Call for demos

Call for demonstrations

The Northern European Association for Language Technology (NEALT) invites proposals for demonstrations at its bi-annual conference human language and speech technologies. NoDaLiDa 2017 will be held between May 22 and May 24, 2017 at Conference Centre Wallenberg, centrally located in Gothenburg.


NoDaLiDa addresses all aspects of natural language processing and computational linguistics — including work on applications, linguistic resources and in closely related neighbouring disciplines (such as linguistics or psychology) that is sufficiently formalized or applied to bear relevance to speech and language technologies.

We invite submissions for software or resource demonstrations, e.g. of systems, interfaces, infrastructures, data collections, or annotations. Demonstration submissions should outline the nature and scope of what will be demonstrated, including sufficient detail to allow evaluation of its validity, quality, and relevance to the NoDaLiDa community and topics of interest (see above).

Demonstration papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be included in the NoDaLiDa 2017 proceedings, and published as part of the NEALT Proceedings Series by Linköping University Electronic Press. Negotiations are underway to include the proceedings in the ACL Anthology: as well.

As part of the main conference, demonstrations will be presented parallel to the poster session(s), where each demonstration will have available (at least) a table and large screen, as well as space for an overview poster. In case there are technical needs beyond power and (wireless) network access, these must be specified as part of the submission.


  • Monday, March 20, 2017: Submission of Papers
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017: Camera-Ready Manuscripts
  • Monday, May 22, 2017: Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, May 23 & 24, 2017: Main Conference

Submission formats

All submissions must follow the NoDaLiDa 2017 style files, which are available for LaTeX (preferred) and MS Word and can be retrieved from the following address:

Submissions for demonstrations need not be anonymous. Demonstration papers must be submitted digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through the on-line conference system.  Paper submissions that violate the format requirements will be returned without review.
Demonstration papers can be up to three pages long, excluding any additional pages with bibliographic references.

Submission management

Submissions to the conference must be uploaded electronically, obeying the above requirements and no later than (end of day, world-wide):

  • Monday, March 20, 2017.

NoDaLiDa 2017 utilizes the EasyChair conference management system for submission, reviewing, and preparation of proceedings:

Please indicate a demo paper by setting the first keyword to 'demo'.

Programme committee

Reviewing of submissions and selection of the conference programme will be managed by the NoDaLiDa 2017 Programme Committee. Submissions will be reviewed by (at least) two members of the programme committee or by other experts in the field.

  • Jörg Tiedemann, University of Helsinki (general chair)
  • Jón Guðnason, Reykjavik University, Island
  • Beáta Megyesi, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Kadri Muischnek, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Inguna Skadiņa, University of Latvia, Latvia
  • Anders Søgaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Andrius Utka, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Lilja Øvrelid, University of Oslo, Norway

To inquire about the submission and reviewing process or generally the scientific programme of the conference, please email ‘’.

Local Organization

The NoDaLiDa 2017 Organizing Committee is comprised of staff from the Language Bank of Sweden (Språkbanken) in Gothenburg:

  • Yvonne Adesam (co-chair), University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Lars Borin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dana Dannélls (co-chair), University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Sven Lindström, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Ildikó Pilán, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Nina Tahmasebi (co-chair), University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Elena Volodina, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

For all practical inquiries, please email ‘’.