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NLPCC 2015 : The Fourth Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing


When Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 13, 2015
Where Nanchang, China
Submission Deadline Jun 19, 2015
Notification Due Jul 31, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 10, 2015
Categories    natural language processing   chinese computing

Call For Papers

Call for Papers:Fourth Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing (NLPCC 2015)

Theme: Natural Language Analysis and Understanding in Big Data
October 9 - 13, 2015, Nanchang, China

About the NLPCC Conference
The conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing (NLPCC) is the annual meeting of the CCF TCCI (Technical Committee of Chinese Information, China Computer Federation). NLPCC is a leading international conference specialized in the fields of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Chinese Computing (CC). It serves as a main forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to share their ideas, research results and experiences, and to promote their research and technical innovations in the fields. Previous NLPCC conferences were successfully held in Beijing (2012), Chongqing (2013) and Shenzhen (2014).
Today, NLP and CC technologies are among the most active research and development areas due to rapid advancement of the Internet as well as the worldwide proliferation of mobile devices and social media. The fields are facing many new challenges arisen from intelligent applications and big data, such as business intelligence, social analytics, etc. The fourth conference of NLPCC will focus on Natural Language Analysis and Understanding in Big Data including Fundamental Research in Language Computing, Multi-Lingual Access, Web Mining/Text Mining, Machine Learning for NLP, Knowledge Graph, NLP for social network, Information Retrieval, Question & Answering as well as the Applications of Language Computing.
Noticeably, NLPCC 2015 keynote speakers include Dan Roth, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal, Canada and Hang Li, Noah’s Ark Lab, Huawei, China. And NLPCC Tutorials/ADL will be delivered by Jiawei Han, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Jianzhong Li, Harbin Insitute of Technology, China, Hang Li, Noah’s Ark Lab, Huawei, China, Xueqi Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, and Chao Liu, Sogou Inc., China.

Paper Submissions
NLPCC 2015 welcomes original technical papers on new concepts, innovative research, systems, standards, testing & evaluation, applications, and industrial case studies related to NLP & CC. Authors are invited to submit complete and unpublished papers in English or in Chinese. Papers currently under review in other conferences or journals are acceptable; yet commitment to the conference must be made upon acceptance. Relevant topics of NLPCC 2015 include, but are not limited to, the following
• Fundamentals of Language Computing
 • Word segmentation & Named Entity Recognition
 • Syntactic Parsing, Semantic Analysis, Discourse Analysis
 • NLP for minority and low-resource languages
 • Applications of Natural Language Processing
 • Digital Publishing, Document Engineering, OCR & Fonts Computing
 • NLP for Mobile Computing
 • Machine Translation & Multi-Lingual Information Access
 • Machine Learning for NLP
• Web/Text Mining & Big Data
 • Information Retrieval & Extraction
 • Parallel Processing in NLP
 • Knowledge Acquisition
 • Knowledge/Text Representation
 • Linguistic Data Mining
 • Personalization & Recommendation
 • Semantic Web & Knowledge Base
 • NLP for Search & Ads
 • Query & Document Understanding
 • NLP in Social Networks
 • Relation Extraction
 • Topic Detection & Tracking
 • Sentiment analysis & Opinion Mining
 • Question Answering & User Interaction
 • Social Computing
 • Rumor Detection

►Submission Guidelines
The proceedings of the conference will be published as a volume in the Springer LNAI series. All submissions must therefore be formatted in accordance with the standard Springer style sheets ([LaTeX][Microsoft Word]) and should be no more than 12 pages in length. Submissions should be in PDF format. Authors should specify a preference for ORAL or POSTER presentation.
Submission details are provided on the conference website:
For more information about paper submission, contact Juanzi Li,program co-chair (

► Important Dates
• Event Proposal Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015 (23:59, Beijing time)
• Paper Submission Deadline: June 19, 2015 (23:59, Beijing time)
 • Notification: July 31, 2015
 • Camera ready: August 10, 2015
 • Tutorials /CCF ADL: October 9-11, 2015
 • Main Conference: October 12-13,2015
► Organizer:
China Computer Federation (CCF)
► Supported by:
Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP)
► Hosts:
• Jiangxi Normal University, China
• State Key Laboratory of Digital Publishing, Founder Group, China
► Conference General Co-Chairs:
Zhi TANG, Peking University, China
Kam-Fai WONG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
► Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Juanzi LI, Tsinghua University, China
Heng JI Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
► Organization Committee Co-Chairs:
Dongyan ZHAO, Peking University, China
Mingwen WANG, Jiangxi Normal University, China
► Publisher:
Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), Springer Verlag
ACTA Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis
In addition to technical contributions, NLPCC 2015 invites proposals for workshops, panels, technical evaluations, industry presentations and campus open day. For workshops, NLPCC 2015 will provide administrative support for workshop room booking, registration and publication. All papers accepted by NLPCC 2015 workshops will be published in a combined volume of the NLPCC 2015 Proceedings.
Proposals or industry papers should be sent as e-mail attachments to before May 15th, 2015.

