[Asis-l] NAACL-HLT-09: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Diana Inkpen dianaz773 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 26 00:19:32 EST 2008

NAACL-HLT-09: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the North American

Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human

Language Technologies (NAACL HLT) 2009 Conference. The conference is to

be held from May 31 to June 5, 2009 in Boulder, Colorado. The tutorials

will be held on Sunday, May 31.

Proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics and

speech processing, such as processing for purposes of indexing and

retrieval, processing for data mining, and so forth, are welcome.

Especially encouraged are tutorials that educate the community about

advancements in speech and natural language processing occurring /in

situ/ with contextual awareness, such as understanding speech, language

or gesture in particular physical contexts.

Information on the tutorial instructor payment policy can be found at

http://aclweb.org/aclwiki/index.php?title= Tutorial_teacher_payment_policy

PLEASE NOTE: Remuneration for Tutorial presenters is fixed according to

the above policy and does not cover registration fees for the main



Proposals for tutorials should contain:

1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its

  relevance to the NAACL-HLT community (not more than 2 pages).

2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the

  tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot

  (including a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial

  slots are available as well.

3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of

  the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of

  their research interests and areas of expertise.

4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the

  same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an

  estimate of the audience size.

5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment

  (e.g., internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text no

later than January 15, 2009 to tutorials.hlt09 "at" gmail "dot" com. The

subject line should be: "NAACL HLT 2009: TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".


1. Proposals will not be accepted by regular mail or fax, only by

  email to: tutorials.hlt09 "at" gmail "dot" com.

2. You will receive an email confirmation from us that your proposal

  has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation 24

  hours after sending the proposal, please contact us personally

  using all the following emails: ciprianchelba "at" google "dot" com,

  kantor "at" scils "dot" rutgers "dot" edu, and

  roark "at" cslu "dot" ogi "dot" edu.


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by February 1, 2009, and

must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the

conference registration material by March 1, 2009. The description

should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included in email

announcements and published on the conference web site, and a PDF

version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed

instructions will be given). Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial

materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a

bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by April 15, 2009.


* Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: January 15, 2009

* Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2009

* Tutorial descriptions due: March 1, 2009

* Tutorial course material due: April 15, 2009

* Tutorial date: May 31, 2009


* Ciprian Chelba, Google

* Paul Kantor, Rutgers

* Brian Roark, Oregon Health & Science University

Please send inquiries concerning NAACL-HLT-09 tutorials to

tutorials.hlt09 "at" gmail "dot" com

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