CLARIN Annual Conference 2021 (Virtual Event)


CLARIN Annual Conference 2021 Goes Virtual

Due to the corona dynamics the 2021 edition of the CLARIN Annual Conference (CLARIN2021) will once again go virtual. Based on the experience and feedback of 2020, this virtual edition will aim to provide all attendants with an attractive virtual event and optimal interaction opportunities. We are counting on the support of the participants in turning the event into a success despite the format shift. Closer to the date we will be able to offer more details on the programme and the registration procedure.

About the CLARIN Annual Conference

The CLARIN Annual Conference is the main annual event for those working on the construction and operation of CLARIN across Europe, as well as for representatives of the communities of use in the humanities, and social sciences. 

CLARIN  ensures all the authors of accepted contributions that they will be provided with a possibility to present their work in the virtual context. 

CLARIN2021 is organized for the wider Humanities and Social Sciences communities in order to exchange ideas and experiences with the CLARIN infrastructure. This includes the design, construction and operation of the CLARIN infrastructure, the data, tools and services that it contains or for which their is a need, its actual use by researchers, its relation to other infrastructures and projects, and the CLARIN Knowledge Sharing Infrastructure.

We are looking forward to welcome all authors of accepted papers, members of national consortia and representatives of CLARIN centres, representatives from partner organizations, and anybody else who has interest in becoming part of the CLARIN community and would like to learn more.

You can always find the latest details on this page. Updates will also be communicated via the news section on the CLARIN website, the CLARIN Newsflash and Twitter

Call for Abstracts (Closed)

The call for submission of extended abstracts for the CLARIN Annual Conference 2021 is closed. (Full call for abstracts)

Call for Abstracts for the PhD Students Special Session 

After the success of last years' editions, the edition of this year will again feature a PhD Students Session. The aim of the session is to enable PhD students to share the next generation of research that is supported by or contributing to the CLARIN infrastructure, and receive feedback on their work from CLARIN experts.

Call for Nominations: Steven Krauwer Awards 2021

The call for Steven Krauwer Awards is open.

These awards are given annually to outstanding scientists or engineers in recognition of outstanding contributions toward CLARIN goals in the areas of language resource building, tool or service development, exemplary use cases, user involvement or knowledge sharing. The award ceremony takes place at the conference.

The deadline for nominations is 31 May April 2021 (5.00 pm CET)

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Call for Submissions "Teaching CLARIN in Times of Corona"

The special call for submissions for  "Teaching CLARIN in Times of Corona" is open. This call aims to acknowledge and showcase the efforts made by teachers, lecturers and trainers throughout the CLARIN  network to meet the education needs during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

CLARIN calls for submissions of recently developed training materials in any disciplines or topics relevant for CLARIN, provided one or more CLARIN resources were used in the course and referred to in the syllabus.

All relevant submissions will be showcased on the CLARIN website, for the purpose of sharing best practices and examples suitable for reuse. In addition, three submissions will be selected for the Teaching CLARIN award, and will receive the sum of 350 euros each. The award ceremony will be hosted during the CLARIN Annual Conference 2021.

The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2021

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Programme planning

The event preparation is in full progress, but the following elements can already be announced as part of the conference programme:

  • Three keynotes by invited speakers, both from academia and industry, who will address topics in digital humanities, AI and computational social sciences.
    • Elena González-Blanco (General Manager of Europe at CoverWallet, Director and Founder of LINHD, Spain)
    • Tomáš Mikolov (senior researcher leading a new group studying unsupervised learning inspired by evolutionary principles at CIIRC, Czech Institute for Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic).
    • Marco Passarotti (Director of the CIRCSE Research Centre, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano, Italy)
  • A format for plenary paper presentations is to be defined closer to the dates of the conference. The sessions will foster the interaction between the participants and the authors in the most suitable way. 
  • Special sessions devoted to contributions from both PhD students and lecturers who use CLARIN tools and resources in their work.
  • A special slot in which the three winners of the Teaching CLARIN Award will talk about their achievements.

More information about previous CLARIN Annual Conferences can be found here