ICON 2016 + contests

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 17, 2016
IIT-BHU, Hyderabad, India
Submission deadline: 
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 15:00


The Thirteenth International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2016) will be held at IIT (BHU), Varanasi during December 16-19, 2016. The ICON Conference series is a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Linguistics (CL) in India and abroad. The main conference is on December 17-18, 2016. This will be preceded by one day of pre-conference tutorials/workshops on December 16, 2016 and post conference tutorials/workshops on December 19, 2016. 

ICON proceedings will be indexed in ACL Anthology. ACL Anthology is a digital archive of research papers in Computational Linguistics for major international conferences under the control of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) which is a major association in CL.

Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of Natural Language Processing, with a particular focus on South Asian languages and other less resourced languages, issues, and applications relevant to South Asia. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Discourse
  • POS Tagging
  • Parsing
  • Word Sense Disambiguation
  • Machine Translation/Statistical Machine Translation
  • Pragmatics
  • Computational or Quantitative Psycholinguistics
  • Statistical Methods
  • Knowledge-based Methods
  • Annotation and Annotated Corpora
  • Lexical Resources
  • Ontology
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Machine Learning in NLP
  • NLP-based Recommendation Systems
  • Performance Evaluation of NLP Systems
  • Information Retrieval
  • Information Extraction
  • Automatic Text Summarization
  • Question Answering
  • Dialog Systems
  • Speech Corpora
  • Speech Recognition
  • Speech Synthesis
  • NLP for Language Documentation and Preservation
  • NLP for Educational Purposes
  • NLP for Digital Humanities

The authors may submit papers under any of the areas mentioned above, but must mark the area of their paper at the time of submission.


Format of Submission

Papers in English, not exceeding 10 pages, should be submitted on the ONLINE PORTAL. Papers should include an abstract of about 100-200 words. Please see the style file at www.aclweb.org/downloads/acl-ftp/Styfiles/Proceedings/ 

Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus two pages for references. Final versions of long papers will be given one additional page (up to 9 pages with unlimited pages for references) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account. 

Long papers should follow the two-column format of ACL 2015 proceedings. Please use the official ACL 2015 style files for the paper and ensure that your paper setting is A4 size ( if using Latex, make sure that your master document class is set to \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} ). We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including letter size and font size restrictions. 

BLIND REVIEW: Papers in electronic form in the PDF format, anonymous for blind review, should be submitted. Kindly ensure that authors' names and affiliations are given only on a separate cover sheet. If your paper contains text of languages other than English, please attach relevant font files along with your submission. 

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