The International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP) is a series of conference with unique focus on Asian Language Processing. The conference aims to advance the science and technology of all the aspect of Asian Language Processing by providing a forum for researchers in different fields of language study all over the world to meet. The first meeting of IALP was held in Singapore in 1986 and was called the International Conference on Chinese Computing (ICCC). This meeting initiated the study of Chinese and oriental languages processing in Singapore and resulted in the formation of COLIPS in Singapore in 1988, as well as the publication of the journal titled "Journal of Chinese Language and Computing" since 1991.
Last year, IALP 2008 was held in Chiang Mai University, Thailand and the proceedings were indexed by ISTP/ISI. This year's IALP 2009 will be held in Singapore and is co-organized by COLIPS and IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter. The proceedings have been accepted by IEEE CPS (Conference Publication Services) for publication. IEEE CPS will submit it for indexing in EI, ISTP/ISI and Current Contents on Diskette (http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps)