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11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 7-12 May 2018, Miyazaki (Japan)
Under the patronage of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

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FAQ on Abstract Submission

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Deadline: October 2, 2017 (23:59 GMT+02:00)

Abstract Format: unprotected PDF

Abstract Submission Page:

Q. The call for papers mentions that the page count for extended abstracts should be 3 to 4 pages. Is this just for the initial abstract?

A. No. The LREC 2018 Stylesheet should be followed for both the extended abstract and the final paper.

Q. Can I add tables and figures to my abstract?

A. Yes you can. Tables and figures can also be part of your abstract. They are included in the 3 to 4 pages of the extended abstract.

Q. Does the page count include references as well?

A. No, the page count does not include the references.

Q. Can I submit an abstract in a language other than English?

A. No, we only accept abstracts and papers written in English.

Q. I am late. Can I send you my submission via email?

A. No, all the abstracts MUST be submitted via START (

Q. How can I edit the abstract after I have submitted it?

A. Use the code returned by START upon the initial submission to re-enter your submission page. You can upload a new abstract and also add, modify or remove information. Changes to a submitted abstract can only be done within the submission period.

Q. Will my abstract be blind-reviewed?

A. No, the submissions are NOT anonymous.

Q. When will I be notified as to whether or not my abstract has been accepted?

A. Notifications will be sent to the contact person before Christmas 2017 for extended abstracts and beginning of November 2017 for workshops and tutorials. Only the contact person will be notified. It is up to this person to notify the remainder of the co-authors. As such, please make sure that the contact information you have provided is up to date.

Q. Will you give instructions for formatting the final paper?

A. The Author’s Kit made of specific guidelines and downloadable templates (Word, LibreOffice and LaTeX) are available on the conference web site.

Q. When using \citelanguageresource in my asbtract, I do get the Language Resources References title, but none of the papers I cite using the command show.

A. Please proceed as follows;

1. Create a language resource citation entry in your .bib file:

   author = "{Firstname Surname}",
   title = "Resource Name",
   publisher = "Resource publisher",
   year = "yyyy",
   series = "Series if applicable",
   edition = "x.y",
   islrn = "ISLRN number",

2. in your paper, cite the resource as \citelanguageresource{resourcename}, and make sure the paper contains (as in the provided xample.tex template):


3. compile the latex paper to pdf, thus:

pdflatex your_paper_name.tex
bibtex your_paper_name.aux
bibtex languageresource.aux
pdflatex your_paper_name.tex
pdflatex your_paper_name.tex

Please make sure to type the third command in your shell exactly as indicated
(bibtex languageresource.aux).

Q. Do the LREC Proceedings have a ISBN/ISSN number?

A. The LREC Proceedings series now has an ISSN number: 2522-2686.
The LREC 2018 Proceedings will be allocated an ISBN Number.

Q. Can I pre-publish my paper on arxiv?

A. Though not encouraging it, LREC allows archiving pre-submissions on platforms such as arXiv: therefore you can upload there your article before submitting it to the conference.


Important Dates

  • 2 October 2017: Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers
  • 2 October 2017: Submission of proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials
  • 25 October 2017: Notification of acceptance of workshops and tutorials
  • 20 December 2017: Notification of acceptance of conference papers
  • 22 February 2018: Final Submission of accepted papers
  • 9 March 2018: Submission of workshop proceedings
  • 7-8 May 2018: Pre-conference Workshops & Tutorials
  • 9-10-11 May 2018: Main Conference
  • 12 May 2018: Workshops & Tutorials