Sao Carlos STIL 2009
September 8-11, 2009
São Carlos, Brazil


The 7th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology

Call for Papers

STIL 2009  is the  annual Language Technology  event supported  by the
Brazilian Computer  Society ( (SBC)  and by the
Brazilian  Special  Interest  Group  on  Natural  Language  Processing

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

STIL-2009  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:

   * Computer science: text mining, semantic web, information
     extraction,information retrieval, natural language interfaces,
     written and spoken language processing, tagging, parsing,
     summarization, machine translation, writing tools, anaphora
     resolution, statistical language processing, NLP resources,
     applications and evaluation.

   * Linguistics: terminology, lexicology and lexicography, grammar
     formalisms,discourse analysis, ontologies, translation, corpus

   * Information science: information filtering and retrieval, digital
     libraries,document and knowledge management, knowledge modelling.

   * Natural language understanding and generation.

   * Others: work on Philosophy or Human sciences in general, related
     to language processing.

The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to a Special Issue of the Linguamática Journal.


Papers can be written in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

Submissions will be accepted in PDF format only through the JEMS SBC system ( Authors should chose between full  papers for oral presentation or short papers to be presented as posters, and should also indicate whether they accept their full paper to be reallocated as a poster should the reviewers recommend so.

Full papers should describe complete work with significant results and cannot exceed 8 pages in length (including tables, pictures and references.) Short papers (posters) may describe ongoing research with partial results, software demos etc. and should not exceed 4 pages in length (including
tables, pictures and references.)

Paper formatting must follow the SBC guidelines available at this address: (for papers in English or Spanish) and at this address (for papers in Portuguese).

As papers will be blind-reviewed, they should not display any information regarding their authorship in the header or body of the text.

All accepted papers (full and short) will be published in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates

Paper/Poster submission due
24 May 2009
Paper notification of acceptance 13 July 2009
Camera ready copy 24 July 2009