• The 13th International ACM Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'21) November 2021, Hammamet - Tunisia (Virtual Event)

  • Paper Submission Deadline: July 16th, 2021 (CLOSED)

  • Author Notification: August 16th, 2021 (SENT)

  • Hammamet, Tunisia (VIRTUAL EVENT)

Special Track on Computational Intelligence and Natural Language Processing (CINLP)


Description and Objectives

Today, people working in Natural Language Processing domain are often members of interdisciplinary teams, including computer scientists, experts in artificial intelligence, mathematicians, statisticians, logicians, linguists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, cognitive psychologists, psycholinguists, anthropologists and neuroscientists, among others. Natural Language Processing is not just a subfield of computer science, information systems, information science, information engineering, and artificial intelligence. It is also connected to cognitive sciences through the development of cognitive theories. Natural Language Processing is twofold: (1) its theoretical descriptions and implementations; (2) its real-world applications. The theoretical aspect includes philosophical hypothesis, psychological hypothesis, linguistics methods as semantics, syntax, morphology, etc., or numerical methods as classification, neural networks, Naive Bayes, deep learning, etc. At the present stage of research, there are still gaps between theoretical approaches, computer implementations and real-world applications. There are many computer applications without any solid theoretical foundations, and there are many theoretical methods with no computer implementation and real-world applications. Theoretical Methods and computational implementations for the Natural Language Processing must take into account this epistemological chain for to lead to effective, robust and reliable systems.


Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to Natural Language Processing and its applications. We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the reviewing process).

The topics of interest of the track include, but are not limited to:


  • Philosophy of language – new developments
  • Cognitive semantics
  • Logics of language
  • Language modeling
  • Computational linguistics (lexicology; morphology; syntax; semantics)
  • Information extraction
  • Domain ontologies, linguistic ontologies
  • Knowledge processing
  • Translation
  • Text Mining
  • Deep Learning

Track Chairs

  • Ismail Biskri, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Adel Jebali, Concordia University, Canada (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

PC Members:

  • Iana Anatassova, Université de Franche Comté, France
  • Marc Bertin, Université de Lyon, France
  • Ismail Biskri (co-chair), Universite de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada
  • Rim Faiz, IHEC de Carthage, Université de Carthage, Tunisia
  • Eva Hajiova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Adel Jebali (Co-Chair), University Concordia, Montreal, Canada
  • Vladislav Kubon, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Florence Le Priol, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France
  • Anca Pascu, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
  • Fatiha Sadat, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • Juan Manuel Torres Moreno, Université d’Avigon, France
  • Louis Rompré, Cascade, Canada
  • Khaled Shaalan, Brithish University at Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Amel Zouaq, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • Usef Faghihi, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded using the conference website. The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper. The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP. Kindly submit your papers by clicking https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=medes2021.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: May 24th, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 30th, 2021
  • Camera Ready: July 15th, 2021
  • Author Registration: July 15th, 2021
  • Conference Dates: November 1-3, 2021

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