8th International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing

SLSP 2020

Cardiff, United Kingdom - October 14-16, 2020

Due to Covid-19, SLSP 2020 is postponed and will be merged with SLSP 2021

Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)


SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellent research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between the two domains will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2020, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.

Previous events took place in Tarragona, Grenoble, Budapest, Pilsen, Le Mans, Mons, and Ljubljana.


SLSP 2020 will take place in Cardiff, the capital of Wales and its political, commercial and cultural centre. The venue will be:

  • Council Chamber
  • Glamorgan Building
  • King Edward VII Ave
  • Cathays Park
  • Cardiff
  • CF10 3WT

See: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/visit/accessibility/cathays-park-campus/glamorgan-building


SLSP 2020 will consist of:

  • ▸ invited lectures
  • ▸ peer-reviewed contributions
  • ▸ posters



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  • ▸ School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd
  • ▸ Data Innovation Research Institute, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

  • ▸ IRDTA – Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice, Brussels/London


The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical models (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

  • — Anaphora and coreference resolution
  • — Audio event detection
  • — Authorship identification, plagiarism, and spam filtering
  • — Biases, explainability and interpretability in language and speech processing
  • — Corpora and resources for speech and language
  • — Data mining, term extraction, and semantic web
  • — Dialogue systems and spoken language understanding
  • — Information retrieval and information extraction
  • — Knowledge representation and ontologies
  • — Lexicons and dictionaries
  • — Machine translation and computer-aided translation
  • — Multimodal technologies
  • — Natural language understanding and generation
  • — Neural representation of speech and language
  • — Opinion mining and sentiment analysis
  • — Part-of-speech tagging, parsing, and semantic role labelling
  • — Question-answering systems for speech and text
  • — Speaker identification and verification
  • — Speech recognition and synthesis
  • — Spelling correction
  • — Text categorization and summarization
  • — Text normalization and inverted text normalization
  • — Text-to-speech
  • — User modeling
  • — Wake word detection


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Upload submissions to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsp2020


A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series will be available by the time of the conference.

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

A special issue of Language Resources and Evaluation (Springer, JCR 2018 impact factor: 1.029) will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

Proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI


The registration form can be found at: