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19th PCSC 2019

 

The Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP) invites your Institution to participate and submit papers in the 19th Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC 2019) . The CSP organizes this conference to enable local and neighboring computing educators, researchers, ICT professionals and students to interact and to share their work in computing, computer science, computer engineering, computational science, and information and communications technology (ICT). The conference features special lectures by prominent researchers and educators in the field of information and communications technology (including computing, computer science, computer engineering, computational science, and related disciplines). It also features contributed research papers on computing and ICT.

PCSC2019 is organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP) and locally organized by the National University, 551 M.F. Jhocson St., Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines

Call for Paper Submissions: Philippine Computing Science Congress 2019

Date: March 28-30, 2019 (Thursday-Saturday)

Venue: National University , 551 M.F. Jhocson St., Sampaloc, PH 1008, Philippines

PCSC2019 is organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines to enable local and neighboring computing educators, researchers, ICT professionals, and students to interact and to share their work in computing, computer science, computational science, and information and communications technology (ICT). The conference features special lectures by prominent researchers and educators and contributed papers in ICT, computing, computer science, computational science, and related disciplines.

Important Dates

Conference Dates: March 28-30, 2019 (Thursday-Saturday)

Deadline of Paper Submission: January 11, 2019 (Monday) Extended January 21, 2019

Paper Submission

Submitted papers must be original, and not submitted concurrently to a journal or another conference/symposium. Each submitted paper will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers and must get an average positive rating for inclusion in the conference program and proceedings.

Papers must use prescribed PCSC 2019 templates and must be submitted as PDF through the Easy Chair conference system at https://easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=78482145.UQUseXOXsBk20q6e. You may have to create an account first at www.easychair.org in order to submit your paper.

PCSC2019 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit their papers elsewhere during PCSC2019 review period.

Areas of Interest – includes (but are not limited to)

    • Natural Language Processing
    • Intelligent Systems (AI and Computational Intelligence)
    • Affective and Empathic Computing
    • Computational Theory and Algorithms
    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Computer Networks
    • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
    • Software Engineering
    • Databases and Information Retrieval Systems and Application
    • Emerging Areas in Computing

Committees

Conference Chair : Randy S. Gamboa, University of Southeastern Philippines

Local Organizing Chair : Mon Rodriguez, National University

Organizing Committee
  • Randy S. Gamboa, University of Southeastern Philippine
  • Proceso L. Fernandez, Jr., Ateneo de Manila University
  • Mon Rodriguez, National Univeristy

Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • Proceso L. Fernandez, Jr., Ateneo de Manila University
  • Henry Adorna, University of the Philippines – Diliman
  • Allan A. Sioson, Cobena Business Analytics & Strategy, Inc.

Contact Details

For more information, you may contact the PCSC 2019 secretariat at telephone numbers +63-02-622-2347 or  mobile number 0921-279-8751, fax number +63-02-920-2036, or email addresses acsaturinas@ittc.up.edu.ph or subscription@ittc.up.edu.ph

 

15th NNLPRS 2019

15th National Natural Language Processing Research Symposium

Bicol University, Legazpi City

March 08-09, 2018

https://sites.google.com/view/15nnlprs

 

Organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines – Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing (CSP SIG-NLP), National University (NU) Human Language Technology Laboratory, and Bicol University

 

The 15th National Natural Language Processing Research Symposium (15NNLPRS) will take place on March 08-09, 2019 at Bicol University, Legazpi City.  NNLPRS is a regular gathering of researchers from different fields working on the analysis, processing, and generation of human languages.  This event is intended to provide a forum for the conduct of more research and networking. The past symposia have covered a wide range of topics in NLP and were graced by international invited speakers.

 

This symposium aims to encourage the submissions of current NLP research papers, to expose the attendees of selected institutions in the current trends and advances of NLP, and in exploring the challenges and prospects of conducting NLP research in academic settings. Specific objectives are:

 

  1. To establish as a mechanism for leveraging NLP research in academic institutions;
  2. To provide the attendees with orientation on NLP-based research and trainings on the use of various NLP tools; and
  3. To provide an avenue for the attendees to get assistance in the conduct of NLP-based researches.

