ANLP, Special Track, FLAISR-31

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Applied Natural Language Processing




Special Track at 
the 30th International FLAIRS Conference
In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)


Melbourne, Florida, USA
May 21-23, 2018
Paper submission deadlineNovember 20, 2017
Notifications sent by: January 22, 2018
Camera Ready paper due: February 26, 2018

Organizers and Chairs:

Fazel Keshtkar, ST JOHN'S University []

Chutima Boonthum-Denecke, Hamtone University, []

Call for Papers

What is ANLP?

The track on Applied Natural Language Processing is a forum for researchers working in natural language processing(NLP)/computational linguistics(CL) and related areas. 

The rapid pace of development of online materials, most of them in textual form or text combined

 with other media (visual, audio), has led to a revived interest for tools capable to understand, 

organize and mine those materials. Novel human-computer interfaces, for instance talking heads,

 can benefit from language understanding and generation techniques with big impact on user 

satisfaction. Moreover, language can facilitate human-computer interaction for the handicapped 

(no typing needed) and elderly leading to an ever increasing user base for computer systems.

Goal of ANLP

The goal of the ANLP track is to inform researchers as to current project 

and studies that identify, investigate, and (begin to) resolve issues that 

relate to human/computer language interaction.

Who might be interested?

Papers and contributions on traditional basic and applied language processing issues are

 welcome as well as novel challenges to the NLP/CL community: BioNLP, spam filtering,

 security, multilingual processing, learning environments, Educational Data Mining,

 Learning Analytics Knowledge, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Dialog Systems, Big Data,

 multimodal communication, etc. We also encourage papers in information retrieval, 

speech processing, Data Mining, and machine learning that present novel approaches

 that can benefit from or have an impact on NLP/CL.


We invite highly original papers that describe work in, but not limited to, 

the following areas:

·         NL-based representations and knowledge systems

·         Lexical Semantics

·         Syntax

·         Co-reference Resolution

·         Word Sense Disambiguation

·         Text Cohesion and Coherence

·         Educational Data Mining

·         Learning Analytics Knowledge

·         Tutoring and Dialoge Systems

·         Dialogue Management Systems

·         Language Generation

·         Language Models

·         Human Computer Interfaces –

·         Multimodal human-computer communication

·         Human-computer communication channel for handicapped and elderly

·         NL in Learning Environments

·         Machine Learning applied to NL problems

·         Multilingual Processing

·         Standardization, Language Resources, Corpora Building and Annotation Languages

·         Semantic Web, Ontologies, Reasoning

·         Semantic Similarity Metrics

·         Applications: Machine Translation, Information Retrieval, Summarization, Intelligent

·         Tutoring, Question Answering, Information Extraction and others

·         Other related topics

Note: We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, 

in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the 

reviewing process).


Submission Guidelines

Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines

The papers should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another 

conference while in review). Papers should not exceed 6 pages (2 pages for a poster) and are due

 by November 21st, 2016. For FLAIRS-30, the 2017 conference, the reviewing is a double blind 

process. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to provide 

double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference 

system, which can be accessed through the main conference web site (

 Note: do not use a fake name for your EasyChair login - your EasyChairaccount information is

 hidden from reviewers. Authors should indicate the ANLP special track for submissions. 

The proceedings of FLAIRS will bepublished by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be

 required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. FLAIRS requires that

 there be at least one full author registration per paper.

Please, check the website for further information.

Conference Proceedings

Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the

 conference proceedings, which will be published by AAAI Press. 

Organizing Committee

Fazel Keshtkar, ST JOHN'S University []

Chutima Boonthum-Denecke, Hamtone University, []

Program Committee

Eric Bell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Chutima Boonthum, Hampton University, USA

Nicoletta Calzolari, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Italy

Asif Ekbal, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa, Canada

Fazel Keshtkar, ST JOHN'S University, USA

Xiaofei Lu, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Nobal Niraula, University of Memphis, USA

Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Vasile Rus University of Memphis, USA

Michael Wiegand, Saarland University, Germany

Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA

Fatiha Sadat, UQAM, Canada

Boyi Xie, Columbia University, USA

Aminul Islam, Dal House Univesity, Canada

Rajendra Banjade, University of Memphis, USA

Rebeca Cerezo, University of Oviedo, Spain 

Verena Henrich, IBM Research & Development GmBh,  Germany

Further Information

 Questions regarding the Applied Natural Language Processing Special Track should 

be addressed to the track co-chairs:

 Fazel Keshtkar, ST JOHN'S University,

Chutima Boonthum-Deneck,Hamtone University,


 Questions regarding Special Tracks should be addressed to:

Conference Chair:

Zdravko Markov, Central Connecticut State University, USA 


Program Co-Chairs:

Keith Brawner, Army Research Laboratory, USA 


Vasile Rus, The University of Memphis, USA 


Special Tracks Coordinator:

Roman Barták, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (


Invited Speakers: TBA

Conference Web Sites

  •  Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at 


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