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IALP 2016 : International Conference on Asian Language Processing


Conference Series : International Conference on Asian Language Processing
When Nov 23, 2016 - Nov 26, 2016
Where Tainan
Submission Deadline Jul 20, 2016
Notification Due Aug 20, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2016
Categories    computational linguistics   natural language processing   asian language processing

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

The 20th International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP 2016)
November 21 - 23, 2016, Tainan, Taiwan

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, Malaysia 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 and Hanoi University of Science and Technology (and MICA Institute). IALP 2013 was held in Urumqi, China and jointly organized by Xinjiang Normal University, Beijing Institute of Technology and COLIPS. IALP 2014 was held in Kuching, Malaysia and jointly organized by the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI) and Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter, and COLIPS. IALP 2015 was held in Suzhou, China and jointly organized by Soochow University and COLIPS. The proceedings of past IALP conferences were published by IEEE-CPS (Conference Publication Services). This year, we will continue to work with IEEE to publish the conference proceedings, which will be published and indexed by the IEEE Xplore digital library. High quality research papers will be selected and recommended to publish in ACM/IEEE Transactions.

The International Conference on Asian Language Processing 2016 (IALP 2016) will be jointly organized by National Cheng Kung University and COLIPS. The conference will be held in Tainan, Taiwan on November 21 - 23, 2016.


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
Discourse analysis
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

Paper Submission

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.
Important Dates

Submission deadline Jul 20, 2016 extend to July 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance Aug 20, 2016
Final manuscript due Sep 30, 2016
Earlybird registration due Oct 15, 2016
Regular registration due Nov 15, 2016
Conference date Nov 21-23, 2016
Multiple-Submission Policy

IALP 2016 allows authors to submit manuscripts to leading NLP international conferences (e.g., COLING 2016) at the same time if the conferences have established similar multiple-submission policies. Papers that have been or will be submitted to other conferences must indicate this at the submission time. Authors of papers accepted for presentation in IALP 2016 must notify the program chairs by the camera-ready deadline (i.e., Sep 30, 2016) as to whether the paper will be presented at IALP 2016. Once confirmed, the paper must be withdrawn from other venues. We will not accept papers that are identical or overlap significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere.

Best Paper Awards

IALP 2016 will set up "Best Paper Awards", which is presented to the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to Asian Information Processing. The recipients of each award (up to two best paper awards) will receive NT$ 15,000 (~USD 500) and a certificate.

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