Call for Papers: Language Grounding for Robotics Workshop at ACL 2017
Vancouver, Canada
Dates: August 3, 2017

The 1st workshop on Language Grounding for Robotics at ACL 2017 seeks submissions on embodied, task-oriented language grounding. The topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:
  • Aligning and Translating Language to Situated Actions
  • Simulated and Real World Situations
  • Instructions for Navigation
  • Instructions for Articulation
  • Instructions for Manipulation
  • Skill Learning via Interactive Dialogue
  • Language Learning via Grounded Dialogue
  • Language Generation for Embodied Tasks
  • Grounded Knowledge Representations
  • Mapping Language to the World
  • Grounded Reinforcement Learning
  • Language-based Games for Grounding
  • Structured and Deep Learning Models for Embodied Language
  • New Datasets for Embodied Language
  • Better Evaluation Metrics for Embodied Language

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: 30 April 2017
Notification of acceptance: 24 May 2017
Deadline for camera-ready version: 30 May 2017
Early registration deadline (ACL'17): See ACL page
Workshop Date: 3 August 2017
Note: The first 3 deadlines are 11:59PM GMT -12 (anywhere in the world).

Submission Instructions:

We solicit two types of submissions: regular workshop papers and cross-submissions. The submission website is at:

Regular Workshop Papers: We invite anonymized submissions of 4-8 pages (with unlimited pages for references). Please use the ACL 2017 style files, available at
These regular submissions should report substantially original research. They will be reviewed in a double-blind manner (so should be anonymized appropriately) and the accepted papers will be presented as posters or oral. All accepted regular workshop papers will appear in the ACL anthology's workshop proceedings.

Cross-Submission Papers: To expand the breadth and diversity of this inter-disciplinary workshop, we also encourage submission of papers that have already been published elsewhere (e.g., at robotics conferences or workshops). These papers will be presented as posters, will not be included in the proceedings, and will not be eligible for best paper awards. Please indicate the original venue on the softconf submission website. For cross-submission paper, there are no anonymization or format restrictions, though we still encourage using the ACL 2017 style files.

Presentation Format:

For each accepted paper, we will decide oral or poster presentation, based on reviewer suggestions and the overall workshop schedule.

Best Paper Awards:

Selected paper(s) from the regular submission category will be recognized with best paper awards and cash prizes supported by our sponsor(s).