Call for Papers (closed)

Note: this call is closed. Please see the list of accepted papers instead.


The 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of automated natural language processing, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • computational and cognitive models of language acquisition and language processing
  • information retrieval and question answering
  • generation and summarization
  • language resources and evaluation
  • machine learning methods and algorithms for natural language processing
  • machine translation and multilingual systems
  • phonetics, phonology, morphology, word segmentation, tagging, and chunking
  • pragmatics, discourse, and dialogue
  • semantics, textual entailment
  • social media, sentiment analysis and opinion mining
  • spoken language processing and language modeling
  • syntax, parsing, grammar formalisms, and grammar induction
  • text mining, information extraction, and natural language processing applications

Papers accepted to TACL by 30 November 2013 will also be eligible for presentation at EACL 2014; please see the TACL website ( for details.


We are delighted to announce the invited speakers for EACL 2014:

  • Michael Collins (Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University)
  • Simon King (Professor of Speech Processing and Director of the Centre for Speech Technology Research, University of Edinburgh)
  • Ulrike von Luxburg (Professor for Computer Science, University of Hamburg)


Long papers:

  • Long paper submissions due: 18 October 2013
  • Long paper reviews due: 19 November 2013
  • Long paper author responses due: 29 November 2013
  • Long paper notification to authors: 20 December 2013
  • Long paper camera-ready due: 14 February 2014

Short papers:

  • Short paper submissions due: 6 January 2014
  • Short paper notification to authors: 24 February 2014
  • Short paper camera-ready due: 3 March 2014

EACL conference: 26–30 April 2014


Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Submissions will be judged on appropriateness, clarity, originality/innovativeness, correctness/soundness, meaningful comparison, thoroughness, significance, contributions to research resources, and replicability. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Long papers must follow the two-column format of EACL 2014 (see below) and may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus two extra pages for references; final versions should take into account reviewers' comments. Papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee. Decisions on presentation format will be based on the nature rather than the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between long papers presented orally and as posters.

The long paper submission deadline is:

  • Friday, 18 October 2013, 23:59 CET

For electronic submission of long papers, please use:

Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Characteristics of short papers include a small, focused contribution; work in progress; a negative result; an opinion piece; an interesting application nugget. Short papers must follow the two-column format of EACL 2014 (see below). They will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions and will be given four (4) pages plus 2 pages for references in the proceedings. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally and as posters. Each short paper submission will be reviewed by at least two program committee members.

The deadline for submission of short papers is:

  • Monday, 6 January 2014, 23:59 CET

For electronic submission of short papers, please use:


We strongly recommend the use of EACL LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files tailored for this year's conference. Submissions must conform to the official style guidelines, which are contained in the style files, and they must be in PDF. As the reviewing will be blind, papers must not include authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. In addition, please do not post your submissions on the web until after the review process is complete, and please ensure that no author information is encoded in the ‘properties’ of your PDF file.

Style files:


EACL 2014 will not accept for publication or presentation work that will be (or has been) published at other meetings or in other publications. However, papers that have been or will be submitted elsewhere may be submitted to EACL 2014 provided that this fact is stated at the time of submission. If the paper is accepted by both EACL 2014 and another meeting or publication, it must be withdrawn from one of them; furthermore, its authors must notify the program chairs, within two days of receiving the EACL acceptance notification, indicating which meeting or publication they choose for presentation of their work.