Call for Papers

International Conference on Asian Language Processing 2009 (IALP2009)
Dec 7-9, 2009, Singapore

The International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP) is a series of conference with unique focus on Asian Language Processing. The conference aims to advance the science and technology of all the aspect 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 IALP was hold in Singapore in 1986 and was called ICCC (International Conference on Chinese Computing). This meeting initiated the studies of Chinese and oriental languages processing in Singapore and resulted in the formation of COLIPS in Singapore in 1988, and later, the publication of the journal titled Journal of Chinese Language and Computing since 1991.

Last year, IALP 2008 was held in Chiang Mai University, Thailand and the proceedings was indexed by ISTP/ISI. The IALP 2009 will be held in Singapore and co-organized by COLIPS and IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter. The proceedings had been accepted by IEEE CPS (Conference Publication Services) for publication. IEEE CPS will submit it for indexing in EI, ISTP/ISI and Current Contents on Diskette (

Important Dates:

June 30, 2009Paper submissions due
July 31, 2009Paper notification of acceptance
Aug 31, 2009Camera-ready full papers due and registration
Dec 7-9, 2009Conference dates

Topics of interest:

Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research in all aspects of Asian Language Processing, including, but not limited to:

  • Input and output of large character sets of Asian languages
  • Typesetting and font designs of Asian languages
  • Asian character encoding and compression
  • Multimodal representations and processing
  • Voice input and output
  • Phonology and morphology
  • Lexical semantics and word sense
  • Grammars, syntax, semantics and discourse
  • Word segmentation, chunking, tagging and syntactic parsing
  • Word sense disambiguation, semantic role labeling and semantic parsing
  • Discourse analysis
  • Language, linguistic and speech resource development
  • Evaluation methods and user studies
  • Machine learning for natural language
  • Text analysis, understanding, summarization and generation
  • Text mining and information extraction, summarization and retrieval
  • Text entailment and paraphrasing
  • Text Sentiment analysis, opinion mining and question answering
  • Machine translation and multilingual processing
  • Linguistic, psychological and mathematical models of language, computational psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and mathematical linguistics
  • Language modeling, statistical methods in natural language processing and speech processing
  • Spoken language processing, understanding, generation and translation
  • Rich transcription and spoken information retrieval
  • Speech recognition and synthesis
  • Natural language applications, tools and resources, system evaluation
  • Asian language learning, teaching and computer-aided language learning
  • NLP in vertical domains, such as biomedical, chemical and legal text
  • NLP on noisy unstructured text, such as email, blogs, and SMS
  • Special hardware and software for Asian language computing

IALP2009 is now organized into 6 tracks:

  1. Linguistics and Language Studies
  2. Computational Linguistics
  3. Language Information Processing (Information extraction, analysis etc)
  4. Language Technologies (Input, output, font, recognition, synthesis etc)
  5. Computer-aided Language Learning
  6. Machine Translation


Submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees. Each submission will be reviewed by three program committee members. Accepted papers will be presented in one of the oral sessions or poster sessions as determined by the program committee. Papers must be written in English.

All submissions must be in PDF file only and are electronic using paper submission software at:


Full paper submissions should follow the IEEE Proceedings' format without exceeding six (6) pages including references. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files tailored for this year's conference according to IEEE Proceedings' format, which will be available on the conference website soon. Submissions must conform to the official style guidelines, and they must be electronic in PDF.

As the reviewing will be blind, manuscripts must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Authors should ensure that their identities are not revealed in any way in the paper. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.


Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society IEEE Computer Society

IALP 2009 is jointly organized by the Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS) and IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter (IEEE Singapore CC)

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