We are proud that COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, will be organized by the Association for Natural Language Processing (ANLP) at Osaka, Japan, from 11th to 16th December 2016.
The COLING conference is organized under the auspices of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL).
Our Sponsors

Final Call for Papers


****** SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 15, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time ******

The 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016)
December 11-16, 2016
Osaka, Japan.

The International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) is pleased to announce the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), in Osaka, Japan, at the Osaka International Convention Center (OICC) (located in Nakanoshima in the center of Osaka).

COLING 2016 will cover a broad spectrum of technical areas related to natural language and computation. The conference will include full papers (presented as oral or poster presentations), demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops. Oral and poster presentations of full papers will not be distinguished in the proceedings of the conference.

We invite the submission of full papers on original and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, grammar and lexicon;
  • Lexical semantics and ontologies;
  • Word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
  • Parsing, syntactic and semantic;
  • Semantic role labeling;
  • Discourse relations and Discourse Structure;
  • Dialogue and conversational agents;
  • Language generation;
  • Summarization;
  • Question answering;
  • Paraphrasing and textual entailment;
  • Multilingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
  • Information retrieval;
  • Information extraction;
  • Sentiment analysis, opinion mining;
  • Computational argumentation;
  • Social media;
  • Speech recognition, text-to-speech and spoken language understanding;
  • Multimodal systems and representations;
  • Applications;
  • Tools in aid of NLP tasks and applications;
  • Corpus development and language resources;
  • System evaluation methodology and metrics;
  • Machine learning for natural language;
  • Cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing;
  • Models of communication by language.

In all relevant areas, we encourage authors to include analysis of the influence of theories (intuitions, methodologies, insights), to technologies (computational algorithms, methods, tools, data), and/or contributions of technologies to theory development. In technologically oriented papers, we encourage in-depth analysis and discussion of errors made in the experiments described, if possible linking them to the presence or absence of linguistically-motivated features. Contributions that display and rigorously discuss future potential, even if not (yet) attested in standard evaluation, are welcome.


ABOUT COLING

The COLING conference has a history that dates back to the 1960s. The conference is held every two years and regularly attracts more than 700 delegates. The 1st conference was held in New York, 1965. Since then, the conference has developed into one of the premier Natural Language Processing conferences worldwide. The last five conferences were held in Sydney (COLING-ACL 2006), Manchester (COLING 2008), Beijing (COLING 2010), Mumbai (COLING 2012), and Dublin (COLING 2014).


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


IMPORTANT DATES

July 15, 2016: Paper submission deadline (11:59pm, Pacific Standard Time)
September 20, 2016: Author notification
October 10, 2016: Camera-ready PDF due
November 30, 2016: Official proceedings publication date
December 11-16, 2016: Main conference

Paper submissions for COLING 2016 will be handled by the START system.
Before submitting your paper please ensure you have read the Instructions for Authors and that your paper uses the prescribed style files. To submit your work, please use the submission page at the following address https://www.softconf.com/coling2016/main/ .

For COLING 2016, there will be one category of research papers only. All of the papers will be included in conference proceedings, this time in electronic form only.

The maximum submission length is 8 pages (A4), plus two extra pages for references. Authors of accepted papers will be given additional space in the camera-ready version to reflect space needed for changes stemming from reviewers comments.

Authors can indicate their preference for presentation mode (i.e. oral or poster presentation) in the submission form, and the reviewers will recommend an appropriate mode of presentation to the program committee which will then decide. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between research papers presented orally vs. as posters.

Papers shall be submitted in English, anonymised with regard to the authors and/or their institution (no author-identifying information on the title page nor anywhere in the paper), including referencing style as usual. Authors should also ensure that identifying meta-information is removed from files submitted for review.

Reviewing of papers will be blind, and each paper will be reviewed by three reviewers.

Papers must conform to official COLING 2016 style guidelines, which are available in coling2016.zip. coling2016.zip has LaTeX files, Microsoft Word template file, and sample PDF file. Submission and reviewing will be managed online by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is in Adobe's PDF. Submissions must be uploaded on the START system (https://www.softconf.com/coling2016/main/) by the submission deadline (July 15th, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time); submissions after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network congestion, we request authors to upload their submissions as early as possible.

