13th annual workshop of
The Australasian Language Technology Association

University of Western Sydney, Parramatta


The 13th Annual Workshop of the Australian Language Technology Association will be held 8-9th December at the University of Western Sydney in Parramatta. It will be co-located with related events for linguistics, music science, and information retrieval.

The ALTA 2015 workshop is the key local forum for socialising research results in natural language processing and computational linguistics, with presentations and posters from student, industry, and early-career researchers.

The workshop also features invited keynote speakers and panelists and a shared task that encourages promising students to get involved in language technology research.


This year we invite submissions of two different formats:

Original Research Papers

We invite the submission of papers on original and unpublished research on all aspects of natural language processing. Long papers should be 6-8 pages. Accepted long papers will have a 15 minute slot for oral presentation plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Short papers should be 3-4 pages. Accepted short papers will have a poster presentation plus 5 minute talk to advertise the poster. Both formats may include up to 2 pages of references additional to these page count requirements.

Original research papers will be included in the workshop proceedings, which will be published online in the ACL anthology and the ALTA website. Long papers will be distinguished from short papers in the proceedings.


To encourage broader participation and facilitate local socialisation of international results, we are introducing the presentations format. We invite submissions of 1-2 page presentation abstracts. These will not be published in the proceedings, but simply reviewed by the ALTA executive committee to ensure that they are on topic and coherent. Abstracts on work in progress and work published or submitted elsewhere are encouraged. Successful submissions will have a 15 minute slot for oral presentation.


Submissions must follow the two-column ACL format. We therefore strongly recommend you use the following style files.

Latex Word
 acl2015.tex  acl2015.dot
 acl2015.sty  acl2015.pdf


ALTA invites the submission of papers and presentations on all aspects of natural language processing, including, but not limited to:

We particularly encourage submissions that broaden the scope of our community through the consideration of practical applications of language technology and through multi-disciplinary research. We also specifically encourage submissions from industry.