Call For Papers

Call for papers for the 14th edition of
The International Conference on Linguistic Resources and Tools for Natural Language Processing – ConsILR-2019
joined this year with
the 3rd ReTeRom Workshop
18-20 November 2019, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

We invite papers presenting original and unpublished research in all areas related to Linguistic Resources and Tools for Natural Language Processing.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

We call for contributions to be presented in the main Conference that range from theoretical and applied linguistics to computational models, resources and technologies related to any language. Research evidencing peculiarities of the Romanian spoken or written language per se or in contrast with other languages or within its idioms, describing multi-word expressions, syntactic and semantic structures, or pragmatic usage, culture-bound or nature-related, the formation of the modern Romanian language, etc. are encouraged.

ReTeRom is a national funded project dedicated to the development of resources and technologies for the expansion of human-machine interfaces in Romanian language. This year, the 3rd project workshop will be organised together with the ConsILR conference, as a closed meeting for the project partners.  

 

Keynote speakers

 

Organisers

  • “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, 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, Iași branch (ARFI-IIT)
  • Babeș-Bolyai University, by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science (UBB-FMI)
  • Romanian Association of Computational Linguistics (ARLC)

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

 

Organiser of the ReTeRom workshop

  • Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, by the Communications Department of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology

 

Venue

ConsILR-2019 will be hosted by the “Babeș-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca. Attendance to the event will also be possible through video conference. The meeting of the ReTeRom project will be hosted by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

 

Topics

  • 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 annotated 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);
  • mobile and web services and applications that use linguistic technologies;
  • 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 Romanian language;
  • any other thematic area, circumscribed to the fields of theoretical and experimental linguistics, computational linguistics and natural language processing.

 

Submission

We invite submissions of papers representing original, previously unpublished research. The full papers must be written in English and have 10 or 12 pages, including all text, figures and references, following the ConsILR 2019 template.

All submissions must be submitted online through the EasyChair system.

The deadline for abstract submission has passed, but due to numerous requests, we decided to keep the EasyChair system open even for new submissions until the final paper submission deadline.

The deadline for the full paper submission is September 23, 2019 (AoE).

As in previous years, all papers accepted will be published in a volume at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Publishing House. Volumes from previous ConsILR editions have been indexed in ISI Proceedings. The volume for ConsilR 2019 edition will also be sent, after the conference, to Clarivate Analytics (former ISI Thomson) in order to be evaluated and indexed accordingly in ISI proceedings.

To ensure high quality, all papers will be thoroughly reviewed by the ConsILR 2019 Program Committee. Papers submitted to other conferences or journals must state this fact. If a paper will appear in another conference or journal, it must be withdrawn from ConsILR2019.

At least one author of each paper must register using the registration form to have the paper published in the ConsILR2019 Proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors.

 

Fee and registration

The full conference fee is 250 RON (approx. 55 Euro) for early registration (before October 10th) and 350 RON (approx. 75 Euro) for late registration, and it includes: access to conference sessions, conference materials, a copy of the conference volume, coffee breaks, lunch on 19 and 20 November and the festive dinner. The fee is per participant (including long-distance), not per author.

A number of rooms have been booked in the University’s premises for ConsILR participants (details in the Registration Form). Other more exquisite accommodations can be obtained at supplementary costs (please address requests to the organisers for hints). It is also possible to ask additional accommodation for accompanying persons.

 

Important dates

  • July 1, 2019 – Early registration opens;
  • September 9, 2019 – Extended, EasyChair platform is still open;  
  • September 30, 2019 – Submitting the papers;
  • October 14, 2019 – Receiving the reviews and announcing the accepted papers;
  • October 18, 2019 – Early registration deadline;
  • October 28, 2019 – Submitting the final form of the paper;
  • November 18, 2019 – ReTeRom Workshop;
  • November 19, 2019 – Late registration – (in situ, at the opening of ConsILR Conference);
  • November 19-20, 2019 – ConsILR Conference;
  • After the Conference – the volume is submitted for evaluation in order to be indexed by Clarivate Analytics (former ISI Thomson) in ISI Proceedings.

 

Scientific Committee

 

Organising Committee

 

Contact Persons:

Dan Cristea: dcristea@info.uaic.ro

Dan Tufiș: tufis@racai.ro