NAACL HLT 2010: Call for Tutorials
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Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT) 2010 Conference. The conference is to be held from June 1 to 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The tutorials will be held on Tuesday, June 1.

We seek proposals for half-day (or exceptionally full-day) tutorials on all topics in computational linguistics, speech processing, information extraction and retrieval, and natural language processing, including their theoretical foundations, algorithms, intersections, and applications. Tutorials will normally move quickly, but they are expected to be accessible, understandable, and of interest to a broad community of researchers.

Information on the tutorial instructor payment policy can be found at:

PLEASE NOTE: Remuneration for Tutorial presenters is fixed according to the above policy and does not cover registration fees for the main conference.

Submission Details
Proposals for tutorials should contain:
  1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the NAACL-HLT community (not more than 2 pages).
  2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (including a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are available as well.
  3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
  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. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text, no later than January 15, 2010 to The subject line should be: "NAACL HLT 2010: TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".


  1. Proposals will not be accepted by regular mail or fax, only by email to:
  2. You will receive an email confirmation from us within 24 hours that your proposal has been received.
Tutorial Speaker Responsibilities
Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by February 1, 2010, and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by March 1, 2010. The description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site, and a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions will be given). Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by April 15, 2010.
Important Dates
  • Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: January 15, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2010
  • Tutorial descriptions due: March 1, 2010
  • Tutorial course material due: April 15, 2010
  • Tutorial date: June 1, 2010
Tutorials Co-Chairs
Jason Baldridge, The University of Texas at Austin
Peter Clark, The Boeing Company
Gokhan Tur, SRI International