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We are happy to announce ICNLSP 2021, the fourth edition of the International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing. We hope we meet all together on November 12th, 13th 2021 in Trento, as the conference venue will be at University of Trento, if the sanitary conditions improve, otherwise it will be organized virtually.

Note that all accepted papers will be published in ACL Anthology. In addition, selected papers will be published in Signals and Communication Technology (Springer), which is indexed in Scopus.

We look forward to welcome you to ICNLSP 2021, hoping that it will be highly positive scientific event and wishing a happy time for all the participants.

Dr. Mourad Abbas                    Dr. Abed Alhakim Freihat
General Chair                            Chair


General Chair

Dr. Mourad Abbas                  


Dr. Abed Alhakim Freihat

Publicity Chair

Mohamed Lichouri

Program Committee

Ahmed Abdelali, QCRI, Qatar
Mohamed Afify, Microsoft, Egypt
Mansour Alghamdi, KACST, Saudi Arabia
Messaoud Bengherabi, CDTA, Algeria
Djamel Bouchaffra, CDTA, Algeria
Fayssal Bouarourou, University of Strasbourg, France
Markus Brückl, TU Berlin, Germany
Hadda Cherroun, Amar Telidji University, Algeria
Gérard Chollet, CNRS, France
Kareem Darwish, QCRI, Qatar
Najim Dehak, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mohamed Elfeky, Google Inc., USA
Mahmoud El-Haj, Lancaster University, UK
Ashraf Elnagar, University of Sharjah, UAE
Abed Alhakim Freihat, University of Trento, Italy
Nada Ghneim, Syrian Virtual University, Syria
Neil Glackin, Intelligent Voice, UK
Ahmed Guessoum, USTHB, Algeria
Mahmoud Gzawi, university of Lyon 2, France
Valia Kordoni, Humboldt University, Germany
Tomi Kinnunen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Eric Laporte, UPEM, France
Shang-Wen Li, Apple Inc., USA
Georges Linarès, University of Avignon, France
Shervin Malmasi, Harvard University, USA
Lluis Marquez, Amazon, Spain 
Mhamed Mataoui, EMP, Algeria
Mohammed Mediani, University of Adrar, Algeria
Fatiha Merazka, USTHB, Algeria
Hamdy Mubarak, QCRI, Qatar
Preslav Nakov, QCRI, Qatar
Alexis Neme, UPEM, France
Mourad Ouzzani, QCRI, Qatar
Ahmed Rafea, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Abdelmounaam Rezgui, New Mexico Tech, USA
Younes Samih, Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Hassan Satori, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abbdallah University, Morocco
Violetta Cavalli Sforza, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
Tim Schlippe, Silicon Surfer, Germany
Khaled Shaalan, The British University in Dubai, UAE
Otakar Smrz, Džám-e Džam Language Institute, Czech Republic
Rudolph Sock, Professor, University of Strasbourg, France
Irina Temnikova, QCRI, Qatar
Jan Trmal, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Stephan Vogel, QCRI, Qatar
Fayçal Ykhlef, CDTA, Algeria
Hasna Zaouali, University of Strasbourg, France

Organizing Committee

Gabor Bella, Univeristy of Trento
Mattia Fumagalli, Univeristy of Trento
Nandu C Nair, Univeristy of Trento
Olha Vozna, University of Trento
Mohammad Gharib, University of Florence
Moaz Reyad, University of Genoa

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline
Final paper submission deadline

The fourth edition of the International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing ICNLSP 2021, will be organized by the university of Trento. ICNLSP aims to attract contributions related to natural language and speech processing in basic theories and applications as well. Regular and posters sessions will be organized, in addition to keynotes presented by senior international researchers.
The second edition of NSURL workshop will be colocated with ICNLSP 2021.

Submission Topics

Authors are invited to present their work relevant to the topics of the conference.

The following list includes the topics of ICNLSP 2021 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
Text categorization
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Computational Social Web
Arabic dialects processing
Under-resourced languages: tools and corpora
New language models
Arabic OCR
Lexical semantics and knowledge representation
Requirements engineering and NLP
NLP tools for software requirements and engineering
Knowledge fundamentals
Knowledge management systems
Information extraction
Data mining and information retrieval
Machine translation


Submission Calls

Papers must be submitted via the online paper submission system Easychair.
Each submitted paper will be reviewed by three program committee members.
Authors can use the ACL format: Latex or Doc.
Authors have the choice to submit their papers as a full or short paper.
Long papers consist of up to 8 pages of content + references.
Short papers, up to 4 pages of content + references.

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Important Date
  • Conference Date

    Nov 12



    Nov 13


  • Jul 22 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Aug 12 2021

    Final Paper Deadline

  • Nov 13 2021

    Registration deadline

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