CLARIN Annual Conference Call for Papers

Submitted by Jan Odijk on 16 April 2014

CLARIN ERIC is happy to announce the 3rd edition of the CLARIN Annual Conference (CAC) and calls for the submission of papers.

The CLARIN Annual Conference is organized for the humanities and social sciences community to exchange ideas and experiences on the CLARIN infrastructure. This includes its design and construction, its operation and use, data and services that it contains or should contain, research carried out with the CLARIN infrastructure, the relation of CLARIN to other infrastructures and projects, and the CLARIN Knowledge Sharing Infrastructure.


If the submission is accepted, the (possibly revised) abstract will be published in the conference’s abstract book. The author(s) will be invited to submit a full paper (minimally 10 and maximally 20 pages) in PDF format and in accordance with the provided template for the Proceedings. The full papers must be submitted through the CAC2014 submission systemThese full papers will be reviewed according to the same criteria as the abstracts and accepted full papers will be published in the Proceedings. Only digital proceedings will be produced. They will appear 6 months after the Annual Conference.


Templates for MS Word, OpenOffice and LaTex are now available here.


The information below regards the submission of extended abstracts. For the submission of full papers see instructions above.


Submission of proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations and/or demos must be extended abstracts (length: 2-4 A4 pages) in PDF format, in accordance with the template provided. They must be submitted through the CLARIN ERIC conference submission system and will be reviewed by the CAC Programme Committee.

The first author must work in any of the countries or regions covered by CLARIN ERIC members or by CLARIN ERIC observers. These countries and regions are: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Flanders, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Sweden.

However, it is not required that the authors are or have been involved in (national or international) CLARIN projects.

All proposals will be reviewed, on the basis of both individual criteria and global criteria (such as thematic, linguistic and geographical spread).

Individual acceptance criteria are:

  • Appropriateness: The contribution must pertain to the CLARIN infrastructure (e.g. use CLARIN, contribute to the CLARIN design, construction or operation, etc.)
  • Clarity: the extended abstract must have been written clearly
  • Soundness / Correctness: the content must be technically and factually correct
  • Meaningful Comparison: the abstract must indicate that the author is aware of alternative approaches
  • Substance: the contribution must have sufficient substance to be acceptable
  • Impact: Contributions with a higher  expected impact will be preferred over papers with lower expected impact


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

  • Metadata, metadata tools, metadata profiles and components metadata harvesting
  • Persistent identifiers
  • Single Sign On Authentication and Authorization
  • Facilities for searching and browsing for data (via metadata)
  • Facilities for searching in and through data
  • CLARIN Centres and CLARIN Centre Federation
  • Web applications, web services, and work flows
  • Standards and Interoperability

Operation of the CLARIN infrastructure, e.g.

  • Usage statistics
  • Usage experiences
  • Desired functionality
  • Legal and Ethical Issues

CLARIN Data and Services, e.g.

  • Data and software curation
  • Demonstrators
  • Showcases
  • Usability studies of CLARIN tools and services


Research carried out with the CLARIN infrastructure

  • Use of the CLARIN infrastructure in actual humanities research
  • Limitations of using CLARIN for humanities research
  • Requests for new functionality in the CLARIN infrastructure

CLARIN Knowledge Infrastructure and Dissemination, e.g.

  • User Assistance (helpdesks, user manuals, FAQs)
  • CLARIN Portals
  • Videos  and screen casts
  • Recorded lectures

Relation with other Infrastructures and Projects, e.g.

  • Relations with other SSH research infrastructures such as DARIAH, CESSDA, etc.
  • Relations with meta-infrastructure projects such as DASISH, EUDAT, and RDA.
  • Relations with national initiatives

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.


The 3rd CLARIN ERIC Annual Conference will be held in Soesterberg, the Netherlands.



The conference programme committee consists of the following members:

  • Koenraad De Smedt, University of Bergen, Norway
  • 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, the Netherlands (Chair)
  • Maciej Piasecki, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
  • Kiril Simov, IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Remco van Veenendaal, Dutch Language Union, The Netherlands/Flanders
  • Kadri Vider, University of Tartu, Estland




April 16, 2014

Call for Proposals Published

April 30, 2014

Submission system open

July 1, 2014

Extended abstract Submission deadline

August 7, 2014

Notification of acceptance

September 15, 2014

Final version of abstract due

October 24-25, 2014

CLARIN 2014 Annual Conference

November 1, 2014

Invitation to submit a paper

January 15, 2015

Deadline to express intention to submit

March 22, 2015

Deadline for submission for paper

June 15, 2015

Notification of acceptance

July 15, 2015

Revised paper due

August 15, 2015

Notification of acceptance revised papers

September 1, 2015

Digital publication


The information below regards the abstracts for CAC2014. Do NOT use these templates for you final papers for the proceedings. The templates for the proceedings are availables above.


If your extended abstract has been accepted for the CAC 2014, use the template below to submit your final extended abstract via the EasyChair submission system. LaTeX files are also available for download. (DO NOT USE FOR PROCEEDINGS)


Please note that your final paper should NOT include page numbers. The original templates for the extended abstracts did contain page numbers. However, we have uploaded new templates (Word, LaTeX) for the final papers without page numbers. If you want to continue working with your original extended abstract document, please make sure you remove the page numbers following these instructions:

- Word-documents: Tab: Insert --> Menu item: Footer --> Menu item: Edit footer --> Delete Page Numbers --> Menu item: Close Footer --> Menu item: Save File.

- LaTeX: Replace \pagestyle{plain} by \thispagestyle{empty} in your .tex file.


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This Call for Papers is also available as PDF.

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