The deadline for submitting extended abstracts for the CLARIN ERIC annual conference which will be held in Madrid, Spain, October 5-7, 2020, has been extended. The main conference topic this year is "Language resources, tools and services for interdisciplinary research" but submissions on various other topics are also accepted. Submissions must be made no later than April 28 through EasyChair. See the full call for abstracts on the CLARIN ERIC website.
It is customary to interview a number of people at CLARIN Annual conferences - invited speakers, prize winners, newcomers, and others. At the Annual Conference in Leipzig last fall, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, National Coordinator for Iceland, was interviewed on the occasion of Iceland becoming an observer (now a full member) in CLARIN ERIC. The interview has now been published on the CLARIN ERIC YouTube channel.
Iceland's application for full membership in CLARIN ERIC, which was submitted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture on February 5, has now been electronically approved by the CLARIN ERIC General Assembly. Iceland is thus a full member of CLARIN ERIC from February 1, 2020. Iceland has had ties with CLARIN for a decade but can now finally participate fully in its activities. The CLARIN Centre at the Árni Magnússon Institute is being established and is already accepting data submissions, among them deliverables of the National Language Technology Programme. These resources are accessible in the centre's repository and their metadata are harvested by the CLARIN Virtual Language Observatory. Thus, anyone connected to CLARIN can find information about the resources and access them subject to license conditions.