|Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2012|
Final Call for Papers
AUSTRALASIAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP (ALTA 2012)
4–6 December 2012, Dunedin, New Zealand
Tutorials: 4 December 2012
Workshop: 5–6 December 2012
Submission deadline EXTENDED: 1 October 2012
This year the Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA) will be held at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand from Tuesday 4 December to Thursday 6 December. This event will be the tenth annual installment of the ALTA Workshop in its most-recent incarnation, and the continuation of an annual workshop series that has existed under various guises since the early 90s. For the first time ALTA will take place outside of Australia, and correspondingly this year's workshop targets a more-international audience.
The goals of the ALTA workshop are:
We invite the submission of papers on original and unpublished research on all aspects of natural language processing, including, but not limited to:
We welcome submissions on any topic that is of interest to the LT community, and particularly encourage submissions that broaden the scope of our community through the consideration of practical LT applications and through multi-disciplinary research. We also specifically encourage submissions from industry.
All submissions should follow the ACL 2012 style guidelines and must be in PDF format.
Full paper submissions may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content plus any number of pages consisting of only references. Short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content plus any number of pages consisting of only references. All submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. Full papers will be distinguished from short papers in the proceedings.
Papers will be presented either orally or as posters at the workshop. There will be no distinction between papers presented orally and those presented as posters in the proceedings.
Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". Papers not conforming to these requirements will be rejected without review.
We strongly recommend the use of the ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Style files tailored for this year's conference. The style files and example documents will be available from the workshop website. We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles including font and page size restrictions.
The full proceedings volume will have an ISSN and will be published online on the ACL anthology website as well as the website of the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA).
Student travel support
Due to the generous support of our sponsors, ALTA will be offering travel support for students to attend and present at ALTA 2012. See the workshop website for details.
Invited speakers (confirmed so far)
Chris Brockett (Microsoft Research)
Further details on the invited talks
Tutorials (confirmed so far)
We are pleased to announce that ALTA2012 will include pre-workshop tutorials on 4 December 2012.
Biomedical Natural Language Processing
A Crash Course in Statistical Natural Language Processing
Further details on the tutorials
Important dates (Updated)
Workshop local organisers
The Australasian Language Technology Workshop is being organised by ALTA, the Australasian Language Technology Association. For any comments or questions about the workshop please contact the workshop organisers (workshop AT alta DOT asn DOT au).