Call for Papers for Student Session
The Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group
on Generation (SIGGEN) invites the submission of papers for the
Student Session at INLG 2004. Student papers are invited on the same
topics as the main session, i.e. all aspects of natural language
generation, including, but not limited to:
- Communicative goal and message specification, content selection
- Text planning, discourse models, argumentation strategies
- Sentence realization, formalisms and models of grammar,
sentence aggregation, lexical choice
- Wide coverage generation
- Knowledge acquisition and resources for generation
- Style and stylistic control of generators
- Architecture of generators
- Multimodal and multimedia generation
- Multilingual generation
- Statistical approaches to generation
- Psychological modelling of language production
- Machine learning methods for generation
- Evaluation methodologies for generation
- Generation for speech synthesis
- Applications of generation, including areas such as document
and data summarization, knowledge management, the semantic web and
The Student Session is now an established INLG tradition. The main
idea is for students to present work in progress in a constructive
atmosphere and to receive helpful feedback from established
researchers in their field.
Papers should describe original work, either completed or in progress,
and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported
results. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be
included, and directions for future research should be indicated.
Papers can have more than one author, but all authors must be
students. Evidence of student status may be required for accepted
authors. Students may submit more than one paper, provided the set of
authors is different on each paper, and provided each paper will be
presented by a different student.
A paper submitted to INLG 2004 cannot have previously been published,
and once accepted for INLG 2004 should not be submitted to further
conferences or workshops. Papers that are being submitted to other
conferences or workshops must indicate this.
Reviewing of papers will be blind. Reviewing will be managed by an
international Conference Programme Committee. Each submission will be
reviewed by at least three reviewers. Final decisions on the technical
programme will be made by the Conference Programme Committee chairs.
Submissions should follow the style required for the LNCS/LNAI series,
and should be converted to PDF format. Papers must not exceed five (5) pages, including
references. See the Submission Format page for full
details of formatting requirements.
Note: The LNCS/LNAI Instructions for Authors provide templates for
both LaTeX and Word. However, for final submission of accepted papers,
we will have a strong practical preference for LaTeX source to allow
us to construct the compiled document. Authors are therefore urged to
use LaTeX to create submissions from the outset wherever possible.
As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors'
names and affiliations. In the paper, please insert the paper
registration number (see below) instead of of the authors'
names. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the authors' 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 may be rejected
Paper submission is a web-based two-stage process.
You must submit a notification of submission by filling out this
Abstract submission form.
The authors should fill in contact author details, the title of the paper, the authors'
names and affiliations, abstract and topic areas. Please use the 'Remarks' field to specify
if the paper is under consideration for other conferences or workshops, and if so, which ones.
Important note for student papers: Please use the 'Remarks' field to
indicate that this paper is submitted to the student session, otherwise your paper
will be reviewed as a submission to the main session.
After submission, the contact author will be emailed a password which will be required for
submission of the paper. This password also acts as an identification number for the paper.
Please use it on all correspondence with the programme committee. Correspondence relating to
a submission should be addressed to
All papers must be submitted electronically using the Paper submission
form web page. The first page of your paper must include the identification
number obtained from paper registration. The paper must be submitted no
later than the deadline. Papers submitted after that time will not be
reviewed. Papers should be in PDF format (RTF is also permitted but not encouraged).
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|Paper registration deadline:||March 17, 2004|
|Paper submissions deadline: ||March 19, 2004|
|Notification of acceptance: ||April 12, 2004|
|Camera ready papers due: ||May 5, 2004|
|INLG04 Conference: ||July 14-16, 2004|
Programme committee (same as for main session)
Chairs: Roger Evans, Paul Piwek, Anja Belz (ITRI)
- Ion Androutsopoulos, Informatics, Athens University of Economics
and Business, Greece
- Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T, USA
- Regina Barzilay, CSAIL, MIT, USA
- John Bateman, Bremen University, Germany
- Tilman Becker, DFKI, Germany
- Sandra Carberry, CIS, University of Delaware, USA
- Alison Cawsey, CEE, Heriot Watt University, UK
- Robert Dale, Maquarie University, Australia
- Kees van Deemter, ITRI, University of Brighton, UK
- Michael Elhadad, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
- Nancy Green, Mathematical Sciences, University of North Carolina
at Greensboro, USA
- Catalina Hallett, ITRI, University of Brighton, UK
- Helmut Horacek, Saarland University, Germany
- Eduard Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
- Aravind Joshi, CIS, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Emiel Krahmer, Computational Linguistics, Tilburg University,
- Rodger Kibble, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
- Inderjeet Mani, Georgetown University, USA
- Daniel Marcu, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
- Colin Matheson, Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Kathleen McCoy, CIS, University of Delaware, USA
- Kathleen McKeown, CS, Columbia University, USA
- Chris Mellish, Computer Science, University of Aberdeen, UK
- Detmar Meurers, Linguistics, Ohio State University, USA
- Johanna Moore, Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Mick O'Donnell, Wagsoft Systems, UK
- Jon Oberlander, Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Shimei Pan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
- Ehud Reiter, Aberdeen University, UK
- Matthew Stone, CS, Rutgers University, USA
- Sebastian Varges, ITRI, University of Brighton, UK
- Nigel Ward, CS, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
- Ingrid Zukerman, CSSE, Monash University, Australia