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NLPCC 2019 : The 8th CCF International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing

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Link: http://tcci.ccf.org.cn/conference/2019/index.php
 
When Oct 9, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019
Where Dunhuang, China
Submission Deadline May 15, 2019
Notification Due Jul 30, 2019
Categories    computer science   artificial intelligence   natural language processing
 

Call For Papers

The 8th CCF International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing (NLPCC 2019)

October 9-14, 2019, Dunhang, China
http://tcci.ccf.org.cn/conference/2019/

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), Nanchang (2015), Kunming (2016), Dalian (2017), and Hohhot (2018).

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 arising from intelligent applications and big data, such as business intelligence, social analytics, etc. The Eighth Conference of NLPCC will focus on Natural Language Analysis and Understanding in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence including Fundamental Research in Language Computing, Multilingual Access, Web Mining/Text Mining, Machine Learning for NLP, Knowledge Graph, Information Extraction, Question Answering, Information Retrieval, Chatbot, as well as the Applications of Language Computing.

NLPCC 2019 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& evaluation, applications, and industrial case studies related to NLP & CC.Authors are invited to submit complete and unpublished papers in English or in Chinese in the following categories:

- Applications/tools
- Empirical/data-driven approaches
- Resources and evaluation
- Theoretical
- Survey papers

Papers currently under review in other conferences or journals are acceptable; however, commitment to the conference must be made upon acceptance.

Relevant topics of NLPCC 2019 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 & Multilingual 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 & Advertisements
- Query & Document Understanding
- Topic Detection & Tracking
- Social Computing, Sentiment analysis, Opinion Mining & Rumour Detection
- Question Answering, Chatbot & User Interaction
- Ethics and Privacy

==Submission Guidelines==

The proceedings of the conference will be published as a volume in the Springer LNAI series (EI & ISTP indexed, for English papers), and the ACTA Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis (EI & Scopus indexed, for Chinese papers), respectively. English submissions should follow the LNCS formatting instructions, without exceeding twelve (12) pages, including references and possible appendices. The submissions must therefore be formatted in accordance with the standard Springer style sheets ([LaTeX][Microsoft Word]). 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. English papers should be submitted to the Main Track (https://www.softconf.com/NLPCC2019/Main-English), and Chinese papers should be submitted to the Chinese Track (https://www.softconf.com/NLPCC2019/Main-Chinese). Authors of Chinese submissions are required to provide Chinese titles in the submission system. All student first authors are encouraged to contact nlpcc@pku.edu.cn, indicating their names, affiliations, and the titles of their submissions, in order to participate the nomination of the best student paper award.

All submissions should be in PDF format.

==Double-Blind Reviewing==

Anonymity Requirements for Double-Blind Reviewing: Every research paper submitted to NLPCC 2019 will undergo a "double-blind" reviewing process: the PC members and referees who review thepaper will not know the identity of the authors. To ensure anonymity of authorship, authors mustprepare 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:
a. In our previous work [1,2], we presented two algorithms for ... In this paper, we build on that work by ... Bibliography
b. [1] Jane Smith, "A Simple Algorithm for ...," Proceedings of ACL 2007, pp. 1-8.
c. [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 thesubmitted paper, while at the same time preserving anonymity:
a. In previous work [1,2], algorithms were presented for ... In this paper, we build on that work by ... Bibliography
b. [1] Jane Smith, "A Simple Algorithm for ...," Proceedings of ACL 2007, pp. 1-8.
c. [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: http://tcci.ccf.org.cn/conference/2019.

For more information about paper submission, contact program co-chair (nlpcc@pku.edu.cn).

==Events==

In addition to technical contributions, NLPCC 2019 invites proposals for workshops, panels, technical evaluations and industry presentations. For workshops, NLPCC 2019 will provide administrative support for workshop room booking, registration and publication. All papers accepted by NLPCC 2019 workshops will be published in a combined volume of the NLPCC 2019 Proceedings. Proposals or industry papers should be sent as e-mail attachments to the general secretary of NLPCC, Dongyan Zhao zhaody@pku.edu.cn before June 1st, 2019.

==Important dates==

Paper Submission Deadlines:
- Submission deadline: May 15th, 2019
Main Track: https://www.softconf.com/NLPCC2019/Main-English/
Chinese Track: https://www.softconf.com/NLPCC2019/Main-Chinese/
- Notification: July 30th, 2019
- Camera ready: August 10th, 2019

All deadlines are 23:59 PM, Beijing.

==Awards and Grants==

Best Paper Awards and Best Student Awards

Award committee will be appointed by the Program Committee Co-Chairs to select best papers in a separated round of review. The best paper awards and best student awards are sponsored by Microsoft Research.

Travel Grants

Grants are available for students with first-author accepted long papers. Preference will be given to applicants employed or studying in the western or middle regions of China and overseas 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 (October 30, 2019) can apply for free registration of NLPCC 2019.

Expo and Industrial Demo Grants

All participants who will attend the Industrial Expo of NLPCC 2019 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: nlpcc@pku.edu.cn.

==Organization==

Organizer:
China Compute Federation (CCF)

Hosts:
Northwest Minzu University
Dunhuang Academy
National State Key Laboratory of Digital Publishing, Founder Group

Publishers:
Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), Springer Verlag
ACTA Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis

Organizing Committee:

General Co-Chairs:

Ken CHURCH, Baidu Inc
Qun LIU, Huawei Noah's Ark Lab

PC Co-Chairs:
Min-Yen KAN, National University of Singapore
Jie TANG, Tsinghua University

Student Workshop Co-Chairs:
Yue ZHANG, Westlake University
Jiajun ZHANG, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Evaluation Co-Chairs:
Weiwei SUN, Peking University
Nan DUAN, Microsoft Research

ADL/Tutorial Co-Chairs:
Xiaojun WAN, Peking University
Qi ZHANG, Fudan University
Hua WU, Baidu Inc

Publication Co-Chairs:
Sujian LI, Peking University
Hongying ZAN, Zhengzhou University

Sponsorship Co-Chairs:
Ming ZHOU, Microsoft Research
Tiejun ZHAO, Harbin Institute of Technology

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Ruifeng XU, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)
Wanxiang CHE, Harbin Institute of Technology

Organization Committee Co-Chairs:
Dongyan ZHAO, Peking University
Hongzhi YU, Northwest Minzu University
Zhijun SUN, Dunhuang Academy

Treasurer
Aixia JIA, Peking University

Webmaster
Ding WANG, Northwest Minzu University

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