Appel: 2nd Int'l Conf. on Arabic Resources and Tools

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jan 23 14:22:46 UTC 2009

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:42:22 +0100
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The second international conference on Arabic Language Resources and
Tools is organised by the MEDAR consortium in Cairo, Egypt.
The conference is held under the auspices of the Egyptian minister of
CIT, Dr. Tarek Kamel MEDAR (Mediterranean Arabic Language and Speech
Technology) is a follow-up of NEMLAR, and is supported by the European
Commission.  Conference web site:

Dates: 22-23 April 2009.

The Scientific Programme will include invited talks, oral and poster
presentations, referenced demonstrations and panels.

Abstract submission
Submission page:
The conference will be using an electronic submission tool. It is 
available at the conference website.
Abstracts should be 800-1000 words. Please read the guidelines.

    * Important dates:Submission of proposals for papers, posters, 
referenced demos: 30 January 2009
    * Notification of acceptance: 9 March 2009
    * Final versions for the proceedings: 6 April 2009

NB. There will be no extension of deadlines!

The proceedings of the conference will include both normal papers, 
poster papers and papers that go with a demonstration.
Proceedings will be electronic, but the abstracts will be printed.

Internet connections and various computer platforms and facilities
will be available at the conference site. In addition to referenced
demos concerning LRs and related tools, it will be possible to run
unreferenced demos of language processing products, systems and
tools. You should contact us (details posted on if
this opportunity interests you.

Tutorials Tutorials will be organised before the conference. Please
check the conference website.

    * Conference programme committee
    * Bente Maegaard, CST, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    * Khalid Choukri, ELDA, Paris, France (co-chair)
    * Mansour Al-Ghamdi, King Abdulaziz City for Science and
      Technology, Saudi Arabia
    * Ibrahim Al-Kharashi, King Abdulaziz City for Science and
      Technology, Saudi Arabia
    * Chris Cieri, LDC, USA
    * Mona Diab, Columbia University, USA
    * Ossama Emam, IBM Egypt
    * Nizar Habash, Columbia University, USA
    * Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    * Chafik Mokbel, University of Balamand, Tripoli, Lebanon
    * Abdelhak Mouradi, ENSIAS, University of Mohammed V Soussi,
      Rabat, Morocco
    * Mohsen Rashwan, Cairo University, Egypt
    * Mustafa Yaseen, Amman University, Jordan

    * Organising Committee
    * Mohsen Rashwan, Cairo University, Egypt
    * Mohamed Attia, RDI, Cairo, Egypt
    * Hélène Mazo, ELDA, France
    * Dorte Haltrup Hansen, CST, University of Copenhagen

For more information about MEDAR and NEMLAR, please check our website
or contact:

Bente Maegaard (co-ordinator)
Tel: + 45 35 32 90 90
Fax: + 45 35 32 90 89
Email: nemlar at

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