Call for papers


INLG invites substantial, original, and unpublished submissions on all topics related to natural language generation. Active topics of interest include:

  • Affect/emotion generation
  • Architecture of generators
  • Content planning
  • Discourse models
  • Embodied generation
  • Evaluation of NLG systems
  • Generation and summarization
  • Lexicalization
  • Multilingual NLG
  • Multimedia or multimodal generation
  • NLG for real-world applications
  • NLG in linguistically motivated frameworks
  • Planning and NLG
  • Question Generation
  • Referring expression generation
  • Statistical processing for NLG
  • Surface realization
  • Use of ontologies in NLG

INLG 2012 will also include one session devoted to GenChal '12, please see below

Submission Information


A paper accepted for presentation at INLG 2012 must not have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Submission to other conferences should be clearly indicated on the paper.

Category of Papers

The conference will be organized as a 2 day workshop, including sessions to present long papers, a special session for discussing the Generation Challenges, a poster session for short papers and Challenge results, and a demo session

Authors must designate one of these categories at submission time:

  • Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research results and must not exceed eight (8) pages, excluding references;
  • Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, excluding references (these will be presented as posters during the poster session).
  • Demonstration description papers (up to 3 pages) allow participants to share late breaking (or established) implemented systems. (Note, the page limit includes everything, title, examples, references, etc.). The deadline for demo papers is 3.5 weeks later than the deadline for long and short papers.


Paper Submission

Submissions should be uploaded to The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF. Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings. The use of the ACL style files is strongly recommended. Style files for both Latex and Microsoft Word are available below.

All Style Files LaTeX Files Microsoft Word inlg2012.pdf inlg2012.pdf
inlg2012.sty inlg2012.doc

Reviewing will be blind, so you should avoid identifying the authors within the paper.

Note that in extreme cases, an author unable to comply with the above submission procedure should contact the program chair's sufficiently in advance of the submission deadline so alternative arrangements can be made.

Generation Challenges 2012

GenChal’12 will once again provide a common forum for a range of shared-task activities that involve the automatic generation of language.

The following shared tasks are currently expected to run in 2012:

  • Surface Realisation (Belz, Bohnet, Wanner, White, Hogan, Stent): Generation of sentences from syntactic and semantic input representations.
  • Question Generation (Rus, Graesser, Piwek, Stoyanchev et al.): See the QG website.

A separate call will be posted for task proposals to be presented for discussion at the GenChal'12 session at INLG'12 (with a view to running them in 2013).

Full details can be found on the Generation Challenges 2012 Web site.