Call for Tutorial Proposals (closed)

Note: this call is closed. Please see the list of accepted tutorials instead.


Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014), to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 26 to 30 April 2014. The selected tutorials will be given on the Saturday and Sunday preceding the main conference (26 and 27 April).

EACL 2014 seeks proposals for tutorials in all areas of computational linguistics, broadly conceived to include disciplines such as Linguistics, Speech, Information Retrieval, Psycholinguistics, and Multimodal Processing. We particularly welcome:

  1. Tutorials which cover advances in newly emerging areas not previously covered in an *ACL related tutorial.
  2. Tutorials which provide introductions into related fields which are potentially relevant for the CL community (e.g. bioinformatics, neuroscience, human language processing, video and image analysis, machine learning techniques).

In order to gather a widespread audience, the experience and qualifications of the instructors will also be taken into account.


Remuneration for tutorials is regulated by ACL policies. Please note that remuneration for tutorial presenters is fixed according to the above policy and does not cover registration fees for the main conference.


Proposals for tutorials should contain:

  1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the ACL community (not more than 2 pages).
  2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (excluding a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are available as well.
  3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
  4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.
  5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g. internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text, to tutorials (at) eacl2014 (dot) org, no later than 1 November 2013. The subject line should be: "EACL 2014 Tutorial Proposal". Please note that only proposals submitted by e-mail will be taken into account.


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by 15 November 2013, and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by 15 December 2013. The description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site, and a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions to follow).

Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by 1 February 2014.


Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: 1 November 2013
Notification of acceptance: 15 November 2013
Tutorial descriptions due: 15 December 2013
Tutorial course material due: 1 February 2014
Tutorial dates: 26–27 April 2014


Marco Baroni, University of Trento, Italy
Afra Alishahi, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Please send inquiries concerning EACL 2014 tutorials to tutorials (at) eacl2014 (dot) org.