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NLP at IEA/AIE 2012 : Special Session: Natural Language Processing and its Applications at The 25th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent System


When Jun 9, 2012 - Jun 12, 2012
Where Dalian, China
Submission Deadline Jan 5, 2012
Notification Due Feb 1, 2012
Final Version Due Feb 20, 2012
Categories    AI   NLP   computational linguistics

Call For Papers

Special Session: Natural Language Processing and its Applications
The 25th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering &
Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems
June 9-12, 2012 Dalian, China

The amount of information and knowledge represented in natural languages is vast and increasing rapidly as advances in modern communication significantly improve how human society create, share, and process information. This special session will reflect the recent progress in Natural Language Processing and provide a platform for researchers in this field to exchange ideas and further widen its applications. Session topics include but not limited to the following:
• Information extraction
• Information retrieval
• Biomedical text mining
• Clinical record management
• Text categorization
• Document clustering
• Word sense disambiguation
• Automatic text summarization
• Machine translation
• Parsing and Part-of-speech tagging
• Coreference resolution
• Discourse analysis
• Named entity recognition
• Natural language generation
• Natural language understanding
• Question answering
• Relationship extraction
• Sentiment analysis
• Speech recognition
• Speech segmentation
• Topic segmentation and recognition
• Word segmentation
• Word sense disambiguation
• Speech processing
Important dates
• Paper submission deadline: January 5, 2012
• Notification of acceptance: Feb. 1, 2012
• Camera ready form: Feb. 20, 2012
• Author registration: Feb 1, 2012
• Early registration: Before March 1, 2012
• Late registration: March 1, 2012
• Conference date: June 9-12, 2012

Submission format:
Authors are invited to electronically submit their paper, written in English, of up to 10 single spaced pages, presenting the results of original research or innovative practical applications relevant to the special session. Practical experiences with state-of-the-art AI methodologies are also acceptable when they reflect lessons of unique value to the conference attendees. Shorter works, up to 6 pages, to be presented in 10 minutes, may be submitted as SHORT PAPERS representing work in progress or suggesting possible research directions. Please visit the conference website at for submission format. All submissions for this special session should be at Please indicate that your submission is for this special session in the title of the first page of your submission.
Each submission will receive at least two reviews. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings as regular papers by Springer-Verlag (format instructions available at in its “Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence” series. Referees will be asked to nominate papers for a Best Paper Award to be announced at the conference. Outstanding papers in the session will be automatically considered for publication in an expanded form in selected international journals, including Applied Intelligence, Soft Computing, Evolutionary Intelligence, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing.
Session organizers:
Dr. Hisham Al-Mubaid, University of Houston-Clear Lake,
Dr. Ping Chen, University of Houston-Downtown,

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