2nd CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
co-event with the Eighth Asian Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS-2012).
Friday, 21 December 2012 to Saturday, 22 December 2012
Submission Deadline: 
Saturday, 15 September 2012

Call for Papers

The 2nd CIPS-SIGHAN Joint Conference on Chinese Language Processing (CLP-2012)
Dec 20-21, 2012
Tianjin, China

Conference website: http://www.cipsc.org.cn/clp2012/index.html
Submission url: https://www.softconf.com/d/clp2012/

CLP-2012 is the second conference jointly organized by the Chinese
Language Processing Society of China (CIPS) and the ACL Special
Interest Group on Chinese Language Processing (SIGHAN). The first
conference, CLP-2010, was held on Aug 28-29, 2010 in Beijing, China,
in conjunction with COLING 2010. CLP2012, hosted by Tianjin
Univeristy, will be held on December 20-21, 2012 in Tianjin, China.

The goal of the conference is to provide a platform for researchers
around the world to present their research, share ideas, explore new
research directions, and advance the state-of-the-art in Chinese
language processing. The conference will also feature an international
bakeoff on four tracks: word segmentation on Chinese Mirco-blog data,
Chinese personal name disambiguation, simplified Chinese parsing, and
traditional Chinese parsing. More detail of the bakeoff can be found
at http://www.cipsc.org.cn/clp2012/bakeoff.html .

In addition, CLP-2012 is a co-event with the Eighth Asian
Information Retrieval Societies Conference (AIRS-2012). Please see
http://airs2012.tju.edu.cn/ for detail.

(1) Conference Topics

For CLP-2012, papers are invited on substantial, original, and
unpublished research on Chinese language processing.

In addition to traditional topics on Chinese language processing
(e.g., word segmentation, POS tagging, parsing, machine translation
from or to Chinese, IE, IR), we are particularly interested in
submissions that focus on Chinese language resources and evaluation
for Chinese language technologies, which include, but not limited to,

* Issues in the design, construction and use of Chinese Language
Resources: text, speech, multi-modality

* Methodologies and tools for Chinese language resource construction
and annotation

* Methodologies and tools for the extraction and acquisition of knowledge

* Ontologies and knowledge representation

* Terminology

* Chinese language resources in systems and applications such as:
information extraction, information retrieval, audio-visual and
multimedia search, machine translation, summarization, semantic
search, text mining, etc.

(2) Paper Submission

Papers should be written in English and the page limit is eight
pages of content PLUS up to two pages of references. All submissions
must be electronic in PDF and be formatted using the ACL 2012 style
files, which are available at http://www.acl2012.org/call/sub01.asp

Since paper reviewing will be blind, the submission must NOT include
authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that
reveal the author's identity, such as "We previously showed (Smith,
1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith
(1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do not conform to these
requirements will be rejected without review.

The deadline for submissions is 23:59 on September 15, 2012(Beijing
time). Submission should be electronic in PDF format only.

The url for paper submission is https://www.softconf.com/d/clp2012/

(3) Important Dates

Sep. 15, 2012 : Paper Submission deadline
Oct. 31, 2012 : Notification of acceptance
Nov. 20, 2012 : Camera-ready papers due
Dec. 20-21, 2012 : Main Conference

(4) Committee:

General chairs:
Sun, Le Chinese (Information Processing Society of China)
Chen, Hsin-His (SIGHAN & National Taiwan University)

Program chairs:
Zhu, Jingbo (Northeastern University)
Xia, Fei (University of Washington)
Wang, Hou feng (Peking University)

Publications chair:
Wang, Huizhen (Northeastern University)

Publicity chair:
Zhang, Chunliang (Northeastern University)

Local arrangements chair:
Hou, Yuexian (Tianjin University)

Program Committee (to be confirmed):
Hsin-Hsin Chen (National Taiwan Univ, Taiwan)
Jiajun Chen (Nanjin Univ, China)
Keh-Jiann Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Jinying Chen (BBN, USA)
Jianfeng Gao (Microsoft Research, USA)
Chu-Ren Huang (Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ, Hong Kong)
Donghong Ji (Wuhan Univ, China)
Heng Ji (City Univ of New York, USA)
Olivia Kwong (City Univ of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Juanzi Li (Tsinghua Univ, China)
Sujian Li (Peking Univ, China)
Mu Li (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
Chin-Yew Lin (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
Hongfei Lin (Dalian Univ. of Technology, China)
Ting Liu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
Yang Liu (Tsinghua Univ, China)
Zhanyi Liu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
Qin Lu (Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ, Hong Kong)
Yajuan Lv (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Shaoping Ma (Tsinghua Univ, China)
Jianjyn Nie (Univ of Montreal, Canada)
Xiaodong Shi (Xiamen Univ, China)
Keh-Yih Su (Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan)
Zhifang Sui (Peking Univ, China)
Bing Sun (Peking Univ, China)
Maosong Sun (Tsinghua Univ, China)
Xiaojun Wan (Peking Univ, China)
Bin Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Xiaojie Wang (Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Kam-Fai Wong (City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Hua Wu (Baidu, China)
Yunfang Wu (Peking Univ, China)
Yunqing Xia (Tsinghua Univ, China)
Deyi Xiong (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Jinan Xu (Beijng Jiaotong Univ, China)
Nianwen Xue (Brendeis Univ, USA)
Muyun Yang (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
Kun Yu (Univ of Tokyo, Japan)
Weidong Zhan (Peking Univ, China)
Dongdong Zhang (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
Min Zhang (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Yujie Zhang (NICT, Japan)
Hai Zhao (Shanghai Jiaotong Univ, China)
Jun Zhao (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Guodong Zhou (Soochow Univ, China)
Ming Zhou (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
Chengqing Zong (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)