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Call For Papers (2011)

Paper submissions deadline - August 19, 2011

Students are encouraged to submit abstracts describing ongoing, planned, or completed research projects, including previously published results and negative results. Student research in any field applying computational methods to any aspect of human language, including speech and learning, from all areas of computer science, linguistics, engineering, neuroscience, information science, and related fields, is welcome. Submissions and presentations must be made by students or postdocs.

All accepted submissions will be presented as posters. Each poster will also be given a one-minute presentation during a poster spotlight session. A small number of submissions will be selected to be presented as talks, on the basis of diversity and general interest.

Student-led breakout sessions of one hour will also be held to discuss papers on topics of interest. The purpose of these discussion sessions is to stimulate interaction and discussion. Topics and suggested papers for breakout sessions should be submitted by students alongside abstracts.

There will be no registration fee. Students are encouraged to consult with their supervisors about potential reimbursement of travel expenses.

Abstract Submission Details:

Abstracts should be at most one page long, excluding references. Abstracts should conform to ACL style guidelines. LaTeX and Word style files, along with a style guide, are available at the 2011 ACL conference website:


Abstract reviewing will not be blind. Please include all names and affiliations in the abstract. If the research has been previously published or is under review at some venue, please identify where the paper has been published or submitted along with the abstract. Since the colloquium does not have a formal proceedings, there should not be a violation of copyright or other conflicts regarding dual submission or dual publication. Your abstract will only be used for determining if your work will be included as a poster or presentation in the colloquium.

Abstracts in PDF format should be sent by email to: midatlantic.studentcolloquium@gmail.com with subject - "Abstract submission: TITLE"

Breakout Session Submission Details:

Breakout sessions are meant to bring together students interested in similar research topics. Breakout sessions can invite students to informally present their research on a given topic, or read research papers of interest. Think of these sessions as reading groups of lab meetings with other students interested in the same topics. Only students and postdocs will attend the breakout sessions. Participants will sign up for sessions upon registration. Submitters will be responsible for leading the session. Breakout session submissions should be a 1-2 paragraph description of the session that will be advertised to participants. Submissions should be sent by email tomidatlantic.studentcolloquium@gmail.com with subject - "Breakout submission: TITLE"

Topics include but are not limited to:

* Lexical semantics
* Machine translation

* Document classification
* Sentiment analysis
* Automatic parsing
* Human sentence processing
* Grammar formalisms
* Speech recognition, speech synthesis
* Speech perception, speech production
* Speaker variability
* Computational phonology and morphology
* Segmentation
* Machine learning
* Language acquisition
* Language disorders
* Discourse and pragmatics
* Language generation and summarization
* Information retrieval and information extraction
* Question answering
* Evaluation and resources