[Elsnet-list] 2nd CFP -- Special Track On Natural Language Processing, INFOS'08, Cairo Univ., Egypt

Dr_K_SHAALAN khaled.shaalan at buid.ac.ae
Sun Dec 16 09:44:33 CET 2007

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2nd CALL For Papers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

INFOS 2008: The 6th International Conference on Informatics and Systems

>>>>>>>>>> Special Track On Natural Language Processing <<<<<<<<<<<

                               27 – 28 March, 2008, Cairo, Egypt

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.fci.cu.edu.eg/INFOS2008/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Natural language processing research is gaining much interest from
many parties such as researchers from academia, industry, and
government developers, practitioners, and users. The goal of this
track session(s) is to provide the participants with an opportunity to
exchange ideas, approaches and implementations of computational
systems, to highlight the common challenges faced by all
practitioners, to assess the state of the art in the field, and to
identify promising areas for future collaborative research in the
development of NLP resources and systems.

>>> Topics <<<
The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics covered by the track:
* Ontologies and linguistic resources (corpora, electronic
dictionaries, treebanks, etc.)
* Transliteration, transcription and diacritization
* Part of speech tagging
* Morphological analysis and generation
* Shallow and deep parsing
* Machine translation
* Word sense and syntactic disambiguation
* Semantic analysis
* Information retrieval
* Information extraction
* Question answering
* Text clustering and classification
* Text summarization
* Text and web content  mining
* Named entity recognition
* Arabic script-based language processing

>>> Invited Speakter <<<
Prof. Ali Farghaly, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Text Group,
Oracle USA, CA, and Adjunct Professor of Arabic Linguistics, Monterey
Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA, USA.

>>> Track Chair <<<
Prof. Khaled Shaalan (Faculty of Computers & Information, Cairo
University, Egypt)

>>> Program Committee <<<
Nahed Aboelhassan (Brandeis University, USA)
Fawaz Al-Anzi (Kuwait University, Kuwait)
Ibrahim Alkharashi (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology,
Saudi Arabia)
Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Achraf Chalabi (Sakhr, Egypt)
Chia-Hui Chang (National Central University, Taiwan)
Khalid Choukri (ELDA, France)
Kareem Darwish (Cairo University, Egypt)
Mona Diab (Columbia University, USA)
Joseph Dichy (Université Lumière-Lyon 2, France)
Ahmed Guessoum (Freelance Consultant, Algeria)
Nizar Habash (Columbia University, USA)
Lamia Hadrich Belguith (Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of
Sfax, Tunisia)
Sattar Izwaini (Abu Dhabi University, UAE)
Mohammed Kayed (Beni-Sueif University, Egypt)
Shereen khoja (Pacific University, USA)
Steven Krauwer (Utrecht University, NL)
Petra Maier-Meyer (FAST, Germany)
Farid Meziane (Salford University, UK)
Ruslan Mitkov  (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Farhad Oroumchian	(University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE)
Ahmed Rafea (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Doaa Samy (Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain)
Otakar Smrz (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Abdelhadi Soudi (Ecole Nationale de l'Industrie Minérale, Morocco)
Hissam Tawfik (Liverpool Hope University, UK)
Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Imed Zitouni (IBM, USA)

>>> Conference URL <<<

>>> Important Dates <<<

Full Paper submission due:  30 December 2007
Notification of acceptance:    30 January 2008
Camera ready submissions:  15 February 2008

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For Further Information
Prof. Khaled Shaalan, k.shaalan at fci-cu.edu.eg


Dr. Khaled Shaalan
Informatics Institute
The British University in Dubai (BUiD)

PO Box 502216 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Tel + 971 4 391 3628
Office: + 971 4 367 1963
Fax +971 4 366 4698

Email: khaled.shaalan at buid.ac.ae
Personal Email: khaled.shaalan at gmail.com
Web: www.buid.ac.ae/shaalan

Honorary Fellow
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh, UK

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