The fifth Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning is a one day event bringing together students, postdocs, faculty and researchers from universities in the Mid-Atlantic area doing research on speech, language or machine learning. The colloquium is an opportunity for students and postdocs to present preliminary or completed work and to network with other researchers working in related fields. 

This year the event will be held at the University Pennsylvania (UPenn) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and held on Friday, April 1st, 2016. The colloquium will run from around 9:30am to 5:00pm. There will be no registration charge and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Students and postdocs should submit one page abstracts describing ongoing, planned, or completed research on computational methods applied to any aspect of human language.  Appropriate abstracts will be selected for presentation during a one of several poster sessions of for a short oral presentation.

The goal of the event is to network, share the research you are doing, and learn about what others are working on. We do not require that your work be unpublished in order to be presented. We strongly encourage you to submit anything from work-in-progress to work that has been previously published and presented at a conference. Everything is welcome! 

The exact program is still being determined, but usually include one or more invited talks, a panel session, poster sessions, and breakout/discussion sessions.

Important Dates
  • Submission deadline (abstracts): February 19 extended! February 26
  • Decisions announced: March 4
  • Registration opens: March 4
  • Program schedule released: March 11
  • Registration closes: March 25
  • Colloquium: April 1