Call for papers

We invite paper submissions in all areas of computational semantics, in other words all computational aspects of meaning of natural language within written, spoken, signed, or multi-modal communication. Submissions are invited on these closely related topics.

Important Dates

  • 12 March 2021 Paper submissions due
  • 9 April 2021 Reviews due
  • 16 April 2021 Decisions sent to authors
  • 7 May 2021 Camera-ready due
All deadlines are "anywhere on earth".

Submission information

Two types of submission are solicited: long papers and short papers. Both types should be submitted not later than 12 March.

Long papers should describe original research and must not exceed 8 pages plus references. Short papers (typically system or project descriptions, or ongoing research) must not exceed 4 pages, excluding references and acknowledgements. Both types will be published in the conference proceedings and in the ACL Anthology. Accepted papers get an extra page in the camera-ready version. In the camera-ready, appendices (if any) should follow the references as a part of the paper, while code and data should be submitted separately from the main paper.


IWCS papers should be formatted following the common two-column structure as used by ACL. Please use our specific style-files or the Overleaf template, taken from ACL 2021. Similar to ACL 2021, initial submissions should be fully anonymous to ensure double-blind reviewing.


Papers should be submitted in PDF format via Softconf:

Please make sure that you select the right track when submitting your paper. Contact the organisers if you have problems using Softconf.

No anonymity period

IWCS 2021 does not have an anonymity period. However, we ask you to be reasonable and not publicly advertise your preprint during (or right before) review.