5th International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing – SLSP 2017

Date: October 23-25, 2017
Venue: Le Mans, France

Organized by:
Computer Science Lab (LIUM)
University of Le Mans
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Conference URL: http://grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2017/ 


SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellent research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large, well-known conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between subdomains and people will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2017, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.


SLSP 2017 will take place in Le Mans, in the region Pays de la Loire, a city with well-preserved Gallo-Roman remnants. The venue will be:

Claude Chappe Informatics Institute
University of Le Mans
Avenue Laënnec
72085 Le Mans Cedex 9


The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical models (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

– anaphora and coreference resolution
– authorship identification, plagiarism and spam filtering
– computer-aided translation
– corpora and language resources
– data mining and semantic web
– information extraction
– information retrieval
– knowledge representation and ontologies
– lexicons and dictionaries
– machine translation
– multimodal technologies
– natural language understanding
– neural representation of speech and language
– opinion mining and sentiment analysis
– parsing
– part-of-speech tagging
– question-answering systems
– semantic role labelling
– speaker identification and verification
– speech and language generation
– speech recognition
– speech synthesis
– speech transcription
– spelling correction
– spoken dialogue systems
– term extraction
– text categorisation
– text summarisation
– user modeling


SLSP 2017 will consist of:

– invited talks
– peer-reviewed contributions
– posters


Robert Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield, UK)
Keikichi Hirose (University of Tokyo, JP)
Gareth Jones (Dublin City University, IE)
Tomi Kinnunen (University of Eastern Finland, FI)
Elizabeth D. Liddy (Syracuse University, US)
Xunying Liu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)
Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP)
Marie-Francine Moens (KU Leuven, BE)
Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, QA)
Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University, DE)
Holger Schwenk (Facebook, FR)
Phil Woodland (University of Cambridge, UK)
Walid Aransa (Le Mans)
Adrien Bardet (Le Mans)
Abdessalam Bouchekif (Le Mans)
Fethi Bougares (Le Mans)
Nathalie Camelin (Le Mans)
Yannick Estève (Le Mans, co-chair)
Mercedes García Martínez (Le Mans)
Sahar Ghannay (Le Mans)
Anthony Larcher (Le Mans)
Antoine Laurent (Le Mans)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Salima Mdhaffar (Le Mans)
Manuel J. Parra Royón (Granada)
Simon Petitrenaud (Le Mans)
David Silva (London)
Natalia Tomashenko (Le Mans)
Kévin Vythelingum (Le Mans)

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices, references, proofs, graphics, etc.) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag’s LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).
Submissions have to be uploaded to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsp2017


A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


The registration form can be found at: http://grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2017/Registration.php


Paper submission: June 11, 2017
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: July 11, 2017
Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNAI proceedings: July 21, 2017
Early registration: July 21, 2017
Late registration: October 9, 2017
Submission to the journal special issue: January 25, 2018

SLSP 2017
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain
– Université du Maine
– Universitat Rovira i Virgili