19th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems

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Call for Papers
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014 to Friday, 20 June 2014
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 10 February 2014



19th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to
Information Systems

18-20 June 2014 - Montpellier, France


Submission deadline: February 10, 2014 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]


Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researcher,
industrials and potential users interested in various application of
Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field. The
integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia for
many years. However, progress has been made and this is now an
established field thanks to developments in Natural Language and
technologies that made the storage and manipulation of large electronic
dictionaries possible. As Information Systems are now evolving into the
communication area, the term databases should be considered in the
broader sense of information and communication systems. The use of
Natural Language in Software Engineering has contributed to both
improving the development process from the viewpoints of developers
(improve the process of conceptual modeling, validation, etc) and the
usability of applications by users (natural language query interfaces,
semantic webs, etc).

NLDB'2014 will take place in Montpellier (France). The conference
invites researchers from academia and industry to submit papers for oral
or poster presentations on recent, unpublished research that addresses
theoretical aspects, algorithms, applications, architectures for applied
and integrated NLP, resources for applied NLP, and other aspects of NLP,
as well as review and discussion papers.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Applications of NLP in Information Systems: Multilingual Information
Systems, NLP in Requirement Engineering, NLP in Knowledge Management,
Semantic Data Integration and Data Cleaning
- Social Media and Web Data: Corpus analysis, Language identification,
Text normalization, Robust NLP for social media, Text classification,
Information Extraction and Sentiment Analysis for social media
- Big Data and Natural Language
- Semantic Web Open Linked Data: Ontology Learning and Alignment,
Populating ontologies, Querying Ontologies and linked data, Semantic
tagging and classification, Ontology-driven NLP
- Question Answering (QA): NL interfaces to databases, QA using web
data, multi-lingual QA, Non-factoid QA (how/why/opinion questions,
lists), geographical QA, QA corpora and training sets
- Natural language and Ubiquitous Computing: Pervasive Computing,
Embedded, Robotic and Mobile Applications.
- Natural Language in Conceptual Modeling: Analysis of Natural Language
Descriptions, Terminological Ontologies, Consistency Checking, Metadata
Creation and Harvesting, Ontology-driven Systems Integration, Ontology
- NLP Applications: Business Intelligence, Subjectivity and Sentiment
Analysis, QA systems, Event Detection, Named Entity and Event Detection,
Information Extraction, Summarization, NLP for Data Mining, NLP for Data
Warehouses, Plagiarism detection, Identity detection


Submission guidelines:
Authors should follow the LNCS format and submit their manuscripts in
pdf. Submissions can be full papers (12 pages maximum including
references), short papers (6 pages) or papers for a poster presentation
(4 pages): https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nldb2014
The programme committee may decide to accept some full papers as short
papers or poster contributions.
The Proceedings of NLDB 2014 will be published by Springer LNCS Series.
We plan to publish extended versions of a selection of the best papers
after the conference in the 'Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal' as
a special issue.


Important dates:
- Paper submission: February 10, 2014 [extended deadline]
- Notification of acceptance: March 24, 2014
- Camera-ready papers: April 7, 2014
- Conference: 18-20 June 2014


Conference Chair:
- Elisabeth Métais, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris,

Programme Committee Chairs:
- Mathieu Roche, Cirad, TETIS, France
- Maguelonne Teisseire, Irstea, TETIS, France

Programme Committee:
- Jacky Akoka, CNAM, France
- Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
- Nicolas Béchet, University Bretagne-Sud, France
- Johan Bos, Groningen University, The Netherlands
- Goss Bouma, Groningen University, The Netherlands
- Sandra Bringay, University Montpellier 3, France
- Philipp Cimiano, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
- Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, ESSEC, France
- Atefeh Farzindar, NLP Technologies Inc., Canada
- Vladimir Fomichov, National Research University Higher School of
Economics Russia
- Prószéky Gábor, MorphoLogic, Hungary
- Alexander Gelbukh, Mexican Academy of Science, Mexico
- Yaakov HaCohen-Kerner, Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel
- Dirk Heylen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Helmut Horacek, Saarland University, Germany
- Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Ashwin Ittoo, HEC Management School, Univ. of Liege, Belgium
- Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden
- Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, UK
- Sophia Katrenko, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
- Zoubida Kedad, Université de Versailles, France
- Eric Kergosien, TETIS and LIRMM, France
- Christian Kop, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
- Valia Kordoni, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
- Leila Kosseim, Concordia University, Canada
- Mathieu Lafourcade, University Montpellier 2, France
- Nadira Lammari, CNAM, France
- Jochen L. Leidner, Thomson Reuters, UK
- Johannes Leveling, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Deryle Lonsdale, Brigham Young Uinversity, USA
- Cédric Lopez, VISEO, Grenoble, France
- Heinrich C. Mayr, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
- Farid Meziane, Salford University, UK
- Luisa Mich, University of Trento, Italy
- Shamima Mithun, Concordia University, Canada
- Andres Montoyo, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
- Rafael Muñoz, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
- Guenter Neumann, DFKI, Germany
- Jan Odijk, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
- Pit Pichappan, Al Imam University, Saudi Arabia
- Pascal Poncelet, University Montpellier 2, France
- Violaine Prince, University Montpellier 2, France
- Shaolin Qu, Michigan State University, USA
- German Rigau, University of the Basque Country, Spain
- Yacine Rezgui, Cardiff University, UK
- Mike Rosner, University of Malta, Malta
- Patrick Saint-Dizier, CNRS-IRIT, France
- Mohamed Saraee, University of Salford, UK
- Khaled Shaalan, The British University in Dubai, UAE
- Samira Si-Said Cherfi, CNAM, France
- Max Silberztein, Université de Franche-Comté, France
- Veda Storey, Georgia State University, USA
- Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University Rochester, USA
- Bernhard Thalheim, Kiel University, Germany
- Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton, UK
- Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Wright State University, USA
- Juan Carlos Trujillo, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
- Christina Unger, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
- Alfonso Ureña-López, University of Jaén, Spain
- Sunil Vadera, University of Salford, UK
- Panos Vassiliadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
- Roland Wagner, Linz University, Austria
- René Witte, Concordia University, Canada
- Magdalena Wolska, Saarland University, Germany
- Erqiang Zhou, University of Electronic Science and Technology of