Call for Papers

International Conference on Asian Language Processing 2010
Penang, Malaysia, Nov 15-17, 2011
http://www.colips.org/conference/ialp2011

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 anaual events on nature language processing in Asia. IALP 2008 was held in Chiang Mai University, Thailand and the proceedings were indexed by ISTP/ISI. 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). The proceedings of IALP 2009 and 2010 were published by CPS (Conference Publication Services) and submitted for indexing in EI, ISTP/ISI and Current Contents on Diskette.

This year, the International Conference on Asian Language Processing 2011 (IALP 2011) will be jointly organized by Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS) of Singapore, IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter, and Universiti Sains Malaysia. The conference will be held in Penang, Malaysia on Nov 15-17, 2010. We will continue to work with CPS to publish the conference proceesings. They will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library and submitted for indexing in INSPEC, EI, ISTP/ISI and Current Contents on Diskette.

Penang is one of the famous islands in South-East Asia. It is renowned for its culture, food and heritage.This turtle shaped island offers miles of idyllic beaches with swaying palm trees, and soothing hill for those who seek refuge from the tropical heat. The capital of Penang, George Town is famous for its one of South East Asia’s largest collections of Pre-war buildings. In order to preserve the heritage of Penang, modern structures are built surrounding these pre-war buildings. These buildings are well protected to preserve the beauty of these structures. Penang was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Penang is a city full of different cultures. Along the heritage trail, you can see the Muslim mosque, Chinese temple, Indian temple and Christian church, which are just 5 minutes walk from each other.  Besides its beauty and history, you should never miss the delicious hawker foods that are offered around the clock. Penang offers you great food from prestigious restaurants to hawkers’ carts by the road side. The development of Penang has also turned Penang into a shopping paradise. You will be able to find things like handicraft, jewellery, clothes and many more at attractive prices.

We welcome you to Penang to experience the nature, history, and cultral in the beatiful city.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

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
Jun 25, 2011
Notification of acceptance
Aug 2, 2011
Final manuscript due
Aug 15, 2011
Earlybird registration due
Aug 20, 2011
Regular registration due
Oct 31, 2011
Conference date
Nov 15-17, 2011
 

MORE INFORMATION

To get other details and the latest information about the conference, please visit the conference website at http://www.colips.org/conference/ialp2011.

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