Submissions of original and unpublished work should be written in English, and be formatted in PDF according to the format for TAL 2014. Papers should be submitted via the Online Submission System by February 15, 2014.

Paper format

  • Please use one of the templates (Latex, Microsoft Word, Open Office) available in the authors’ kit: PaperKit. The PaperPit also includes an example PDF.
  • Paper submissions must be 4 pages.*) (Papers by Keynote speakers may be longer.)
  • The paper will contain an Abstract of maximally 400 words. *)
  • Submissions must be original contributions that neither have been nor will be submitted to any other conference or journal before the end of the TAL 2014 review process.
  • At least one author of an accepted submission should register for the conference and present the paper.
  • The paper should include “Index Terms” after the abstract. This will help people find and cite your work. Please use general terms like tone, intonation, rhythm, speech recognition, L1 acquisition, Mandarin.
  • Authors may submit supporting files, to be included in the proceedings if their paper is accepted.

*) We apologize for having old templates in the Author Kit until 30 January 2014, in which the size of submission was specified as 6 pages (instead of 4 pages) and the abstract as no more than 1000 characters (instead of no more than 400 words). We will accept submissions that are between 4 and 6 pages in length. Please note that the final text of accepted submissions, due 16 June 2014,  would follow the 4-page template.  

Creation and proofreading of final PDF

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that submitted papers use the correct styles, fonts, etc., as the Organizing Committee does not have the resources to correct papers.

To convert your paper to PDF format, you can use commercially available tools (e.g. Adobe Acrobat), or freeware products (e.g. CutePDF, PDFCreator). Please ensure that no watermarks are introduced during the conversion process to PDF (some freeware tools do that). Please ensure that there is no password protection on the PDF file; that all fonts are embedded; and that the file is searchable (hit CTRL-F and try to find a common word such as ‘the’).

In order that the PDF files are suitable for publication, authors who use Adobe software to create their PDFs should use these Job options files. Authors using non-Adobe software to create the PDFs must work out their own settings (in particular to ensure all fonts are embedded) to obtain suitable PDFs.

Authors must proofread their PDF file prior to submission. If the Proceedings editors request a replacement with editorial corrections, these must be provided by the specified date in order to be included in the Porceedings.

Online submission

  • All papers should be submitted by February 15, 2014 via Online Submission.
  • You can freely upload any number of revised versions before 16 February 2014. Revised versions of accepted papers can be uploaded any time before 16 June 2014.