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After the success of ICNLSP 2015, the first edition, which had been organized in 2015 in Algiers by the Computational Linguistics Department of the Centre de Recherche Scientifique et Technique pour le Développement de la Langue Arabe, the 2nd International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing ICNLSP 2018 will be held in Algiers on April 25th and 26th 2018.

The organizer is affiliated to the Directorate General for Scientific Research and Technological Development and to the Algerian ministry of higher education and scientific research.

ICNLSP 2018, technically co-sponsored by IEEE. is a conference which aims to cover all aspects of natural language and speech processing. It aims to attract contributions in basic theories and applications as well. Regular and posters sessions will be organized, in addition to keynotes presented by senior international researchers.

ICNLSP 2018 invites papers discussing the science and technology related to speech and natural language, regardless of the language studied, however works on Arabic and its dialects are encouraged. In addition to regular papers representing finished work, position papers describing ongoing research are also appreciated.

The following list includes the topics of ICNLSP 2018 but not limited to:

  • Signal processing, acoustic modeling
  • Architecture of speech recognition system
  • Deep learning for speech recognition
  • Analysis of speech
  • Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
  • Pathological speech and language
  • Speech coding
  • Speech comprehension
  • Summarization
  • Speech Translation
  • Speech synthesis
  • Speaker and language identification
  • Phonetics, phonology and prosody
  • Cognition and natural language processing
  • Information retrieval
  • Text categorization
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
  • Computational Social Web
  • Arabic dialects processing
  • Under-resourced languages: tools and corpora
  • New language models
  • Arabic OCR

Submission Calls

Papers must be submitted via the online paper submission system Easychair.

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by three program committee members.

Papers must be prepared under the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligent – Springer-Verlag format: (Microsoft Word template or Latex template “ and “).

Long papers (from 12 to 15 pages) as well as short papers (from 6 to 8 pages) are welcome.


Important dates

Submission deadline: 18 December 2017    31 December 2017 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2018   Postponed to 18 February 2018

Camera-ready paper due: 28 February 2018

Conference dates: 25, 26 April 2018


The accepted papers will be published in the ICNLSP proceedings and will be submitted to be included in the IEEExplore digital library.

Extended versions of the selected papers will be submitted to a dedicated special issue on Natural Language and Speech Processing of Open Computer Science Journal. Open Computer Science journal is indexed in Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index, DBLP, etc.

A subset of the selected papers will be considered for publication in ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP) which is indexed in SCOPUS

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