Thesis/Research Proposals may contain previously published work and must include specific research directions. They may also be in the style of a position paper that surveys and critiques existing literature, but must suggest future research directions. Proposals may only have one author, who must be a student.
Research Papers must describe original completed work or work in progress and should clearly indicate directions for future research wherever appropriate. The first author of multi-author papers MUST be a student, though it is not required that additional co-authors be students. Research Papers must not have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Students who have already presented at a past ACL/EACL/NAACL Student Research Workshop may not be the first author on a Research Paper (though they may still be the first author of a Thesis/Research Proposal). They should instead submit their papers either to the main conference or to the Thesis/Research Proposal track. Students must indicate whether a paper has been submitted to another conference or workshop.
Submission is electronic, using the Softconf/STARTv2 submission software: https://www.softconf.com/acl2013/srw/ .
Both paper and proposal submissions to the Student Research Workshop should follow the standard two-column format of the ACL 2013 proceedings. Submissions should have no more than six (6) pages excluding references (LaTeX and Microsoft Word style files will be available on the main conference website http://acl2013.org/ . Submissions must conform to the official ACL 2013 style guidelines and they must be submitted as a PDF file.
The reviewing process will be double-blind; therefore, please ensure that the paper does not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Further guidelines are provided in the template style files.
Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at ACL SRW 2013 must notify the program chairs whether the paper will be presented. All accepted papers must be presented at the workshop in order for them to appear in the proceedings. We will not accept for publication or presentation papers that overlap significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere. Authors submitting more than one paper to ACL must ensure that submissions do not overlap significantly (> 50%) with each other in content or results.