Third call for papers: 2nd International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
National Library
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 to Thursday, 26 April 2018
Contact Email: 
Dr. Mourad Abbas
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 18 December 2017

Welcome to ICNLSP 2018 (, an IEEE technically co-sponsored conference. It is the second edition of the International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing. The first edition ICNLSP 2015 ( was held in Algiers on October 2015.

ICNLSP 2018 invites papers discussing the science and technology related to speech and natural language, regardless of the language studied, however works on Arabic and its dialects are encouraged.

In addition to regular papers representing finished work, position papers describing ongoing research are also appreciated.

The following list includes the topics of ICNLSP 2018 but not limited to:

Signal processing, acoustic modeling
Architecture of speech recognition system
Deep learning for speech recognition
Analysis of speech
Paralinguistics in Speech and Language
Pathological speech and language
Speech coding
Speech comprehension
Speech Translation
Speech synthesis
Speaker and language identification
Phonetics, phonology and prosody
Cognition and natural language processing
Information retrieval
Text categorization
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Computational Social Web
Arabic dialects processing
Under-resourced languages: tools and corpora
New language models
Arabic OCR


- Lluis Marquez, Principal scientist, QCRI, Qatar
- Gérard Chollet, Emeritus CNRS researcher, France
- Djamel Bouchaffra, Professor, CDTA, Algeria

Program Committee
Chair: Mourad Abbas
Mourad Abbas Researcher, CRSTDLA, Algeria
Ahmed Abdelali Researcher, QCRI, Qatar
Mohamed Afify Researcher, Microsoft, Egypt
Mansour Alghamdi Professor, KACST, Saudi Arabia
Farah Benamara Zitoune, Associate Professor, Paul Sabatier Univ., France
Daoud Berkani Professor, ENP, Algeria
Djamel Bouchaffra Professor, CDTA, Algeria
Youcef Chibani Professor, USTHB, Algeria
Gérard Chollet Emeritus researcher,CNRS, France
Kareem Darwish Researcher, QCRI, Qatar
Mohamed Elfeky Researcher, Google Inc., USA
Ahmed Guessoum Professor, USTHB, Algeria
Valia Kordoni Associate professor, Humboldt University, Germany
Eric Laporte Professor, UPEM, France
Georges Linarès Professor, University of Avignon, France
Walid Magdy Associate professor, University of Edinburgh, UK
Lluis Marquez Researcher, QCRI, Qatar
Preslav Nakov Researcher, QCRI, Qatar
Ahmed Rafea Professor, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Khaled Shaalan Professor, The British University in Dubai, UAE
Otakar Smrz Researcher, Džám-e Džam Language Institute, Czech Republic
Rudolph Sock Professor, University of Strasbourg, France
Stephan Vogel Researcher, QCRI, Qatar
Marcos Zampieri Researcher, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Important dates

Submission deadline: 18 December 2017
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2018
Camera-ready paper due: 28 February 2018
Conference dates: 25, 26 April 2018