[Corpora-List] Final Call for Papers: 17th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Mon Oct 1 18:07:07 CEST 2018

[with apologies for cross-posting]

Dear Colleagues,

please find below the final Call for Papers for the 17th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, to be held mid-December 2018 in wintery Oslo, Norway. The deadline for paper submission is now just a little more than one week away.

The organizing team has worked hard to make a trip to Oslo affordable. Please see the conference web site below for discount hotel rates and participant fees.

Velkommen til Norge!

Dag Haug, Stephan Oepen, and Lilja

17th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT)

(Not Limited to Morphology and Syntax)

Thursday, December 13, and Friday, December 14, 2018

University of Oslo, Norway




For the 17th time in about as many years, the International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT) will bring together developers and users of linguistically annotated natural language corpora. TLT17 will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14, 2018, on the campus of the University of Oslo (Norway). Please mark your calendars!


As part of the main workshop, there will be two invited keynotes, by

+ Malvina Nissim

(University of Groningen) + Adam Przepiˇrkowski,

(Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Warsaw)

Thursday evening (December 13, 2018) will feature a conference banquet in a historic location in downtown Oslo. Following completion of the scientific programme on Friday afternoon, there will be opportunities for cross-country skiing not far from the university.


TLT addresses all aspects of treebank design, development, and use. As ‘treebanks’ we consider any pairing of natural language data (spoken or written) with annotations of linguistic structure at various levels of analysis, ranging from e.g. morpho-phonology to discourse. Annotations can take any form (including trees or general graphs), but they should be encoded in a way that enables computational processing. Reflections on the design of linguistic annotations, methodology studies, resource announcements or updates, annotation or conversion tool development, or reports on treebank usage are but some examples of the types of papers we anticipate for TLT.

We invite paper submissions in three distinct tracks:

+ regular papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research,

including empirical evaluation results, where appropriate; + short papers on smaller, focused contributions, work in progress,

negative results, surveys, or opinion pieces; and + demonstration papers, showcasing a novel data resource or software

system that will be shown interactively during the workshop.

All papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be included in the TLT17 proceedings volume, which will be published as part of the NEALT Proceedings Series by Link÷ping University Electronic Press. The TLT proceedings will also be injected into the ACL Anthology.


The TLT workshop series has always encompassed linguistic annotations beyond morpho-syntax. To reflect growing community interest in natural language understanding, TLT17 aims to arrange a thematic session on the interface between syntax and semantics and on ‘meaning banking’ and its applications. Submissions on annotation and processing of semantic and pragmatic structure, thus, are heartily encouraged.


+ Monday, October 8, 2018: Paper Submission + Monday, November 5, 2018: Author Notification + Monday, November 26, 2018: Camera-Ready Papers

Please note that the submission deadline has been extended by one week compared to the First Call for Papers. This is obviously a very tight schedule, and no further extensions will be possible.


All submissions must follow the TLT17 style files, which are available for LaTeX (preferred), Libre Office, or MS Word and can be retrieved from the following address:


Submissions of full and short papers must be anonymous, i.e. not reveal author(s) on the title page or through self-references. Demonstration papers need not be anonymous. Papers must be submitted digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through the on-line conference system:


Submissions that violate either of these requirements will be returned without review.

Page limits for submissions are: up to twelve pages for regular papers, and up to eight pages for short and demonstration papers. For all three submission types, these page limits do /not/ include additional pages with bibliographic references. Please note that TLT17 adapts a single-column, smaller page format, optimized for on-screen reading. In terms of actual word counts, the above page numbers correspond to approximately eight and six pages, respectively, in a more ‘classic’, two-column conference proceedings layout.


Reviewing of submissions and selection of the conference programme will be managed by the TLT17 Programme Committee, duly co-chaired by:

+ Marie Candito, UniversitÚ Paris Diderot, France + Jan Hajič, Charles University, Czech Republic + Dag Haug, University of Oslo, Norway + Stephan Oepen, University of Oslo, Norway + Lilja ěvrelid, University of Oslo, Norway

All submissions will be double-blind reviewed by at least three experts in the field. To inquire about the submission and reviewing process or the conference more generally, please email ‘tlt-17 at ifi.uio.no’.

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