Gold Sponsors
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Managment, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS)


Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)


Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP)
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thailand
Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL), Thailand
Chiangmai Rajabhat University, Thailand
Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thailand

Call for Tutorial Proposals

The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP2011)
November 8-13, 2011
Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing ( The conference will take place in Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, on November 8-13, 2011. The tutorials will be held on Tuesday, November 8.

Proposals for tutorials on all topics in the general area of natural language processing are solicited. In addition to tutorial proposals on fundamental areas of computational linguistics, we encourage cross-disciplinary tutorials that introduce recent advances in machine learning, statistics, data mining, information retrieval or speech processing that are relevant to the natural language processing community. We also specifically solicit tutorials which address language processing techniques and issues for lesser-studied languages.


Proposals for tutorials should include:

  1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the NLP community (not more than 2 pages).
  2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (including a coffee break). In very exceptional cases, six-hour tutorial slots could be made available as well.
  3. A sample (and preferably all, if available) of the slides and any other material that will be used for the tutorial.
  4. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including a brief resume and a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
  5. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.
  6. A description of any special requirements for technical equipment and services (e.g., Internet access, multiple projectors/screens, additional desktops or laptops).

All components of the proposal, except perhaps the course material sample, should be submitted together as either a single text or a single pdf file. The (sample) course material can be made available via a web site for download by us, if the size is large for e-mail.

The subject line should be: "IJCNLP 2011: TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".


     1) Proposals will not be accepted by regular mail or fax.
     2) You will receive an email confirmation from us that your proposal has been received. If you do not
         receive this confirmation 24 hours after sending the proposal, please contact us personally using


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by June 24, 2011, and must then provide the brief descriptions and outlines of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by July 22, 2011. The descriptions and outlines should be in ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site. Tutorial speakers must provide the final tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by September 16, 2011.


Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: May 20, 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 24, 2011
Tutorial descriptions due: July 22, 2011
Tutorial course material due: September 16, 2011
Tutorial date: November 8, 2011


  • Kantaro Inui, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Wei Gao, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Dawei Song, Robert Gordon University, UK