Call for Papers: EMNLP 2017: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing [Sept 7–11, Copenhagen, Denmark]: Submit by April 14

SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites you to participate in EMNLP 2017.

The conference will be held on September 7–11, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference includes three days of full paper presentations and invited talks (September 9-11), plus two days consisting of workshops and tutorials (September 7-8).

The conference web site will continue to be updated with information on workshops, tutorials, venue, traveling, etc. For helpful tips on visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, please check the WikiTravel website.

The conference invites the submission of long and short papers related to empirical methods in natural language processing. Accepted papers will be presented as oral talks or posters.

As in recent years, the conference will also include presentations of selected papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL.

We invite you to join us!

Submission information

We are now accepting submissions online via Softconf: Submit your paper here.


We solicit papers on all areas of interest to the SIGDAT community and aligned fields, including but not limited to:

  • Computational Psycholinguistics
  • Dialogue and Interactive Systems
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Generation
  • Information Extraction
  • Information Retrieval and Question Answering
  • Language and Vision
  • Linguistic Theories and Resources
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Translation
  • Multilinguality and Cross-linguality
  • NLP Applications
  • Segmentation, Tagging, and Parsing
  • Semantics
  • Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
  • Web, Social Media and Computational Social Science
  • Spoken Language Processing
  • Summarization
  • Text Categorization and Topic Modeling
  • Text Mining

Important dates

Long and short paper submission deadlineApril 14, 2017
Author response period startsJune 02, 2017
Author rebuttals dueJune 07, 2017
Acceptance notificationJune 30, 2017
Camera-ready submission deadlineJuly 21, 2017

All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time (UTC -7h).

Workshops and tutorialsSeptember 7 and 8, 2017
Main conferenceSeptember 9 – 11, 2017


Long papers

EMNLP 2017 long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited pages for references; final versions of long papers will be given one additional page (up to nine pages with unlimited pages for references) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Short papers

EMNLP 2017 also solicits short papers. Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work.

While a short paper is not a shortened long paper, the characteristics of short papers include: a small, focused contribution; work in progress; a negative result; an opinion piece; an interesting application nugget.

Each short paper submission consists of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited pages for references; final versions of short papers will be given one additional page (up to five pages in the proceedings and unlimited pages for references) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Each short paper submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.

Formatting requirement

Both long and short papers should follow the EMNLP 2017 two-column format, using the provided LaTeX style files or Word template.

Authors are strongly discouraged from modifying the style files.

Please do not use templates designed for other conferences. Submissions that do not conform to the required styles, including paper size, margin width, and font size restrictions, will be rejected without review.

Presentation requirement

All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for EMNLP 2017.

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the discretion of the program chairs based on the nature rather than the quality of the work).

There will be no distinction in the proceedings between papers presented orally or as posters.


The general chair of of EMNLP 2017 is Martha Palmer (University of Colorado). Program co-chairs are Sebastian Riedel (University College London) and Rebecca Hwa (University of Pittsburgh).


For more information, please visit the EMNLP 2017 website link given here.


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