EMNLP-CoNLL 2012: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning
July 12–14, 2012 — Jeju, Korea.


Call for Papers for EMNLP-CoNLL 2012

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics Special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, and SIGNLL, the ACL Special Interest Group on Natural Language Learning, invite submissions to EMNLP-CoNLL 2012.

The conference will be held on July 12–14, 2012, at the International Convention Centre on Jeju Island, Korea, immediately following ACL 2012.

Conference URL: http://emnlp-conll2012.unige.ch/


We solicit papers on all areas that may be of interest to the SIGDAT and SIGNLL communities, including but not limited to:

Important Dates

All deadlines refer to 11:59pm PST (UTC/GMT-8 hours)


Submissions should describe original, unpublished work. Papers presented at EMNLP-CoNLL should mainly contain new material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must disclose this information at submission time. Please list all other meetings where the paper has been submitted in the “other submissions” field on the submission site.

Each submission consists of a paper of up to ten (10) pages of content and any number of additional pages containing references only, together with optional supplementary material as described below. The paper must conform to the official ACL 2012 style guidelines. Please use the official ACL 2012 style files for the paper. We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including letter size and font size restrictions.

Since reviewing will be blind, the submission 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.

The supplementary material should be supplementary (rather than central) to the paper. It may include explanations or details of proofs or derivations that do not fit into the paper, lists of features or feature templates, sample inputs and outputs for a system, pseudo-code or source code, and data. Any information that is critical to understanding the paper should be included within the paper itself. While the paper may refer to and cite the supplementary material and the supplementary material will be available to reviewers, they will not be asked to review or even download the supplementary material.

Submission and reviewing will be on-line, managed by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is PDF. The supplementary material must be in the form of a single .zip or a .tgz archive file with a maximum size of 10MB; otherwise there are no constraints on its format. Submissions, together with all supplementary material, must be uploaded onto the START system by the submission deadlines; submissions submitted after that time will not be reviewed. To minimize network congestion we request authors upload their submissions as early as possible (especially if they contain large supplementary material files).

To submit a paper, use the interface at: https://www.softconf.com/c/emnlpconll2012main/.

Authors of accepted submissions are to produce a final paper to be published in the proceedings of the conference. Final papers must follow the same style and length requirements as submitted papers. If an accepted submission has also been submitted elsewhere, the contact author must promptly inform the program co-chairs whether he or she intends the accepted paper to be included in EMNLP-CoNLL, and if so must withdraw the paper from other meetings or publications. At least one author must register for the conference and present the paper. Papers will be presented orally or as a poster presentation, as determined by the program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented orally and which as poster presentations will be based on the nature rather than on the quality of the work, and there will be no distinction between them in the proceedings.

As in previous CoNLL conferences, EMNLP-CoNLL will include a shared task which is organized by a separate committee. The details of the shared task are included below. Please note the different submission details and deadlines for the shared task.

Shared Task

EMNLP-CoNLL 2012 will continue the CoNLL tradition of having the highest profile shared task in the NLP world. This year's task will be automatic anaphoric mention detection and coreference resolution using the English, Chinese and Arabic language portions of the OntoNotes 5.0 data given predicted information on the other layers.

The shared task is described in its own Call for Participation. For detailed information and submissions, please see the shared task web page. Questions about the CoNLL-2012 shared task can be sent to conll-2012-st@cemantix.org.

In order to receive future calls and other information about the shared task, participants should register their intent to participate, in either or both of the two tracks, by sending an e-mail to conll-2012-st@cemantix.org. Although the deadline for registration is not until January 22, 2012, we recommend participants to register as early as possible, in order not to miss any information.

Shared Task Important Dates

Shared Task Organizers

Advisory Committee


See www.sigdat.org for more information about SIGDAT, and see ifarm.nl/signll for more information about SIGNLL.


General Chair

Program Chairs

Publication chair


Email: emnlp-conll2012@unige.ch