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​CFP: ​
Applied Natural Language Processing
​ in FLAIRS-30​


Special Track at

the 30th International FLAIRS Conference

In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence

(AAAI) <>

Marco Island, Florida, USA

May 22-24, 2017

Paper submission deadline: November 21, 2016

Notifications sent by: January 23, 2017

Camera Ready paper due: February 27, 2017


Call for Papers

What is ANLP?

The track on Applied Natural Language Processing is a forum for

researchers working in natural language processing(NLP)/computational

linguistics(CL) and related areas. The rapid pace of development of online

materials, most of them in textual form or text combined with other media

(visual, audio), has led to a revived interest for tools capable to

understand, organize and mine those materials. Novel human-computer

interfaces, for instance talking heads, can benefit from language

understanding and generation techniques with big impact on user

satisfaction. Moreover, language can facilitate human-computer interaction

for the handicapped (no typing needed) and elderly leading to an ever

increasing user base for computer systems.

Goal of ANLP

The goal of the ANLP track is to inform researchers as to current project

and studies that identify, investigate, and (begin to) resolve issues that

relate to human/computer language interaction.

Who might be interested?

Papers and contributions on traditional basic and applied language

processing issues are welcome as well as novel challenges to the NLP/CL

community: BioNLP, spam filtering, security, multilingual processing,

learning environments, Educational Data Mining, Learning Analytics

Knowledge, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Dialog Systems, Big Data,

multimodal communication, etc. We also encourage papers in information

retrieval, speech processing, Data Mining, and machine learning that

present novel approaches that can benefit from or have an impact on NLP/CL.


We invite highly original papers that describe work in, but not limited

to, the following areas:

·         NL-based representations and knowledge systems

·         Lexical Semantics

·         Syntax

·         Co-reference Resolution

·         Word Sense Disambiguation

·         Text Cohesion and Coherence

·         Educational Data Mining

·         Learning Analytics Knowledge

·         Tutoring and Dialoge Systems

·         Dialogue Management Systems

·         Language Generation

·         Language Models

·         Human Computer Interfaces –

·         Multimodal human-computer communication

·         Human-computer communication channel for handicapped and elderly

·         NL in Learning Environments

·         Machine Learning applied to NL problems

·         Multilingual Processing

·         Standardization, Language Resources, Corpora Building and

Annotation Languages

·         Semantic Web, Ontologies, Reasoning

·         Semantic Similarity Metrics

·         Applications: Machine Translation, Information Retrieval,

Summarization, Intelligent

·         Tutoring, Question Answering, Information Extraction and others

·         Other related topics

Note: We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, in

submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the reviewing


Submission Guidelines

Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting

guidelines <>. The

papers should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or

submitted to another conference while in review). Papers should not exceed

6 pages (2 pages for a poster) and are due by November 21st, 2016. For

FLAIRS-30, the 2017 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process.

Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to

provide double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted as PDF through

the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed through the main

conference web site ( Note: do not use a fake

name for your EasyChairlogin - your EasyChair account information is

hidden from reviewers. Authors should indicate the ANLP special track for

submissions. The proceedings of FLAIRS will be published by the AAAI.

Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring

copyright of their contribution to AAAI. FLAIRS requires that there be at

least one full author registration per paper.

Please, check the website for further


Conference Proceedings

Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the

conference proceedings, which will be published by AAAI Press.

Organizing Committee

Fazel Keshtkar <>, Southeast Missouri

State University (


Chutima Boonthum-Denecke, Hamtone University,



Program Committee

Eric Bell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Chutima Boonthum, Hampton University, USA

Nicoletta Calzolari, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Italy

Asif Ekbal, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa, Canada

Fazel Keshtkar, Southeast Missouri State University, USA

Xiaofei Lu, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Nobal Niraula, University of Memphis, USA

Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Vasile Rus University of Memphis, USA

Michael Wiegand, Saarland University, Germany

Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA

Fatiha Sadat, UQAM, Canada

Boyi Xie, Columbia University, USA

Aminul Islam, Dal House Univesity, Canada

Rajendra Banjade, University of Memphis, USA

Rebeca Cerezo, University of Oviedo, Spain

Further Information

Questions regarding the Applied Natural Language Processing Special Track

should be addressed to the track co-chairs:

·         Fazel Keshtkar <>, Southeast

Missouri State University,


·         Chutima Boonthum-Deneck,Hamtone University,



Questions regarding Special Tracks should be addressed to:

Conference Chair:

Ingrid Russell, University of Hartford, USA (


Program Co-Chairs:

Vasile Rus, The University of Memphis, USA (


Zdravko Markov, Central Connecticut State University, USA



Special Tracks Coordinator:

Keith Brawner, Army Research Laboratory, USA (


Invited Speakers: TBA

Conference Web Sites

·         Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at

·         FLAIRS-29 conference web page:


·         Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS):



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Fazel Keshtkar, PhD., Assistant Professor
St John's University, Dept. of Computer Science
8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
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