As usual, the proceedings of CLEF 2023 containing the accepted conference articles, the Best of 2022 Labs and the condensed overviews of the labs will be published in the Springer LNCS series.

Paper Submission

Please, note that for preparing the final LNCS proceedings we will use the metadata of Easychair submission, so pay attention to inserting authors' names, affiliations and the contribution title correctly.

Submission of papers is to be done electronically through EasyChair

Using EasyChair for Paper Submission

  1. Authors must log in using their own username and password. If you don't already have an Easychair account, you will find the instructions to obtain one on the same page.
  2. Once you have logged in, click on "New Submission", select the correct Track and then follow the instructions to submit your paper.

After the review process, if the paper will have been accepted, authors will be requested to submit the Camera-Ready Version of the paper, according to the reviewers’ recommendations. For each camera-ready submission, three items are required:

  • Zip file containing all the submission sources
  • PDF file of the submission
  • PDF file with the scanned and signed copyright agreement (otherwise, the submission will not be published in the proceedings).


Please remember that the strict deadline for receiving the final electronic versions of all papers is:

  1. Conference Papers (Full and Short) and Best of 2022 Labs due 21 May 2023. This is a STRICT DEADLINE.
  2. Condensed Lab Overviews due 16 June 2023. This is a STRICT DEADLINE.
  3. LNCS Camera Ready Conference Papers and Best of 2022 Labs due 30 June 2023. This is a STRICT DEADLINE.
  4. LNCS Camera Ready Condensed Lab overviews due 30 June 2023. This is a STRICT DEADLINE.
All the deadlines are intended to be MIDNIGHT CEST.

You have already received the light review of your submission. Please submit your revised manuscript by 28 JUNE 2020 again using the Easy Chair submission system at:

Please make also sure that your paper has been correctly formatted following the Springer Instructions for Authors (no page numbers, no running headers), which can be found on the Springer website:

with the following length:

  • 20-25 pages for lab overviews
  • 12 pages for full papers
  • 6 pages for short papers

Please remember that, in addition to the pdf version of your paper, we need all the source files and an electronic version of the signed copyright form (scanned version of the signed one). Please upload them all together in the Easychair page.

The copyright form can be downloaded from the Springer LNCS Information for Authors site: (LNCS Consent to publish form)

The title and the editors of the volume are as follows.

Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction
Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the CLEF Association (CLEF 2020)

Avi Arampatzis, Evangelos Kanoulas, Theodora Tsikrika, Stefanos Vrochidis, Hideo Joho, Christina Lioma, Carsten Eickhoff, Aurélie Névéol, Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro

LNCS Volume number: 12260

We look forward to meeting you at CLEF 2020 online event next September.

Best regards,
CLEF 2020 Organizers