Welcome


The goal of Southern California Natural Language Processing Symposium is to gather researchers from the southern California region with broad expertise in natural language processing. The symposium will provide a participatory environment where attendees from a variety of fields working on natural language processing can share and discuss their latest findings.

This year, the SoCal NLP Symposium will be hosted at the University of Southern California, and it will include invited talks from academia and industry, contributed work, poster presentations, and open discussion. We welcome all students, postdocs, and faculty members from universities in the region, including University of Southern California (USC), UC Los Angeles, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Caltech, UC San Diego, and other schools to join us.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 8, 2019 (Mon @ 11:59 PM PDT)
Notification of acceptance: Aug 14, 2019 (Wed)
SoCal NLP Symposium: Sep. 13th, 2019 (Fri)

Please stay tuned for more information!


Call For Papers


Short, two-page submissions in the ACL format, with unlimited references, by students and postdocs as first-authors that describe ongoing, planned, or completed research projects, including previously published results and negative results, are encouraged. Research in any field applying computational methods to any aspect of human language, from all areas of computer science, linguistics, engineering, neuroscience, information science, and related fields, is welcome. All accepted submissions will be presented as posters and some will also be invited for short oral presentations. The review process will be double-blind, so submissions should be anonymous.

Submission deadline: July 8, 2019 (Mon @ 11:59 PM PDT)
Submission link


Venue


Date: Friday, September 13th, 2019
Location: TBD at or near USC


Invited Speakers


Animashree Anandkumar

Bren Professor

California Institute of Technology

Marjan Ghazvininejad

Research Scientist

Facebook AI Research

Liang Huang

Assistant Professor / Principal Scientist

Oregon State University / Baidu Research

Kevin Knight

Chief Scientist for Natural Language Processing

Didi Chuxing

Ndapa Nakashole

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

University of California, San Diego

Sameer Singh

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

University of California, Irvine

Luke Zettlemoyer

Associate Professor

Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

University of Washington


Schedule


TBD


Organizers


Co-Chairs

Nanyun (Violet) Peng

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

USC

Jonathan May

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

USC


Student Co-Chairs

Rujun (RJ) Han

Ph.D. Student

Department of Computer Science

USC

Meryem M'hamdi

Ph.D. Student

Department of Computer Science

USC

Emily Sheng

Ph.D. Student

Department of Computer Science

USC



Past Symposiums



Contact


For questions or comments, please email us at socalnlp@googlegroups.com