8.0084 EACL-95 CFP; European Computational Linguistics (1/204)

Tue, 28 Jun 1994 03:04:25 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0084. Tuesday, 28 Jun 1994.

Date: Fri, 24 Jun 1994 15:52:34 +0100
From: Allan Ramsay <allan@monkey.ucd.ie>
Subject: EACL-95



7th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics

March 27--31, 1995
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

Topics of Interest:

Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research
on all aspects of computational linguistics, including, but not
limited to, pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and the lexicon;
phonetics, phonology, and morphology; interpreting and generating
spoken and written language; linguistic, mathematical, and
psychological models of language; language-oriented information
retrieval; corpus-based language modeling; machine translation and
translation aids; natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
message and narrative understanding systems; and theoretical and
applications papers of every kind.


Papers should describe unique work; they should emphasize completed
work rather than intended work; and they should indicate clearly the
state of completion of the reported results. A paper accepted for
presentation at the EACL Meeting cannot be presented or have been
presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must
reflect this fact on the title page.

Format for Submission:

Authors should submit preliminary versions of their papers, not to
exceed 3200 words (exclusive of references). Papers outside the
specified length and formatting requirements are subject to rejection
without review. Papers should be headed by a title page containing
the paper title, a short (5 line) summary and a specification of the
subject area. Since reviewing will be "blind", the title page of the
paper should omit author names and addresses. Furthermore,
self-references that reveal the authors' identity (e.g., "We
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...") should be avoided. Instead, use
references like "Smith previously showed (1991) ..." Care should be
taken to mask identity in the bibliography by referring to the
author's own papers as anonymous. This is especially applicable of
unpublished in-house technical reports which are certain to reveal the
identity of the author(s).

To identify each paper, a separate identification page should be
supplied, containing the paper's title, the name(s) of the author(s),
complete addresses, a short (5 line) summary, a word count, and a
specification of the topic areas.

Submission Media:

Papers should be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the
Program Co-chairs:

Steven Abney and Erhard W. Hinrichs
Universitaet Tuebingen
Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
Abt. Computerlinguistik
Kleine Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tuebingen, Germany

email: eacl95@sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de

Electronic submissions should be either self-contained LaTeX source or
plain text. LaTeX submissions must use the ACL submission style
(aclsub.sty) retrievable from the ACL LISTSERV server (access to which
is described below) and should not refer to any external files or
styles except for the standard styles for TeX 3.14 and LaTeX 2.09. A
model submission modelsub.tex is also provided in the archive, as well
as a bibliography style acl.bst. (Note however that the bibliography
for a submission cannot be submitted as separate .bib file; the actual
bibliography entries must be inserted in the submitted LaTeX source

Hard copy submissions should consist of four (4) copies of the paper
and one (1) copy of the identification page. For both kinds of
submissions, if at all possible, a plain text version of the
identification page should be sent separately by electronic mail,
using the following format:

title: < title >
author: < name of first author >
address: < address of first author >
author: < name of last author >
address: < address of last author >
abstract: < abstract >
content areas: first area >, ... ,< last area >
word count:


Authors must submit their papers by October 20, 1994. Papers received
after this date will not be considered. Notification of receipt will
be mailed to the first author (or designated author) soon after
receipt. Authors will be notified of acceptance by December 23rd
1994. Camera-ready copies of final papers prepared in a double-column
format, preferably using a laser printer, must be received by 31
January 1995, along with a signed copyright release statement. The
ACL LaTeX proceedings format is available through the ACL LISTSERV.

The paper sessions, including student papers, will take place on March

Student Sessions:

There will again be special Student Sessions organized by a committee
of (E)ACL graduate student members. (E)ACL student members are
invited to submit short papers in any of the topics listed above. The
papers will be reviewed by a committee of students and faculty members
for presentation in workshop-style sessions and publication in a
special section of the conference proceedings. There will be a
separate call for papers, available from the ACL LISTSERV or from the
chair of the program committee for the student sessions: Thorsten
Brants, Universit"at des Saarlandes, Computerlinguistik, D-66041
Saarbr"ucken, Germany, email: thorsten@coli.uni-sb.de.

Other Activities:

The meeting will include a program of tutorials coordinated by John
Nerbonne, Alfa-informatica, Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26, Postbus 716,
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL-9700 AS Groningen; email:
nerbonne@let.rug.nl. Proposals for tutorials may be sent to him.
There is no special form. Tutorials are scheduled for March 27-28;
registration for tutorials will take place on March 26.

Some of the ACL Special Interest Groups may arrange workshops or other
activities. Further information may be available from the ACL

Conference Information:

The Local Arrangements Committee is chaired by:

Allan Ramsay,
Department of Computer Science,
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
(phone: (353)-1-7062479, FAX: (353)-1-2687262, email: allan@monkey.ucd.ie)

ACL Information:

For other information on the ACL more generally, contact Judith
Klavans (global) or Mike Rosner (for Europe): Judith Klavans, Columbia
University, Computer Science, Room 724, New York, NY 10027, USA;
phone: +1-212-939-7120, fax: +1-914-478-1802;
email:acl@cs.columbia.edu; Michael Rosner, IDSIA, Corso Elvezia 36,
CH-6900 Lugano, Switzerland, email: mike@idsia.ch. General
information about the ACL AND electronic membership and order forms
are available from the ACL LISTSERV.

Information on the ACL is also available through www URL

ACL Listserv:

LISTSERV is a facility to allow access to an electronic document
archive by electronic mail. The ACL LISTSERV has been set up at
Columbia University's Department of Computer Science. Requests from
the archive should be sent as e-mail messages to


with an empty subject field and the message body containing the
request command. The most useful requests are "help" for general help
on using LISTSERV, "index acl-l" for the current contents of the ACL
archive and "get acl-l <file>" to get a particular file named <file>
from the archive. For example, to get an ACL membership form, a
message with the following body should be sent:

get acl-l membership-form.txt

Answers to requests are returned by e-mail. Since the server may have
many requests for different archives to process, requests are queued
up and may take a while (say, overnight) to be fulfilled.

The ACL archive can also be accessed by anonymous FTP. Here is an
example of how to get the same file by FTP (user type-in is in bold):

$ ftp ftp.cs.columbia.edu
Name (cs.columbia.edu:pereira): anonymous
Password: pereira@research.att.com << not echoed
ftp > cd acl-l/Information
ftp > get 94.membership.form.Z
ftp > quit
$ uncompress 94membership.form.Z