Welcome Note

It’s a great pleasure to welcome everyone to the International Conference on Bangla Speech and Language Processing (ICBSLP) to be held on 21-22 September 2018, at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh. Most conferences in Bangladesh are arranged in the capital city of Dhaka and participants often miss the natural beauty and tranquility of lush green riverine Bangladesh. The ICBSLP gives the participants an opportunity to attend a conference in Sylhet, a north eastern city in picturesque Surma Valley with scenic tea plantations, Haors and tropical forests. SUST, the hosting institution, is the first science and technology university of the country. It is comparatively new but has already established itself as a leading science and technology university of the country with the most IT enabled environment.

Out of every 100 people of the world, roughly 3 speak Bangla, which makes it the seventh most spoken native language in the world. In 1952, theBangla language movement of this country successfully achieved the language's official status as the state language. In recognition of this movement, UNESCO started celebrating 21 February as the International Mother Language Day since 1999. Bangla language is the most important element of our culture, history and heritage, which binds together roughly more than 200 million diverse people living in Bangladesh, India and the rest of the world.

As a part of the scientific and research community we feel it is also our responsibility to enhance the computer adaptability of the Bangla language through research, development and innovation. This conference plans to bring together leading national and international academicians, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all the aspects of Bangla Speech and Language Processing, and to discuss challenges and their solutions. We welcome researchers to submit their original and unpublished research findings to this conference. Although our focus is in Bangla, we welcome relevant research results of other‎ families of languages in this region.

We believe the timing of this conference has special significance as well. The Bangladesh government has just launched a multimillion dollar ambitious project for the Enhancement of Bangla Language in ICT through Research and Development (EBLICT). The success of this project will largely depend on the research community and industry working together. By bringing together national and international scholars, ICBSLP 2018 will provide a common platform for these two entities to share ideas, build networks and work together for the success of this project.

As the conference chair of ICBSLP 2018, I am looking forward to welcoming you all to the SUST campus in September 2018.

Professor Dr. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal
Chair, ICBSLP2018

Call For Papers

1st International Conference on Bangla Speech and Language Processing (ICBSLP 2018) will be held at Sylhet, Bangladesh during September 21-22, 2018, which is organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST). ICBSLP 2018, a premiere in its kind, welcomes the submission of original unpublished works in various fields of Bangla speech and language processing. This conference is aimed at providing a platform for all researchers and academicians to share ideas, highly developed skills and successful practices in Bangla Computing. ICBSLP 2018 is cosponsored by IEEE Bangladesh Section and the proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore and in the form of flash memory. We look forward to receiving your submissions and your participation in ICBSLP 2018.

Original papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

Natural Language Processing

  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Machine Translation
  • Corpus
  • Language Model
  • Stylometry
  • POS Tagger
  • Spell Checker
  • Grammar Checker
  • Dialog Management
  • Question Answering
  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Query Expansion
  • Lexical Semantics
  • Paraphrasing
  • Chunking / Shallow Parsing
  • Transliteration
  • Anaphora Resolution
  • Semantic Processing
  • Document Categorization
  • Document Clustering
  • Stemmer
  • Text Summarization

Speech Processing

  • Text to Speech
  • Speech to Text
  • Speech Prosody and Labeling
  • Speaker and Language Detection
  • Phonetic/Phonological System

Human Computer Interaction

  • Software for Disabled People
  • Multimodal HCI

Image Processing & Computer Vision

  • OCR - Handwriting
  • OCR - Printed Document
  • Sign Language Detection

PDF version of this call can be found here.

Call For Posters

The program committee of ICBSLP2018 cordially invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a Students’ Poster Session and to showcase their current research, ongoing projects and similar items related to the conference theme and scope.

Competition

Three submissions will be shortlisted in advance based on reviews. During the conference, a panel will decide the winners, who will receive an award certificate along with prize money. The format for presentations will be announced ahead of the event but duration for each presentation should not be more than 10 minutes.

Each submission will be assessed on the following equally-weighted criteria:

  • The Clarity in the research problem
  • The Quality of writing
  • The novelty of the research
Please submit/send your poster to the following e-mail addresses as an attachment (in .pdf format): icbslp2018@sust.edu . The subject of the e-mail has to be “Student poster submission for ICBSLP2018”. File size of the poster draft must not exceed 10 MB.

