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NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016 : The Fifth Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing & The Twenty Fourth International Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages


When Dec 2, 2016 - Dec 6, 2016
Where Kunming, China
Submission Deadline Jul 22, 2016
Notification Due Sep 17, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2016
Categories    natural language processing

Call For Papers

The Fifth Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing & The Twenty Fourth International Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016)

Submission Deadline: 23:59, 7/22, 2016 (Beijing Time)
December 2-6, 2016, Kunming, China

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), Shenzhen (2014), and Nanchang (2015).
China Computer Federation and the Chinese Language Computer Society (CLCS) are pleased to announce that their joint meeting will take place in Kunming, China on December 2nd to 6th, 2016.

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. NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016 will focus on Natural Language Understanding and Intelligent Applications including Fundamental Research in Language Computing, Multi-Lingual Access, NLP Data Science/Text Mining, Machine Learning for NLP, Knowledge Graph/IE/QA, NLP for social network, Information Retrieval, Conversational Bot/Summarization/Discourse as well as the Applications of Language Computing.

NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016 welcomes original technical papers on new concepts, innovative research, systems, standards, testing & evaluation, applications, and industrial case studies related to NLP & Oriental Language Computing. 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-ICCPOL 2016 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
 Knowledge Representation & Acquisition
 Personalization & Recommendation
 Semantic Web & Knowledge Base
 NLP for Search & Ads
 Query & Document Understanding
 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 (for English papers), and the ACTA Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis (for Chinese papers), respectively. English submissions should follow the LNCS formatting instructions, without exceeding twelve (12) pages; The 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 in Chinese should follow the formatting instructions of the ACTA Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis [Format Template], without exceeding eight (8) pages in A4 (210 × 297 mm) size.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the submission website. Email submissions will not be accepted. Authors of Chinese submissions are required to provide Chinese titles in the submission system. All student first authors are encouraged to contact, indicating their names, affiliations, and the titles of their submissions.
High quality research papers will be selected for significant revision and recommended to the ACM/IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (IEEE T-ASLP) as well as International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (SCI indexed) for English papers and SCIENTIA SINICA Informationis for Chinese papers, respectively. The revised papers will be published at the journal after successfully going through the normal review process of the journal. Please note that we are also submitting a proposal to ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP) for a special issue comprising selected best papers.
All submissions should be in PDF format.

Double-Blind Reviewing:
Anonymity Requirements for Double-Blind Reviewing:
Every research paper submitted to NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016 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 when referring to related previous work, particularly your own work, 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 rejection without review.
Submission details are provided on the conference website:
For more information about paper submission, contact Chin-Yew Lin, program co-chair (

In addition to technical contributions, NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016 invites proposals for workshops, panels, technical evaluations, industry presentations and campus open day. For workshops, NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016 will provide administrative support for workshop room booking, registration and publication. All papers accepted by NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016 workshops will be published in a combined volume of the NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016 Proceedings, except for special publishing requirement by the workshop.
Proposals or industry papers should be sent as e-mail attachments to before June 1st, 2016.

Important dates:
 Paper Submission Deadline: July 22, 2016 (23:59, Beijing time)
 Notification: September 17, 2016
 Camera ready: September 30, 2016
 Tutorials / CCF Advanced Disciplines Lectures (ADL): December 2-4, 2016
 Main Conference: December 5-6, 2016.

Awards and Grants:
 Best Paper Awards:
A sub-committee appointed by the Program Committee Co-Chairs will select best papers in a two-round double-blinded review process for the awards.
Best Paper Awards and Best Student Awards are sponsored by Microsoft Research Asia.
Best Paper for Natural Language Processing on Low-Resources Languages will be sponsored by AFNLP (Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing).

 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 and oversea students.

In addition, first authors of published papers in (or accepted by) leading international conferences or journals within the last 12 months of the conference date (December 5, 2016) can apply for free registration of NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016.
 Expo and Industrial Demo Grants
All participants who will attend the Industrial Expo of NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016 can apply for the Expo Grants. The grants will provide free booth and exhibition registration to selected participants who demonstrate outstanding novel technology or product.
Contacts: or
 Organizer:
o China Compute Federation (CCF)
 Supported by:
o Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP)
o Chinese and Oriental Language Computer Society
 Hosts:
o Kunming University of Science and Technology
o State Key Laboratory of Digital Publishing, Founder Group, China
 General chairs:
o Eduard Hovy, Carnegie Mellon University
o Min Zhang, Soochow University
o Richard Sproat, Google
 PC Chairs
o Chin-Yew Lin, Microsoft Research Asia
o Nianwen Xue, Brandeis University
o Akiko Aizawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
 Organization Committee Co-Chairs
o Dongyan Zhao, Peking University
o Zhengtao Yu, Kunming University of Science and Technology
o Hyukro Park, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
 Publishers
o Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), Springer Verlag
o ACTA Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis

China Computer Federation (CCF)
CCF Technical Committee of Chinese Information (TCCI)
March 15, 2016

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