Yih Su (Behavior Design Corporation)
    Peter Turney (National Research Council Canada)
    Masao Utiyama (NICT)
    Takehito Utsuro (Kyoto University)
    Janyce Wiebe (University of Pittsburgh)
    Peter Wiemer-Hastings (DePaul University)

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