Call For Papers

Location:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Dates:  19.June-21.June 2014
Invited Speakers:
Marilyn Walker, UCSC
Chris Callison-Burch, UPenn

Updated Submissions deadline:  21.March 2014

The Special Interest Group on Natural Language Generation is pleased to announce that the 8th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2014) will be co-located this year with the 15th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2014) in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The conference will be held 19.June-21.June, immediately preceding ACL 2014.

We invite substantial, original, and unpublished submissions on all topics related to natural language generation, including novel methods for generation within dialogue for a joint Generation/Dialogue session.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Affect / emotion generation
  • Applications for people with disabilities
  • Cognitive modeling of language generation
  • Content and text planning
  • Data-to-text generation
  • Evaluation of NLG systems
  • Grounded language generation
  • Lexicalisation
  • Multimedia generation
  • Multimodality in generation
  • Storytelling and narrative generation
  • NLG and accessibility
  • NLG in dialogue
  • NLG for embodied agents and robots
  • NLG for real-world applications
  • NLG in linguistically motivated frameworks
  • Paraphrase generation
  • Personalization and personality of text
  • Psycholinguistics and NLG
  • Referring expression generation
  • Rule-based approaches to generation
  • Statistical approaches to generation
  • Comparisons between rule-based and statistical approaches to NLG
  • Surface realization
  • Text-to-text generation and summarisation

A paper accepted for presentation at INLG 2014 must not have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Submission to other conferences should be clearly indicated on the paper.

Paper Categories
INLG 2014 has three submission categories, long and short papers, and demos:

  • Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research results and must not exceed eight (8) pages of content, with up to two additional pages for references.  These may be presented orally or as posters.
  • Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, including references.  These may be presented orally or as posters. Camera-ready versions may have up to 1 additional page for references.
  • Demo papers should be no more than two (2) pages in length, including references, and should describe implemented systems which are of relevance to the NLG community. Demo papers will be included in the proceedings. Authors of demo papers should be willing to present a demo of their system during INLG 2014. Camera-ready versions may be 3 pages with up to 1 additional page for references.

Submission Instructions
Submissions should be uploaded to The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. Use of the ACL 2014 style files is strongly recommended. Reviewing will be blind, so you should avoid identifying the authors within the paper.

Important Dates
Long/Short Paper and Demo Submission:  Friday, 14.March 2014
Notification:  Sunday, 20.April 2014
Camera-ready:  Tuesday, 20.May 2014
Conference:  Thursday – Saturday, 19.June – 21.June 2014

Organizing Committee
General Chairs:  Margaret Mitchell, David McDonald, Kathleen McCoy
Local Chair:  Aoife Cahill
Sponsorship Chair:  Verena Rieser

Contact the workshop organizers with questions: