CFP: EACL 2017 Student Research Workshop

Call for Papers: EACL 2017 Student Research Workshop (SRW)

The SRW will be held in conjunction with EACL 2017 in Valencia, Spain.
Main conference: April 3-7, 2017
Paper Submission Deadline: November 23, 2016

I. General Invitation for Submissions

The EACL 2017 Student Research Workshop (SRW) provides a forum for student researchers who are investigating various areas related to Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for student participants to present their work and receive valuable feedback from the international research community as well as from selected panelists – experienced researchers, specifically assigned according to the topic of their work, who will prepare in-depth comments and questions in advance of the presentation. The workshop’s goal is to aid students at multiple stages of their education: from those in the final stages of undergraduate training to those active with graduate thesis research.
We invite papers in two separate categories:
1. Thesis/Research Proposals: This category is appropriate for students who wish to get feedback on the progress of their thesis work and broader ideas from the field in order to identify the most promising directions for the remaining thesis work.
2. Research Papers: Most appropriate for students who are new to academic conferences. Papers in this category can describe completed original work or work in progress with preliminary results.
Topics relevant to the workshop are the same as for the main conference:
– Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
– Dialog and interactive systems
– Discourse and pragmatics
– Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieval
– Generation
– Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
– Machine learning in NLP
– Machine translation
– Multilinguality
– Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
– Resources and evaluation
– Semantics
– Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
– Social media
– Speech
– Summarization
– Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing
– Vision, robots, and other grounding
Subject to the availability of established researcher volunteers, each accepted paper will be assigned a mentor, an experienced researcher who will provide feedback to the student at the conference. Details on this service will be provided later.

II. Submission guidelines

A) Submission requirements
1. Thesis/Research Proposals may contain previously published work and must include specific research directions. They may also be in the style of a position paper that surveys and critiques existing literature, but must suggest future research directions. Proposals may only have one author, who must be a student.
2. Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in progress. Since the main purpose of presenting at the workshop is to exchange ideas with other researchers and to receive helpful feedback for further development of the work, papers should clearly indicate directions for future research wherever appropriate. The first author of multi-author papers must be a student, but additional co-authors need not be students. Research Papers are eligible for this workshop only if they have not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Students who have already presented at a past ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop may not submit to this track as a first author (though they may still be a co-author, or the first author of a Thesis/Research Proposal). These students are instead encouraged to submit their work to the main conference or to the Thesis Proposal track. During submission, students must clearly indicate whether a paper has been submitted to another conference or workshop. Double submissions to the EACL main conference and the Student Research Workshop are not allowed. One student can only submit one paper to the Research Papers track as a first author.
B) Submission procedure
Both paper and proposal submissions to the EACL 2017 Student Research Workshop must follow the standard two-column format of the EACL 2017 proceedings and they must be submitted as a PDF file. Authors should use use the style files from the conference web site (
All submissions may consist of up to eight pages of content only. Any number of additional pages containing references is allowed.
The deadline for submission is 11:59pm CET on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. Submission will be electronic using the paper submission web page:
Papers will be presented orally or as posters during the main EACL conference as determined by the program committee. Decisions on presentation format will be based on the nature rather than the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between long papers presented orally and as posters.
C) Multiple-submission policy
Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at EACL SRW 2017 must notify the program chairs whether the paper will be presented. All accepted papers must be presented at the workshop in order for them to appear in the proceedings. We will not accept for publication or presentation papers that overlap significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere. Double submissions to the EACL main conference and the Student Research Workshop are not allowed, and the authors must ensure that these submissions do not overlap significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or results.
D) Reviewing procedure
The reviewing of the papers will be double-blind. Reviewing will be managed by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs and a team of reviewers. Each submission will be matched with a mixed panel of student and senior researchers for review. The final acceptance decision will be based on the results of the review.

III. Important dates

Submission deadline: 23 November 2016
Notification of acceptance: 20 December 2016
Camera-ready submission deadline: 20 January 2017
Conference dates: 3-7 April 2017
The workshop will be held during the main conference, in a mode similar to the conference’s regular sessions. The exact format will be decided by the workshop co-chairs and conference chairs.

IV. Student Research Workshop Committee

Student chairs:
– John J. Camilleri (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
– Mariona Coll Ardanuy (University of Göttingen, Germany)
– Florian Kunneman (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
Faculty advisor:
– Barbara Plank (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Contact information: