Conference News

April 23, 2021

EACL 2021 Best Paper Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the best paper awards at EACL 2021!

April 16, 2021

Virtual conference site

The virtual conference site contains information about interactive participation in the conference.

To access the site, registrants should log in with their credentials (email and password) used during the registration. The conference will take place at CEST (Central European Summer Time), currently GMT+2.

April 9, 2021

EACL 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

In this post, we summarise the EACL 2021 Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) efforts to make sure that every attendee feels welcome and can get the best out of their EACL 2021 conference attendance.

April 6, 2021

Conference program

In our new blog post, learn more about the conference program and activities we have planned for you.

March 30, 2021

The Conference Schedule

The conference schedule is up on the Schedule page.

March 29, 2021

Call for mentors at EACL 2021

The EACL 2021 D&I committee would like to call for expressions of interest to host group mentoring sessions.

As part of the NLP community’s initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion, EACL 2021 is organising group mentoring sessions to offer students and early career researchers the opportunity to interact with and get advice from senior researchers. These virtual sessions will be structured as roundtable discussion/Q&A sessions. We will be assigning you to a session and a discussion group that you will lead, using the information you provide here.

Please fill in this form if you are interested in being a mentor at EACL 2021.
Looking forward to your submissions!

March 25, 2021

Diversity & Inclusions awards at EACL 2021

Applications for EACL 2021 Diversity & Inclusions awards are open. You can apply for a registration subsidy via this link.

March 5, 2021

Call for affinity group socials

As part of the EACL 2021, we would like to call for expressions of interest to host affinity group socials.

Affinity group socials are meant to serve the purpose of cohort and community building, and can both be fora for scientific and social exchange. The format of virtual affinity group socials has been successful in 2020, at ACL, EMNLP and COLING, where groups like Queer in AI and Black in AI organised events. Another example could be “Linguists at EACL”, “Professors in NLP”, or anything we missed that is not primarily technical.

To express interest in organising an affinity group social, please fill in the following form by 24 March:

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February 25, 2021

Call for Volunteers

We seek student and non-student volunteers for the 16th conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2021).

Applicants should fill the application form at
Application deadline: Friday, 12th March 2021
Notification of acceptance: Friday, 19th March 2021

Student Volunteers Chair (

More information is available at:
Please circulate the call among your colleagues and friends!

October 5, 2020

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!

September 24, 2020

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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September 14, 2020

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?

September 10, 2020

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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September 8, 2020


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.

August 28, 2020

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:

August 24, 2020

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!