Egypt - INFOS 2008

Ali Farghaly alifarghaly at
Fri Nov 16 21:34:21 UTC 2007

INFOS 2008: The 6th International Conference on Informatics and Systems

                 Special Track On Natural Language Processing

                                      27 – 28 March, 2008
                                         Cairo, Egypt

Natural language processing research is gaining much interest from
many parties such as researchers from academia, industry, and
government developers, practitioners, and users. The goal of this
track session(s) is to provide the participants with an opportunity to
exchange ideas, approaches and implementations of computational
systems, to highlight the common challenges faced by all
practitioners, to assess the state of the art in the field, and to
identify promising areas for future collaborative research in the
development of NLP resources and systems.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics covered by the track:
* Ontologies and linguistic resources (corpora, electronic
dictionaries, treebanks, etc.)
* Transliteration, transcription and diacritization
* Part of speech tagging
* Morphological analysis and generation
* Shallow and deep parsing
* Machine translation
* Word sense and syntactic disambiguation
* Semantic analysis
* Information retrieval
* Information extraction
* Question answering
* Text clustering and classification
* Text summarization
* Text and web content  mining
* Named entity recognition
* Arabic script-based language processing

Invited Speaker
Prof. Ali Farghaly, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Text Group,
Oracle USA, CA, and Adjunct Professor of Arabic Linguistics, Monterey
Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA, USA.

Track Chair
Prof. Khaled Shaalan (Faculty of Computers & Information, Cairo
University, Egypt)

Program Committee

Nahed Aboelhassan (Brandeis University, USA)
Fawaz Al-Anzi (Kuwait University, Kuwait)
Ibrahim Alkharashi (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology,
Saudi Arabia)
Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Achraf Chalabi (Sakhr, Egypt)
Chia-Hui Chang (National Central University, Taiwan)
Kareem Darwish (Cairo University, Egypt)
Mona Diab (Columbia University, USA)
Joseph Dichy (Université Lumière-Lyon 2, France)
Ahmed Guessoum (Freelance Consultant, Algeria)
Nizar Habash (Columbia University, USA)
Lamia Hadrich Belguith (Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of
Sfax, Tunisia)
Sattar Izwaini (Abu Dhabi University, UAE)
Mohammed Kayed (Beni-Sueif University, Egypt)
Shereen khoja (Pacific University, USA)
Petra Maier-Meyer (FAST, Germany)
Farid Meziane (Salford University, UK)
Ruslan Mitkov  (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Farhad Oroumchian (University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE)
Ahmed Rafea (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Doaa Samy (Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain)
Otakar Smrz (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Abdelhadi Soudi (Ecole Nationale de l'Industrie Minérale, Morocco)
Hissam Tawfik (Liverpool Hope University, UK)
Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Imed Zitouni (IBM, USA)

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Important Dates

Full Paper submission due:  30 December 2007
Notification of acceptance:    30 January 2008
Camera ready submissions:  15 February 2008

For Further Information
Prof. Khaled Shaalan, kshaalan at 28 March, 2008
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