The 28th International Conference on Natural Language & Information Systems

Date and time
Wednesday, 21 June 2023 -
Friday, 23 June 2023

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

About the event

The 28th International Conference on Natural Language and Information Systems will be held at the University of Derby, United Kingdom and will be a face to face.

Since 1995, the Natural Language to Data Bases (NLDB) conference brings together researchers, industry practitioners, and potential users interested in various applications of Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field. The term "Information Systems" has to be considered in the broader sense of Information and Communication Systems, including Big Data, Linked Data and Social Networks.

The field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) has recently experienced several exciting developments. In research, these developments have been reflected in the emergence of neural language models (Deep Learning, Word Embeddings, Transformers) and the importance of aspects such as transparency, bias and fairness, a (renewed) interest in various linguistic phenomena, such as in discourse and argumentation mining, and in new problems such as the detection of disinformation and hate speech in social media, as well of mental health disorders that increased during the recent pandemic. Regarding applications, NLP systems have evolved to the point that they now offer real-life, tangible benefits to enterprises. Many of these NLP systems are now considered a de-facto offering in business intelligence suites, such as algorithms for recommender systems and opinion mining/sentiment analysis.

It is against this backdrop of recent innovations in NLP and its applications in information systems that the 28th edition of the NLDB conference takes place. We welcome research and industrial contributions, describing novel, previously unpublished works on NLP and its applications across a plethora of topics as described in the Call for Papers.

Call for Papers

NLDB 2023 invites authors to submit papers for oral or poster presentations on unpublished research that addresses theoretical aspects, algorithms, applications, architectures for applied and integrated NLP, resources for applied NLP, and other aspects of NLP, as well as survey and discussion papers.

Authors should follow the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format and submit their manuscripts as a PDF via Easychair.

Important Dates

  • Full paper submission: 14 March 2023
  • Paper notification: 10 April 2023
  • Camera-ready deadline: 24 April 2023
  • Conference: 21 - 23 June 2023

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Social Media and Web Analytics: Opinion mining/sentiment analysis, irony/sarcasm detection; detection of fake reviews and deceptive language; detection of harmful information: fake news and hate speech; sexism and misogyny; detection of mental health disorders; identification of stereotypes and social biases; robust NLP methods for sparse, ill-formed texts; recommendation systems
  • Deep Learning and Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI): Deep learning architectures, word embeddings, transparency, interpretability, fairness, debiasing, ethics
  • Argumentation Mining and Applications: Automatic detection of argumentation components and relationships; creation of resource (e.g. annotated corpora, treebanks and parsers); Integration of NLP techniques with formal, abstract argumentation structures; Argumentation Mining from legal texts and scientific articles
  • Question Answering (QA): Natural language interfaces to databases, QA using web data, multi-lingual QA, non-factoid QA(how/why/opinion questions, lists), geographical QA, QA corpora and training sets, QA over linked data (QALD)
  • Corpus Analysis: multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-modal corpora; machine translation, text analysis, text classification and clustering; language identification; plagiarism detection; information extraction: named entity, extraction of events, terms and semantic relationships
  • Semantic Web, Open Linked Data, and Ontologies: Ontology learning and alignment, ontology population, ontology evaluation, querying ontologies and linked data, semantic tagging and classification, ontology-driven NLP, ontology-driven systems integration
  • Natural Language in Conceptual Modelling: Analysis of natural language descriptions, NLP in requirement engineering, terminological ontologies, consistency checking, metadata creation and harvesting
  • Natural Language and Ubiquitous Computing: Pervasive computing, embedded, robotic and mobile applications; conversational agents; NLP techniques for Internet of Things (IoT); NLP techniques for ambient intelligence
  • Big Data and Business Intelligence: Identity detection, semantic data cleaning, summarisation, reporting, and data to text

Authors should follow the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format and submit their manuscripts as a PDF via Easychair.

Submissions can be:

  • Full papers (12 pages maximum including references)
  • Short papers (8 pages including references)
  • Papers for a poster presentation or system demonstration (6 pages including references).

The programme committee may decide to accept some full papers as short papers or poster papers.

The reviewing process of NLDB 2023 is double-blind, i.e., submissions to the main conference and to the industry track must not contain author names or other identifying information, such as funding sources, acknowledgements and must use the third person to refer to work the authors have previously undertaken. System demonstration papers may not be anonymous.

