NLDB 2017 CALL FOR PAPERS
22nd International Conference on Natural Language & Information Systems
Liège, Belgium | June 21-23, 2017
*** NLDB Conference Publications ***
As a continuation of the NLDB tradition, all accepted papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series of Springer.
We are also planning a special issue in Data & Knowledge Engineering, an ISI-indexed prestigious journal of Elsevier. Authors of the best conference papers, to be selected at the end of the conference, will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to the previously mentioned journal.
Submission information can be found towards the end of this page.
More information on NLDB 2017 can be found at http://conferences.hec.ulg.ac.be/~nldb2017/.
*** Important Dates ***
Abstract submission: January 29, 2017 (23h59 Hawaii Time)
Full paper submission: February 5, 2017 (23h59 Hawaii Time)
Paper notification: March 13, 2017 (23h59 Hawaii Time)
Camera-ready deadline: April 3, 2017 (23h59 Hawaii Time)
*** Conference at a Glance ***
NLDB 2017 invites researchers from academia and industry to submit their papers on recent, unpublished research that addresses theoretical aspects, algorithms and architectures of NLP applications in Information Systems (IS). Papers describing creation of resources, as well as survey and discussion papers, are also welcomed.
For its 22nd edition, we explicitly solicit submissions on recent advances in NLP, including trendsetting and relevant topics as neural language models and argumentation mining. Specifically, we encourage submissions dealing with the following topics:
Argumentation Mining and Applications
- Automatic detection of argumentation components and relationships
- Creation of resources, e.g., annotated corpora, treebanks and parsers
- Integration of NLP techniques with formal, abstract argumentation structures, e.g., Toulmin model
- Argumentation mining from legal texts and scientific articles
- Applications, e.g., in opinion mining/sentiment analysis
- Neural language models
Deep Learning and Word2Vec
- Deep learning and Word2Vec applications, e.g., opinion mining, text summarization, machine translation
- Development of novel deep learning architectures and algorithms
- Parallel computation techniques and GPU programming for neural language models
NLP Applications in IS and in Social Media and Web Analytics
- Machine translation
- Plagiarism detection
- Opinion mining/sentiment analysis, detection of fake reviews
- Information extraction: NER, event detection, term and semantic relationship extraction
- Text summarization
- Text classification and clustering
- Corpus analysis
- Language detection
- Robust NLP methods for sparse, ill-formed texts
Question Answering (QA)
- Natural language interfaces to databases
- QA using web data
- Multi-lingual QA
- Non-factoid QA (how/why/opinion questions, lists)
- Geographical QA
- QA corpora and training sets
- QA over Linked Data (QALD)
Semantic Web, Open Linked Data, and Ontologies
- Ontology learning and alignment
- Ontology population
- Ontology evaluation
- Querying ontologies and Linked Data
- Semantic tagging and classification
- Ontology-driven NLP
Natural Language in Conceptual Modeling
- Analysis of natural language descriptions
- Terminological ontologies
- Consistency checking
- Metadata creation and harvesting
- Ontology-driven systems integration
- Natural language and ubiquitous Computing
Pervasive computing, embedded, robotic and mobile applications
- NLP techniques for Internet of Things (IoT)
- NLP techniques for ambient intelligence
*** Submission Information ***
All accepted papers will be included in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Springer proceedings of the conference, and, therefore, must comply with the LNCS format (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
Submitted papers can be of 4 types:
- Long papers (max. 12 pages, including references)
- Short papers (max. 6 pages, including references)
- Poster papers (max. 4 pages, including references)
- Demo papers (max. 4 pages, including references)
Please note that the program committee may decide to accept some long papers as short papers or poster/demo papers, depending on the content quality. The same applies to short papers, which can be accepted as poster/demo contributions.
Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or having more than the max. number of pages will not be reviewed and thus automatically rejected. The papers need to be original and not submitted or accepted for publication in any other workshop, conference, or journal. Authors must submit their manuscripts (in PDF) via EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nldb2017). Submission via other means (e.g., emails) will be rejected.
Important: We plan to publish extended versions of a selection of the best papers after the conference in the Data & Knowledge Engineering journal as a special issue.
*** Organization ***
- Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
- Nguyen Le Minh, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
- Ashwin Ittoo, University of Liège, Belgium
- Elisabeth Métais, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), France
Other members of the organization, including the Program Committee, can be found at http://conferences.hec.ulg.ac.be/~nldb2017/organization/.