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[DMANET] SLSP 2013: 1st call for papers

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SLSP 2013

Tarragona, Spain

July 29-31, 2013

Organised by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

Research Institute for Information and Language Processing (RIILP)
University of Wolverhampton



SLSP is the first event in a series to host and promote research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large, well-known conferences including papers in any of these fields, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between areas and people will hopefully happen. SLSP will reserve significant space for young scholars at the beginning of their careers.


SLSP 2013 will take place in Tarragona, 100 km. to the south of Barcelona.


The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical methods (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. The list below is indicative and not exhaustive:

- phonology, morphology
- syntax, semantics
- discourse, dialogue, pragmatics
- statistical models for natural language processing
- supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning methods applied to natural language, including speech
- statistical methods, including biologically-inspired methods
- similarity
- alignment
- language resources
- part-of-speech tagging
- parsing
- semantic role labelling
- natural language generation
- anaphora and coreference resolution
- speech recognition
- speaker identification/verification
- speech transcription
- text-to-speech synthesis
- machine translation
- translation technology
- text summarisation
- information retrieval
- text categorisation
- information extraction
- term extraction
- spelling correction
- text and web mining
- opinion mining and sentiment analysis
- spoken dialogue systems
- author identification, plagiarism and spam filtering


SLSP 2013 will consist of:

‐ invited talks
‐ invited tutorials
‐ peer‐reviewed contributions


to be announced


Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, Co-Chair)
Ruslan Mitkov (Wolverhampton, Co-Chair)

Jerome Bellegarda (Apple Inc., Cupertino)
Robert C. Berwick (MIT)
Laurent Besacier (LIG, Grenoble)
Bill Byrne (Cambridge)
Jen-Tzung Chien (National Chiao Tung U, Hsinchu)
Kenneth Church (IBM Research)
Koby Crammer (Technion)
Renato De Mori (McGill & Avignon)
Thierry Dutoit (U Mons)
Marcello Federico (Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento)
Katherine Forbes-Riley (Pittsburgh)
Sadaoki Furui (Tokyo Tech)
Yuqing Gao (IBM Thomas J. Watson)
Ralp Grishman (New York U)
Dilek Hakkani-Tür (Microsoft Research, Mountain View)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexical Computing Ltd., Brighton)
Dietrich Klakow (Saarbrücken)
Philipp Koehn (Edinburgh)
Mikko Kurimo (Aalto)
Lori Lamel (CNRS-LIMSI, Orsay)
Philippe Langlais (Montréal)
Haizhou Li (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Qun Liu (Dublin City)
Daniel Marcu (SDL)
Manuel Montes-y-Gómez (INAOEP, Puebla)
Masaaki Nagata (NTT, Kyoto)
Joakim Nivre (Uppsala)
Kemal Oflazer (Carnegie Mellon Qatar, Doha)
Miles Osborne (Edinburgh)
Manny Rayner (Geneva)
Giuseppe Riccardi (U Trento)
José A. Rodríguez Fonollosa (Technical U Catalonia, Barcelona)
Paolo Rosso (Technical U Valencia)
Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)
Tomek Strzalkowski (Albany)
Gökhan Tür (Microsoft Research, Redmond)
Stephan Vogel (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha)
Kuansan Wang (Microsoft Research, Redmond)
Dekai Wu (HKUST, Hong Kong)
Min Zhang (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Yunxin Zhao (U Missouri, Columbia)


Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos Martín‐Vide (Tarragona, Co-Chair)
Ruslan Mitkov (Wolverhampton, Co-Chair)
Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single‐spaced pages (including eventual appendices) and should be formatted according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNAI series (see

Submissions are to be uploaded to:


A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNAI topical subseries of the LNCS series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing peer‐reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions will be by invitation.


The period for registration is open from November 30, 2012 to July 29, 2013. The registration form can be found at:


Paper submission: March 5, 2013 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: April 9, 2013
Final version of the paper for the LNAI proceedings: April 17, 2013
Early registration: April 24, 2013
Late registration: July 19, 2013
Submission to the post‐conference journal special issue: October 31, 2013



SLSP 2013
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34‐977‐559543
Fax: +34‐977‐558386


Diputació de Tarragona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
University of Wolverhampton

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