Samúel Þórisson started working as a programmer for CLARIN-IS today. In the beginning, his main task will be to get acquainted with the CLARIN technology and then to start building a CLARIN B-centre at the Árni Magnússon Institute.
The CLARIN-IS website has now been officially launched. All web pages are available in both Icelandic and English. The site is still under construction and more material will be added soon. Trausti Dagsson, project manager at the Árni Magnússon Institute, designed the web which adheres for the most part to the CLARIN style sheet.
An Icelandic national CLARIN consortium is currently being set up. The National Coordinator has had meetings with eight prospective participants and presented a draft of a memorandum on consortium partnership. Five institutions have already confirmed that they will sign the memorandum and the remaining three are positive.
CLARIN ERIC calls for the submission of extended abstracts for the annual conference which will be held in Leipzig, Germany, from September 30 to October 2, 2019. The main conference topic this year is "Humanities and Social Science research enabled by language resources and technology" but submissions on various other topics are also accepted. Submissions must be made no later than April 15 through EasyChair. See the full call for abstracts on the CLARIN ERIC website.