Submission

Paper Submission Guidelines

  • Submission Deadline:
  • All paper to ICBSLP 2018 must be submitted through online conference management system EasyChair within the announced deadline and in pdf formats.

    The Initial Paper Submission deadline is August 12, 2018.

  • Preparation of Manuscript:
    • Abstract:
    • The maximum of 200-word abstract should be a brief summary of the work, which will be included in the Conference Proceedings if the paper is accepted.

    • Summary:
    • The Maximum 6-page two-column IEEE style Summary includes all the text, abstract, title, authors, equations, tables, photographs, drawings, figures, and references. In exceptional circumstances, authors must contact with organizing chair (secretary@icbslp.org or icbslp2018@sust.edu) and extra charge will be applied for each page.

    • Double-Blind Paper:
    • The authors should not include their names, affiliations, postal addresses, and email addresses in the initial manuscript.

    • Manuscript Template:
    • Submissions must follow standard IEEE conference templates. The manuscript template also available in the following links:

  • Plagiarism & Multiple Submission Policy:
    • Plagiarism:
    • All conference papers submitted to ICBSLP 2018 for publication must record original work which has not been published previously. Any alleged cases of plagiarism will be dealt with according to the ICBSLP and IEEE Policy in relation to Plagiarism, Infringement of Copyright and Infringement of Moral Rights and Submission to Multiple Publications outlets.

      The IEEE policy on Plagiarism is available at IEEE Policy on Plagiarism.

    • Multiple submissions:
    • ICBSLP and IEEE do not permit manuscripts included in its conference proceedings to be simultaneously under review for another conference, journal, or other forms of publication. Once a case of multiple submissions has been established, the paper(s) in question will be immediately declined for publication by the ICBSLP and IEEE followed by appropriate disciplinary action.

      The IEEE policy on Multiple submissions is available at IEEE Policy on Multiple Submission

  • Copyright:
  • ICBSLP 2018 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Bangladesh section. Accepted and presented papers will be published on IEEE Xplore® (IEEE Digital Library) and IEEE will own the copyright to the conference publication. IEEE copyright form will be filled out for each paper separately (One copyright form is required for one paper).

    Download Copyright form: IEEE Copyright form

Important IEEE Policy Announcement

  • Plagiarism & Multiple Submission Policy:
    • Plagiarism:
    • All conference papers submitted to ICBSLP 2018 for publication must record original work which has not been published previously. Any alleged cases of plagiarism will be dealt with according to the ICBSLP and IEEE Policy in relation to Plagiarism, Infringement of Copyright and Infringement of Moral Rights and Submission to Multiple Publications outlets.

      The IEEE policy on Plagiarism is available at IEEE Policy on Plagiarism.

    • Multiple submissions:
    • ICBSLP and IEEE do not permit manuscripts included in its conference proceedings to be simultaneously under review for another conference, journal, or other forms of publication. Once a case of multiple submissions has been established, the paper(s) in question will be immediately declined for publication by the ICBSLP and IEEE followed by appropriate disciplinary action.

      The IEEE policy on Multiple submissions is available at IEEE Policy on Multiple Submission

Poster Submission Guidelines

  • Posters must be A1 landscape/Portrait (594 x 841 mm)
  • Posters must include
    • Author name
    • University name
    • Logo
  • Poster details must be submitted during the registration process
  • Information in your poster could include:
    • The challenge being addressed or question being answered by the research in such a way that a non-expert can understand the importance of the research
    • The focus of the research
    • The intended outcome of the research
    • The current stage of the research
    • Any research results, preliminary conclusions, or potentially interesting next steps
  • Posters should be aimed at other students and researchers who do not necessarily have expertise in that specific area of research
  • For any queries, contact to icbslp2018@sust.edu

