Important Dates

* All deadlines are calculated at 11:59 pm
UTC-12 hours

Pre-submission mentorship application Aug 28 (Fri), 2020
Submission deadline Sep 25 (Fri), 2020
Acceptance notification Oct 23 (Fri), 2020
Camera-ready due Nov 6 (Fri), 2020
Workshop Dec 7

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Author Guidelines

The ACL has released policies for submission, review and citation. Accompanying these are guidelines for authors. AACL-IJCNLP SRW 2020 will adhere to these policies and guidelines. Submissions should:

IMPORTANT: Anonymity Period

Authors may present preliminary versions of their work in other venues that are not refereed and/or not archival (e.g. course reports, theses, non-archival workshops, or on preprint servers such as arXiv.org). Note, however, that the ACL policies define an anonymity period, which starts on August 25, 2020 (11:59pm PDT) and ends on October 23, 2020, meaning that any non-anonymized version of the paper that is posted online during the non-anonymity period cannot be submitted to the workshop.

If you have posted a non-anonymized version of your paper online before the start of the anonymity period, you may submit an anonymized version to the workshop. The submitted version must not refer to the non-anonymized version, and you must indicate on the online submission form that a non-anonymized version exists. During the anonymity period, you may not update a non-anonymized version, advertise an anonymized or non-anonymized version on social media, or take any other action that would compromise double-blind reviewing during the anonymity period.

Pre-submission Mentoring Procedure

Paper drafts for pre-submission mentoring should be sent in the PDF format before August 28, 2020.

Pre-submission mentoring is not anonymous. The mentor will not review the final submission. Papers sent for pre-submission mentoring but not submitted via the electronic system (see the instructions below) by September 25, 2020, will not be reviewed.

The complete list of important dates are the main page.

For details on mentoring procedure see the mentoring page.

Submission Procedure

All papers consist of up to five (5) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Supplementary materials are not allowed. Upon acceptance, papers will be given six (6) content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewer’s comments in their final versions. Submissions must conform to the specifications of AACL-IJCNLP 2020 call for papers regarding multiple submissions and preparing papers for the double-blind review process.

Paper submissions must use the official AACL-IJCNLP 2020 style templates.

Latex Style sheets are available here: http://aacl2020.org/downloads/aacl-ijcnlp2020-templates.zip

Word Style sheets are available here: http://aacl2020.org/downloads/aacl-ijcnlp2020.docx

The Overleaf template is also available here: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/aacl-ijcnlp-2020-proceedings-template/vbqzdxbmrvsc.

All submissions must be in PDF format and must conform to the official style guidelines, which are contained in these template files.

Please submit using the START conference system: https://www.softconf.com/aacl-ijcnlp2020/SRW/.

Multiple Submission Policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at AACL-IJCNLP SRW 2020 must notify the program chairs whether the paper will be presented.

All accepted papers must be presented at the workshop in order for them to appear in the proceedings. We will not accept for publication or presentation papers that overlap significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere.

Double submission to the AACL-IJCNLP SRW and other AACL-IJCNLP workshops is prohibited.

In the case of two different submissions, the authors must ensure that these submissions do not overlap significantly (> 75%) with each other in content or results.

Reviewing Procedure

The reviewing of the papers will be double-blind, so submission should not contain author information or self-identifying citations, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”, should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Smith (1991) previously showed …”. Acknowledgments of funding or assistance must also be omitted. Submissions should not contain pointers to supplemental information on the web. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Reviewing will be managed by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs and a team of reviewers on the Program Committee. Each submission will be matched with a mixed panel of student and senior researchers for review. The final acceptance decision will be based on the results of the review.