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ACL-demo 2017 : ACL-demo


When Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 2, 2017
Where Canada
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2017

Call For Papers

Call For System Demonstrations

The ACL 2017 System Demonstration Program Committee invites proposals for the Demonstrations Program. Submissions may range from early research prototypes to mature production-ready systems. Of particular interest are publicly available open-source or open-access systems. 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.

Areas of interest include all topics related to theoretical and applied computational linguistics, such as (but not limited to) the topics listed on the main conference website:

Accepted submissions will be published in a companion volume of the ACL 2017 conference proceedings, and will be presented during two demo sessions along with accompanying posters.

Please note: Commercial sales and marketing activities are not appropriate in the Demonstrations Program and should be arranged as part of the Exhibit Program.

This year we will also award a Best Demo Award! This will encourage researchers to make their code publicly available and in the form of an end-to-end runnable system.

Submission Deadline Wednesday March 1, 2017
Notification of Acceptance Wednesday April 5, 2017
Camera Ready Due Saturday April 22, 2017
Note: All deadlines are 11:59PM Pacific Time.

Submitted systems may be of the following types:

Natural Language Processing systems or system components
Application systems using language technology components
Software tools for computational linguistics research
Software for demonstration or evaluation
Software supporting learning or education
Tools for data visualization and annotation
Development tools
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. For non web-based demos, it is possible to submit a short (~2 minute) screencast video demonstrating the system. This screencast will be used to evaluate the paper, but won’t be published unless requested. We encourage the authors to include visual aids (e.g., screenshots, snapshots, or diagrams) in the paper. However, there will be place on the START website to upload additional material, if needed. If you choose to submit a screencast, please upload the video to some hosting site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and include the link in your submission.

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.

Submissions may consist of 6 pages (including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files tailored for this year’s conference. Submissions must conform to the official style guidelines, which are contained in the style files, and they must be in PDF format.

Style files and other information about paper formatting requirements will be made available on this website.

Reviewing will be single-blind, so authors do not need to conceal their identity. The paper should include the authors’ names and affiliations. Self-references are also allowed.

Demo co-chairs: Mohit Bansal (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Heng Ji (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
ACLWeb link:

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