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CLiC-it 2024 : Tenth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Link: https://clic2024.ilc.cnr.it/
 
When Dec 4, 2024 - Dec 6, 2024
Where Pisa, Italy
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2024
Notification Due Sep 23, 2024
Final Version Due Oct 21, 2024
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   artificial intelligence
 

Call For Papers


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CLiC-it 2024 - Tenth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics

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4 - 6 December 2024, Pisa, Italy

Conference Announcement and First Call for Papers

https://clic2024.ilc.cnr.it/

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, CLiC-it! To commemorate this milestone, CLiC-it will be hosted in Pisa, just as it was in 2014. Over the years, CLiC-it has evolved into an important forum for the Italian community of researchers in Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). CLiC-it aims to promote and disseminate high-quality, original research covering different aspects of automatic language processing, involving both written and spoken language. Furthermore, it seeks to showcase cutting-edge theoretical findings, experimental methodologies, technologies, and application perspectives.

The spirit of the conference is inclusive. Recognizing the multifaceted nature of language phenomena and the need for interdisciplinary expertise, CLiC-it aims to bring together researchers from different fields including Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Knowledge Representation, Information Retrieval, and Digital Humanities. CLiC-it welcomes contributions focusing on all languages, with a particular emphasis on Italian.

CLiC-it 2024 will be held in Pisa, from the 4th to the 6th of December. CLiC-it is organised by the Italian Association of Computational Linguistics (AILC -- http://www.ai-lc.it/).


Conference topics

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CLiC-it 2024 aims to have a broad technical program. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to (in alphabetical order):

- Computational Historical Linguistics

- Computational Social Science and Cultural Analytics

- Dialogue and Interactive Systems

- Discourse and Pragmatics

- Ethics and NLP

- Generation

- Handwritten Text Recognition

- Information Extraction

- Information Retrieval and Text Mining

- Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP

- Language Grounding to Vision, Robotics and Beyond

- Large Language Models

- Linguistic Diversity

- Linguistic Theories, Cognitive Modeling, and Psycholinguistics

- Machine Learning for NLP

- Machine Translation

- Multilingualism and Cross-Lingual NLP

- NLP Applications

- NLP for the Humanities

- Phonology, Morphology, and Word Segmentation

- Pragmatics and Creativity

- Question Answering

- Resources and Evaluation

- Semantics: Lexical, Sentence-level Semantics, Textual Inference, and Other Areas

- Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining

- Speech and Multimodality

- Summarization

- Syntax: Tagging, Chunking and Parsing


Paper Submission

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Submitted papers must describe substantial, original, completed, and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included.

CLiC-it 2024 allows for a multiple submission policy. In case of acceptance of the paper in other venues, the authors must communicate this information to the CLiC-it 2024 Chairs as soon as possible.

Papers may consist of up to five (5) pages of content, plus unlimited pages of acknowledgments, references and appendices. Upon acceptance, final versions of papers will be given one additional page of content, so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.

Papers will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

- soundness of approach

- relevance to computational linguistics

- novelty and clarity of relation with related work

- quality of presentation

- quality of evaluation (if applicable)

- verifiability and ability to replicate (if applicable)

Papers can be either in English or Italian, with the abstract in English. Accepted papers will be published on-line and will be presented at the conference either orally or as a poster.

Reviewing will NOT be blind, so there is no need to remove author information from manuscripts.

Information about the paper format and the conference management system to be used for submission will be notified in the second Call for Papers.

Research Communications

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CLiC-it 2024 adopts a parallel submission policy for outstanding papers accepted in 2023 by major publication venues, namely the major international CL conferences (workshops excluded) or international journals. These contributions can be submitted to CLiC-it 2024 as short research communications. Research communications will not be published in the conference proceedings, they serve primarily to promote the dissemination of high-quality research within the Italian CL community. Submitted research communications must be in the scope of the CLiC-it 2024 conference.

The authors of papers that meet the above criteria are invited to submit a written (maximum) one-page abstract of the original paper, including the paper’s title and authors as well as a pointer to the original conference or journal where the paper was published.

If needed, research communications will undergo a selection process overseen by the conference chairs. Since these papers have already been reviewed, the selection criteria will primarily consider their original publication venue. Priority will be granted to papers that align most closely with the conference program, ensuring a balanced representation across various conference topics.

Awards

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To acknowledge the contribution of young researchers to the field, the title of "best paper" will be awarded to outstanding papers, provided that a Master's or PhD student is among the authors and presents the work at the conference. Recipients of this award 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, AILC is also 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 Euros plus free membership to AILC for one year and free registration to the upcoming CLiC-it. The complete call is available on the conference website at: “Calls ) AILC Master Thesis Award”.


Important Dates

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- 15/07/2024: Paper submission deadline: regular papers and research communications

- 23/09/2024: Notification to authors of reviewing/selection outcome

- 21/10/2024: Camera ready version of accepted papers

- 4-6/12/2024: CLiC-it 2024 Conference, Pisa

Conference Chairs

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- Felice Dell’Orletta (CNR-ILC)

- Alessandro Lenci (Università di Pisa)

- Simonetta Montemagni (CNR-ILC)

- Rachele Sprugnoli (Università di Parma)

Further information

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Conference website: https://clic2024.ilc.cnr.it/

Mail: clicit2024@gmail.com

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