June 20th - July 09th 2022
IIIT Hyderabad

About the School

The 11th Advanced Summer School on NLP (IASNLP-2022) is scheduled to be held at IIIT Hyderabad from 20th June – 9th July, 2022. This advanced school like its previous iterations aims to introduce participants to advanced topics and current research in the context of Indian language NLP.

The theme for IASNLP-2022 is Speech to Speech Machine Translation (SSMT) in Indian Languages.

With Multilinguality one of the defining features of the Indian republic with 22 officially recognised languages and a recent thrust on making more content available in Indian languages, this year's theme hopes to familiarise participants with the challenges of developing and working through a cascaded speech to speech translation pipeline that includes Automatic Speech Recognition, Machine Translation and Text to Speech systems. The school also along with highlighting issues around data and deployment of such systems to end users.

The summer school is meant to be project oriented along with a lecture track where noted researchers from the field will provide an overview and introduction to a number of topics in line with the theme. Right at the start of the school, participants will choose a project (from a list to be floated) and will be mentored during the two week period to come up with substantial work which will then be presented at an open symposium on the concluding day of the summer school.

Format of the Summer School

The Summer School revolves around a novel project. Usually, each day lectures occupy half of the day, where participants are introduced to the necessary concepts and/or tools necessary for the project. Post that, participants are supposed to work on the project while interacting with mentors.

Pre Summer School Session

There will be a 2-day preschool session from 20th June to 21st June 2022, which will introduce necessary tools for people from different backgrounds and disciplines.

Targeted Participants

IASNLP-2022 will be helpful to students and young faculty who want to get into NLP. They would be able to work on research projects during the summer school and can continue even after it is over.

Topics & Lectures

The school will involve lectures that will be delivered by renowned researchers and faculty.

In this year's edition of IASNLP, the projects will be based around the theme of Speech to Speech Machine Translation and touch upon the following topics.

1. Corpora Processing
2. Automatic Speech Recognition
3. Text To Speech
4. Text Processing (Parsing, Domain Terminology, etc. )
5. Machine Translation
6. Machine Transaltion Evaluation
7. Machine Transaltion Postediting

Schedule :

List of Projects : TBD

How to Apply

Interested participants will have to fill up the forms, and the selected participants will be invited to attend the school.

Since the number of seats are limited, participants will be selected based on their interests aligning with the summer school’s theme. Previous exposure to NLP topics and projects is desirable but not mandatory.

Accepted Participants List

Registration Fee

Participants would have to pay a non-refundable registration fee upon acceptance into the summer school to confirm their participation.

Registration Charges

Student Rs. 500/-
Faculty Rs. 2000/-
Industry Rs. 15000/-

Appropriate identification would have to be produced for verification.

Payment related details will be released along with notification of acceptance.

Financial Support: In special and deserving cases, participants can be given Financial support to meet the registration fee. This will be considered on case by case basis. Please write a mail to iasnlp@iiit.ac.in to apply for Financial support.

Accomodation Charges

Hostel rooms will be on twin sharing basis. Charges towards accomodation will be Rs 3400 for the duration of the Summer School, including the Pre-school. Any additional day will be charged at Rs. 300 per day. Accomodation will be provided in the Boys and Girls hostels within the campus. Payment methodology will be updated later.

Mess Charges

Participants must meet their own accommodation and mess charges as per detailed below.
Mess: Rs. 159/day per head. (Breakfast: Rs. 41, Lunch: Rs. 59, Dinner: Rs. 59).
You will be directed to mess where you can pay and eat on per meal basis.

Important Dates

06 May 2022 IASNLP-2022 Announcement
06 May 2022 Registration Open
30 May 2022 Registration Close
02 June 2022 Notification of Acceptance
06 June 2022 Acceptance Confirmation & Fee Payment
20 June 2022 Summer School Starts
09 July 2022 Summer School Ends

Organizing Committee

Dipti Misra Sharma
Professor, IIIT-Hyderabad
Course Coordinator
Rajeev Sangal
Aditi Mukherjee
Visiting Faculty
Radhika Mamidi
Associate Professor
Manish Srivastava
Assistant Professor
Anil Kumar Vuppala
Associate Professor
Chiranjeevi Yarra
Assistant Professor

Contact Us

For any queries regarding IASNLP-2022 kindly drop a mail at iasnlp@iiit.ac.in and give us two working days to respond..

FAQ, Venue Info : IIIT-Hyderabad

Venue Information

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.

If one is coming from Secunderabad station which is around 23km from IIIT-H. 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.

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

If one is reaching Hyderabad by bus and getting down at Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, then one can reach the campus by APSRTC bus numbered 216 or 217 (Note: Bus numbers 216K and 216L do not go via the institute campus).

N.B. Sometimes autos at the Railway stations may refuse to come to Gachibowli particularly, if you arrive late in the evening. You can then take an auto till Mehdipatnam and then take another auto to Gachibowli from Mehdipatnam.

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, OLA, Uber , etc

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/-)

Directions from Hyderabad Airport
(Cost around Rs.250-500 by taxi) Shamshabad (Airport) -> Aramghar Jn -> Angri Jn-> Attapur -> Nalanagar -> Tolichowki -> Darga -> Gachibowli -> IIIT-H. From Shamshabad Airport it is highly advisable to take a government approved pre-paid or metered radio cab to IIIT-H Hyderabad.

For more local information, you can visit http://www.fullhyderabad.com


1. Are there any documents to be submitted for identification of the selected candidate?

You are only required to get ID card issued by your institute, which will be required during the physical registration.