 

This year’s theme is “Indigenous Languages”.  According to Ethnologue[1], the country has 175 indigenous languages.  Among these, 14 are in trouble, 11 are dying, and 4 are already extinct.  The 15NNLPRS will be a venue for discussing the various challenges and opportunities that we face in addressing this issue and in integrating human language technology to document and process Philippine languages.

 

Relevant topics include but not limited to the following areas:

Language Computing
  • Corpus building
  • Dictionary and Philippine languages
  • Discourse analysis
  • Phonology and morphology
  • Language resources and evaluation
  • Language clustering and mapping
  • Language learning
  • Lexicology
  • Multilingual speech corpora
  • Prosody
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Speech databases
  • Standardization
  • Syntax and grammar
  • Automatic Speech recognition
  • Culturomics
  • Information retrieval
  • Machine learning for natural language
  • Machine translation
  • Named entity recognition
  • Natural language generation
  • Segmentation and labeling
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
  • Sign language processing
  • Speech synthesis
  • Text summarization and generation
  • Word sense disambiguation
  • WordNets and ontologies

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Description Date
Paper Submission Deadline January 12, 2019
Acceptance Notification February 02, 2019
Camera-Ready Paper Deadline February 16, 2019
Early Registration Deadline February 16, 2019
Day 1 March 08, 2019
Day 2 March 09, 2019

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSION

 

Submissions should describe unpublished original work.  Both completed works and works-in-progress are welcome.  Authors intending to submit should follow the two-column ACM format and may consist of up to six (6) pages of content, including references and appendices.  Authors must use the template (letter size) available at:

 

https://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/publications/article-templates/pubform.docx

 

No page number should appear in the paper.  The copyright box should also be deleted.  Submissions will be judged based on relevance, technical strength, significance and opportunities, and interest to the attendees.  As the reviewing will be blind, authors must not indicate their names and affiliations in the papers.

Papers must be submitted through the Easy Chair Conference System:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=15nnlprs

 

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the committee.  Oral papers and abstracts of poster papers will be included in the proceedings.  Select papers will be invited to a special issue of the Philippine Computing Journal.

 

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

 

March 08, 2019

08:00–08:40 Registration
08:40–09:00 Doxology and National Anthem

 

Welcome Remarks

 

Opening Remarks

09:00–10:30 Keynote Speech

Speaker: Tod Allman

10:30–11:00 Morning Break
11:00–12:30 Paper Presentations
12:30–13:30 Lunch
13:30–14:30 Workshop
14:30–15:30 Paper Presentations
15:30–16:00 Afternoon Break
16:00–17:00 Poster Session

 

March 09, 2019

08:30–09:00 Registration
09:00–10:30 Workshop
10:30–11:00 Morning Break
11:00–12:30 Paper Presentations
12:30–13:30 Lunch
13:30–14:30 Poster Session
15:00–15:30 Afternoon Break
15:30–16:30 Paper Presentations
16:30–17:00 Closing Ceremonies and Announcements

 

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

 

Tod Allman has been working in the field of Natural Language Generation for the past twenty years. He and his colleagues have designed and developed a linguistically based natural language generator called Linguist’s Assistant (LA). LA produces high quality draft translations in a wide variety of languages, particularly minority and endangered languages. Linguists may use LA to simultaneously document a language, and also produce initial draft translations of significant texts in the language. When experienced mother-tongue translators edit the translations produced by this system into publishable texts, their productivity is typically quadrupled without any loss of quality. LA incorporates extensive typological, semantic, syntactic, and discourse research into its semantic representational system and its transfer and synthesizing grammars. Tod has worked with linguists and mother-tongue speakers in order to develop computational lexicons and grammars for a variety of languages including Korean, Kewa (Papua New Guinea), Jula (Cote d’Ivoire), Angas (Nigeria), Chinantec (Mexico), and Nsenga (Zambia). He is now living in the Manila area, and is presently building lexicons and grammars for five languages: Tagalog, Ayta Mag-Indi, and Botolan Sambali which are spoken here in the Philippines, Ibwe which is spoken in Malaysia, and Hlai which is spoken in Taiwan. He hopes that the texts generated by LA will empower the speakers of these languages by enabling them to participate in the larger world, and by providing them with vital information which helps them live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

Description Early Registration Onsite Registration
Student (undergraduate) PHP 500.00 PHP 800.00
Student (graduate) PHP 1,500.00 PHP 2,000.00
Regular PHP 3,500.00 PHP 4,000.00

*regular registration includes CSP membership

 

Payment can be made through bank deposit.

