Call for Short Papers: EACL 2017

The 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics

Valencia, Spain
April 3-7, 2017
Twitter: EACL2017

The 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics invites the submission of long and short papers
on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of
automated natural language processing, including but not limited to the
following areas:

- Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
- Dialog and interactive systems
- Discourse and pragmatics
- Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and
- Generation
- Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
- Machine learning in NLP
- Machine translation
- Multilinguality
- Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
- Resources and evaluation
- Semantics
- Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
- Social media
- Speech
- Summarization
- Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing
- Vision, robots, and other grounding

Papers accepted to TACL by 18 November 2016 will also be eligible for
presentation at EACL 2017; please see the TACL website ( for details.


Short papers:
- Short paper submissions due: 16 December 2016
- Short paper acceptance notification: 1 February 2017
- Short paper camera-ready due: 10 February 2017

EACL conference: 3-7 April 2017


Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please
note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead, short
papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages, for example: a
small, focused contribution; work in progress; a negative result; an
opinion piece; an interesting application nugget. Each short paper
submission will be reviewed by at least two program committee members.

Short papers must follow the two-column format of EACL 2014 (see below).
They may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited
references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5) content
pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional
page to address reviewer comments in their final versions.

Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions.
While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the
proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short
papers presented orally and as posters.

The deadline for submission of short papers is Friday, 16 December 2016,
23:59 GMT

For electronic submission of short papers, please use:


Submissions must be in PDF, and must conform to the official style
guidelines for EACL 2017. We ask you to use the EACL-2017 LaTeX template.

These are available on the conference website. We reserve the right to
reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including
letter size and font size restrictions. We have made the decision to
enforce latex style files and submission of both latex source and PDF for
final papers for the following reasons:

Latex ensures a uniform machine readable format for the ACL Anthology,
which also benefits the use of the anthology as a corpus; most formatting
issues in previous conferences were caused by papers that did not conform
to the latex style files; Latex supports uniform and consistent references,
authors are encouraged to use the bibtex entries provided by the ACL
anthology. To facilitate collaboration and ease the burden on authors not
familiar with latex, we have made available a template on Overleaf that you
and your colleagues can use to author the paper, produce the corresponding
latex source files and convert the paper to pdf.

To be included in the final proceedings, accepted papers for the main
conference and the workshops have to be made available both as latex
sources and PDF.

As the reviewing will be blind, papers must not include 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 previously showed (Smith, 1991)..."
Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without


Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or
publications must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn
from the other venues if accepted by EACL 2017. Authors of papers accepted
for presentation at EACL 2017 must notify the program chairs by the
camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be presented. We will
not accept for publication or presentation papers that overlap
significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been)
published elsewhere.

Papers that have only appeared on preprint servers such as, or in
ACL-related workshops that do not have published proceedings in the ACL
Anthology, do not count as previously published. Such papers may be
submitted to EACL 2017. Note that the version submitted for review must be
suitably anonymized, and should not contain references to the prior
non-archival version.

Authors submitting more than one paper to EACL 2017 must ensure that
submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other in content
or results.

Contact Information

General chair:
Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)
Program co-chairs:
Phil Blunsom (University of Oxford and DeepMind) and
Alexander Koller (University of Potsdam)
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