PAPER REQUIREMENTS: Papers should describe original and completed work. Any ongoing research substantially described should be in a well-advanced state of work, providing robust support to the reported results and conclusions. Where appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be provided. Submissions will be judged on several factors, including originality, technical strength, technical soundness, significance, relevance to the conference, and clarity.

DUAL SUBMISSION POLICY: Papers being submitted to other conferences or workshops can be submitted in parallel to COLING, on condition that submissions at other conferences will be withdrawn if the paper is accepted for COLING. Authors must clearly indicate, on the title page during submission, the names of the other conferences or workshops to which the paper is being submitted and declare that they will withdraw these other submissions if the paper is accepted for COLING 2016.

PRE-PRINT SERVERS: Versions of submitted papers with more than 25% overlap in content may appear on community preprint servers such as arXiv.org and are not considered archival for purposes of submission to COLING 2016. However, authors must clearly indicate, on the title page during submission, the name of the preprint server and the title of the non-archival version. In addition, authors must ensure that the submitted version does not contain any references to the non-archival version of the paper. Reviewers will be informed of the non-archival version as follows: "The author(s) have notified us of a non-archival previous version of this paper with significantly (more than 25%) overlapping text. We have allowed submission of such papers on the condition that the COLING submission does not contain any references to the non-archival version." Reviewers are free to do what they like with this information.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

Yuji Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Rashmi Prasad, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

AREA CHAIRS

1) Linguistic Issues in NLP

Tracy Holloway King, A9 Amazon, USA
Annie Zaenen, Stanford University, USA

2) Machine Learning for NLP

Trevor Cohn, University of Melbourne, Australia
Sujith Ravi, Google Inc., USA

3) Computational Psycholinguistics

Vera Demberg, Saarland University, Germany
Shravan Vasishth, University of Potsdam, Germany

4) Morphology, Segmentation, Tagging, Chunking

Daichi Mochihashi, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan
Hinrich Schutze, University of Munich, Germany

5) Syntactic and Semantic Parsing, Grammar Induction

Daisuke Kawahara, Kyoto University, Japan
Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden

6) Lexical Semantics, Ontologies

Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa, Canada
Roberto Navigli, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

7) Semantic Processing, Distributional Semantics, Compositionality

Chris Biemann, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Roser Morante, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stephen Wu, Oregon Health and Science University, USA

8) Discourse Relations, Coreference, Pragmatics

Vincent Ng, University of Texas - Dallas, USA
Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK

9) Natural Language Generation, Summarization

Donia Scott, University of Sussex, UK
Hiroya Takamura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Michael White, Ohio State University, USA

10) Paraphrasing, Textual Entailment

Roy Bar-Haim, IBM Research, Israel
Kentaro Inui, Tohoku University, Japan

11) Sentiment Analysis, Computational Argumentation

Iryna Gurevych, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Swapna Somasundaran, ETS, USA

12) Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Question Answering

Mausam, Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi, India
Marie-Francine Moens, KU Leuven, Belgium

13) Applications

Tim Baldwin, University of Melbourne, Australia
Maria Liakata, University of Warwick, UK

14) Dialog Processing and Dialog Systems, Multimodal Interfaces

Nina Dethlefs, University of Hull, UK
Simon Keizer, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Giuseppe Riccardi, University of Trento, Italy

15) Speech Recognition, Text-To-Speech, Spoken Language Understanding

Florian Metze, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Chung-Hsien Wu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

16) Machine Translation

Graham Neubig, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Taro Watanabe, Google Inc., Japan
Min Zhang, Soochow University, China

17) Resources, Software and Tools

Christian Chiarcos, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Nancy Ide, Vassar College, USA
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA

18) Under-resourced Languages

Alexis Palmer, Heidelberg University, Germany
Richard Sproat, Google Inc., USA


CONTACT

e-mail

Call for System Demonstrations


Important dates

August 26, 2016: Paper submission deadline
September 30, 2016: Author notification
October 14, 2016: Camera-ready PDF due


The 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
December 11-16, 2016
Osaka, Japan.

The COLING 2016 Demonstration Program Committee invites proposals for system demonstrations. The demonstration program is part of the main conference program and aims at showcasing working systems that apply a wide range of conference topics. The session will provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing NLP systems, and to obtain feedback from expert users.

