Relevant dates

  • Deadline extension for the submission of Communications, Projects and Demos: 31st March 2022
  • First notification of acceptance: 6th May 2022
  • Camera Ready: 20th May 2022
  • IberLEF Workshop: 20st September 2022
  • Conference: 21st-23rd September 2022


The Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing (SEPLN) is pleased to invite you to participate in the 38th edition of the SEPLN Conference. The SEPLN Conference will take place on 21-23 September 2022 at A Coruña (Spain), at the auditorium of the Rector’s Office of the University of A Coruña, located in the historic center of the city, by the sea.

The huge amount of digital information available in different languages has created the need for systems to access this valuable resource in an increasingly structured way. Thus, there is a renewed interest in improving the ways in which we can access and leverage this information in multilingual environments. The formal and technological foundations to address these needs have and keep being proposed from the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and its many branches: information extraction and retrieval, language models, question answering, machine translation, automatic analysis of textual content, text summarization, text simplification, text generation, and speech recognition and synthesis.

The main aim of the SEPLN Conference is to provide, both to the scientific community and to industry, a forum where the latest research and developments in the field of Natural Language Processing can be presented and shared. The SEPLN Conference also gives the possibility to present real NLP applications, as well as different R&D projects.

Additionally, as in previous editions, there is the intention of identifying future guidelines or paths for basic research and foreseen software applications, in order to compare them against the market needs. Finally, the conference intends to be an appropriate forum for helping new professionals to become active members in this field.

Topics of interest

Researchers and companies are encouraged to send communications, project abstracts or demos on topics related to language technology, including but not limited to:

  • Linguistic, mathematical and psycholinguistic models of language
  • Machine learning in NLP
  • Computational lexicography and terminology
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Development of linguistic resources and tools
  • Morphological and syntactic analysis
  • Semantics, pragmatics and discourse
  • Word sense disambiguation
  • Monolingual and multilingual text generation
  • Machine translation
  • Knowledge and common sense
  • Multimodality
  • Spoken language processing
  • Dialogue systems and interactive systems/ Conversational assistants
  • Multimedia indexing and retrieval
  • Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval
  • Question answering systems
  • Evaluation of NLP systems
  • Automatic textual content analysis
  • Sentiment analysis, opinion mining and argument mining
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Negation and speculation processing
  • Text mining in social media
  • Text summarization
  • Text simplification
  • NLP in the biomedical domain
  • NLP-based generation of teaching resources
  • NLP for languages with limited resources
  • NLP industrial applications
  • Low-resource NLP tasks, data augmentation
  • Ethics and NLP
  • Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP


All information related to the conference can be found at
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Structure of the Conference

The conference will be a three-day event and will include sessions to present papers, posters, tutorials, ongoing research projects and prototype or product demos related to the topics of the conference. There will also be a Doctorial Symposium, a venue for student researchers in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to present their work

Additionally, IberLEF workshops will be held on 20th September

Guide for authors

All contributions must be submitted electronically through the Myreview system available at


Authors are encouraged to send theoretical or application-oriented proposals related to NLP. The proposals must include the following sections and features:

  • The title of the communication;
  • An abstract in English and Spanish (maximum 150 words) and a list of keywords;
  • The paper can be written in either Spanish or English. Its overall maximum length will be 10 pages, excluding acknowledgments and references;
  • One additional page will be allowed if necessary to respond to reviewers’ comments. In that case, the new content needs to be justified in the response to reviewers.
  • The documents must not include headers or footers;
  • Papers must NOT include the names of the authors.

Projects and Demos

Like in previous years, the organizers encourage participants to give presentations abut R&D projects and demos of systems or tools related to the NLP field. For presentations on R&D projects to be accepted, the following information must be included:

  • Project title;
  • Author name, affiliation, address, e-mail;
  • Funding institutions;
  • Research Groups participating in the project;
  • An abstract in English and Spanish (maximum 150 words) and a list of keywords;
  • Maximum length: 4 pages (including references).

In this edition, demos and projects will be published in a CEUR companion proceedings volume.


The final version of the paper (camera ready) should be submitted together with a cover letter explaining how the suggestions of the reviewers were implemented in the final version. This cover letter will be considered in order to accept or finally reject the selected paper.

Manuscript submission guidelines for the SEPLN journal must be followed:

In addition, all proposals will have to comply with the above-mentioned requirements no matter they are papers, demos or projects.