Call for papers

International Conference on Linguistic Resources and Tools for Processing Romanian Language

22-23 November 2018, Jassy, Romania

ConsILR – 2018



The 13th edition of the International Conference on Linguistic Resources and Tools for Processing Romanian Language, a conference of the Consortium for the Informatization of the Romanian Language (ConsILR)

Edition dedicated to the unification of Transylvania, Bessarabia, and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom – 100 years

We invite papers presenting original and unpublished research in all areas related to Linguistic Resources and Tools for Processing Natural Language. Submitted papers can include descriptions of complete, in progress or theoretical research work; case studies and review papers are also encouraged.


Keynote speakers

Corneliu BurileanuUniversity Politehnica, Bucharest, Romania –  Machine Learning for Spoken Language Technology and for Other Applications

Gheorghe ChivuUniversity of Bucharest and Romanian Academy – De la unitate la unificare. Consideratii asupra influentei Micii, respectiv Marii Uniri asupra formei romanei literare moderne.

Diana Inkpen – University of Ottawa (teleconference) – Metaphor Detection in Poetry

Rada Mihalcea – University of Michigan (teleconference)



 • “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Jassy, by the Faculty of Computer Science (UAIC-FII),

 • Romanian Academy, by the Institute for Artificial Intelligence “Mihai Drăgănescu” Bucharest (RACAI) and the Institute of Computer Science Jassy branch (ARFI-IIT)

 • Romanian Association of Computational Linguistics (ARLC).

The event will run under the auspices of the Technical Sciences Academy of Romania.



ConsILR-2018 will be hosted by “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Jassy. Attendance to the event will also be possible through video conference.


The ConsILR series

The series of ConsILR conferences has begun in 2001, by the initiative of a group of researchers from Jassy, Bucharest and Kishinev, which have created, under the aegis of the Romanian Academy, the Commission for the Informatization of the Romanian Language, which subsequently formed, as an executive forum, the Consortium for the Informatization of the Romanian Language. The initiative has had as principal goal to foster the collaboration between the linguists and computer scientists interested in the study of Romanian language using formal and digital approaches. The proceedings including contributed papers were printed starting with the 2006 edition and since the 8th edition (the joined ConsILR events 2011-2012) the language of the volumes has been English.

This year’s event is dedicated to the celebration of the Centennial of the 1918 Great Union. On the one hand, the 1918 historical Union would not have been done if the linguistic unity of language was not already a fact a long time before and, on the other hand, the modern Romanian language was certainly influenced by this Union. We call for research that evidence the formation of the modern Romanian language, describing lexical, morphological, syntactic, discourse and/or pragmatic layers in both the analysis and the production of language, seen as speech and/or text. Contributions empirically evidencing Romanian language peculiarities in contrast with other languages or within its idioms, multi-word expressions, syntactic and semantic structures, so much culture-bound or nature-related, are especially welcome.



Apart from the traditional topics:

 • achievements in theoretical linguistics able to inspire language technologies;

 • linguistic resources, textual or spoken, in original and annotated format;

 • lexicographic resources in electronic form, dictionaries and lexical thesauri;

 • linguistic technologies applied to Romanian language or to other languages (inspiring their applicability for Romanian);

 • various applications using linguistic technologies;

 • linking of different types of linguistic resources, monolingual or multilingual;

 • creation, maintenance, annotation and exploitation of linguistic corpora;

 • annotation standards for textual and spoken language resources, exploitation of annotated resources in corpus-based machine learning applications;

 • textual big data;

 • aligned multilingual and multimodal resources and their applications;

 • research projects involving language technologies;

 • any other thematic area, circumscribed to the fields of theoretical and experimental linguistics, computational linguistics and natural language processing, either dedicated to Romanian language or applicable to Romanian,


this year we also invite contributions that bring into focus the following aspects:


 • diachronic corpora for Romanian;

 • representative textual or colloquial Romanian linguistic resources;

 • historical electronic dictionaries;

 • OCR for old manuscripts and prints with Latin or Cyrillic letters;

 • tools for processing old and regional Romanian;

 • the influence of Great Union on the formation of the modern Romanian language.


