6th International Conference on Natural Language Processing, GoTAL 2008
Call for Papers
GoTAL: First Call for Papers
GoTAL - 6th International Conference on Natural Language Processing
25-27 August 2008
The GoTAL conference will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 25-27 August, 2008. The conference is hosted by Chalmers University of Technology jointly with Gothenburg University, as part of the activities of the Centre for Language Technology (CLT). GoTAL is the sixth in the series of the TAL conferences, following FracTAL (Besançon, France, 1997), VexTAL (Venice, Italy, 1999), PorTAL (Faro, Algarve, Portugal, 2002), EsTAL (Alicante, Spain, 2004), and FinTAL (Turku, Finland 2006). The main purpose of the TAL conference series is to bring together scientists representing linguistics, computer science and related fields, sharing a common interest in the advancement of computational linguistics and natural language processing.
SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE
Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics and natural language and speech processing, including, but not limited to:
We welcome submissions both from academia and the industry on any topic that is of interest to the NLP community, particularly encouraging research emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of NLP and the interplay between linguistics, computer science and application domains such as biomedicine, communication systems, public services, and educational technology.
Submitted papers should describe original work, emphasizing completed or well advanced, rather than intended, research. The state of completion of the reported work must be clearly indicated. Where appropriate, results should be rigorously evaluated; the assessment of statistical significance for quantitative results is encouraged. Submissions should contain original material that has not been previously presented to the scientific community. A parallel submission to other publication fora as well as a significant overlap in contents with previously published work should be clearly indicated to the program committee.
All submissions will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. The submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, technical quality, and presentation. Papers can be submitted in two categories:
All accepted papers in both categories will be published in the conference proceedings. At the conference, full papers will be presented as a talk and short papers will be presented as a poster.
Submissions are made using EasyChair:
The submission deadline is Wednesday 9 April 2008 23:59 GMT -11, i.e., as long as its Wednesday 9 April 2008 somewhere on the planet, submission is still open.
The submissions should be sent anonymous, in PDF format
The maximum length is 12pp for full papers and 5pp for short papers.
Accepted papers of both categories will be published in the Conference Proceedings, in the LNCS/LNAI series of Springer.
There will be three keynote speakers:
LOCATION AND CONFERENCE FEES
The conference will be held at the campus of Chalmers University of Technology. The fees, in the range of 300-400 EUR (senior participant, early registration until 8 June; reduced fees for students), will be announced later. They will cover the conference lectures, a copy of proceedings, lunches, coffee, two dinners, and an excursion to the Gothenburg archipelago.