Call for Workshops LREC-COLING 2024
The Organizers of LREC-COLING 2024 invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the joint conference in Lingotto Conference Centre – Turin (Italy). We solicit proposals in all areas of computational linguistics, language resources and evaluation, broadly conceived to include related disciplines such as linguistics, language documentation, natural language processing, speech and multimodal processing, computational social science and the digital humanities.
13 October 2023: Proposal submission due
17 November 2023: Notification of acceptance
20–25 May 2024: LREC-COLING2024 conference
Proposals should be submitted as PDF documents. Note that submissions should essentially be ready to be turned into a Call for Workshop Papers within one week of notification (see Timelines above).
The proposals should be at most two pages for the main proposal + at most two additional pages for information about organizers, program committee, and references. Thus the whole proposal should not be more than FOUR pages long, excluding references.
The two pages for the main proposal must include:
- A title and a brief description of the workshop topic and content.
- A list of invited speakers, if applicable, with an indication of which ones have already agreed and which are tentative, and sources of funding for the speakers, if needed.
- An estimate of the number of attendees.
- A description of any shared tasks associated with the workshop, and estimate of the number of participants. Note that any shared task will also need to be reviewed by the workshop committee for ethical concerns.
- A description of special requirements and technical needs, where relevant.
- If the workshop has been held before, a note specifying where previous iterations of the workshops were held, how many submissions the workshop received, how many papers were accepted (also specify if they were not regular papers, e.g. shared task system description papers, non-archival papers), and how many attendees the workshop attracted.
The two pages for information about organizers, program committee, and references must include:
- The names, affiliations, and email addresses of the organizers, with one-paragraph statements of their research interests, areas of expertise, and experience in organizing workshops and related events.
- A list of Program Committee members, with an indication of which members have already agreed. Organizers should do their best to estimate the number of submissions (especially for recurring workshops) in order to (a) ensure a sufficient number of reviewers so that each paper receives 3 reviews, and (b) anticipate that no one is committed to reviewing more than 3 papers. This practice is likely to ensure on-time, and more thorough and thoughtful reviews.
- A very brief advertisement or tagline for the workshop, up to 140 characters, that highlights any key information you wish prospective attendees to know, and which would be suitable to be put onto a web-based survey (see below).
- Unlimited space for references
The proposals should be submitted no later than October 13, 2023, 11:59 PM Samoa Standard Time (SST) (UTC/GMT-11, ‘Anywhere on Earth’).
Submission is electronic. Please submit the proposals using the START system at this URL:
The workshop proposals will be evaluated according to their originality and impact, the expected interest level of participants, as well as the quality of the organizing team and Program Committee and their contribution to the diversity of the conference.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We particularly encourage submissions of underrepresented groups in computational linguistics, language resource and evaluation, including researchers from any demographic or geographic
minority, with disabilities, or others. In the evaluation of the proposal, we will take these aspects into account to create a varied and balanced set of tutorials.
This includes several aspects of diversity, namely (1) how the topic of the tutorial contributes to improved diversity and increased fairness in the field, (2) if the topic is particularly relevant for a specific underrepresented group of potential participants, (3), if the presenters are from an underrepresented group.
WORKSHOP ORGANIZER RESPONSIBILITIES
The organizers of the accepted proposals will be responsible for publicizing and running the workshop, including reviewing submissions, producing the camera-ready workshop proceedings, organizing the meeting days, and playing their part to ensure that all participants are aware of LREC/COLING’s anti-harassment policy (see https://coling2022.org/policy). It is crucial that organizers commit to all deadlines. In particular, failure to produce the camera-ready proceedings on time will lead to the exclusion of the workshop from the unified proceedings and author indexes. Workshop organizers cannot accept submissions for publication that will be (or have been) published elsewhere, although they are free to set their own policies on simultaneous submission and review, as well as to accept additional non-archival presentations.