Summary of Previous Editions

XII PROPOR (2016)
  • Place & date: Tomar, from 13th to 15th July 2016
  • Organization: António Branco(Univ Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Program chairs: Paulo Quaresma (Univ Évora, Portugal) – text, André Adami (Univ Caxias do Sul, Brazil) – speech
  • Editorial chairs: João Silva, (Univ Lisboa, Portugal) and Ricardo Ribeiro, (ISCTE/IUL, Portugal)
  • Demos committee: Vládia Pinheiro (Univ Fortaleza, Brazil) – chairperson, Hugo Oliveira (Univ Coimbra, Portugal)
  • Student Research Workshop chairs: Pedro Balage (Univ São Paulo, in São Carlos, Brazil) and Fernando Batista (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal)
  • Co-located Workshops committee: Pablo Gamallo (Univ Santiago Compostela, Galiza, Spain) – chairperson, Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes (USP-SC, Brazil), Amália Mendes (Univ Lisboa, Portugal), Renata Vieira (PUC-RS, Brazil), José Ramom Pichel (Imaxin|Software, Galiza, Spain) and Alberto Simões (Univ Minho, Portugal)
  • Tutorial chairs: Fernando Perdigão (Univ Coimbra, Portugal), Margarita Correia (Univ Lisboa, Portugal) and Lucia Specia (Univ Sheffield, UK)
  • Chair of Best Dissertation on Language Technology for Portuguese Contest: Aline Villavicencio (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Chair of Jobshop and Innovation Forum: Rosa Del Gaudio (Higher Functions, Portugal)
  • Publicity and Sponsorship committee: Daniela Braga (defined crowd, USA) – chairperson, Ana Tavares (Univ Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Organization committee: António Branco (Univ Lisboa, Portugal) – chairperson, Daniel Pereira (Univ Lisboa, Portugal), Ana Tavares (Univ Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Keynote Speeches:
  • Ana Paula Laborinho (President, Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language): “Opening Address”
  • Hynek Hermansky (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic): “Dealing with Unwanted Information in Speech”
  • Eneko Agirre (University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain): “Natural Language Understanding using Knowledge Bases and Random Walks”
  • Tutorials
  • Daniel Beck (University of Sheffield): “Gaussian Processes for Natural Language Processing”
  • Lucia Specia (University of Sheffield): “Translation Quality Estimation”
  • Satellite Events:
  • Student Research Workshop
  • ASSIN – Avaliação de Similaridade Semântica e Inferência Textual
  • LexSem+Logics 2016 – Third Workshop on Logics and Ontologies / First Workshop on Lexical Semantics for Lesser-Resourced Languages
  • CTPC – Corpora and Tools for Processing Corpora
  • Demonstration Session
  • MSc/MA and PhD Dissertation Contest
  • Job-shop and Innovation Forum
XI PROPOR (2014)
  • Place & date: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC), Universidade de São Paulo(USP), in São Carlos/SP, Brazil, from the 6th to 9th October 2014.
  • Organization: Núcleo Interinstitucional de Linguística Computacional (NILC), Instituto de Ciências Matemática e de Computação, Universidade de São Paulo.
  • General chairs: Thiago A. S. Pardo (ICMC-USP, Brazil), Maria das Graças V. Nunes (ICMC-USP, Brazil)
  • Local organizing committee: Sandra M Aluisio (ICMC-USP, Brasil), Magali S. Duran (ICMC-USP, Brasil), Pedro P. Balage Filho (ICMC-USP, Brasil), Lucia H. M. Rino (UFSCar, Brasil)
  • Program chairs: Ivandré Paraboni (EACH-USP, Brasil), Sara Candeias (Universidade de Coimbra e Microsoft Research, Portugal)
  • Editorial chairs: Jorge Baptista (Universidade do Algarve, Portugal), Nuno Mamede (Universidade do Algarve, Portugal)
  • Workshop chair: Vera Strube de Lima (PUC-RS, Brasil)
  • Demos chairs: Arnaldo Candido Jr. (UFSCar, Brasil), Fabio N. Kepler (UNIPAMPA, Brasil)
  • PhD and MSc/MA Dissertation Contest chairs: Helena M. Caseli (UFSCar, Brasil), David M. Matos (INESC-ID, Portugal)
  • ToRPorEsp (I Workshop on Tools and Resources for Automatically Processing Portuguese and Spanish) chairs: Laura Alonso Alemany (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina), Muntsa Padró (UFRGS, Brasil), Alexandre Rademaker (FGV e IBM Research, Brasil), Aline Villavicencio (UFRGS, Brasil)
  • Keynote Speakers: Andreas Stolcke (Microsoft Research, EUA), Michael Riley (Google Inc., EUA), Advaith Siddharthan (University of Aberdeen, Escócia)
  • Tutorial: Advaith Siddharthan – “An overview of Text Summarisation research”
  • Main event papers:
  • 63 submissions, from 91 authors from several countries, such as Brazil, Portugal, France, Norway, Netherlands, USA and Algeria.
