Important Dates

Camera Ready Deadline (Main):October 10
Camera Ready Deadline (Demos):October 14
  
Camera Ready Deadline (Workshops):October 30
Late Registration:November 20
  
Workshops / Tutorials:December 11-12
Main Conference:December 13-16
Satellite Event
December 10, 2016

YRSNLP

Young Researchers Symposium on Natural Language Processing
Supported by
Our Sponsors

Additional Information



Additional Information for Participants

http://coling2016.anlp.jp/doc/additional.pdf


Poster Session Information

http://coling2016.anlp.jp/doc/additional_poster.pdf


Demo Session Information

http://coling2016.anlp.jp/doc/additional_demo.pdf

Proceedings



Technical Papers

http://coling2016.anlp.jp/doc/main.pdf (122MB)


System Demonstrations

http://coling2016.anlp.jp/doc/demos.pdf (37MB)


Tutorial Abstracts

http://coling2016.anlp.jp/doc/tutorial.pdf (0.8MB)

Registration


Visa

For those who wish to apply for a visa to attend COLING2016, please follow the instruction below and send the complete Visa Application Form to the Secretariat of COLING2016 (coling2016@intergroup.co.jp) by October 31, 2016.

To Apply for a Visa

  1. Complete your registration for COLING2016
  2. Have your flight and accommodation information ready
  3. Fill out Visa Application Form and send it to the Secretariat of COLING2016 (coling2016@intergroup.co.jp)

Please note that all of the fields on the application form must be filled out in order for your application to be processed properly. You will be asked to provide your flight and accommodation information as well as your 'Registration Number', which will be given upon the completion of your registration. The application process usually takes more than a month, therefore, we highly recommend that you submit the form at your earliest convenience.

General information regarding a visa application is available here (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan), and please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat, if you have any questions or queries.

If you have any questions regarding your VISA application, please feel free to contact the Secretariat of COLING2016 (coling2016@intergroup.co.jp).


Registration Page

Please register at the following site:

https://v3.apollon.nta.co.jp/coling2016/

Application & Payment Due

[ Early Registration (CLOSED) ] October 20 (Thu) October 25 (Tue), 2016, 23:59 JST(GMT+9)
[ Late Registration (CLOSED) ] November 20 (Sun), 2016, 23:59 JST(GMT+9)
[ Onsite Registration ] December 11 (Sun) - December 16 (Fri), 2016


Registration Fees


Early Fees (CLOSED)
~ October 25 23:59 JST
Late Fees (CLOSED)
~ November 20 23:59 JST
Onsite Fees
Main Conference Regular Delegate¥61,000¥88,000¥98,000
Student Delegate¥46,000¥70,000¥80,000

Early Fees (CLOSED)
~ October 25 23:59 JST
Late Fees (CLOSED)
~ November 20 23:59 JST
Onsite Fees
with main conf.W/T onlywith main conf.W/T onlywith main conf.W/T only
Tutorials Regular Delegate¥14,000¥20,000¥20,000¥25,000¥26,000¥30,000
Student Delegate¥9,000¥14,000¥14,000¥20,000¥19,000¥26,000
1-Day Workshops Regular Delegate¥14,000¥20,000¥20,000¥25,000¥26,000¥30,000
Student Delegate¥9,000¥14,000¥14,000¥20,000¥19,000¥26,000
Half-Day Workshops Regular Delegate¥7,000¥10,000¥10,000¥12,500¥13,000¥15,000
Student Delegate¥4,500¥7,000¥7,000¥10,000¥9,500¥13,000

Registration for the Main conference includes:
 *Attendance at all sessions of COLING 2016 main conference from Tuesday to Friday.
 *Coffee Breaks & Lunch Boxes, December 13-16.
 *Welcome Reception on Monday, December 12.
 *Banquet on Wednesday, December 14.
 *Half day excursion to Nara on Wednesday, December 14.

Registration without the Main conference (Workshop or Tutorial Only) includes:
 *Attendance at the chosen Workshop(s) or Tutorial(s) only.
 *Banquet and Excursion are NOT included.
 *Coffee Break(s) & Lunch Box of session.

*Refreshments at Coffee Breaks, Lunch Boxes as well as food and beverages at Welcome Reception and Banquet will be provided free of charge to COLING2016 participants with the cooperation of the sponsor companies. Therefore, the expenses for these items are not included in the Registration Fee.

