Call for papers

The Society for Computation in Linguistics  invites submissions to its second meeting, SCiL 2019, which will be co-located with LSA 2019 in New York City, January 3-6. The invited speakers, Gaja Jarosz (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Mark Johnson (Macquarie University) will present talks on the theme “Learning Hidden Linguistic Structure”.

Update: There will also be a Paris site for SCiL, at the Laboratoire de linguistique formelle at l’université Paris 7 Diderot (Contact Olivier Bonami: olivier.bonami@linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr). Some or all of the two meetings will be held jointly via video conferencing. Submissions to both sites follow the same procedure below. On the form there is a question that asks about site preference.

We seek high-quality research on computational and mathematical approaches in any area of linguistics. There will be two submission tracks: papers and abstracts. Accepted papers and abstracts will be presented (either orally or as posters) at the SCiL 2019 meeting. Papers will be published prior to the conference in the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Anthology. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the option to submit extended abstracts prior to the conference. Both papers and extended abstracts will be published online in the open-access SCiL proceedings.

Submissions are limited to one first-authored paper or abstract per author; there is no limit on the number of non-first authored submissions per author. Do not submit an abstract to both SCiL and the LSA – these meetings are being held jointly, and your submission will be returned without review.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for feedback on European second site (see above): June 1, 2018
  • Submission Deadline (papers and abstracts): August 1, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: mid-September, 2018
  • Camera Ready Papers and Abstracts Due: November 1, 2018
  • Conference: January 3-6, 2019

Submissions

Papers (8pp) and abstracts (2pp) are due August 1 2018 by 11:59pm pacific time.  Papers and abstracts must be anonymous and prepared in PDF format according to the following guidelines.

Papers

Paper submissions must describe original, completed, and unpublished work. They are limited to 8 content pages (plus unlimited pages for references) and should follow the two-column ACL format. Here are the NAACL HLT 2018 style templates:

All submissions must in PDF format.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACL Anthology prior to the conference, and will be presented either as oral or poster presentations at SCiL 2019. Abstracts and papers will also be published online in the open-access SCiL proceedings.

Abstracts

Abstract submissions must describe original and completed work. To facilitate exchange of research ideas across disciplines, this track will consider work that has been previously presented (and potentially published) at venues with distinct scope and target audiences from SCiL. Submissions describing previously presented/published work must indicate so at submission time.

Abstract length is limited to a maximum of two single-spaced pages (US Letter), figures and references included. The abstract should follow the two-column ACL format OR the following guidelines. Font should be 12-point Times or Times New Roman throughout, and the document should be single-spaced, left justified, with margins of exactly one inch on all sides. Title and section headings (if used) should be bold.

Accepted abstracts will be presented at SCiL 2019 as posters or oral presentations. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the option to extend abstracts up to 4 pages (extended abstracts). The extended abstracts should follow the two-column ACL format. Abstracts and extended abstracts will be published before the conference in the forthcoming open-access SCiL Proceedings.

Submission

To submit your paper or abstract, please proceed to the link below. If you do not already have an EasyChair account, you will need to set one up :

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=scil2019

As stated above, recall that submissions are limited to one first-authored paper or abstract per author; there is no limit on the number of non-first authored submissions per author. Do not submit an abstract to both SCiL and LSA – these meetings are being held jointly, and your submission will be returned without review.

Organization

Co-Chairs

Contact: scil@umass.edu