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Thu Feb 14 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Morocco

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Feb-2013
From: Violetta Cavalli-Sforza <v.cavallisforzaaui.ma>
Subject: Arabic/Amazigh/Farsi/Urdu Language Processing
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Full Title: Arabic/Amazigh/Farsi/Urdu Language Processing

Date: 20-May-2013 - 24-May-2013
Location: Ifrane, Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Contact Person: Violetta Cavalli-Sforza
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://aiccsa.uic.edu

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

The ‘Arabic/Amazigh/Farsi/Urdu language processing’ track of the Eleventh ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA 2013, http://aiccsa.uic.edu, previously at http://aiccsa.aui.ma/), will be held in Ifrane, Morocco, on May 20-24, 2013,

AICCSA is a premier Computer Science and Engineering Conference, an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances of computer systems and their applications.

AICCSA 2013 will be held at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, on May 20-24, 2013. Ifrane is located in the Middle Atlas mountains, at approximately 1600 m of elevation, surrounded by oak and cedar forests. It is a bit over an hour away by car from the historical cities of Fes and Meknes and approximately two and a half hours from the city of Rabat, the capital of Morocco.

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite paper submissions on the aforementioned languages and their variants.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Morphology & POS tagging
- Grammar and grammar formalisms
- Parsing
- Semantics
- Coreference resolution
- Ontologies and terminology
- Resources and annotation
- Machine translation
- Information retrieval
- Text summarization
- Named entity recognition
- Word sense disambiguation
- Sentiment and text classification
- Information & content extraction, text mining
- Question answering
- Deployment of NLP-based applications, software integration & quality
- Natural Language Generation
- Speech recognition and synthesis
- Character and handwriting recognition
- Applications of NLP technology

Submission Information:

All submissions are to be done electronically by the deadline specified below via the conference main site. Please see the Submission page (under construction) for specific instructions closer to the deadline. Papers will be accepted based on their relevance, originality, importance and clarity. Submissions should be written in English and formatted using the IEEE template for Microsoft Word and A4 paper, available at:


Please include 5-10 keywords, complete postal and email address, and fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author. If you have difficulties with electronic submission, please contact the track’s Vice Program Co-Chairs, listed below. Papers must not be published or under consideration to be published elsewhere.

Please make sure to respect the blind review process by removing the authors’ names and affiliations and not referencing previous work in ways that reveal the authors’ identity. In addition, the name and contact details of at least one of the authors should be indicated at submission time. Further instructions for the camera-ready version of accepted papers will be provided with acceptance notification.

Submitted papers that were deemed to be of good quality, but could not be accepted as regular papers, will be accepted as short papers.

Research still in early stages and doctoral research proposals may also be submitted as extended abstracts that must not exceed 750 words. Accepted abstracts will be included in a special poster session dedicated to doctoral research proposals and related research.

Important Information about Publication and Registration:

Every paper accepted for publication in the Proceedings of AICCSA'2013 must be presented during the conference and every paper accepted for AICCSA must have attached to it at least one registration at the full member/nonmember rate. Thus, for a paper for which all authors are students, one student author will be required to register at the full registration rate.

Important Dates:

Paper and poster submissions: March 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 12, 2013
Camera ready copy due: April 21, 2013
Author registration: April 21, 2013

Program Committee:

Vice Program Co-Chairs:

Violetta Cavalli-Sforza, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco (v.cavallisforzaaui.ma)
Ahmed Guessoum, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria (aguessoumusthb.dz)

Committee Members:

Hassina Aliane, Research Center on Scientific and Technical Information, Algeria
Fadoua Ataa Allah, Institut Royal de la Culture Amazighe, Morocco
Yassine Benajiba, Thomson Reuters, USA
Jawad Berri, King Saud University, KSA
Siham Boulaknadel, Institut Royal de la Culture Amazighe, Morocco
El Houssine Bouyakhf, Université Mohammed V-Agdal, Morocco
Karim Bouzoubaa, Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs, Morocco
Khaled Choukri, European Language Ressources Association, France
Everhard Ditters, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Ossama Emam, IBM, Egypt
Hammou Fadili, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers de Paris, France
Mohamed Fakir, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Morocco
Ali Farghaly, Cataphora Software Inc.
Nizar Habash, Columbia University, USA
Bassam Haddad, University of Petra, Jordan
Abdelfettah Hamdani, Institut d’Etudes de Recherche pour l’Arabisation, Morocco
Muhammad Humayoun, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Sarmad Hussain, University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Karine Megerdoomian, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Behrang Mohit, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Abdelhak Mouradi, École Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et d’Analyse des Systèmes, Morocco
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Foundation, Qatar
Ali Rachidi, Université Ibn Zohr, Morocco
Ahmed Rafea, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Salim Rami, Faculté Poly-disciplinaire de Safi, Morocco
Horacio Rodriguez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Nasredine Semmar, CEA LIST - LVIC, France
Khaled Shaalan, The British University in Dubai, UAE
Mehrnoush Shamsfard, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Otakar Smrz, Džám-e Džam Language Institute, Czech Republic
Abdelhadi Soudi, Ecole Nationale de l’Industrie Minérale (ENIM), Morocco
Noura Tigziri, Université Mouloud Mammeri, Algeria
Stephen Vogel, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Rached Zantout, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

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