EMNLP 2011: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing — July 27–31, 2011 — Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.


Instructions for Submitting a Paper


Each submission consists of a paper of up to nine (9) pages of content and any number of additional pages containing references only, together with optional supplementary material as described below. The paper should follow the two-column format of ACL 2011 proceedings. Please use the official ACL 2011 style files for the paper. We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including letter size and font size restrictions. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF.

As reviewing will be double blind, the paper 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 previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...”. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Separate identification information is required, and will be part of the web submission process.

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. The paper should not rely on the supplementary material: while the paper may refer to and cite the supplementary material and the supplementary material will be available to reviewers, they will not be asked to review or even download the supplementary material. The supplementary material must be in the form of a single .zip or a .tgz archive file with a maximum size of 10MB; otherwise there are no constraints on its format.

Procedure and requirements

Submission and reviewing will be on-line, managed by the START system at the following address

Submissions, together with all supplementary material, must be uploaded onto the START system by the submission deadlines; papers submitted after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network congestion we request that authors upload their submissions as early as possible (especially if they contain large supplementary material files).

Submissions presented at EMNLP should contain new material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must disclose this information at submission time. Please list all other meetings where the paper has been submitted in the "other submissions" field on the submission site.

Important dates

All deadlines refer to 11:59pm Samoa time (UTC/GMT -11 hours)