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Call for Papers

SRS is an LTI-wide event for students to show their recent and/or ongoing research and projects to the community. Submissions from students are selected to be presented as talks or posters/demos throughout the day-long event. During the event, talks and posters/demos are judged by a panel of students and faculty, and cash prizes are given to the winners ($500 prize for the main and demo tracks, 250$ prize for the preliminary work and theme tracks). This is a great chance to enjoy the camaraderie of students and faculty, and munch on good food together! In addition, if you have a speaking requirement for your degree program (e.g., MLT), participating in this event can fulfill that requirement!

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:  July 20, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: Aug 4th, 2023
Notice of Final Presentation Schedule: Aug 16th, 2023
Final Presentation Date:Thursday, August 24, 2023, GHC 4405 9:00am-5:00pm


Main Track
We invite you to submit work that is ongoing or near completion. Prior acceptance/presentation at other conferences is not necessary. This platform provides an excellent opportunity to present your matured ideas to a diverse audience, gain meaningful visibility, and possibly gather fresh perspectives for your research.

Submission format: We accept full paper submissions in either 8-page long paper format or 4-page short paper format.

Preliminary Work Track

We invite you to submit any novel or exploratory work that is still in its initial or formative stages. This track is particularly advantageous for garnering early feedback on your research concepts and project trajectories.

Submission format: We accept extended abstracts or short papers (1-2 pages long)

Demo Track
You can submit tools/software that you build to this track. This could either be a demonstration of your research project, or a toolkit that you created that is useful/interesting. Examples include a GitHub repository, a website, or software that you can create a demo from (e.g, ExplainaBoard, rebiber).

Submission format: Describe the functions and usage of your tool in up to 4 pages.

All paper submissions are recommended to follow official ACL style templates, which are available here ( For papers accepted or targeted at non-ACL conferences (e.g., ICML, NeurIps), feel free to keep the original styles.

Submission Guidelines

Any LTI Research conducted by current LTI students (in LTI or elsewhere) is appropriate for presentation in the Symposium.

Submissions should be sent via the EasyChair electronic submission system ( by  July 20th, 2023 (23:59 pm EST).

Presentation Format

Main: Oral Presentation
Each paper accepted in the main track will be given an oral presentation slot which will be​ ​25 minutes long, with 15 minutes for the oral presentation itself and 7-8 minutes for questions. An oral presentation in the LTI SRS fulfills the yearly speaking requirement for all PhDs and second-year MLT students.

Preliminary: Oral Teaser
Each paper accepted in the preliminary track will be given 2-3 minutes to present a teaser on their work. This can be a one-slide presentation to engage later discussions on your ideas with people interested! Note than an oral teaser presentation in the preliminary track however, does not fulfill the yearly speaking requirement for all PhDs and second-year MLT students.

All submitted papers (any track, accepted or not), are encouraged to have a poster. Our goal is to increase engagement within the LTI community and connect people with similar interests! Poster sessions are a great way to do this and we'd love to have all submissions to be showcased as a poster.

Posters can be any reasonable size, landscape or portrait, as for major conferences. More details are available on request from the organizers. If you have a particularly wide poster or want to include a demo, please consult with us so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

If you have a specific preference for an oral or poster presentation, please indicate so in the submission portal, and we will make an effort to arrange it.

Topics of Interest

Acceptable topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Computational Social Science and Cultural Analytics

  • Dialogue and Interactive Systems

  • Discourse and Pragmatics

  • Efficient Methods for NLP

  • Ethics and NLP

  • Generation

  • Information Extraction

  • Information Retrieval and Text Mining

  • Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP

  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 

  • Language Grounding to Vision, Robotics, and Beyond

  • Linguistic theories, Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics

  • Machine Learning for NLP

  • Machine Translation and Multilinguality

  • Multimodality

  • NLP Applications

  • Phonology, Morphology, and Word Segmentation

  • Question Answering

  • Resources and Evaluation

  • Semantics: Lexical

  • Semantics: Sentence-level Semantics, Textual Inference, and Other areas

  • Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining

  • Speech Processing, Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis

  • Summarization

  • Syntax: Tagging, Chunking, and Parsing

  • Special Track: Large Language Models and the Future of NLP

Theme Track: LLMs and the Future of NLP

Taking inspiration from EMNLP’s theme track this year and the timely nature of this topic, we encourage you to submit to our special track on LLMs and the future of NLP. More specifics on the kind of submissions expected in this track can be found here. The theme track best paper wins a $250 cash prize! 


Organizing Committee

Feel free to contact the SRS student committee members if you have any questions!