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Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Chris Wellekens

3-3-19 (2015-09-17) EMNLP 2015, Lisbon, Portugal


September 17-21, 2015

Lisbon, Portugal


Long paper submission deadline: May 31, 2015

Short paper submission deadline: June 15, 2015



SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites submissions to EMNLP 2015.


The conference will be held on September 17-21 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference will consist of three days of full paper presentations with two days of workshops and tutorials.


Conference URL:


The conference web site will include updated information on workshops, tutorials, venue, traveling, etc. For helpful tips on visiting Lisbon, Portugal, please check the WikiTravel website



As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will be of papers accepted for the Transactions of the ACL journal (




EMNLP 2015 will have a large workshop program with 7 workshops and 8 tutorials. See and for more details.




We solicit papers on all areas of interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields, including but not limited to:


- Phonology, Morphology, and Segmentation

- Tagging, Chunking, Parsing and Syntax

- Discourse, Dialogue, and Pragmatics

- Semantics

- Summarization and Generation

- Statistical Models and Machine Learning Methods

- Machine Translation and Multilinguality

- Information Extraction

- Information Retrieval and Question Answering

- Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining

- Spoken Language Processing

- Computational Psycholinguistics

- NLP for Web and Social Media (including Computational Social Science)

- Language and Vision

- Text Mining and NLP Applications




- Long Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2015

- Short Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2015

- Author response period: July 7-10, 2015

- Acceptance notification: July 24, 2015

- Camera-ready submission deadline: August 14, 2015

- Workshops and tutorials: September 17-18, 2015

- Main conference: September 19-21, 2015


All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm (UTC/GMT -11 hours)





Long papers


EMNLP 2015 submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.


Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus two pages for references; final versions of long papers will be given one additional page (up to 9 pages with 2 pages for references) so that reviewers' comments can be taken into account.


Short papers


EMNLP 2015 also solicits short papers. Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. While a short paper is not a shortened long paper, the characteristics of short papers include:


- A small, focused contribution

- Work in progress

- A negative result

- An opinion piece

- An interesting application nugget


Each short paper submission consists of up to four (4) pages of content, plus 2 pages for references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5) pages in the proceedings and 2 pages for references. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewers' comments in their final versions. Each short paper submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.


Both long and short papers


Papers may be accompanied by the resources (software and/or data) described in the papers. Papers that are submitted with accompanying software/data may receive additional credit toward the overall evaluation score, and the potential impact of the software and data will be taken into account when making the acceptance/rejection decisions.


Accepted papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the discretion of the program chairs). There will be no distinction in the proceedings between papers presented orally or as posters.


Both long and short papers should follow the two-column format to be provided at the conference site. We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including paper size and font size restrictions.


As the reviewing will be blind, papers 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 (1991) previously showed ...‚”. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Separate author identification information is required as part of the on-line submission process.


Submission will be online, managed by the START system ( The site will be open for accepting submissions one and half months before the conference deadline. To minimize network congestion we request authors upload their submissions as early as possible.


EMNLP multiple submission policy


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 EMNLP 2015. 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.


Authors submitting more than one paper to EMNLP 2015 must ensure that submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other in content or results.


Preprint servers such as and ACL-related workshops that do not have published proceedings in the ACL Anthology are not considered archival for purposes of submission. Authors must state in the online submission form the name of the workshop or preprint server and title of the non-archival version. The submitted version should be suitably anonymized and not contain references to the prior non-archival version. Reviewers will be told: 'The author(s) have notified us that there exists a non-archival previous version of this paper with significantly overlapping text. We have approved submission under these circumstances, but to preserve the spirit of blind review, the current submission does not reference the non-archival version.' Reviewers are free to do what they like with this information.




All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for EMNLP 2015.





General Chair

Lluís Márquez, Qatar Computing Research Institute


Program co-Chairs

Chris Callison-Burch, University of Pennsylvania

Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)


Workshops co-Chairs

Zornitsa Kozareva, Yahoo! Labs

Jörg Tiedemann, Uppsala University


Tutorial co-Chairs

Maggie Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Khalil Sima'an, University of Amsterdam


Publication co-Chairs

Daniele Pighin, Google Inc.

Yuval Marton, Microsoft Corp.


Publicity Chair

Barbara Plank, University of Copenhagen


Sponsorship Team

Hang Li, Huawei Technologies

João Graça, Unbabel Inc.


SIGDAT Liaison

Noah Smith, Carnegie Mellon University


Local co-Chairs

André Martins, Priberam

João Graça, Unbabel Inc.


Local Publicity Chair

Isabel Trancoso, University of Lisbon


Conference Handbook Chair

Fernando Batista, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)


Website and App Chair

Bruno Martins, University of Lisbon




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