LINGUIST List 27.1853

Thu Apr 21 2016

Calls: Computational Ling/Italy

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 20-Apr-2016
From: Simonetta Montemagni <>
Subject: 3rd Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics
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Full Title: 3rd Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics
Short Title: CLiC-it 2016

Date: 05-Dec-2016 - 06-Dec-2016
Location: Napoli, Italy
Contact Person: Simonetta Montemagni
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2016

Meeting Description:

CLiC-it, Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, is aimed at establishing a reference forum for research on Computational Linguistics organized by the recently founded Italian Association of Computational
Linguistics (AILC - Together with the co-located EVALITA 2016 evaluation campaign ( specifically devoted to Natural Language Processing and Speech tools for Italian, the conference is intended to meet the need for a national and international forum for the promotion and dissemination of high-level original research in the field of Computational Linguistics (CL) by the Italian community. CLIC-it covers all aspects of automatic language understanding, both written and spoken, and targets state-of-the-art theoretical results, experimental methodologies, technologies, as well as application perspectives, which may contribute to advance the field.

The third edition of CLiC-it will be held in Napoli, at the University ''Federico II''.

The spirit of the Conference is inclusive. In the conviction that the complexity of language phenomena needs cross-disciplinary competences, CLiC-it intends to bring together researchers of related disciplines such as
Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Knowledge Representation, Information Retrieval and Digital Humanities. CLiC-it is open to contributions on all languages, with a particular emphasis on Italian.

CLiC-it 2016 CO-CHAIRS

Anna Corazza (Università di Napoli ''Federico II'')
Simonetta Montemagni (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale ''Antonio Zampolli'', CNR)
Giovanni Semeraro (Università degli Studi di di Bari ''Aldo Moro'')

CLiC-it 2016 Organizing Committee (Università di Napoli ''Federico II'')

Anna Corazza
Franco Cutugno
Francesco Isgrò

Andrea Apicella
Dario Di Mauro
Fabrizio Esposito
Antonio Origlia
Valentina Schettino
Giuseppe Vettigli

2nd Call for Paper:

The conference invites the submission of papers on research in all aspects of automated language processing. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the thematic areas reported below (together with the Area Chairs):

Cognitive modeling of language processing and psycholinguistics (D. Crepaldi, G. Lebani, V. Pirrelli)
NLP for Digital Humanities (M. Passarotti, S. Tonelli)
Information Retrieval and Question Answering (N. Ferro, A. Moschitti)
Information Extraction, Entity Linking and (Linked) Open Data (V.Basile, R. Navigli)
Linguistic Resources (C. Bosco, M. Monachini, S. Vietri)
Machine Translation and Multilingual Applications (M. Cettolo, J. Monti)
Pragmatics, Creativity and Linguistic Games (M. de Gemmis, M. Gori, M. Poesio)
Semantics and Knowledge Acquisition (R. Bernardi, A. Gangemi, F.M. Zanzotto)
Spoken Language Processing and Understanding (P. Cosi, A. Origlia)
Morphology and Syntax Processing (A. Lavelli, A. Mazzei)
NLP for Web and Social Media (D. Croce, F. Dell'Orletta)
Linguistic Issues in CL and NLP (A. Lenci, P. Merlo)
Machine Learning for CL and NLP (G. Attardi, R. Basili)

Submission Information for Regular Papers:

CLiC-it 2016 has the goal of a broad technical program. We invite papers in the following four broad categories: theoretical computational linguistics, empirical/data-driven approaches, resources/evaluation, applications/tools. We also invite papers describing a challenge in the field, position papers, survey papers, and papers that describe a negative result.
Papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, and two (2) additional pages of references. Paper can be either in English or Italian, with the abstract both in English and Italian. Accepted papers will be published on-line and will be presented at the conference either orally or as a poster. The deadline for paper submissions is July 15, 2016.

Paper submissions should follow the two-column format. We strongly recommend the use of LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files according to the ACL format, which will be soon available on the conference website under ''Submissions''. Submission must be electronic in PDF, using the Easychair submission software.
Reviewing will NOT be double blind, so there is no need to remove author information from manuscripts.
Further details can be found at

Young Author Best Paper Awards:

In order to award the work of young researchers, the title of “best paper” will be attributed to the best papers in different research areas with a PhD student and/or postDoc among the authors. The awarded authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to the Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCoL).

Conference Venue:

Accademia Pontaniana,
via Mezzocannone, 8, 80134 Napoli

Important Dates:

22/2/2016: First call for papers
15/4/2016: Second call for papers
15/7/2016: Deadline for paper submission
15/9/2016: Notification to authors of review results
15/10/2016: Camera ready version of the accepted papers
5-6/12/2016: CLiC-it Conference

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