logo clarin ericDear CLARIAH-particpators,

we would like to distribute the call for Steven Krauwer Awards 2018:


Please, take into account that CLARIN agreed on a possibility of awarding more than one candidate per a category and also that there is a possibility to give an award to a team.

Maciej Piasecki


The Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures is an international management development programme tailored to the specific needs of Research Infrastructures. This Programme is designed to give experienced science professionals the skills and knowledge they need to take on greater managerial responsibilities. Take the opportunity to improve your managerial skills.

For more details see the website.

What can this Executive Masters offer you?

  • A global network of Research Infrastructure colleagues in similar leadership positions
  • An international Faculty composed by dedicated professors and acclaimed experts from research infrastructures
  • A better understanding of how Research Infrastructures in different countries are responding to common challenges
  • Greater awareness of your leadership strengths and weaknesses.
  • Innovative ways to help your organisation become more effective.

The Masters programme gives you three alternative enrolment options:



  • Target: Executive
  • Format: MBA Part-time
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Number of places available: 35
  • Language: English

Deadline for application: July, 6th 2018
Admission results: July 2018

Programme start date: November, 13th 2018

Who should Apply ?

  • Director Generals, Chief Operating Officers or their equivalent
  • Recently appointed or upcoming senior managers
  • Heads of National Nodes
  • Heads of Finance and Administration, HR and Communication
  • Middle management
  • Representatives of funding bodies and ministries responsible for RI funding



  • Target: Executive & Middle Management
  • Format: Tailored Training
  • Language: English

Deadline for applications: More details on http://www.emmri.unimib.it/en/home-open-programme/

This format gives you the opportunity to take individual modules to develop specific expertise if the full Executive Master is not required. We are expanding the portfolio of open-enrolment modules for 2018-2019. We can help you finding the course that meets your needs: CONTACT US



  • Target: Executive & Middle Management
  • Format: Tailored Training
  • Language: English

Deadline for application: July, 6th 2018
Admission results: July 2018

Programme start date: November, 13th 2018

We offer Research Infrastructures the option to enter the programme as an organisation and split the 12 modules among staff members according to their organisational needs. This option is not covered by a Master certificate.

The Research Infrastructure will be awarded with a Certificate of Excellence in Research Infrastructure Leadership, flagging it as an organisation that values staff development, thereby enhancing its attractiveness as an employer.

More details: www.emmri.unimib.it/en


Parliamentary data is a major source of socially relevant content. It is available in ever larger quantities, is multilingual, has rich metadata, and has the distinguishing characteristic that it is essentially a transcription of spoken language produced in controlled circumstances, which is now increasingly released also in audio and video formats. All those factors in combination require solutions related to its archiving, structuring, synchronization, visualization, querying and analysis. Furthermore, adequate approaches to its exploitation also have to take into account the need of researchers from vastly different Humanities and Social Sciences fields, such as political sciences, sociology, history, and psychology.


An inspiring CLARIN-PLUS cross-disciplinary workshop “Working with parliamentary records[1] that was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, in Spring 2017, and a comprehensive overview of a multitude of the existing parliamentary resources within the CLARIN infrastructure [2] clearly indicated a need for better harmonization, interoperability and comparability of the resources and tools relevant for the study of parliamentary discussions and decisions, not only in Europe but worldwide.

A photo impressium can be seen here, the video of some workshop lectures here.


The 30th anniversary summer school in logic, language and computation (ESSLLI) will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 6 to 17 August 2018.
It’s organized by Kiril Simov and Petya Osenova. CLARIN and the community around CLARIN has very good visibility in this year's programme:

  • Jan Odijk: evening lecture (14 august)

For the rest of the program see: http://esslli2018.folli.info/programme-overview/

Registration & Information

The early bird registration ends on 31 May.
More info on the summer school: http://esslli2018.folli.info

The flyer for the summer school is available here: http://esslli2018.folli.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FlyerESSLII2018.pdf

Submission deadline for Abstracts extended to April 30, 2018
 Location  Pisa (Italy)
 Date  8–10 October 2018
 Special topic  multimedia, multimodality, speech
 Submission deadline  April 30, 2018 (extended)
 Conference Website  https://www.clarin.eu/event/2018/clarin-annual-conference-2018-pisa-italy
 Call for abstracts  https://www.clarin.eu/news/call-papers-clarin-annual-conference-2018
 Submission  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=clarin2018

CLARIN ERIC is happy to announce the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018 and calls for the submission of extended abstracts. CLARIN is a research infrastructure that makes digital language resources available to scholars, researchers, students and citizen-scientists from all disciplines, coordinates work on collecting language resources and tools, and offers advanced tools to discover, explore, exploit, annotate, analyse or combine such datasets, wherever they are located.


  • 30 April 2018 Submission deadline
  • 02 July 2018 Notification of acceptance
  • 10 September 2018 Final version of extended abstracts due
  • 08 - 10 October 2018 CLARIN Annual Conference


The CLARIN Annual Conference is organized for the wider Humanities and Social Sciences communities in order to exchange ideas and experiences with the CLARIN infrastructure. This includes the design, construction and operation of the CLARIN infrastructure, the data, tools and services that it contains or should contain, its actual use by researchers, its relation to other infrastructures and projects, and the CLARIN Knowledge Sharing Infrastructure.


