Call For Papers

JapTAL 2012

JapTAL2012, the 8th International Conference on Natural Language Processing, Kanazawa, Japan - 22-24 October 2012 page)

We are pleased to invite participation in JapTAL2012 organised by the Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT).


The conference will take place in the city of Kanazawa, a leading tourist city where 7 million tourists visit every year. It was a great castle town ruled by an influential leader from the 17th century to the second half of the 19th century. Kanazawa has not suffered from any war devastation or big natural disaster up to now. Therefore, Kanazawa maintains rows of historical houses and inherits traditional handicrafts and traditional performing arts.

JapTAL is the eighth in the series of the TAL conferences, following IceTAL 2010 (Reykjavik, Iceland), GoTAL 2008 (Gothenburg, Sweden), FinTAL 2006 (Turku, Finland), EsTAL 2004 (Alicante, Spain), PorTAL 2002 (Faro, Portugal), VexTAL 1999 (Venice, Italy) and FracTAL 1997 (Besancon, France).

The main purpose of the TAL conference series is to bring together scientists representing linguistics, computer science and related fields, sharing a common interest in the advancement of computational linguistics and natural language processing.

The conference will consist of keynote talks, oral and poster presentations, invited sessions and workshops, on the applications and theory of natural language processing and related areas. It will provide excellent opportunities for the presentation of interesting new research results and discussion about them, leading to knowledge transfer and the generation of new ideas.


Papers are invited on recent, substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics and natural language and speech processing.

We welcome submissions both from academia and the industry on any topic that is of interest to the NLP community, encouraging research emphasizing multidisciplinary aspects of NLP and the interplay between linguistics, computer science and application domains such as biomedicine, communication systems, public services, and educational technology.

Important Date

Provisional deadlines - see website for confirmation.
Papers due: 29 June 2012
Notification of acceptance: 30 July 2012
Camera ready due: 14 August 2012