Skip to main content

CLARIN Newsflash – Special Edition: CLARIN2023


The CLARIN Annual Conference 2023 (#CLARIN2023) is organised for the communities working in the wider humanities and social sciences, as well as language technology, in order to exchange ideas and experiences within the CLARIN network. It will be organised as a hybrid event, with Leuven, Belgium, as the venue.

Based on last year’s conference, we trust CLARIN2023 will be a rich and interactive event for both virtual as well as in-person attendees. We look forward to welcoming everyone! 


The #CLARIN2023 programme includes:

  • Thematic sessions dedicated to the presentations of peer-reviewed abstracts on the following topics:
    • Flagship project ParlaMint
    • Tools
    • Corpora
    • Metadata and Annotations
  • A workshop on Using CLARIN in Training and Education to celebrate educational professionals who successfully integrated CLARIN into the courses and training materials
  • A special session devoted to work by PhD students whose research is connected to CLARIN
  • A slot allocated to the Belgian national consortium (local host)
  • Presentations about the State of the CLARIN Infrastructure and highlights of the work carried out within the CLARIN committees.

You can view the full conference programme for 16 - 18  October here!


‘Lost in Meaning - Found in Translation. Natural Language Understanding with Multilingual Data’ by Jörg Tiedemann

Monday 16 October from 16.15 to 17:00 (CEST)

Jörg Tiedemann is professor of language technology at the Department of Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki. He received his PhD in computational linguistics for work on bitext alignment and machine translation from Uppsala University before moving to the University of Groningen for five years of post-doctoral research on question answering and information extraction. His main research interests are connected with massively multilingual datasets and data-driven natural language processing. He currently runs an ERC-funded project on representation learning and natural language understanding. In his keynote, he will talk about the FoTran project, which focuses on the ability of neural translation models to pick up linguistic properties and to generalise to meaningful representations when trained on large amounts of multilingual data.  

‘Ethical Issues of Generative AI’ by Laurence Devillers

Wednesday, 18 October from 11:00 to 11:45 (CEST)

Laurence Devillers is full professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Sorbonne University and heads the research team on 'Affective and social dimensions in spoken interactions with (ro)bots: technological and ethical issues' at CNRS-LISN. Since 2020, she also has also been project coordinator of the interdisciplinary project on AI and digital nudge 'HUMAAINE: HUman-MAchine Affective INteraction & Ethics' at CNRS. Her topics of research are human-machine co-evolution: from the modelling of emotions and human-robot dialogue to the ethical impacts for society and the risks and benefits of AI. She is involved in the tripartite project LeCycl and is a member of the National Pilot Committee for Digital Ethics (CNPEN). She is president of the Foundation Blaise Pascal on cultural mediation on Mathematics and Computer Science. Devillers is responsible for the JTC21/CEN_CENELEC WG4 on Foundational and Societal Impact of AI that include AI-enhanced Nudging, Trustworthiness AI and 'Green' AI. 



Workshop: Using CLARIN in Training and Education

Tuesday, 17 October from 11:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

This workshop will showcase the latest training and educational initiatives, as well as learning materials created within the CLARIN network. The first half of the workshop is dedicated to presentations of the accepted abstracts, while the second half will focus on how learning content from the UPSKILLS project can be used in teaching and training.


The conference proceedings with the full abstracts are downloadable as PDF, and short abstracts can be accessed via the conference programme page. This offers conference participants the chance to prepare their questions and comments in advance and be ready to engage in discussions during the sessions.


PhD Student Session

Tuesday 17 October from 13:30  to 14:30 (CEST)

National consortia put forward candidates for this session, which enables  PhD students to share the next generation of research supported by or contributing to the CLARIN infrastructure, and to receive feedback on their work from CLARIN experts. An award for the best poster will be handed out during the closing ceremony.


Tuesday 17 October from 17:30 to 19:00 (CEST)

The CLARIN Bazaar is an informal space at CLARIN2023 where conference attendees can meet people from other centres and countries, find out about their work in progress, exchange ideas, and talk to people about future collaborations. The format of the CLARIN Bazaar is in-person and interactive. The session provides an informal setting for conversations, and an opportunity to show work to colleagues or to distribute handouts and leaflets.

The deadline for the Bazaar has been extended to 6 October. You can sign up for a stall on the Bazaar page.

Workshop ‘Creating a CLARIN Workflow in the SSH Open Marketplace’

Wednesday 18 October from 14:00 to 17:00 (CEST)

This workshop aims at supporting researchers interested in creating a workflow in the SSH Open Marketplace. Following a brief presentation of what the SSH Open Marketplace is and how it works, participants will be supported by members of the Editorial Board of this discovery portal to write and document their research scenarios, based on the use of CLARIN tools, services and data - for example the CLARIN Resource Families or tools from the Language Resource Switchboard. Workflows are an ideal way to share one’s research resources, and harness the power of the SSH Open Marketplace to contextualise tools and services with publications, datasets, and training resources, thus presenting a research activity from A to Z in an easy-to-follow and reproducible way.



Virtual attendance is still open and free of charge. Register here!

Deadline for registration (for guaranteed access*): 11 October 2022


 *Please note that for registrations after 11 October, there may be delays in the communication of relevant information.

Follow the conference on Twitter via #CLARIN2023

The most up-to-date information can be found on the CLARIN2023 page.

Any questions? Please email