Camera Ready Paper Submission

  • Prepare PDF: Prepare PDF of the camera ready version of your paper. Your PDF file must be created and verified by IEEE PDF eXpress before submitting. Please use the Conference ID: 45568XP while preparing PDF using IEEE PDF eXpress . While making the final paper, do not add page numbers, add all authors with affiliations, make in proper IEEE Template for the conference, etc.
  • Copyright Form: Instruction for copyright form filling has been sent to your email(provided EasyChair system). Please check your email and follow the instructions.
  • Copyright Information (at header and footer): Authors are requested to include the appropriate copyright clearance code notice at the bottom of the first page of each paper according to the guidelines set forth in the Cataloging/Copyright Instructions for an IEEE Conference Proceeding. Detailed instructions as follows:
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is:
      U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is:
      978-1-5386-8207-4/18/$31.00 ©2018 Crown
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is:
      978-1-5386-8207-4/18/$31.00 ©2018 European Union
    • For all other papers the copyright notice is:
      978-1-5386-8207-4/18/$31.00 ©2018 IEEE
    Please add the conference title at the top-right side of the first page of each paper as follows:
    International Conference on Bangla Speech and Language Processing(ICBSLP), 21-22 September, 2018
    Please find the template from the given link
  • Submission: Camera ready paper should be uploaded on easychair as an update of the preliminary submission.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Girish Nath Jha

ICBSLP 2018 is honored to have Professor Girish Nath Jha as a keynote speaker. He will speak on "LT Resource Crunch - challenges and opportunities for South Asian languages"

Prof. Girish Nath Jha teaches Computational Linguistics at the School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and is currently the dean of the school. He also holds concurrent appointment at the Center of Linguistics in JNU. Prof Jha till recently held the position of the director of International Collaboration of JNU. His research interests include Machine Translation, Indian languages corpora and standards, Lexicography, e-learning, web based technologies, RDBMS, software design and localization. Details on his work can be obtained from http://sanskrit.jnu.ac.in.

Prof Jha was given an honorary appointment as "Mukesh & Priti Chatter Distinguished Professor of History of Science" at the Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA (2009-12). He has been a visiting professor at the Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia (2013), University of Würzburg, Germany (2014 and 2016) and University of Florence, Italy (2016).

Prof Jha has books published from publishers like Springer Verlag, Cambridge Scholar Publishing, LAP Lambert and has over 125 research papers/presentations/publications and over 150 invited talks and presentations including many keynotes/plenary at prestigious international venues. Prof Jha has been chair/co-chair for at least 12 international seminars/conferences and has been nominated member of more than 25 committees. He was nominated to the editorial board of a leading journal from Springer and has been a reviewer of many leading journals and proceedings in the area of NLP. He has supervised 49 M.Phil and 22 Ph.D. students. Prof Jha has organized many international conferences. Prof Jha's efforts in collaboration with software industry has led to the development of key technologies for Indian languages. His awards include Datta Peetha award for Sanskrit linguistics (2017), KECSS Felicitation award for promotion of Sharada script (2016), EU grant for Visiting Professorship at University of Florence (2016), DAAD fellowships for Visiting Professorship at University iof Wurzburg, Germany (2014, 2016), Mukesh & Priti Chatter Distinguished Professor of History of Science at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA (2009-2012).

Title: LT Resource Crunch - challenges and opportunities for South Asian languages

Abstract
South Asia presents one of the most complex linguistic areas known to mankind. Technology development for such societies pose interesting challenges and also immense possibilities. While we need language technology in almost every aspect of development today, the diversity of linguistic communities, complexities of languages, lack of good standards, trained human resource, sustained governmental support pose serious challenges. To a positivist, the situation may not look grim at all, but full of opportunities. This line of argument has support from recent successes that the LT R&D has seen in various areas mostly led by industry.

The talk while discussing the critical resources needed for good quality LT tools in SA languages, will present the challenges in developing these in a diverse linguistic area and with uncertain governmental support. The talk will then discuss some recent developments including marketing LTRs created for Indian languages to generate resources. Thereafter, a major LTR work completed at JNU for 17 SA languages called the "Indian Languages Corpora Initiative (ILCI)" will be presented and live data demonstrated. In the concluding section, the talk will briefly outline some of the recent programs started by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), work done under TDIL funding and some of the recent industry sponsored consultancy projects completed at JNU. The talk will conclude with some concrete suggestions on what needs to be done to enable our languages with most critical technologies today.

