Call for papers for the Doctoral Symposium

The Spanish Society for Natual Language Processing (SEPLN) organizes a Doctoral Symposium within the SEPLN 2015 conference. It will provide doctoral students investigating topics in natural language processing with a unique opportunity to have interaction with other researchers and receive feedback regarding their proposed research.

We invite doctoral students to submit short papers (6 pages) describing his/her thesis proposal. The paper should be authored only by the student and its format should follow the SEPLN guidelines.  The submitted paper will be the basis for detailed discussions at the Doctoral Symposium. To get the most out of the discussion, the paper should include:

  • Motivation for the proposed research.
  • Background and related work (including key references).
  • Description of proposed research, including main research questions.
  • Research methodology and proposed experiments (where appropriate).
  • Specific research issues for discussion at the Doctoral Symposium.


Doctoral Students are encouraged to their communications related to any language technology topic including but not limited to the following:

  • Linguistic, mathematic and psycholinguistic models of language.
  • Machine learning in NLP.
  • Computational lexicography and terminology.
  • Corpus linguistics.
  • Development of linguistic resources and tools.
  • Grammars and formalisms for morphological and syntactic analysis.
  • Semantics, pragmatics and discourse.
  • Lexical ambiguity resolution.
  • Monolingual and multilingual text generation.
  • Machine translation.
  • Speech synthesis and recognition.
  • Dialogue systems.
  • Audio indexing.
  • Monolingual and multilingual information extraction and retrieval.
  • Question answering systems.
  • Evaluation of NLP systems.
  • Automatic textual content analysis.
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining.
  • Plagiarism detection.
  • Negation and speculation processing.
  • Text mining in blogosphere and social networks.
  • Text summarization.
  • Image retrieval.
  • NLP in biomedical domain.NLP-based generation of teaching resources.
  • NLP for languages with limited resources.
  • NLP industrial applications.

Selection of contributions

Papers for the Doctoral Symposium will be selected based on their quality and the potential of their research for future impact on the field of natural language processing.  The selected papers will not be published in the second issue of the journal "Procesamiento de Lenguaje Natural". Instead, they will be published in the electronic version of the conference proceedings. Therefore, doctoral students who submit a paper to the Doctoral Symposium are permitted and encouraged to submit an extended version of their research for the plenary conference.

Important dates

Deadline for full papers, demos, projects and doctoral symposium: March  27 2015

Notifications: May 1 2015

Camera Ready: May 15 2015

Conference: September 16-18 2015

Workshops y Tutorials: 14-15 de septiembre de 2015.

Contact information

All information related to the conference can be found in the Web page of SEPLN 2015, for any question the contact page can be used.