Awards & Grants
► Best Paper Awards and Best Student Awards
A sub-committee appointed by the Program Committee Co-Chairs to select best papers in a two-round double-blinded review process for the awards, sponsored by Microsoft Research Asia.
►Travel grants
Grants are available for the first author of any accepted long paper. Preference will be given to applicants employed or studying in the western or middle regions of China.
In addition, first authors of published papers in (or accepted by) leading international conferences or journals within 12 months, can apply for free registration of NLPCC 2015.
►Expo and Industrial Demo Grants
All participants who will attend the Industrial Expo of NLPCC 2015 can apply for the Expo Grants. The grants will provide free booth and exhibition registration to selected participants who demonstrates outstanding novel technology or product.
Contacts: or

· Both English and Chinese submissions are welcome. Chinese Submission should include English titles and abstracts.
All the full research papers will be published in the Proceedings of NLPCC 2015 by Springer in Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence-LNAI (EI and ISTP indexed). The best English papers will be recommended for publication in Journal of Computer Science and Technology after necessary extension. All papers accepted by NLPCC 2015 workshops will be published in a combined volume of the NLPCC 2015 Proceedings series.

¤ Submission :
♦ Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Each submission should include: titles (in both Chinese and English), abstracts (in both Chinese and English), keywords, main body and references.
♦Both Chinese and English submissions are welcome.
All submissions in Chinese should follow the formatting instructions of the ACTA Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis , without exceeding eight (8) pages in A4 (210 × 297 mm) size.
English submissions should follow the LNCS formatting instructions (, without exceeding twelve (12) pages. We strongly recommend the use of LNCS LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word templates available on the LNCS websites. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the submission website ( Email submissions will not be considered.

¤ Double-Blind Reviewing :
Anonymity Requirements for Double-Blind Reviewing:
Every research paper submitted to NLPCC 2015 will undergo a "double-blind" reviewing process: the PC members and referees who review the paper will not know the identity of the authors. To ensure anonymity of authorship, authors must prepare their manuscript as follows:
1. Authors' names and affiliations must not appear on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.
2. Funding sources must not be acknowledged on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.
3. Research group members, or other colleagues or collaborators, must not be acknowledged anywhere in the paper.
4. The paper's file name must not identify the authors of the paper. It is strongly suggested that the submitted file be named with the assigned submission number.
5. You must also use care in referring to related past work, particularly your own, in the paper. For example, if you are Jane Smith, the following text gives away the authorship of the submitted paper:
In our previous work [1,2], we presented two algorithms for ... In this paper, we build on that work by ...
[1] Jane Smith, "A Simple Algorithm for ...," Proceedings of ACL 2007, pp. 1-8.
[2] Jane Smith, "A More Complicated Algorithm for ...," Proceedings of ACL 2008, pp.33-40.
The solution is to reference your past work in the third person (just as you would any other piece of work that is related to the submitted paper). This allows you to set the context for the submitted paper, while at the same time preserving anonymity:
In previous work [1,2], algorithms were presented for ... In this paper, we build on that work by ...
[1] Jane Smith, "A Simple Algorithm for ...," Proceedings of ACL 2007, pp. 1-8.
[2] Jane Smith, "A More Complicated Algorithm for ...," Proceedings of ACL 2008, pp.33-40.
It is the responsibility of authors to do their very best to preserve anonymity. Papers that do not follow the guidelines here, or otherwise potentially reveal the identity of the authors, are subject to immediate rejection.

On Behalf of the NLPCC 2015 Organizers:
► Program Co-Chairs
• Juanzi LI, Tsinghua University, China
• Heng JI, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
► General Co-Chairs
• Zhi TANG, Peking University, China
• Kam-Fai WONG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

China Computer Federation (CCF)
CCF Technical Committee of Chinese Information (TCCI)
April 9, 2015

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