About the school

The ninth IIIT-H Advanced Summer School on NLP (IASNLP-2018) will be held at IIIT Hyderabad from 25th June to 7th July, 2018 . It will be a two week school on Natural Language Processing with lectures and project guidance by internationally renowned researchers in the area. The summer school would be project oriented, where each of the participants will choose a project from a list in advance. During the summer school the participants will work, under the supervision of experts in the respective area, to come up with substantial advancement in their chosen project. Participants will get to present their project at the end of the school.

Pre Summer School Session

There will be a 3 day pre school session from 22nd June 2018 to 24th June 2018 for the people who do not have background in Natural Language Processing.

Targeted participants

IASNLP-2018 will be helpful for students and young faculty who are familiar with Natural Language Processing and would like to explore further topics in the area to work on advanced projects in NLP which they can continue even after the summer school. For any queries regarding IASNLP 2018 kindly drop a mail at iasnlp@iiit.ac.in and give us five working days to respond.

Last date for receiving applications: 20th May 2018 30th May, 2018

Acceptance notification: 30th May 2018 5th June,2018 9th June, 2018

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How to Apply

For participating in IASNLP 2018 you can register on this form. Kindly also go through Participation Charge and Contact Us tab.

Mess and Hostel charges

Mess: Rs. 160/day per head (breakdown : 40-Breakfast, 60-Lunch and 60-Dinner). You will be directed to mess where you can pay and eat.
Hostel: Rs.2350 for the duration of the programme (with or without preschool). Every additional day will be Rs 300/day. Hostel charges should be paid by Demand draft of Rs. 2350 in favour "IIIT Hyderabad" payable at Hyderabad. Participant needs to hand over the DD to hostel office within 2-3 days of room allotment. Report on arrival at Bakul Nivas(Boys), Parijat Nivas(Girls) for room allotment.

Registration Charges For Participants from Academic Institutions and Industry

Selected participants can pay Registration fee according to the details given here. And then after payment kindly fill this form.
Registration Charges

Faculty Rs. 2000/-
Student Rs. 300/-
Industry Rs. 15000/-

Accepted Participants : If pdf doesn't load, click here

e-mail: iasnlp@iiit.ac.in
For any queries please give us 5 working days to respond.

Project Areas

Major areas (included but not restricted to) for projects in:

  • Machine Translation
  • Parsing
  • Discourse Analysis
  • From context to meaning: Application of Distributional semantics
  • Information Extraction and Information Retrieval
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Dialog Systems
  • Question Answering System
  • Speech Technologies
  • Deep Learning for NLP

Comprehensive list of projects will be added soon.


Pre-school. In case PDF is not visible kindly click here

Week 1. In case PDF is not visible kindly click here

Week 2. In case PDF is not visible kindly click here


Comprehensive list of resources will be updated soon.



  • Language Technologies Research Centre (LTRC)

Organising Committee

  • Dipti Misra Sharma (IIIT Hyderabad)
  • Soma Paul (IIIT Hyderabad)
  • Radhika Mamidi (IIIT Hyderabad)
  • Manish Shrivastava (IIIT Hyderabad)
  • Himanshu Sharma (IIIT Hyderabad)


Reaching IIIT

Reaching IIIT from the Airport:

There are prepaid TAXI services from the airport including one run by the Hyderabad Traffic Police. The fare to Gachibowli is about Rs. 500-600. Reserve *before* you leave the arrival lounge.
Metered Taxi Services: Typically they charge @ Rs.15/- per kilometer with a min. of Rs.60/4kms.
Dott Cabs: +91-40-2424 2424
Easy Cabs: +91-40-4343 4343
Cell Cabs: +91-40-2324 2526
Meru : +91-40-4422 4422.


Reaching IIIT from the Railway Station:

Reaching Hyderabad by a train and getting down at the Hyderabad (Nampally) station would be the easiest way to reach us. The institute is 16km from Nampally railway station. From the railway station one can take an auto or APSRTC bus (Nos: 216 & 217) to reach IIIT-H. The auto would cost around Rs.120/- and bus fare would be around Rs.12/-.

If one is coming from Secunderabad station which is around 23km from IIIT-H,the auto fare would be roughly around Rs.150. One can take an APSRTC bus to Mehdipatnam (Nos:5 & 49M), and another bus from Mehdipatnam to IIIT-H (Nos:216, 217).

