The maximum submission length is 8 pages (A4), plus two extra pages for references.

Papers will be accepted in PDF format only, via the workshop's START submission site.

Authors can indicate their preference for presentation mode (i.e. oral or poster presentation) in the submission form, and the reviewers will recommend an appropriate mode of presentation to the program committee which will then decide. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between research papers presented orally vs. as posters.

Papers must be submitted in English, anonymised with regard to the authors and/or their institution (no author-identifying information on the title page nor anywhere in the paper), including referencing style as usual. Authors should also ensure that identifying meta-information is removed from files submitted for review.

Papers must conform to official COLING 2016 style guidelines, which are available in This contains LaTeX files, a Microsoft Word template file, and a sample PDF file.