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EACL-SD 2009 : System Demonstrations at the 12th Meeting of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics


When Mar 30, 2009 - Apr 3, 2009
Where Athens, Greece
Submission Deadline Dec 5, 2008
Notification Due Jan 16, 2009
Final Version Due Feb 13, 2009
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

System Demonstrations
at the 12th Meeting of the European Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics

March 30 - April 3, 2009
Athens, Greece

* * * Submission deadline: December 5, 2008 * * *

The European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
invites the submission of proposals for system demonstrations for its
12th meeting. The areas of interest are the same as those mentioned in
the call for full papers (see and cover all aspects
of theoretical and applied computational linguistics. Among others,
submissions may address systems of the following kinds:

- systems that support, verify or evaluate core theoretical research
- applications that demonstrate innovative transformations of
theoretical findings
- development tools that ease application creation

We would like to strongly encourage demonstrations of industrial systems
as long as they prove technologically innovative given the current state
of the art of theory and applied research in computational linguistics.

Each demo will be complemented by a poster at the conference and will be
allocated 4 pages in a companion volume in the conference proceedings.

Developers should outline the design of their system and provide
sufficient details to allow the evaluation of its validity, quality, and
relevance to computational linguistics. Pointers to web sites running a
demo preview will also be helpful.

Demo submissions should also clearly indicate if any computer equipment
is expected to be provided by the local organizer. If so, please specify
desired hardware platform, hard disk and memory capacity, operating
system and other software needed in order to run the demo. If you are
bringing your own laptop, you should instead request a video projector
if you need one, providing details about PC type, screen resolution, etc.

The reviewing of the submissions will be blind. It will be conducted by
an international panel of experts. Final decisions on the program will
be made by the demo chair.

Submission Information
Submissions should follow the guidelines for authors of the main
conference track, which can be found here:

As reviewing will be blind, the submission should not include the
authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that
reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991)
...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith
previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Submissions that do not conform to
these requirements will be rejected without review.

Submission will be electronic using the submission software to be made
available at The
submissions must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (23:59) GMT December
5, 2008. Submissions submitted after that time will not be reviewed.

Important Dates
Poster/demo submission deadline: December 5, 2008
Notification of acceptance: January 16, 2009
Camera ready versions due: February 13, 2009
EACL 2009 Conference: March 30 - April 3, 2009

Program Committee:
Jörn Kreutel, SemanticEdge GmbH / Universität Potsdam, Germany (Chair)
Colin Matheson, University of Edinburgh, UK
David Horowitz, University of Trento, Italy
Stefan Müller, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Wojciech Skut, Google Inc., USA

Local Organisers:
Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR Demokritos (Chair)
Ion Androutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business
Stelios Piperidis, ILSP Athens

Student Sponsorships
The EACL has a limited number of student sponsorships available to
student participants of the EACL 2009 main conference, the EACL 2009
demo session and/or the EACL 2009 student research workshop.

Priority is given to students from Eastern Europe and more generally, to
students from countries with hard currency problems (within the
geographical area covered by EACL).

A request for student sponsorship for EACL 2009 should include the
following information:

* Name, email address, affiliation and status (PhD year etc.) of
the candidate
* Source and amount of yearly income
* Letter of motivation
* Proof of student status
* Copy of acceptance letter from programme chair / student workshop
chair or demo chair
* Letter of recommendation from supervisor
* Overview of the estimated costs

Requests for student sponsorships can be directed to the EACL at

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