Dr. Niladri Sekhar Dash

Dr. Niladri Sekhar Dash works as an Associate Professor in Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (The Institute of National Importance, Govt. of India). For last 25 years he has been working in the area of Corpus Linguistics, Language Technology, Language Documentation and Digitization, Computational Lexicography, Computer Assisted Language Teaching, and Manual and Machine Translation. To his credit, he has published 16 research monographs and more than 250 research papers in peer-reviewed international and national journals, anthologies, and conference proceedings. As an invited speaker Dr. Dash has delivered lectures at more than 40 universities and institutes in India and abroad.

He acts as Research Advisor for several multinational organizations (e.g., Zi-Corporation (Canada), Mobile Net (Sweden), Taylor and Francis (England and US), Cognizant (India), Braahmin Ltd. (India), Mihup (India), Beno Translation (USA), Oxford University Press (UK), Reve Systems Ltd. Bangladesh, etc.) which have been working on various domains of Language Technology, Natural Language Processing, and Computational Lexicography. Dr. Dash has acted as the Principal Investigator for six projects funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) Govt. of India. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Linguistic Studies― a peer-reviewed international journal of linguistics enlisted in UGC journal list (2017); and Editorial Board Member of six international journals. He is a member of several linguistic associations across the world and a regular Ph.D. thesis evaluator of several Indian and foreign universities. In 2017, he worked as a Visiting Scientist at the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) at the University of Reading, the UK. He is awarded British Academy Visiting Fellowship 2018― a highly prestigious fellowship awarded by British Academy, UK. At present, he is working on Parallel Translation Corpus, POS Tagging of Text Corpus, Digital Pronunciation Dictionary, Computer Assisted Language Teaching, Digital Lexical Profile, Contextualized Word Sense Cognition, Bilingual Lexical Database, Language Documentation and Digitization, Translation and Application of Corpus Data in Language Disorder research, etc. Details of Dr. Dash may be found at https://sites.google.com/site/nsdashisi/home/.

Title: Part-of-Speech (POS) Tagging of Words in Bangla Text Corpus: Catching a Slippery Eel in a Turbulent Water

Abstract
In Natural Language Processing, Language Technology, and Computational Linguistics, the idea of part-of-speech (POS) tagging is linked with assigning words to particular parts-of-speech. It is also known as Grammatical Annotation (GA) and Word Category Disambiguation (WCD), the primary task of which involves the process of marking each and every word with a tag – manually or automatically – within a piece of natural text as corresponding to a particular part-of-speech, based on its form and function in contexts of its use in larger syntactic frames like phrases, sentences, paragraphs, and texts. An electronically developed language corpus, after being tagged at the part-of-speech level, becomes a valuable resource for various works of natural language processing, language technology, computational linguistics, machine learning, cognitive linguistics, applied linguistics, and descriptive linguistics. POS tagging is generally carried out on electronic version of a language corpus (manually or automatically) using a set of predefined tags, which are primarily used to assign part-of-speech, linguistic properties, and functions of words, terms, and other lexical items used in corpus. The issue of assigning part-of-speech to words, although appears to be simple, straightforward, and one dimensional, is in fact, embedded with several theoretical and technical complexities with regard to identification of actual lexico-semantic entities and syntactico-grammatical functions of words used in a piece of text. Also, it includes defining the basic hierarchical modalities of tag assignment and designing a rule-based schema useful for automatic assignment of tags to words. All these issues ask for a highly synchronized strategy designed elegantly with proper combination of linguistic and extralinguistic knowledge and computational expertise for achieving maximum success with minimum enterprise. Keeping these issues in view, in this talk, I make an attempt to define maxims, principles, and rules that we need to follow if we want to design a Tagset for tagging words at the part-of-speech level in a Bangla text. I also suggest strategies that we need to adopt when we try to tag words manually as well as formulate algorithms meant for automatic assignment of POS tags to words used in Bangla corpus. Although I address some important theoretical issues relating to the field of inquiry within its general scope and propose some rudimentary rules to be followed at the time of POS tagging, I deliberately avoid all technical issues and computational aspects of POS tagging with a clear expectation for making the topic of investigation an open area of general interest and enquiry. However, I meticulously address almost all major linguistics and extralinguistics issues relating to the process of manual POS tagging referring to instances taken from a Bangla written text corpus. I consider this talk as a ‘generic speech’ the principal goal of which is to clarify the very concept of POS tagging; identify the maxims and principles of POS tagging; highlight the pros and cons of the tagset proposed by the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS); define strategies and rules for POS tagging of Bangla texts; and make aware the new generation of scholars who are going to be engaged in the task of POS tagging of Bengali corpus about the invisible quicksand on the path of their journey.

