Call for Papers

EACL Call for Papers

April 3rd - 7th 2006

Trento, Italy


* * * Submission deadline: November 8, 2005 * * *

The European Association of Computational Linguistics invites the submission of papers for its 11th Meeting. Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics, including, but not limited to:

- phonetics, phonology and morphology;

- word segmentation, tagging and chunking;

- syntax, semantics and grammars;

- pragmatics, discourse and dialogue;

- the lexicon and ontologies;

- parsing and grammatical formalisms;

- generation, text planning and summarization;

- language modeling, spoken language recognition and understanding;

- mathematical models of language;

- information retrieval, text categorisation, question answering, and information extraction;

- paraphrasing and textual entailment;

- machine learning for natural language;

- multi-lingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;

- multi-modal and natural language interfaces and dialogue systems;

- language-oriented applications, tools and resources;

- evaluation methodology.


Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

A paper accepted for presentation at the EACL Meeting, including EACL-related workshops, cannot be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the submission page.


The reviewing of the papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by an international Conference Program Committee consisting of Area Chairs and a team of reviewers. Final decisions on the technical program will be made by the Conference Program Committee.

Submission Information

Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Stylefiles tailored for this year's conference available here. A description of the format will also be available in case you are unable to use these style files directly. Papers must conform to the official EACL-06 style guidelines, and we reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles including font size restrictions.  Submissions should be in PDF format and must include all fonts, so that the paper will print (not just view) anywhere.

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

Submission will be electronic using the paper submission software to be made available here. The papers must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (23:59) GMT November 8th, 2005. Papers submitted after that time will not be reviewed.

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: 

November 8 2005

Notification of acceptance:

January 12 2006

Camera ready papers due:   

February 6 2006

Workshops and tutorials:   

April 3-4 2006

EACL 2006 Conference:      

April 5-7 2006

Program Co-Chairs:

     Diana McCarthy (University of Sussex, UK)

     Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa, Israel)


Program Committee:

     Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)

     Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University, US)

     Marcello Federico (ITC, Italy)

     Rob Gaizauskas (Sheffield, UK)

     Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh, UK)

     Massimo Poesio (University of Essex, UK)

     Ehud Reiter (University of Aberdeen, UK)

     Giorgio Satta (University of Padua, Italy)

     Antal van den Bosch (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

     Andy Way (Dublin City University, Ireland)

 Local Organisers:

     Alberto Lavelli (ITC-IRST, Italy)

     Bernardo Magnini (ITC-IRST, Italy)

 Student Sponsorships

The EACL has a limited number of student sponsorships available to student participants of the EACL 2006 main conference, the EACL 2006 poster/demo session and/or the EACL 2006 student session.

Priority is given to students from Eastern Europe and more generally, to students from countries with hard currency problems (within the geographical area covered by EACL).

A request for student sponsorship for EACL 2006 should include the following information:

o Name, email address, affiliation and status (PhD year etc.) of the candidate

o Source and amount of yearly income

o Letter of motivation

o Proof of student status

o Copy of acceptance letter from programme chair / student workshop chair or poster/demo chair

o Letter of recommendation from supervisor

o Overview of the estimated costs

Requests for student sponsorships can be directed to the