Information 2019

Please be informed that Dialogue 2019, the 25th international conference on computational linguistics, will take place on May 29-June 1, 2019, in Moscow, RSUH.

The Dialogue conference is organized with the support of Moscow State University, the Russian University for the Humanities, the Higher School of Economics, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Institute of Informatics Problems, the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow University’s Computation Centre, ABBYY. The conference will be covered by leading Russian media outlets.

Dialogue addresses a broad range of problems and practical tasks facing computational linguists and aims to marry the results of theoretical research with the latest NLP methods, with a special focus on Russian language material.

 We invite papers that address the following areas:

  • Digital linguistic resources
  • Document analysis: classification, search, sentiment analysis, and related areas
  • Deep Learning in NLP
  • Computational analysis of Social Media
  • Corpus linguistics: creation, markup, assessment, and use of text corpora
  • Linguistic analysis of speech (morphology, syntax, semantics)
  • Linguistic ontologies and Knowledge Extraction
  • Multimodal communication
  • Models of Communication and dialog agents
  • Computational lexicography

 The conference consists of plenary meetings, special and poster sessions, round-table discussions, and practical demonstrations of software.

All papers accepted by reviewers for presentation at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be available on a digital medium and on the Dialogue website. Reviewers and the Editorial Board will select about 80 of the best papers for inclusion in Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Technologies, a SCOPUS-reviewed publication.

 Special events and central topics of Dialogue 2019

 The central topics of this year’s Dialogues is   Deep Learning in NLPWe await the papers in which these methods are used for a wide class of NLP problems, as well as for linguistic research. A meaningful interpretation of the results of deep learning, the revival of interest in "engineering characteristics", differential research capabilities of neural networks in the linguistic analysis of the text are especially important for Dialogue. A special topic of the Dialogue 2019 will be the application of methods of self-determination to obtain integral characteristics of the text: from abstracts of varying degrees of generalization to any generalizing relations (for example, sentimental), calculated throughout the text.

2019 is the international year of indigenous languages. We plan to hold a special session of Native languages and invite the papers which deals primarily with the general methodological and technological problems of description and preservation of "low-resource" languages, including deep transfer-training.

Dialogue Evaluation. Detailed information about the current competitions is available on the Dialogue Evaluation page.

 Working languages

The working languages of Dialogue are Russian and English. When submitting your paper, please consider the following:

∙             SCOPUS requires that all papers dealing with computational linguistics be submitted in English. Papers written in English can be more readily reviewed by international experts. Participants whose papers are placed in the “international” slots in the program should have an English-language version of their presentations. The organizers will notify you in advance, as the availability of an English version is important for non-Russian-speaking attendees.

∙             Papers on the linguistic analysis of Russian that require knowledge of Russian are to be submitted and presented in Russian and should include an extended summary in English.

 Selection of papers

Dialogue is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together theoretical linguists and technology developers. Please take this into account when deciding on the topic, content, and format of your presentation.

The range of topics covered at the conference has been traditionally very broad, yet the Editorial Board reserves the right to reject highly specialized papers which are only within the grasp of a handful of experts and are of little interest to the attendees. Research papers based on lesser known frameworks, models, and analysis techniques will not be accepted unless prefaced by a description of the underlying research paradigm. A theoretical paper must clearly state a problem and propose a solution, and an applied study must contain a verifiable result obtained using adequate language material.

 Paper submissions

Complete papers, with annotations in Russian and in English, can be submitted until February 20 via our online CMT service.

Since 2019 papers can be submitted LaTeX format, which is more comfortable for authors (LaTex repo).

 Format requirements

The Editorial Board may ask you to make some adjustments if your paper does not comply with these requirements. Non-complying papers will not be accepted for publication.

There is also a limit on the size of submitted papers. The Editorial Board, if advised by a reviewer, may allow the publication of an extended version on the Dialogue website and. This mostly applies to papers with extensive reference material (such as tables) that may be of interest to the reader.


Once the review procedure is completed, the Editorial Board will send the review results to the authors. The results will be communicated to the authors between April 5 and April 25, the exact date depending on when the paper was submitted and on the time it takes the reviewers to form their opinion. Very often the reviewers will make some remarks and criticisms. If substantial changes are made to the original paper, the Editorial Board may commission a second review. For this reason, the final decision on some heavily revised papers may take a bit longer.

The authors will be asked to submit the final versions of their papers between April 15 and May 10. The final version should incorporate the changes suggested by reviewers, if any, and comply with the format requirements (see above). The submission deadline is set individually for each paper and depends on when the review result is communicated to the author. Please note the organizers cannot guarantee the publication of papers submitted after the deadline.

 Important dates

Papers to be submitted for review by February 20

Reviewers’ opinion to be communicated to authors between April 5 and April 25

Final versions to be submitted for publication between April 15 and May 10

Complete program will be available after May 15

Dialogue 2019 starts on May 29 and ends on June 1

For more detailed information about the conference, please visit the Dialogue website.

Should you have any questions about the conference, please write to the secretary at

We hope to see you at the conference!