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), Kuala Lumpur (2020, online), and Singapore (2021, online). 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 2022 will be held on 11-13 Nov 2022 in Singapore and Shenzhen. The event will be organized by Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China and the 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Submissions must describe substantial, original, completed, and unpublished work.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 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 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 the official style guidelines.

The official language of the conference is English. Papers submitted should be written 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

Paper submission deadline (extended):  26 Aug 2022
Notification of acceptance: 20 Sep 2022
Camera-ready deadline: 30 Sep 2022
Author registration deadline: 30 Sep 2022
Conference dates: 27-28 Oct 2022