Call For Papers

Call for papers for the 16th edition of
The International Conference on Linguistic Resources and Tools for Natural Language Processing – ConsILR-2021
joined this year with
the 1st DeLORo Workshop
13-14 December 2021, Iași and online

We invite papers presenting original and unpublished research in all areas related to Linguistic Resources and Tools for Natural Language Processing. We call for contributions that range from theoretical, empirical and applied linguistics to computational models, from development of resources to their dedicated use for the improvement of the natural language technology, research related to any language or no one in particular; case studies, demos and review papers are also most welcome. We encourage research evidencing specific interest on the Romanian spoken or written language per se or in contrast with other languages or within its idioms, describing morphological, syntactic and semantic structures, pragmatic usage, multi-word expressions, culture-bound or nature-related, the formation of the modern Romanian language, etc. Submitted papers can include descriptions of accomplished or in progress work. Papers must be between 5 and 10 pages, with the lower limit for unfolding experiments or projects presentations. 

The joint DeLORo event is rooted in a nationally funded project aiming to build a technology capable of automatically transcribing Romanian documents written in Cyrillic into their Latin equivalents, in order to be placed at the base of future linguistic and semantic studies of the Romanian language. The 1st DeLORo workshop will be organised together with the ConsILR conference. Participants not connected to the project are also welcome.

The papers must be written in English and must have between 5 and 10 pages. Final forms will benefit 2 more pages. ConsILR’21 Templates are here.

The abstracts/papers will be sent in pdf or doc format using the special page: here.


Keynote speakers



  • Romanian Academy, by the Institute of Computer Science, Iași branch (ARFI-IIT), the Institute for Artificial Intelligence “Mihai Drăgănescu” Bucharest (RACAI), and the “A. Philippide” Institute of Romanian Philology (Philippide)
  • “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, by the Faculty of Computer Science (UAIC-FII)
  • Romanian Association of Computational Linguistics (ARLC)

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


Organiser of the DeLORo workshop

  • The Institute of Computer Science, Romanian Academy, Iași Branch (ARFI-IIT)
  • “Alexandru Philippide” Institute of Philology, Romanian Academy, Iași Branch (Philippide)



ConsILR-2021 will be hosted in parallel by ARFI-IIT, with a permanently open online session.



  • achievements in theoretical linguistics able to inspire language technologies;
  • linguistic resources, textual or spoken, in original and annotated form;
  • lexicographic resources in electronic form, dictionaries and lexical thesauri;
  • creation, maintenance, annotation and exploitation of linguistic corpora;
  • annotation standards for textual and spoken language resources;
  • exploitation of resources in corpus-based machine learning applications;
  • linking of different types of linguistic resources, monolingual or multilingual;
  • aligned multilingual and multimodal resources and their applications;
  • linguistic technologies for any language (inspiring their applicability for Romanian);
  • web services and applications that use linguistic technologies;
  • symbolic, statistical, vectorial and neural methods for language processing;
  • deep learning approaches in processing text and speech;
  • textual and speech big data;
  • research and educational projects involving language technologies;
  • tools for processing old and regional language;
  • any other thematic area, circumscribed to the fields of theoretical and experimental linguistics, computational linguistics and natural language processing.


Important dates

  • October 22, 2021 – abstracts submission (max 300 words);
  • October 31, 2021 – abstracts submission (max 300 words);
  • November 19, 2021 – papers submission;
  • November 23, 2021 – papers submission;
  • December 6, 2021 – authors’ notification;
  • December 9, 2021 – authors’ notification;
  • December 6, 2021 – Payment of Publication Fee;
  • December 9, 2021 – Payment of Publication Fee;
  • December 10, 2021 – final form submission;
  • December 13-14 2021 – ConsILR Conference;
  • Immediately after the Conference: the volume, edited by the UAIC Publishing House, will be submitted for evaluation in view of being indexed by Clarivate Analytics (former ISI Thomson).


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