Call for papers

About the conference

The International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP) is the flagship conference of the Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS). It is a series of conferences with a 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 to meet. IALP conference series has a long history, which dates back to its first event ICCC in 1986. Over the decades, the IALP conference has developed into one of the important conferences on Language Processing conference in Asia. Since 2008, IALP has traveled to many Asian cities including Chiang Mai (2008), Singapore (2009), Harbin (2010), Penang (2011), Hanoi (2012), Urumqi (2013), Kuching (2014), Suzhou(2015), Tainan(2016), Singapore(2017), Bandung(2018), Shanghai(2019), and Kuala Lumpur (2020, online event). It has greatly helped to promote the research of Asian Language Processing in the region. COLIPS has been in collaboration with IEEE in the organization of the conferences. IEEE Singapore and other local chapters have served as technical co-sponsors. The proceedings have been published by IEEE since 2009.

IALP 2021 will be held on October 23-25, 2021, organized by Ludong University, China and Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS), Singapore. We cordially invite you to submit papers to this year’s event. The topics of the conference cover all aspects of Asian Language Processing, including, but not limited to natural language processing, spoken language processing, linguistics, language education, etc. Accepted papers will be presented in one of the oral sessions or poster sessions as determined by the program committee.  

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Submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work.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 a s determined by the programcommittee.

As the reviewing will be blind, manuscriptsmust 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 six (6) 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 theofficial style guidelines.

The official language of the conference is English. Papers submitted should bewritten in English.


Paper submissions are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research in all aspects of Asian Language Processing, including, but not limited to:

  • Asian language input, output, coding, etc.
  • Computational linguistics and mathematical linguistics
  • Dialogue and interactive systems
  • Discourse and pragmatics
  • Evaluation methods and user studies
  • Information extraction, retrieval and text mining
  • Interpretability and analysis of models for NLP
  • Language learning, teaching and computer-aided language learning
  • Language modeling and statistical methods for NLP
  • Text and speech resource development
  • Lexical semantics, sentence-level semantics, and textual inference
  • Linguistic theories, cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
  • Machine learning for Natural Language Processing
  • Machine translation and multilingual processing
  • Multimodal representations and processing
  • NLP in vertical domains, such as biomedical, chemical and legal text
  • NLP on noisy unstructured text, such as email, blogs, and SMS
  • Natural language applications, tools and resources
  • Phonology, morphology and word segmentation
  • Question answering
  • Rich transcription and spoken information retrieval
  • Sentiment analysis, stylistic analysis, and argument mining
  • Special hardware and software for Asian language computing
  • Speech recognition and synthesis
  • Spoken language processing, understanding, generation and translation
  • Tagging, chunking and parsing
  • Text entailment, paraphrasing, generation

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline:  extended to 31 July 2021
Notification of acceptance: 31 Aug 2021
Camera-ready deadline: 20 Sep 2021
Author registration deadline: 20 Sep 2021
Conference dates (new dates): 11-13 Dec 2021