Here is the list of deadlines for main Natural Language Processing (NLP) or Computational Linguistics (CL) conferences in 2014.
|Conference||Submission Date||Notification Date||Conference Date||Location|
|ICML 2014 (cycle 1 submission)||Oct 3, 2013||Dec 9, 2013||Jun 22-24, 2014||Beijing, China|
|LREC 2014||Oct 15, 2013||Jan 31, 2014||May 28-30, 2014||Reykjavik, Iceland|
|EACL 2014 (long paper)||Oct 18, 2013||Dec 20, 2013||Apr 28-30, 2014||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|EACL 2014 (short paper)||Jan 6, 2014||Feb 24, 2014||Apr 28-30, 2014||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|CICLing 2014||Jan 7, 2014 (Dec 31, 2013)||Jan 30, 2014||Apr 6–12, 2014||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|ACL 2014 (long paper)||Jan 10, 2014||Mar 5, 2014||Jun 23-25, 2014||Baltimore, MD, USA|
|SIGIR 2014 (long paper)||Jan 27, 2014||Apr 18, 2014||Jul 06-11, 2014||Gold Coast, Australia|
|ICML 2014 (cycle 2 submission)||Jan 31, 2014||Apr 9, 2014||Jun 22-24, 2014||Beijing, China|
|AAAI 2014||Feb 4, 2014 (Jan 31, 2014)||Apr 7, 2014||Jul 27-31, 2014||Quebec City, Canada|
|SIGIR 2014 (short paper)||Feb 17, 2014||Apr 18, 2014||Jul 06-11, 2014||Gold Coast, Australia|
|SIGDIAL 2014||Mar 9, 2014||Apr 18, 2014||Jun 18-20, 2014||Philadelphia, PA, USA|
|ACL 2014 (short paper)||Mar 12, 2014||Apr 17, 2014||Jun 23-25, 2014||Baltimore, MD, USA|
|CoNLL 2014||Mar 14, 2014||Apr 21, 2014||Jun 26-27, 2014||Baltimore, MD, USA|
|COLING 2014||Mar 21, 2014||May 23, 2014||Aug 23-30, 2014||Dublin, Ireland|
|EMNLP 2014||Jun 2, 2014||Jul 22, 2014||Oct 26-28, 2014||Doha, Qatar|
(source: taken from here… a very very helpful site)
When I read such list, my attention is usually directed to the… location ^^. Some of the venues for 2014 are quite exotic, i mean… Doha? Nepal?? *Himalayaaa!!* 0.o I’ve been to Doha several times, only inside the airport though :p
To be honest, the biggest source of my motivation in entering the PhD journey is this, the opportunities to travel the world >:D, uhm, besides the flexible working hour *if there is no immediate approaching deadline I’m free to go on vacation whenever I want… lalala…*. Furthermore, the chance of doing that without spending our own money is very big. As a student we get a travel budget to be spent on summer schools or conferences (even though it’s not so much in my case -.-), but if our paper get accepted (especially in the top conferences) there will always be budget from somewhere else, and also… sometimes the conference provides travel grants for authors of accepted papers (with selection).
I missed the deadline for Iceland, since I’ve been working on the paper for Sweden. However, I think I will go to Iceland anyway, for another machine learning summer school. I knooow, “summer school… in Iceland??”, right? 😀 but still I would like to go there.
By the way, there is an interesting conference venue… DASFAA 2014 in Sanur beach, Bali! 😀 The deadline for abstract is Oct 20 (8 days from today) and for full paper is Oct 27, and the conference will be held on Apr 21-24, 2014. But I don’t think I can make it, since I will leave for vacation… soon! ^^