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INLG 2019 : The 12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2019)


When Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019
Where Tokyo, Japan
Abstract Registration Due Jul 5, 2019
Submission Deadline Jul 12, 2019
Notification Due Sep 1, 2019
Final Version Due Sep 22, 2019
Categories    NLP   NLG   language   generation

Call For Papers

INLG 2019 Final Call for papers

****Updates: ****
- We removed the page limit on references
- The list of co-located workshops and invited speakers is finalized
- A special issue of the Computer Speech and Language Journal on NLG has been approved. In conjunction with INLG 2019, we expect to publish 8 papers in this special issue


12th International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Tokyo, Japan, October 29 - November 1, 2019



will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo, Japan, October 29 - November 1, 2019. The conference takes place immediately prior to EMNLP-IJNLP 2019(, which will be held in Hong Kong starting November 3.

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.

In addition, there will be a “Elsevier Computer Speech and Language Journal Special Issue on Natural Language Generation“. In conjunction with INLG 2019, we expect to publish 8 papers in total in the proposed special issue. Those 8 papers will consist of the extended versions of high-quality papers from INLG 2019 as well as papers selected via an open Call for Paper process.

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

- Abstract submissions due: July 5, 2019
- Full paper submissions due: July 12, 2019
- Notification: September 1, 2019
- Camera ready: September 22, 2019
- INLG 2019: October 29 to November 1, 2019

All deadlines are at 11.59 PM, UTC-8.


Our invited speakers at INLG 2019 will be:
Anya Belz, Philipp Koehn, Kazunori Komatami, and Roger van Gompel.



We are pleased to announce the following workshops:
1st Workshop on Interactive Natural Language Technology for Explainable Artificial Intelligence (NL4XAI2019)
AI Werewolf and Dialog System
4th Workshop on Computational Creativity in Language Generation (CC-NLG 2019)
Workshop on Discourse Structure in Neural NLG

Our finalized lists of co-located workshops can be found at



INLG 2019 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
- 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


Submissions & Format

Submissions should follow the new ACL Author Guidelines( and policies for submission, review and citation, and be anonymised for double blind reviewing. ACL 2019 offers both LaTeX style files( and Microsoft Word templates( Papers should be submitted electronically through the START conference management system (to be opened in due course).

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 unlimited references.

- Short papers are more appropriate for presenting an ongoing research effort and must not exceed four (4) pages, with unlimited 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 2019.

All accepted papers will be published in the INLG 2019 proceedings and included in the ACL anthology. A paper accepted for presentation at INLG 2019 must not have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Dual submission to other conferences (including EMNLP 2019) is permitted, provided that the 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:

Kees van Deemter (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Chenghua Lin (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Hiroya Takamura (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

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