Arabic Language Technology International Conference (ALTIC) 2011 Second Call for Papers (October 9-10, 2011).
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ALTIC is organized by the Arabic Language Technology Center (ALTEC) which is an Egyptian Non-profit Organization aiming at promoting applications of Human Language Technologies for Arabic and strengthening linkage between academia and industry in this area nationally and internationally. ALTEC is governed by a Board of Trustees from Academia and Industry. The members of the board are:
Dr. Aly Fahmy, Cairo University, President
Dr. Ossama Emam, IBM-Egypt, Vice President
Dr. Mohamed Afify, Orange-Egypt, Treasurer
Dr. Mohsen Rashwan, RDI, Member and Executive Director
Dr. Mohamed Waleed Fakhr, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime, Member
Dr. Sherif Abdou, Cairo University, Member
Dr. Ahmed Rafea, American University in Cairo, Member
This conference is a continuation of two previous conferences organized by the Network for Euro-Mediterranean Language Resources project (NEMLR) and MEDAR project which was an extension of NEMLAR project. The purpose of this third Arabic Language Technology International Conference (ALTIC) is to bring together researchers, engineers. Linguists, and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of Arabic language. The conference has seven main tracks, covering different aspects of human language technologies with emphasis on Arabic language.
ALTIC focuses on real world applications; therefore authors should highlight the benefits of their work for industry and services, in addition to academic applications. Ideas on how to enhance different information and knowledge systems, using human language technology, will arise from the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Both technological and social-oriented papers are accepted. All papers must describe original work, not previously published or submitted to another conference. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ALTIC. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome.
Special sessions will be held to:
- Discuss the results of the first ALTEC competition on ALTEC Information Retrieval (IR) Evaluation Competition,
- Discuss the results of the first Arabic Handwritten and Printed Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Competition, and
- Present and discuss the outcomes of the study conducted by ALTEC to develop a Road Map for Arabic Language Technology Development in Egypt and the Arab Region.
|AREA 1: Text Processing
AREA 3: Speech Processing
AREA 5: Information Retrieval (IR)
|AREA 2: Text Mining
AREA 4: Machine Translation
AREA 6: Optical Character Recognition
AREA 7: Education and Special Needs