TAC 2019 Tracks
Call for Participation
TAC 2019 Workshop
TAC 2019 papers, posters/demos, and presentations
Each team that submits runs for evaluation is required to write a paper for the TAC 2019 proceedings that reports how the runs were produced (to the extent that intellectual property concerns allow) and any additional experiments or analysis conducted using TAC 2019 data. A draft version of the proceedings papers is distributed to TAC 2019 workshop attendees. The final proceedings are published on the TAC web site only after the workshop. The workshop version of papers gives workshop attendees something concrete to discuss during the meeting itself, but participants have the opportunity to revise their papers based on findings from workshop discussion before publication in the final proceedings.
All teams are strongly encouraged to present their system(s) and results as a poster/demo at the TAC 2019 workshop. Teams may also give oral presentations at the workshop; oral presentations are selected based on presentation proposals rather than on entire papers.
Unless specifically invited by the TAC Advisory Committee, a team may contribute a paper to the proceedings and give a presentation at the TAC 2019 workshop only if it has also submitted at least one run for evaluation.
PapersBy October 15, 2019 each team should submit a short description of their 2019 system(s), which will be used for the track coordinators' overview paper. (However, please see the individual track home pages for exceptions to this deadline.) Please email the short system description for each track directly to the track coordinator. The description should be no more than 1 page and should contain: a short system overview, description of training data used, description of the machine learning model (if any), and any results on development data.
Each team is required to write a full paper that will be distributed at the workshop and published in the final proceedings. The paper should consist of a description of the team's TAC 2019 system(s) and any additional experiments or analysis of TAC 2019 tasks, evaluations, and results. Papers do not undergo a standard peer review, although NIST reserves the right to exclude non-responsive papers. (Participants are encouraged to expand on the work reported in their TAC proceedings papers and submit the results to peer-reviewed conferences, journals, and other venues.)
Each team should write a single paper for all tracks in which the team participated. Paper length is limited to 12 pages for the first track, plus 4 additional pages per additional track (e.g., a team that submits runs for three tracks would be allowed a total of 20 pages). NIST reserves the right to exclude papers that exceed the page limit.
Papers must print on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. These are the only paper formatting requirements:
The workshop version of the paper and signed copyright release form(s) should be submitted to NIST by November 1, 2019. (However, please see the individual track home pages for exceptions to this deadline.) The paper should be submitted using the online paper submission form:
The final (proceedings) version of the paper should be submitted to NIST in February 15, 2020, using the online proceedings paper submission form (TBA).
Each team is strongly encouraged to present a poster and/or demo at the TAC 2019 workshop. Posters should be no more than 4 feet wide and 5 feet tall. Pins are provided to attach the poster to a padded wall in a hallway (so it is better to not back the poster with anything like foamcore). For demos, NIST will provide tables, outlets, and wireless Internet access to the NIST Visitor's network, to which participants can connect their own laptop.
Requests to give a poster and/or demo may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include the team name in all correspondences).
Teams wishing to give an oral presentation at the workshop must submit a presentation proposal. Each team may submit one proposal for each track in which it participated:
A presentation proposal should consist of a short abstract about the team's experiments in that track. The abstract should provide a description of the system, but should also emphasize what experiments were done and why they are interesting or unusual. Each abstract should be no more than 1000 words. Abstracts should be emailed as separate attachments to email@example.com. Please rank the proposals by the team's desire to present each proposed talk and include the following at the beginning of each proposal:
Presentation proposals will be selected at NIST based on the intrinsic value of each proposal, the needs of the program, and the desirability ranking provided by the team.
The deadline for submitting oral presentation proposals is October 15 (but please see individual track home pages for exceptions to this deadline). Teams are notified by October 20 whether a proposal has been accepted for presentation.
Any organization whose paper will appear in the TAC proceedings must sign a copyright release form. Teams that are giving an oral presentation must also fill in the speaker section of the form. The senior author at each organization can sign for other authors, but if a team consists of multiple organizations, a signed copyright release form is required from each organization.
To submit copyright forms: Print out the copyright form, fill it in, sign it, and send the signed form to NIST as a fax or emailed pdf attachment. In your email message or fax cover letter, please provide your TAC 2019 team name, email address, and subject "TAC 2019 copyright release for YourTeamName". Signed forms should be sent to:
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