 

Name: COMPUTING SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.

Bank: BANCO DE ORO

Branch: Loyola Heights – Katipunan, Quezon City

Savings Account Number: 3570-0089-29

 

Please email the deposit slip to Ms. Mary Joy Canon at mjoycanon@yahoo.com

The deposit slip should also be presented during onsite registration.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Nathaniel Oco

Chair, 15NNLPRS

Assistant Director for Research, National University (Philippines)
+632-712-1900 loc. 459

naoco [at] national-u [dot] edu [dot] ph

Lany Maceda

Co-chair, 15NNLPRS

Faculty member, Bicol University

lanylm [at] yahoo [dot] com

[1] https://www.ethnologue.com/country/PH

5th ACM Women in Computing-Philippines Celebration 2018

5th ACM Women in Computing-Philippines Celebration 2018 
Bicol University, Legazpi City
November 24, 2018
Organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines –Special Interest Group on Women in Computing, National University (NU), and Bicol University.
The ACM Women in Computing-Philippines Celebration (ACM WiC-Ph Celebration) 2018 will take place on November 24, 2018 at Bicol University, Legazpi City. The theme is Technological Innovation for Disaster – women researchers will be brought together from academia and industry to freely share their ideas and opinions on the emerging technologies and issues in Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT), and Information Systems (IS).
IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission Deadline: August 25, 2018 (08:00 pm GMT)
Acceptance Notification: September 22, 2018
Camera Ready and Early Bird: October 06, 2018
PAPER SUBMISSION
We welcome both completed and preliminary works describing the challenges and opportunities faced by the researchers in the topics covered.  Submissions should follow the two-column ACM format and may consist of two (2) up to four (4) pages of content, including references and appendices.  The first author and paper presenter must be female.
Authors must use the template (letter size) available at:
No page number should appear in the paper. Submissions will be judged based on relevance, technical strength, significance and opportunities, and interest to the attendees.
Papers must be submitted through the Easy Chair Conference System.
Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the committee.
REGISTRATION

Description

Early Registration

(until October 06, 2018)

Onsite Registration

Student (undergraduate)

PHP 500.00

PHP 700.00

Student (graduate)

PHP 1,000.00

PHP 1,300.00

Regular

PHP 3,000.00

PHP 3,500.00

Participants may pre-register at: https://goo.gl/formWts/QLi10Zo3tzI4W73
Payment can be made through bank deposit.
Name: COMPUTING SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.
Bank: BANCO DE ORO
Branch: Loyola Heights – Katipunan, Quezon City
Savings Account Number: 3570-0089-29
A copy of the deposit slip should be emailed to the CSP secretaria, Mr. Alfredo Saturinas Jr.: acsaturinas@ittc.up.edu.ph
The deposit slip should also be presented during onsite registration.
ORGANIZERS
Conference Chair: Rachel Edita Roxas, http://www.national-u.edu.ph
Members:
Angelica De La Cruz, National University, Philippines
Lany Maceda, Bicol University, Philippines

Mary Joy Canon, National University, Philippines

CONTACT INFORMATION
Angelica dela Cruz
Co-chair, ACM WiC-Ph Celebration 2018
Faculty member, National University (Philippines)
+63-2-7121900

GCC 2018

 

GRAND CHALLENGES IN COMPUTING

In partnership with the Computing Society of the Philippines-Special Interest Group on Information and Computing Education (CSP-SPICE), the University of the Immaculate Conception is hosting the Grand Challenges in Computing (GCC).GCC is an annual conference organized annually by the CSP-SPICE. This year, it will be held on July 27-28, 2018 at the University of the Immaculate Conception, Fr. Selga St., Davao City. The two day conference will feature special lectures from prominent researchers and educators in the information and communications technology and contributed research papers on computing and ICT.