  • 14 full papers accepted for oral presentation (acceptance rate of full papers of 22%) and 19 shorts for poster presentation.
  • Software Demonstration papers: 6 submitted and accepted.
  • Thesis and Dissertation contest papers:
  • 9 MSc papers and 8 PhD papers submitted
  • 1 winner in each category(for oral presentation), with 3 from each category accepted for poster presentation.
  • ToRPorEsp papers: 22 submissions, with 15 papers accepted, 6 of them for oral presentation and 9 as posters
  • Main event’s program committee: 81 members from several countries
  • Main event’s additional reviewers: 9 members from various countries
  • Registrations: 88 participants, 46 of them being students and 42 professors/professionals
  • Proceedings:
  • Main Event: Baptista, J.; Mamede, N.; Candeias, S.; Paraboni, I.; Pardo, T.A.S.; Nunes, M.G.V. (Eds.) “Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language”, Lectore Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 11th International Conference, PROPOR 2014. São Carlos/SP, Brazil, October 6-8, 2014. Proceedings. LNAI 8775, Springer.
  • Associated Workshops: BDBComp – Biblioteca Digital Brasileira de Computação
X PROPOR (2012)
  • Place & date: Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, 17-20 April 2012.
  • Organization: Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Coimbra
  • General Chair: Fernando Perdigão (IT/Universidade de Coimbra, Brazil)
  • Program Chairs: Aline Villavicencio (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS, Brasil) and António Teixeira (IEETA/Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Editorial Chair: Helena de Medeiros Caseli (NILC/Universidade Federal de São Carlos, UFSCar, Brasil)
  • PhD and MSc Dissertation Contest Chair: Jorge Baptista (universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal)
  • Demo Session Chair: Alberto Abad (L2F INESC-ID, Portugal)
  • Keynote Speeches:
  • Robert Berwick (MIT/USA): “What explains the Tower of Babel?”
  • Paul Boersma (University of Amsterdam): “Symmetric networks in bidirectional phonology and phonetics
  • Tutorials:
  • Aníbal Ferreira : “Analysis and visual feedback of the singing voice”
  • António Branco e Francisco Costa (Un. de Lisboa): “Deep linguistic Processing”
  • Panel: “United we stand? Combining symbolic and statistical methods for Language Technologies”, with Isabel Trancoso, Aline Villavicencio, António Branco and Plínio Barbosa
  • URL: http://www.propor2012.org/
  • Full Papers: 86 submissions (Language:61; Speech:25), 24 accepted as full papers, 24 accepted as short papers and 23 posters
  • 2 Demo Sessions
  • PhD and MSc Dissertation Contest: 8 submissions, top 3 from each category selected.
  • Program Committee: 96 members from several countries.
  • Registrations: ~80 participants
  • Proceedings: Helena Caseli, Aline Villavicenio, António Teixeira, Fernando Perdigão (Eds.), “Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language”, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 10th International Conference, PROPOR 2012. Coimbra, Portugal, April 2012. Proceedings (LNAI 7243), Springer.
IX PROPOR (2010)
  • Place & Date: PUCRS (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul), Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil, 27th to 30th 2010
  • Organization: PUCRS
  • General Chair: Vera Lúcia Strube de Lima (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil)
  • Program Chairs: António Branco (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) – Language, Aldebaro Klautau (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brasil) – Speech
  • Tutorial Chair: Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)
  • Editorial Chair: Thiago Alexandre Salgueiro Pardo (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)
  • PhD and MSc Dissertation Contest Chair: David Martins de Matos (Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Portugal)
  • Demo Session Chair: António Teixeira (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Local Organizing Chair: Renata Vieira (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil)
  • Tutorials:
  • Automatic Speech Recognition: from the beginning to Portuguese Language (André Adami)
  • Fundamental and New Approaches to Statistical Machine Translation (Lucia Specia)
  • Sessão Especial: CLARIN: how can we link the continents? (Steven Krawer)
  • Palestrantes Convidados: Robert Dale, Macquarie University
  • URL: http://www.inf.pucrs.br/~propor2010/
  • Full Papers: 48 submissions (Language: 37; Speech: 11), 13 accepted as full papers, 8 accepted as summaries and 12 posters
  • Demos: 25 submissions, 22 accepted
  • Phd and Msc Dissertation Contest: 8 submissions, top 3 in each category selected
  • Program Committee: 63 members from 10 countries
  • Registrations: ~104 participants from 10 countries
  • Proceedings
  • Thiago Alexandre Salgueiro Pardo, António Branco, Aldebaro Klautau, Renata Vieira, Vera Lúcia Strube de Lima (Eds.), “Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language”, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9th International Conference, PROPOR 2010. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, April 27-30, 2010. Proceedings (LNAI 6001), Springer.
