regICON 2017


3rd and 4th Novmber 2017


Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur (IIITM), India


ABOUT Reg-ICON 2017 :

A regional version of ICON 2017
(regICON 2017 will be held as a precursor to ICON-2017 to be held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)

The Natural Language Association of India (NLPAI) has recently taken an initiative to promote NLP conferences or symposia focusing on regional languages of India. One such symposium was held in December 2014, co-located with ICON-2014 at Goa, focused on Dravidian languages. In 2015 it was held at Punjabi University, Patiala. Last year it was held at IIT BHU as a part of ICON 2016. The idea is to motivate NLP work on languages of various regions of India, including those which are not "official" languages (i.e., not scheduled), and to disseminate such work to the larger community. Such a conference or symposium will allow researchers with common interests to come together and share their results and have discussions. In continuation of that policy, it has been decided that the next regional conference (regICON 2017) will be held at Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur (IIITM) and it will be focused on 16 languages of the eastern region of India, specially the NE language. The work featured at the conference will include building NLP tools and systems and creating computationally useful resources for their respective languages. Some languages of interest include all the languages in the North-Eastern states (Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh) and also the languages of West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The conference (regICON: Regional ICON) will feature papers and presentations on various researches conducted on the theme - Indic Language Processing: Situation, Challenges and Solutions - conducted by researchers from universities and institutions from Globe. It will also include keynote talks by distinguished invited speakers and a panel discussion. We seek participation of researchers from both computer science and linguistics backgrounds.

The languages:

This regional conference plans to include all the languages in the North-Eastern states (Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh), West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A bridge will be created among the scholars working on these languages





The purpose of International Conference on Natural Language Processing of Regional Languages is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the development and application of NLP in Indian Languages. Papers describing original work in the form of regular research work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques, novel ideas, experimental findings and general survey papers indicating future directions in the specified topics are encouraged. Accepted papers, registered and presented at the conference, will be published in the Proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, significance, clarity and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions. ' EXTENDED VERSIONS OF SELECTED PAPERS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR PRESENTATION IN AN WORKSHOP OF MAIN ICON 2017 CONFERENCE AT JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA '


We invite submissions of papers on topics related to all the languages in the North-Eastern states (Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh), West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Anadaman and Nicobar Islands that include, but are not limited to, the following: Basic Core Technologies: Morphological Analysis, Disambiguation, Tokenization, POS Tagging, Named Entity Detection, Chunking, Parsing, Semantic Role Labeling, Sentiment Analysis, Etc. Linguistics: Morphology, Phonetics And Phonology, Syntax, Semantics And Pragmatics Applications: Machine Translation, Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis, Optical Character Recognition, Pedagogy, Assistive Technologies, Social Media, Etc. Resources: Dictionaries, Annotated Data, Etc. Papers are invited on original and unpublished work from research on all aspects of Natural Language Processing and Linguistics pertaining to languages of interest listed above. Submissions may include work in progress as well as finished work. Preference will be given to submissions having a clear focus on specific issues pertaining to languages of interest. The language of submission (the language in which the papers are written) should be in English with important and significant word(s)/sentence(s) is encourage in between the write up.


Submission dateline: 11th Aug. 2017
Extended Dateline: 31st Aug. 2017
Last Extended Dateline: 20th Sep. 2017
Acceptance notification: 11th Oct. 2017
Cemera ready: 20th Oct. 2017
Registration: 20th Oct. 2017
Conference Date: 3rd-4th Nov. 2017




Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. Authors must make sure that their submissions are original and do not overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Authors who submit papers that contain any form of plagiarism will invite unwarranted consequences. All accepted contributions that are registered and presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings.



All papers must be submitted through the Easychair online submission platform. Please follow the link for electronic paper submission:
EasyChair Submission please click here
Easychair accepts a PDF version of your paper. It may be noted that, MS-Word files may be required in addition to the PDF version of your paper during final camera ready submission.


Registration Fee:
Industry People: Rs. 3000/-
Academia: Rs. 2500/-
Student: Rs. 2000/-
Listener: Rs. 1500/-
Fee can be deposit online in the following account:
Account Name: Indian Institute of Information Technology Society Manipur
Account No: 332901000134
Name of Bank: ICICI Bank
Branch: Mantripukhri, Imphal
IFSC Code: ICIC0003329




  • A K Das, IIITM, India
    Dipti Misra Sharma, IIIT Hydrabad, India
    Pushpak Bhattacharyya, IIT Patna, India
    Rajeev Sangal, IIT BHU, India
    Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Jadavpur University, India


  • Kabita Thaoroijam, IIIT Manipur, India
    Kishorjit Nongmeikapam, IIIT Manipur, India
    Navanath Saharia, IIIT Manipur, India
    Thoudam Doren Singh, IIIT Manipur, India


  • Bhargab Deka, IIIT Manipur, India
    Gaurav Saxena, IIIT Manipur, India
    Kishor Kumar Das, IIIT Manipur, India
    Leihaorambam Sarbajit Singh, IIIT Manipur, India
    Murli Manohar, IIIT Manipur, India
    Nagesh Ch, IIIT Manipur, India
    Subasit Borah, IIIT Manipur, India


  • Aloke Chakraborty NIT Meghalaya, India
    Amitava Das, IIIT Sricity, India
    Anil Kumar Singh, IIT BHU, India
    Anupam Jamatia, NIT Agartala , India
    Arup Barwah, Don Bosco University, India
    Asif Ekbal IIT Patna, India
    Atreyee Sharma, CIIL, India
    Dipankar Das, Jadavpur University, India
    Dwijen Rudrapal, NIT Agartala, India
    Jimmy Laishram, MTU Manipur, India
    Jina Yambem, NIT Manipur, India
    Jugal Kalita, University of Colorado, Springs, USA
    Kabita Thaoroijam, IIIT Manipur, India
    Kishorjit Nongmeikapam, IIIT Manipur, India
    Kunal chakma, NIT Agartala , India
    H Mamata Devi, Manipur University, India
    Leihaorambam Sarbajit Singh, IIIT Manipur, India
    Manoj Kr. Deka, Bodoland University, India
    Mirjanur Rahman Guwahati University, India
    Navanath Saharia, IIIT Manipur, India
    Partha Pakray NIT, Mizoram, India
    Pradip Das, IIT Guwahati, India
    Priyankoo Sarmah, IIT Guwahati, India
    Sanasam Ranbir Singh, IIT Guwahati, India
    Sanghamitra Mohanty, Utkal University, India
    Santanu Pal, Saarland University, Germany
    Smriti Kumar Sinha, Tezpur University, Napaam, India
    Shikhar Kr. Sarma, Guwahati University, India
    Sudip Kumar Naskar, Jadavpur University, India
    Swapan Debbarma, NIT, Agartala, India
    Thoudam Doren Singh, IIIT, Manipur, India
    Utpal Sharma, Tezpur University, Napaam, India

    to be updated...



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Venue of conference is Auditorium, IIITM (To find the location, ZOOM INTO following map)


Contact Us :

Address: Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur (IIITM), Mantripukhri, Opposite IT Park, Imphal-795002, Manipur, India
Mobile: +91-8974008610/ +91-9402500819/ +91-9678073826

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