The first International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing (ICNLSP 2015) was organized by the Computational Linguistics Department (Centre de Recherche Scientifique et Technique pour le Développement de la Langue Arabe) and funded by the Directorate General for Scientific Research and Technological Development affiliated to the Algerian ministry of higher education and scientific research .

One of the most important reasons behind creating this new series of ICNLSP is to present a high level of scientific content, hoping to reach the level of well-known international events as: INTERSPEECH, ICASSP, EMNLP, NAACl, ACL, EAMT, COLING, etc.

Valuable keynotes on Speech Recognition and Speech Translation have been presented during ICNLSP 2015 by eminent researchers: Dr. Stephan Vogel, research director from QCRI and Jean-Paul Haton, professor emeritus from  Lorraine University. Very good papers have been presented by participants as well. For more information, visit the link: http://www.icnlsp.org/icnlsp2015.

The papers were submitted from many countries like: Algeria, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India and Tunisia.