The 18th China National Conference on Computational Linguistics (CCL 2019) will take place in Kunming (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunming), China, 18-20 October 2019, hosted by Kunming University of Science and Technology (http://english.kmust.edu.cn/). CCL is an annual conference starting from 1991 (bi-annual before 2013). It is the flagship conference of the Chinese Information Processing Society (CIPS), the largest NLP scholar and expert community in China. After more than 20 years’ development, CCL has been widely recognized as the most authoritative, influential and largest NLP conference in China. Over 1000 registered researchers and practitioners attended CCL 2018. With a major emphasis on computer processing of the languages in China, CCL is a premier nation-wide forum for disseminating new scholarly and technological work in computational linguistics.