Submissions will be accepted as short papers (4-6 pages) and as long papers (8-10 pages), plus additional pages for references, following the COLING guidelines. Supplementary material can be added. Blind submission is required.
This year, we introduce the requirement that papers include a statement which explicitly defines
(a) what system behaviours are considered as bias in the work, and
(b) why those behaviours are harmful, in what ways, and to whom (cf. Blodgett et al. (2020)). We encourage authors to engage with definitions of bias and other relevant concepts such as prejudice, harm, discrimination from outside NLP, especially from social sciences and normative ethics, in this statement and in their work in general.
Please, find help on how to write a bias statment in here.
Paper submission link: https://www.softconf.com/coling2020/GeBNLP/
Final submissions: Both long and short papers can be extended by 1 page in the camera-ready version.