Event description

The International Forum for Information Technology (INFITT) is pleased to inform that the Tamil Internet Conference 2017 will be held in the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus in the Greater Toronto Area during October 27 29th, 2017

Research papers in all the areas of Tamil Computing are invited. We have identified a key area for this year’s conference:  Recent Trends in Online Teaching and Learning (இணையவழிக் கற்றல்-கற்பித்தலின் இன்றைய நிலை).  In addition to these thematic areas, Conference Program Committee welcomes regular research papers on the following topics:

  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications in Tamil, Spellchecker, Grammar checker, Text Analytics/Mining, Sentiment Analysis,Speech recognition, TTS Systems, Search engines, Machine Learning, Machine Translation, Data-mining, etc.
  • Corpus linguistics
  • OCR and Handwriting Recognition
  • Tamil “enabling” in mobile platforms (smartphones, tablets, etc.) with particular emphasis for Tamil Apps for use on iOS, Android and Windows platforms
  • Open Source Tamil software and Tamil Localization
  • Computer- and online-assisted Teaching, Learning of Tamil
  • Tamil content and delivery via Internet: Blogging, microblogging, Wikipedia, Podcasting, social networks
  • Tamil Digital Library, Digital Archiving
  • Tamil Linked Data, Semantic Web, Data Science pertaining to Tamil, Tamil Ontologies,
  • Learning Management Systems, Virtual Learning,


  • 1. கணினியில் தமிழ்ப் பேச்சு மற்றும் சொற்பகுப்பு ஆய்வு
  • 2. தமிழ் மின் தரவு மற்றும் மின்னகராதிகள்
  • 3. இணையத்தொழில்நுட்பத்தில் தமிழ் மொழி மற்றும் திறவூற்று செயலிகள்
  • 4. கணினி வழித் தமிழ் எழுத்து உணரிச் செயற்பாடுகள்
  • 5. தமிழில் சிந்தனைத்திறன் கணினிச்செய்நிரல்கள்
  • 6. மின் ஆளுமை வழி அரசும் தமிழ் தகவல் தொழில்நுட்பமும்
  • 7. கையடக்கக் கருவிகளில் தமிழ்
  • 8. தரவகமும் இணைய வழி தமிழ்க் கற்றல் கற்பித்தலும்
  • 9. கற்றல் கற்பித்தலில் தமிழ் மொழி த் தொழில்நுட்பம்
  • 10. இணைய வழித்தமிழ்க் கல்வி கற்றல்
  • 11. பெருந்தரவகமும் தமிழ் மொழிக்கற்றலும்
  • 12. செயற்கை அறிவின் மூலம் கற்றல் கற்பித்தலின் வளர்ச்சி.


All those interested in presenting a paper at the conference are requested to submit a
2- page (A4) factual abstract,
based on their research methodology and their research findings, to the Conference Program Committee at cpc2017@infitt.ca before August 22,2017

The abstracts can be in Tamil, English or bilingual (Tamil and English) but all abstracts must be written using Unicode encoding or Tamil All Character Encoding (TACE).

Submission of an abstract implies that at least one author of the paper will attend the conference to present the work in person. Proxy or remote presentation is not permitted

Authors of papers accepted for presentation will be informed on or before August 25, 2017. Authors of the accepted Abstracts should submit their full papers, not less than 4 pages long and not exceeding 6 pages long, on or before September 10, 2017.

The Conference Proceedings will be published in printed paper format and as an e-book.  Arrangements are being made to have the Conference Proceedings of the annual Tamil Internet Conferences published with an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number). ISSN will permit routine indexation of the Conference Proceedings in bibliographic databases of all leading libraries across the globe and proper referencing of the content of the Proceedings in academic journal publications.

We look forward to your active participation in the Tamil Internet conference 2017 If you have any questions or need further clarifications, feel free to send us a note to cpc2017@infitt.org.

Important Dates:

  • Paper abstract due: August 15, 2017
  • Paper acceptance notification: August 25, 2017
  • Camera-ready full-paper submission: September 10, 2017
  • Conference Days: 27 – 29 October 2017


Dr. A. Kamatchi, Chair, CPC

Suganthi Nadar, Executive Director Chair, INFITT

Tamil Internet Conference 2017 INFITT



Members of the Conference Program Committee (2017):

Dr. Kamatchi, Annamalai University, India

Dr. N. Deivasundaram, Madras University, India

Mr. Rajaratnam Subramaniam, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Umaraj Kaliannan, Madurai Kamaraj University, India

Dr. Thirumalai Neduncheliyan, St.Joseph’s College, Trichy, India

Dr. S. Chidambaram, Gandhigram Rural Institute, India

Dr. R. Saranya, Associate Professor, CAS in Linguistics, Annamalai University, India

Mr. Kalaichelvan Vadivel, Ministry of Education, Eastern Privince, Sri Lanka

Mr. Subramaniam Garigaraganapathy, Head of the Department IT at Sri Lanka


October 29, 2017
10:00 am


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