15th Annual Workshop of
The Australasian Language Technology Association

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

6th - 8th December 2017


In 2017, the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA) will be held at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

The workshop is the key forum in Australia and New Zealand for sharing research results in natural language processing and computational linguistics, with featured keynote speakers, as well as presentations and posters from student, industry, and early-career researchers.

ALTA 2017 is co-located with ADCS 2017.


[Apr 10] The proceedings is now available on the ACL anthology.

[Dec 8] Congratulations to the award winners!
Best Student Paper:
Shivashankar Subramanian, Joint Sentence-Document Model for Manifesto Text Analysis
Best Student Poster:
Fei Liu, Improving End-to-End Memory Networks with Unified Weight Tying
Shared Task Winner:
Gitansh Khirbat, OCR Post-Processing Text Correction using Simulated Annealing (OPTeCA)

[Dec 5] Please take note of the changes in the conference venue. The conference will be held in Room P419 and Room 421.

[Dec 4] Draft proceedings can be viewed here.

[Nov 30] Information for presenters can be found here.

[Nov 30] Dinner venue has been announced.

[Nov 22] Tentative programme and presenter details are now online. Please register now.

[Nov 8] Paper acceptance has been announced.

[Nov 1] Registration is now open.

[Oct 16] Paper submissions are currently under review.

[Sep 8] We are pleased to announce the tutorial for ALTA 2017.

[Sep 6] We are providing travel funding for students.

[Sep 6] The submission deadline has been extended to 7th October, 2017.

[Aug 21] We are pleased to announce our invited talks for ALTA 2017.

Provisional Dates

Deadlines are at 23:59 GMT +10:00 of the quoted date. All dates are subject to confirmation until further notice.


Tutorials 6th December, 2017
Main Conference 7th - 8th December, 2017
Shared Task Presentations 8th December, 2017


Submission Deadline 18th September, 2017 7th October, 2017
Author Notification 20th October, 2017 8th November, 2017
Camera-Ready Deadline 3rd November, 2017 15th November, 2017
Shared-Task Results Submission Deadline 3rd November, 2017

Important Links

Call for Papers

Shared Task Deadlines

Contact Conference Chairs

Past Workshops