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Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Natural Language Processing and Smart Service Systems

Categories: Lingustics, Science, Engineering, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2020-05-31 Abstract Due: 2019-09-02

Call for Chapters


Proposals submission deadline: September 2, 2019
Full chapters deadline: November 25, 2019
Revised chapters deadline: March 12, 2020



Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) whose purpose is to develop software applications that provide computers with the ability to understand human language. Although these software tools are currently not capable of understanding texts as humans do, companies are incorporating this type of applications for processing structured and unstructured data, generated in their businesses, social networks, or the Internet. Leading organizations (being aware of this fact) show increasing interest in developing smart solutions based on NLP to improve the experience of their users. These software tools become Smart Analytics applications, when they are enriched with machine learning algorithms and AI techniques, being capable of generating knowledge that can be crucial for decision making.

This handbook aims at discussing and addressing the main strategies to integrate NLP in the development of Smart Analytics applications. The editors will seek chapters with the latest technological innovations in the field of NLP for service enhancement. This publication is expected to give professionals the edge by providing insights on how to build NLP-based Smart Business Services, as well as motivating researchers to continue contributing to this field. Additionally, the book will explore the impact of such strategies on real-world systems in both Industry 4.0 and Big Data environments.


This comprehensive and timely publication aims at being an essential reference source, building on the scientific literature on the field of NLP and Smart Service Systems while providing opportunities for further research in this emerging and highly dynamic field of study. Also, this book will present the resources necessary for engineers, managers, and practitioners to adopt and implement algorithms and techniques when both structured and unstructured texts are processed.


Target Audience

Scholars and researchers will find this handbook useful in furthering their research exposure involving Business Intelligence or Machine Learning in NLP applications. Moreover, the book will provide insights to practitioners on how to improve business competitiveness through NLP and Smart Services.


Recommended Topics

  • Text Mining Systems
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Suggestion Mining
  • Natural Language Interfaces
  • Question Answering
  • Chatbots
  • Recommender Systems
  • Text Analytics Systems
  • Information Retrieval
  • Text Summarization
  • Text Classification
  • Advanced Dialog Systems
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit, on or before September 2, 2019, a chapter proposal of 500 to 1,500 words clearly explaining the purpose and relevance of his/her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by September 23, 2019 about the status of their proposals and will receive chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 25, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the instructions for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no acceptance or publication fees for manuscripts submitted to this book, Handbook of Research on Natural Language Processing and Smart Service Systems. All chapters will be accepted based on a peer-review editorial process.

Corresponding authors should submit proposals and full chapters through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager (see https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4215).



Dr. Rodolfo Pazos
Tecnológico Nacional de México / Instituto Tecnológico de Cd. Madero
Tel.: +521 (833) 280 0735
email: r_pazos_r@yahoo.com.mx

Dr. Rogelio Florencia-Juárez
Universidad Autónoma de Cd. Juárez
Tel.: +521 (833) 204 0657
email: rogelio.florencia@uacj.mx

Dr. Mario Andrés Paredes-Valverde
Tecnológico Nacional de México / Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba
Tel.: +521 (272) 176 89 31
email: mparedesv@ito-depi.edu.mx

Dr. Gilberto Rivera
Universidad Autónoma de Cd. Juárez
Tel.: +521 (656) 706 3089
email: gilberto.rivera@uacj.mx



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.


Important Dates

September 2, 2019: Proposal submission deadline
September 23, 2019: Notification of acceptance
November 25, 2019: Full chapter submission
February 13, 2020: Review results returned
March 5, 2020: Revised chapter submission
March 26, 2020: Final acceptance/rejection decision
May 31, 2020: Release of the book






Dr. Gilberto Rivera