Some trains, especially those coming from Bombay, stop at Begumpet Railway Station which is about 16km from IIIT-H. If you plan to come by bus, take bus No.49M from there to reach Mehdipatnam and then another bus (Nos: 216 & 217) to reach IIIT-H. An auto from Begumpet Rly Stn to IIIT-H direct might cost your around Rs.100/- (approx.)

Some trains from Mumbai also stop at Lingampalli, which is just 7 kms from IIIT-H. Autorickshaws and shared mini-taxis (tempos) are available.


Local Travel

Car Rental Services

Car Rental Services Typically, you can rent a car for 4hrs/40KMs (Rs.400/- or 8hrs (Rs.600/-) with additional charges for extra house and distances.

Metered Taxi Services:

Typically they charge @ Rs.15/- per kilometer with a min. of Rs.60/4kms. Dott Cabs: +91-40-2424 2424 Easy Cabs: +91-40-4343 4343 Cell Cabs: +91-40-2324 2526 Meru : +91-40-4422 4422.

Metered Autos:

3 wheelers or .Autos. are fairly popular in Hyderabad. Slightly larger shared-ride 7-seaters will charge by distances, usually Rs.3/- per km. They travel on fixed routes. The smaller .3-seaters. are metered and charge Rs.8/- per km (min. Rs.10/-).


The Summer School will take place at IIIT Campus. Participants may stay in IIIT student hostels.

Other accommodation nearby includes Aditya Inn, Horizon Inn(+91 40 2300 2205), Ankitha's Stay Inn, At Home OR you can pick one from here


How to check in at IIIT?

As soon as you enter the main gate, ask the security person for directions to the IIIT main building security desk. Report at the security desk. If you have already booked a room in IIIT, your details would be already with the security person.

Contact Person

Number of Contact person will be shared with accepted participants


ATM Information

  • State Bank of India (SBI): On IIIT campus.
  • State Bank of India (SBI): On HCU campus (about 2 kms from IIIT).
  • Bank of India: At Indira Nagar (about 2 kms from IIIT).
  • ICICI, HDFC and UTI: Near Hitech City (about 6 kms from IIIT).

Note: SBI ATMs accepts all cards on 'Cirrus' network.
As all ATMs except for those on the 'Cirrus' network are far from campus, kindly plan accordingly.

Important Information

Important Phone Numbers:

IIIT Main Security Desk: 040-6653 1120 (Ext. 120)

Medical Facilities

Please contact the nearest security desk in case of a medical need. You would have to register yourself in the doctor's register. You will be informed when the doctor arrives.

In case of an emergency, there is an on-campus ambulance which will take you to the campus doctor's residence. You can call up extension 120 (main security desk) from any of the campus intercom telephones who would handle it.

About Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the capital of the State of Telangana, is a city which combines both the ancient and the modern. It has the most sophisticated five star hotels, shopping malls, eating places (especially those serving the world famous Hyderabadi biryani, a dish of rice and meat) and entertainment facilities. And it is a maze of markets and tiny houses - a busy, noisy place where narrow ancient lanes meet large vehicle-choked roads. Different in the layout of buildings, the way of life of the people and the very atmosphere, these two cities exist side by side, presenting two very different images. The buildings of present day Hyderabad are a rich mix of Medieval Indian, Saracenic, Mughal and Colonial architecture, a combination of the Hindu and Islamic influences with a hint of the erstwhile British Raj.

Hyderabad is highly cosmopolitan, a cauldron of a variety of cultures, not only because of its past but also because of the influx of people from all over the country to its institutions, research and educational, and to its various industries, including many high-profile technological firms.

Hyderabad especially draws tourists to its minarets and its pearl bazaar. The gypsy tribes called the 'Lambadas' and 'Banjaras' native to the region are known for their colorful traditions, costumes and handicrafts.

For more information about the city, visit Telangana Tourism's webpage on Hyderabad.

Venue Map

Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032, India
Ph: +91-40-6653 1333, 6653 1144 Fax: +91-40-6653 1413

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any documents to be submitted for identification of the selected candidate.
  2. You are only required to get ID card issued by your institute, which will be required during the physical registration.
  3. Could you suggest suitable accommodation next to the venue ?
  4. Accommodation nearby includes Aditya Inn, Horizen Inn(+91 40 2300 2205), Ankitha's Stay Inn OR you can pick one from here.
  5. What is the approximate expenditure/expenses on food one can expect ?
  6. Food charges (update)@Rs.160/- per day (BF:40 Lunch: 60, Dinner:60)to be paid by student directly to mess where he or she eats.