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ICON 2024 : 21st International Conference on Natural Language Processing

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When Dec 19, 2024 - Dec 22, 2024
Where Chennai, India
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2024
Notification Due Nov 11, 2024
Final Version Due Dec 10, 2024
Categories    NLP   computational linguistics   artificial intelligene
 

Call For Papers

First Call for Papers- ICON 2024

The 21st International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2024) will be held at AU-KBC Research Centre, Chennai, India during December 19-22, 2024. The ICON Conference series is a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational linguistics (CL) in India and abroad. The main conference is from 20th December 2024 to 21st December 2024. This will be preceded by one day of pre-conference tutorials / workshops on 19th December 2024 and one day of post conference shared tasks / tools / demos on 22nd December 2024.

The papers published in ICON proceedings will be indexed in ACL Anthology. ACL Anthology is a digital archive of research papers in Computational Linguistics for major international conferences under Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), which is one of the most well-known associations for NLP and CL. The previous proceedings of ICON 2014, ICON 2015, ICON 2016, ICON 2017, ICON 2019 , ICON 2020 , ICON 2021 and ICON 2022 can be found in ACL Anthology.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research work on all aspects of Natural Language Processing. We encourage submissions from all language families but special emphasis is given for South Asian languages and other less resourced languages, their issues and applications.

The areas of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Language Resources

Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Discourse

Machine Translation

Large Language Models (LLMs) 

Interpretability and Explainability of NLP models 

Summarization 

Information Extraction

Named Entity Recognition 

Sentiment and Emotion Analysis 

Question Answering 

Natural Language Generation

Natural Language Understanding  

Information Retrieval

Text Mining

Multilingual systems 

Multimodality 

Dialogue Systems 

NLP for Digital Humanities 

Ethics in NLP

NLP for Education 

Medical NLP

NLP Language Documentation and Preservation 

Speech Recognition

Speech Synthesis

Video to Text

Machine Learning

Applications to NLP

Cognitive Modeling

Psycholinguistics  

Computational Social Science and Social Media.


Call for Tutorials / Workshops

Proposals are invited for pre-conference tutorials/workshops. Tutorials/Workshops can be of half-day or full-day duration. The proposal should be presented in the form of an extended abstract (1-2 pages) as per the ICON 2024 template (ACL template).

This should contain a topical outline of the content, description of the proposers and their qualifications relating to the tutorial content.


Proposals for Tutorial/Workshop can be submitted at this link.



Send tutorial/workshop proposals to the ICON-2024 Secretariat by email to icon2024@gmail.com. For further information, please refer to the Conference URL or contact the ICON-2024 Secretariat.


Call for Doctoral Consortium


The ICON organising committee is pleased to call for papers for the 3rd Doctoral Consortium. This event extends an opportunity for doctoral candidates to present and discuss their research with a panel of experts. The discussion would include feedback on the evolution and progress of their research. It also helps them to identify the roadmap and additional studies, which could help refine the shape of their doctoral thesis. The doctoral consortium will be a one-day or half day event being organised on December 19, 2024, as part of the ICON-2024 conference. The applicants are required to submit a two-page extended abstract of their PhD research work. Submit your abstracts at this link . The shortlisted candidates would be invited to the consortium where they are required to present a summary of their research. Each candidate will be given 30 minutes for the presentation, which will be followed by a discussion of 15 minutes, led by a panel of experts. Prospective doctoral students from language technologies related disciplines are invited to apply. The selection of participants will be based on the submitted abstracts.

Guidelines

The invitation is open to all participants of ICON 2024. The applicants are required to submit an extended two-page abstract on their ongoing doctoral research. The submission can be extended to a maximum of two pages including all text, figures and tables, plus an additional third page exclusively for references. The submissions must follow the ICON template provided in the author's kit. The abstracts may incorporate published and in-progress work from the authors. Submissions are expected to present a fair picture of the research undertaken towards the thesis. Participants are advised to refrain from submitting a shorter version of their conference papers. Submissions must have the participant as the sole author. Acknowledgements to their supervisors, supporting agencies/bodies, and contributors to the work, can be made in a separate section.


The submission must highlight the following: The motivation of the research; Key issues identified/addressed; Major contributions; Methodologies, Experiments; Discussion of results; Future plans and Roadmap for the thesis.


Call for Shared Tasks /Tools / Demos

Proposals are invited for post-conference shared tasks / tools / demos. Shared Tasks /Tools / Demos can be of half-day or full-day duration. The proposal should be presented in the form of an extended abstract (1-2 pages) as per the ICON 2024 template (ACL template). This should contain a topical outline of the content, description of the proposers and their qualifications relating to the shared tasks / tools / demos content. Proposals for Shared Tasks /Tools / Demos can be submitted at this link. Send shared task / tool / demo proposals to the ICON-2024 Secretariat by email to icon2024@gmail.com. For further information, please refer to the Conference URL or contact the ICON-2024 Secretariat.



Important Dates

Event Date

Paper Submission Deadline September 15, 2024

Paper Acceptance Notification November 1, 2024

Paper Camera Ready Paper Submission December 10, 2024



Doctoral Consortium Deadline October 1, 2024

Paper Acceptance Notification (Doctoral Consortium) November 10, 2024



Workshop Proposal Submission September 15, 2024

Workshop Acceptance Notification October 15, 2024



Tutorial Proposal Submission September 15, 2024

Tutorial Acceptance Notification October 15, 2024



Shared Task /Tool/ Demo Proposal Submission September 15, 2024

Shared Task /Tool/ Demo Acceptance Notification October 15, 2024

Conference December 19-22, 2024



Paper Submission Information

Long Papers

Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work.
Long papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content, plus unlimited references. Final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) plus any no of pages for the references.

Short Papers

Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Some kinds of short papers are:

A small, focused contribution

A negative result

An opinion piece

An interesting application nugget

Short papers may consist of up to 4 pages of content, plus unlimited references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given 5 content pages in the proceedings.


Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewers' comments in their final versions.

Instructions for Double-Blind Review

As reviewing will be double blind, papers must not include authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references or links (such as github) 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) ..." Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.
Papers should not refer, for further detail, to documents that are not available to the reviewers. For example, do not omit or redact important citation information to preserve anonymity. Instead, use third person or named reference to this work, as described above ("Smith showed" rather than "we showed").
Papers may be accompanied by a resource (software and/or data) described in the paper, but these resources should be anonymized as well.

Authorship

The author list for submissions should include all (and only) individuals who made substantial contributions to the work presented. Each author listed on a submission to ICON 2021 will be notified of submissions, revisions and the final decision. No changes to the order or composition of authorship may be made to submissions to ICON 2021 after the paper submission deadline.

Paper Submission and Templates

Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system. The submission will be available here:

The deadline for submission of both long and short papers is September 15, 2024 (GMT -12).

Both long and short papers must follow the ACL Author Guidelines

Style sheets (Latex, Word) are available here: https://acl2020.org/downloads/acl2020-templates.zip

The Overleaf template is also available here: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/acl-2020-proceedings-template/zsrkcwjptpcd

Please do not modify these style files, or use templates designed for other conferences. Submissions that do not conform to the required styles, including paper size, margin width, and font size restrictions, will be rejected without review.

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