NLPCC 2017 Call For Participation:The Sixth CCF Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing(NLPCC 2017) & Tutorials (CCF ADL 86)

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2017-09-07

November 8-12, 2017, Dalian, China

About the NLPCC Conference

The conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese Computing (NLPCC) is the annual meeting of the CCF TCCI (Technical Committee of Chinese Information, China Computer Federation). NLPCC is a leading international conference specialized in the fields of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Chinese Computing (CC). It serves as a main forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to share their ideas, research results and experiences, and to promote their research and technical innovations in the fields. Previous NLPCC conferences were successfully held in Beijing (2012), Chongqing (2013), Shenzhen (2014), Nanchang (2015), and Kunming (2016).

China Computer Federation is pleased to announce that the meeting will take place in Dalian, China, from November 8th to 12th, 2017.

Today, NLP and CC technologies are among the most active research and development areas due to rapid advancement of the Internet as well as the worldwide proliferation of mobile devices and social media. The fields are facing many new challenges arisen from intelligent applications and big data, such as business intelligence, social analytics, etc. NLPCC 2017 will focus on Fundamental Research in Language Computing, Multi-Lingual Access, NLP Data Science/Text Mining, Machine Learning for NLP, Knowledge Graph/IE/QA, NLP for social network, Information Retrieval, Conversational Bot/Summarization/Discourse as well as the Applications of Language Computing.

NLPCC 2017 will feature keynote speakers Prof. Mirella Lapata (Professor, the University of Edinburgh, UK), Dr. Jianfeng Gao (Partner Research Manager at Microsoft AI and Research, Redmond, USA), Dr. Noah Smith (University of Washington), and Dr. Hua Wu (Baidu Inc., China). NLPCC Tutorials/CCF ADL 86 will be delivered by Dr. Rui Yan (Professor, Peking University), Dr. Nan Duan (Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia), Dr. Jun Xu (Professor, ICT, CAS), Prof. Deyi Xiong (Professor, Soochow University), Dr. Jianfeng Gao (Partner Research Manager at Microsoft AI and Research, Redmond, USA) and Dr. Xing Xie (Senior Research Manager, Microsoft Research Asia).

Events

NLPCC 2017 Conference has arranged keynotes, ADL/tutorials, poster/demo, and industry expo, as well as multi-track sessions of research paper reports.

NLPCC 2017 tutorials, held as CCF ADL 86 (Advanced Disciplines Lectures), will feature domestic and international specialists to give six lectures/tutorials in three days on Question Answering, Chat Bot and Natural Language Understanding.

Student Workshop, CCF Open Funding Project Workshop and Technical Evaluation Workshop will be held with NLPCC 2017 conference.

For additional information, please visit the NLPCC 2017 Website: http://tcci.ccf.org.cn/conference/2017/index.php .

u Organizer: China Computer Federation (CCF)

u Hosts:

l Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

l State Key Laboratory of Digital Publishing, Founder Group, China

u Conference Venue: Dalian International Finance Conference Center, Dalian, China.

u Schedule: Nov. 8-12, 2017

l Tutorials /CCF Advanced Disciplines Lectures (ADL 86): Nov. 8-10, 2017, DUT International Convention Center

l Main Conference: Nov. 11-12, 2017, Dalian International Finance Conference Center

u Sponsors:

l Diamond Sponsors: Global Tone Communication Technology, Tencent

l Platinum Sponsors: Microsoft Research, Baidu, Vpark, GridSum, Toutiao, Sougou, Naturali, XINHUAZHIYUN

l Golden Sponsors: Intel, YaTrans, Lenovo.

Awards & Grants:

The Best Paper (sponsored by Microsoft Research) and Best Student Paper Awards (sponsored by AFNLP) of NLPCC 2017, as well as Test of Time Award of NLPCC (sponsored by Springer) will be selected independently by the Best Paper Award Committee.

NLPCC 2017 will provide a limited number of Travel Grants and Industrial Demo Grants to scholars and industrial participants:

u All authors who have submitted to NLPCC 2017 are eligible to apply for the Travel Grants to attend NLPCC 2017. Priority will be given to applicants from west or middle regions of China.

u In addition, scholars or students who have published (or have papers accepted), as first author, in the leading international conferences or journals within the last 12 months, are eligible to apply to Grants for Free Registration of NLPCC 2017.

u All the participants attending the Industrial Expo of NLPCC 2017 are eligible to apply to the Expo Grants. The grants will provide free booth and exhibition registration to selected participant(s) who will demonstrate outstanding novel technology or product.

u Eligible applicants are encouraged to submit their grant application forms (http://tcci.ccf.org.cn/conference/2017/newinfo.php) after completing their Early-bird registration for NLPCC 2017.

