7.0291 CFP II: ACL-94 Student Sessions (1/170)

Sat, 13 Nov 1993 20:15:48 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0291. Saturday, 13 Nov 1993.

Date: Wed, 10 Nov 93 14:03:05 -0500
From: walker@bellcore.com (Don Walker)
Subject: ACL-94 student Call for Papers


Student Sessions
at the
32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

27 June - 1 July 1994
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA

PURPOSE: The goal of these sessions is to provide a forum for student
members to present WORK IN PROGRESS and receive feedback from other
members of the computational linguistics community, particularly
senior researchers. The sessions will be workshop-style, consisting
of short paper presentations and discussion. The papers will be
published in a special section of the conference proceedings. Note
that the student sessions in NO way influence the treatment of
student-written papers submitted to the main conference. Rather, the
student sessions will provide an entirely separate track emphasizing
students' work in progress rather than completed work.

REQUIREMENTS: Papers should describe original, unpublished work in
progress that demonstrates insight, creativity, and promise. Topics
of interest are the same as for the main conference. All authors must
have ACL Student Membership (or be students even though paying the
regular member rate because they earn a regular income) at the time of
the conference. Membership information is referred to below in the
section on ``ACL and Conference Information.'' Papers submitted to the
main conference can not be considered for the student sessions.
Students may, of course, submit DIFFERENT papers to BOTH the main
conference and the student sessions, or papers on different aspects of
a particular problem or project.

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION: Student authors should submit papers limited to
3 pages (including a mandatory abstract, references, figures, and
appendices) as well as a title page and identification page in the
format described below. 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(s).
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) . . .'' 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, and a specification of the subject area(s).

MEDIA OF SUBMISSION: Authors must submit their papers by BOTH
hardcopy and email if possible or by hardcopy only. Unlike the ACL
main session, there is no email only option, but we do encourage you
to use the hardcopy and email option. 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 file).

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 student author>
address: <address of first student author>
author: <name of last student author>
address: <address of last student author>
abstract: < abstract>
subject areas: <first area>, ..., <last area>

Papers should be submitted to:

Beryl Hoffman,
Computer and Information Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
200 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA;
phone: +1-215-898-5868; fax: +1-215-898-0587
e-mail: hoffman@linc.cis.upenn.edu

SCHEDULE: Submissions in either format must be RECEIVED by 1 FEBRUARY
1994. Late papers will not be considered. Receipt of submissions will
be acknowledged by 5 FEBRUARY 1994. Authors will be notified of
acceptance by 15 MARCH 1994. Authors will then have time to revise
their papers, taking the reviews into account. Camera-ready copies of
final papers prepared in a double-column format, preferably using a
laser printer, must be received by 1 MAY 1994, along with a signed
copyright release statement. The ACL LaTeX proceedings format is
available through the ACL LISTSERV.

STUDENT SESSIONS INFORMATION: If you have questions about the student
sessions, contact Beryl Hoffman at the addresses above.

ACL AND CONFERENCE INFORMATION: For other information on the
conference and on the ACL more generally, contact Judith Klavans (ACL),
Columbia University, Computer Science, New York, NY 10027, USA;
+1-914-478-1802 phone/fax; acl@cs.columbia.edu. General information
about the ACL and electronic membership and order forms are also
available from the ACL LISTSERV.

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 typein is

$ ftp cs.columbia.edu
Name (cs.columbia.edu:smith): anonymous
Password:smith@cs.school.edu << not echoed
ftp> cd acl-l
ftp> cd Information
ftp> get membership-form.txt.Z
ftp> quit
$ uncompress membership-form.txt.Z

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The committee is co-chaired by Beryl Hoffman (UPenn)
and Rebecca Passonneau (Columbia U). Sheila Rock (U Edinburgh) is the
Committee Organizer, and Eric Iverson (NMSU) is in charge of Student
Local Arrangements.

The remaining student members of the committee are: Jennifer Chu (U
Delaware), Jason Frank (Ohio State U), Steve Green (U Toronto),
Vasileios Hatzivassiloglou (Columbia U), Peter Heeman (U Rochester),
Chris Manning (Stanford U), Gaelle Recource (U Paris 7), Suzanne
Stevenson (U Toronto/U Maryland).

The nonstudent members are: Chinatsu Aone (SRA), Alan Black (ATR
Japan), Ken Church (AT&T), Robert Frank (U Delaware), Megumi Kameyama
(SRI), Robert Kasper (Ohio-State U), Mark Liberman (U Penn), Chris
Mellish (U Edinburgh), Gord McCalla (U Saskatchewan), John Nerbonne (U
Groningen), and Ingrid Zukerman (Monash U Australia).