Call for Papers



  • Submission opens: June 19, 2016
  • Submission deadline: June 24, 2016 July 10, 2016
  • Paper notifications sent: September 9, 2016 September 16, 2016
  • Camera-ready paper due: September 16, 2016 September 23, 2016


The topics of interest regarding processing Iberian languages include, but are not limited to:

1. Speech technology and applications
a. Spoken language generation and synthesis
b. Speech and speaker recognition
c. Speaker diarization
d. Speech enhancement
e. Speech processing and acoustic event detection
f. Spoken language understanding
g. Spoken language interfaces and dialogue systems
h. Systems for information retrieval and information extraction from speech
i. Systems for speech translation
j. Applications for aged and handicapped persons
k. Applications for learning and education
l. Emotions recognition and synthesis
m. Language and dialect identification
n. Applications for learning and education
o. Speech technology and applications: other topics

2. Human speech production, perception, and communication
a. Linguistic, mathematical, and psychological models of language
b. Phonetics, phonology, and morphology
c. Pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and lexicon
d. Paralinguistic and nonlinguistic cues (e.g. emotion and expression)
e. Human speech production, perception, and communication: other topics

3. Natural language processing (NLP) and applications 
a. Natural language generation and understanding
b. Retrieval and categorization of natural language documents
c. Summarization mono and multi-document
d. Extraction and annotation of entities, relations, and properties
e. Creation and processing of ontologies and vocabularies
f. Machine learning for natural language processing
g. Shallow and deep semantic analysis: textual entailment, anaphora resolution, paraphrasing
h. Multi-lingual processing for information retrieval and extraction
i. Natural language processing for information retrieval and extraction
j.  Natural language processing (NLP) and applications: other topics

4. Speech, Language and Multimodality
a. Multimodal Interaction
b. Sign Language
c. Handwriting recognition
d. Speech, Language and Multimodality: other topics

5. Resources, standardization, and evaluation
a. Spoken language resources, annotation, and tools
b. Spoken language evaluation and standardization
c. NLP resources, annotation, tools
d. NLP evaluation and standardization
e. Multimodal resources, annotation and tools
f. Multimodal evaluation and standardization
g. Resources, standardization, and evaluation: other topics


Papers must be written in English and submission will be online. Papers must be submitted in PDF, following the LNAI format and should be up to ten (10) and no less than six (6) pages including references. The last (10th) page can only contain references. Upon acceptance, at least one author will be required to register and present the paper at the conference. Publication of selected papers by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) is planned (not yet confirmed).