COLING 2016 will be held in Osaka, Japan from 11-16 December 2016.

The COLING conference has a history that dates back to the 1960s. It is held every two years and regularly attracts more than 700 delegates. The conference has developed into one of the premier Natural Language Processing (NLP) conferences worldwide and is a major international event for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of Computational Linguistics and NLP.


Topics of interest

COLING 2016 solicits demonstrations on original and unpublished research on the following topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, grammar and lexicon;
  • Lexical semantics and ontologies;
  • Word segmentation, tagging and chunking;
  • Parsing, syntactic and semantic;
  • Semantic role labeling;
  • Discourse relations and Discourse Structure;
  • Dialogue and conversational agents;
  • Language generation;
  • Summarization;
  • Question answering;
  • Paraphrasing and textual entailment;
  • Multilingual processing, machine translation and translation aids;
  • Information retrieval;
  • Information extraction;
  • Sentiment analysis, opinion mining;
  • Computational argumentation;
  • Social media;
  • Speech recognition, text-to-speech and spoken language understanding;
  • Multimodal systems and representations;
  • Applications;
  • Tools in aid of NLP tasks and applications;
  • Corpus development and language resources;
  • System evaluation methodology and metrics;
  • Machine learning for natural language;
  • Cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing;
  • Models of communication by language.

Submissions

The submissions should address the following questions:

  • What is the problem the proposed system addresses?
  • Why is the system important and what is its impact?
  • What is the novelty of the used approach/technology?
  • Who is the target audience?
  • How does the system work?
  • How does it compare with existing systems?
  • How is the system licensed?

The maximum submission length is 4 pages (including references). Papers shall be submitted in English and must conform to the official COLING 2016 style guidelines available on the conference website. The anonymisation of submissions is optional. If authors choose to remain anonymous, it is their responsibility to take every measure to conceal potentially identifying information.
http://coling2016.anlp.jp/#instructions

Submission and reviewing will be managed in the START system:
https://www.softconf.com/coling2016/demos/

The only acceptable format for submissions is PDF. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings in a dedicated volume for demonstration systems.


Demonstration chair

Hideo Watanabe, IBM Research – Tokyo


Programme Committee

Ai Ti Aw, Institute for Infocomm Research
Eiji Aramaki, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Riza Batista-Navarro, NaCTeM, University of Manchester
Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University, Karlsruhe
Hervé Blanchon, Université Grenoble Alpes – Laboratoire LIG
Christian Boitet, CLIPS-IMAG équipe GETA
Hailong Cao, Harbin Institute of Technology
Michael Carl, Cophenhagen Business School
Vittorio Castelli, IBM Research
Luong Chi Mai, Institute of Information Technology (IOIT)
Tsuneaki Kato, The University of Tokyo
Hideto Kazawa, Google Inc.
Mitesh M. Khapra, IBM Research - India
Genichiro Kikui, Okayama Prefectural University
Mathieu Lafourcade, The Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics
Séamus Lawless, ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Young-suk Lee, IBM Research
Qun Liu, Dublin City University
Teruko Mitamura, Carnegie Mellon University
Shinsuke Mori, Kyoto University
Kiyonori Ohtake, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Stefan Riezler, Heidelberg University
Hammam Riza, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT)
Manabu Sassano, Yahoo Japan Corporation
Koichi Takeda, IBM Research - Tokyo
Takaaki Tanaka, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
E Umamaheswari Vasanthakumar, Nanyang Technological University
Jason D. Williams, Microsoft Research
Youzheng Wu, Sony China Research Lab
Hai Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Paper Submissions


Paper submissions for COLING 2016 will be handled by the START system.
Before submitting your paper please ensure you have read the Instructions for Authors and that your paper uses the prescribed style files. To submit your work, please use the submission page at the following address https://www.softconf.com/coling2016/main/ .

Instructions for authors


****** SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 15, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time ******

IMPORTANT DATES

July 15, 2016: Paper submission deadline (11:59pm, Pacific Standard Time)
September 20, 2016: Author notification
October 10, 2016: Camera-ready PDF due
November 30, 2016: Official proceedings publication date
December 11-16, 2016: Main conference

For COLING 2016, there will be one category of research papers only. All of the papers will be included in conference proceedings, this time in electronic form only.

