The Third Workshop Beyond Vision and LANguage:
inTEgrating Real-world kNowledge

EACL 2021 Workshop
April 20, 2021

Call for Papers


Deadline for submission: Feb 8, 2021

Notification of acceptance: Feb 18, 2021

Deadline for camera-ready version: Mar 3, 2021

Workshop date: April 20, 2021

All deadlines are calculated at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time (UTC -12h; anywhere on earth)

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Application of language and vision to robotics
  • Cognitively- and neuroscience-driven vision and language learning (eye-tracking, fMRI, etc.)
  • Common-sense knowledge acquisition from vision
  • Enhancing visual perception with language and structured knowledge
  • Human-robot interaction with language understanding and visual perception
  • Integration of vision and language by building cross-modal relationship networks
  • Integrated models of real-world knowledge, vision, and language for generating context-sensitive embeddings
  • Language and vision for learning games
  • Learning of quantities from vision
  • Multi-task learning for integration of language and vision
  • Reasoning with language to improve visual perception
  • Text-to-Image (natural, sketch, synthetic) generation with external knowledge
  • Theoretical understanding of limitations in the integration of vision and language
  • Visual dialog, captioning and Q&A by incorporating common-sense/real-world knowledge
  • Other novel tasks which combine language and vision with means of external knowledge

Submission Instructions

We solicit two categories of papers: long and short workshop papers that will be included in the workshop proceedings as archival publications. All submissions should be in PDF format and made through the Softconf link (

Submissions will go through a double-blind review process, where each submission is reviewed by at-least two program committee members. Accepted papers will be presented by the authors in a regular workshop session either as a talk or a poster. All submissions must be written in English and follow the EACL 2021 formatting requirements using either Word or LaTeX template files provided by EACL 2021 (

Long paper submission: up to 8 pages of content (+1 on acceptance), plus bibliography
Short paper submission: up to 4 pages of content(+1 on acceptance), plus bibliography

For the camera-ready submission, the appendices go in the same pdf as the rest of the paper (one pdf per paper) and after the references.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the organizers.