Coling 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, took place in Osaka from 11th to 16th december 2016. This edition reached a record in terms of number of submissions and participants, thus confirming the high degree of interest in computational linguistics on the landscape of international research.

The Italian community has played roles of highest importance in the organisation of the conference, including the general chair of the conference (Nicoletta Calzolari), the workshop chair (Monica Monachini), the tutorial chair (Marcello Federico), and the organisation of the workshop “Computational Modeling of People’s Opinions, Personality, and Emotions in Social Media” (Malvina Nissim and Viviana Patti).

A less positive remark. The presence of the Italian community, according to the data provided by the organizers, consisted of five accepted papers: not many when compared to those from other European countries.