The 10th International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese

In Coimbra, Portugal



The 10th International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese

Coimbra, Portugal April 17-20, 2012

Paper Submission Deadline: November 6, 2011

Keynote Speakers: Robert Berwick (MIT) Paul Boersma (University of Amsterdam)

The International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR) is the main event in the area of Human Language Processing that is focused on theoretical and technological issues of written and spoken Portuguese. The meeting has been a very rich forum for the exchange of ideas and partnerships for the research communities dedicated to the automated processing of Portuguese, promoting the development of methodologies,resources and projects that can be shared among researchers and practitioners in the field. The conference will consist of 3 days of paper presentations,special tracks and workshops.

PROPOR is in its 10th edition and it has been hosted in Brazil and in Portugal: Lisbon/PT (1993), Curitiba/BR (1996), Porto Alegre/BR (1998), Evora/PT (1999), Atibaia/BR (2000), Faro/PT (2003), Itatiaia/BR (2006), Aveiro/PT (2008) and Porto Alegre/BR (2010).


We invite submissions of papers describing work on any topic of language and speech processing of Portuguese from the industry or academia, including but not limited to:

  1. Human speech production, perception and communication, including: Linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language; phonetics, phonology and morphology; paralinguistic and nonlinguistic cues (e.g. emotion and expression);

  2. Linguistic Description and Theories: syntactic, semantic, prosodic and anaphoric phenomena, in (computational) linguistic formalisms like HPSG, LFG, Categorial Grammars, etc.;

  3. Natural Language Processing Tasks, including: parsing, tagging, chunking and segmentation, annotation, evaluation, semantic role labelling, grammar induction, subcategorization acquisition, sentiment analysis and opinion mining, using symbolic or statistical methods, etc.;

  4. Natural Language Processing Applications, such as word sense disambiguation dialect identification, machine translation, information retrieval, plagiarism detection, dialogue systems, question answering, subtitling, e-learning, etc.;

  5. Speech Technologies, such as spoken language generation and synthesis; speech and speaker recognition; spoken language understanding;

  6. Speech Applications: Spoken language interfaces and dialogue systems; systems for information retrieval and information extraction from speech; systems for speech-speech translation; applications for aged and handicapped persons; applications for learning and education;

  7. Resources, standardization and evaluation: Spoken language resources, annotation and tools; Spoken language evaluation and standardization; NLP resources (raw and annotated corpora, dictionaries, grammars, ontologies, etc), annotation, tools; NLP evaluation and standardization;

  8. Language and Speech processing in academic disciplines, such as Speech and Hearing sciences, Psychology, Health, Biology, Linguistics, Cognitive Sciences, Engineering, Education.



Submissions should describe original, unpublished work. Authors are invited to submit two kinds of papers:

Authors will be able to express their preference for full/short papers but the final decision is on the program chairs. Short papers may be selected for oral or poster presentation and should be up to five (5) pages of content and one (1) additional page of references in length. Full papers will be presented in an oral session and should be up to ten (10) pages of content and two (2) additional pages of references.

Submissions should be written in English. As in previous PROPOR editions, full papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), the LNCS subseries. Selected short papers will be taken under consideration for LNAI publication. Papers must be submitted in PDF, following the LNAI format (**lncs/authors.html), using Springer Conference Service of PROPOR2012

Submissions will be evaluated by at least three reviewers. As reviewing will be blind, the submission should not include the authors’ names and affiliations, neither contain self-references that reveal identity, like, “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”. Instead, use citations such as “Smith (1991) previously showed …”. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Separate author identification information is required as part of the submission process.


