Call for papers (updated)

We invite you to submit papers to the 9th international conference Human Language Technologies - the Baltic Perspective (Baltic HLT 2020), organized by the Centre of Computational Linguistics and the CLARIN-LT centre at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The long established aim of the conference, which takes place every two years in one of the Baltic countries, is to gather the community of researchers working with human language technologies to share their experience and knowledge, which could promote interdisciplinary and international cooperation in human language research, resources, technologies and processing within and beyond the Baltic states.

This year, the conference will include a special subsection on language learning resources with the focus on Baltic languages as lesser used and taught as well as any similar languages with rich morphology. The subsection is targeted at scholars working on corpus-based language learning, developing corpora/tools/resources for language learning and teaching, and applying NLP for the purposes of teaching and learning foreign language, among other topics.

COVID-19 update

As COVID-19 may have disturbed your normal working practices, we have postponed the submission deadline for abstracts up to the 1st of May. Otherwise, we will continue submission and reviewing process as planned. We will ensure that participants are be provided with virtual presentation possibility. As the situation in September cannot be easily predicted, there could be further changes in how the conference will be organised.


We invite the submission of abstracts on substantial, original, and unpublished research in the area of natural language processing and language technologies, including but not limited to the following:

  • Compilation of language and speech resources
  • Language learning resources and NLP
  • Corpus-based research
  • Discourse and dialogue
  • Information retrieval and extraction
  • Machine learning methods for language technologies
  • Stylometry and authorship attribution
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Text summarization
  • Question answering
  • Machine translation
  • Applications of Language technologies
  • New language processing tools
  • Speech recognition and synthesis
Keynote Speakers:
  • Jan Rybicky, the Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland
  • Elena Volodina, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Daniel Zeman, Charles University, Czech Republic

The conference will consist primarily of oral presentations, posters and demo sessions. Abstracts of papers (1000–1500 words) will be anonymously peer-reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee. The submissions of extended abstracts should be written in English and anonymized for review. All extended abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair system at

  • as plain text (1000-1500 words including references) or
  • as PDF files (1000-1500 words including references)

by using MS Word or LaTeX template files provided by IOS Press style.


Accepted papers selected by an international programme committee will be published in the official conference proceedings by IOS Press, Online Open Access, Book series: Frontiers in AI and Applications indexed by SCOPUS and Web of Science.


The conference language for presentations and publications is English.

Important Dates:
  • May 1 (extended): deadline for extended abstracts (1000-1500 words) (see Submissions)
  • June 1: notification of acceptance
  • July 10: camera-ready full papers (to prepare a manuscript please follow the IOS Press instructions for authors at: style)
  • September 22-23: conference

Vytautas Magnus University, Small Hall, S. Daukanto st. 28, Kaunas

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Programme Committee
  • Andrius Utka, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Daniel Zeman, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Darius Amilevičius, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Eduard Barbu, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Einar Meister, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia / University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Egon W. Stemle, Institute for Applied Linguistics/Eurac Research (EURAC), Italy
  • Elena Volodina, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Ilze Auziņa, University of Latvia, Latvia
  • Gailius Raškinis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Gerold Schneider, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Guntis Bārzdiņš, University of Latvia
  • Haldur Õim, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Heike Zinsmeister, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Heiki-Jaan Kaalep, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Heili Orav, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Inguna Skadiņa, IMCS/Tilde, Latvia
  • Jelena Kallas, Institute of the Estonian Language, Estonia
  • Jūratė Ruzaitė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Kadri Muischnek, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Kadri Vider, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Loïc Boizou, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Mark Fishel, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Martin Volk, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Normunds Gruzitis, University of Lativa, Latvia
  • Petya Osenova, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria
  • Raivis Skadiņš, Tilde, Latvia
  • Rita Butkienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Rūta Petrauskaitė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Tomas Krilavičius, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium