The 2nd Workshop on Evaluation and Comparison for NLP systems (Eval4NLP), co-located at the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP2021), invites the submission of long and short papers, with a theoretical or experimental nature, describing recent advances in system evaluation and comparison in NLP.
|Jul 25, 2021||The submission deadline has been extended to July 31, 2021.|
|Jul 20, 2021||The Multiple Submission Policy and Presenting Published Papers sections have been updated.|
|May 22, 2021||The submission system is now open! |
More details about preprints and supplementary materials are added to this call.
|May 14, 2021||We also welcome submissions from ACL Rolling Review.|
|Apr 22, 2021||The Call for Papers is out!|
All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC -12h (“Anywhere on Earth”).
The workshop welcomes two types of submission -- long and short papers. Long papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content, plus unlimited pages of references. Short papers may consist of up to 4 pages of content, plus unlimited pages of references. Please follow the EMNLP 2021 formatting requirements, using the official templates provided by the main conference. Final versions of both submission types will be given one additional page of content for addressing reviewers’ comments. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings.
The review process is double-blind. Therefore, no author information should be included in the papers. Self-references that reveal the author's identity must be avoided. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.
The submission site (softconf) is now available at https://www.softconf.com/emnlp2021/Eval4NLP/.
Authors are allowed to submit (optional) supplementary materials (e.g., appendices, software, and data) to improve the reproducibility of results and/or to provide additional information that does not fit in the paper. All of the supplementary materials must be zipped into one single file (.tgz or .zip) and submitted via softconf together with the paper. However, because supplementary materials are completely optional, reviewers may or may not review or even download them. So, the submitted paper should be fully self-contained.
Papers uploaded to preprint servers (e.g., ArXiv) can be submitted to the workshop. There is no deadline concerning when the papers were made publicly available. However, the version submitted to Eval4NLP must be anonymized, and we ask the authors not to update the preprints or advertise them on social media while they are under review at Eval4NLP.
This year, our workshop also welcomes submissions from ACL Rolling Review (ARR). Authors of any papers that are submitted to ARR before July 15, 2021 11:59pm (Anywhere on Earth) and have their reviews ready before August 24, 2021, may submit their papers and reviews to our workshop (by August 24, 2021). Details about the logistics will be announced soon
Eval4NLP allows authors to submit a paper that is under review in another venue (journal, conference, or workshop) or to be submitted elsewhere during the Eval4NLP review period. However, the authors need to withdraw the paper from all other venues if they get accepted and want to publish in Eval4NLP.
Note that the main EMNLP conference this year does not allow double submission to EMNLP workshops. So, papers submitted both to the main conference and EMNLP workshops (including us) will violate the multiple submission policy of the main conference. If authors would like to submit a paper under review by EMNLP to the Eval4NLP workshop, they need to withdraw their paper from EMNLP and submit it to our workshop before the workshop submission deadline --
July 24, 2021 July 31, 2021.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, we will reward three prizes (at least $100 per award) to the best three paper submissions, as nominated by our program committee. Both long and short submissions will be eligible for prizes.
If you want to present a paper which has been published recently elsewhere (such as other top-tier AI conferences) at our workshop, you may send the details of your paper (Paper title, authors, publication venue, abstract, and a link to download the paper) directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will select a few high-quality and relevant papers to present at Eval4NLP. This allows such papers to gain more visibility from the workshop audience and increases the variety of the workshop program.
The submission deadline for this track is August 24, 2021 and the notification of acceptance will be sent on September 3, 2021. The submitted papers will be judged separately from the main track (submitted via softconf). Note that the chosen papers are considered as non-archival here and will not be included in the workshop proceedings.