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SLSP 2020 : 8th International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing


When Oct 14, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020
Where Cardiff
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2020
Notification Due Jul 6, 2020
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2020
Categories    natural language processing   speech processing   computational linguistics   speech recognition

Call For Papers


SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellent research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between the two domains will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2020, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.

Previous events took place in Tarragona, Grenoble, Budapest, Pilsen, Le Mans, Mons, and Ljubljana.


SLSP 2020 will take place in Cardiff, the capital of Wales and its political, commercial and cultural centre. The venue will be:

Cardiff University
CF10 3AT


The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical models (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

anaphora and coreference resolution
authorship identification, plagiarism, and spam filtering
corpora and resources for speech and language
data mining, term extraction, and semantic web
dialogue systems and spoken language understanding
information retrieval and information extraction
knowledge representation and ontologies
lexicons and dictionaries
machine translation and computer-aided translation
multimodal technologies
natural language understanding and generation
neural representation of speech and language
opinion mining and sentiment analysis
part-of-speech tagging, parsing, and semantic role labelling
question-answering systems for speech and text
speaker identification and verification
speech recognition, transcription, and synthesis
spelling correction
text categorization and summarization
user modeling


SLSP 2020 will consist of:

invited lectures
peer-reviewed contributions



PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: (to be completed)

Chitta Baral (Arizona State University, US)
Jean-François Bonastre (University of Avignon, FR)
Fethi Bougares (University of Le Mans, FR)
Nicoletta Calzolari (National Research Council, IT)
Bill Campbell (Amazon, US)
Kenneth W. Church (Baidu Research, US)
Philipp Cimiano (Bielefeld University, DE)
Nikos Fakotakis (University of Patras, GR)
Marcello Federico (Amazon AI, US)
Robert Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield, UK)
Ondřej Glembek (Brno University of Technology, CZ)
Ralph Grishman (New York University, US)
Thomas Hain (University of Sheffield, UK)
Gareth Jones (Dublin City University, IE)
Martin Karafiát (Brno University of Technology, CZ)
Philipp Koehn (Johns Hopkins University, US)
Haizhou Li (National University of Singapore, SG)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)
Seiichi Nakagawa (Chubu University, JP)
Paolo Rosso (Technical University of Valencia, ES)
Irena Spasić (Cardiff University, UK)
Erik Tjong Kim Sang (Netherlands eScience Center, NL)
Tomoki Toda (Nagoya University, JP)
Isabel Trancoso (Instituto Superior Técnico, PT)
K. Vijay-Shanker (University of Delaware, US)
Andy Way (Dublin City University, IE)
Caiming Xiong (Salesforce, US)
Steve Young (University of Cambridge, UK)
Wlodek Zadrozny (University of North Carolina Charlotte, US)
Guodong Zhou (Soochow University, CN)


Luis Espinosa-Anke (Cardiff)
Sara Morales (Brussels)
Manuel Parra-Royón (Granada)
David Silva (London, co-chair)
Irena Spasić (Cardiff, co-chair)


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see

Upload submissions to:


A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


The registration form can be found at:

DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

Paper submission: June 1, 2020
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: July 6, 2020
Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNAI proceedings: July 15, 2020
Early registration: July 15, 2020
Late registration: September 30, 2020
Submission to the journal special issue: January 16, 2021


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School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

Data Innovation Research Institute, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

IRDTA – Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice, Brussels/London

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