Second Call for Tutorials

Proposal Submission Deadline: 22nd April 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 6th May 2016
Proposal Submission EXTENDED: 5th May 2016
Notification of Acceptance EXTENDED: 16th May 2016

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

The International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) is pleased to invite proposals for tutorials to be held in conjunction with the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. COLING 2016 will take place at the Osaka International Convention Center (OICC) from 11th to 16th December 2016.

COLING covers a broad spectrum of technical areas related to natural language and computation. The conference will include full papers (presented as oral presentations or posters), demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops. In particular, there will be pre-conference tutorial sessions on 11th and 12th December 2016. Researchers and practitioners from all areas of the NLP/CL community are invited to submit Tutorial proposals for review.

Proposals for half-day or (exceptionally) full-day tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics and its applications are sought. Especially encouraged are also cross-disciplinary tutorials that educate the community about recent technical advancements that are of interest to computational linguistics, or introduce relevant algorithms and theories that may be known to specialists in these areas but are still unfamiliar to part of the natural language processing community.

The COLING 2016 organizers will set the fees, provide rooms, equipment, technical support, and coffee breaks for all the tutorials, and pay a single sum for each tutorial to be split among the instructors. Finally, each tutorial comes with one free conference registration.


Proposals for tutorials should contain:

  1. 1. A title and brief (1-page) description of the tutorial topic and content.
  2. 2. Desired duration: half day or full day. In the latter case, motivations should be provided, too.
  3. 3. The names, affiliations, and email addresses of the organizers, with one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., Internet access).


Please submit proposals in plain text in the body of an email to the tutorial organizers (tutorial@ no later than April 22nd May 5th, 2016, 23:59:59 UTC/GMT.

Notification of acceptance of tutorial proposals will occur no later than May 06th May 16th, 2016. Organizers of accepted tutorials must then provide an abstract of their tutorial for inclusion in the conferences website by 3rd October 2016, and the tutorial electronic material by 11th November 2016.



Marcello Federico, FBK Italy
Akiko Aizawa, NII Japan