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CLT 2010 : Conference on Language and Technology 2010 (CLT10)


When Oct 22, 2010 - Oct 24, 2010
Where Islamabad, Pakistan
Submission Deadline Aug 2, 2010
Notification Due Sep 3, 2010
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2010
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   asian languages   urdu

Call For Papers

CLT is a biennial conference series organized by Society for Natural Language Processing, Pakistan (SNLP), aiming to bring together students, researchers and practitioners to exchange research and development in the fields of linguistics and processing of speech, script and language. CLT10, the third conference in the series, is being hosted by the National Language Authority, Islamabad. The program of CLT10 will consist of invited talks, workshops, tutorials, paper presentations and panel discussions.

The Muqtadira Qaumi Zaban (National Language Authority) is an autonomous regulatory institution established in 1979 to support the advancement and promotion of Urdu which is the national language of Pakistan. Urdu Ittlaiyat (Urdu Informative Bureau) was established in 1999 to conduct research on Language Processing, adoption of Technology, formulating the standard of National Language and advance the knowledge in this specialized field.

The series of Conference on Language and Technology is an effort to educate the masses and the decision making authorities to realize the importance of the Language and Technology in this modern age of computers.


To create awareness and educate the people about the Pakistani Languages and the use of modern technology.

The provide a central platform to the researchers in this field of study.

Transfer the individual efforts into institutionalization.


Mr. Iftikhar Arif, Chairman, National Language Authority (Conference Chair)

Mr. Ikram Bilal, Secretary, National Language Authority
Dr. Attash Durrani, National Language Authority (Head of Program Committee)
Dr. Sarmad Hussain, Society for Natural Language Processing (Head of Technical Committee)
Prof. Muhammad Daud Khatak, Allama Iqbal Open University (Head of Publications Committee)
Dr. Muhammad Abid Khan, Peshawar University, Peshawar
Dr. Inam ul Haq Javed, Pakistan Language Department, AIOU
Ministry of Information Technology, Islamabad
Mr. Shakeel Ahmed, PSEB, Islamabad
Rep. of SNLP (Society for Natural Language Processing, Pakistan)
Mr. Mansoor Khan Balock (Treasurer, National Language Authority)

CLT is a series of conference, aiming to bring together students, researchers and practitioners to exchange research and development in the fields of linguistics and processing of speech, script and language. First conference of this series hosted by Peshawar University, second was hosted by NU, FAST Lahore. CLT10, the third conference in the series is being hosted by the National Language Authority, Islamabad.

Following are the main topics of this conference.

Grammar Modeling
Discourse Analysis
POS Tagging
Text-to-Speech Analysis
Handwriting Recognition
Lingual Validation
Computational Lexica
Linguistic Resources
Machine Translation
Ambiguity Resolution
Optical Character Recognition
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Dictionary Automation (Dicautom)

Morphological Analysis
Corpus Linguistics
Text Summarization
Knowledge Engineering
Speech Recognition
Writing System/Orthography
Style Guides

Important Dates

Paper submission by: 2 August 2010
Tutorial/Workshop proposal submission by: 15 August 2010
Notification of acceptance: 3 September 2010
Camera ready version of accepted papers: 15 September 2010
Conference: 22-24 October 2010


Urdu Auditorium, National Language Authority, Pitras Bokhari Road, H-8/4, Islamabad.

For Further Details

Dr. Sarmad Hussain
Society for Natural Language Processing (SNLP), Lahore

Dr. Attash Durrani National Language Authority, Islamabad
Phone (Office): +92-51-9250317
Fax (Office): +92-51-9250310

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