Alberto Simoes (UM, Portugal)
Aldebaro Klautau (UFPA, Brazil)
Alexandre Agustini (PUC-RS, Brazil)
Amalia Andrade (UL, Portugal)
Amalia Mendes (UL, Portugal)
Andre Adami (UCS, Brazil )
Andrea Rauber (UCPEL, Brazil)
Antonio Bonafonte (UPC, Spain )
Antonio Branco (UL, Portugal)
Antonio Rubio (UG, Spain)
Antonio Serralheiro (INESC-ID, Portugal)
Ariadne Carvalho (Unicamp, Brazil)
Ariani Di Felippo (UFSCAR, Brazil)
Belinda Maia (UP, Portugal )
Bento da Silva (UNESP, Brazil)
Berthold Crysmann (University of Bonn, Germany)
Carlos Prolo (PUC-RS, Brazil )
Carlos Teixeira (UL, Portugal)
Carmen Garcia Mateo (UV, Spain)
Caroline Gasperin (TouchType, UK)
Caroline Hagege (Xerox Research Centre, France)
Daniela Braga (Microsoft, China)
Dante Barone (UFRGS, Brazil )
Diana Santos (University of Oslo, Norway)
Doroteo Toledano (UAM, Spain)
Eduardo Lleida Solano (UZ, Spain)
Eric Laporte (Universite Paris Est, France)
Eva Navas (UBC, Spain)
Fabio Kepler (USP, Brazil )
Fabio Violaro (Unicamp, Brazil )
Fernando Resende (UFRJ, Brazil )
Gael Harry Dias (UBI, Portugal )
Gladis Barcellos (UFSCAR, Brazil)
Irene Rodrigues (UE, Portugal )
Isabel Fale (UAb, Portugal)
Isabel Trancoso (INESC-ID/IST, Portugal)
Ivandre Paraboni (USP, Brazil)
Jean-Luc Minel (Universite de Paris X, France)
Joao Balsa (UL, Portugal)
Joao Luis Garcia Rosa(USP-SC, Brazil)
Joao Paulo Neto (INESC-ID/IST, Portugal)
Joao Veloso (UP, Portugal)
Joaquim F. da Silva (UNL, Portugal)
Joaquim Llisterri Boix(UAB, Spain)
Jorge Baptista (U Alg., Portugal)
Jose Gabriel Lopes (UNL, Portugal)
Jose Joao Almeida (UM, Portugal)
Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University, USA)
Laura Alonso Alemany (University National of Cordoba, Argentina)
Leandro Oliveira (Embrapa, Brazil)
Lucia Rino (UFSCAR, Brazil)
Luis Oliveira (INESC-ID, Portugal)
Luis Sa (UC, Portugal)
Luisa Coheur (INESC-ID/IST, Portugal)
Luiz Pizzato (University of Sydney, Australia)
Marcelo Finger (USP, Brazil)
Marco Gonzalez (PUC-RS, Brazil)
Maria das Gracas Volpe Nunes (USP-SC, Brazil)
Maria Helena Mira Mateus (ILTEC, Portugal)
Mario Silva (IST/INESC-ID, Portugal)
Michel Gagnon (Ecole Polytechnique , Canada)
Miguel Sales Dias (Microsoft, Portugal)
Nuno Cavalheiro Marques (UNL, Portugal)
Nuno Mamede (INESC-ID/IST, Portugal)
Pablo Gamallo (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Palmira Marrafa (UL, Portugal)
Paulo Gomes (UC, Portugal)
Paulo Quaresma (UE, Portugal)
Plinio Barbosa (Unicamp, Brazil)
Ranniery Maia (Toshiba, Japan)
Renata Vieira (PUC-RS, Brazil)
Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia)
Ronado Teixeira Martins (Univas, Brazil)
Rove Chishman (Unisinos, Brazil)
Ruben San Segundo Hernandez (UPM, Spain)
Ruy Luiz Milidiu (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
Sandra Aluisio (USP-SC, Brazil)
Stanley Loh (UCPEL, Brazil)
Steven Bird (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Thiago Pardo (USP-SC, Brazil)
Tracy Holloway King (Microsoft, USA)
Valeria D. Feltrim (UEM, Brazil)
Vera Lucia Strube de Lima (PUC-RS, Brazil)
Violeta Quental (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
Vitor Rocio (UAb, Portugal)
Viviane Moreira (UFRGS, Brazil)


General Chair
Fernando Perdigao (Universidade de Coimbra / IT - Portugal)

Technical Program Chairs
Aline Villavicencio (UFRGS, Brazil)
Antonio Teixeira (Universidade de Aveiro/IEETA, Portugal)

Editorial Chair
Helena Caseli (UFSCar, Brazil)

Demos Chair
Alberto Abad (L2F INESC-ID, Portugal)

Local Organizing Committee
Luis Sa (Universidade de Coimbra/Instituto de Telecomunicacoes)
Sara Candeias (Instituto de Telecomunicacoes)
Ana R. Luis (Universidade de Coimbra/CELGA)
Carla Lopes (IPLEI/Instituto de Telecomunicacoes)
Hugo Goncalo Oliveira (UC/CISUC)

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