6th International Natural Language Generation Conference

First Call for Papers:

Invited Speakers - TBA


INLG invites substantial, original, and unpublished submissions on all topics related to natural language generation. Active topics of interest include:
  • Affect/emotion generation
  • Architecture of generators
  • Content planning
  • Discourse models
  • Embodied generation
  • Evaluation of NLG systems
  • Generation and summarization
  • Lexicalization
  • Multilingual NLG
  • Multimedia or multimodal generation
  • NLG for real-world applications
  • NLG in linguistically motivated frameworks
  • Planning and NLG
  • Referring expression generation
  • Statistical processing for NLG
  • Surface realization
  • Use of ontologies in NLG

    • INLG will be held Trim Castle in Ireland (about 1 hour drive from Dublin) from the 7th to the 9th of July 2010 (immediately prior to ACL2010). In addition to the INLG conference, there will be a special session for the Generation Challenges 2010 (see below for further details).

      Submission Information

      Requirements: A paper accepted for presentation at INLG 2010 must not have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Submission to other conferences should be clearly indicated on the paper.

      Category of Papers: The conference will be organized as a 2.5 day workshop, including sessions to present long papers, a special session for discussing the Generation Challenges and a poster session for short papers and Challenge results.

      Authors must designate one of these categories at submission time:
      • Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research results and must not exceed eight (8) pages, excluding references;
      • Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, excluding references (these will be presented as posters during the poster session).

      Paper Submission: Submissions should be uploaded to the EasyChair Web site for the conference. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. Use of the ACL style files is strongly recommended.

      Reviewing will be blind, so you should avoid identifying the authors within the paper.

      Note that in extreme cases, an author unable to comply with the above submission procedure should contact the program chair's sufficiently in advance of the submission deadline so alternative arrangements can be made.

      Important Dates

      • Submission of papers and posters: Mar 21, 2010 (midnight GMT)
      • Notification of acceptance: May 2, 2010
      • Submission of camera-ready copy: May 23, 2010
      • INLG 2010 at Trim Castle, Ireland: July 7-9, 2010

      Generation Challenges

      The following tasks will run as part of GenChal'10:
      • 1. The GIVE-2 Challenge (Koller et al.): Generation of natural-language instructions to aid human task-solving in a virtual environment; GIVE-2 will have virtual worlds that permit continuous moves (rather than discrete steps as in GIVE-1). Call for Participation has been posted.
      • 2. Post-processing referring expressions in extractive summaries (Belz et al.): based on GREC-NEG and DUC data. Call for Participation in preparation. In addition, several more tasks are in preparation and will be presented for discussion at the GenChal'10 session at INLG'10 (with a view to running them as tasks in 2011)
      Full details on the challenges can be found on the Generation Challenges 2010 Web site. A separate call for participation will be issued by the challenge organizers, Anja Belz, Albert Gatt, Alexander Koller and Eric Kow (nlg-stec@itri.brighton.ac.uk).

      Programme Committee

      • John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
      • Anja Belz, University of Brighton, UK
      • Bernd Bohnet, University Stuttgart, Germany
      • Stephan Busemann, DFKI GmbH, Germany
      • Christian Chiarcos, Universitaet Potsdam, Germany
      • Norman Creaney, University of Ulster, UK
      • Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia
      • Kees van Deemter, University of Aberdeen, UK
      • David DeVault, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, US
      • Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois, US
      • Roger Evans, University of Brighton, UK
      • Claire Gardent, CNRS/LORIA, France
      • Albert Gatt, University of Malta, Malta
      • Josef van Genabith, Dublin City University, Ireland
      • Markus Guhe, University of Edinburgh, UK
      • Svetlana Hensman, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
      • Alexander Koller, Universitaet des Saarlandes, Germany
      • Alistair Knott, University of Otago, New Zealand
      • Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
      • Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Saarland University, Germany
      • Oliver Lemon, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
      • James Lester, North Carolina State University, US
      • Keith Vander Linden, Calvin College, US
      • David McDonald, BBN Technologies, US
      • Paul Mc Kevitt, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
      • Chris Mellish, University of Aberdeen, UK
      • Johanna Moore, University of Edinburgh, UK
      • Cecile Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
      • Paul Piwek, the Open University, UK
      • Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen, UK
      • Graeme Ritchie, University of Aberdeen, UK
      • Matthew Stone, Rutgers, US
      • Manfred Stede, Universitaet Potsdam, Germany
      • Amanda Stent, AT&T Labs, US
      • Kristina Striegnitz, Union College, US
      • Michael Strube, EML Research, Germany
      • Takenobu Tokunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
      • Mariet Theune, University of Twente, The Netherlands
      • Sebastian Varges, DISI Trento, Italy
      • Carl Vogel, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
      • Michael White, Ohio State University, US
      • Sandra Williams, the Open University, UK
      • Tiejun Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology
      • ...

      Organising Committee

      • Ielka van der Sluis, Trinity College Dublin
      • John Kelleher, Dublin Institute of Technology
      • Brian Mac Namee, Dublin Institute of Technology

      Please send any requests for information to: inlg2010@gmail.com