Call for Papers

Papers in ICON proceedings will be indexed in ACL Anthology. ACL Anthology is a digital archive of research papers in Computational Linguistics for major international conferences under Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), which is one of the most well-known associations for NLP and CL. The previous proceedings of ICON 2014, ICON 2015, ICON 2016, ICON 2017, ICON 2019 , ICON 2020 , ICON 2021 and ICON 2022 can be found in ACL Anthology.


Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of Natural Language Processing, with a particular focus on South Asian languages and other less resourced languages, issues, and applications relevant to South Asia. However, other languages of the world are not excluded. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to (in alphabetical order):

  • Computational Social Science and Cultural Analytics
  • Dialogue and Interactive Systems
  • Discourse and Pragmatics
  • Ethics and NLP
  • Natural Language Text Generation
  • Information Extraction
  • Information Retrieval and Text Mining
  • Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP
  • Language Grounding to Vision, Robotics and Beyond
  • Large Language Models
  • Linguistic Diversity
  • Linguistic Theories, Cognitive Modeling, and Psycholinguistics
  • Low Resource NLP
  • Machine Learning for NLP
  • Machine Translation
  • Multilingualism and Cross-Lingual NLP
  • Multimodality in NLP
  • NLP Applications
  • Phonology, Morphology, and Word Segmentation
  • Question Answering
  • Resources and Evaluation
  • Semantics: Lexical
  • Semantics: Sentence-level Semantics, Textual Inference, and Other Areas
  • Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining
  • Speech Processing
  • Summarization
  • Syntax: Tagging, Chunking and Parsing

Paper Submission Information

Long Papers: Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Long papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content, plus unlimited references. Final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) plus any no of pages for the references.

Short Papers: Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Some kinds of short papers are:

  • A small, focused contribution
  • A negative result
  • An opinion piece
  • An interesting application nugget

Short papers may consist of up to 4 pages of content, plus unlimited references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given 5 content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewers' comments in their final versions. Appendices are material that can be read, and include lemmas, formulas, proofs, and tables that are not critical to the reading and understanding of the paper. Note that reviewers are not required to consider material in appendices. Appendices should come after the references in the submitted pdf, but do not count towards the page limit. Also, appendices should not be more than 4 pages for long papers and 2 pages for short papers.

Instructions for Double-Blind Review: As reviewing will be double blind, papers must not include authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references or links (such as Github) that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) .." must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..." Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Papers should not refer, for further detail, to documents that are not available to the reviewers. For example, do not omit or redact important citation information to preserve anonymity. Instead, use third person or named reference to this work, as described above ("Smith showed" rather than "we showed"). Papers may be accompanied by a resource (software and/or data) described in the paper, but these resources should be anonymized as well.

Authorship: The author list for submissions should include all (and only) individuals who made substantial contributions to the work presented. Each author listed on a submission to ICON 2023 will be notified of submissions, revisions and the final decision. No changes to the order or composition of authorship may be made to submissions to ICON 2023 after the paper submission deadline.

Paper Submission and Templates:
Both long and short papers must follow the ACL Author Guidelines.
Style sheets (Latex, Word) are available here: (Latex, Word)
The Overleaf template is also available here: (Overleaf)
Please do not modify these style files, or use templates designed for other conferences. Submissions that do not conform to the required styles, including paper size, margin width, and font size restrictions, will be rejected without review.

Submissions will be taken electronically via Softconf Portal

Note: Multiple submissions are not allowed. However, any preprints published before one month of the submission deadline are allowed.