[open-linguistics] SLSP 2016: submission deadline extended to May 24

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SLSP 2016

Pilsen, Czech Republic

October 11-13, 2016

Organized by:

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Cybernetics
University of West Bohemia

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




SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellent 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 and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between subdomains and people will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2016, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.


SLSP 2016 will take place in Pilsen, nominated one of the two European Capitals of Culture in 2015. The venue will be the the NTIS research centre at the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia.


The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical models (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

anaphora and coreference resolution
authorship identification, plagiarism and spam filtering
computer-aided translation
corpora and language resources
data mining and semantic web
information extraction
information retrieval
knowledge representation and ontologies
lexicons and dictionaries
machine translation
multimodal technologies
natural language understanding
neural representation of speech and language
opinion mining and sentiment analysis
part-of-speech tagging
question-answering systems
semantic role labelling
speaker identification and verification
speech and language generation
speech recognition
speech synthesis
speech transcription
spelling correction
spoken dialogue systems
term extraction
text categorisation
text summarisation
user modeling


SLSP 2016 will consist of:

invited talks
peer-reviewed contributions


Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp), Advances in Statistical Approaches to Personality Prediction from Text

Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University), Identifying Sentiment and Emotion in Low Resource Languages

Mari Ostendorf (University of Washington), Continuous-space Language Processing: Beyond Word Embeddings


Srinivas Bangalore (Interactions LLC, Murray Hill, USA)
Roberto Basili (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
Jean-François Bonastre (University of Avignon, France)
Nicoletta Calzolari (National Research Council, Pisa, Italy)
Marcello Federico (Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy)
Guillaume Gravier (IRISA, Rennes, France)
Gregory Grefenstette (INRIA, Saclay, France)
Udo Hahn (University of Jena, Germany)
Thomas Hain (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Dilek Hakkani-Tür (Microsoft Research, Mountain View, USA)
Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (University of Illinois, Urbana, USA)
Xiaodong He (Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA)
Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada)
Gareth Jones (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Tracy Holloway King (A9.com, Palo Alto, USA)
Tomi Kinnunen (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland)
Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Pavel Král (University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic)
Claudia Leacock (McGraw-Hill Education CTB, Monterey, USA)
Mark Liberman (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
Qun Liu (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain, chair)
Alessandro Moschitti (University of Trento, Italy)
Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha, Qatar)
John Nerbonne (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Vincent Ng (University of Texas, Dallas, USA)
Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montréal, Canada)
Kemal Oflazer (Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar, Doha, Qatar)
Adam Pease (Articulate Software, San Francisco, USA)
Massimo Poesio (University of Essex, United Kingdom)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Waltham, USA)
Manny Rayner (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Paul Rayson (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
Douglas A. Reynolds (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, USA)
Erik Tjong Kim Sang (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Murat Saraçlar (Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Björn W. Schuller (University of Passau, Germany)
Richard Sproat (Google, New York, USA)
Efstathios Stamatatos (University of the Aegean, Karlovassi, Greece)
Yannis Stylianou (Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Marc Swerts (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Tomoki Toda (Nagoya University, Japan)
Xiaojun Wan (Peking University, Beijing, China)
Andy Way (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Phil Woodland (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Junichi Yamagishi (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Heiga Zen (Google, Mountain View, USA)
Min Zhang (Soochow University, Suzhou, China)
Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI, Orsay, France)


Tomáš Hercig (Pilsen)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Manuel J. Parra (Granada)
Daniel Soutner (Pilsen)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)
Jan Zelinka (Pilsen, co-chair)


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices, references, proofs, etc.) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:



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

A special issue of Computer Speech and Language (Elsevier, JCR 2014 impact factor: 1.753) will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


The registration form can be found at:



Paper submission: May 24, 2016 (23:59 CET) – EXTENDED –
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: June 21, 2016
Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNAI proceedings: July 1, 2016
Early registration: July 1, 2016
Late registration: September 27, 2016
Submission to the journal special issue: January 13, 2017


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SLSP 2016
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
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43002 Tarragona, Spain

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