Program


INVITED SPEAKERS

Dina Demner-Fushman, U.S. National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.
https://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/personnel/dina-demner-fushman

Reiko Mazuka, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
http://www.brain.riken.jp/en/faculty/details/27

Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
http://stp.lingfil.uu.se/~nivre/

Simone Teufel, University of Cambridge, U.K.
http://www.languagesciences.cam.ac.uk/directory/sht25@cam.ac.uk


Outline

Overall Timetable (Please also check PDF version below.)
http://coling2016.anlp.jp/outline


Main Conference

Program:
http://coling2016.anlp.jp/doc/Coling2016-Schedule_for_Web.pdf

Demos

Program:
http://coling2016.anlp.jp/doc/Coling2016-demo-program.pdf

Tutorial timetable

Time December 11 (Sun)
09:00 - 12:00
Tutors: Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh and Dimitri Kartsaklis, Queen Mary University of London
Tutors: Lun-Wei Ku and Wei-Fan Chen, Academia Sinica
14:00 - 17:00
Tutors: Horacio Saggion and Francesco Ronzano, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Tutors: Carolina Scarton, Gustavo Henrique Paetzold, and Lucia Specia

December 12 (Mon)
09:00 - 12:00
Tutors: Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa
Tutors: Matthias Petri and Trevor Cohn, The University of Melbourne
14:00 - 17:00
Tutors: Marius Pasca, Google Inc.


Workshops

1st day, 11 Dec 2016 (9 full-day)


2nd day, 12 Dec 2016 (9 full-day + 1 half-day)


Excursion

Bus Tour   - Explore Ancient Nara -


Tour COLING2016 Starts at: 12:00, Osaka International Convention Center
Date Wednesday, December 14 Ends at : 17:00, Osaka International Convention Center
Maximum participants 600 Duration: 5 hours (including transfers)

Tour Schedule

12:00
Osaka
Convention
Center

  Highlights

Kofuku-ji is a Buddhist temple which has a close connection with the Fujiwara Clan (a powerful family of regents) and most notably the clan's founder Kamatari Fujiwara. It is one of the historical sites that compose the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara.

The Kofuku-ji National Treasure Museum (Kokuhou-kan) was built on the site. It used to be a place where monks had meals, and now houses many of Kofuku-ji temple's treasures. They include various statues, paintings, books, handicrafts and historical documents which have been designated National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties, all of which make the museum a popular tourist attraction in Nara.

Ashura (National Treasure)
Ashura is one of the Indian pagan gods, who was later integrated into Buddhism as one of The Eight Legions (Eight Deva Guardians of Buddhism). It has three heads, three faces and six arms. Unlike other Ashuras, this Ashura has a calm look on its face.

Lunch *
13:00
Site A
Kofuku-ji
14:00
15:00

Tōdai-ji (Eastern Great Temple) is a Buddhist temple complex, that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara. Its Great Buddha Hall houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha, known in Japanese simply as Daibutsu. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara like Kofuku-ji.

The Great Buddha Hall has burnt down twice and was rebuilt in the Kamakura and Edo eras. During the Edo Era reconstruction, the size of the building was scaled down from 86m to 57m due to a lack of proper materials. It is still one of the world's largest examples of wooden architecture, retaining the magnificence of the original structure. The window under the decorative roof is opened on New Year's Eve every year, to allow people to celebrate New Year's Day while looking at the Great Buddha.

16:00
17:00
Osaka
Convention
Center
  Please note:
Participants will be devided into two groups, with group 1 visiting Site A first and Site B second and vice versa for group 2.
English-speaking guides will accompany you throughout the tour.
A lunch box will be provided for each participant on the bus on their way to Site A.
The tour schedule and/or time may change due to traffic.

Local Information


Accommodation


Accommodation in Japan

Japan Travel and Living Guide

Osaka


OSAKA INFO

Osaka Visitors' Guide

Osaka
Travel Guide
Osaka
(Wikipedia)
Osaka
(Wikitravel)

Japan


Japan National Tourism Organization
Japan Travel and Living Guide
Japan Travel Guide
(Japan Hoppers)
Japan
(Wikipedia)
Japan
(Wikitravel)

Our Sponsors

We are very grateful to our sponsors who support COLING.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or taking part in our exhibition, please see Invitation page.

Official Supporter


Supported by International Exchange Program of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

Diamond Sponsor


TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.

Gold Sponsor


Shenyang YaTrans Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Baidu, Inc.
Japan Patent Information Organization (Japio)
TOIN Corporation
IBM Japan, Ltd.
Panasonic Corporation
Tencent Holdings, Ltd.
Microsoft Development Co., Ltd.
KDDI Research, Inc.

Silver Sponsor

Yahoo Japan Corporation
Google Inc.
Mirai Translate, Inc.
Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT)
LINE Corporation
DMM Eikaiwa
NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
PFDeNA Inc.
Rakuten Institute of Technology, Rakuten, Inc.
IR-Advanced Linguistic Technologies Inc.
FUJITSU LIMITED
SunFlare Co., Ltd.
Language Resources Association (GSK)
Media Lab, The Asahi Shimbun Company
RIKEN
Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd.
Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST
Amazon.com, Inc.

