You are invited to participate in the 1st Workshop on Scholarly Document Processing (SDP 2020) to be held in conjunction with the 2020 Conference in Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2020) on November 19. The workshop will be held VIRTUALLY with EMNLP 2020.
The workshop will consist of a research track and a shared task track.
The shared task track includes the 6th edition of the CL-SciSumm shared task and two new summarization tasks – CL-LaySumm and LongSumm – geared towards easier access to scientific methods and results.
In addition to the long-standing challenge faced by scholars of keeping up with the growing literature in their own and related fields, they must now compete with malign pseudo-science and disinformation in informing public policy and behavior. This has stimulated workshops and research focused on enhancing search, retrieval, summarization, and analysis of scholarly documents. However, the general research community on scholarly document processing remains fragmented, and efforts towards natural language understanding of scholarly text that is central to vastly improve all the said downstream applications are not widespread.
To address these gaps, we propose the first Workshop on Scholarly Document Processing. We seek to reach to the broader NLP and AI/ML community to pool the distributed efforts to improve scholarly document understanding and enable intelligent access to the published research. The goal of SDP is two-fold: to increase collaboration between communities interested in leveraging knowledge stored in scientific literature and data and to establish SDP as the single-focused primary venue for the field.
We seek to appeal to the mainstream NLP and ML community working on SDP tasks – which are NLP tasks – to publish at SDP as we seek to establish SDP as the integrated premier venue. We have established a steering committee to help us turn SDP into a conference in the forthcoming years.
We invite submissions from all communities interested in natural language processing, information retrieval, and data mining problems in scientific documents; and in processing scientific documents for easier access to various audiences. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
The shared task track includes the following tasks:
For detailed information about the tasks, data, evaluation, and organizers, please see the shared tasks page.
Authors are invited to submit short and full papers with unpublished, original work. Submissions will be subject to a double blind peer review process. Accepted papers will be presented by the authors at the workshop either as a talk or a poster. All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
The submissions should be in PDF format and anonymized for review. All submissions must be written in English and follow the EMNLP 2020 formatting requirements, which will be provided on the conference website soon.
Long paper submissions: up to 8 pages of content, plus unlimited references.
Short paper submissions: up to 4 pages of content, plus unlimited references.
Final versions of accepted papers will be allowed 1 additional page of content so that reviewer comments can be taken into account.
Shared Task registration: Participants of all shared tasks need to register here by April 30th, 2020 (remains open till evaluation window starts). For more information please see the shared tasks page.
For shared task dates please see the shared tasks page.
|Submission Deadline||Aug 15, 2020|
|Retraction of workshop papers accepted to EMNLP main conference||Sep 15, 2020|
|Notification of acceptance||Sep 29, 2020|
|Camera-ready submissions due||Oct 10, 2020|
|Workshop||Nov 19, 2020|
The dates are at this stage indicative only and can change.
In the past, the accepted authors were invited to submit an extended version of their work to a special issue of a selected journal. The organizers are currently in the process of identifying appropriate journals to host a similar special issue this year. Relevant updates including topics and requirements for this special issue will be shared on the workshop website in due time.
With kind regards,
SDP 2020 organizing committee
Submission deadline – Aug 15, 2020
Retraction of papers accepted to EMNLP main conf. – Sep 15, 2020
Notification of acceptance – Sep 29, 2020
Camera-ready – Oct 10, 2020
Workshop – Nov 19, 2020
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the workshop.