WiNLP 2022 – Call for Submissions
December 7th or 8th, 2022 (date TBD)
Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Sixth Widening Natural Language Processing Workshop (WiNLP) will be held in conjunction with EMNLP 2022 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Since EMNLP is anticipating a hybrid format for their conference, we also anticipate our workshop will be hybrid, with both online and in-person attendees. The one-day workshop will occur during EMNLP’s workshop period either December 7th or 8th, 2022 (date TBD).
We invite authors from underrepresented groups in Natural Language Processing (NLP) to submit a two-page abstract to be considered for a poster presentation at our workshop.
Last date to join author workshopping
: August 24, 2022
Submission deadline: September 7, 2022
Acceptance notification: October 9, 2022
Travel grant applications due: October 21, 2022
Travel grant notification: October 25, 2022
The WiNLP workshop is open to all to foster an inclusive and welcoming ACL environment. It aims to promote diversity and highlight the work of underrepresented groups in NLP: anyone who self-identifies within an underrepresented group [based on gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, disability status, or otherwise] is invited to submit a two-page abstract for a poster presentation. In our 2022 iteration, we hope to be more intentional about centering discussions of access and disability, as well as contributing to diversity in scientific background, discipline, training, obtained degrees, seniority, and communities from underrepresented languages.
The full-day event includes invited talks, oral presentations, and poster sessions. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for junior members in the community to showcase their work and connect with senior mentors for feedback and career advice. It also offers recruitment opportunities with leading industrial labs. Most importantly, the workshop will provide an inclusive and accepting space, and work to lower structural barriers to joining and collaborating with the NLP community at large.
While everyone is encouraged to attend, the opportunity to present a talk or poster is intended for members of underrepresented groups at all career levels: students, post-docs, professors, and other researchers. Since many submissions are works in progress, we act as a non-archival repository for these works: while authors may elect to have their papers linked from our website, they will not be archived in the ACL Anthology. Authors may elect to not have their submission listed on the website if they wish to avoid de-anonymizing themselves for later submissions to other venues.
There will be a limited amount of travel grants and/or additional funding to cover expenses, similar to the previous editions. Funding is available for travel, lodging, registration, and visa costs for one author for each submission. The funded author may elect to attend virtually if they prefer. The selected author should be identified as part of the travel grant submission form. If we find ourselves with extra funds, we will attempt to support further funding for virtual attendance for additional authors, but we do not guarantee we can support any further in-person attendance. We recommend additional student authors keep an eye out for the EMNLP call for student volunteers or call for D&I subsidies as opportunities for further funding.