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Call for Papers


Best Presentation Award: $500
Two Honorable Mentions: $100
Two Best Poster Award: $100

keynote speaker: Ravi Starzl


The committee, with the help of student volunteers, will select one of the presentations in Novel Work track for a "Best Presentation Award", which will be announced at the end of the Symposium.​  ​The winner of the "Best Presentation Award" will receive a cash prize of $500. Additionally, two "Honorable Mentions" will be selected, each receiving a cash prize of $100.  As with last year, the software/tools track is merged with the regular poster session, and we are still soliciting poster presentations of software and tools relevant to all areas of research conducted within the LTI.  There will also be two $100 "Best Poster Award": one of the poster prizes will primarily be awarded for research-oriented posters, and one for software/tools.

Presentation Format

*Presentation format*

Each oral presentation slot will be​ ​around​ ​30 minutes long, with 20 minutes for the oral presentation itself and 10 minutes for questions.  An oral presentation in the LTI SRS fulfills the yearly speaking requirement for all PhDs and second-year MLT students.

*Poster format*

Posters can be any reasonable size, landscape or portrait, as for major conferences.  More details are available on request from the organizers.  If you have a particularly wide poster or want to include a demo, please consult with us so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Submission Format

Submissions for the LTI SRS will be in the form of either full papers or extended abstracts.  All full papers will be reviewed for oral presentation, and all extended abstracts will be reviewed for poster presentation. The full paper submissions that are not accepted for oral presentation will be​ ​presented​ ​​a​s ​poster presentation.  Full papers may consist of up to ​eight​ (​8​) pages of content, plus two extra pages for references.  Extended abstracts will be given in ​two​ (​2​) page​s​, including references.  We highly recommend the use of ACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files tailored for the ACL 2015 conference.  Submissions must be in PDF format. One should specify whether the submission is in Novel Work track or Existing Work Track.

Submission Procedure

Submissions should be sent via the EasyChair electronic submission system by August 15th, 2016 (23:59pm EST): 

Feel free to contact the SRS student committee members if you have any questions.

Who is Eligible to Submit

Any LTI Research conducted by a current LTI student (in the LTI or elsewhere) is appropriate for presentation in the Symposium. Current or admitted LTI students.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline              August 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance    :  August 19, 2016
Symposium                           :  August 25, 2016

Topics of Interest

Acceptable topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Speech Recognition
  • Speech Synthesis
  • Spoken Language Processing
  • Machine Translation
  • Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Information Retrieval
  • Question Answering
  • Parsing
  • Information Extraction
  • Computational Biology
  • Language Modeling
  • Text Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision
  • Multimedia Technologies
  • Applications of Language Technologies

SRS Organizing Committee

Student Members:
Tanmay Sinha
Siddha Ganju
Diyi Yang
Zhaohui Wu
Esha Keni
Aniket Trivedi
Ramesh Oswal
Akshat Gaur

Faculty Member: