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        Date: 2021-09-19 16:36:31+00:00
        From: Marinella Testori <>
        Subject: Deadline EXTENDED: Eighth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLiC-it 2021)

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

DEADLINE EXTENSION: due to numerous requests, the deadline for submitting
proposals to the Eighth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics
(CLiC-it 2021, Milan, 26-28 January 2022) has been extended.

The new deadline is:
26 September 2021, Midnight CET

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 fields.

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

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

26/9/2021: 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:

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Prof. Marco C. Passarotti
Computational Linguistics
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ERC Grantee, P.I. LiLa (Grant Agreement No. 769994)
CIRCSE Research Centre
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo Gemelli, 1
20123 Milan, Italy
tel. +39-02-72342380

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