Call For Demonstrations

The IJCNLP 2013 Demonstration Committee invites proposals for the Demonstrations Program. We encourage both the submission of early research prototypes and interesting mature systems. We also welcome demo proposals related to submissions to the main conference. Commercial sales and marketing activities however are inappropriate for the Program.


Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include all topics related to theoretical and applied computational linguistics, such as (but not limited to) the topics listed for in the conference call for papers submission.

The systems may be of the following kinds

    • Natural Language Processing systems or system components
    • Application systems using language technology components
    • Software tools for computational linguistics research
    • Software for demonstration or evaluation
    • Development and annotation tools


Submission Format

Demo proposals consist of the following parts.

  • An extended abstract of the technical content to be demonstrated, including title, authors, full contact information, references, and acknowledgements.(The authors can choose to omit author and contact information, particularly if the demo proposal is related toa paper submitted to the main conference, in order to safeguard anonymity.)
  • A "script outline" of the demo presentation, including accompanying narrative, and either a Web address for accessing the demo or visual aids (e.g., screenshots, snapshots, or diagrams).
  • A detailed description of the hardware, software and internet service requirements expected to be provided by the local organizer. See Demo Equipment for more details.

Please use the IJCNLP submission format(http://lang.cs.tut.ac.jp/ijcnlp2013/submission_format/) for Microsoft Word and LaTeX for preparing your proposal. The entire proposal should not be more than four pages.


Submissions Procedure

The deadline for proposals is May 24, 2013 (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time). Submission will be electronic in PDF format through the START conference system at:

(Please do not send the submission to Demo Co-Chairs by email.)

Each submission will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to computational linguistics, innovation, scientific contribution, presentation, as well as potential logistical constraints. Accepted submissions will be allocated maximum four pages in the Companion Volume to the Proceedings of the Conference.


Demo Equipment

Each demo will be provided with an internet connection, two power sockets (AC 100V, Max 500W for each socket). See http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2225.html for more information about the electricity in Japan.), a table and a poster board (90cm x 180cm). PCs and other devices such as LCD panels must be prepared and brought to the venue by demonstrators. Note that projectors may not be feasible because of limitation of space and lighting.


Important Dates

May 24, 2013 (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time) Demo proposal submission due
July 8, 2013 Demo proposal acceptance notification
August 9, 2013 Demo paper camera-ready version due
October 15-17, 2013 Conference


Demonstrations Chairs

Kentaro Torisawa (NICT, Japan)
Hang Li (Huawei Technologies, China)
Any inquiry should be emailed to dcc@ijcnlp2013.org.