Wifi Sponsor

Baobab, Inc.

Exhibition Sponsor

Gunosy Inc.
NTT Corporation

Invitation to Sponsorship

Sponsor application is due on October 10. Applications after that date will not be accepted or will be given only limited benefits without discounts.

Welcome Note

We are proud that COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, a premier international event in the areas of Computational Linguistics (CL), Language Technologies (LT) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), will be organized by the Japanese Association of Natural Language Processing at Osaka International Convention Center (OICC) from 11th-16th December 2016. Osaka is the second largest city in Japan. COLING regularly attracts more than 700 delegates from academia, industry and public organizations across the planet.

With the tremendous impact and growth of COLING over many years, we have set out a comprehensive offering of corporate sponsorship and support opportunities for industry participants.

The COLING 2016 organizing committee is committed to working in close partnership with corporate and non-profit organization supporters to maximize the benefits of sponsorship and provide opportunities for sponsors to engage appropriately with COLING delegates. With this in mind, if you wish to explore additional options for support or means of engagement with the COLING 2016 community please feel free to contact the sponsorship chairs at s...@coling2016.anlp.jp.

The COLING 2016 organizing committee has set out to ensure a memorable experience for delegates of the 26th COLING conference by showcasing an excellent scientific program in the context of an exceptional social and cultural experience, while taking advantage of Osaka's vast array of historical, cultural and lively social venues. Osaka enjoys its reputation as the nation's kitchen or gourmand's paradise with Osaka's traditional cuisine for ordinary people. It is famous as the mercantile mecca and the open culture. It is also less than one hour train ride to two famous old Japanese capitals, Kyoto and Nara. There will be no time to get bored even outside of the conference rooms.

The COLING 2016 organizing committee looks forward to working closely with corporate sponsors toward continuing the 50 year tradition of successful COLING conferences and making the 26th edition one that will be long remembered and fondly recalled.

Dr. Eiichiro Sumita
NICT
Local Chair

Prof. Satoshi Sekine
New York University
Sponsorship Chair


Sponsorship Level Summary

DiamondGoldSilverExhibition only
  Cost (JPY) 1,000,000500,000200,000200,000
    Equivalent in USD (approximate) 8,0004,0001,6001,600
    Equivalent in EURO (approximate) 7,8003,9001,5601,560
  Benefit
    Promotion insert Yes (4p)Yes (2p)Yes (1p)
    Company Logo (program) LargeMediumSmallSmall
    Company Logo (Homepage) LargeMediumSmallSmall
    Conference Attendance Pass 42
    Exhibition Pass 422
    Banquet 42
    Exhibition Space YesYesYes
    Advertisement (program) 2 p1 p1 p

Diamond Sponsorship

Diamond Level: 1,000,000 JPY
Diamond is the highest level of sponsorship at COLING 2016. It includes the following benefits:

  • Company promotional insert included in the conference delegate pack - max size A4, 4 pages.
  • Company logo positioned prominently in the conference program.
  • Company logo positioned prominently on the home page of the conference website linking to your company website.
  • Company logo included in the conference website on the sponsor's page - Please email company logo - .eps version required.
  • Company logo to appear prominently on all promotional material.
  • Company logo to appear on introductory slides at the Conference opening.
  • Four (4) full delegate attendee passes, includes breaks and invitation to the welcome reception.
  • Four (4) complimentary invitations to the Banquet.
  • Priority in allocation of exhibition space
  • Two (2) page advertisement in the conference program.

Gold Sponsorship

Gold Level: 500,000 JPY
Gold sponsorship package includes the following benefits:

  • Company promotional insert included in the conference delegate pack - max size A4, 2 pages.
  • Company logo featured in the conference program.
  • Company logo featured on the home page of the conference website linking to your company website.
  • Company logo included in the conference website on the sponsor's page - Please email company logo - .eps version required.
  • Company logo to appear on all promotional material.
  • Company logo to appear on introductory slides at the Conference opening.
  • Two (2) full delegate attendee passes, includes breaks and invitation to the welcome reception.
  • Two (2) complimentary invitations to the Banquet.
  • Exhibition space
  • One (1) page advertisement in the conference program.

Silver Sponsorship

Silver Level: 200,000 JPY
Silver sponsorship package includes the following benefits.

  • Company promotional insert included in the conference delegate pack - max size A4, 1 pages.
  • Company logo featured in the conference program.
  • Company logo featured on the home page of the conference website linking to your company website.
  • Company logo included in the conference website on the sponsor's page - Please email company logo - .eps version required.
  • Company logo to appear on all promotional material.
  • Company logo to appear on introductory slides at the Conference opening.
  • One (1) page advertisement in the conference program.