The maximum submission length is 8 pages (A4), plus two extra pages for references. Authors of accepted papers will be given additional space in the camera-ready version to reflect space needed for changes stemming from reviewers comments.

Authors can indicate their preference for presentation mode (i.e. oral or poster presentation) in the submission form, and the reviewers will recommend an appropriate mode of presentation to the program committee which will then decide. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between research papers presented orally vs. as posters.

Papers shall be submitted in English, anonymised with regard to the authors and/or their institution (no author-identifying information on the title page nor anywhere in the paper), including referencing style as usual. Authors should also ensure that identifying meta-information is removed from files submitted for review.

Reviewing of papers will be blind, and each paper will be reviewed by three reviewers.

Papers must conform to official COLING 2016 style guidelines, which are available in coling2016.zip. coling2016.zip has LaTeX files, Microsoft Word template file, and sample PDF file. Submission and reviewing will be managed online by the START system. The only accepted format for submitted papers is in Adobe's PDF. Submissions must be uploaded on the START system (https://www.softconf.com/coling2016/main/) by the submission deadline (July 15th, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time); submissions after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network congestion, we request authors to upload their submissions as early as possible.

PAPER REQUIREMENTS: Papers should describe original and completed work. Any ongoing research substantially described should be in a well-advanced state of work, providing robust support to the reported results and conclusions. Where appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be provided. Submissions will be judged on several factors, including originality, technical strength, technical soundness, significance, relevance to the conference, and clarity.

DUAL SUBMISSION POLICY: Papers being submitted to other conferences or workshops can be submitted in parallel to COLING, on condition that submissions at other conferences will be withdrawn if the paper is accepted for COLING. Authors must clearly indicate, on the title page during submission, the names of the other conferences or workshops to which the paper is being submitted and declare that they will withdraw these other submissions if the paper is accepted for COLING 2016.

PRE-PRINT SERVERS: Versions of submitted papers with more than 25% overlap in content may appear on community preprint servers such as arXiv.org and are not considered archival for purposes of submission to COLING 2016. However, authors must clearly indicate, on the title page during submission, the name of the preprint server and the title of the non-archival version. In addition, authors must ensure that the submitted version does not contain any references to the non-archival version of the paper. Reviewers will be informed of the non-archival version as follows: "The author(s) have notified us of a non-archival previous version of this paper with significantly (more than 25%) overlapping text. We have allowed submission of such papers on the condition that the COLING submission does not contain any references to the non-archival version." Reviewers are free to do what they like with this information.

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


List of accepted tutorials

  • Chinese Textual Sentiment Analysis: Datasets, Resources and Tools
  • Natural Language Processing for Intelligent Access to Scientific Information
  • Compositional Distributional Models of Meaning
  • Succinct Data Structures for NLP-at-Scale
  • The Role of Wikipedia in Text Analysis and Retrieval
  • Translationese: Between Human and Machine Translation
  • Translation Quality Estimation

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

Gold Sponsor


Shenyang YaTrans Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Baidu, Inc.
Japan Patent Information Organization (Japio)
TOIN Corporation

Silver Sponsor

Yahoo Japan Corporation
Google Inc.
Mirai Translate, Inc.
Asia-Pacific Assiciation for Machine Translation (AAMT)
LINE Corporation
NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
PFDeNA Inc.

Wifi Sponsor

Baobab, Inc.

Invitation to Sponsorship

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

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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

Rashmi Prasad

Program Chair / PC

Eiichiro Sumita

Takenobu Tokunaga

Sadao Kurohashi

Local Chair / LC

Key-Sun Choi

Monica Monachini

Yusuke Miyao

Workshop Chair / WS

Hideo Watanabe

Demo / DM

Marcello Federico

Akiko Aizawa

Tutorial / TU

Hitoshi Isahara

Masao Utiyama

Publication / PB

Satoshi Sekine

Su Jian

Patrick Pantel

Chengqing Zong

Ralf Steinberger

Sponsor / SP

Srinivas Bangalore

Dekai Wu

Antonio Branco

Publicity / PR

John Judge

Advisor to the Local Committee

Akifumi Yoshimoto

Web Master