First Call for papers: 2nd International Conference on Natural Language and 
Speech Processing (ICNLSP 2018)
Welcome to ICNLSP 2018 ,

After the success of ICNLSP 2015, the first edition, which had been organized 
in 2015 in Algiers by the Computational Linguistics Department of the Centre de 
Recherche Scientifique et Technique pour le Développement de la Langue Arabe, 
the 2nd International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing 
ICNLSP 2018 will be held in Algiers on April 25th and 26th 2018.

ICNLSP 2018 is a conference which aims to cover all aspects of natural language 
and speech processing. It aims to attract contributions in basic theories and 
applications as well, regular and posters sessions will be organized. There 
will be an opportunity to take advantage of valuable keynotes delivered by 
scholars in the field to shed light on the state of the art and the latest 

We invite papers discussing the science and technology related to speech and 
natural language, regardless of the language studied, however works on Arabic 
and its dialects are encouraged.
The following list includes the topics of ICNLSP 2018 but not limited to:

Signal processing, acoustic modeling
Architecture of speech recognition system
Deep learning for speech recognition
Analysis of speech
Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
Pathological speech and language
Speech coding
Speech comprehension
Speech Translation
Speech synthesis
Speaker and language identification
Phonetics, phonology and prosody
Cognition and natural language processing
Information retrieval
Text categorization
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Computational Social Web
Arabic dialects processing
Under-resourced languages: tools and corpora
New language models
Arabic OCR


Mourad Abbas, CRSTDLA, Algeria
Ahmed Abdelali, QCRI, Qatar
Mohamed Afify, Microsoft, Egypt
Mansour Alghamdi, KACST, Saudi Arabia
Daoud Berkani, ENP, Algeria
Djamel Bouchaffra, CDTA, Algeria
Youcef Chibani, USTHB, Algeria
Gérard Chollet, CNRS, France
Kareem Darwish, QCRI, Qatar
Mohamed Elfeky, Google Inc., USA
Ahmed Guessoum, USTHB, Algeria
Walid Magdy University of Edinburgh, UK
Lluis Marquez, QCRI, Qatar
Preslav Nakov, QCRI, Qatar
Ahmed Rafea, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Khaled Shaalan The British University in Dubai, UAE
Otakar Smrz, Džám-e Džam Language Institute, Czech Republic
Rudolph Sock, University of Strasbourg, France
Stephan Vogel, QCRI, Qatar
Marcos Zampieri, University of Cologne, Germany 


- Lluis Marquez, Principal scientist, QCRI, Qatar
- Gérard Chollet, Emeritus CNRS researcher, France
- Djamel Bouchaffra, Professor, CDTA, Algeria


Papers must be submitted via the online paper submission system Easychair:
Each submitted paper will be reviewed by three program committee members.
Papers must be prepared under the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligent – 
Springer-Verlag format.
Long papers (from 12 to 15 pages) as well as short papers (from 6 to 8 pages) 
are welcome.


Submission deadline: 18 December 2017
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2018
Camera-ready paper due: 28 February 2018
Conference dates: 25, 26 April 2018

Dr. Mourad Abbas
Chair of ICNLSP
Computational Linguistics Department, Director
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