CoNLL 2020

November 11-12, 2020
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

CoNLL is a yearly conference organized by SIGNLL (ACL's Special Interest Group on Natural Language Learning). This year, CoNLL will be colocated with EMNLP 2020 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.


Invited Speakers


Call for Papers

SIGNLL invites submissions to the 24th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2020). The main focus of CoNLL is on theoretically, cognitively and scientifically motivated approaches to computational linguistics, rather than on work driven by particular engineering applications. Such approaches include:

  • Computational learning theory and other techniques for theoretical analysis of machine learning models for NLP
  • Models of first, second and bilingual language acquisition by humans
  • Models of language evolution and change
  • Computational simulation and analysis of findings from psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic experiments
  • Analysis and interpretation of NLP models, using methods inspired by cognitive science or linguistics or other methods
  • Data resources, techniques and tools for scientifically-oriented research in computational linguistics
  • Connections between computational models and formal languages or linguistic theories
  • Linguistic typology and other multilingual work

We welcome work targeting any aspect of language, including:

  • Speech and phonology
  • Lexical and compositional semantics
  • Syntactic parsing
  • Discourse and coreference
  • Dialogue and interactive language use
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Multimodal and grounded language learning

Submitted papers must be anonymous and adhere to the CoNLL format by using our LaTeX style files or Word template (available soon). Submitted papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content plus unlimited space for references. Authors of accepted papers will have an additional page to address reviewers’ comments in the camera-ready version (9 pages of content in total, excluding references). Anonymized supplementary materials are allowed as an optional PDF appendix, in line with EMNLP 2020 guidelines. Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system.

CoNLL adheres to the ACL anonymity policy, as described in the EMNLP 2020 Call for Papers.

Multiple submission policy

CoNLL 2020 will not accept papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications. Papers submitted elsewhere as well as papers that overlap significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere will be rejected. Authors submitting more than one paper to CoNLL 2020 must ensure that the submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other in content or results.


Important Dates

  • Anonymity period starts: May 5, 2020
  • Paper submission deadline: June 5, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance and end of anonymity period: August 28, 2020
  • Camera-ready due: tbd
  • Conference: November 11-12, 2020 (right after EMNLP 2020)

All deadlines are at 11:59pm UTC-12h ("anywhere on earth").


Best Paper Award

 


Organisers

CoNLL 2020 Chairs

Our email is conll2020chairs@gmail.com.


Presentation and Registration Requirements

In order to attend or present at CoNLL 2020, you must register through EMNLP 2020, selecting one of the options allowing your participation to workshops. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference in order to appear in the proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for CoNLL 2020. Accepted papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the discretion of the program chairs based on the nature rather than the quality of the work). All papers will be published in the conference proceedings. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between papers presented orally or as posters.

Visa information

If you require an invitation letter for your visa application, please send an email to the EMNLP 2020 organization with the following information:

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

CoNLL 2020 Sponsors

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