Call for Papers – STIL

STIL 2015 – The 10th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology Natal/Rio Grande do Norte, November 04-06, 2015

STIL is the bi-annual Language Technology event supported by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC – and by the Brazilian Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing (CE-PLN –

In 2015, it will be held in conjunction with both BRACIS 2015 (Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems), the combination of the Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (SBIA), and ENIAC 2015 (Encontro Nacional de Inteligência Artificial e Computacional).

STIL will have the following collocated events: IV Workshop on Portuguese Description and IV Student Workshop on Information and Human Language Technology (TILic).

The conference has a multidisciplinary nature and covers a broad spectrum of disciplines related to Human Language Technology, such as Linguistics, Computer Science, Psycholinguistics, Information Science, among others. It aims at bringing together both academic and industrial participants working on those areas.

STIL 2015 welcomes research work in human language technology in general (and not only Portuguese) in various fields. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Natural Language Processing Applications
– Natural Language Resources & Tools
– User Studies and Evaluation Methods
– Corpus Linguistics
– Phonology/Morphology, Tagging and Chunking, Word Segmentation
– Terminology, Lexicology and Lexicography
– Lexical Semantics
– Grammar Formalisms, Syntax and Parsing
– Semantics, Semantic Representations and Semantic Parsing
– Discourse, Dialogue and Pragmatics
– Information Extraction & Retrieval
– Question Answering
– Human and Machine Translation, Multilinguality
– Summarization and Generation
– Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
– Text Classification
– Text/Web Mining
– Spoken Language Processing
– Statistical and Machine Learning Methods for Language Processing
– Semantic web
– Ontologies
– Natural language interfaces
– Computer-aided writing tools
– Psycholinguistics
– Information filtering and retrieval
– Digital libraries
– Document and knowledge management
– Knowledge representation and modeling


* Language

Papers can be written in Portuguese, English, or Spanish.

* Length

We accept submissions of long and short papers. Long papers should describe complete work with significant results. Short papers can report work in progress, negative results, position papers, application papers.

Long papers may have up to eight (8) pages of content (including tables and pictures), with two (2) additional pages of references, and will be presented orally. Short papers should have up to four (4) pages of content, and one (1) additional page of references, and will be presented as posters. Authors should also indicate whether they accept their long paper to be reallocated as a poster should the reviewers recommend so.

* Format

Paper formatting must follow the SBC guidelines available at this address:

* Reviewing Process

All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field. The reviewing will be double blind and therefore papers should not display any information regarding their authorship in the header or body of the text. Self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “As we previously showed (Silva, 2005)…”, must be avoided. Instead, authors such use “Silva previously showed (Silva, 2005)…”.

* Submission Policy

By submitting papers to STIL 2015, the authors agree that in case of acceptance at least one author registers to the conference and presents the paper. Furthermore, it is the conference policy that at least one of the authors of accepted papers has to register *before* the deadline for sending the camera-ready paper. Accepted papers without the respective author registration *before* the deadline will not be included in the online proceedings.

* Important Dates

– Deadline Submission for Long and Short Papers: 06/4/2015 EXTENDED submission deadline: May 6, 2015, May 13, 2015May 17, 2015
– Acceptance notification: June, 07, 2015 July 7, 2015 July 20, 2015
– Final camera-ready papers due: JUNE, 27, 2015 July 27, 2015

* Submission System

Long and short papers should only be submitted in PDF files via JEMS
system ( by the deadline indicated above.


Prof. Alexandre Rademaker (IBM research and FGV/EMAp, Brazil)
Profa. Cláudia Freitas (PPGEL/PUC-Rio, Brazil)


Prof. Carlos Augusto Prolo (UFRN, Brazil)