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When Sep 5, 2011 - Sep 7, 2011
Where Huelva, Spain
Submission Deadline May 3, 2011
Notification Due May 30, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 13, 2011
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

SEPLN 2011
September 5-7, 2011
Universidad de Huelva


The 27th edition of the Annual Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing (SEPLN) will take place in the University of Huelva on September 5, 6 and 7, 2011. We also expect to organize associated workshops on 7 September 2011.

The huge amount of information available in digital format and in different languages demands systems that enable us to access this vast library in an increasingly more structured way.

In this same area, there is a renewed interest in improving information accessibility and information exploitation in multilingual environments. Many of the formal foundations for dealing appropriately with these necessities have been, and are still being established in the area of Natural Language Processing and its many branches: Information extraction and retrieval, Questions answering systems, Machine translation, Automatic analysis of textual content, Text summarization, Text generation, and Speech recognition and synthesis.

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion and communication where the latest research work and developments in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) can be presented by scientific and business communities. The conference also aims at exposing new possibilities of real applications and R&D projects in this field.

Moreover, as in previous editions, there is the intention of identifying future guidelines or paths for basic research and foreseen software applications, in order to compare them against the market needs. Finally, the conference intends to be an appropriate forum in helping new professionals to become active members in this field.


Researchers and companies are encouraged to send communications, project abstracts or demonstrations related to any language technology topic including but not limited to the following:
* Linguistic, mathematic and psycholinguistic models of language.
* Machine learning in NLP.
* Computational lexicography and terminology.
* Corpus linguistics.
* Development of linguistic resources and tools.
* Grammars and formalisms for morphological and syntactic analysis.
* Semantics, pragmatics and discourse.
* Lexical ambiguity resolution.
* Monolingual and multilingual text generation.
* Machine translation.
* Speech synthesis and recognition.
* Dialogue systems.
* Audio indexing.
* Language recognition.
* Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval.
* Question answering systems.
* Evaluation of NLP systems.
* Automatic textual content analysis.
* Sentiment and opinion analysis.
* Plagiarism detection.
* Negation and speculation processing.
* Text mining in blogosphere and social networks.
* Text summarization.
* Image retrieval.
* NLP in biomedical domain.
* NLP-based generation of teaching resources.
* NLP for languages with limited resources.
* NLP industrial applications.

Manuel J. Maña López (Universidad de Huelva)

Mariano A. Crespo Azcárate (Universidad de Huelva)
Noa P. Cruz Díaz (Universidad de Huelva)
Manuel de la Villa Cordero (Universidad de Huelva)
Juan Luis Domínguez Olmedo (Universidad de Huelva)
Jacinto Mata Vázquez (Universidad de Huelva)
Victoria Pachón Álvarez (Universidad de Huelva)
Miguel Ángel Vélez Vélez(Universidad de Huelva)

Manuel J. Maña López (Universidad de Huelva)

José Gabriel Amores Carredano (Universidad de Sevilla)
Toni Badía i Cardús (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Manuel de Buenaga Rodríguez (Universidad Europea de Madrid)
Sylviane Cardey-Greenfield (Centre de recherche en lingistique ettraiement automatique des langues, Lucien Tesnière. Besançon. France)
Irene Castellón Masalles (Universitat de Barcelona)
Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Manuel de la Villa Cordero (Universidad de Huelva)
Juan Luis Domínguez Olmedo (Universidad de Huelva)
Florentino Fernández Riverola (Universidade de Vigo)
Antonio Ferrández Rodríguez (Universitat d'Alacant)
Mikel Forcada Zubizarreta (Universitat d'Alacant)
Ana María García-Serrano (UNED)
Alexander Gelbukh (Instituto Politécnico Nacional. México)
Koldo Gojenola Galletebeitia (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Xavier Gómez Guinovart (Universidade de Vigo)
José María Gómez Hidalgo (Optenet)
Julio Gonzalo Arroyo (UNED)
José Miguel Goñi Menoyo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Ramón López-Cózar Delgado (Universidad de Granada)
Bernardo Magnini (Fondazionione Bruno Kessier. Italia)
Nuno J. Mamede (Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Investigaçao e Desenvolvimiento em Lisboa. Portugal)
José Mariño Acebal (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
M. Antonia Martí Antonín (Universitat de Barcelona)
María Teresa Martín Valdivia (Universidad de Jaén)
Patricio Martínez Barco (Universitat d'Alacant)
Paloma Martínez Fernández (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Raquel Martínez Unanue (UNED)
Jacinto Mata Vázquez (Universidad de Huelva)
Ruslan Mitkov (Universidad de Wolverhampton)
Manuel Montes y Gómez (INAOE. México)
Roser Morante (University of Antwerp, Bélgica)
Lidia Moreno Boronat (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Lluís Padró Cirera (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Victoria Pachón Álvarez (Universidad de Huelva)
Manuel Palomar Sanz (Universitat d'Alacant)
Ferrán Pla Santamaría (Universitat Politècnica de València)
German Rigau i Claramunt (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Horacio Rodríguez Hontoria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Leonel Ruiz Miyares (Centro de Lingüística Aplicada de Santiago de Cuba)
Emilio Sanchis Arnal (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
Isabel Segura Bedmar (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Mariona Taulé Delor (Universitat de Barcelona)
L. Alfonso Ureña López (Universidad de Jaén)
Felisa Verdejo Maillo (UNED)
Manuel Vilares Ferro (Universidad de A Coruña)
Luis Villaseñor-Pineda (INAOE, México)


All the information about the Conference is available in the 27th SEPLN Conference website:



The conference will last three days, and will consist of sessions devoted to presenting papers, posters, tutorials, ongoing research projects and prototype or product demonstrations connected with topics addressed in the conference.
Besides, we expect to organize associated workshops on 7 September 2011.


The delivery of proposals will be done via the following link:
We recommend using the templates that can be downloaded from the SEPL webpage
Besides, the proposals will have to comply the following requirements, depending if they are communications, demos or projects.


Authors are encouraged to send theoretical or application-oriented proposals related to NLP.
The proposals must include the following sections:
* A title of the communication.
* The complete names of the authors, their affiliations, address, and e-mail (anonymous in the submitted proposal).
* An abstract in English and Spanish (maximum 150 words), including a list of keywords or related topics.
* The proposal can be written and presented in Spanish or English, and its overall maximum length will be 8 pages, excluding references, which can take up an additional whole page at the most.
* The documents must not include headers or footers.
The papers proposed will be assessed at least by three reviewers, and can be accepted to be presented either as posters or as communications, depending on the program necessities. However, no distinction will be made between communications and posters in the printed version of the SEPLN journal.


As in previous editions, the organizers encourage participants to give oral presentations of R&D projects and demos of systems or tools related to the NLP field.
For oral presentations on R&D projects to be accepted, the following information must be included:
* Project title.
* Name, affiliation, address, e-mail and phone number of the project director.
* Funding institutions.
* Groups participating in the project.
* Abstract (2 pages maximum).

For demonstrations to be accepted, the following information is mandatory:
* Demo title.
* Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the authors.
* Abstract (2 pages maximum).
* Time estimation for the whole presentation.


May 3, 2011: Deadline for submitting papers, projects and demos.
May 30, 2011: Notification of acceptance.
June 13, 2011: Deadline for submitting the final versión.
September 5, 6 and 7, 2011: 27th SEPLN Conference.
September 7, 2011: Workshops.


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