Keywords: annotation, tagging, noun, verb, adjective, adverb, postposition, Bangla, part-of-speech, morphology, syntax, semantics, context

Dr. Firoj Alam

Dr. Firoj has been working for more than 10 years in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, which include Deep/machine learning, Natural Language Processing, Speech and Behavioral Signal Processing. He received his PhD with a specialization of Human Language Technology and a particular focus on Behavioral Signal Processing (Empathy, Emotion, Personality traits) from the University of Trento, Italy. He has been part of an EU conversation summarization project, SENSEI. (http://www.sensei-conversation.eu), where he has developed a spoken conversation summarization system. He has also developed information extraction systems, particularly, Named Entity Recognition and Relation extraction for different domains. Recently, he started working on developing an AI system for social media data to facilitate early responders during disaster events. He has significant contributions in Bangla Language Computing Research with a special focus on Bangladeshi Bangla. In his early research career, he has developed Bangla Text to Speech system and other linguistic resources (e.g., Pronunciation dictionary, Text and Speech Corpus) and made them publicly available. His research interests include Applied Deep/Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Affective Behavior and Speech Processing. He is serving as a reviewer in different international conference and journal such as ACL, Interspeech. He has more than 35 research papers, including book chapters, published in international conferences and journals.

Title: Speech Synthesis: Historical Perspective -- Current Status of Bangla Speech Synthesis

Abstract
Generating intelligible and natural speech with computers or other hand-held devices has been a goal for the speech community researcher. The purpose is to facilitate visually impaired people as well as improve human-machine interaction (e.g., dialogue system, speech-to-speech translation). It is a process, which is usually referred to as speech synthesis, also known as Text to Speech. The speech synthesis consists of two main components, frontend, and the waveform synthesizing module. The frontend module analyzes the input text and transforms into spoken form, while the synthesizer transforms the spoken form into the speech waveform. The first part is mainly language specific. It requires the development of linguistic resources such as phoneme inventory, lexical rules for the normalization of text to standard spoken form, pronunciation dictionary, linguistic and speech corpus for developing machine learning models. The second part is language independent and several techniques have been developed in the last few decades. These consist of rule-based approaches to data-driven approaches (e.g., concatenative approach, statistical parametric approach). This talk will highlight such techniques – their advantages, limitations, and challenges. In addition, a major focus will be given to discuss the current status of Bangla Speech Synthesis and possible research avenues that the research community can address.

Special Sessions

Dr. Shisir Bhattacharja

Dr. Manjira Sinha

Dr. Anupam Basu

Bangla Digit Recognition
Session Chair: Fuad Rahman, PhD, Apurba Technologies

This session will showcase some of the most innovative submissions in the highly successful recent competition (https://www.kaggle.com/c/numta) on Bengali Digit Recognition organized by Bengali.AI and exclusively sponsored by Apurba Technologies. Natural language processing (NLP) research is developing rapidly due to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). One of the key topics of NLP is optical character recognition (OCR). To build an OCR in Bengali language, digit classification provides a convenient starting point. In this competition, the goal was to correctly identify digits from NumtaDB, a large dataset (85,000+) of Bengali digits.

Any team who participated in the competition can submit papers and posters by August 12 through online conference management system EasyChair within the announced deadline and in pdf formats. Please check the Bangla Digit Recognition topic under Special Sessions during Easychair submission.

Detail guidelines can be found in Paper submission section.

Please submit/send your poster to the following e-mail addresses as an attachment (in .pdf format): icbslp2018@sust.edu . The subject of the e-mail has to be “Special session poster submission for ICBSLP 2018”. File size of the poster draft must not exceed 10 MB.

Detail guidelines can be found in Poster submission section.

Workshop on Structure of language: Constraints and Preferences
Dr. Shisir Bhattacharja
Professor, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka.

