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INFITT’s  16th Tamil Internet Conference 2017 – Toronto, Canada – Call for Papers

INFITT’s  16th Tamil Internet Conference 2017 – Toronto, Canada


The International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil (INFITT) is pleased to inform that the 16th Tamil Internet Conference 2017 will be held in the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus in the Greater Toronto Area during August 25-27th, 2017

The INFITT annual conference is co-sponsored by the University of Waterloo Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence and with the support of the University of Toronto.

Research papers in all the areas of Tamil Computing are invited. We have identified two key areas for this year’s conference: Deep Learning and Data Science. In addition to these thematic areas, Conference Program Committee welcomes regular research papers on the following topics:

  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications in Tamil, Spellchecker, Grammar checker,
    Text Analytics/Mining,Sentiment Analysis,Speech recognition, TTS Systems, Search engines,
    Machine Learning, Machine Translation, Data-mining, etc.
  • Corpus linguistics
  • OCR and Handwriting Recognition
  • Tamil “enabling” in mobile platforms (smartphones, tablets, etc.) with particular emphasis for
    Tamil Apps for use on iOS, Android and Windows platforms
  • Open Source Tamil software and Tamil Localization
  • Computer- and online-assisted Teaching, Learning of Tamil
  • Tamil content and delivery via Internet: Blogging, microblogging, Wikipedia, Podcasting,
    social networks
  • Tamil Digital Library, Digital Archiving
  • Tamil Linked Data, Semantic Web, Data Science pertaining to Tamil, Tamil Ontologies,
  • Learning Management Systems, Virtual Learning,


All those interested in presenting a paper at the conference are requested to submit a
2- page (A4) factual abstract,
based on their research methodology and their research findings, to the Conference Program Committee at cpc2017@infitt.org  before April 15, May 15,2017

The abstracts can be in Tamil, English or bilingual (Tamil and English) but all abstracts must be written using Unicode encoding or Tamil All Character Encoding (TACE).

Submission of an abstract implies that at least one author of the paper will attend the conference to present the work in person. Proxy or remote presentation is not permitted

Authors of papers accepted for presentation will be informed on or before May15 June 15, 2017. Authors of the accepted Abstracts should submit their full papers, not less than 4 pages long and not exceeding 6 pages long, on or before 15 June July 15, 2017.

The Conference Proceedings will be published in printed paper format and as an e-book. Arrangements are being made to have the Conference Proceedings of the annual Tamil Internet Conferences published with an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number). ISSN will permit routine indexation of the Conference Proceedings in bibliographic databases of all leading libraries across the globe and proper referencing of the content of the Proceedings in academic journal publications.

We look forward to your active participation in the 16th Tamil Internet conference 2017 If you have any questions or need further clarifications, feel free to send us a note to  cpc2017@infitt.org.

Important Dates:

  • Paper abstract due: April15 May 15,2017
  • Paper acceptance notification: May15 June 15, 2017
  • Camera-ready full-paper submission: June15 July 15, 2017
  • Conference Days: 25-27 August 2017


C.R. (Selva) Selvakumar   
Chair, CPC,  
Tamil InternetConference  2017






Members of the Conference Program Committee (2017):

Dr. N. Deivasundaram, Madras University, India

Dr. S. Rajendran, Amirtha University, India

Dr. A.G. Ramakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Dr. T.V. Geetha, Anna University, India

Dr. T. Nagarajan, S.S.N Engineering College, Chennai, India

Dr. Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr .K. Kalyanasundaram, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr. Vasu Renganathan, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. R. Shriram, Crescent University, India

Dr. V. Venkataramanan, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. K. Ponnambalam, University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. SavithaRamasamy, Intitute of Infocomm Research, Singapore

Dr. C. Rathinavelu, Interactions Corporation, Chicago

Dr. Mala Nehru, Anna University, India

Mr. L.K. Natkeeran, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Gerald Penn, University of Toronto, Canada


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