Call for Papers: CLARIN Annual Conference 2015

Submitted by Linda Stokman on 31 March 2015

CLARIN is happy to announce the 4th CLARIN Annual Conference and calls for the submission of papers (by CLARIN members only).


The CLARIN Annual Conference is organized for the Humanities and Social Sciences community in order to exchange ideas and experiences on the CLARIN infrastructure. This includes the infrastructure's design, construction and operation, the data 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.


Operation and use of the CLARIN infrastructure, e.g.

  • Use of the CLARIN infrastructure in actual humanities research, including motivated needs for updated and new functionality
  • Usability studies and evaluations of CLARIN services
  • Usage monitoring and statistics, identification of user audience and impact studies
  • Showcases and demonstrators
  • Models for the sustainability of the infrastructure, including issues in curation, migration, evolution, financing and cooperation
  • Legal and ethical issues in operating the infrastructure

Design and construction of the CLARIN infrastructure, e.g.

  • Metadata and concept registries, cataloguing and browsing
  • Persistent identifiers
  • Access, including Single Sign On Authentication and Authorization
  • Search in data, including Federated Content Search
  • Web applications, web services, workflows and use of eInfrastructure
  • Standards and interoperability

CLARIN Knowledge Infrastructure and Dissemination, e.g.

  • User assistance (helpdesks, user manuals, FAQs)
  • CLARIN portals and outreach to users
  • Videos, screen casts, recorded lectures
  • Researcher training activitities
  • Knowledge infrastructure centres

CLARIN in relation with other infrastructures and projects, e.g.


The scientific programme will include oral presentations, posters, and demos. There is no difference in quality between oral and poster presentations. Only the appropriateness of the type of communication (more or less interactive) to the content of the paper will be considered.


Submission of proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations and/or demos must be extended abstracts (length: about four A4 pages including references) in PDF format, in accordance with the template.

It is not required that the authors are or have been directly involved in national or international CLARIN projects, but their work must be clearly related to the CLARIN activities, resources, tools or services.

Extended abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair submission system and will be reviewed by the Programme Committee.

All proposals will be reviewed on the basis of both individual criteria and global criteria. The latter include thematic, linguistic and geographical spread. Individual acceptance criteria are the following:

  • Appropriateness: the contribution must pertain to the CLARIN infrastructure (e.g. use CLARIN, contribute to the CLARIN design, construction or operation, etc.)
  • Soundness and correctness: the content must be technically and factually correct and methods must be scientifically sound, according to best practice, and preferably evaluated.
  • Meaningful comparison: the abstract must indicate that the author is aware of alternative approaches and previous work, if any, and highlight relevant differences.
  • Substance: concrete work and experiences will be preferred over ideas and plans.
  • Impact: contributions with a higher impact on the research community and society at large will be preferred over papers with a lower impact.
  • Clarity: the extended abstract must be informative, clear and understandable for the CLARIN audience.
  • Timeliness and novelty: the work must convey relevant new knowledge to the audience attending this event.


If the submission is accepted, it will be published (possibly in revised form) in the conference Book of Abstracts. After the conference, the author(s) will be invited to submit a full paper (10–20 pages) to be reviewed according to the same criteria as the abstracts. Accepted full papers will be digitally published in the Proceedings within about 6 months after the conference.


The 4th CLARIN ERIC Annual Conference will be held in Wrocław, Poland.


The conference Programme Committee consists of the following members:

  • Lars Borin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Antonio Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Koenraad De Smedt, University of Bergen, Norway (Chair)
  • Eva Hajičová, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
  • Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Bente Maegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Karlheinz Mörth, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
  • Jan Odijk, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Rūta Petrauskaitė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Maciej Piasecki, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
  • Stelios Piperidis, ILSP, Greece
  • Kiril Simov, IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Kadri Vider, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Tomaž Erjavec, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • Martin Wynne, University of Oxford, UK


April 15, 2015  First call published and submission system open

July 15, 2015  Submission deadline

September 4, 2015  Notification of acceptance

September 30, 2015  Final version of extended abstracts due

October 15-17, 2015  4th CLARIN Annual Conference


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