Linguists, it seems, do not know much about the computational application of language (language processing, machine translation and similar other things). Those who are interested in the computational processing of a language may not be well aware of the grammatical and lexical constraints that a language (or language in general) may present. In order to fill up this gap, I would like to propose this workshop on the universal structure of language as well as different modern theories that try to handle it. Although the workshop shall mainly welcome an audience interested in the computational processing of language, it will be open, nevertheless, to all who are interested in language and grammar.

Short Tutorial of Computational Psycholinguistics for Bangla
Dr. Manjira Sinha, Dr. Tirthankar Dasgupta and Dr. Anupam Basu

Language as a communication tool is one of the key attributes of human society. It also distinguishes human communication from most of the other species. However, language is a complex and intricate tool developed and evolved over thousands of years, influenced by usage, demographics, and socio-cultural factors. The study of language communication and comprehension is a rapidly expanding and multi-disciplinary and challenging field of research.

Due to technological advances in computational methods that capture the statistical and formal properties, significant progress has been made possible in the understanding of how human process language. One of such approaches is the paradigm of Computational Psycholinguistics.

Computational Psycholinguistics applies state of the art machine learning techniques to simulate the relationship between human behavior, psychological process and languagecomprehension and develops prediction models . Computational Psycholinguistics is not only an important paradigm for gaining better insights into how ‘brain raeds words’ , rather it has been observed that a number of NLP and IR tasks such as the design of a knowledge base, enhancing textbooks for target readers can be improved based on the understanding of the process of human language comprehension. Hence, computational psycholinguistics is useful tool for researchers across multiple disciplines such as linguists, technical researchers working in NLP, cognitive scientists etc.

The suitability and outcome of any computational approaches on language are highly dependent on the language of interest. However, while there is long and rich lineage of the computational psycholinguistics work in English and other European Languages, such work is in nascent stages in the languages of the subcontinent. One such important language is Bangla .

The 220 million native and about 250 million total speakers have made it the seventh most spoken language in the world. Bangla vocabulary comprised of large number of borrowings from Sanskrit, Middle-Eastern, Austro-Asiatic and European languages such as Arabic, Persian, Tibetan, Portuguese, English etc., along with the native words. Therefore, Bangla vocabulary is highly heterogeneous. In addition, Bangla also has regional variations and dialects. This rich and diverse character of Bangla makes the study of language comprehension in Bangla interesting as well as a necessity.

The proposed tutorial aims at introducing enthusiasts with the exciting world of computational psycholinguistics and human language comprehension studies in general and specifically in Bangla.

Schedule

Please visit this link for checking the schedule of the conference.

Instructions for Oral Presentations

We are looking forward to many great presentations in ICBSLP 2018! Information about the conference and your presentation:

  • The standard presentations time slot is 15 minutes, 12 minutes to present and 3 minutes for questions.
  • Moderators are instructed to strictly adhere to the time schedule.
  • Please bring your presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint or PDF files) on an USB flash drive.
  • Each conference room will be provided with a computer, a projector, and a projection screen.
  • Copy your presentation into the computer in your conference room at least 20 minutes before the corresponding session starts.
  • You may not use your personal laptop.

Registration

The following Registration fees are applied to all participants (Authors/Attendees) of ICBSLP 2018

Paper/Poster
IEEE Member * Non IEEE Member
Student* Professional Student* Professional
Local BDT 2000 BDT 3000 BDT 2000 BDT4000
Foreign USD 100 USD 200 USD 100 USD 250

* Please upload the scanned copy of the following documents (through Online Registration portal) to get special discounted price for studentship and/or IEEE membership.

Payment Method

Please make your registration payment using the following Bank Information.

For author registration please fill up this form.
For participant registraion please fill up this form.

