Call for Papers

The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017) invites the submission of long and short papers reporting substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of automated language processing. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to the following areas:
  • Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
  • Dialog and interactive systems
  • Discourse and pragmatics
  • Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieval
  • Generation
  • Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
  • Machine learning in NLP
  • Machine translation and Multilinguality
  • Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
  • Resources and evaluation
  • Semantics
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
  • Social media
  • Speech
  • Summarization
  • Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline for Long and Short Papers: July 7, 2017
  • Author Response Period: August 7-9, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 1, 2017
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: September 30, 2017
       ** All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm UTC-7

  • Workshops, tutorials and shared tasks: November 27, 2017 and December 1, 2017
  • Main conference: November 28 - 30, 2017

Submission Information

Paper submission for IJCNLP will be handled by the Softconf START system. The submission deadline is July 7, 2017.

Long Papers

IJCNLP 2017 long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus two pages for references; final versions of long papers will be given one additional page (up to nine pages with unlimited pages for references) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Short Papers

IJCNLP 2017 also solicits short papers. Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. A short paper is not a shortened long paper and should have a point that can be made in a few pages. For example:

  • A small, focused contribution
  • Work in progress
  • A negative result
  • An opinion piece
  • An interesting application nugget

Each short paper submission consists of up to four (4) pages of content, plus 2 pages for references; final versions of short papers will be given one additional page (up to five pages in the proceedings and unlimited pages for references) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Paper Submission and Format

Paper submission for IJCNLP  is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system at:

Submissions must be in PDF, and must conform to the official style guidelines in two-column format for IJCNLP 2017. We ask you to use the provided LaTeX style files or Word template. Authors are strongly discouraged from modifying the style files. Submissions that do not conform to the required styles, including paper size, margin width, and font size restrictions, will be rejected without review.

As the reviewing will be blind, papers should 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 (1991) previously showed ...”. Acknowledgments of funding or assistance should be omitted. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Separate author identification information is required as part of the online submission process.

IJCNLP 2017 encourages the submission of supplementary material such as software and data mentioned in the paper. The supplementary material should be supplementary (rather than central) to the paper. It may include explanations or details of proofs or derivations that do not fit into the paper, lists of features or feature templates, sample inputs and outputs for a system, pseudo-code or source code, and data. It may also include reports on preprocessing decisions, model parameters, and other details necessary for the exact replication of the experiments described in the paper. The paper should be self-contained and not rely on the supplementary material. Reviewers are not asked to review or even download the supplemental material. If the pseudo-code or derivations or model specifications are an important part of the contribution, or if they are important for the reviewers to assess the technical correctness of the work, they should be a part of the main paper, not as appendices.

Multiple Submission Policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn from the other venues if accepted by IJCNLP 2017. 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 IJCNLP 2017 must ensure that submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other in content or results.

Preprint servers such as and workshops that do not have published proceedings are not considered archival for purposes of submission. To preserve the spirit of blind review, authors are encouraged to refrain from posting until the completion of the review process. Otherwise, authors must state in the online submission form the name of the workshop or preprint server and title of the non-archival version. The submitted version should be suitably anonymized and not contain references to the prior non-archival version. Reviewers will be told: "The author(s) have notified us that there exists a non-archival previous version of this paper with significantly overlapping text. We have approved submission under these circumstances, but to preserve the spirit of blind review, the current submission does not reference the non-archival version."

Presentation Requirement

All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for IJCNLP 2017. Accepted papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the discretion of the program chairs based on the nature rather than the quality of the work). There will be no distinction in the proceedings between papers presented orally or as posters.

Program Co-Chairs

Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta,
Taro Watanabe, Google,

 Important Dates


Author registration ends:
October 10, 2017

Early registration ends:
October 20, 2017

Late registration ends:
November 20, 2017

Program at a Glance

Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials:
November 27, 2017

Main Conferences:
November 28-30, 2017

Post-Conference Workshops and Shared Tasks:
December 1, 2017