Call for Papers

Last update: January 26, 2024

NLP Symposium

Important Dates

  • Paper Deadline: February 7, 2024 (extended from January 31, 2024)
  • Acceptance Notification: February 22, 2024
  • Registration Open: February 20, 2024
  • Registration Close: March 10, 2024
  • Symposium: April 5, 2024


SouthNLP'24 warmly welcomes contributions from a wide range of domains that harness computational methods to explore various aspects of human language. This inclusive invitation extends to researchers spanning diverse disciplines, including Computer Science, Linguistics, Information Science, and any other relevant fields, from both academic and industry organizations.

We invite authors to submit two-page extended abstracts in the ACL format. The templates, along with formatting information, can be found here:

Please refrain from altering these style files, and avoid using templates designed for other conferences. Submissions that do not adhere to the specified style requirements will be rejected without review. To ensure compliance with the standards and avoid desk rejections, we recommend using the ACL Pubcheck Tool to validate your submission prior to submission.

All papers must be submitted via the OpenReview system:

The review process is single-blind, meaning that reviewers remain anonymous, but authors are not. We do not accept summaries of previously published works for submission, excluding preprints such as those found on platforms like arXiv. Every accepted paper will have the opportunity to give either an oral or a poster presentation.

Please be aware that this symposium will not publish proceedings. Therefore, authors submitting extended abstracts are free to submit the corresponding work to other venues.

Categories and Topics

Submissions encompass the following categories:

  • Position papers
  • Scientific / technical papers
  • Tools and system demonstrations
  • Summaries of submitted (non-published) work

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Computational Models of Human Language Processing
  • Computational Phonology and Morphology
  • Computational Social Science and Cultural Analytics
  • Dialog and Discourse
  • Dialogue and Interactive Systems
  • Discourse and Pragmatics
  • Efficient Methods for NLP
  • Ethics and NLP
  • Fairness and Bias in Speech and Language
  • Generation
  • Information Extraction
  • Information Retrieval and Web Search
  • Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP
  • Question Answering and Reading Comprehension
  • Knowledge Base Population and Machine Reading
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language Disorders
  • Language Generation and Summarization
  • Language Grounding to Vision, Robotics and Beyond
  • Language Resources and Annotation
  • Lexical Semantics and Ontologies
  • Linguistic theories, Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics
  • Low-resource Language Processing
  • Machine Learning for NLP and Speech
  • Machine Translation
  • Multilingual/Cross-Lingual Processing
  • Multimodal and Interactive Language or Speech Learning
  • NLP Applications
  • NLP for the Web and Social Media
  • Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Word Segmentation and Prosody
  • Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
  • Question Answering
  • Resources and Evaluation
  • Semantics
  • Sentiment Analysis, Opinion Mining, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining
  • Speaker Variability
  • Speech Perception, Production and Acquisition
  • Speech Recognition and Synthesis
  • Syntax: Tagging, Chunking and Parsing
  • Text and Document Classification
  • Text Mining and Information Extraction


The list of authors for submissions must comprise individuals who have made significant contributions to the work presented. The author list, including the order, cannot be altered after submission.

Ethics Statement

All papers must comply with the ACL Code of Ethics. We strongly encourage all authors to include an explicit ethics statement regarding the broader impact of their work or any other ethical considerations. This statement should be positioned after the conclusion but before the references. The ethics statement will not be counted toward the 2-page limit for submissions.


Please review the ACL Policies for Citation. Note that references will not be included in the 2-page submission limit.

Supplementary Materials

You have the option to include unlimited pages of appendices at the end of your submission, following the references. Appendices should be used to provide additional support for the findings and points presented in the main content but should not be necessary to grasp the core contributions of your work.

For software (source codes) or data, as our submission process is single-blind, we encourage you to host them in public repositories, such as GitHub, and provide links for reference.