**9 December 2020 UPDATE**
We have published a preliminary program. All updates and details for the conference program can be found here.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, ComputEL-4 will be hosted entirely online. Submission and notification deadlines have been extended to reflect this change.
The ComputEL-4 workshop will focus on the use of computational methods in the study, support, and revitalization of endangered languages. The primary aim of the workshop is to continue narrowing the gap between computational linguists interested in working on methods for endangered languages, field linguists working on documenting these languages, and the language communities who are striving to maintain their languages.
We take seriously the goal of reaching all relevant communities. To support this goal, ComputEL-4 aims to alternate between co-location with computational linguistics conferences and with language documentation conferences.
While ComputEL-4 will take place from 2–3 March 2020, immediately preceding the 7th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC7) hosted by the University of Hawaii, in March 2021. Registration for ICLDC7 is not included in, or required for, ComputEL-4 registration.
The revised submission deadline for ComputEL-4 is 14 October 2020 (11:59PM UTC-11, time zone of American Samoa), with notifications of acceptance being sent out by the week starting 23 November 2020. Camera-ready versions for publication will be due on 25 January 2021. Please see the call for papers for more information.
The first ComputEL workshop was co-located with the main conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics in Baltimore in 2014. The proceedings of ComputEL-1 were published online by ACL and are available at: https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W14-2200.pdf
The second ComputEL workshop, ComputEL-2, was co-located with the 5th International Conference of Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC5) in Honolulu, Hawai’i, in March 2017. The proceedings of ComputEL-2 were published online by ACL and are available at: http://aclweb.org/anthology/W17-01
The third ComputEL workshop, ComputEL-3, was co-located with the 6th International Conference of Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC6) in Honolulu, Hawai’i, in March 2019. The proceedings of ComputEL-3 were published online by ACL (https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-6000.pdf) and the University of Colorado Boulder Scholar (https://scholar.colorado.edu/scil-cmel/).