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The International Conference on Agglutinative Language Technologies as a challenge of Natural Language Processing (ALTNLP) has established itself as a multidisciplinary conference in natural language processing and machine learning along with, Computational Optimization. ALTNLP  provides an international online forum for the presentation of original multidisciplinary research results as well as a platform for the exchange and dissemination of innovative and practical development.

ALTNLP  aims to explore and discuss modern issues and approaches of natural language processing and machine learning to agglutinative languages and other weakly formalized languages. ALTNLP’s main objective is to provide an opportunity for  leading academic scientists, researchers, engineers, scholars and other professionals from all over the world to contribute to the development of these fields and exchange new ideas as well as research outcomes in related fields, in turn, establishing lasting partnerships for future collaboration.

We invite original work and contributions from both the NLP and ML domain. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Natural Language Processing

● Specific standards, guidelines, tagsets, and terminology in NLP for morphologically-rich languages

● Resources, evaluation and other NLP Applications for agglutinative and other morphologically-rich Languages

● Text mining (classification, tagging, and parsing), information extraction and retrieval for agglutinative and other languages

● Machine learning and machine translation with a focus on agglutinative and morphologically rich languages

● Morphologically-rich corpora development for languages such as Turkic languages and more

● Methods and software to aid labour intensive tasks in the development of morphologically-aware resources and tools for NLP and ML tasks for Turkic and other languages

Important dates

  • 14th of December 2021 - First call for papers

  • 28th of March 2022 - Second call for papers

  • 11th of April 2022 - Final Abstracts due

  • 24th of April 2022 - Final paper submissions due

  • 15th of May 2022 - Notification of acceptance

  • 30th of May 2022 - Camera-ready version due

  • 6th of June 2022 - Conference

Submission platform

All submissions should be uploaded electronically through the Easychair platform:

Proceedings and submission format

The page lengths below refer to the CEUR-ART template. We accept only full-length research papers 5 to 8 pages long including references.


General Chairs (tentative)

  • Branko Kavšek, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia

  • Jernej Vičič, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia

  • John E. Ortega, New York University, New York, USA

Program Committee (tentative)

  • Jernej Vičič, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia

  • Khabibulla Madatov, Urgench State University, Uzbekistan

  • Murat  Orhun, İstanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

  • Branko Kavšek, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia

  • Peter Rogelj, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia

  • Jamolbek Mattiev, Urgench State University, Uzbekistan

  • Anja Žnidaršič, University of Maribor, Slovenia

  • Izaskun Aldezabal Roteta, University of the Basque Country

  • Jose Maria Arriola, University of the Basque Country

  • John E. Ortega, New York University, New York, USA

  • Vida Groznik, University of Primorska, FAMNIT, Slovenia

  • Aleksander Sadikov, University of Ljubljana, FRI, Slovenia

  • Mateja Jemec Tomazin, ZRC SAZU, Slovenia

  • William Chen, University of Central Florida, USA

  • Rodolfo Joel Zevallos Salazar, Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona, Spain


    Javid Huseynov, School of Professional Studies Columbia University, USA


Invited speakers

  • Katharina Kann is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at CU Boulder, USA. She received her PhD from LMU Munich, Germany, and subsequently was a postdoc at NYU in New York, USA, before joining CU Boulder in 2020. Her work is focused on deep learning for natural language processing. More specifically, she is interested in multilingual NLP, language grounding, and NLP for educational applications.

  • Dr. phil. Eckhard Bick is a computational linguist and project leader for the VISL lab at the University of Southern Denmark, where he works as a language technology researcher at the Department of Language and Communication (ISK). Over the years he has designed and developed grammars, corpora, lexical resources, and applicational tools for a large number of languages, including most of the Romance and Germanic languages. Eckhard Bick is a leading expert in the field of Constraint Grammar, with a current focus on semantic annotation and machine translation. Eckhard Bick has published extensively on various aspects of computational linguistics and participated in a large number of international research projects.

  • Mans Hulden received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Arizona in 2009. He joined the CU linguistics faculty in 2014 after postdoctoral research as a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Helsinki and a stint as visiting professor in Computer Science at the University of the Basque Country. His research focuses on developing computational methods to infer and model linguistic structure using varying degrees of prior linguistic knowledge, particularly in the domains of phonology and morphology. Dr. Hulden has worked extensively with linguistic applications of finite state technology, modeling of linguistic theory, grammatical inference, and the development of language resources, and is the author of several open-source tools for finite-state language modeling. He teaches courses in computational linguistics, phonology, and phonetics.

Publication possibilities

All of the papers accepted for the conference will be published in an E-Proceedings Book with an ISBN number at the CEUR Workshop Proceedings ( Following the peer review process, selected full texts will be considered for publication in one of the following scientific journals after the journal’s review process.

  • Informatica: An International Journal of Computing and Informatics as a Special issue

  • Organizacija: Authors of selected papers dealing with organizational and managerial aspects of language technologies and information systems will be proposed to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in the journal Organizacija. Such papers will undergo a regular review process.

  • Slovenščina 2.0: empirical, applied, and interdisciplinary research, regular issue.

    The organizers are negotiating with the journals that will publish the best papers from the conference on linguistic topics. 

Registration and fees

The conference will be organized online because you know what :).
The conference is free to attend.
Registration is necessary: the link for the registration will be provided in the due time.
The conference is open to non-authors as well.

Starts 6 Jun 2022, 07:00
Ends 8 Jun 2022, 09:00