Call for Papers

Conference Overview

The International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP) proudly represents the premier gathering under the auspices of the Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS). Distinguished by its focus on Asian Language Processing, this conference series propels the advancement of science and technology pertaining to this field by creating a meeting ground for researchers across diverse language study disciplines. Since its inception in 1986, the IALP has evolved into a significant Asian conference on Language Processing. Since 2008, IALP has journeyed across various Asian cities, significantly bolstering the research of Asian Language Processing throughout the region. COLIPS has been in collaboration with IEEE in the organization of the conferences. IEEE Singapore and other local chapters have served as technical co-sponsors. Since 2009, the conference proceedings have been published by IEEE.

We are pleased to announce that IALP 2023 will take place in Singapore during 18-20 November 2023. We invite you to submit your papers for this year’s conference encompassing all dimensions of Asian Language Processing, such as natural language processing, spoken language processing, linguistics, language education, and more.

Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers submitted must represent substantial, original, completed, and unpublished work. They should include concrete evaluation and analysis wherever relevant. The submissions will be evaluated based on correctness, originality, technical strength, relevance to the conference, significance, and interest to attendees. Each submission will be assessed by three program committee members. Accepted papers will be presented either in oral or poster sessions as chosen by the program committee.

In compliance with the blind reviewing process, authors’ names and affiliations must not be included in the manuscripts. Authors must take necessary steps to ensure their identities are not disclosed in the paper. Self-references revealing the author’s identity are to be avoided. All submissions must be electronic and in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers should follow the IEEE Proceedings’ two-column format, including references, without exceeding six pages. We highly recommend using LaTeX or Microsoft Word files adhering to the IEEE Proceedings’ format. Submissions must strictly adhere to the official style guidelines.

The conference’s official language is English. Hence, papers should be written in English.

Conference Topics

We welcome paper submissions offering substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of Asian Language Processing, including, but not limited to:

  • Asian language input, output, coding, etc.
  • Computational linguistics and mathematical linguistics
  • Dialogue and interactive systems
  • Discourse and pragmatics
  • Evaluation methods and user studies
  • Information extraction, retrieval, and text mining
  • Interpretability and analysis of models for NLP
  • Language learning, teaching, and computer-aided language learning
  • Language modeling and statistical methods for NLP
  • Large language model and its data sets, architecture, human alignment, evaluation and applications
  • Text and speech resource development
  • Lexical semantics, sentence-level semantics, and textual inference
  • Linguistic theories, cognitive modeling, and psycholinguistics
  • Machine learning for Natural Language Processing
  • Machine translation and multilingual processing
  • Multimodal representations and processing
  • NLP in vertical domains, such as biomedical, chemical, and legal text
  • NLP on noisy unstructured text, such as email, blogs, and SMS
  • Natural language applications, tools, and resources
  • Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
  • Question answering
  • Rich transcription and spoken information retrieval
  • Sentiment analysis, stylistic analysis, and argument mining
  • Special hardware and software for Asian language computing
  • Speech recognition and synthesis
  • Spoken language processing, understanding, generation, and translation
  • Tagging, chunking, and parsing
  • Text entailment, paraphrasing, generation

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline:  20 Aug 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 20 Sep 2023
  • Camera-ready deadline: 30 Sep 2023
  • Author registration deadline: 30 Sep 2023
  • Conference dates: 18-20 Nov 2023