Call for Posters and Demos


11th Meeting of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
April 3rd - 7th 2006
Trento, Italy

* * * Submission deadline: December 6, 2005 * * *

The European Association of Computational Linguistics invites the submission of posters and system demonstrations for its 11th meeting. The areas of interest for posters and demos are the same as those mentioned in the call for full papers.

POSTERS should present work in progress, project status reports, unevaluated results or system summaries (with or without demos). In the programme of the conference there will be sessions reserved for posters. Each poster will be allocated 4 pages in a companion volume in the conference proceedings.

DEMONSTRATIONS should showcase implemented systems in any area of computational linguistics. Each demo will be allocated 4 pages in a companion volume in the conference proceedings.

Developers should outline the design of their system and provide sufficient details to allow the evaluation of its validity, quality, and relevance to computational linguistics. Pointers to web sites running a demo preview will also be helpful.

Demo submissions should also clearly indicate if any computer equipment is expected to be provided by the local organizer. If so, please specify desired hardware platform, hard disk and memory capacity, operating system and other software needed in order to run the demo. If you are bringing your own laptop, you should instead request a video projector if you need one, providing details about PC type, screen resolution, etc.


The reviewing of the submissions will not be blind. It will be conducted by an international panel of experts. Final decisions on the program will be made by the poster and demo co-chairs.


Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed four (4) pages, including references. We strongly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word Style files tailored for this year's conference, available from this page. A description of the format will also be available in case you are unable to use these style files directly. Submissions 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 submission will print (not just view) anywhere.

Contrary to what has been anncounced earlier, reviewing for the poster and demo session will not be blind. Your submission can specify the names and affiliations of the authors.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm (23:59) GMT December 6, 2005. Submissions submitted after that time will not be reviewed.


Date Event
December 6, 2005 Poster/demo submission deadline
January 12, 2006 Notification of acceptance
February 6, 2006 Camera ready versions due
April 5-6, 2006 EACL 2006 Conference


Frank Keller (University of Edinburgh, UK),
Gabor Proszeky (Morphologic, Hungary),


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:

  • Name, email address, affiliation and status (PhD year etc.) of the candidate
  • Source and amount of yearly income
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of student status
  • Copy of acceptance letter from programme chair/student workshop chair or poster/demo chair
  • Letter of recommendation from supervisor
  • Overview of the estimated costs

    Requests for student sponsorships can be directed to the EACL at