COLING: International Conference on Computational Linguistics



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Event When Where Deadline
COLING 2025 International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Jan 19, 2025 - Jan 24, 2025 Abu Dhabi, UAE Sep 16, 2024
COLING 2022 29th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Oct 12, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022 Gyeongju, Republic of Korea May 17, 2022
COLING 2020 The 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 18, 2020 Barcelona, Spain Apr 8, 2020
COLING 2016 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Dec 11, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016 Osaka, Japan Jul 15, 2016
COLING 2014 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014 Dublin, Ireland Mar 21, 2014
Coling 2012 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Dec 8, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 Mumbai, India Aug 31, 2012
COLING 2010 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Aug 23, 2010 - Aug 27, 2010 Beijing, China Apr 22, 2010
COLING 2008 The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Aug 18, 2008 - Aug 22, 2008 Manchester, UK Mar 30, 2008

Present CFP : 2025

First Call for Main Conference Papers

The 31st International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2025) will take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 19-24 2025. COLING 2025 invites the submission of long and short papers featuring substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Dialogue and Interactive Systems
Discourse and Pragmatics
Document Classification and Topic Modeling
Ethics, Bias, and Fairness
Information Extraction
Information Retrieval and Text Mining
Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP
Language Modeling
Language Resources and Evaluation
Linguistic Insights Derived using Computational Techniques
Linguistic Theories, Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics
Low-Resource and Efficient Methods for NLP
Machine Learning for Computational Linguistics and NLP
Machine Translation and Translation Aids
Multilingualism and Language Diversity
Multimodal and Grounded Language Acquisition
NLP and LLM Applications (such as Education, Healthcare, Finance, Legal NLP, Computational Social Science, etc.)
Natural Language Generation
Offensive Speech Detection and Analysis
Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation
Question Answering
Lexical Semantics
Sentence-level Semantics (Textual Inference, Paraphrasing, etc)
Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, Opinion and Argument Mining
Speech Recognition and Synthesis, and Spoken Language Understanding
Summarization and Simplification
Syntactic analysis (tagging, chunking, parsing)
Vision and Robotics
Papers targeting any of these topics from the perspective of the Sustainability Goals of the UN are especially welcome.

Important Dates
All deadlines are 11:59PM UTC-12:00 (“anywhere on Earth”).

Deadline for direct submissions September 16, 2024
Commitment deadline for ARR papers October 20, 2024
Notification of acceptance for COLING 2025 November 29, 2024
Tutorials and Workshops January 19-20, 2025
Main Conference January 21-24, 2025

Submission Details
COLING 2025 invites the submission of long papers of up to eight pages and short papers of up to four pages. These page limits only apply to the main body of the paper. At the end of the paper, after the main body but before the references, papers need to include a mandatory section discussing the limitations of the work and, optionally, a section discussing ethical considerations. Papers can include unlimited pages of references and an unlimited appendix. Authors must follow the two-column format of *ACL conferences.

COLING 2025 adopts the ACL Ethics Policy.

Submissions will only be accepted in PDF format, with optional supplementary materials such as software and data. Deviations from the provided templates will result in rejection without review.

COLING 2025 will allow two routes for paper submission:

Direct submission: Papers submitted via this route will undergo a normal review process. Papers will be assigned to three reviewers and authors will have the opportunity to provide a short rebuttal to clarify any misunderstandings.
ARR papers: Papers which have already been reviewed through the ACL Rolling Review (ARR) system can be committed to COLING 2025. These papers will not be re-reviewed. Senior Area Chairs and Program Chairs will make acceptance decisions based on the ARR reviews and meta-reviews.
The review process will be double-blind. Reviewers will not see authors, authors will not see reviewers. Reviews and submissions will not be made publicly visible.

Anonymity Period
COLING 2025 will follow the ACL Anonymity Policy. As a result, no anonymity period will be required, although authors are still cautioned against extensive advertising. The submissions themselves must still be fully anonymized.

Multiple Submission Policy
Papers which are submitted to COLING 2025 cannot be under review for other conferences or journals at the same time. The commitment process is treated as being under review for a conference. Authors can either commit their paper through ARR or directly submit it to the conference. Papers reviewed and committed to the conference through ARR cannot be submitted directly to the

conference. In addition, we will not consider any paper that overlaps significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere. Submissions that violate these requirements will be desk rejected.


Contact Information
General chairs

Owen Rambow, Stony Brook University
Leo Wanner, ICREA, Pompeu Fabra University
Program co-chairs

Marianna Apidianaki, University of Pennsylvania
Hend Al-Khalifa, King Saud University
Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois Chicago
Steven Schockaert, Cardiff University
For questions about submissions:

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