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CODI 2024 : 5th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse


When Mar 21, 2024 - Mar 22, 2024
Where Malta
Submission Deadline Dec 20, 2023
Notification Due Jan 20, 2024
Final Version Due Jan 30, 2024
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   artificial intelligene

Call For Papers

CODI, 5th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse

2024-03-21 or 22 - EACL 2024 - Malta

** Submission deadline: December 20th, 2023 - No deadline extension **

Website link:

Aims and scope

The last ten years have seen a dramatic improvement in the ability of NLP systems to understand and produce words and sentences. This development has created a renewed interest in discourse phenomena as researchers move towards the processing of long-form text and conversations. There is a surge of activity in discourse parsing, coherence models, text summarization, corpora for discourse level reading comprehension, and discourse related/aided representation learning, to name a few, but the problems in computational approaches to discourse are still substantial. At this juncture, we have organized four Workshops on Computational Approaches to Discourse (CODI) at EMNLP 2020, EMNLP 2021, COLING 2022 and ACL 2023 to bring together discourse experts and upcoming researchers. These workshops have catalyzed work to advance research on discourse level problems and have served as a forum for the discussion of suitable datasets and reliable evaluation methods.
The previous workshops on discourse in machine translation (DiscoMT), linking lexical, sentential and discourse semantics (LSDSem), discourse structure in natural language generation (DSNNLG), discourse relation parsing and treebanking (DISRPT) and coreference (CORBON/CRAC), have shown that there is considerable interest and success in bringing together the community working on specific problems in discourse. We believe that the discourse community will also benefit from a general forum where work ranging from corpus development/analysis to computational models, and evaluation is discussed, and desiderata can be drawn for future progress.
The 5th CODI workshop is planned as a 1 day event which brings together different subcommunities. It will feature invited talks and regular papers. We also accept papers accepted at other major conferences for non-archival presentation, including Findings papers.

Topics of interest

We welcome papers on symbolic and probabilistic approaches, corpus development and analysis, as well as machine and deep learning approaches to discourse. We appreciate theoretical contributions as well as practical applications, including demos of systems and tools. The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for the community of NLP researchers working on all aspects of discourse.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- discourse structure
- discourse connectives
- discourse relations
- annotation tools and schemes for discourse phenomena
- corpora annotated with discourse phenomena
- discourse parsing
- cross-lingual discourse processing
- cross-domain discourse processing
- anaphora and coreference resolution
- event coreference
- argument mining
- coherence modeling
- discourse and semantics
- discourse in applications such as machine translation, summarization, etc.
- evaluation methodology for discourse processing


We solicit three categories of papers: regular (long and short) workshop papers, demos and extended abstracts. Only regular workshop papers and demos will be included in the proceedings as archival publications.

Double submission of papers is allowed but will need to be indicated at submission.

Regular papers must describe original unpublished research. Long papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content, plus unlimited pages for references.

Short papers can be up to 4 pages, plus unlimited pages for references.

Demo submissions may describe systems, tools, visualizations, etc., and may consist of up to 4 pages, plus unlimited pages for references.
Each submission can contain unlimited pages for Appendices but the paper submissions need to remain fully self-contained, as these supplementary materials are completely optional, and reviewers are not even asked to review them.

Extended abstracts can describe work in progress. These may be two pages long (without references). Extended abstracts are non-archival. They will be included in the workshop program and handbook, but will not appear in the workshop proceedings.

Paper accepted or rejected at one of the main conferences

We also invite presentations of paper accepted at another main conference, a specific deadline and submission process will be communicated later on. They will be included in the workshop program and handbook, but will not appear in the workshop proceedings.

We will also consider for publication papers rejected at one of the main conferences (see the direct submission deadline below), authors will have to submit both the paper and the reviews. The submission process will be communicated later on.

Submission website

All submissions must be anonymous and follow the EACL 2024 formatting instructions described here:

Please submit your workshop papers at

Important dates

2023-12-20: CODI papers due
2024-01-17: Direct submission (papers rejected at a main conference)
2024-01-20: Notification of acceptance
2024-01-30: Camera ready deadline for main conference and CODI
2024-03-17 – 2024-03-22: CODI workshop
All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC -12h ("anywhere on Earth").
Due to the tight schedule, there will be no deadline extension.

Invited Speakers

- Hannah Rohde, University of Edinburgh
- Manfred Stede, Potsdam University


Chloé Braud, CNRS-IRIT
Christian Hardmeier, IT University of Copenhagen
Chuyuan (Lisa) Li, University of British Columbia
Jessy Li, University of Texas, Austin
Sharid Loáiciga, University of Gothenburg
Michael Strube, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
Amir Zeldes, Georgetown University

To contact the organizers, please send an email to:

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