  • Extended Activities Proceedings
VIII PROPOR (2008)
  • Place & Date: Universidade de Aveiro Campus e Grande Hotel da Curia, Portugal, 8th to 10th September 2008
  • Organization: Universidade de Aveiro
  • Conference Chair: António Teixeira (Universidade de Aveiro – DETI/IEETA, Portugal)
  • Program Co-chairs: Vera Strube de Lima (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil) and Luís Caldas de Oliveira (L2F/INESC-ID, IST, Portugal)
  • Publication Chair: Paulo Quaresma (Universidade de Évora, Portugal)
  • Satellite Events:
  • Special Session: NLP Technology applications for the Portuguese Language
  • Keynote Speakers: Tanja Schultz (CMU and University of Karlsruhe) and Chris Quirk (Microsoft NLP Group)
  • URL: http://www.propor2008.org/
  • Full Papers: 62 submissions, 21 accepted as full papers and 17 accepted as posters.
  • Program Committee: 58 members from 13 countries.
  • Registrations: ~80 participants.
  • : António Teixeira, Vera L. Strube de Lima, Luís Caldas de Oliveira, Paulo Quaresma (Eds.), “Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language”, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 8th International Workshop, PROPOR 2006. Aveiro, Portugal, Sep. 2008. Proceedings (LNAI 5190), Springer.
VII PROPOR (2006)
  • Place & date: IME-RJ and Itatiaia, RJ, Brasil, 13th to 17th May 2006
  • Organization: IME-RJ
  • Conference Chair: Cláudia Oliveira (IME-RJ, Brasil)
  • Program Co-chairs: Renata Vieira (UNISINOS-São Leopoldo, RS, Brasil) and Paulo Quaresma (Universidade de évora, Portugal)
  • Publication Chair: Paulo Quaresma (Universidade de évora, Portugal)
  • Keynote Speakers:
  • Adam Kilgarriff (DI, Un. Sussex, UK)
  • Marcelo Finger (IME-USP, Brasil)
  • Diana Santos (The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Norway)
  • URL: http://propor.ime.eb.br/
  • Full Papers: 56 submissions from 11 countries, 20 accepted for publishing and oral presentation, and 17 accepted for poster presentation.
  • Program Committee: 47 members, from 12 countries.
  • Registrations: 75 participants
  • Proceedings: R. Vieira, P. Quaresma, M.G.V. Nunes, N.J. Mamede, C.Oliveira and M.C. Dias (eds.), “Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language”, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 7th International Workshop, PROPOR 2006. Itatiaia, Brazil, May 2006 Proceedings (LNAI 3960), Springer. ISBN 3-540-34045-9.
VI PROPOR (2003)
  • Place & Date: Univ. Algarve, Faro, Portugal, 26th to 28th June 2003
  • Organization: Universidade do Algarve
  • Conference Chair: Conference Chair: Jorge Baptista (Univ. Algarve and LabEL/CAUTL-IST, Portugal)
  • Program Co-chairs: Isabel Trancoso (UST amd L2F/INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal) and Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes (NILC-USP, Brasil)
  • Publication Chair: Nuno Mamede (UST and L2F/INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Satelitte Events: Avalon2003 – Encontro de avaliação conjunta para o Português
  • Keynote Speakers: Julia Hirschberg (AT&T, USA) e Robert Gaizauskas (Sheffield University, UK)
  • URL: http://w3.ualg.pt/~jbaptis/propor/propor/
  • Full Papers: 64 submissions, 24 accepted as full papers and 17 accepted as posters.
