INLG: International Conference on Natural Language Generation



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Event When Where Deadline
INLG 2020 13th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Dec 15, 2020 - Dec 18, 2020 Dublin, Ireland Aug 30, 2020
INLG 2019 12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019 Tokyo, Japan Jul 12, 2019 (Jul 5, 2019)
INLG 2017 10th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 7, 2017 Santiago de Compostela, Spain May 1, 2017
INLG 2016 International Natural Language Generation conference (INLG)
Sep 5, 2016 - Sep 8, 2016 Edinburgh, U.K. May 16, 2016
INLG 2012 7th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
May 30, 2012 - Jun 1, 2012 Starved Rock State Park, Utica IL, USA Feb 10, 2012
INLG 2008 International Natural Language Generation Conference
Jun 12, 2008 - Jun 14, 2008 Salt Fork, Ohio, USA Mar 21, 2008

Present CFP : 2020

13th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Dublin, Ireland, December 15 - 18, 2020



In order to avoid the need for international travel and risk the further spread of COVID-19, the 13th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2020) will be delivered fully online, hosted virtually by Dublin City University, DCU, in Dublin Ireland, December 15 - 18, 2020. The conference takes place immediately after COLING 2020(, 8-10 December 2020. We will take steps to ensure there is as much virtual social interaction as possible.

We invite the submission of long and short papers, as well as system demonstrations, related to all aspects of Natural Language Generation (NLG), including data-to-text, concept-to-text, text-to-text and vision-to-text approaches. Accepted papers will be presented as oral talks or posters.

The event is organised under the auspices of the Special Interest Group on Natural Language Generation (SIGGEN)( of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)(

Important dates

- Deadline for submissions: August 30, 2020 **Extended deadline**
- Notification: September 30 2020
- Camera ready: October 30, 2020
- INLG 2020: December 15 to 18, 2020

All deadlines are at 11.59 PM, UTC-8.


INLG 2020 solicits papers on any topic related to NLG. General topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Affect/emotion generation
- Analysis and detection of automatically generated text
- Applications for people with disabilities
- Cognitive modelling of language production
- Content and text planning
- Corpora and resources for NLG
- Deep learning models for NLG
- Ethical considerations of NLG
- Evaluation of NLG systems
- Explainability, Fairness and Trustworthy of NLG systems
- Generalizability of NLG systems
- Grounded language generation
- Lexicalisation
- Multimedia and multimodality in generation
- Natural language understanding techniques for NLG
- NLG and accessibility
- NLG and speech synthesis
- NLG in dialogue
- NLG for embodied agents and robots
- NLG for real-world applications
- Paraphrasing, summarization and translation
- Personalisation and variation in text
- Referring expression generation
- Storytelling and narrative generation
- Surface realisation
- Systems architecture

A separate call for workshops will be released soon.


Submissions & Format

Submissions should follow ACL Author Guidelines ( and policies for submission, review and citation, and be anonymised for double blind reviewing. ACL 2020 offers both LaTeX style files and Microsoft Word templates(, an Overleaf template is also available here(
Papers should be submitted electronically through the START conference management system

Three kinds of papers can be submitted:

- Long papers are most appropriate for presenting substantial research results and must not exceed eight (8) pages of content, with up to two additional pages for references. The final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

- Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, with up to one extra page for references.

- Demo papers should be no more than two (2) pages in length, including references, and should describe implemented systems which are of relevance to the NLG community. Authors of demo papers should be willing to present a demo of their system during INLG 2020.

All accepted papers will be published in the INLG 2020 proceedings and included in the ACL anthology. A paper accepted for presentation at INLG 2020 must not have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Dual submission to other conferences is permitted, provided that authors clearly indicate this in the "Acknowledgements" section of the paper when submitted. If the paper is accepted at both venues, the authors will need to choose which venue to present at, since they can not present the same paper twice.


Program Co-Chairs:

Brian Davis, (ADAPT, DCU)
Yvette Graham (ADAPT, DCU)
John Kelleher (ADAPT, TU Dublin)
Yaji Sripada (University of Aberdeen)

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