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NLDB 2023 : Natural Language & Information Systems


Conference Series : Applications of Natural Language to Data Bases
When Jun 21, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
Where Derby, United Kingdom
Submission Deadline Mar 14, 2023
Notification Due Apr 10, 2023
Final Version Due Apr 24, 2023
Categories    NLP   information retrieval   artificial intelligene

Call For Papers

NLDB 2023

The 28th International Conference on Natural Language & Information Systems
21-23 June 2023, University of Derby, United Kingdom.

About NLDB

The 28th International Conference on Natural Language & Information
Systems will be held at the University of Derby, United Kingdom and
will be a face to face event.
Since 1995, the NLDB conference brings together researchers, industry
practitioners, and potential users interested in various application
of Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field. The
term "Information Systems" has to be considered in the broader sense
of Information and Communication Systems, including Big Data, Linked
Data and Social Networks.

The field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) has itself recently
experienced several exciting developments. In research, these
developments have been reflected in the emergence of neural language
models (Deep Learning, Word Embeddings, Transformers) and the
importance of aspects such as transparency, bias and fairness, a
(renewed) interest in various linguistic phenomena, such as in
discourse and argumentation mining, and in new problems such as the
detection of disinformation and hate speech in social media, as well
of mental health disorders that increased during the recent pandemic.
Regarding applications, NLP systems have evolved to the point that
they now offer real-life, tangible benefits to enterprises. Many of
these NLP systems are now considered a de-facto offering in business
intelligence suites, such as algorithms for recommender systems and
opinion mining/sentiment analysis.
It is against this backdrop of recent innovations in NLP and its
applications in information systems that the 28th edition of the NLDB
conference takes place. We welcome research and industrial
contributions, describing novel, previously unpublished works on NLP
and its applications across a plethora of topics as described in the
Call for Papers.

Call for Papers

NLDB 2023 invites authors to submit papers for oral or poster
presentations on unpublished research that addresses theoretical
aspects, algorithms, applications, architectures for applied and
integrated NLP, resources for applied NLP, and other aspects of NLP,
as well as survey and discussion papers. This year's edition of NLDB
also introduces an Industry Track, to foster fruitful interaction
between the industry and the research community.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Social Media and Web Analytics: Opinion mining/sentiment analysis,
irony/sarcasm detection; detection of fake reviews and deceptive
language; detection of harmful information: fake news and hate speech;
sexism and misogyny; detection of mental health disorders;
identification of stereotypes and social biases; robust NLP methods
for sparse, ill-formed texts; recommendation systems.

Deep Learning and eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI): Deep
learning architectures, word embeddings, transparency,
interpretability, fairness, debiasing, ethics.

• Argumentation Mining and Applications: Automatic detection of
argumentation components and relationships; creation of resource (e.g.
annotated corpora, treebanks and parsers); Integration of NLP
techniques with formal, abstract argumentation structures;
Argumentation Mining from legal texts and scientific articles.
• Question Answering (QA): Natural language interfaces to databases,
QA using web data, multi-lingual QA, non-factoid QA(how/why/opinion
questions, lists), geographical QA, QA corpora and training sets, QA
over linked data (QALD).
• Corpus Analysis: multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-modal
corpora; machine translation, text analysis, text classification and
clustering; language identification; plagiarism detection; information
extraction: named entity, extraction of events, terms and semantic
• Semantic Web, Open Linked Data, and Ontologies: Ontology learning
and alignment, ontology population, ontology evaluation, querying
ontologies and linked data, semantic tagging and classification,
ontology-driven NLP, ontology-driven systems integration.
• Natural Language in Conceptual Modelling: Analysis of natural
language descriptions, NLP in requirement engineering, terminological
ontologies, consistency checking, metadata creation and harvesting.
• Natural Language and Ubiquitous Computing: Pervasive computing,
embedded, robotic and mobile applications; conversational agents; NLP
techniques for Internet of Things (IoT); NLP techniques for ambient
• Big Data and Business Intelligence: Identity detection, semantic
data cleaning, summarisation, reporting, and data to text.

