The International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing and the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics invites proposals for tutorials to be held at IJCNLP-AACL 2023 in Bali (Indonesia) on November 1-4, 2023. We seek proposals in all areas of computational linguistics, broadly conceived to include related disciplines.

We invite proposals for two types of tutorials:

  • Cutting-edge: tutorials that cover advances in newly emerging areas not previously covered in any IJCNLP-AACL/ACL/EMNLP/NAACL-HLT/COLING related tutorial.
  • Introductory: tutorials that provide introductions to related fields that are potentially relevant for the computational linguistics community (e.g., linguistics, bioinformatics, machine learning techniques).

In both cases, the aim of a tutorial is primarily to help understand a scientific problem, its tractability, and its theoretical and practical implications. Presentations of particular technological solutions or systems are welcome, provided that they serve as illustrations of broader scientific considerations.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for tutorial proposals:June 10, 2023
Notification of acceptance:July 1, 2023
Tutorial abstract:   August 1, 2023
Tutorial slides + bibliography + any other materials:October 1, 2023
All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC-12 (“anywhere on Earth”).

Fee waiving

Up to 3 instructors per tutorial can have their registration fees waived for the main conference and any subset of co-located tutorials and workshops.

Diversity and inclusion

To foster a really inclusive culture in our field, we particularly encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups in computational linguistics, i.e., researchers from any demographic or geographic minority, researchers with disabilities, among others. The overall diversity of the tutorial organizers and potential audience will be taken into account to ensure that the conference program is varied and balanced.

Tutorial proposals should describe and will also be evaluated according to how the tutorial contributes to topics promoting diversity (e.g., working on minority languages, developing NLP for the good), participation diversity (e.g., coordinating with social affinity groups, providing subsidies, making a promotional plan for the tutorial), and representation diversity among tutorial presenters.

Submission Details

Proposals should use the ARR paper submission format. Authors can download the LaTeX or Word template or use the Overleaf template. Proposals should not exceed 4 pages of content (plus unlimited pages for references), should be submitted as PDF documents, and should contain the following:

  • A title and authors, affiliations, and contact information.
  • A brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the computational linguistics community.
  • Type of the tutorial: introductory vs. cutting-edge.
  • Briefly describe the target audience and any expected prerequisite background the audience should be aware of. Specification of any prerequisites for the attendees. Here are some examples: 1) Math: e.g., “Understand derivatives and integrals as found in introductory calculus”; 2) Linguistics: e.g., “Be able to parse and generate text with dependency grammars”; 3) Machine Learning: e.g., “Understand ‘classical’ supervised methods such as SVM and perceptron”; 4) Other areas: e.g., “Familiarity with word2vec; 5) Programming or other tools: e.g., “Knowledge of Pytorch and Unix command line tools”
  • An outline of the tutorial structure content and how it will be covered in a three-hour slot. In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are available. These time limits do not include coffee breaks, e.g., a three-hour tutorial in fact occupies a 3.5-hour slot, and a six-hour tutorial occupies a 7-hour slot.
  • Explain how the tutorial includes other people’s work. We recommend that the tutorial covers work by the presenters as well as by other researchers. The submission should explain how this breadth is ensured. Tutorials should not be “self-invited talks”.
  • Diversity considerations, e.g., use of multilingual data, indications of how the described methods scale up to various languages or domains, participation of both senior and junior instructors, demographic and geographical diversity of the instructors, plans for how to diversify audience participation, etc.
  • Reading list. Work that you expect the audience to read before the tutorial can be indicated by an asterisk. Recommended papers should provide breadth of authorship and include work by other authors, and work from other disciplines is welcome if relevant.
  • For each tutorial presenter, a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise for the tutorial topic, as well as experience in instructing an international audience.
  • An estimate of the audience size for the tutorial. If the same or a similar tutorial has been given before, include information on where any previous version of the tutorial was given and how many attendees the tutorial attracted.
  • A description of special requirements for technical equipment.
  • We intend to make tutorial presentation materials publicly available (e.g., tutorial slides, captioned video recording, as well as software, data, or other resources as applicable) in the ACL Anthology. If any of your tutorial materials cannot be shared, please explain.
  • An ethics statement that discusses ethical considerations related to the topics of the tutorial.
  • OPTIONAL: We invite tutorial instructors to include pedagogical material that the audience can bring into classrooms or similar spaces of discussion, to bring attention to the tutorial topic (e.g., a hands-on exercise, discussion questions, a demo, or an assignment). If you would like to provide this, then please explain.

Tutorial proposals should be submitted by sending an email to ijcnlpaacl23.tutorial.chairs@gmail.com with “Tutorial proposal” as subject.

Evaluation Criteria

Each tutorial proposal will be evaluated according to:

  • Clarity and preparedness
  • Novelty or timely character of the topic, interest for Asia-Pacific NLP community
  • Instructors’ experience
  • Likely audience interest
  • Open access of the tutorial instructional material
  • Diversity and inclusion

Tutorial Instructor Responsibilities

Accepted tutorial presenters will be notified by 1 July 2023. They must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by 1 August 2023. The description should be in two formats: (a) an ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference website, and (b) a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions will be provided). Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials by 1 October 2023. The final submitted tutorial materials must minimally include copies of the course slides and a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial. After the conference, the presenters will be invited to update their slides in the ACL Anthology (if needed).

Tutorial Chairs

  • Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Sadao Kurohashi, NII, Japan


Please send enquiries concerning IJCNLP-AACL 2023 tutorials to ijcnlpaacl23.tutorial.chairs@gmail.com