Important Dates

Paper/Poster
Submission

August 12, 2018

Acceptance
Notification

August 31, 2018

Author Registration
Deadline

September 11, 2018

Camera-ready
Paper Due

September 10, 2018

Conference Committees

Chief Patron of the Conference

Prof. Farid Uddin Ahmed
Vice Chancellor, SUST

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. M. Zafar Iqbal
Dept. of CSE, SUST

Technical Committee Chair

Prof. Dr. M. Kaykobad
Dept. of CSE, BUET

Conference Advisory Committee

Mohammad Daniul Huq
Professor, Department of Bangla, Jahangirnagar University

Prof. Dr. Sikder Monoare Murshed
Dept. of Linguistics, DU

Dr. Niladri Sekhar Dash
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

SM Ashraful Islam
Executive Vice Chairman, eGeneration group, Dhaka

Prof. Dr. Girish Nath Jha
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India

Dr. Firoj Alam
QCRI, Qatar

Prof. Dr. Md. Monirul Islam
Dept of CSE, BUET

Prof. Dr. M. A. Karim
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA

Prof. Dr. M. M. A. Hashem
Dept of CSE, KUET

Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Mottalib
Dept of CSE, BRAC University

Dr. Shisir Bhattacharja
Professor, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka.

Prof. Dr. A M M Mukaddes
Dean, School of Applied Sc. & Tech. SUST

Dr. Md Zafir Uddin
Associate Professor, Dept. of Bangla, SUST

Professor Anupam Basu
Director, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
Professor (on-lien), Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) IIT Kharagpur 721302

Technical Programme Committee

Members

Celia Shahnaz, Ph.D. SMIEEE, FIEB
Professor, Dept. of EEE, BUET
Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section

Professor Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah
Dept. of EEE, BUET
Nominations and Appointments Chair
IEEE Bangladesh Section

Prof. Dr. M. Reza Selim
Dept. of CSE, SUST

Prof.Dr. M. Sohel Rahman
Dept. of CSE, BUET

Prof. Dr. M. Jahirul Islam
Dept. of CSE, SUST

Prof. Dr. Khademul Islam Molla
Dept. of CSE, RU

Prof. Dr. Md. Hanif Seddiqui
Dept. of CSE, CU

Dr. Fuad Rahman
Apurba Technologies Inc. Dhaka

Prof. Dr. Hasan Sarwar
Dept. of CSE, UIU, Dhaka

Prof. Dr. Syed Akhter Hossain
Dept. of CSE, DIU, Dhaka

Dr. K. M. AZHARUL HASAN
Professor, Dept of CSE, KUET

Dr. Md. Moshiul Hoque
Professor, Dept. of CSE, CUET

Dr. Moinul Islam Zaber
Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE, DU

Mr. Md. Ruhul Amin
Asst. Prof, Dept. of CSE, SUST

Organizing Committee

Treasurer

Prof. Dr. M. Reza Selim
Head, Dept. of CSE, SUST

Organizing Secretary

Prof. Dr. M. Shahidur Rahman
Dept. of CSE, SUST

Joint Secretaries

Dr. Md. Forhad Rabbi
Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE, SUST

Dr. Md. Khairullah
Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE, SUST

Dr. Md. Sadek Ferdous
Assistant Professor, Dept. of CSE, SUST

Members

Mrs. Sharmin Mahjabin Shammi
Director of Marketing, EATL

Mr. Md. Masum
Associate Professor, Dept of CSE, SUST

Dr. Farida Chowdhury
Associate Professor, Dept of CSE, SUST

Mr. Md. Saiful Islam
Assistant Professor, Dept of CSE, SUST

Mr. Sheikh Nabil Mohammad
Assistant Professor, Dept of CSE, SUST

Mr. Asif Md. Samir
Assistant Professor, Dept of IICT, SUST

Mr. Md. Mahadi Hasan Nahid
Lecturer, Dept of CSE, SUST

Mr. Mohammed Jaynal Abedin
Asst. Registrar, SUST

Mr. Mahbubur Rub Talha
Team Lead, Pipilika, Dept of CSE, SUST

Mr. Shafkat Kibria
Ph.D. Fellow, Dept of CSE, SUST

Venue

Dr. M A Wazed Miah IICT Building
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology
Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh

Accomodation

La Rose Hotel, Sylhet, Bangladesh


16-Ornob, Mirer Moidan Point , Police Line Road, West Dorga Gate, Sylhet, 3100, Bangladesh

Note: Participant must mention "ICBSLP SUST" during booking to get attractive rate.

Richmond Hotel And Apartments


10th Floor, Al Hamra Shopping City, Hazrat Shahjalal Road, Zindabazar, Sylhet 3100
Phone: 0821-719076

Note: Participant must mention "ICBSLP SUST" during booking to get attractive rate.