Important Dates:

Full paper submission: 14 March, 2023
Paper notification: 10 April, 2023
Camera-ready deadline: 24 April, 2023
Conference: 21-23 June 2023

Submission Guidelines

Authors should follow the LNCS format and submit their manuscripts in pdf via Easychair

Submissions can be full papers (12 pages maximum including
references), short papers (8 pages including references) or papers for
a poster presentation or system demonstration (6 pages including
references). The programme committee may decide to accept some full
papers as short papers or poster papers.
The reviewing process of NLDB 2023 is double-blind, i.e., submissions
to the main conference and to the industry track must not contain
author names or other identifying information, such as funding
sources, acknowledgments and must use the third person to refer to
work the authors have previously undertaken. System demonstration
papers may not be anonymous.


Conference Chairs:

Manning Warren, University of Derby, UK
Métais Elisabeth, Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
Meziane Farid, University of Derby, UK

Program Chairs:

Reiff-Marganiec Stephan, University of Derby, UK
Sugumaran Vijayan, Oakland University, Rochester, USA

Programme Committee:

Abdi Asad, University of Derby, UK.
Akoka Jacky, CNAM & TEM, France
Anselma Luca, University of Turin, Italy
Bajaj Ahsaas, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Balakrishna Mithun, Limba Corp, USA
Banerjee Somnath, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Bensalem Imene, MISC Lab, Constantine 2 University, Algeria
Bosco Cristina, University of Turin, Italy
Braschler Martin, ZHAW School of Engineering, Switzerland
Buscaldi Davide, University Sorbonne Paris Nord, France
Cabrio Elena, Université Côte d’Azur, Inria, CNRS, I3S, France
Caselli Tommaso, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
Chiruzzo Luis, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Cignarella Alessandra Teresa, University of Turin, Italy
Cimiano Philipp, Bielefeld University, Germany
Croce Danilo, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Delgado Agustín, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Dinu Liviu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Doucet Antoine, La Rochelle University, France
Fersini Elisabetta, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Florio Komal, University of Turin, Italy
Fomichov Vladimir, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia
Fornaciari Tommaso, Bocconi University Milan, Italy
Franco Marc, Symanto, Germany/Spain
Frasincar Flavius, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Hacohen-Kerner Yaakov, Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel
Horacek Helmut, DFKI, Germany
Ienco Dino, IRSTEA, France
Iglesias Carlos A., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Ittoo Ashwin, HEC, Univ. of Liege, Belgium
Kapetanios Epaminondas, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Kedad Zoubida, UVSQ, France
Kop Christian, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Koufakou Anna, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA
Laatar Rim, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Lai Mirko, University of Turin, Italy
Lopez Cédric, Emvista, Montpellier, France
Loukachevitch Natalia, Moscow State University, Russia
Aaisha Makkar, University of Derby
Mandl Thomas, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Martínez Paloma, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Martínez Patricio, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Martínez Unanue Raquel, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Masmoudi Abir, LIUM, University of Le Mans, France
Mazzei Alessandro, University of Turin, Italy
Métais Elisabeth, Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, France
Meziane Farid, University of Derby, UK
Mich Luisa, University of Trento, Italy
Mimouni Nada, Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, France
Mitrović Jelena, University of Passau, Germany
Montalvo Soto, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Montes y Gómez Manuel, INAOE Puebla, Mexico
Monti Johanna, L'Orientale University of Naples, Italy
Muñoz Rafael, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Okky-Ibrohim Muhammad, University of Turin, Italy
Passaro Lucia, University of Pisa, Italy
Patti Viviana, University of Turin, Italy
Picca Davide, Columbia University, USA
Plaza Laura, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Rangel Francisco, Symanto, Germany/Spain
Reyes Antonio, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico
Roche Mathieu, Cirad, TETIS, France
Rosso Paolo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Saggion Horacio, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Sakketou Flora, Philipps-Marburg University
Sanguinetti Manuela, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
Silberztein Max, Université de Franche-Comté, France
Sprugnoli Rachele, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Milan, Italy
Sugumaran Vijayan, Oakland University, Rochester, USA
Tagarelli Andrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Taulé Mariona, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Teisseire Maguelonne, Irstea, TETIS, France
Tomás David, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Tufis Dan, RACAI, Bucharest, Romania
Uban Ana Sabina, University of Bucharest, Romania
Ureña-López Alfonso, Universidad de Jaén, Spain
Vadera Sunil, University of Salford, UK
Valencia-Garcia Rafael, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Villatoro Esaú, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
Wattiau Isabelle, ESSEC, France
Zaghouani Wajdi, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Zubiaga Arkaitz, Queen Mary University of London, UK

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