St. Petersburg, Russia, 17-19 October 2018
AINL: Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Conference
The AINL conference series has been organised since 2012
and has developed a set of distinctive features
Strong practical focus
Industrial talks and product demonstrations is an essential part of the conference program
Interactive component
The conference programs includes a number of workshops and panel discussions, as well as a poster session and other interactive forms
Support of students
An encouraging attitude towards students and researchers on the early stage of career
important dates
Short & Full Paper Submission deadline
July 15
Camera-ready submission
September 15
Industrial submissions, demo and poster deadline
October 1
Notification for industrial submissions, demo and posters
June 22
Notification of long and short paper acceptance
June 3
Free access to conference proceedings
from October 11, 2018 until November 12, 2018
Publishing Partner
OrgAnizing committee
Lidia Pivovarova, University of Helsinki
Andrey Filchenkov, ITMO University
Anastasia Bodrova, Just AI
Irina Krylova, Yandex
Aleksandr Bugrovsky, ITMO University
Kseniya Buraya, ITMO University
Natalia Khanzhina, ITMO University
Dmitry Ustalov, University of Mannheim
Talgat Galimzhanov, ITMO University
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Organizing committee wants to thank Tatiana Lando
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Founded in 1987, Huawei has more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. There are more than 15 R&D Institutes and centers in Europe, including Saint-Petersburg Research Center.

Our idea is that in next 10 years "smart" phones will become intelligent phones. No more learning will be required to use devices: devices will understand us.

To prove that idea we are developing a smart Assistant which will come pre-built into all new versions of Huawei smartphones. We are working on this technology to help all our Users to interact with their devices as if they had true AI in their pocket.

Our goal is to show to our Users that AI is used not only by big corporations and is not scary at all but it can be easily reachable by any smartphone owner.
STC Group
STC group is an international leader in multimodal biometrics and speech technology. It has over 28 years of R&D and implementation experience in Russia and internationally. ISO 9001:2015 certified.

STC group consists of companies:
  • STC, a global provider of innovative systems in high-quality recording, audio and video processing and analysis, speech synthesis and recognition, and real-time, high-accuracy voice and facial biometrics solutions.
STC's products and solutions are used in both public and commercial sectors, from small expert laboratories to large, distributed contact centers and nation-wide security systems.

  • STC Innovations, a spin-off that develops multimodal biometric solutions based on person identification via voice, face and other noncontact biometric features.
STC Innovations is a resident company of Skolkovo – an international tech and innovations hub, which aims at becoming the Silicon Valley of Russia.
Conference Venue
Lomonosova street, 9