Targeted Sponsorship

All the following options include the benefits equal to the Silver Sponsorship Level benefits. It will be explained that you are sponsoring a targeted opportunity when it is displayed on the home page or physical materials. The following five options are available.

Option 1: Welcome Reception - 500,000 JPY

Company signage displayed at reception, location of the signage is subject to approval of the conference organizers. As a sponsor of the welcome reception your company may offer delegates a small branded gift, provide some entertainment and avail of a 3 minute speaker slot at the welcome reception. Only one company can avail of this opportunity and it is offered on a first come, first served basis. Company signage displayed in the breaks area, location of the signage is subject to approval of the conference organizers.

Option 2: Wi-Fi Sponsorship - 500,000 JPY

The sponsorship information will be described in the handout of the Wi-Fi password setting. Only one company can avail of this opportunity and it is offered on a first come, first served basis. Company signage displayed in the breaks area, location of the signage is subject to approval of the conference organizers.

Option 3: Conference Breaks - 500,000 JPY

This is an opportunity to promote your company while networking with delegates throughout the day at break times. Breaks will take place mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Only one company can avail of this opportunity and it is offered on a first come, first served basis. Company signage displayed in the breaks area, location of the signage is subject to approval of the conference organizers.

Option 4: Banquet - 500,000 JPY

This is an opportunity to promote your company while networking with delegates at the banquet. The banquet is planned to be held on Wednesday, December 14. Its location and the details are TBD. Up to four (4) companies can avail of this opportunity and it is offered on a first come, first served basis. Company signage displayed at the banquet, location of the signage is subject to approval of the conference organizers.

Option 5: Lunch box - 500,000 JPY

This is an opportunity to promote your company to the delegates by providing the lunch box throughout the conference. Only one (1) company can avail of this opportunity and it is offered on a first come, first served basis. Company signage displayed at the banquet, location of the signage is subject to approval of the conference organizers.


Exhibition Only

The exhibition will take place in the main conference venue. Exhibition spaces will be set up close to the main session rooms where the coffee breaks are served. Ideal for meeting delegates, promoting your business, demos and exhibitions, publishing houses, journals etc.

Space Only: 200,000 JPY
  • Exhibition space
  • Two (2) exhibition passes will be provided. It includes breaks and invitation to welcome reception (no conference attendance).

Contact Information

If you kindly wish to sponsor COLING 2016, please send email to the following email address (general inquiry). The information should include:

  • Your company name
  • Contact information (email, person)
  • Sponsor level
General Inquiry   s...@coling2016.anlp.jp
  Chair / Japan & Americas   Prof. Satoshi Sekine   s...@cs.nyu.edu
  Co-chair / Americas   Dr. Patrick Pantel   p...@microsoft.com
  Co-chair / Asia & Pacific   Prof. Su Jian   s...@i2r.a-star.edu.sg
  Co-chair / China   Prof. Chengqing Zong   c...@nlpr.ia.ac.cn
  Co-chair / Europe   Dr. Ralf Steinberger   r...@jrc.ec.europa.eu

PDF version of this document


Sponsors at COLING2014

  • Baidu
  • Ebay
  • Microsoft Research
  • Symantec
  • Google
  • BAOBAB
  • IBM Watson

Sponsors at COLING2012

  • TATA Consultancy Services
  • Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages
  • Microsoft Research
  • Beijing Baidu Netcon Science Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Yahoo!
  • Easy Transcription & Software Pvt. Ltd.
  • IBM India Private Limited
  • Crimson Interactive

Committees


Nicoletta Calzolari

General Chair / GC

Yuji Matsumoto

Program Chair / PC

Rashmi Prasad

Program Chair / PC

Eiichiro Sumita

Local Chair / LC

Takenobu Tokunaga

Local Chair / LC

Sadao Kurohashi

Local Chair / LC

Key-Sun Choi

Workshop Chair / WS

Monica Monachini

Workshop Chair / WS

Yusuke Miyao

Workshop Chair / WS

Hideo Watanabe

Demo / DM

Marcello Federico

Tutorial / TU

Akiko Aizawa

Tutorial / TU

Hitoshi Isahara

Publication / PB

Masao Utiyama

Publication / PB

Satoshi Sekine

Sponsor / SP

Su Jian

Sponsor / SP

Patrick Pantel

Sponsor / SP

Chengqing Zong

Sponsor / SP

Ralf Steinberger

Sponsor / SP

Srinivas Bangalore

Publicity / PR

Dekai Wu

Publicity / PR

Antonio Branco

Publicity / PR

John Judge

Advisor to the Local Committee

Akifumi Yoshimoto

Web Master

Yugo Murawaki

Student Volunteer Coordinator

Akihiro Tamura

Program Booklet Coordinator