May 23, 2018. We apologize that START, our submission system, suffered an outage from 11:40pm PDT to 2am PDT. We have extended the submission deadline by 12 hours. The submissions system is open and will be until 11:59am PDT.

May 18, 2018. We have an amazing lineup of Keynote Speakers for EMNLP 2018.

April 20, 2018. The anonymity period for submissions begins on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT.

April 11, 2018. We plan to open registration in mid to late-June.


SIGDAT, the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP, invites you to participate in the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) in Brussels, Belgium. EMNLP 2018 will be held at the Square Meeting Center in Brussels from October 31st through November 4th, 2018.

Important Dates

Anonymity period begins Sunday April 22, 2018
Submissions due (long & short) Tuesday May 22, 2018
Submissions due (demos) Friday June 1, 2018
Author response period starts Friday July 6, 2018
Author rebuttals due Thursday July 12, 2018
Notification of acceptance Monday August 6, 2018
Camera-ready due Monday August 27, 2018
Workshops & tutorials Wednesday – Thursday October 31 – November 1, 2018
Main conference Friday – Sunday November 2 – November 4, 2018
Note: All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time (UTC -7h).

EMNLP 2018 Anti-Harassment Policy

EMNLP 2018 adheres to the ACL Anti-Harassment Policy. Any participant who experiences harassment or hostile behavior may contact any current member of the ACL Executive Committee or contact Priscilla Rasmussen, who is usually available at the registration desk of the conference. Please be assured that if you approach us, your concerns will be kept in strict confidence, and we will consult with you on any actions taken.