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Humanist Archives: Sept. 3, 2021, 6:57 a.m. Humanist 35.212 - CFPs: computational linguistics; AI for cultural heritage

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 212.
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    [1]    From: Marinella Testori <>
           Subject: CLiC-it 2021: Last Call for Papers (deadline EXTENDED) (157)

    [2]    From: AEOLIAN Project <>
           Subject: CFP - Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage Materials (73)

        Date: 2021-09-02 19:54:16+00:00
        From: Marinella Testori <>
        Subject: CLiC-it 2021: Last Call for Papers (deadline EXTENDED)

CLiC-it 2021
Eighth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics
26-27-28 January 2022
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Last Call for Papers


The Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, CLiC-it, aims at
establishing a reference forum for the Italian community of researchers
working in the fields of Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural
Language Processing (NLP). CLiC-it promotes and disseminates original
research on all aspects of automatic language processing, both written
and spoken, and targets state-of-the-art theoretical results,
experimental methodologies, technologies, as well as application
perspectives, which may contribute to the advancement of the CL and NLP

The spirit of the conference is multi- and inter-disciplinary.
Considering that the complexity of language phenomena needs
cross-disciplinary competences, CLiC-it intends to bring together
researchers of related disciplines such as Computational Linguistics,
Natural Language Processing, 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 is an initiative of the Italian Association of Computational
Linguistics (AILC —

##Topics of Interest##

The conference invites the submission of papers on all aspects of
automated language processing. Relevant topics for the conference
include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- Information Extraction, Information Retrieval and Question Answering

- CL and NLP for the Humanities
- Computational Social Science and Social Media
- Dialogue, Discourse and Natural Language Generation
- Ethics and NLP
- Language Resources and Evaluation
- Spoken Language Processing and Automatic Speech Understanding
- Linguistic Issues in CL and NLP
- Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics
- Machine Learning for NLP
- Machine Translation and Multilingualism
- Morphology and Syntax Processing
- Pragmatics and Creativity
- Research and Industrial NLP Applications
- Semantics, Knowledge Representation
- Vision, Robotics, Multimodal and Grounding

CLiC-it 2021 has the goal of a broad technical program. We invite papers
in theoretical computational linguistics, empirical/data-driven
approaches, resources and their evaluation, as well as NLP applications
and tools. We also invite papers describing a challenge in the field,
position papers, survey papers, and papers that describe a negative result.

##Submission Format##

Papers may consist of up to five (5) pages of content plus unlimited
references. Final versions of papers will be given one additional page
of content so that reviewers' comments can be taken into account. Papers
can be either in English or Italian, with the abstract both in English
and Italian. Each paper will be reviewed by three independent reviewers.
Accepted papers will be published on-line and will be presented at the
conference either orally or as a poster. For research communications
(see below) an abstract of two (2) pages is required.

Submissions must follow the ACL two-column format. We strongly recommend
the use of LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files according to
the ACL format, which are available on the conference website at Submission
must be electronic in PDF.

Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair platform using the
following link:
During the submission process, authors must specify the track relevant
for their manuscript.

Reviewing is single blind, so there is no need to remove author
information from manuscripts at submission time.

##Research Communications##

We are also favouring a parallel submission policy for outstanding
papers that have been submitted and accepted elsewhere in 2021. If you
are the author of a paper accepted at a major international CL
conference or journal in 2021, you can present your work at CLiC-it 2021
in the form of a short research communication, within a dedicated
session at the conference. Research communications will not be published
in the proceedings, but are mostly intended to enforce dissemination of
excellence in research within the Italian CL community. Research
communication must be submitted to the corresponding track through the
EasyChair platform. Please, specify the relevant area at the beginning
of the list of keywords.


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

To recognise excellence in student research as well as promote awareness
of our field and with the endorsement of AILC, we are conferring the
“Emanuele Pianta” prize for the best Master Thesis (Laurea Magistrale)
in Computational Linguistics submitted at an Italian University. The
prize consists of 500 euro plus free membership to AILC for one year and
free registration to the upcoming CLiC-it, where the author will have
the chance to present her/his thesis. The complete call is available on
the conference website at: “Calls > AILC Master Thesis Award”.

##Important Dates##

23/9/2021: Paper submission deadline ***deadline extended!***
15/10/2021: Deadline for best master thesis proposals by supervisors
25/10/2021: Notification to authors of reviewing outcome
8/11/2021: Camera ready version of accepted papers
26-28/01/2022: CLiC-it Conference

##Invited Speakers##

Prof. Dan Roth, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Prof. Barbara Plank, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

##Invited Tutorials##

Prof. Julia Bosque-Gil, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Prof. Daniel Zeman, Charles University, Czech Republic

##Program Committee Co-Chairs##

Elisabetta Fersini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Marco Passarotti, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Viviana Patti, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy

##Further Information##

Conference website:

##Social Media##


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        Date: 2021-09-02 11:01:52+00:00
        From: AEOLIAN Project <>
        Subject: CFP - Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage Materials

We are excited to present this Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Journal of
Documentation (JDoc). Please see below for the CFP details. If you have any
questions, please contact the Editors, Glen Worthey or J. Stephen Downie.

Call for Papers – Journal of Documentation Special Issue on Artificial
Intelligence for Cultural Heritage Materials

TITLE OF SPECIAL ISSUE – Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage Materials

-       Glen Worthey, Associate Director for Research Support Services,
HathiTrust Research Center.  School of Information Sciences, University of
Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA.
-       J. Stephen Downie, Co-Director, HathiTrust Research Center; Professor
and Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Information Sciences,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

This special issue of the Journal of Documentation will focus on the uses of
Artificial Intelligence in the provisioning and use of digital cultural heritage
collections with restricted or difficult access, whether due to privacy
concerns, copyright restrictions, or the sheer volume of cultural heritage data
(which, barring catastrophic data loss, is always on the increase).

The three main questions to be explored in this issue are: How can we use AI to
make digital cultural heritage collections more accessible?  How might we
analyze these collections using AI research methods? And can we identify
synergies and collaborative avenues among cultural organizations around the
world that are engaged in AI-enhanced research and access methods?

We invite scholars, curators, and other cultural heritage workers in any aligned
fields -- in the humanities; in the information, data, and computer sciences;
and in the libraries, archives, and museums sector -- to submit their work for
publication in this important special issue.

Founded in 1945, the Journal of Documentation is a leading journal in
information studies and related fields, providing a unique focus on theories,
concepts, models, frameworks and philosophies related to documents and recorded

Submission deadline: January 2022
Review and editorial window: February-June 2022
Anticipated publication date: Autumn 2022

Please review carefully the Journal of Documentation Author Guidelines. All
submitting authors must include a covering letter stating that the submission is
for this special issue.

Author Guidelines:

Best wishes,

Dr Lise Jaillant | Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
School of Social Sciences and Humanities | Loughborough University, UK

UK PI for the AURA network ( (Archives in the UK/
Republic of Ireland & AI): “Bringing together Digital Humanists, Computer
Scientists & stakeholders to unlock cultural assets”

UK PI for the AEOLIAN network<> (UK/ US: AI for
Cultural Organizations)

AHRC Leadership Fellow (2018-2020)<>

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