Syntaxfest Sofia 2021

The SyntaxFest brings together four events in syntactic research

The individual conference sites:

Quasy website

Depling 21 website

TLT 2021 website

UDW 21 website

SyntaxFest Homepage

The Syntaxfest 2021 in Sofia

4 events for 1 Fest of Empirical Syntax

The second edition of the SyntaxFest brings together again four events with partially overlapping research topics including empirical syntax, linguistic annotation, statistical language analysis, and Natural Language Processing:

The next and second edition will be held in Sofia from 21 March to 25 March 2022.

Important Dates

Attendants are encouraged but not obliged to participate in the whole SyntaxFest.

Paper submission information

Submission page

Papers must be submitted in PDF format exclusively through the SyntaxFest joint submission page

Paper length

We invite two types of submissions: long papers and short papers.

Style guidelines

All submissions should follow the common SyntaxFest 2021 stylesheet (based on the one-column COLING 2020 style guidelines). Stylesheets are provided as LaTeX style file and Microsoft Word templates (templates might be subject to slight modifications for compatibility reasons). The files are downloadable from Depling site. See section Style guidelines.

Double-blind reviews

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors’ names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Zeng, 2018) …”, must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Zeng (2018) previously showed …”. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.


For the authors’s convenience, despite the conference being held in March 2022, the Proceedings of Depling 2021 will be published in December 2021 in the ACL Anthology.

Shared reviewing process

On the submission site, authors submit their paper only once for the whole SyntaxFest, composed of 4 conferences, but they can uncheck conferences they do not wish their paper to be considered for. If the paper is deemed appropriate for more than one of the selected conferences, the SyntaxFest joint organization committee decides on the final placement of the paper, which implies the day of the presentation and the proceedings the paper will appear in.


The chairs for each event are:





Program committee

You can look at the list of our PC members at Depling site. See section SyntaxFest 2021 Program committee.

Local organizing committee


The event will be held at Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”. Photo by Petya Osenova.

Sofia University. Photo by Petya Osenova