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SLATE 2013 : 2nd International Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies


Conference Series : Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies
When Jun 20, 2013 - Jun 21, 2013
Where Porto - Portugal
Submission Deadline Mar 22, 2013
Notification Due Apr 19, 2013
Final Version Due May 15, 2013
Categories    natural language processing   compilers   langua   human computer interaction

Call For Papers

SLATE 2013 - Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies

20 and 21 June, 2013
University of Porto, Portugal

We often use languages. First, to communicate between ourselves. Later, to communicate with computers. And more recently, with the advent of networks, we found a way to make computers communicate between themselves. All these different forms of communication use languages, different languages, but that still share many similarities. In SLATE we are interested in discussing these languages.

SLATE is born from a group of researchers that share the fascination by the way languages work, being them natural or artificial. This group organized over a decade two different conferences: XATA, with interest in XML as the de facto language for computer interaction; and CoRTA, with interest in Compilers and related techniques to understand computer languages. SLATE arrives as the generalization of these two conferences into the abstraction of languages.

Being languages such a broad subject, SLATE is organized in three main tracks:

1. HCL Track: Processing Human-Computer Languages
2. CCL Track: Processing Computer-Computer Languages
3. HHL Track: Processing Human-Human Languages

A detailed topic list for each one of these tracks is presented below.

HCL Track: Processing Human-Computer Languages

Programming language concepts and methodologies;
Language and Grammars, design, formal specification and quality;
Design of novel language constructs and their implementation;
Domain Specific Languages design and implementation;
Programming tools;
Programming, refactoring and debugging environments;
Dynamic and static analysis: Program Slicing;
Program Comprehension;
Compilation and interpretation techniques;
Code generation and optimization;

CCL Track: Processing Computer-Computer Languages

Semantic Web and Ontologies;
Methodologies for specification in XML
XML compression, serialization and merging
XML Parsing and Querying;
XML Structuring
XML Transformation
XML Security
Web Services -- Architectures and Practical Cases
Web Technologies and Frameworks
XML Libraries and digital repositories
E-learning systems, standards and interoperability
Serialization languages

HHL Track: Processing Human-Human Languages

Computational morphology, syntax and semantics;
Machine translation and tools for computer assisted translation;
Computational terminology and lexicography;
Speech synthesis and understanding;
Information extraction and automatic question answering;
Corpora linguistics;
NLP system evaluation;
Public tools and resources for NLP;
Ontologies and knowledge representation;
Statistical Methods applied to NLP;
Language teaching support tools.

SLATE Publication Policy and Authors Information

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and digital support. They will also integrate the OASIcs series (

Selected papers’ authors should have the opportunity to publish extended versions of their papers in a special issue of ComSIS: Computer Science and Information Systems.

Papers should be written using the OASIcs LaTeX template, using the English language, and should not exceed 16 pages. Please refer to the submissions page in the website for details about the document preparation.
Relevant Dates

Paper Submission: March 08, 2013
Authors Notification: March 28, 2013
Final Paper Submission and Registration: May 12, 2013
SLATE Symposium: June 20-21, 2013

Contact and Updates

Updates are regularly posted in the symposium webpage and notified through different social networks (check the symposium webpage for details);
Organizers can be contacted using "org" at "";

Symposium Chair

José Paulo Leal (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

Program Co-Chairs

Ricardo Rocha (Universidade do Porto, Portugal - HCL Track)
José Paulo Leal (Universidade do Porto, Portugal - CCL Track)
Alberto Simões (Universidade do Minho, Portugal - HHL Track)

Organization Committee

José Paulo Leal (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
Ricardo Rocha (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
Alberto Simões José Paulo Leal (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
Ricardo Queirós (Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal)
Nuno Carvalho (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
Miguel Areias
João Santos

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