Call For Papers

The International Conference on Arabic Language Processing ICALP2019 (ex CITALA)  is aimed to be one of the most important and leading conference on Arabic NLP.  ICALP2019 is the 7th edition (information about the previous editions are mentionned at: ICALP2017),  all branches of NLP related to Arabic or Semitic languages are welcomed. Arabic spoken or text language processing are the main kernel of ICALP2019. The conference will emphasize on all the approaches from theoretical models to industrial applications. ICALP2019 will be held at Loria (University of Lorraine), which is situated in Nancy on the east part of France near the border of Luxembourg and Germany. We look forward to welcome you to a scientifically inspiring event and we hope that ICALP2019 will be a highly positive scientific experience for all the participants. Two keynote speakers Dr Mona Diab (Department of Computer ScienceGeorge Washington University) and Dr Albert Gatt (Institute of Linguistics and Language TechnologyUniversity of Malta.) will share their expertise with the aim of exposing participants to a wide spectrum of research and applications, to foster cross-pollination of research ideas and interests in Arabic Language Processing and related applications. As in the previous year (ICALP – CITALA 2017), we aim, for accepted papers, to be published by Springer. All the submitted papers will be reviewed by three experts from the domain. Only the 30% best papers will be selected to be published by Springer. Participants are invited to submit original communications in all the areas of Arabic NLP. Few topics of the conference  are given below.


Arabic dialect processing

Automatic speech recognition

Building ontologies

Code Switching phenomena

Comparative Linguistic Studies

Cross-Language Applications

Deep Learning  for Arabic applications

Digital Humanities

End-to-End DNN

Generation and Analysis

Human Machine-Dialogue

Information retrieval on Social Networks

Linguistic Resources for  Arabic NLP Applications


Machine Translation

Multi-Word Term Extraction

Named Entity Recognition

Opining Mining and Sentiment Analysis

Optical Character Recognition

Paraphrasing and Textual Entailment

Question/Answering Systems

Semitic Languages

Spell-check and automatic corrections

Study of Linguistic Phenomena

Text Categorization and Clustering

Text Summarization

Word Sense Disambiguation

Important Dates

  • Submission portal opens April 30, 2019
  • Final paper submission deadline May 31, 2019  extended to June 10, 2019
  • Acceptance/rejection notification July 15, 2019 extended to July 22, 2019
  • Camera ready July 31, 2019 extended to August 05, 2019
  • Registration open August 25, 2019
  • Conference 16-17 October, 2019