CoNLL 2019

November 3-4, 2019
Hong Kong

Location: AWE Hall2B


CoNLL is a top-tier conference, yearly organized by SIGNLL (ACL's Special Interest Group on Natural Language Learning). This year, CoNLL will be colocated with EMNLP 2019 in Hong Kong. 

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The list of accepted papers and the program are now available. The call for papers and the softconf link for CoNLL 2019 are still accessible.

Best Paper Award

As in recent CoNLL conferences, a Best Paper Award will be given to the authors of the highest quality paper. The most important aspects in judging the quality of a paper will be: originality, innovativeness, relevance, and impact of the presented research.

Best Paper Award for Research Inspired by Human Language Learning and Processing

We will also continue giving a special award for the Best Paper Award for Research Inspired by Human Language Learning and Processing.

Invited Speakers

Keynote abstracts are now available here.

November 3, 2019: Ecological Language: a multimodal approach to the study of human language learning and  processing

      Gabriella Vigliocco (Professor of the Psychology of Language)

       Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London


November 4, 2019: Multi-step reasoning for answering complex questions

   Christopher Manning (Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Machine Learning)

       Department of Linguists and Computer Science, Stanford University


Important Dates

Anonymity Period: May 1st, 2019
Paper submission: May 31, 2019
Notification of acceptance: August 28, 2019
Camera-ready due: September 18, 2019
Conference: November 3-4, 2019 (before EMNLP 2019)

Note: All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm UTC-12h.


In order to attend or present at CoNLL 2019, you must register through EMNLP 2019, selecting one of the options allowing your participation to workshops.

Shared Task

Cross-Framework Meaning Representation Parsing (MRP 2019)
    Task Chairs: Omri Abend, Jan Hajič, Daniel Hershcovich, Marco Kuhlmann, Stephan Oepen, Tim O'Gorman, Nianwen Xue

Instructions for Presenters

Talk length: Oral presentations will be given a 15 minute slot (10 minutes for the talk, 4 minutes for questions and 1 minute for speaker setup). 
Please be sure to arrive at your session during the preceding break (at least 15 minutes before the start of the session) and introduce yourself to the session chair and to the volunteers who will help to set you up. 
Bring your presentation on a USB stick and copy it to the conference PC at least 15 minutes before the start of the session. Presenting from the conference PC is the default (and the strongly preferred) option. In case of real problems, you may present from your own laptop, but please bring along any adapters needed to connect to HDMI if you need to use this option.
Make sure to briefly check that fonts, pictures, audio, and/or video display as you intend them to. In order to speed transitions, please set up your presentation file (or connect your computer) while the previous speaker is finishing answering questions, so that your presentation is ready to start on time.

Poster size: Posters should use A0 paper (in portrait orientation), as poster boards will be 1m width x 2.5m height (portrait).
Please arrive during the preceding break (at least 20 minutes before the start of the session) to introduce yourself to the session chairs, find your poster's location and mount your poster. Please remove your poster right after the poster session ends.


CoNLL 2019 Chairs

  • Mohit Bansal (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
  • Aline Villavicencio (University of Sheffield, UK and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Area Chairs

Publication Chairs

Administration Chair

Supervision Chairs

  • Darryl Hannan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Reyhaneh Hashempour, University of Essex, UK

Publicity/Sponsorship Chair

Website Chairs

Visa Information

If you require an invitation letter for your visa application, please send an email to the EMNLP 2019 organization with the following information:

  • Conference name
  • Your full name as it appears in your passport
  • Your work address
  • The name(s) of any accepted papers
  • The email address of the embassy that will handle your request

Further information

The conference will take place immediately before EMNLP 2019 (November 3 – November 7, 2019). CoNLL 2019 website will continue to be updated with information.

CoNLL 2019 Sponsors