We are proud to have the following keynote speakers at CLARIN 2018:

  • James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
  • Costanza Navarretta,University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Special topics

multimedia, multimodality, speech

We especially invite papers for a thematic session in the areas of multimedia, multimodality and speech. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the collection, annotation, processing and study of audio, visual or multimedia data with language as an important part of the content, for instance the following:

  • Multimedia (including image/video processing and multimedia/interactive/algorithmic literature)
  • Spoken data (including dialogue and media studies)
  • Multimodal data (including Oral History, sign languages and e-learning)

Other topics

Use of the CLARIN infrastructure, e.g.

  • Use of the CLARIN infrastructure in Humanities and Social Sciences research
  • Usability studies and evaluations of CLARIN services
  • Analysis of the CLARIN infrastructure usage, identification of user audience and impact studies
  • Showcases, demonstrations and research projects in Humanities and Social Sciences that are relevant to CLARIN

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

  • Recent tools and resources added to the CLARIN infrastructure
  • Metadata and concept registries, cataloguing and browsing
  • Persistent identifiers and citation mechanisms
  • Access, including single sign-on authentication and authorisation
  • Search, including Federated Content Search
  • Web applications, web services, workflows
  • Standards and solutions for interoperability of language resources, tools and services
  • Models for the sustainability of the infrastructure, including issues in curation, migration, financing and cooperation
  • Legal and ethical issues in operating the infrastructure

CLARIN Knowledge Infrastructure and Dissemination, e.g.

  • User assistance (help desks, user manuals, FAQs)
  • CLARIN portals and outreach to users
  • Videos, screencasts, recorded lectures
  • Researcher training activities
  • Knowledge infrastructure centres

CLARIN in 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 EUDAT, RDA and Digital Humanities
  • Relations with national and regional initiatives


The programme of both the general sessions and the thematic session may include oral presentations, posters, and demos. The type of session for which a paper will be selected will be not be dependent on the quality of the paper but only on the appropriateness of the type of communication (more or less interactive) in view of the content of the paper.


Proposals for oral or poster presentations (optionally with demo) must be submitted as extended abstracts (length: 3-4 pages A4 including references) in PDF format, in accordance with the template. Authors can freely choose between anonymous and non-anonymous submission.
Extended abstracts should address one or more topics that are relevant to the CLARIN activities, resources, tools or services, and this relevance should be explicitly articulated in the proposal.
Contributions addressing desiderata for the CLARIN infrastructure that are currently not in place are also eligible. It is not required that the authors are or have been directly involved in national or cross-national CLARIN projects.
Extended abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair submission system and will be reviewed by the Programme Committee. All proposals will be reviewed on the basis of both individual criteria and global criteria.
The latter include thematic, linguistic and geographical spread. Individual acceptance criteria are the following:

  • Appropriateness: the contribution must pertain to the CLARIN infrastructure or be relevant for it (e.g., its use, design, construction, operation, exploitation, illustration of possible applications, etc.). In addition, submissions to the special thematic session will be selected on the basis of their appropriateness to the special topic.
  • Soundness and correctness: the content must be technically and factually correct and methods must be scientifically sound, according to best practice, and preferably evaluated.
  • Meaningful comparison: the abstract must indicate that the author is aware of alternative approaches, if any, and highlight relevant differences.
  • Substance: concrete work and experiences will be preferred over ideas and plans.
  • Impact: contributions with a higher impact on the research community and society at large will be preferred over papers with lower impact.
  • Clarity: the extended abstract must be informative, clear and understandable for the CLARIN audience.
  • Timeliness and novelty: the work must convey relevant new knowledge to the audience at this event.


For each accepted presentation one author will be granted reimbursement of travel costs (up to 220 Euros), free accommodation and meals.


Accepted submissions will be published in the conference Book of Abstracts. After the conference, the author(s) of accepted submissions will be invited to submit full papers (max. 12 pages) to be reviewed according to the same criteria as the abstracts. Accepted full papers will be published in a digital conference proceedings volume at Linköping University Electronic Press within about 8 months after the conference.


The Programme Committee for the conference consists of the following members:

Lars Borin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden •António Branco, University of Lisbon, Portugal •Griet Depoorter, Dutch Language Institute, The Netherlands/Flanders •Koenraad De Smedt, University of Bergen, Norway •Tomaž Erjavec, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia •Eva Hajičová, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic •Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tübingen, Germany •Nicolas Larrousse, Huma-Num, France •Krister Lindén, University of Helsinki, Finland •Bente Maegaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark •Monica Monachini, Institute of Computational Linguistics «A. Zampolli», Italy •Karlheinz Mörth, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria •Costanza Navarretta,University of Copenhagen, Denmark •Jan Odijk, Utrecht University, the Netherlands •Maciej Piasecki, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland •Stelios Piperidis, ILSP, Athena Research Center, Greece •Kiril Simov, IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria •Inguna Skadiņa, University of Latvia, Latvia (chair) •Jurgita Vaičenonienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania •Tamás Váradi, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences •Kadri Vider, University of Tartu, Estonia •Martin Wynne, University of Oxford, United Kingdom