  • Program Committee: 39 members from 9 countries(42 evaluators)
  • Proceedings: N. J. Mamede, J. Baptista, I. Trancoso, M.G.V. NUnes (Eds), “Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language”, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 7th International Workshop, PROPOR 2003. Faro, Portugal, June 2003 Proceedings (LNAI 2721), Springer. ISBN 3-540-40436-8
V PROPOR (2000)
  • Fulfilled as satellite event of XV SBIA/IBERAMIA
  • Place & date: Atibaia, SP, Brazil, 19th to 22nd 2000
  • Organization: Universidade de São Paulo
  • Conference Chair: Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes( NILC – ICMC-USP, Brazil)
  • Program Co-chairs: Lucia Rino (NILC- DC-UFSCar, Brasil) and Sandra M. Aluísio (NILC- ICMC-USP, Brasil)
  • Publication Chair: Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes (NILC- ICMC-USP, Brasil)
  • Keynote Speaker: Diana Santos (The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Norway)
  • Full Papers: 40 submissions, 18 accepted as full papers
  • Program Committee: 11 members from 4 countries(33 evaluators)
  • Proceedings: M.G.V. Nunes (Ed.), Anais do V Encontro para o Processamento Computacional da Língua Portuguesa Escrita e Falada – PROPOR, Atibaia, SP, Nov. 2000, 193p.
IV PROPOR (1999)
  • Fulfilled as satellite event of the Portuguese Artificial Intelligence Gathering (EPIA’99)
  • Place & date: Univ. Évora, Portugal, 20th to 21st September 1999
  • Organization: Universidade de Évora
  • Conference Chair: José Gabriel Pereira Lopes (Un. Nova de Lisboa, FCT, Portugal)
  • Program Co-chair and Publication Chairs: Irene Rodrigues (Un. Évora/Dmat, Portugal) and Paulo Quaresma (Un. Évora/Dmat, Portugal)
  • URL: www.eventos.uevora.pt/epia/propor.html
  • Full Papers: 29 submissions, 24 accepted as full papers
  • Program Committee: 16 members (26 evaluators)
  • Registrations: ~50 Participants
  • Proceedings: J.G.P. Lopes (Ed.), Actas do IV Encontro para o Processamento Computacional da Língua Portuguesa Escrita e Falada – PROPOR, Évora, Portugal, Set. 1999, 313p.
III PROPOR (1998)
  • Fulfilled as satellite event of SBIA’98
  • Place & date: PUC-RS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 3rd to 4th November 1998
  • Organization: NALAMAS (Natural Language Multi-Agent Systems) project team – CNPq/PROTEM-CC Fase III
  • Conference Chair: Vera Strube de Lima (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil)
  • Program Co-chair: Flávio Moreira de Oliveira (II-PUCRS, Brasil) and Rosa Maria Viccari (II-UFRGS, Brasil)
  • Publication Chair: Vera Strube de Lima (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil)
  • Keynote Speaker: Isabel Trancoso (UST and L2F/INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Full Papers: 12 accepted as full papers
  • Program Committee: 12 members(17 evaluators)
  • Proceedings: V.L.S. Lima (Ed.), Anais do III Encontro para o Processamento Computacional de Português Escrito e Falado (PROPOR´98), Porto Alegre, Brasil, novembro de 1998, 117p.
II PROPOR (1996)
  • Fulfilled as satellite event of SBIA’96
  • Place & date: CEFET, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, 21st to 22nd October 1996
  • Organization: CEFET-PR
  • Conference and Publication Chair: Laura Sánchez García (CEFET-PR, Brasil)
  • Keynote Speakers:
    José Gabriel Pereira Lopes (Un. Nova de Lisboa, FCT, Portugal)

  • Donia Scott (ITRI, Brighton, UK)
  • Clarisse S. Souza (PUC-Rio, Brasil)
  • Full Papers: 18 accepted as full papers
  • Program Committee: 14 members (23 evaluators)
  • Proceedings: L.S.García (Ed.) Anais do II Encontro para o Processamento Computacional de Português Escrito e Falado, Curitiba, Brasil, Out. 1998, 179p.
I PROPOR (1993)
  • Place & date: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal, 25th to 26th February 1993
  • Organization: Instituto Nacional de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, UNINOVA – Instituto de Novas Tecnologias – and CLUL – Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa
  • Conference Chairs: Isabel Trancoso (UST e L2F/INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal), José Gabriel Pereira Lopes (Un. Nova de Lisboa, FCT, Portugal), Maria do Ceu Viana (CLUL, Portugal) and Antonio Serralhiro (INESC/IST, Portugal)
  • Keynote Speakers:
  • Clarisse S. Souza (PUC-Rio, Brasil)
  • Fabio Violaro (Unicamp, Brasil)
  • Fernando Pereira (AT&T, USA)
  • Paul Dalgaard (Un. Aalborg, Dinamarca)
  • Full Papers: 39 submissions, 31 talks presented