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SLTC 2020: Call for papers

Eighth Swedish Language Technology Conference (SLTC)
25–27 November 2020, University of Gothenburg
Contact: sltc2020@svenska.gu.se

Later-breaking news: SLTC will be held online

Late-breaking news: Submission deadline extended to 8 September, 23:59 CEST (UTC+2)!

Welcome to the Eighth Swedish Language Technology Conference (SLTC), which will take place online in Göteborg 25–27 November 2020, with workshops on Wednesday 25 November and the main conference Thursday–Friday 26–27 November.


SLTC will be held as an online conference.

We are currently in the process of deciding whether SLTC will be a mixed online/onsite conference, where you can participate either online or on location, or if it's going to be purely online. We will inform about the final conference format in early October, at the latest.


  • Workshop proposal submission deadline: Tuesday 9 June
  • Workshop notification of acceptance: Tuesday 16 June
  • Abstract submission deadline: Tuesday 1 September Extended to Tuesday 8 September, 23:59 CEST (UTC+2)
  • Decision about conference format: Early October
  • Notification of acceptance: Tuesday 13 October
  • Workshops: Wednesday 25 November
  • Main conference: Thursday–Friday 26–27 November


University of Gothenburg, and in particular:

  • CLASP (the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability) at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science,
  • Språkbanken Text (the Language Bank) at the Department of Swedish, and
  • the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.


Workshops will be held on Wednesday 25 November, immediately preceding the main conference. The following workshops have been accepted:

Note that all workshops have their own deadlines, submission procedures and calls for papers.


Content: Papers are invited on all theoretical, practical and applied aspects of language technology, including natural language processing, computational linguistics, speech technology and neighbouring areas. Papers can describe completed or ongoing research, as well as practical applications of language technology, and may be combined with systemdemonstrations.

Format: Papers will be presented at the conference as posters or oral presentations, according to the decision of the program committee.

Submission: Papers are submitted as extended abstracts using style files that will be made available at the conference webpage, and should include author names and affiliations (i.e., they should not be anonymous). The abstract should be up to 4 pages, excluding references, and is submitted via EasyChair no later than Tuesday 8 September, 23:59 CEST (UTC+2). Stylesheets and other information can be found at the conference webpage: https://spraakbanken.gu.se/sltc2020.

Publication policy: The conference does not publish any proceedings, but accepted contributions will be made available on the conference web page as extended abstracts. Hence, it is possible to submit abstracts related to work that has been, or will be, published elsewhere, as long as this is compatible with the conditions of the respective publication channels.

In addition, we are looking into possibilities for a dedicated post-proceedings volume in some journal, or similar kind of publication venue. The idea is that the post-proceedings will solicit full-length versions of selected conference papers, and will have a separate review process which will be initiated shortly after SLTC 2020 so that feedback from the conference can be incorporated into the post-proceeding versions.