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SEPLN 2008 : 24th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing


When Sep 10, 2008 - Sep 12, 2008
Where Leganés, Madrid
Submission Deadline Apr 28, 2008
Notification Due Jun 13, 2008
Categories    NLP   IR   speech   linguistics

Call For Papers

24th Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

September 10-12, 2008

Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, SPAIN

The 24th edition of the conference of the Spanish Society for Natural
Language Processing (SEPLN) will take place on September 10-12, 2008 in
Escuela Politécnica Superior of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
The aim of SEPLN is to provide a forum for discussion and communication
where the latest research works, developments and innovation activities
in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) can be presented by
scientific and business communities. In this conference, new
possibilities of real applications of NLP and I+D projects in this field
are exposed.
Moreover, as in previous editions of this conference, 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 businesses are encouraged to send communications,
Project abstracts or demonstrations related to any of the following topics:
- Linguistic, mathematic and psycholinguistic models of language
- Corpus linguistics
- Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval
- Formalisms and grammars for morphological and syntactical analysis
- Monolingual and multilingual text generation
- Machine translation
- Speech synthesis and recognition
- Semantics, pragmatics and discourse
- Word sense disambiguation
- NLP industrial applications
- Automatic textual content analysis

Structure of the Conference
The conference will last three days, with sessions dedicated to
presenting papers, ongoing research projects, prototype product
demonstrations or products connected with topics addressed in the

- Communications
Authors are encouraged to send theoretical or system-related proposals
to be presented at the demonstration sessions, all of them related to
the Natural Language Processing field. The proposal must be submitted
earlier than April 28, 2008 and they must meet certain format and style
requirements. We recommend using the LaTeX and Word templates that can
be downloaded from the conference webpage

Both the delivery and revision of proposals will be done exclusively in
electronic format (PostScript or PDF) via EasyChair

As general information, the proposals will meet the following requirements:
- Proposals will include a title of the communication
- Proposals will include the complete names of the authors, their
address, telephone, fax and e-mail.
- Proposals will include an abstract in English and Spanish (maximum 150
words). Keywords or related topics must be specified in the proposal.
- The proposal can be written and presented in Spanish or English, and
its overall maximum length will be 3,500 words.

- Projects and Demos
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 PLN field.
As the communication proposals, both the delivery and revision of
projects and demos proposals will be done exclusively in electronic
format (PostScript or PDF) via EasyChair
( We recommend
using the LaTeX and Word templates for projects and demos that can be
downloaded from the conference webpage

For oral presentation of I+D projects to be accepted, the following
information must be included:
- Project title
- Funding institution
- Participant groups in the project
- Name, affiliation, e-mail and phone number of the project director
- 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

This information must be received by the conference organization before
June 6, 2008.

Publication Format
The final version of the article will be sent before June 27, 2008
through the same web system (EasyChair
- Documents must not include headers or footings.
- Maximum length will be 8 pages DIN A4 (210 x 297 mm), included
references and figures.
- In the case of demonstrations and projects, maximum length will be 2

We recommend using the LaTeX and Word templates included in the WebPage
of the conference (

Important Dates
Dates for submission and notifications of acceptance:
- Deadline for submitting papers: April 28, 2008
- Notification of acceptance: June 13, 2008
- Deadline for submitting the final version: June 27, 2008
- Deadline for submitting projects and demos: June 6, 2008

Scientific Committee
- Chairman: Paloma Martínez Fernández (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

- Ferrán Pla (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia)
- Raquel Martínez (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
- José Gabriel Amores Carredano (Universidad de Sevilla)
- Toni Badia i Cardús (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
- Manuel de Buenaga Rodríguez (Universidad Europea de Madrid)
- Fco. Javier Calle Gómez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
- Irene Castellón Masalles (Universitat de Barcelona)
- Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
- Antonio Ferrández Rodríguez (Universitat d'Alacant)
- Mikel Forcada Zubizarreta (Universitat d'Alacant)
- Ana María García Serrano (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
- Koldo Gojenola Galletebeitia (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
- Xavier Gómez Guinovart (Universidade de Vigo)
- Julio Gonzalo Arroyo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
- José Miguel Goñi Menoyo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
- José B. Mariño Acebal (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya)
- M. Antonia Martí Antonín (Universitat de Barcelona)
- Mª Teresa Martín Valdivia (Universidad de Jaén)
- Patricio Martínez Barco (Universitat d'Alacant)
- Paloma Martínez Fernández (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid )
- Lidia Ana Moreno Boronat (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia)
- Lluis Padró (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya)
- Manuel Palomar Sanz (Universitat d'Alacant)
- Germán Rigau (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
- Horacio Rodríguez Hontoria (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya)
- Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)
- Emilio Sanchís (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia)
- L. Alfonso Ureña López (Universidad de Jaén)
- Mª Felisa Verdejo Maillo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
- Manuel Vilares Ferro (Universidade de Vigo)

Local Organizing Committee:
- Chairman: Paloma Martínez Fernández (

- Javier Calle Gómez
- Elena Castro Galán
- Dolores Cuadra Fernández
- César de Pablo Sánchez
- Harith Al-Jumaily
- Ana Iglesias Maqueda
- Isabel Segura Bedmar
- Lourdes Moreno López
- Mª Teresa Vicente Díez
- José Luís Martínez Fernández
- David del Valle Agudo
- Jessica Rivero Espinosa

More information is available at the official website of the Conference


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