10th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies

by Ricardo Queirós, Jan. 22, 2021

We often use languages. First, to communicate between ourselves. Later, to communicate with computers. And more recently, with the advent of networks, we found a way to make computers communicate between themselves. All these different forms of communication use languages, different languages, but that still share many similarities. In SLATE, we are interested in discussing these languages, organized in three main tracks: HHL TRACK (Human-Human Languages), HCL Track (Human-Computer Languages) and CCL Track (Computer-Computer Languages)

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CALL FOR PAPERS
SLATE - 10th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies
1st and 2nd July, 2021
ESMAD, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
http://slate-conf.org/ 
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CONTEXT
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We often use languages. First, to communicate between ourselves. Later, to communicate with computers. And more recently, with the advent of networks, we found a way to make computers communicate between themselves. All these different forms of communication use languages, different languages, but that still share many similarities. In SLATE, we are interested in discussing these languages, organized in three main tracks: HHL TRACK (Human-Human Languages), HCL Track (Human-Computer Languages) and CCL Track (Computer-Computer Languages)

We encourage everyone to submit novel and innovative work in areas including but not limited to:

HHL TRACK (Human-Human Languages)
- Computational morphology, syntax and semantics
- Machine translation and tools for computer assisted translation
- Computational terminology and lexicography
- Speech synthesis and understanding
- Information retrieval, extraction and automatic question answering
- Corpora linguistics
- NLP system and resource evaluation
- Public tools and resources for NLP
- Ontologies and knowledge representation
- Statistical Methods applied to NLP
- Language teaching support tools
- Sentiment/Polarity Analysis
- Summarization

HCL Track (Human-Computer Languages)
- Programming language concepts, methodologies and tools
- Language and Grammars, design, formal specification and quality
- Domain Specific Languages design and implementation
- Programming, refactoring and debugging environments
- Dynamic and static analysis: Program Slicing
- Program Comprehension
- Compilation and interpretation techniques
- Code generation and optimization
- Program visualization and animation
- Programming languages teaching methods and tools
- Dynamic languages
- Cross-fertilization of different technological spaces (modelware, grammarware, ontologies, etc)
- Block-based programming
- High level visual languages for low-code development

CCL Track (Computer-Computer Languages)
- IoT data protocols
- Semantic data description frameworks
- Semantic Web languages
- Ontology engineering
- XML Databases and Big Data
- Publishing and document storage formats
- HTML5 and web formatting
- Industry specific XML based standards
- Web APIs and service marketplaces
- Service Oriented Architectures
- E-learning systems, standards and interoperability
- Data and graph visualization languages
- Computer Intelligence and Chatbots
- Computer structures - PaaS, SaaS, IaaS
- Pervasive Data Languages
- Multi-agent systems 

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IMPORTANT DATES
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- Paper Submission: April 1, 2021
- Paper Author Notification: April 30, 2021
- Final Paper Submission: June 15, 2021
- Conference: July 1 and 2, 2021

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COMMITTEES
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SLATE 2021 Chairs
- Ricardo Queirós (ESMAD/P.PORTO & uniMAD & CRACS/INESC TEC)
- Mário Pinto (ESMAD/P.PORTO & uniMAD)
- Alberto Simões (2Ai-School of Technology, IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal)

Track Chairs
- Alberto Simões (2Ai-School of Technology, IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal)
- Maria João Varanda Pereira (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal)
- Filipe Portela (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)

Organizing committee
- Ricardo Queirós (Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, PP, Portugal)
- Mário Pinto (Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, PP, Portugal)
- Alberto Simões (Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal)
- Teresa Terroso (Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, PP, Portugal)
- Jorge Lima (Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, PP, Portugal)
- Maria João Varanda Pereira (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal)

The full program committee for each track is available on the conference homepage.
 
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SLATE PUBLICATION POLICY
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All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. 
The following paper categories are welcome:

- Full papers — 8 to 14 pages, presented in 20+5 minutes, complete work, including a validation or discussion;
- Short papers — 6 to 8 pages, presented in 10+5 minutes, ongoing work, well anchored in the literature, but not yet fully validated;
- Lightning talks - no publication, presented in 3 to 5 minutes, research ideas or work that has just started.

More details:

- Both full and short papers should be written in English, using the OASIcs template. Please refer to our website (http://slate-conf.org/2021/submissions) for details about the document preparation.
- Submissions will be managed through the EasyChair online system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slate2021.
- All accepted papers will be published as post-proceedings through OASIcs - OpenAccess Series in Informatics​ — in open access mode, under an ISBN reference and a DOI, and will thus be indexed by services such as Scopus and DBLP.
- In addition, the authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to appropriate journals (more information
will be posted later on the conference website).


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VENUE
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The 2021 SLATE edition will be held in Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, Vila do Conde e Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal. 
More details can be found on the conference homepage.
 
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CONTACTS
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All questions about submissions should be emailed to slate2021 (at) easychair.org