(apologies for cross-posting)

==== Call for Papers ====

The 5th Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop/Shared Task (WANLP-5
2020 <https://sites.google.com/view/wanlp-2020>) will be a full day event
taking place on September 13, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The workshop is
collocated with COLING 2020 <https://coling2020.org/>.

Workshop URL: *https://sites.google.com/view/wanlp-2020

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the

-    Basic core technologies: morphological analysis, disambiguation,
tokenization, POS tagging, named entity detection, chunking, parsing,
semantic role labeling, sentiment analysis, Arabic dialect modeling, etc.

-   Applications: machine translation, speech recognition, speech
synthesis, optical character recognition, pedagogy, assistive technologies,
social media, etc.

-    Resources: dictionaries, annotated data, corpus, etc.

Submissions may include work in progress as well as finished work.
Submissions must have a clear focus on specific issues pertaining to the
Arabic language whether it is standard Arabic, dialectal, or mixed. Papers
on other languages sharing problems faced by Arabic NLP researchers such as
Semitic languages or languages using Arabic script are welcome.
Additionally, papers on efforts using Arabic resources but targeting other
languages are also welcome. Descriptions of commercial systems are welcome,
but authors should be willing to discuss the details of their work.

*Shared Task*

Associated with the workshop will be a shared task on Arabic dialect
identification <https://sites.google.com/view/nadi-shared-task>. This
shared task targets province-level dialects, and as such will be the first
to focus on naturally-occurring fine-grained dialect at the sub-country

Shared Task URL: https://sites.google.com/view/nadi-shared-task

*Important Dates*

   - May 20, 2020: Workshop Paper Due Date
   - Jun 24, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
   - Jul 11, 2020: Camera-ready Papers Due
   - Sep 13: Workshop Date

*Submission Details*

Submissions are expected to be up to 8 pages long plus any number of pages
for references. Final versions of long papers will be given one additional
page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken
into account. Submissions will be done via softconf.

*Submission Link*: https://www.softconf.com/coling2020/WANLP2020/

*WANLP 2019 Organizing Committee*

*General Chair:* Imed Zitouni

*Ex-General Chair Advisor:* Wassim El Hajj

*Program Chairs:* Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Houda Bouamor, Fethi Bougares,
Mahmoud El-Haj

*Publication Chair:*  Nadi Tomeh

*Publicity Chair:* Wajdi Zaghouani

*Shared Tasks:* Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Chiyu Zhang, Nizar Habash and Houda

*Advisory Committee:* Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Ahmed Ali, Hend Alkhalifa,
Houda Bouamor, Fethi Bougares, Khalid Choukri, Kareem Darwish, Mona Diab,
Mahmoud El-Haj, Samhaa El-Beltagy, Wassim El Hajj, Nizar Habash, Lamia
Hadrich Belguith, Hazem Hajj, Walid Magdy, Khaled Shaalan, Kamel Smaili,
Nadi Tomeh, Wajdi Zaghouani, Imed Zitouni

For questions or comments regarding  WANLP-5 you may contact Wajdi
Zaghouani: wzaghou...@hbku.edu.qa


Wajdi Zaghouani, Ph.D.

*CHSS PhD Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor *College of Humanities
and Social Sciences

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)

P.O. Box: 34110 | Doha - Qatar
Tel: +974 4454 5601 | Mob: +974 3345 4992

wzaghou...@hbku.edu.qa | *Twitter*: @wzaghouani

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