Conference News

Final and extended Call for Tutorial Proposals

We have extended the submission deadline for tutorial proposals for the next season’s tutorials, namely EACL/NAACL-HLT/ACL-IJCNLP/EMNLP 2021.

Extended submission deadline: Wednesday 4 November 2020
Notification of acceptance: Wednesday 2 December 2020

More information is available at:
Please, circulate the call among your colleagues and friends! See you at EACL 2021 in April!

Keynote speakers

We are delighted that the following speakers have graciously accepted to give keynotes at EACL 2021:

Melanie Mitchell, Santa Fe Institute
Fernanda Ferreira, University of California, Davis
Marco Baroni, Pompeu Fabra University

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NLP Applications for Emergency Situations and Crisis Management

By: Robert Munro

For the first time, a major NLP conference has a track on disaster response! The “NLP Applications for Emergency Situations and Crisis Management” track at EACL 2021 encourages researchers to share their work on a broad range of topics in disaster prevention, response, and recovery. As someone who has worked in both NLP and disaster response for many years, I am delighted to be the Senior Area Chair for this track and to be joined by Area Chairs, Antonios Anastasopoulos, Ishan Jindal, Rada Mihalcea, and Graham Neubig. We encourage papers that show innovation in NLP for disaster response while at the same time maintaining the privacy, safety, and dignity of crisis-affected populations. A broad-range of application areas are encouraged, including prevention, logistics support, and long-term disasters like climate change. For more on what makes a good paper, see my recent article: Research on Machine Learning for Disaster Response: what makes a good paper?

Green and Sustainable NLP

This EACL edition is proud to introduce a new track to the main session: Green and Sustainable NLP. We are excited to welcome the Green and Sustainable NLP PC chairs: Roy Schwartz and Emma Strubell, who will manage this unique track and who have kindly contributed some introductory words for the track.

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EACL 2021 will now be held entirely online, rather than in Kyiv as previously announced, to avoid the need for international travel and risk of further spread of COVID-19. We will take steps to ensure there is as much virtual social interaction as possible. We will post further information here as it becomes available.

Tracks and Area Chairs

EACL 2021 will feature a wide range of areas and topics and we invite people to contribute to our programme in any of the tracks listed in the call for papers (

Each track will be handled by domain experts and we are excited to announce the great team behind the scenes. Check out our senior area chairs in the programme committee:

First CFP is out

The first call for papers for EACL 2021 is out. Mark your calendars with the important dates for paper submission and notifications:

Submissions deadline: 7 October 2020

Acceptance notification: 11 January 2021

Camera-ready submission: 25 January 2021

More information is available at:
Please, circulate the call among your colleagues and friends! See you at EACL 2021 in April!