ONA 2019

19-20 December 2019
Phnom Penh, Cambodia


The aims of the third Regional Conference on Optical character recognition and Natural language processing technologies for ASEAN languages 2019 (ONA 2019) is to promote research in Optical character recognition for complex scripts and Natural language processing for ASEAN Languages. This conference provides a place and opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss current issues, and share experiences among researchers, professionals, and practitioners.

The ONA 2019 Conference will be held on 19-20 December 2019 at Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The conference is organized by the National Institute of Post Telecommunications and ICT (NIPTICT). All accepted papers will be published at a free-access research repository.


Important Dates




  30-Sep-2019 30-Oct-2019

Abstract submission deadline

  11-Nov-2019 11-Nov-2019

Notification of accepted abstract


Full paper submission deadline

11-Nov-2019 20-Nov-2019

Registration deadline


Conference Dates




Call for papers

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The ONA 2019 Conference welcomes the submission of papers that present substantial, original, and unpublished research that might be applicable to complex scripts or ASEAN languages and that is related to one or more of the following topics.

  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Typography for complex scripts
  • Syntactic Parsing, Semantic Analysis, Discourse Analysis
  • Machine Translation
  • Text Summarization
  • Information Retrieval & Extraction
  • Word segmentation
  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Speech Synthesis
  • Grapheme to Phoneme
  • Natural Language Processing






Conference Chair

Dr. Sopheap Seng

President of NIPTICT

International Advisory Committee

Prof. Eric Castelli

Director of International Research Institute MICA

Reviewing Coordinators

Dr. Sethserey Sam

Vice President of NIPTICT

Publication Chair

Mr. Rottana Ly

Researcher of Research and Innovation Center

Local Arrangement Co-Chair

Mr. Vichet Chea

Director of Professinal Training Center



Papers Submission


  • Full-length papers should be in the PDF format up to 8 pages for technical content (including figures, tables, etc) and possible references, plus one additional (optional) page containing only references.
  • We provide a manuscript template file in LaTeX for authors. Please download and follow the instructions (PDF) to write your manuscript and poster in A0 format and A4 format.
  • Papers must not be published or under consideration to be published elsewhere.
  • Papers must be submitted as email attachment to: ona@niptict.edu.kh
  • Accepted papers will be published at a free-access research repository