On behalf of the organizing committee of the GCC 2018, We would like to invite you to attend and participate in this year’s conference.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/gcc2018/home

Below is the congress fees:

Conference Registration Fees

Undergrad Students

Early Bird : Php 500.00 (with 3 snacks and certificate)

Regular : 800.00 (with 3 snacks and certificate)

IT Educators, Graduate Students and others

Early Bird : Php 1,800.00 (with lunch, 3 snacks, CSP membership and certificate)

Regular : 2,500.00 (with lunch, 3 snacks, CSP membership and certificate)

Note:

Early Bird (Online Registration Deadline: June 18, 2018)

For more information, please contact the GCC 2018 secretariat at Tel No : (02) 920-2080, (02) 436-2217, Fax No : 920-2036 and E-mail : acsaturinas@ittc.up.edu.ph / subscription@ittc.up.edu.ph.

CSP-SPICE (Computing Society of the Philippines-Special Interest Group on Information and Computing Education)

14NNLPRS 2018

Organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines – Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing (CSP SIG-NLP), National University (NU), and University of the Cordilleras

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/14nnlprs/home

The 14th National Natural Language Processing Research Symposium (14NNLPRS) will take place on May 11-12, 2018 at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City. NNLPRS is a regular gathering of researchers from different fields working on the analysis, processing, and generation of human languages. This event is intended to provide a forum for the conduct of more research and networking. The past symposia have covered a wide range of topics in NLP and were graced by international invited speakers:

  • Prof. Robert Dale of Macquarie University, Australia in 2004;
  • Prof. Chu-Ren Huang from Institute of Linguistics in Academia Sinica of Taiwan in 2007;
  • Mr. Adam Pease of Articulate Software USA, and Prof. Gerald Nelson of the Chinese University of Hong Kong both in 2009;
  • Prof. Dekai Wu from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2010;
  • Prof. Hwee Tou Ng from the National University of Singapore in 2011;
  • Prof. Tod Allman of the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics and Prof. Chiu-Yu Tseng from Academia Sinica of iwan in 2014;
  • Prof. Tod Allman of the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics and Prof. Enya Kong Tang from Linton University of Malaysia in 2015;
  • Prof. Tod Allman of the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics and Prof. Chu Ren Huang from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2016; and
  • Prof. Tod Allman of the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics in 2017.

With the theme “Humanitarian Technology”, the 14NNLPRS will be a venue for discussing the various challenges and opportunities that we face in integrating human language technologies to analyze various types of data towards addressing societal problems.

Relevant topics include but not limited to the following areas:

LANGUAGE
  • Corpus Building
  • Dictionary and Philippine Languages
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Phonology and morphology
  • Language Resources and Evaluation
  • Language Clustering and Mapping
  • Language Learning
  • Lexicology
  • Multilingual Speech Corpora
  • Prosody
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Speech Databases
  • Standardization
  • Syntax and grammar

COMPUTING

  • Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Culturomics
  • Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning for Natural Language
  • Machine Translation
  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Segmentation and Labeling
  • Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
  • Sign Language Processing
  • Speech Synthesis
  • Text Summarization and Generation
  • Word Sense Disambiguation
  • WordNets and Ontologies

PCSC 2018

The Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP) invites you to participate and submit papers to the 18th Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC2018). The CSP organizes this conference to enable computing educators, researchers, ICT professionals, and students to interact and to share their work in computing, computer science, computer engineering, computational science, and information and communications technology (ICT). The conference features contributed research papers and special lectures by prominent researchers and educators in the field of computing, ICT, and related fields.
PCSC2018 is organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP) and locally organized by the Capitol University, Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines.

Young Researchers’ Forum

PCSC2018 features a Young Researchers’ Forum (YRF) that will take place within the conference. The goal of this forum is to assist MS and PhD students by providing a venue for them to discuss their thesis topics, as well as present any initial results, for which they would like to seek advise from mentors that CSP will assign to them. We look forward to exciting and productive discussions that will result from the Forum, which will also serve to stimulate discussions and generate new ideas, as well as encourage  networking among students and researchers in Computing Science in the country.

The YRF will be reserved to bona fide graduate students. Interested participants are invited to submit an extended summary of their thesis proposal,  including a working title, an abstract of a maximum of 500 words,  the current general and specific research objectives, and a 3-page background of the study, including some partial results if available.  The extended summary must be emailed to arnie.azcarraga@delasalle.ph, with the subject : “PCSC2018-YRF name of student”. Deadline is the same for regular paper submissions.

Publication

The PCSC2018 Proceedings will be electronically published with ISSN number. The online version will be available from the official CSP website (csp.org.ph) after the conference.

