ICON 2019


December 18-21
16th International Conference on Natural Language Processing
LTRC, IIIT Hyderabad

Call for Papers


Papers in ICON proceedings will be indexed in ACL Anthology. ACL Anthology is a digital archive of research papers in Computational Linguistics for major international conferences under Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), which is one of the most well-known associations for NLP and CL. The previous proceedings of ICON 2014 [1] , ICON 2015 [2] , ICON 2016 [3] and ICON 2017 [4] can be found in ACL Anthology.

Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of Natural Language Processing, with a particular focus on South Asian languages and other less resourced languages, issues, and applications relevant to South Asia. However, other languages of the world are not excluded. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Tutorials


Proposals are invited for pre-conference tutorials. Tutorials can be of half-day or full-day duration. The proposal should be presented in the form of a 200-word abstract, one page topical outline of the content, description of the proposers and their qualifications relating to the tutorial content. Send tutorial proposals to the ICON-2019 Secretariat by email to iconnlp@iiit.ac.in . For further information, please refer to the Conference URL or contact the ICON-2019 Secretariat.

Workshops


Proposals are invited for pre-conference workshops. Workshops can be of half-day or full-day duration. The proposal should be presented in the form of a 200-word abstract, one page topical outline of the content, description of the proposers and their qualifications relating to the tutorial content. Workshops on linguistic aspects of South Asian languages are also welcome. Send workshop proposals to the ICON-2019 Secretariat by email iconnlp@iiit.ac.in . For further information, please refer to the Conference URL or contact the ICON-2019 Secretariat.

Doctoral Consortium


The ICON organising Committee pleased to call for papers for the 1st Doctoral Consortium. This event extends an opportunity for doctoral candidates to present and discuss their research with a panel of experts. The discussion would include a feedback on the evolution and progress of their research. It also helps them to identify the roadmap and additional studies, which could help refine the shape of their doctoral thesis.

The doctoral consortium will be a one-day or half day event being organised on December 20, 2019, as part of the ICON-2019 conference at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad. The applicants are required to submit a two-page extended abstract of their PhD research work. The shortlisted candidates would be invited to the consortium where they are required to present a summary of their research. Each candidate will be given 30 minutes for the presentation, which will be followed by a discussion of 15 minutes, led by a panel of experts.

Prospective doctoral students from language technologies related disciplines are invited to apply. The selection of participants will be based on the submitted abstracts.

Guidelines


The invitation is open to all participants of ICON 2019. The applicants are required to submit an extended two-page abstract on their ongoing doctoral research.

The submission can be extended to a maximum of two pages including all text, figures and tables, plus an additional third page exclusively for references. The submissions must follow the ICON template provided in the author's kit. The abstracts may incorporate published and in-progress work from the authors.

Submissions are expected to present a fair picture of the research undertaken towards the thesis. Participants are advised to refrain from submitting a shorter version of their conference papers. Submissions must have the participant as the sole author. Acknowledgements to their supervisors, supporting agencies/bodies, and contributors to the work, can be made in a separate section.

The submission must highlight the following: