8th-9th International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing

SLSP 2020 & 2021

Cardiff, United Kingdom - November 23-25, 2021

Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)

9th July, 2021Paper submission
16th July, 2021Paper submission - EXTENSION
13th August, 2021Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
23rd August, 2021Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNAI proceedings
23rd August, 2021Early registration
15th October, 2021Poster submission
22nd October, 2021Poster notification
29th October, 2021Poster registration
8th November, 2021Late registration
26th February, 2022Submission to the journal special issue

AIMS

SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellent research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between the two domains will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2020 & 2021, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.

Previous events took place in Tarragona, Grenoble, Budapest, Pilsen, Le Mans, Mons, and Ljubljana.

VENUE

SLSP 2020 & 2021 will take place in Cardiff, the capital of Wales and its political, commercial and cultural centre. The venue will be:

  • Cardiff University
  • Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3AT UK

The room location will be updated soon.

STRUCTURE

SLSP 2020 & 2021 will consist of:

  • ▸ invited lectures
  • ▸ peer-reviewed contributions
  • ▸ posters

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

david (at) irdta.eu

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • ▸ School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd
  • ▸ Data Innovation Research Institute, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

  • ▸ Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice – IRDTA, Brussels/London

SCOPE

The conference invites submission discussing the employment of statistical models (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

  • — Anaphora and coreference resolution
  • — Audio event detection
  • — Authorship identification, plagiarism, and spam filtering
  • — Biases, explainability and interpretability in language and speech processing
  • — Corpora and resources for speech and language
  • — Data mining, term extraction, and semantic web
  • — Dialogue systems and spoken language understanding
  • — Information retrieval and information extraction
  • — Knowledge representation and ontologies
  • — Lexicons and dictionaries
  • — Machine translation and computer-aided translation
  • — Multimodal technologies
  • — Natural language understanding and generation
  • — Neural representation of speech and language
  • — Opinion mining and sentiment analysis
  • — Part-of-speech tagging, parsing, and semantic role labelling
  • — Question-answering systems for speech and text
  • — Speaker identification and verification
  • — Speech recognition and synthesis
  • — Spelling correction
  • — Text categorization and summarization
  • — Text normalization and inverted text normalization
  • — Text-to-speech
  • — User modeling
  • — Wake word detection

Submission

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Upload submission to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsp20202021

Publications

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of Language Resources and Evaluation (Springer, JCR 2019 impact factor: 1.014) will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

https://www.springer.com/journal/10579

Registration

The registration form can be found at:

https://irdta.eu/slsp2020-2021/registration/