SLATE – 11th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies

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SLATE – 11th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies
Covilhã, Portugal, July 14-15, 2022



We often use languages. Earlier, 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 they still share many similarities. In SLATE, we are interested in discussing these languages, organized in three main tracks:

 * HHL Track:

Processing Human-Human Languages, dedicated to the presentation and discussion of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools and applications.

 * HCL Track:

Processing Human-Computer Languages, where researchers, developers, and educators exchange ideas and information on the latest academic or industrial work on the design, processing, assessment, and applications of programming languages.

 * CCL Track:

Processing Computer-Computer Languages, broad space for discussing (mark-up) languages for communication between computers, including those used for visualization and presentation of information to the end-user.


        – Paper Submission Deadline: April 25, 2022
        – Paper Authors’ Notification: May 22, 2022
        – Final Paper Submission: June 12, 2022
        – Conference: July 14 and 15, 2022



* Human-Human Languages (HHL) track
        – Computational approaches to Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics;
        – Machine translation and tools for Computer Assisted Translation;
        – Computational terminology and lexicography;
        – Information Retrieval and Automatic Question Answering;
        – Information Extraction;
        – Natural Language Understanding;
        – Corpus Linguistics;
        – Statistical Methods for NLP;
        – Tools and resources for NLP;
        – Natural Language Generation;
        – Speech Recognition and Synthesis;
        – NLP system and resource evaluation;
        – Language teaching support tools.

* Human-Computer Languages (HCL) track
        – 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 of programs;
        – Program Comprehension and program visualization;
        – Compilation and interpretation techniques;
        – Code generation and optimization;
        – Programming languages teaching methods and tools;
        – Cross-fertilization of different technological spaces
          (modelware, grammarware, ontologies, etc);
        – High level visual languages for Low-code development.

* Computer-Computer Languages (CCL) track
        – Semantic data description frameworks;
        – Semantic Web languages;
        – Ontology engineering;
        – IoT data protocols;
        – 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.



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 ( for details about the document preparation.
 – Submissions will be managed through the EasyChair online system:
 – 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).



 * SLATE 2022 Chairs
        – Maria João Pereira (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal)
        – Nuno F. Rodrigues (Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal)
        – Sebastião Pais (Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal)
        – João Cordeiro (Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal)

 * Organizing Committee
        – Alberto Simões (Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal)
        – João Cordeiro (Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal)
        – Pedro Rangel Henriques (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
        – Sebastião Pais (Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal)



The 2022 SLATE edition will be held in the Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã Portugal. More details can be found on the conference homepage.       

40.26895 N      7.49374 W


All questions about submissions should be emailed to: