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The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
November 28 - 30, 2017, Taipei, Taiwan

The 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017) invites the submission of long and short papers reporting substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of automated language processing. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
  • Dialog and interactive systems
  • Discourse and pragmatics
  • Document analysis including text categorization, topic models, and retrieval
  • Generation
  • Information extraction, text mining, and question answering
  • Machine learning in NLP
  • Machine translation and Multilinguality
  • Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation
  • Resources and evaluation
  • Semantics
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
  • Social media
  • Speech
  • Summarization
  • Tagging, chunking, syntax, and parsing

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline for Long and Short Papers: July 7, 2017
  • Author Response Period: August 7-9, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 1, 2017
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: September 30, 2017

IALP 2017:
International Conference on Asian Language Processing
December 5-7, 2017, Singapore

The International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP) is the flagship conference of COLIPS. It is a series of conferences with 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 different fields of language study all over the world to meet.

The first meeting of the series was held in Singapore in 1986 and was called the "International Conference on Chinese Computing (ICCC)". This meeting initiated the study of Chinese and oriental languages processing in Singapore and contributed to the establishment of the Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS)  in Singapore in 1988, as well as the publication of the journal "Communications of COLIPS" in 1991. The journal is now known as "International Journal on Asian Language Processing". The early ICCC conferences were held in Singapore and attracted researchers working on Chinese information processing from Asia and other part of the world. In 2007, the main conference of ICCC was held out of Singapore for the first time.  In response to the rapid progress of research on other Asian languages, in 2008 COLIPS re-branded ICCC conference into IALP conference so as to better cater to the needs of researchers working on Asian language processing. IALP has now become an annual event that rotates among Asian cities. COLIPS has a long term collaboration with IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter. The proceedings of IALP were published by IEEE Xplore digital library. In 2017, IALP will be held in Singapore.

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: August 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2017
Camera-ready deadline: October 13, 2017
Early registration deadline: October 23, 2017
Regular registration deadline: November 20, 2017
Conference: December 5 - 7, 2017

ICOT 2017:
2017 International Conference on Orange Technologies
December 8-10, 2017, Singapore

The first ever World Happiness Report has been published by the United Nations, which reflects a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness as criteria for government policy. This also calls upon science and technology in both natural and social domains to be developed for promoting a happy and healthy lifestyle in our modern society. Orange technology is a newly defined interdisciplinary research area for integration and innovation of health, happiness, and care technologies in order to meet this world trend. The research scope includes computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, psychological/physiological science, cognitive science, social science, and dechnology (design + technology). The representative color of orange technology originates from a harmonic fusion of red (representing brightness of health and happiness) and yellow (representing warming care). Instead of emphasizing the relations between environments and humans, as proposed by green technology, the objective of orange technology aims to bring more health, happiness, warming care, and more mental wellness to the society.

The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Orange Technologies (ICOT 2017) will be held in Singapore during 8-10 December 2017. The objective of this conference is to stimulate the establishment of Orange Technologies and to bring together scientists, engineers and other interdisciplinary professionals to share innovation ideas. With keynote, invited, special, and regular sessions, the ICOT 2017 aims to promote the research, development and applications of bio-medical innovation and intelligent computing for orange technologies. Authors are encouraged to submit original papers in any area related to orange technologies, including but not limited to the following topics:

Health Technology

  • Biomedical Engineering and Applications
  • Information Technology in Biomedicine
  • Medical Imaging Processing
  • fMRI-Based Neuro-Computing
  • Biomedical Sensors, Transducers, and BioMEMS
  • Biomedical informatics, Brain informatics, Imaging informatics
  • Biomedical Circuits and Systems
  • Intelligent Health Instrumentation
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • Telehealth and Telecare

Happiness Technology and Index

  • Affective Computing for Happiness Detection
  • Long-Term Positive Emotion Detection
  • Smiling Faces and Laughter Detection
  • Happiness Detection from Psychological/Physiological Bio-Signals
  • System Design for Happiness Promotion
  • Theory and Measurement of Gross National Happiness (GNH) Index
  • Cultural Difference and Cross National Comparison in GNH
  • Intelligent Health Instrumentation
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • National Policy Making and Strategies for Enhancing GNH

Warming Care Technology

  • Information Technology in Health and Mental Care
  • Friendly and Affordable Human-Machine Interface for Senior and Children Care
  • Cloud Health and Mental Care Services
  • Assistive Technology and Senior Companion Robot
  • Smart Living for Elderly and Children Care
  • Body-Mind Fitness Care

Important Dates:

  • Regular and special session paper submission deadline   August 14, 2017
  • Notification of paper acceptance/rejection      September 20, 2017
  • Camera-ready paper due  October 9,2017
  • Author’s registration and early registration deadline   November 6, 2017
  • Conference dates        December 8-10, 2017

ASRU 2017:
IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding Workshop
December 16-20, 2017 Okinawa, Japan

The biennial IEEE ASRU workshop has a tradition of bringing together researchers from academia and industry in an intimate and collegial setting to discuss problems of common interest in automatic speech recognition, understanding, and related fields of research.  The workshop includes keynotes, invited talks, poster sessions and will also feature challenge tasks, panel discussions, and demo sessions.

We invite papers in all areas of spoken language processing, with emphasis placed on the following topics:

- Automatic speech recognition (ASR)
- ASR in adverse environments
- New applications of ASR
- Speech-to-speech translation
- Spoken document retrieval
- Speaker/Language recognition
- Multilingual language processing
- Spoken language understanding
- Spoken dialog systems
- Text-to-speech systems

The ASRU workshop will take place in Okinawa, Japan.
Okinawa is a subtropical island located roughly 640 kilometers (400 mi) south of the main islands of Japan. It is one of Japan’s main tourist destinations because of its warm weather, its rich natural resources, and its unique blend of cultures that evolved through centuries of trade with China, Korea and other Southeast Asian countries.

The workshop features one keynote and one or two invited talks a day.
Regular papers are presented as posters. ASRU 2017 will also include challenge tasks, panel discussions and demo sessions.


  • Paper Submission............. June 29, 2017
  • Paper Notification........... August 31, 2017
  • Early Registration Period:... August 31 - Oct 5, 2017
  • Camera Ready Deadline........ Sept 21, 2017
  • Workshop..................... Dec 16-20, 2017


[Mar 9, 2017] AFNLP is glad to be the Supporting Organization of LREC 2018, the 11th edition of LREC, organised by The European Language Resource Association (ELRA). AFNLP invites its members to participate in LREC 2018. Click here for the Call for Papers.

[Dec 27, 2016] AFNLP Executive Committee Members-at-Large (MAL) Election Results (Letter from President AFNLP, Prof Kam-Fai Wong)

Dear AFNLP Members,

Thank you very much for your support to AFNLP! The MAL and Office Bearer elections have been successfully completed. I am writing to announce the election results:


  • President:  Haizhou Li, National University of Singapore
  • Vice President: Chengqing Zong, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Secretary: Jong Park, KAIST, Korea
  • Honorary Treasurer: Eichiro Sumita, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
  • Chair of ALR: Koiti Hasida, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Chair of CLC: Tiejun Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China


  • Naoaki Okazaki, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Minghui Dong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Lun-Wei Ku, Institute of Information Sciences, Taipei

Congratulations to the new OBs and MALs. I am looking forward to working with you in the coming term.

Happy New Year :)

President (2015-2016), AFNLP

[Jun 09, 2016] Candidates for Election of Memerbs-at-Large (MAL)

[Jun 09, 2016] Election of Memerbs-at-Large and Office Bearers

[Apr 15, 2016] AFNLP Newsletter 2016 Q2

[Aug 20, 2015] Minutes of ACL-AFNLP2015 AFNLP Exec meeting, Beijing, July 28, 2015

[Jun 04, 2015] The president of AFNLP Prof Kam-Fai Wong sent a letter to all the individual members. Please find the letter here.

[Jun 04, 2015] AFNLP is now calling for bids to host IJCNLP 2017. Please download the call-for-bids here.



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