Contacts: nlpcc@pku.edu.cn or zhaody@pku.edu.cn .

Registration Cost and Discount:

You can register from now on through the NLPCC 2017 Registration website (http://59.108.48.38/nlpcc2017/index.php). Early registrations are preferred and recommended:

Registration & Payment Date

Registration Types

NLPCC 2017 Only

Tutorials (ADL 86) Only

Both NLPCC 2017 & Tutorials (ADL 86)

RMB

USD

RMB

USD

RMB

USD

Before Oct. 10, 2017

Students

1200

200

2500

400

2700

440

CCF Members

2000

330

2500

400

3500

570

Non-CCF Members

2300

380

3000

480

4300

700

Oct. 11-Nov.1, 2017

Students

1500

250

2500

400

3700

600

CCF Members

2500

400

2500

400

4700

770

Non-CCF Members

2800

450

3000

480

5300

850

After Nov.2, 2017,

Or

On Site

Students

1500

250

4000

650

5300

850

CCF Members

2500

400

4000

650

6300

1000

Non-CCF Members

2800

450

4000

650

6600

1050

Notes:

1. CCF Member, indicates the members of China Computer Federation (CCF).

2. In order to be included in the proceedings, each accepted paper must have at least one independent Full Registration (CCF Member or Non-CCF Member Registration) and make the payment before October 6, 2017. One full registration can cover one paper only.

3. Students who do not intent to cover an accepted paper, can select "Student" as registrant type in the Registration website.

4. CCF member should provide your membership ID in the Registration website. No discount will apply without a valid membership ID.

5. All attendees are highly encouraged to complete the Online Registration and make payment before October 10, 2017, to enjoy the discount of Early-bird Registration.

6. Discounts (as listed in the above table) for the Joint Registrations of NLPCC 2017 and Tutorials (ADL 86) cannot be combined with other ADL discounts.

7. Eligible Travel Grant applicants should register and pay the fees by October 10, 2017, and submit the grant application forms to nlpcc@pku.edu.cn, which can be downloaded from the website:

 http://tcci.ccf.org.cn/conference/2017/newinfo.php

Registration Fee Payment:

You need to choose one of the following ways to pay the registration fee:

1. You are encouraged to make your payment online in the NLPCC 2017 Registration website. VISA, Master and JCB cards as well as UnionPay bank cards/credit cards, are accepted.

2. You can also make your payment by bank transfer (RMB Only). Here is bank information:

Account Name/Bank Holder Name:中国计算机学会(China Computer Federation)

Account Number: 0109 0519 5001 2010 9702 028

Bank Name: 北京银行北京大学支行(Peking University Branch, Beijing Bank)

The transfer should be noted as following: attendee name + NLPCC2017.

3. On-site registration and payment (have no discount, and maybe can not get the invoice on-site).

Industry and Technology Demo Registration:

NLPCC 2017 will provide Demo Booths for Industry and Technology Demo. Innovation Demonstrations including applications and technical demos are warmly welcomed.

Registration of Industry and Technology Demo can be applied by email to ZHAO Dongyan: zhaody@pku.edu.cn. The registration fee is USD 1000 (or RMB 5000) per Demo Booth. The following information should be included in the Registration email: Name of Contact, Company Name, Company Address, Postcode, Invoice Title, Invoice Content, and Mobile/Phone Number.

The registration fee should be paid by bank transfer. The bank information is the same as above, and the transfer should be noted as: company name + NLPCC2017.

Contacts:

NLPCC 2017 (and Tutorials/ADL 86) Registration: JIA Aixia jiaaixia@pku.edu.cn

Industrial Demo Registration: ZHAO Dongyan zhaody@pku.edu.cn

Others: nlpcc@pku.edu.cn

More information will be provided on the conference website.

China Computer Federation (CCF)

CCF Technical Committee of Chinese Information (TCCI)

NLPCC 2017 Organization Committee

September 7, 2017