Appel: Deadline Extension, Fourth Workshop on Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jul 20 20:41:55 UTC 2012

Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:56:23 -0400 (EDT)
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Second Call for Papers and Deadline Extension
Fourth Workshop  On
Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages (CAASL4)

In conjunction with The tenth biennial conference of 
the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas 
(AMTA-2012)San Diego CA, USA
Thursday, November 1st, 2012

The Organizing Committee of the Fourth Workshop on Computational
Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages (CAASL4) invites proposals
for presentations at CAASL4.

Workshop Description

Three years after CAASL3, this workshop provides an opportunity for
developers and researchers in Academia, the industry, and government to
present their work, exchange ideas, and demonstrate systems that focus
on the challenging task of dealing with all aspects in natural language
processing for languages that use the Arabic script. It also provides an
opportunity to assess the progress that has been made since the third
workshop in 2009.

Authors are invited to submit papers on completed original research and
research in progress on any aspect of NLP for the Arabic Script-based

Papers should relate directly or indirectly to the following themes:

Statistical and rule-based machine translation 
Translation Aids
Evaluation Methods and Techniques of machine translation systems
Localization and multilingual information retrieval systems 
Shallow and deep parsing
Data driven approaches
Entity extraction
Tokenization and segmentation
Name matching 
Speech synthesis and recognition
Text to speech systems 
Semantic analysis
Knowledge Bases
Information retrieval 
Semantic web and inferences
Topic Detection and text summarization

Invites Speaker

Dr. Hassan Sawaf, Chief Scientist, Saic

Title of Presentation

"More than 20 years of Machine Translation of Arabic-Script Languages:
Overview of the History of Diverse Challenges in Research and

Workshop Dates and submission deadlines 

The workshop will be held on Thursday November 1st, 2012 from 9 – 5. 

Papers submission deadline: August 8st, 2012
Author notification: August 22, 2012
Camera Ready submissions due: September 3rdth, 2012

Submission Guidelines 

To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and
affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references.

Anonymous version to be uploaded at

Another copy with author information to be mailed to
alifarghaly at

Formatting Guidelines

Format for original papers is the same as for regular AMTA submissions:
papers should not be longer than 8 pages, including references and
AMTA Style files (Latex and MS Word) are available here:

Papers should present original, previously unpublished or under
consideration work.
Papers will be anonymously reviewed by three members of the program

Organizing Committee

Ali Farghaly and Farhard Oroumchian

Contact information for inquiries alifarghaly at

Program Committee 
Tim Buckwalter                             University of Maryland, USA
Sherri Condon                             MITRE, USA
Mona Diab                                   Columbia University, USA
Sarmad Hussain                          Center for Language Engineering, Pakistan 
Farhad Oroumchian                    University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Khaled Shaalan                           The British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ahmed Rafea                              The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Imed Zitouni                                IBM, USA
Azadeh Shakery                         University of Tehran, Iran
Abdelhadi Saudi                         École Nationale de    l'Industrie, Morocco
Emad Mohamed                         Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar 
Saad Khaan                               Rosetta Stone, USA
Mohamed Attia                           The British University in Dubai, UAE
Ashraf Elnagar                           University of Sharja, UAE
Ali Mohammad Zareh Bidoki      Yazd University. IranBehrouz Minaei Iran University of Science       
                          and Technolog, Iran
Gholamreza Ghassem-Sani           Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Ashraf Elnagar                               University of Sharja, UAE
Zaher Al Aghbari                             University of Sharja, UAE
Behrouz Minaei                               Iran University of Science and Technology 

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