The extended abstracts submitted to YRF will not be included in the proceedings.

website: https://sites.google.com/site/2018pcsc/

Conference Topics (but are not limited to)
Artificial Intelligence
Affective and Empathic Computing
Natural Language Processing
Theory and Algorithms
Other Computing topics such as Networking and Pervasive Computing
Contact Details

For more information, you may contact the PCSC 2018 secretariat at telephone numbers +63-02-920-2080 or +63-02-436-2217, fax number +63-02-920-2036, or email addresses acsaturinas@ittc.up.edu.ph or subscription@ittc.up.edu.ph.

14NNLPRS: SRW

14th National Natural Language Processing Research Symposium Pre-Conference Activity:

Student Research Workshop

February 02-03, 2018, Bicol University, Legazpi

Website: https://sites.google.com/bicol-u.edu.ph/14nnlprs-pre-conference/home

14NNLPRS: SRW

Organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines – Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing (CSP SIG-NLP), National University (NU), and Bicol University.

The 14th National Natural Language Processing Research Symposium Pre-Conference Activity: Student Research Workshop (14NNLPRS: SRW) is a regular gathering of researchers from different fields working on the analysis, processing, and generation of human languages. The main conference 14NNLPRS will be held in Baguio in May 2018 and will be hosted by the University of the Cordilleras. SRW as a pre-conference activity is intended to provide students – both undergraduate and graduate – a forum to present their work on NLP and receive feedback.

14NNLPRS: SRW will be a venue for discussing the various challenges and opportunities students face in integrating human language technologies to analyze various types of data. Papers on preliminary works describing the challenges and opportunities faced by the authors are also invited. Select papers will be invited to a special issue of the Philippine Computing Journal.

Relevant topics include but not limited to the areas below.

LANGUAGE

  • Corpus Building
  • Dictionary and Philippine Languages
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Phonology and morphology
  • Language Resources and Evaluation
  • Language Clustering and Mapping
  • Language Learning
  • Lexicology
  • Multilingual Speech Corpora
  • Prosody
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Speech Databases
  • Standardization
  • Syntax and grammar

COMPUTING

  • Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Culturomics
  • Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning for Natural Language
  • Machine Translation
  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Segmentation and Labeling
  • Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
  • Sign Language Processing
  • Speech Synthesis
  • Text Summarization and Generation
  • Word Sense Disambiguation
  • WordNets and Ontologies

31st PACLIC 2017

The 31st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation
PACLIC 31 (2017)

November 16-18, 2017
University of the Philippines Cebu
Cebu, Philippines

Organizers
University of the Philippines Cebu
National University (Philippines)
Computing Society of the Philippines – Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing
Linguistic Society of the Philippines

Website: https://paclic31.national-u.edu.ph/

Conference Objectives
Following the long tradition of PACLIC conferences, PACLIC 31 (2017) emphasizes the synergy of theoretical frameworks and processing of natural language, providing a forum for researchers from different fields to share and discuss progress in scientific studies, development and application of the topics related to the study of languages. Topics include but are not limited to (in alphabetical order):

Language Studies
Corpus linguistics
Discourse analysis
Language acquisition
Language learning
Language, mind, and culture
Language theory
Morphology
Phonology
Pragmatics/Socioligustics
Semantics
Spoken language processing
Syntax
Typology

Information Processing and Computational Applications
Cognitive modeling of language
Dialogue and interactive systems
Digital humanities
Information retrieval/extraction
Language resources
Machine learning/Data mining
Machine translation
Multi-linguality in NLP
NLP applications
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Social media
Text classification/summarization
Word segmentation

AsiaLex 2016

Welcome to AsiaLex2016!
The 10th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography, Advancing Language Teaching with Lexicography and Corpus-Building, will be held in Manila, the Philippines, on June 1-3, 2016.
The conference has the following main aims:
  • To present the current trends and practices in lexicography and corpus-building
  • To promote the use of lexicography and corpora in language learning and ELT
  • To bring together lexicographers, linguists, language educators and dictionary lovers from the Philippines, Asia and all over the world

Website: https://asialex2016.national-u.edu.ph/

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstracts: 5 February 2016
Notification of reviews: 25 February 2016
Deadline for Full papers for the Conference proceedings 15 April 2016
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 25 April 2016
Conference dates: 1-3 June 2016