EMNLP 2013: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing — October 18–21, 2013 — Seattle, USA.


Second Call for Papers for EMNLP 2013

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites submissions to EMNLP 2013.

The conference will be held on October 18–21, 2013, in Seattle, USA. The conference will consist of three days of full paper presentations preceded by one day of workshops.

Conference URL: http://hum.csse.unimelb.edu.au/emnlp2013/


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

Important Dates

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


Submissions should describe original, unpublished work. Papers presented at EMNLP 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 (and see below for details of the multiple submission policy).

Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to nine (9) pages of content and any number of additional pages containing references only, together with optional supplementary material as described below.

EMNLP 2013 also solicits short papers. Characteristics of short papers include:

Short papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the discretion of the programme chairs), and will be given four (4) pages plus 2 pages for references in the proceedings. 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 or as posters. Each short paper submission will be reviewed by at least two programme committee members.

Both long and short papers should follow the two-column format of NAACL 2013 proceedings. Please use the official NAACL 2013 style files for the paper (and ensure that your paper is Letter size). We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including letter size and font size restrictions

As 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. The paper should not rely on the supplementary material: 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 Adobe 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 to the START system by the submission deadlines; submissions submitted after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network congestion we request authors upload their submissions as early as possible (especially if they contain large supplementary material files).

We are now accepting long and short paper submissions via:

Multiple Submission Policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time. To alleviate review duplication, multiple submissions are only allowed over a narrow time window, up until July 12, 2013. By this date, authors of co-submitted papers must notify the PC Chairs of their decision to either (a) withdraw the paper from EMNLP; or (b) withdraw the paper from the other venues it was co-submitted to and have it reviewed for EMNLP only.

There must be at least one registered author at the conference for each accepted paper, and all accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. It is not acceptable to submit papers that overlap significantly in content or results with work that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.

Authors submitting more than one paper to EMNLP 2013 must ensure that submissions do not overlap significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or results. Authors should not submit short and long versions of papers with substantial overlap in their original contributions.


EMNLP 2013 will have three workshops, see the workshop list.

Invited speakers

We are delighted to announce our invited speakers for EMNLP 2013:


General Chair:

Programme Co-Chairs:

Workshop Chair:

Publication Chair:

Local Arrangements:

Area Chairs

See the full list.