IALP 2013 : International Conference on Asian Language Processing 2013
Conference Series : International Conference on Asian Language Processing
Call For Papers
International Conference on Asian Language Processing 2013 (IALP 2013)
Urumqi, China, Aug 17-19, 2013
The International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP) is a series of conferences with unique focus on Asian Language Processing. The conference aims to advance the science and technology of all the aspects of Asian Language Processing by providing a forum for researchers in the different fields of language study all over the world to meet. The first meeting of the series was held in Singapore in 1986 and was called the "International Conference on Chinese Computing (ICCC)" then. This meeting initiated the study of Chinese and oriental languages processing in Singapore and resulted in the formation of COLIPS in Singapore in 1988, as well as the publication of the journal "Communications of COLIPS" in 1991, which is known as "International Journal on Asian Language Processing" today.
Over the years, IALP has developed into one of important annual events on natural language processing in Asia. IALP 2008 was held in Chiang Mai University, Thailand. IALP 2009 was held in Singapore and was co-organized by COLIPS and IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter. IALP 2010 was held in Harbin and was co-organized by COLIPS and IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter, Chinese Information Processing Society of China and Heilongjiang Institute of Technology (HIT). IALP 2011 was held in Penang, Malaisia and jointly organized by COLIPS, IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter, and Universiti Sains Malaysia. IALP 2012 was held in Hanoi, Vietnam and was co-organized by COLIPS, IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter, and Hanoi University of Science and Technology (and MICA Institute). The proceedings of past IALP conferences were published by CPS (Conference Publication Services) and were submitted for indexing in EI, ISTP/ISI and Current Contents on Diskette.
This year, the International Conference on Asian Language Processing 2013 (IALP 2013) will be jointly organized by Xinjiang Normal University, Beijing Institute of Technology, and Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS). The conference will be held in Urumqi, China on Aug 17-19, 2013. We will continue to work with CPS to publish the conference proceedings, which will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore digital library and submitted for indexing in INSPEC, EI, ISTP/ISI and Current Contents on Diskette.
Urumqi, or "beautiful pasture" in Mongolian, is the location of this year’s conference. The city is the Capital of Xinjiang, which lies along the China's beautiful North Western border. This graceful prairie city is an important stop along the ancient Silk Road, leading to the Central Asia and even as far as Europe. Surrounded by ice-capped mountains, lakes, sand dunes and pastures, every breathtaking scenic location differs from the others. The region is home to Uyghur, Kazakh, Hui, Ozbek and Tajik ethnic minority, and cultural festivals are celebrated throughout the year. August is the best season in Xinjiang. We welcome you to Urumqi to experience the unique minority cultural in Xinjiang.
Paper submissions are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research in all aspects of Asian Language Processing, including, but not limited to:
Input and output of large character sets of Asian languages
Typesetting and font designs of Asian languages
Asian character encoding and compression
Multimodal representations and processing
Voice input and output
Phonology and morphology
Lexical semantics and word sense
Grammars, syntax, semantics and discourse
Word segmentation, chunking, tagging and syntactic parsing
Word sense disambiguation, semantic role labeling and semantic parsing
Language, linguistic and speech resource development
Evaluation methods and user studies
Machine learning for natural language
Text analysis, understanding, summarization and generation
Text mining and information extraction, summarization and retrieval
Text entailment and paraphrasing
Text Sentiment analysis, opinion mining and question answering
Machine translation and multilingual processing
Linguistic, psychological and mathematical models of language, computational psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and mathematical linguistics
Language modeling, statistical methods in natural language processing and speech processing
Spoken language processing, understanding, generation and translation
Rich transcription and spoken information retrieval
Speech recognition and synthesis
Natural language applications, tools and resources, system evaluation
Asian language learning, teaching and computer-aided language learning
NLP in vertical domains, such as biomedical, chemical and legal text
NLP on noisy unstructured text, such as email, blogs, and SMS
Special hardware and software for Asian language computing
Submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees. Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee members. Accepted papers will be presented in one of the oral sessions or poster sessions as determined by the program committee.
As the reviewing will be blind, manuscripts must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Authors should ensure that their identities are not revealed in any way in the paper. Self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".
All submissions must be electronic and in Portable Document Format (PDF) only. Paper submissions should follow the IEEE Proceedings' two-column format without exceeding four (4) pages including references. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files according to IEEE Proceedings' format. Submissions must conform to the official style guidelines.
The official language of the conference is English. Papers submitted should be written in English.