The Third International Joint Conference
on Natural Language Processing

January 7-12, 2008, Hyderabad, India

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Kindly read through this FAQ before contacting us. We hope this answers suits most of your questions. If not, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your queries.

For any further clarifications after going through these FAQs please contact Secretariat at the address mentioned at the bottom of this page.

We have classified the questions within the following categories:


Q: When and where will IJCNLP-2008 take place?

A: 7 to 12 Jan 2008 at Hyderabad India as per the following programme schedule:

7 Jan 2008

Tutorials at Block ‘A’ at I & II Floors of IIIT Hyderabad (IIIT-H) Click here for IIIT-H Plan.

8-10 Jan 2008

IJCNLP-08 Main Conference at ‘Khemka Auditorium’ and AC 4 and AC7 at Indian School Business (ISB), Gachibowli, Hyderabad Click here for ISB Campus Tour.

8 Jan 2008

Conference Banquet at ISB (Optional)  at ISB Lounge

11-12 Jan 2008

Workshops at Block ‘A’ at Ground and First Floors at IIIT Hyderabad (IIIT-H)

Q: What are the conference deadlines?

Early Bird Registration

7 Dec 2007 (Over)

Late Registration

Up to 6 Jan 2008 (ongoing)

Spot Registration

7 Jan 2008 onwards


Q: How do I register?

A: IJCNLP-2008 is offering on-line registration apart from sending remittance by Bank Transfers and Demand Draft (for INR only). We have also made provisions for offline registration provision using fax. Click here for registrations.

Q: How much is the registration fee?

A: The details are online. Click here for details.

Q: Is there a student rate?

A: Yes! Bonafide students as on 1 Aug 2007 will get a 50% discount on their registration fee. Registration as a student is possible only with a certificate from the concerned HOD/Principal. (Originals to be produced at the time of Registration at Venues)

Q: Is there a discounted rate for delegates from Asian/Indian Institutions from Developing world?

A: Yes! There is a special Asian/Developing Countries Fund, which will subsidize Registration fee for deserving participants. Click here for details. The deadline for application is extended to 20 and 27 Dec 2007.

Q: I'm a presenter, do I need to register and pay?

A: Yes, all presenters are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fee.

Q: What do I get for my Conference Registration Fee?

A: All Participants will get the following:

  • Participation at the Inaugural and all Technical Sessions
  • Refreshments and lunches at the Conference on all days
  • CD containing the proceedings of the Conference
  • Programme and Conference Kit


Q: Will the Proceedings of the conference be published?

A: Yes! The Published Proceeding can be purchased by placing order in advance by 15 Dec 2008 at a cost of US$50 OR INR 1750. Click here for booking.

Q: When do you expect the Programme to be ready?

A: The final Programme for Tutorials, Workshops and Conference is available website www.ijcnlp2008.org  

Q: What are the arrangements for Poster sessions?

A: LOC is providing each author Two A0 size board (2 ½’ width X 4’ height) with sufficient numbers of Pins to stick their posters on the boards. The each board can accommodate two A1 size and 8 A4 size posters. PC recommends use of A1/A2 size of posters for easy readability by the delegates.

Q: Will the conference have an exhibition Demo’s?

A: YES! IJCNLP-08 Demo/Exhibition is being held on 9 Jan 2008 (three demos in each session of two) for the benefit of the participants in the lobby of Khemka Auditorium at ISB.

Q: Are there other activities planned apart from the technical sessions?

A: The organizers are having a Conference Banquet and on 8 Jan 2008 at 1800hrs at ISB for the participants, who have paid in advance (US$25).

Q: How long is the presentation time for an oral paper?

A:  One oral presentation lasts for 30 minutes, in which 20 minutes may be used for presentation to leave 10 minutes for discussion.


Q: Are there any hostel accommodation possibilities?

A: Absolutely! Hostel Accommodation is also arranged for you at reasonable cost (US$3 to US$ 35) for you to avail. Hostel Rooms will be allotted by LOC-08 Secretariat against firm booking for full duration. Click here for full details and rentals.

Q: I am traveling from outside India and I need a letter of invitation for visa purposes. Can you help?

A: Sure! Upon request, the IJCNLP-08 Secretariat will send an invitation letter for visa purposes. However, Participants on Tourist Visa are permitted to attend Conference, Tutorials and Workshops. Invitation sent to all authors for oral and poster presentations by LOC sometime back.

Q: Where do I get Indian visa related information?

A: The list of Indian diplomatic missions abroad can be found at www.embassyworld.com/embassy/india.htm. Visa forms may be downloaded from www.india-visa.com 

Q: Can I get a Map of Venues for IJCNLP-08 with distances?

A: Click to see the Road map with approximate distances for ISB, IIIT-H.

Q: How can I contact IJCNLP-08 with conference questions not covered by this FAQ or on the website?

A: Please write to ijcnlp08@iiit.ac.in or Fax: +91 40 2300 0044 for more queries.

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