ONA 2018

13-14 December 2018
Phnom Penh, Cambodia


The aims of the second Regional Conference on Optical character recognition and Natural language processing technologies for ASEAN languages 2018 (ONA 2018) 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 2018 Conference will be held on 13-14 December 2018 at Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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


Important Dates




17-Sep-2018  01-Oct-2018

Abstract submission deadline

01-Oct-2018 14-Oct-2018

Notification of accepted abstract

05-Nov-2018  20-Nov-2018

Full paper submission deadline


Registration deadline


Conference Dates




Call for papers

(Download PDF)


The ONA 2018 Conference welcomes the submission of papers that present substantial, original, and unpublished research that might be applicable to complex scripts or ASEAN languages and that is related to one or more of the following topics.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. Soky Kak

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




Khmer NLP Consortium