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CLARIN Annual Conference 2018 in Pisa, Italy

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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.

This event is organized by CLARIN ERIC in collaboration with the Institute for Computational Linguistics (ILC) that is part of the Department of Social Science and Humanities, Cultural Heritage (DSU) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) 

CLARIN2018 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 should contain, its actual use by researchers, its relation to other infrastructures and projects, and the CLARIN Knowledge Sharing Infrastructure.

We welcome the following categories of participants to attend the event: authors of accepted papers, members of national consortia and representatives of CLARIN centres as well as representatives from partner organizations. People who have been invited to attend the conference receive registration information from the CLARIN Office or from national coordinators of their country.

Selected papers from the CLARIN2018 Conference

The selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018 have been (digitally) published by Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet. The conference proceedings in this volume represent an overview of the most important topics discussed during the conference.

Access to the Selected papers from the CLARIN Conference 2018



The CLARIN2018 programme will include keynote speeches by James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University) and Costanza Navarretta (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and paper, poster and demo presentations.

Details: Conference Programme / Printed programme (PDF) / The Call for Abstracts is now closed.


Conference Proceedings can be found here.

Book of Abstracts

The CLARIN2018 Book of Abstracts contains abstracts of invited talks, oral presentations and posters. Abstracts of Bazaar presentations will be published later.

Presenter Guidelines

Presenters (both oral and poster sesssion, PhD-students session and Bazaar) are advised to take a look at the Presenter Guidelines. Here you will find information about sending your slides to the organizers, available equipment, et cetera.

The CLARIN Bazaar

The CLARIN Bazaar is an informal space at CLARIN2018 where you 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 bazaar will provide an informal setting for conversations with CLARIN people, and space to show your work to colleagues on their laptop computer, and distribute handouts and leaflets.

If you would like to have a stall in the bazaar, please sign up through the link that is available on the CLARIN Bazaar page

If you are curious about who is present there already, take a look here.

The bazaar is scheduled for Tuesday 9 October 2018, 17:40-18:40.

Satellite Events

DH Foresight: gleaning the future of digital methods and infrastructures for the humanities Foresight Workshop
by the PARTHENOS project

Speech in the Age of Multimodal humanities" (SpAM)

How to get there

All relevant locations of the conference can be found on this Google map

BY AIR: Pisa airport

The Galileo Galilei International Airport of Pisa (PSA / LIRP) is the 11th busiest airport by passenger traffic in Italy, the 2nd one of Central Italy after Bologna. Direct flights connect Galileo Galilei International Airport to several Italian cities and numerous international destinations such as Rome, Catania, Bari, Cagliari, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Athens, Brussels, Lisbon, Doha, etc. 

Please visit Pisa Airport website for more information on arrival and departure times. 

There is a high-speed, fully automatic People Mover service for direct connections between the Pisa Centrale railway station and the airport. The PisaMover stop is located just outside the airport, and this service is available every day from 6:00 AM to midnight at 5/8 minute intervals. Detailed information is provided Trenitalia.

BY AIR: Firenze airport

It is also possible to fly to the airport of Florence (, and to take a bus or train to reach Pisa.

Train: takes circa one hour between Florence central station (S. M. Novella) and Pisa central station (Pisa centrale). The details of the train schedules and prices can be found here (section Fast Regional trains from Pisa Airport and Firenze SMN).

Bus: takes circa 2 hours between Firenze airport - Pisa airport . The details of the bus company that serves the line can be found here.


“Pisa Centrale” railway station is the main railway station of the city and one of the busiest Tuscan railway stations. 

Frequent trains run to Livorno, Lucca, Florence, Milan, Genoa, Turin and Rome. 

Please visit for information on arrival and departure times. 

The station is at the southern edge of the city centre, around two kilometers from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The taxi rank and the bus stop for urban routes can be found outside the railway terminal.


Pisa can be easily reached also by car through the FI-PI-LI highway (from Florence or Livorno), the A12 motorway or the state highway 1 Aurelia (from Rome or Genoa). 

Please visit to plan your itinerary. 

Most of the historical centre of Pisa is a Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), so only authorised vehicles can access this zone (unauthorised access will be fined). 

Conference Shuttle Buses Schedule

CLARIN arranges the shuttle buses to bring conference participants from the official hotels to the conference venue on the conference days, as well as to and from the reception amd the coneference dinner.

The detailed schedule with time slots information can be found here.


For general information on the conference please contact us via events [at] (events[at]clarin[dot]eu)


More information about previous CLARIN Annual Conferences can be found here



Hotel Galilei
Via Darsena, 1