Call-for-Papers

About the conference

The International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP) is the flagship conference of the Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS). It is a series of conferences with a unique focus on Asian Language Processing. The conference aims to advance the science and technology of all the aspects of Asian Language Processing by providing a forum for researchers in the different fields of language study to meet. IALP conference series has a long history, which dates back to its first event ICCC (International Conference on Chinese Computing) in 1986. Over the decades, the IALP conference has developed into one of the important conferences on Language Processing conference in Asia. Since 2008, IALP has traveled to many Asian cities including Chiang Mai (2008), Singapore (2009), Harbin (2010), Penang (2011), Hanoi (2012), Urumqi (2013), Kuching (2014), Suzhou(2015), Tainan(2016), Singapore(2017), Bandung(2018), Shanghai(2019), Kuala Lumpur (2020, online), Singapore (2021, online), Singapore and Shenzhen(2022) and Singapore(2023) . It has greatly helped to promote the research of Asian Language Processing in 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. The proceedings have been published by IEEE since 2009.

IALP 2024 will be held on 4-6 August 2024 in Inner Mongolia, China. The event will be organized by Inner Mongolia University, China and Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS), Singapore. The event is technically sponsored by IEEE Singapore SMC Chapter. We cordially invite you to submit papers to this year’s event. The topics of the conference cover all aspects of Asian Language Processing, including, but not limited to natural language processing, spoken language processing, linguistics, language education, etc. Accepted papers will be presented in one of the oral sessions or poster sessions as determined by the program committee. 

Paper submission

Submissions must describe substantial, original, completed, and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees. Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee members.

The official language of the conference is English. Papers submitted should be written in English.

Topics

Paper submissions are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of Asian Language Processing, including, but not limited to:

A. Speech:

  • Spoken language processing
  • Spoken language understanding
  • Spoken language generation
  • Spoken language translation
  • Speech recognition and synthesis
  • Rich transcription and spoken information retrieval
  • Multimodal representations and processing
  • Speaker diariazation and speech enhancement
  • Speaker recognition and anti-spoofing
  • Trustworthy speech technology

B. Natural Language Processing (NLP):

  • Dialogue and interactive systems
  • Evaluation methods and user studies
  • Information extraction, retrieval, and text mining
  • Interpretability and analysis of models for NLP
  • Language modeling and statistical methods for NLP
  • Machine learning for Natural Language Processing
  • Machine translation and multilingual 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
  • Question answering
  • Sentiment analysis, stylistic analysis, and argument mining
  • Tagging, chunking, and parsing
  • Text entailment, paraphrasing, generation
  • Large language models
  • Text and speech resource development

C. Linguistic:

  • Asian language input, output, coding, etc.
  • Computational linguistics and mathematical linguistics
  • Discourse and pragmatics
  • Language learning, teaching, and computer-aided language learning
  • Lexical semantics, sentence-level semantics, and textual inference
  • Linguistic theories, cognitive modeling, and psycholinguistics
  • Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
  • Special hardware and software for Asian language computing

Best Paper Awards

  • Best Student Paper Award (NLP-Speech Track)
  • Best Student Paper Award (Linguistics Track)
  • Best Student Resource Paper Award
  • Best Student Presentation/Poster Award

Important Date

  • Paper submission deadline:   25 May 2024   extended to 4 June 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: 20 June 2024   extended to 25 June 2024
  • Author registration deadline: 10 July 2024
  • Conference dates: 4-6 August 2024

  • We are now accepting Late Breaking Submissions. The submission system remains open.