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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP and Workshop Proposals: Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics NODALIDA 2009


	The 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics

	May 14-16, 2009
	Odense, Denmark


The Program Committee of the 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2009) invites papers on substantial, original,
and unpublished research on all aspects of language technology, including,
but not limited to:

- phonetics, phonology and morphology;
- speech recognition and speech synthesis;
- word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
- syntax, semantics and grammars;
- pragmatics, discourse and dialogue;
- the lexicon and ontologies;
- parsing and grammatical formalisms;
- generation, text planning and summarization;
- language modelling, spoken language recognition and synthesis;
- linguistic, psychological and mathematical models of language;
- information retrieval, text categorization, question answering and
 information extraction;
- paraphrasing and textual entailment;
- machine learning for natural language;
- multi-lingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
- multi-modal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;
- language-oriented applications, tools and resources;
- evaluation methodology.


Regular papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed
work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of
completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation
results should be included. Papers reporting on-going work or system
demonstrations should be submitted as short papers. All submissions will be
judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and
relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

Submissions presented at NODALIDA should mostly contain new material that has
not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings.
Papers that are being submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops
must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant
overlap with previously published work.


Reviewing will be managed by the Program Committee and associated reviewers.
The reviewing process will be blind and each submission will receive three
independent reviews.


Papers can be submitted to one of three categories: REGULAR PAPER, SHORT
PAPER, and STUDENT PAPER. Authors must designate one of these categories
at submission time. The three categories have different requirements on
authors, submission format and publication format:

REGULAR PAPERS are submitted as full papers (max 8 pages). If accepted, a
regular paper can be presented either as a single talk during one of the
parallel paper sessions at the conference or as a poster in one of the
poster sessions. The authors can state their preference at submission
time. In both cases, the paper is published as a full paper (max 8 pages)
in the conference proceedings.

SHORT PAPERS are submitted as extended abstracts (max 4 pages). They can
describe work in progress or system demonstrations. If accepted, a short
paper is presented at one of the poster or demo sessions at the conference
and is published as an extended abstract (max 4 pages) in the conference

STUDENT PAPERS can be submitted as full papers (max 8 pages) or as short
papers (extended abstracts, max 4 pages). All authors of a student paper
must be students (undergraduate or graduate). If accepted, a full student
paper can be presented as a single talk or as a poster in one of the
parallel student paper sessions at the conference, and a short paper as a
poster. Student papers are published either as a full paper (max 8 pages)
or as an extended abstract (max 4 pages) in the conference proceedings
according to the authors' own choice.


Submissions should follow the two-column format of EACL proceedings and
must use either the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word document template
that will be made available on the conference web site, courtesy of the
Association for Computational Linguistics. Regular paper submissions
should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references; student paper
and short paper submissions should not exceed four (4) pages. We reserve
the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles,
including font size restrictions. As reviewing will be blind, the paper
should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore,
self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously
showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations
such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not
conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Submission will be electronic and must be made through the conference
website. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF.
Regular and student papers must be submitted no later than January 12,
2009; short papers must be submitted no later than February 18, 2009.
Papers submitted after the deadlines will not be reviewed.


Submission regular and student papers: 		January 12, 2009
Submission short papers: 				February 18, 2009
Notification of acceptance (all paper types): 	March 23, 2009
Submission camera-ready papers: 			April 14, 200
Workshops: 							May 14, 2009
Main conference: 						May 15-16, 2009


The Program Committee of the 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2009) invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference in Odense, Denmark. We solicit proposals on any topic of relevance for language technology, including both text and speech processing. The workshops will be held on Thursday 14 May, the day before the main conference.


Proposals should be submitted in plain text to The
subject line should be NODALIDA 2009 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL. There is no special
form, but the proposal should contain information about the following aspects
of the proposed workshop:

Title:         Title of the workshop.
Organizers:    Name, affiliation, e-mail address and brief biographical
              information about the workshop organizers.
Topic/Purpose: What is the main topic of the workshop?
              What purpose is it going to achieve?
Organization:  How is the workshop going to be organized?
              Will there be an open call for papers or other contributions?
Target groups: Who are the expected workshop participants?


The conference website is at

Questions about workshop proposals can be sent to:


Submission deadline for workshop proposals:		December 5, 2008
Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals:	December 22, 2008
Workshop date:						May 14, 2009


Questions regarding the conference submissions or other issues
should be sent to the conference chairs who can be reached at:

More information about the conference and local information about
Odense will be available at the conference website at:


Kristiina Jokinen (CHAIR), University of Helsinki
Robin Cooper, University of Gothenburg
Anna Korhonen, University of Cambridge
Kaili Mrisep, University of Tartu
Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University
Patrizia Paggio, University of Copenhagen
Koenraad de Smedt, University of Bergen
Roman Yangarber, University of Helsinki


Eckhard Bick (CHAIR), University of Southern Denmark
Poul Sren Kjrsgaard, University of Southern Denmark
Klaus Robering, University of Southern Denmark
Anette Wulff, University of Southern Denmark