Fee and registration

The registration form is available on ConsILR-2018 pages here. The full conference fee is 400 RON (approx. 90 EUR) and it includes: access to conference sessions, conference materials, a copy of the conference volume, coffee breaks, double room shared accommodation (in University’s premises) for 2 nights with breakfast included, lunch on 22 and 23 November and the festive dinner. Other more exquisite accommodations can be obtained at supplementary costs (please address requests to the organisers for hints). There is also possible to request additional accommodation for accompanying persons (costs to be announced). The fee is per participating person (including long-distance), not per author. If a participant does not need accommodation, the cost of the accommodation will be deducted from the fee (during the conference).

The last day to pay the fee is 22nd of November 2018 (this is on-place registration, which does not guarantee accommodation; if paid earlier, please send the scanned payment receipt by email). Details – on the registration page.


Important dates

• Submitting the abstracts (max 300 words) – 1 September 2018 15 September 2018;

• Submitting the papers – 15 September 2018 1 October 2018 20 October 2018;

• Receiving the reviews and announcing the accepted papers – 1 October 2018 10 October 2018;

• Early registration –  7 October 2018 25 October 2018;

Submitting the final form of the paper – 1 November 2018 7 November 2018;

• Late registration – 22 November 2018 (on place);

Conference and volume publication – Springer publication, after the Conference – Volumes from previous ConsILR editions have been submitted to Clarivate Analytics (former ISI) for evaluation towards their inclusion in ISI Proceedings.;


Scientific Committee

• Costin Bădică – Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, University of Craiova;

• Tiberiu Boroş – RACAI;

• Corneliu Burileanu – Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University Politehnica of Bucharest & RACAI;

• Mihaela Colhon – Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Craiova;

• Ruxandra Cosma – Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Bucharest;

• Dan Cristea – UAIC-FII & ARFI-IIT;

• Ştefan Daniel Dumitrescu – RACAI;

• Corina Forăscu – UAIC-FII;

• Daniela Gîfu – UAIC-FII & ARFI-IIT;

• Gabriela Haja – “A. Philippide” Institute of Romanian Philology, Iași branch of Romanian Academy;

• Adrian Iftene – UAIC-FII;

• Diana Zaiu Inkpen – School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada;

• Elena Irimia – RACAI;

• Cătălina Mărănduc – UAIC-FII & “Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest;

• Rada Mihalcea –  University of Michigan, United States;

• Verginica Barbu Mititelu – RACAI;

• Vivi Năstase – Institut für Computerlinguistik, Universität Heidelberg, Germany;

• Elena Isabelle Tamba – “A. Philippide” Institute of Romanian Philology, Iași branch of Romanian Academy;

• Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu – ARFI-IIT & Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași;

• Amalia Todiraşcu – Département d’informatique, Université de Strasbourg “Marc Bloch”, France;

• Diana Trandabăț – UAIC-FII;

• Dan Tufiş – RACAI;

• Adriana Vlad – RACAI;

• Marius Zbancioc – ARFI-IIT.


Organising Committee

• Mihaela Colhon – Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Craiova;

• Dan Cristea – UAIC-FII & ARFI-IIT;

• Paul Diac – UAIC-FII;

• Corina Forăscu – UAIC-FII;

• Lucian Gâdioi – UAIC-FII;

• Daniela Gîfu – UAIC-FII & ARFI-IIT;

• Adrian Iftene – UAIC-FII;

• Cătălina Mărănduc – UAIC-FII & “Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest;

• Mihaela Onofrei – UAIC-FII & ARFI-IIT;

• Andrei Scutelnicu – UAIC-FII & ARFI-IIT;

• Diana Trandabăț – UAIC-FII & ARLC;

• Dan Tufiş – RACAI.