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ENLG 2011 : 13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation


When Sep 28, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
Where Nancy, France
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2011
Notification Due Jul 15, 2011
Final Version Due Sep 1, 2011
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

13th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG-11)




ENLG 2011 will take place in Nancy, France, Sep. 28-30, 2011.
Submission deadline: June 1, 2011

The ENLG 2011 workshop continues a biennial series of workshops on
natural language generation that has been running since 1987,
providing a regular forum for presentation of research in this
area. ENLG 2011 invites substantial, original, and unpublished
submissions on all topics related to natural language generation. This
includes research on “core” NLG issues as well as research in any area
of NLP that produces language output, such as dialog systems,
summarization, MT, etc. Topics of interest include but are not limited

- Generation of affect and emotion
- Personalization and personality of text
- Content and text planning
- Lexicalisation
- Referring expression generation
- Surface realization
- Generation for dialog systems
- Generation for embodied agents and robots
- Evaluation of NLG systems
- Text-to-text generation
- Generation for summarization
- Multimedia or multimodal generation
- Story-telling and narrative generation
- NLG for real-world applications e.g., Computer Assisted Language
Learning, Authoring tools
- Psycholinguistics and NLG
- NLG in linguistically motivated frameworks
- Statistical processing for NLG
- Use of ontologies in NLG
- Generating controlled languages

ENLG 2011 will also include a special session on the Generation
Challenges 2011. Generation Challenges is an umbrella event designed
to bring together different shared-task evaluation efforts that
involve the generation of natural language. In 2011 four shared-tasks
on surface realisation, generating instructions in virtual
environments, question generation, and the improvement of academic
papers are being organized. Some of them will be presented at ENLG
2011. See the Generation Challenges website at for more information
on how to participate in a shared task or propose a new shared task.

Requirements: Papers that have been or will be submitted to other
meetings or publications must provide this information at submission
time. If ENLG 2011 accepts a paper, authors must notify the program
chairs, indicating which meeting they choose for presentation of their
work. ENLG 2011 cannot accept for publication or presentation work
that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

Submission categories: ENLG invites the submission of long and short papers:

- Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research
results and must not exceed eight (8) pages, excluding references
(accepted long papers will be presented orally);

- Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research
effort, a demo or a system and must not exceed four (4) pages, excluding references
(these will be presented as posters and/or demos during the poster session).

Paper Submission: Submissions should be uploaded to the ENLG 2011
submission site, which will be made available. Submissions must
conform to the official ACL-HLT 2011 style guidelines (see, which are contained in
the style files, and they must be electronic in PDF. Reviewing will be
blind, so you should avoid identifying the authors within the
paper. Please note that different guidelines and procedures apply to
papers for the shared tasks. Please refer to the organizers of the
different challenges.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the workshop organizers:

Claire Gardent
CNRS/Loria Nancy, France

Kristina Striegnitz
Union College, Schenectady, NY, USA

Important dates:

- June 1, 2011 Deadline for paper submission
- July 15, 2011 Notification of acceptance of papers
- Sep 1, 2011 Camera-ready copies due
- Sep 28-30, 2011 ENLG 2011

The following researchers have agreed to be members of the ENLG 2011
Program Committee.

- John Bateman, University Bremen, Germany
- Anja Belz, University of Brighton, UK
- Bernd Bohnet, University Stuttgart, Germany
- Stephan Busemann, DFKI, Germany
- Charles Callaway, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Christian Chiarcos, University of Potsdam, Germany
- Norman Creaney, University of Ulster, Ireland
- Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia
- Kees van Deemter, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- Seniz Demir, University of Delaware, USA
- Alexandre Denis, CNRS/LORIA Nancy, France
- David DeVault, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, USA
- Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois, USA
- Roger Evans, University of Brighton, UK
- Leo Ferres, University of Concepcion, Chile
- Jennifer Foster, Dublin University, Ireland
- Mary Ellen Foster, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, France
- Albert Gatt, University of Malta, Malta
- Josef van Genabith, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Pablo Gervas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
- Markus Guhe, University of Edinburgh, UK
- John Kelleher, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
- Alistair Knott, University of Otago, New Zealand
- Alexander Koller, University of Saarbrücken, Germany
- Stefan Kopp, University of Bielefeld, Germany
- Eric Kow, University of Brighton, UK
- Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
- Geert-Jan Kruijff, DFKI, Germany
- Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, DFKI, Germany
- Oliver Lemon, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
- James Lester, North Carolina State University, USA
- Keith van der Linden, Calvin College, USA
- François Mairesse, University of Cambridge, UK
- Kathleen McCoy, University of Delaware, USA
- David McDonald, SIFT, Inc., USA
- Chris Mellish, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- Jon Oberlander, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
- Cécile Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
- Paul Piwek, The Open University, UK
- Richard Power, The Open University, UK
- Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen and Data2Text Ltd, Scotland
- Donia Scott, University of Sussex, UK
- Advaith Siddharthan, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- Ielka van der Sluis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Yaji Sripada, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam, Germany
- Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs - Research, USA
- Matthew Stone, Rutgers, USA
- Kristina Striegnitz, Union College, Schenectady, USA
- Michael Strube, EML Research, Germany
- Mariët Theune, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Takenobu Tokugana, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- Jette Viethen, Macquarie University, Australia
- Carl Vogel, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Michael White, Ohio State University, USA
- Sandra Williams, the Open University, UK
- Tie-Jun Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
- Michael Zock, CNRS/LIF Université de la Méditerrannée Aix-Marseille II, France

ENLG 2011 is endorsed by the ACL Special Interest Group on Generation (SIGGEN).

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