Second Call for Papers

The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) is glad to announce the 13th edition of LREC, organised with the support of national and international organisations. We hope to be able to organise a face-to-face conference, otherwise an online or hybrid alternative will be set up.


CONFERENCE AIMS
LREC is the major event on Language Resources (LRs) and Evaluation for Language Technologies (LT). LREC aims to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art, explore new R&D directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding LRs and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, on-going and planned activities, industrial uses and needs, requirements coming from e-science and e-society, with respect to both scientific/technological issues as well as policy and organisational ones.
LREC provides a unique forum for researchers, industrials and funding agencies from across a wide spectrum of areas to discuss issues and opportunities, find new synergies and promote initiatives for international cooperation, in support of investigations in language sciences, progress in language technologies and development of corresponding products, services and applications, and standards.


TRACKS FOR SUBMISSION
LREC 2022 invites the submission of papers on original and unpublished research covering all aspects of LRs & Evaluation of LTs, within natural language processing and computational linguistics. The following (in alphabetical order) are the relevant tracks for the conference:

- Applications involving LRs and Evaluation (including applications in specific domains)
- Corpora and Annotation (including Tools, Systems, Treebanks)
- Dialogue, Conversational Systems, Chatbots, Human-Robot Interaction
- Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
- Discourse and Pragmatics
- Evaluation and Validation Methodologies
- Information Extraction and Information Retrieval (including NER, QA, Text Mining,  Document Classification, Text Categorisation)
- Knowledge Discovery/Representation (including Knowledge Graphs, Linked Data, Terminology, Ontologies)
- Language Resources and Evaluation for Psycho-linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics and Linguistic Theories
- Language Resource Infrastructures, Standards for LRs, Metadata, Policy issues, Ethics, Legal Issues
- Less-Resourced/Endangered Languages
- Lexicons (also WordNet, FrameNet, Multimodal and Sign Language lexicons, etc.)
- Multilinguality and Machine Translation (including Speech-to-Speech translation)
- Multimodality and Cross-modality  (including Sign Languages, Vision and other modalities) and Multimedia
- Natural Language Generation (including Summarization)
- Opinion Mining, Sentiment Analysis, Emotion Recognition/Generation
- Parsing, Tagging, Grammar, Syntax, Morphology
- Reproduction of Research Results in Science and Technology of Language
- Semantics (including Distributional Semantics, Word Sense Disambiguation, Coreference, etc.)
- Social Media Processing
- Speech Resources and Processing (including  Phonetic Databases, Phonology, Prosody)
- Statistical Methods and Machine Learning for Language Technologies (including Language Models)

LREC2022 HOT TOPICS

 

  • Multilingualism and Language Technology for All
  • Language Resources for Emergency Needs
  • Machine Learning and Multimodality


DESCRIBE AND SHARE YOUR LRs!
In addition to describing your LRs in the LRE Map - now a normal step in the submission procedure of many conferences - LREC recognises the importance of sharing resources and making them available to the community.
When submitting a paper, you will be offered the possibility to share your LRs (data, tools, web-services, etc.), uploading them in a special LREC repository set up by ELRA. After LREC, such Language Resources will be made available to the community within the share-LRs repository set-up by ELRA, in compliance with the licenses indicated by right-holders. This effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their description, contributes to creating a common repository where everyone can deposit and share data.

PROGRAMME

The Scientific Programme will include invited talks, oral,  poster and demo presentations in addition to a keynote address by the winner of the Antonio Zampolli Prize.

We will also organise an Industrial Track to report on state of the art within industry and commercial achievements, for which there will be a separate Call.

SUBMISSIONS AND DATES

 

  • Main Conference Submission of oral and poster (or poster+demo) papers: 10 January 2022

Submission Site: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2022/main

LREC2020 asks for full papers from 4 pages to 8 pages (plus more pages for references if needed), which must strictly follow the LREC stylesheet which will be available on the conference website.

 

  • Workshops and tutorials proposals submission: 29 October 2021

Workshop Proposals Submission Site: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2022/LRECWorkshops2022/
Tutorial Proposals Submission Site: https://www.softconf.com/lrec2022/LRECTutorials2022/


PROCEEDINGS

The Proceedings will include both oral and poster papers, in the same format.
There is no difference in quality between oral and poster presentations. Only the appropriateness of the type of communication to the content of the paper will be considered.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Nicoletta Calzolari - CNR, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “Antonio Zampolli”, Pisa - Italy (Conference chair)
Frédéric Béchet –- LIS-CNRS, Aix Marseille University - France
Philippe Blache - LPL-CNRS & Aix-Marseille University - France
Khalid Choukri  - ELRA, Paris - France
Christopher Cieri - Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - USA
Thierry Declerck - DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken - Germany
Hitoshi Isahara - Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi - Japan
Bente Maegaard  - Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen - Denmark
Joseph Mariani  - LISN, CNRS, University Paris-Saclay, Orsay - France
Jan Odijk  - UIL-OTS, Utrecht - The Netherlands
Stelios Piperidis - Athena Research Center/ILSP, Athens - Greece

CONFERENCE EDITORIAL COMMITTEE
Sara Goggi, CNR, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale Antonio Zampolli, Pisa, Italy
Hélène Mazo, ELDA/ELRA, Paris, France


Contact: lrec@lrec-conf.org

Follow: @LREC2022

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Important dates
  • 29 October 2021: Submission of proposals for workshops and tutorials
  • 10 January 2022: Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers
  • tbd : Notification of acceptance for oral and poster/demo papers
  • tbd: Final Submission of accepted oral and poster/demo papers
  • 21-22-23 June 2022: Main Conference
  • 20-24-25 June 2022: Workshops & Tutorials