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Call for Papers (2012)

Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning
October 19, 2012



Important Dates:
    • Submission deadline (abstracts): August 30, 2012
    • Program schedule announcement: September 20, 2012
    • Open registration begins: August 29, 2012
    • Registration ends: October 5, 2012
    • Student Colloquium: October 19, 2012

Call for Papers:

The first annual Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning will be hosted at the University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD) on October 19, 2012. The Student Colloquium is intended to bring together students taking computational approaches to speech, language, and learning, so that they can introduce their research to the local student community, give and receive feedback, and engage each other in collaborative discussion.

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. 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 no more than one page, not including references. Abstracts should conform to ACL style guidelines. LaTeX and Word style files, along with a style guide, are available at the 2012 ACL conference website:


Abstract reviewing will not be blind. Please include all names and affiliations in the abstract.

Link for submissions:


Email for questions:


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