SCiL 2023

The Society for Computation in Linguistics invites submissions to its sixth meeting, SCiL 2023, which will be held June 15th through June 17th on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and will include both in-person and on-line presentations. The LSA Summer Institute will take place at UMass immediately following SCiL.

Submission deadline: February 22, 2023

Notifications of acceptance: April 8, 2023

Camera-ready papers and abstracts due May 15, 2023

We seek high-quality research on computational and mathematical approaches in any area of linguistics. Submissions to SCiL should involve a substantial computational and/or mathematical modeling component, make direct contact with linguistics, and be written for an interdisciplinary audience. There will be two submission tracks: papers and abstracts, and two types of presentation: “talks” and “posters”.  Authors must specify at submission time whether they intend to present in-person or on-line. This information will be gathered for planning purposes, and the choice will not affect the selection procedure (i.e. we will not have a fixed number of on-line or in-person talks).

Both papers and abstracts will be published online prior to the conference in the open-access SCiL proceedings. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the option to submit extended abstracts for publication. Papers will also be published in the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Anthology.

There is no limit on the number of submissions per author.


Papers (8pp) and abstracts (2pp) are due February 22 2023 by 11:59pm anywhere in the world.  Papers and abstracts must be anonymous and prepared in PDF format according to the following guidelines.


Paper submissions must describe original, completed, and unpublished work. They are limited to 8 content pages (plus unlimited pages for references) and should follow the two-column ACL format. The latest ACL style templates can be found by following this link.

Supplemental materials can be included in an appendix as part of the paper. There is no limit on appendix length, and it does not count in the 8 page limit. Reviewers are not required to consult the supplemental materials, so the paper should be self-contained.

All submissions must be in PDF format.


Abstract submissions must describe original and completed work. To facilitate exchange of research ideas across disciplines, we will consider not only abstracts presenting new research, but also work that has been previously presented (and potentially published) at venues with distinct scope and target audiences from SCiL. Submissions describing previously presented/published work must indicate so at submission time by sending an e-mail to; these submissions do not need to be anonymous.

Abstract length is limited to a maximum of two single-spaced pages (US Letter), including figures and references. The abstract should follow the two-column ACL format OR the following guidelines. Abstract submissions should not have abstracts. Font should be 12-point Times or Times New Roman throughout, and the document should be single-spaced, left justified, with margins of exactly one inch on all sides. Title and section headings (if used) should be bold.

Accepted abstracts will be presented at SCiL 2023 as talk or poster presentations. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the option to extend abstracts up to 4 pages (extended abstracts). Extended abstracts should follow the two-column ACL format. Abstracts and extended abstracts will be published before the conference in the forthcoming open-access SCiL Proceedings.


Please upload your submission at our OpenReview page.

Please upload your camera ready abstract or paper by following the “submit article” link here: