CliC-it 2016 Third Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics

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*** CLiC-it 2016 - Third Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics ***

Third Call for Papers

5-6 December 2016, Napoli, Italy

Co-located with EVALITA 2016 (

CLiC-it, Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, is aimed at establishing a reference forum for research on Computational Linguistics organized by the recently founded Italian Association of Computational Linguistics (AILC - Together with the co-located EVALITA evaluation campaign specifically devoted to Natural Language Processing and Speech tools for Italian, the conference is intended to meet the need for a national and international forum for the promotion and dissemination of high-level original research in the field of Computational Linguistics (CL) by the Italian community. CLiC-it covers all aspects of automatic language understanding, both written and spoken, and targets state-of-the-art theoretical results, experimental methodologies, technologies, as well as application perspectives, which may contribute to advance the field.

The third edition of CLiC-it will be held in Napoli, at the University Federico II.

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, 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 conference invites the submission of papers on research in all aspects of automated language processing. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the thematic areas reported below (together with the Area Chairs):

    Cognitive modeling of language processing and psycholinguistics (D. Crepaldi, G. Lebani, V. Pirrelli)

    NLP for Digital Humanities (M. Passarotti, S. Tonelli)

    Information Retrieval and Question Answering (N. Ferro, A. Moschitti)

    Information Extraction, Entity Linking and (Linked) Open Data (V.Basile, R. Navigli)

    Linguistic Resources (C. Bosco, M. Monachini, S. Vietri)

    Machine Translation and Multilingual Applications (M. Cettolo, J. Monti)

    Pragmatics, Creativity and Linguistic Games (M. de Gemmis, M. Gori, M. Poesio)

    Semantics and Knowledge Acquisition (R. Bernardi, A. Gangemi, F.M. Zanzotto)

    Spoken Language Processing and Understanding (P. Cosi, A. Origlia)

    Morphology and Syntax Processing (A. Lavelli, A. Mazzei)

    NLP for Web and Social Media (D. Croce, F. Dell'Orletta)

    Linguistic Issues in CL and NLP (A. Lenci, P. Merlo)

    Machine Learning for CL and NLP (G. Attardi, R. Basili)


CLiC-it 2016 has the goal of a broad technical program. We invite papers in the following four broad categories: theoretical computational linguistics, empirical/data-driven approaches, resources/evaluation, applications/tools. We also invite papers describing a challenge in the field, position papers, survey papers, and papers that describe a negative result.

Papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, and two (2) additional pages of references. Paper 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. The deadline for paper submissions is July 15, 2016.

Paper 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 will be soon available on the conference website under "Submissions". Submission must be electronic in PDF, using the Easychair submission software.

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

Further details can be found at


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).


Accademia Pontaniana,
via Mezzocannone, 8, 80134 Napoli


22/2/2016:   First call for papers

15/4/2016:   Second call for papers

15/7/2016:   Deadline for paper submission

15/9/2016:   Notification to authors of review results

15/10/2016:  Camera ready version of the accepted papers

5-6/12/2016:  CLiC-it Conference



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