Call for Papers

Final Call for Papers and Deadline Extension

PROPOR 2024: 16th International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese.

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela – Galicia).

March 14th to 15th 2024

The International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR), whose next edition will take place for the first time in Galicia, birthplace of the Portuguese language, is the main event in the area of natural language processing that is focused on theoretical and technological issues of written and spoken Portuguese and Galician (considered as a local variety of the former). The meeting has been a very rich forum for the exchange of ideas and partnerships for the research and industry communities dedicated to the automated processing of this language, promoting the development of methodologies, resources and projects that can be shared among researchers and practitioners in the field.

We call for papers describing work on any topic related to computational language and speech processing of Portuguese/Galician by researchers in the industry or academia. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Natural language processing tasks (e.g. parsing, word sense disambiguation, coreference resolution)
  • Natural language processing applications (e.g. question answering, subtitling, summarization, sentiment analysis)
  • Natural language generation
  • Information extraction and information retrieval
  • Speech technologies (e.g. spoken language generation, speech and speaker recognition, spoken language understanding)
  • Speech applications (e.g. spoken language interfaces, dialogue systems, speech-to-speech translation)
  • Resources, standardization and evaluation (e.g. corpora, ontologies, lexicons, grammars)
  • NLP-oriented linguistic description or theoretical analysis
  • Distributional semantics and language modeling
  • Portuguese language varieties and dialect processing (including the language varieties of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Galicia, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, and Sao Tome and Principe)
  • Multilingual studies, methods, applications and resources including Portuguese/Galician

PROPOR 2024 will be held at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela – Galicia, Spain) from March 14th to March 15th. 

PROPOR 2024 will be the 16th edition of the biennial PROPOR conference, hosted alternately in Brazil and in Europe (Portugal/Galicia). Past meetings were held in Lisbon, PT (1993);  Curitiba, BR (1996);  Porto Alegre, BR (1998);  Évora, PT (1999);  Atibaia, BR (2000); Faro, PT (2003); Itatiaia, BR (2006); Aveiro, PT (2008); Porto Alegre, BR (2010);  Coimbra, PT (2012); São Carlos, BR (2014), Tomar, PT (2016), Canela, BR (2018), Évora, PT (2020), and Fortaleza, BR (2022).


Submissions should describe originalunpublished work. Authors are invited to submit two kinds of papers:

  • Full papers – Reporting substantial and completed work, especially those that may contribute in a significant way to the advancement of the area. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included. Full papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content, plus unlimited pages of references.
  • Short papers – Reporting small, focused contributions such as ongoing work, position papers, potential ideas to be discussed, or negative results. Short papers may consist of up to 4 pages of content, plus unlimited pages of references.

Both Full and Short papers will be published in the proceedings of the main conference.

Each submission will be evaluated by at least three reviewers. As reviewing will be double-blind, submitted papers must be anonymized, that is, they should not contain the authors’ names and affiliations. Authors must avoid self-references that reveal identity, like, “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”. Instead, they should prefer citations such as “Smith (1991) previously showed …”. Separate author identification information will be required as part of the submission process.

Submissions to PROPOR 2024 may not be made available online (e.g. via a preprint server), and may not be submitted for review elsewhere while being under review for this conference.

Submissions should be written in English. At submission time, only PDF format is accepted. For the final versions, authors of accepted papers will be given 1 extra content page to take the reviews into account. Authors of accepted papers will be requested to send the source files for the production of the proceedings. All submitted papers must conform to the official ACL style guidelines. ACL provides style files for LaTeX and Microsoft Word that meet these requirements. They can be found at:

Papers should be submitted via the following URL by either selecting the track PROPOR2024 Long Paper or PROPOR2024 Short Paper.

Important dates (deadline extension)

  • Full and short paper submission deadline: 06/11/2023 (23:59 GMT-3)
  • Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: 07/12/2023
  • Camera-ready papers due: January 10, 2024
  • Conference: March 13th – 15th, 2024


The proceedings of PROPOR 2024 will be published by ACL as a volume in ACL Anthology ( )They will be available online. To ensure publication, at least one author of each accepted paper must complete an adequate registration for PROPOR 2024 by the early registration deadline.

Kindest regards,

António Teixeira, Livy Real & Marcos Garcia

PROPOR 2024 Program Chairs