Call for Tutorial Proposals

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2013). The conference is to be held in Nagoya, Japan, October 14-18, 2013. The tutorials will be held on Monday, October 14.

IJCNLP 2013 seeks proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics, broadly conceived to include areas such as speech processing, information retrieval, psycholinguistics and language issues in emerging domains such as social media, bioinformatics, and processing of legal documents. Especially encouraged are tutorials that introduce recent advancements in cross-disciplinary areas such as network analysis, machine learning, and grounding in language processing.

Tutorial presenters will be remunerated according to the following policy:

  • An honorarium of US$400 for each six-hour tutorial and US$200 for each three-hour tutorial
  • One round trip airline ticket (cheapest economy class) between Nagoya and the closest airport to the speaker's home/institution
  • Free main conference registration for one person

Note that the honorarium is per tutorial, not per presenter. In addition, if there is not enough registration (20) by the early registration deadline, the tutorial might be cancelled, in which case the speaker will not receive any honorarium.



Proposals for tutorials should contain:
  1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the NLP 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 (including a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are available as well.
  3. A sample (and preferably all, if available) of the slides and any other material that will be used for the tutorial.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in a single PDF file or a single plain ASCII text file no later than May 17, 2013 to tcc[at]ijcnlp2013.org

The subject line should be: "IJCNLP 2013: TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".

You will receive an email confirmation that your proposal has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation 24 hours after sending the proposal, please send email again to the above address.



Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by June 17, 2013, and must then provide the brief descriptions and outlines of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by August 5, 2013. The descriptions and outlines should be in ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site. Tutorial speakers must provide the final tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by August 26, 2013.



May 17, 2013 Submission deadline for tutorial proposals
June 17, 2013 Notification of acceptance
August 5, 2013 Tutorial descriptions due
August 26, 2013 Tutorial course material due
October 14, 2013 Tutorial date



  • Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Satoshi Sekine, New York University, USA



Please send inquiries concerning IJCNLP-2013 tutorials to tcc[at]ijcnlp2013.org