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CLARIN Annual Conference 2019 in Leipzig, Germany

Monday, 30 September, 2019 - 16:00 to Wednesday, 2 October, 2019 - 15:30

Photo: Swen Reichhold / Universität Leipzig, SUK  (The Paulinum – Assembly Hall and University Church of St. Paul)

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 University of Leipzig and InfAI - Institut für Angewandte Informatik.

CLARIN2019 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 the national coordinators of their country.


The CLARIN2019 programme features keynote talks by Professor Scott Rettberg (University of Bergen, Norway) and Professor Elke Teich (University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany), along with paper, poster and demo presentations.

Details: Conference Programme / The Call for Abstracts is now closed.

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 CLARIN2019 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.

More idetails and information on the possibility to register can be found here.

Satellite Event

SSHOC Workshop: Using Corpora for Implementing Validation. Workflows that combine quantity and quality

  • Monday 30 September 2019, from 09:45 to 16:00 (at the main conference venue)
  • Target audience: political and social scientists who are interested in using large text collections in their research.
  • Read more about this workshop

How to get there

BY AIR: Leipzig Halle Airport (LEJ)

The Leipzig Halle Airport is Germany’s 11th largest airport by passengers, and the second-busiest in Germany after Frankfurt Airport. Direct flights connect the airport to several German cities such as Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. Please visit Leipzig/Halle Airport website ( for more information on arrival and departure times. 

Leipzig Halle Airport can be reached by public transport. The regional railway trains S 5X and S 5 travel to Leipzig main station every half hour and take about 15 minutes. These trains also stop at further stations like Leipzig Markt (the market square).

It is also possible to fly to the airports of Berlin (Berlin-Tegel or Berlin Schönefeld) or Frankfurt (Main), and to take a bus ( or train ( to reach Leipzig.

BY AIR: Berlin airports / Frankfurt Airport

Berlin-Tegel (TXL)

Bus: Flixbus directly from the airport takes ca. 3 hours to Leipzig.

Train: From Berlin main station trains take about one hour to Leipzig main station.

Berlin Schönefeld (SXF)

Bus: Flixbus directly from the airport takes ca. 2,5 hours to Leipzig.

Train: From Berlin main station trains take about one hour to Leipzig main station.

Frankfurt airport (FRA)

Trains directly from the airport to Leipzig main station take 3,5 hours.


Leipzig main station is the central railway terminus in Leipzig that has frequent trains connections with Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Dresden, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hannover. 

Please visit for information on arrival and departure times.

***We advise to book the train tickets as early as possible, as the price per tickets is not fixed and is lower when booked in advance.

The station is at the northern edge of the city centre, around 700 metres away from the market square (the centre of the city) and 700 metres away from the University of Leipzig, and conference accommodation hotels. The taxi rank and the tram station for urban routes can be found outside the railway building.


For general information on the conference please contact us via

University of Leipzig
The Paulinum – Assembly Hall and University Church of St. Paul
Augustusplatz 10