Call for Papers

We invite the submission of long, short or demo papers for topics related to the extraction of structured knowledge from scientific publications, included but not limited to:


Reviewing for the workshop will be double blind, except for the demo papers, which are single blind We follow the NAACL guidelines regarding paper content, formatting and submission (which we partly quote below):

Long Papers

Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included.

Long paper submissions may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references; final camera-ready versions of accepted long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Long papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented orally and which as poster presentations will be based on the nature rather than the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between long papers presented orally and those presented as posters.

Short Papers

Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Some kinds of short papers are:

Short paper submissions may consist of up to five (5) pages of content, plus unlimited references.

Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally and as posters.

Demo Papers

The demo paper should include the motivation and technical details of the system, including visual aids (e.g., screenshots, snapshots, or diagrams). See examples of recent accepted demo papers in NAACL 2018, ACL 2018, ACL 2017, EMNLP 2017, NAACL 2016, ACL 2015, NAACL 2015.

If possible, we recommend that you also include a link to a website that hosts or demonstrates your system in the paper draft. Because anonymity of the system is difficult or impossible, demo submissions should have authors included, and do not have to abide by anonymity constraints.

Demo paper length is similar to the short papers (max 5 pages)

Style and format guidelines

Submissions should follow the NAACL-HLT 2019 style guidelines. Long paper submissions must follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings without exceeding eight (8) pages of content. Short paper submissions must also follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings, and must not exceed four (5) pages. References do not count against these limits. We strongly recommend the use of the official NAACL-HLT 2019 style templates:

All submissions must be in PDF format.

Submissions that do not adhere to the above author guidelines or ACL policies will be rejected without review.

Language help

Message from NAACL organizers:

As part of the efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in at the NAACL 2019 conference, we are pleased to offer a service that may help authors improve their workshop submissions. Grammarly is a program that checks your English writing and suggests corrections. We are providing free premium access to authors for one month. You may benefit especially if you are not a native English speaker or if you have other difficulties with writing or proofreading. Presenting your research in clear standard English can increase your paper's chances of getting good reviews and, if accepted, a wide audience.

To use this service, please fill out this Grammarly code request form

You should receive an email with the premium access code and further instructions within one day.

We hope that this initiative will especially benefit non-native English speakers in the NLP community. We thank Grammarly for generously donating this service (at our request) and supporting diversity and inclusion in NLP!"

Paper Submission

Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management for both long and short papers.

Submission site:
Workshop papers due: Sunday March 10, 2019 (23:59:59 GMT-12 = as long as it is March 10th somewhere on Earth)
Notification of acceptance: Friday March 29, 2019
Camera-ready papers due (firm deadline): Friday April 5, 2019
Workshop dates: Thursday June 6th, 2019

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