7 July 2017

Third Call for Papers

CLiC-it 2017

Fourth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics

11-13 December, 2017
Rome, Italy

Conference Announcement and Final Call for Papers



The deadline for paper submission (regular papers
and research communications) has been extended to

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 11:59pm (CEST), UTC+2.


The Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, CLiC-it, aims at establishing a reference forum for the Italian community of researchers working in the fields of Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). CLiC-it promotes and disseminates high-level, original research on all aspects of automatic language processing, both written and spoken, and targets state-of-the-art theoretical results, experimental methodologies, technologies, as well as application perspectives, which may contribute to the advancement of the CL and NLP fields.

The spirit of the conference is inclusive. In the conviction that the complexity of language phenomena needs cross-disciplinary competences, CLiC-it intends to bring together researchers of related disciplines such as Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Knowledge Representation, Information Retrieval, and Digital Humanities. CLiC-it is open to contributions on all languages, with a particular emphasis on Italian.

The fourth edition of CLiC-it will be held in Rome, on 11-13 December, 2017. CLiC-it is organised by the Italian Association of Computational Linguistics (AILC — www.ai-lc.it).



The conference invites the submission of papers on all aspects of automated language processing. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Cognitive Modeling of Language Processing and Psycholinguistics
  • Information Extraction, Information Retrieval and Question Answering
  • Language Resources
  • Linguistic Issues in CL and in NLP
  • Machine Learning and Language Processing
  • Machine Translation and Multilinguality
  • Morphology and Syntax Processing
  • NLP for Digital Humanities
  • NLP for Web and Social Media
  • Pragmatics and Creativity
  • Semantics and Knowledge Acquisition
  • Spoken Language Processing and Automatic Speech Understanding

CLiC-it 2017 has the goal of a broad technical program. We invite papers in theoretical computational linguistics, empirical/data-driven approaches, resources and their evaluation, as well as NLP applications and tools. We also invite papers describing a challenge in the field, position papers, survey papers, and papers that describe a negative result.


Research Communications

This year we are also favouring a parallel submission policy for outstanding papers that have been submitted and accepted elsewhere in 2017. If you are the author of a paper accepted at a major international CL conference or journal in 2017, you can present your work at CLiC-it 2017 in the form of a short research communication, within a dedicated session at the conference. Research communications will not be published in the proceedings, but are mostly intended to enforce dissemination of excellence in research within the Italian CL community.


Submission Format

Regular papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, and two (2) additional pages of references. Papers can be either in English or Italian, with the abstract both in English and Italian. Accepted papers will be published on-line and will be presented at the conference either orally or as a poster. For research communications (see above) a two (2) page abstract is required. The deadline for all types of submissions is July 15, 2017.

Submissions should follow the two-column format. We strongly recommend the use of LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files according to the ACL format, which are available on the conference website under the path: “Calls > Information for authors”. Submission must be electronic in PDF, using the Easychair submission software available at the link under the same path as above.

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



In order to award the work of young researchers, the title of “best paper” will be attributed to the best papers in different research areas with a PhD student and/or postDoc among the authors. The awarded authors 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, as an innovation at CLiC-it 2017, and with the endorsement of AILC, we are introducing a prize for the best Master Thesis (Laurea Magistrale) in Computational Linguistics submitted at an Italian University. The prize consists of 500 euro plus free membership to AILC for one year and free registration to the upcoming CLiC-it, where the author will have the chance to present their thesis. The complete call is available on the conference website under the path: “Calls > AILC Master Thesis Award”.


Important Dates

25/07/2017: Paper submission deadline (extended)
23/09/2017: Notification to authors of reviewing outcome
15/10/2017: Camera ready version of accepted papers
11-13/12/2017: CLiC-it Conference, Rome


Invited Speakers

Marco Baroni
Facebook AI Research (FAIR)
Title: TBA

Rada Mihalcea
University of Michigan
Computer Science and Engineering
Title: TBA

Yoav Goldberg
Bar-Ilan University
Computer Science
Title: TBA


Program co-chairs:
Roberto Basili (University of Roma, Tor Vergata)
Malvina Nissim (University of Groningen)
Giorgio Satta (University of Padova)

Local Organizing Committee:
Danilo Croce (University of Roma, Tor Vergata, local chair)
Giuseppe Castellucci (Almawave)
Andrea Vanzo (Sapienza University of Rome)
Simone FiliceĀ (University of Roma, Tor Vergata)


Further information
Conference website: