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EMNLP 2020
Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Event in series EMNLP
Dates 2020/11/08 (iCal) - 2020/11/12
Homepage: https://2020.emnlp.org
Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Important dates
Workshops: 2020/11/20
Tutorials: 2020/11/20
Submissions: 2020/06/03
Notification: 2020/09/14
Camera ready due: 2020/10/05
General chairs: Bonnie Webber
PC chairs: Trevor Cohn, Yulan He, Yang Liu
Workshop chairs: Lonneke van der Plas, Jackie Chi Kit Cheung
Seminars Chair: Aline Villavicencio, Benjamin van Durme
Demo chairs: Qun Liu, David Schlangen
Table of Contents

The 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2020)

Latest News

  • June 1, 2020: The submission deadline has been pushed back 48 hours (now June 3rd) to allow people affected by recent civil unrest and Covid19-related lockdowns some additional time to finalise their papers.
  • May 15, 2020: The call for system demonstrations is available
  • April 29, 2020: There is now an exemption to the anonymity period policy for research relating to COVID-19
  • April 8, 2020: EMNLP 2020 has moved entirely to an online format and the conference dates have moved to one week later.
  • March 30, 2020: In view of the COVID-19 situation, there is a good chance that EMNLP 2020 may be run purely online.
  • March 10, 2020: The call for papers has a ethics policy and updated submission guidelines
  • March 5, 2020: Templates and styles files for papers are available for download


  • Computational Social Science and Social Media
  • Dialogue and Interactive Systems
  • Discourse and Pragmatics
  • Generation
  • Information Extraction
  • Information Retrieval and Text Mining
  • Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP
  • Language Grounding to Vision, Robotics and Beyond
  • Linguistic Theories, Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics
  • Machine Learning for NLP
  • Machine Translation and Multilinguality
  • NLP Applications
  • Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation
  • Question Answering
  • Resources and Evaluation
  • Semantics: Lexical, Sentence level, Textual Inference and Other areas
  • Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining
  • Speech and Multimodality
  • Summarization
  • Syntax: Tagging, Chunking and Parsing


The 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2020) invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in empirical methods for Natural Language Processing. As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will be for papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL (TACL) and Computational Linguistics (CL) journals.

Important Dates

Anonymity period begins: May 1, 2020
Submission deadline (long & short papers): June 3, 2020
Author response period: August 7-13, 2020
Notification of acceptance (long & short papers): September 14, 2020
Camera-ready papers due (long & short papers): October 5, 2020
Main conference: November 16-18, 2020
Workshops and tutorials: November 19-20, 2020

All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC -12h ("anywhere on Earth").

Updated June 1, 2020 – the above dates have all been updated to reflect the new scheduled dates EMNLP in its online format, and to account for recent events.


General Chair

  • Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, UK

Program Co-chairs

  • Trevor Cohn, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Yulan He, University of Warwick, UK
  • Yang Liu, Amazon – Alexa AI, USA

Workshop Chairs

  • Lonneke van der Plas, University of Malta, Malta
  • Jackie Chi Kit Cheung, McGill University, Canada

Tutorial Chairs

  • Aline Villavicencio, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Benjamin van Durme, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Demonstration Chairs

  • Qun Liu, Huawei Noah's Ark Lab, Hong Kong
  • David Schlangen, University of Potsdam, Germany

General Publication Chair

  • Fei Liu, University of Central Florida, USA

Publication Chair

  • Philippe Muller, University of Toulouse, France, UK

Publicity Chairs

  • Anna Rogers, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, USA
  • Ruifeng Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Website Chair

  • Andy MacKinlay, Culture Amp, Australia

Student Volunteer Coordinator & Student Scholarship Chair

  • Kellie Webster, Google, USA

Diversity & Inclusion Chairs

  • Isabelle Augenstein, University of Copenhagen
  • Chris Brew, FaceBook, USA

Diversity & Inclusion Student Chairs

  • Murathan Kurfali, University of Stockholm
  • Prathyusha Jwalapuram, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

ACL Business Manager & Local Arrangements Chair

  • Priscilla Rasmussen, Association for Computational Linguistics, USA