CCI faculty members Dr. Imad Afyouni and Prof. Ashraf Elnagar have received the Best paper award at the ACLing 2021: 5th International Conference on AI in Computational Linguistics. The winning paper is entitled "AraCap: A Hybrid Deep Learning Architecture for Arabic Image Captioning" by Imad Afyouni, Imtinan Azhar and Ashraf Elnagar.
The Pest Paper Award is granted, by the ACLing program committee, based on strong contribution to the field, relevance, originality, significance, and clarity.
Since its inception, the ACLing conference series has been bringing together leading academicians, scientists, researchers, and practitioners from all over the world to exchange new ideas and the latest results in Computational Linguistics and NLP. Computational Linguistics has become increasingly important, as more and more textual information is now available through the Web, Social Media and Intranet services. This year ACLing introduced a minor change to the series name to widen its scope. The new name will be: "The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Computational Linguistics". The scope of the conference encompasses the theory and practice of all aspects of AI in Computational Linguistics with regard to text, audio, image, and video. The British University in Dubai has been chosen to organize and host ACLing2021 conference that took place virtually on 4-5 June 2021.
ACLing 2021 proceedings is published in
Procedia Computer Science
. Procedia Computer Science (ISSN: 1877-0509) of this series is indexed in the Web of Science: Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), Scopus (SJR: 0.34 and H-index: 59), and INSPC.