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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Hong Kong: Language Technology for the Knowledge-based Economy, at (ICCPOL 2009) -- CFP

Call for Papers
Language Technology for the Knowledge-based Economy

The 22nd International Conference on the
Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (ICCPOL 2009)
Hong Kong, March 26-27, 2009
(Website: http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~iccpol09 )

Hosted by
Chinese and Oriental Languages Computer Society (COLCS) 

Organized by
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
City University of Hong Kong

Supported by
Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP) (to be confirmed)
Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Centre for Language Technology, Macquarie University, Australia 

Publication Sponsor 
LNCS/LNAI Series, Springer (To be confirmed)

The International Conference on the Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (ICCPOL) series is a regular international conference supported by the Chinese and Oriental Languages Society (COLCS), an international society founded in 1975. Recent ICCPOLs have been held in Hong Kong (1997), Tokushima, Japan (1999), Seoul, Korea (2001), Shenyang, China (2003), and Singapore (2006). This conference will be the 22nd gathering.

The conference serves as an international forum for linguists, computer scientists, information engineers and system users with interests in the computer processing and understanding of Oriental languages. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

	Cross- and multilingual information processing 
	Text input methods 
	Document analysis and character recognition 
	Natural language processing 
	Machine translation 
	Information retrieval and extraction 
	Question-answering 
	Text Summarization 
	Multilingual computing 
	Speech recognition and synthesis 
	Language resources and evaluation 
	Text mining and knowledge discovery
	Web-based applications 
	E-commerce, education and entertainment
Original papers presenting innovative ideas, design principles, theoretical analysis, implementation techniques, programming concepts, and experimental results are solicited.

The proceedings of the conference are planned to be published as a volume in the Springer LNCS/LNAI series. All submissions must therefore be formatted in accordance with the standard Springer style sheets ([LaTeX] [Microsoft Word]) and should be no more than 10 pages in length. Submissions should be in PDF format. Papers should be submitted electronically via: http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~iccpol09.

Selected best papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the International Journal in Computer Processing of Languages (IJCPOL).

Important Dates
Paper submission:  September 19, 2008
Notification:  November 17, 2008
Camera Ready: December 29, 2008
Date of Conference: March 26-27, 2009.

Authors should specify a preference for ORAL or POSTER presentation.

For more information about paper submission, please contact the Program Committee Co-chairs: Dr. Wenjie Li at cswjli at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk or Dr. Diego Molla at diego at ics dot mq dot edu dot au dot 

Honorary Chairs:
    Bonnie Dorr, University of Maryland, USA (2008 President, ACL) [to be invited]
    Jong Hyeok Lee, POSTECH, Korea (President, COLCS)
    Elizabeth D. Liddy, Syracuse University, USA (Chair, ACM SIGIR) [to be invited]
    Jun-Ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo Japan (President, AFNLP) 

Conference Co-Chairs:
    Qin Lu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia

Program Co-Chairs:
    Wenjie Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Diego Molla, Macquarie University, Australia

Local Organization Chair
    Grace Ngai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Publication Chair
    Chunyu Kit, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Website: http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~iccpol09