Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB) is an international conference that aims at exploring novel approaches and methods in computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP), especially with a view to their application to small and less-resourced languages such as Bulgarian and the bridging of the discrepancies between big and small languages with respect to language technologies.


IMPORTANT DATES


Tutorial submission deadline: 15 February 2024

Tutorial notification deadline: 28 February 2024

Paper abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2024

Paper submission deadline: 15 April 22 April 2024 (extended), 23:59 EEST (UTC/GMT+3)

Author notification deadline: 15 May 2024

Camera-ready PDF due: 15 June 2024

Official proceedings publication date: 7 September 2024

Conference: 9 – 10 September 2024


TOPICS OF INTEREST


CLIB invites contributions on original research, including, but not limited to:

  • computer-aided learning, training and education
  • dialogue and interactive systems
  • information retrieval, information extraction, text mining and knowledge graph derivation
  • language grounding for computer vision and robotics
  • language modelling
  • language theories and cognitive modelling for NLP
  • large language models and NLP evaluation methodologies
  • language resources and benchmarking for large language models
  • language resources construction and annotation
  • machine learning for NLP
  • machine translation, multilingualism, translation aids
  • morphology and segmentation
  • natural language generation, understanding, summarisation and simplification
  • ontologies, terminology and knowledge representation
  • sentiment analysis, stylistic analysis, opinion and argument mining
  • speech recognition, synthesis and spoken language understanding
  • tagging, chunking, syntax and parsing

CLIB 2024 also solicits submissions presenting project reports, new data resources, system demonstrations, position papers.


PAPER TYPES AND FORMAT


Long papers must describe substantial, original, completed, and unpublished work. Where appropriate, authors should include concrete evaluation and analysis, analysis of the impact of theories on technologies, and/or contributions of technologies to the advancement of theory. Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited pages of references and appendices in the accepted format.

Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work dealing with a small, focused contribution. Short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited pages of references and appendices.

Both types of submissions allow for an unlimited number of pages of references and appendices.

Final versions will be given one additional page of content (up to nine (9) pages for long papers, up to five (5) pages for short papers), so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.


SPECIAL SESSION ON WORDNETS, FRAMENETS AND ONTOLOGIES


A Special Session on Wordnets, Framenets and Ontologies will take place at CLIB 2024. The Special Session aims at bringing together researchers interested in the principles, theory, practice and applications of wordnets, ontologies, related linguistic resources and their interoperability and seeks to establish a dedicated community and to foster joint initiatives in this particular field.

There will be two categories of research papers: oral and poster presentations.

All accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings.

Additional information and the CLIB 2024 style guidelines and templates are available in the Instructions for authors section.


PAPER SUBMISSION


Papers must be submitted in English anonymously.

Reviewing will be double blind. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers.

We invite authors to submit a provisional title along with a brief abstract (approx. 150 words) by 15 March 2024 in pdf format. Abstract should be anonymous. Submission of papers and abstracts will be managed online by the EasyChair conference management system through the CLIB 2024 EasyChair account.


BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD


In order to encourage talented young researchers, the best paper with a Master/PhD student among the authors and presenting the work at the conference will be awarded a small prize and a diploma.


CLIB PROCEEDINGS INDEXING


The Proceedings from CLIB 2016,  CLIB 2018, CLIB 2020 are indexed in ISI Web of Science.

As of November 2020 the Proceedings are indexed in Scopus.

Since 2020 the CLIB Proceedings are also included in the ACL Anthology.


CALL FOR TUTORIALS


CLIB 2024 invites proposals for tutorials which will be held before the Conference (on 8 September 2023). 

Proposals should not exceed 4 pages of content (plus unlimited pages for references) using CLIB paper templates, and they should be submitted as pdf documents through the CLIB 2024 EasyChair page. Tutorial proposals are not anonymous.

The proposal should clearly explain to whom the tutorial is targeted and what, if any, expected prior knowledge and skills attendees should have. It should contain a succinct outline of the objectives and content of the tutorial and a description of the topics to be covered in it.

Tutorials should be planned for a duration of at least 2 (two) 45-minute sessions and should not exceed 8 (eight) 45-minute sessions. A schedule of sessions has to be provided.

The proposal may include recommended reading, a bibliography section, and, if relevant, a list of programmes or applications. It should also feaeture a brief presentation of the instructors, including their research interests, areas of expertise, and previous experience.

There should be a clear statement of what materials will be available: slides, video records, etc.

The CLIB 2024 style guidelines and templates are available in the Instructions for Authors section.