2006 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
(EMNLP 2006)

Final Call for Papers

The submission deadline has now passed.

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites submissions to EMNLP 2006. The conference will be held on July 22-23 in Sydney, Australia, immediately following COLING-ACL 2006.

We are interested in papers from academia, government, and industry on all areas of traditional interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields, including but not limited to:

Special Theme:
Crossing Boundaries: Interdisciplinarity in Data and Methods

For this year's theme we encourage submissions that reach out to other disciplines, whether in models and methods or domains and data. In the past NLP has often drawn on other fields for new models, methods, and mathematical insights. We encourage submissions to extend this history, both from closely related fields (computer vision, signal processing) or ones at a distance (quantum mechanics, statistical physics). Other fields can also be a source of new kinds of data and new problems, including domains that have received a lot of attention (gene sequencing, medical informatics) or less attention (sociology, political science, forensic science, the humanities). We encourage any submission that tries to build bridges to other disciplines; samples of the many possible areas include:


Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and should not exceed eight (8) pages, including references. Submissions should take the form of full papers (up to 8 pages in two-column format) describing original, unpublished work. Please use the official COLING/ACL style files. We reserve the right to reject submissions that do not conform to these styles, including font size restrictions.

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. Separate identification information is required, and will be part of the web submission process.

How to submit your paper: Submission/Reviewing will be electronic, managed by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. To submit a paper, please follow this link.

A PDF file of the paper must be uploaded onto the system by 11:59pm EST of the deadline. Papers submitted after that time will not be reviewed.

Submissions presented at EMNLP should mostly 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 provide this information (see submission format).

Conference URL


Contact Details

Please send any questions to: emnlp06-chairs at lists.stanford.edu

Important Dates

April 18, 2006: Submissions due (at 11:59pm North American EST (GMT -5))
May 18, 2006: Notification of authors
June 2, 2006: Camera-ready copy due
July 22-23, 2006: Conference

Program Chairs:

Dan Jurafsky, Stanford University
Eric Gaussier, Xerox Research Centre Europe

Area Chairs

Regina Barzilay (MIT)
Grace Chung
Jason Eisner (Johns Hopkins University)
Sanda M Harabagiu (University of Texas at Dallas)
James Henderson (University of Edinburgh)
Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh)
Paola Merlo (University of Geneva)
Rada Mihalcea (University of North Texas)
Grace Ngai (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Yan Qu (Clairvoyance Corporation)
Owen Rambow (Columbia University)
Dekai Wu (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Francois Yvon (ENST)

Publications Chair

Eric Ringger (Brigham Young University)

Local Arrangements Chair

James Curran (University of Sydney)