Conference Chairs:

  • Manning Warren, University of Derby, UK
  • Métais Elisabeth, Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
  • Meziane Farid, University of Derby, UK

Program Chairs:

  • Reiff-Marganiec Stephan, University of Derby, UK
  • Sugumaran Vijayan, Oakland University, Rochester, USA

Programme Committee:

  • Abdi Asad, University of Derby, UK
  • Akoka Jacky, CNAM & TEM, France
  • Alzoub Alaa i, University of Derby
  • Anselma Luca, University of Turin, Italy
  • Bajaj Ahsaas, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  • Balakrishna Mithun, Limba Corp, USA
  • Banerjee Somnath, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Basile Valerio University of Turin, Italy
  • Ben Said Rim, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Bensalem Imene, MISC Lab, Constantine 2 University, Algeria
  • Braschler Martin, ZHAW School of Engineering, Switzerland
  • Buscaldi Davide, University Sorbonne Paris Nord, France
  • Cabrio Elena, Université Côte d’Azur, Inria, CNRS, I3S, France
  • Chiky Raja 3DS Outscale, France
  • Chiruzzo Luis, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
  • Cimiano Philipp, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Croce Danilo, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
  • Farid Mohsen University of Derby
  • Fersini Elisabetta, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Florio Komal, University of Turin, Italy
  • Fomichov Vladimir, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia
  • Fornaciari Tommaso, Bocconi University Milan, Italy
  • Fouzi Harrag  Ferhat ABBAS Setif 1 University, Algeria
  • Franco Marc, Symanto, Germany/Spain
  • Frasincar Flavius, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Guellil Imane, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Gulla Jon Atle, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Hacohen-Kerner Yaakov, Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel
  • Horacek Helmut, DFKI, Germany
  • Ienco Dino, IRSTEA, France
  • Iglesias Carlos A., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Ittoo Ashwin, HEC, Univ. of Liege, Belgium
  • Kamath Sowmya S, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India
  • Kapetanios Epaminondas, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Kedad Zoubida, UVSQ, France
  • Klau Turowski, Otton-Von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Kop Christian, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Koufakou Anna, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA
  • Laatar Rim, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Lai Mirko, University of Turin, Italy
  • Liebeskind Chaya, Jerusalem College of Technology, Lev Academic Centre
  • Lopez Cédric, Emvista, Montpellier, France
  • Loukachevitch Natalia, Moscow State University, Russia
  • Makkar Aaisha, University of Derby
  • Mandl Thomas, University of Hildesheim, Germany
  • Manjula D, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
  • Martínez Paloma, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Martínez Patricio, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
  • Martínez Unanue Raquel, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
  • Masmoudi Abir, LIUM, University of Le Mans, France
  • Mazzei Alessandro, University of Turin, Italy
  • Métais Elisabeth, Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, France
  • Meziane Farid, University of Derby, UK
  • Mich Luisa, University of Trento, Italy
  • Mimouni Nada, Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, France
  • Mitrović Jelena, University of Passau, Germany
  • Montalvo Soto, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  • Montes y Gómez Manuel, INAOE Puebla, Mexico
  • Monti Johanna, L'Orientale University of Naples, Italy
  • Mughaz Dror Bar-Ilan University  Israel
  • Muñoz Rafael, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
  • Okky-Ibrohim Muhammad, University of Turin, Italy
  • Passaro Lucia, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Patti Viviana, University of Turin, Italy
  • Picca Davide, Columbia University, USA
  • Plaza Laura, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
  • Rangel Francisco, Symanto, Germany/Spain
  • Reyes Antonio, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico
  • Roche Mathieu, Cirad, TETIS, France
  • Rosso Paolo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Saggion Horacio, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Sakketou Flora, Philipps-Marburg University
  • Sanguinetti Manuela, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
  • Shaalan Khaled The British University in Dubai, UAE
  • Silberztein Max, Université de Franche-Comté, France
  • Sprugnoli Rachele, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Milan, Italy
  • Storey Veda, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
  • Sugumaran Vijayan, Oakland University, Rochester, USA
  • Tagarelli Andrea, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Taulé Mariona, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Teisseire Maguelonne, Irstea, TETIS, France
  • Tomás David, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
  • Thirunarayan Krishnaprasad, Wright State University, Dayton, USA
  • Tufis Dan, RACAI, Bucharest, Romania
  • Turowski Klaus, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Uban Ana Sabina, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Ureña-López Alfonso, Universidad de Jaén, Spain
  • Vadera Sunil, University of Salford, UK
  • Valencia-Garcia Rafael, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
  • Villatoro Esaú, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
  • Wattiau Isabelle, ESSEC, France
  • Yu Harry University of Derby UK
  • Zaghouani Wajdi, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
  • Zubiaga Arkaitz, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

For all scientific matters contact f.meziane@derby.ac.uk 

All other enquiries, contact conference@derby.ac.uk

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