Calls for Participation
Call for papers
NAACL HLT 2007 Call for Demos
Human Language Technologies:
The Conference of the North American Chapter of
the Association for Computational Linguistics
April 22-27, 2007, Rochester, New York
Proposals are invited for the NAACL HLT 2007 Demonstrations
Program. This program is aimed at offering first-hand experience with
new systems, providing opportunities to exchange ideas gained from
creating systems, and collecting feedback from expert users. It is
primarily intended to encourage the early exhibition of research
prototypes, but interesting mature systems are also eligible.
Accepted proposals will be presented during the NAACL HLT 2007
Demonstrations Program. In addition, a plenary session in the NAACL
HLT main conference will be reserved for proposals of exceptional
quality and of broad interest.
Submission of a demonstration proposal on a particular topic does not
preclude or require a separate submission of a paper on that topic; it
is possible that some but not all of the demonstrations will
illustrate concepts that are described in companion papers.
- Bob Carpenter, Alias I, Inc.
- Amanda Stent, Stony Brook University
- Jason D. Williams, AT&T Labs - Research
Areas of Interest
We encourage the submission of proposals for demonstrations of
software and hardware related to all areas of human language
technology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, natural
language, speech, and retrieval systems for:
Please refer to the NAACL
HLT 2007 CFP for a more detailed but not necessarily an exhaustive
list of relevant topics.
- Speech recognition and generation;
- Speech retrieval and summarization;
- Rich transcription of speech;
- Interactive dialogue;
- Information retrieval, filtering, and extraction;
- Document classification, clustering, and summarization;
- Language modeling, text mining, and question answering;
- Machine translation;
- Multilingual and cross-lingual processing;
- Multimodal user interface;
- Mobile language-enabled devices;
- Tools for Ontology, Lexicon, or other NLP resource development;
- Methods for evaluation;
- Unusual techniques, or applications to other domains.
A demo proposal should consist of the following parts:
The demo abstract must be submitted electronically in the Portable
Document Format (PDF). It should follow the format guidelines for the
main conference papers. Authors are encouraged to use the style files
provided on the NAACL HLT 2007 website.
- An extended abstract of up to two pages, including the title,
authors, full contact information, and technical content to be
demonstrated. It should give an overview of what the demonstration is
aimed to achieve, how the demonstration illustrates novel ideas or
late-breaking results, and how it relates to other systems or projects
described in the context of other research (i.e., references to
- A detailed requirement description of hardware, software, and
network access expected to be provided by the local
organizer. Demonstrators are encouraged to be flexible in their
requirements (possibly preparing different demos for different
logistical situations). Please state what you can bring yourself and
what you absolutely must be provided with. We will do our best to
provide equipment and resources but at this point we cannot guarantee
anything beyond the space and power supply.
- A concise outline of the demo script, including the accompanying
narrative, and either a web address to access the demo or visual aids
(e.g., screen-shots, snapshots, or sketches). The demo script should
be no more than 6 pages.
Demo proposals should be submitted electronically to the demo
co-chairs at email@example.com.
Demo proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to
the conference, innovation, presentation, and potential logistical
constraints. Demonstrations will also be evaluated on the underlying
techniques or science they illustrate, but will not be expected to
contribute new approaches.
The accepted demo abstracts will be published in the Companion Volume
to the Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2007 Conference.
Further details on the date, time, and format of the demonstration
session(s) will be determined and provided at a later date. Please
send any inquiries to the demo co-chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check this
page for latest updates.
All submissions or camera-ready copies are due by 11:59pm EST on the
date specified above.
|Jan 18, 2007
|Feb 22, 2007
|Notification of acceptance
|Mar 1, 2007
|Submission of final demo related literature
|Apr 22-27, 2007