Appel: RANLP, submission deadline 15 May

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at
Mon Apr 23 10:51:55 UTC 2001

Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 04:28:17 -0400
From: "Nicolas Nicolov" <nicolas at>
Message-Id: <OF26FC00C1.699024C2-ON85256A32.002DAEDF at>

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   *               Euro Conference RANLP-2001                *
   *                  5-7 September 2001                     *
   *                 Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria                  *
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Further to the successful and competitive 1st and 2nd conferences on
Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (selected papers from
which were published by John Benjamins as CILT  vol.136 and CILT
vol.189), we are pleased to announce the third RANLP conference to be
held this year.

The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote
speakers plus individual papers. All papers accepted and presented will
be available as a volume of proceedings at the conference. There will
also be an exhibition area for poster and demo sessions.


We invite papers reporting on recent advances in all aspects of Natural
Language Processing. We encourage the representation of a broad range
of areas including but not limited to: pragmatics, discourse,
semantics, syntax, and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology, and
morphology; text understanding and generation; multilingual NLP;
machine translation, machine-aided translation, translation aids and
tools; corpus-based language processing; POS tagging;  parsing;
electronic dictionaries; knowledge acquisition; terminology; word-sense
disambiguation; anaphora resolution; information retrieval; information
extraction; text summarisation; term recognition; text categorisation;
question- answering; dialogue systems; speech processing;
computer-aided language learning; language resources; evaluation; and
theoretical and application-oriented papers related to NLP of every


   Branimir Boguraev (IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center)
   Graeme Hirst      (University of Toronto)
   Ed Hovy           (Information Sciences Institute / USC)
   Martin Kay        (Xerox Parc)
   James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
   Yorick Wilks      (Sheffield University)


   Elisabeth Andre         (DFKI)
   Galia Angelova          (LML, Sofia)
   Branimir Boguraev       (IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center)
   Kalina Boncheva         (Sheffield University)
   Eric Brill              (Microsoft Research)
   Key-Sun Choi            (KAIST)
   Ido Dagan               (Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan)
   Ed Hovy                 (Information Sciences Institute / USC)
   Eugene Charniak         (Brown University, Providence)
   Dan Cristea             (University of Iasi)
   Fumiyo Fukumoto         (Yamanashi University)
   Maria Gavrilidou        (ILPS, Athens)
   Alexander Gelbukh       (National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico)
   Gregory Grefenstette    (Xerox Research, Grenoble)
   Udo Hahn                (Freiburg University)
   Nadia Hegazy            (ERI)
   Graeme Hirst            (University of Toronto)
   Hitoshi Iida            (SONY Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.)
   Frances Johnson         (Manchester Metropolitan University)
   Martin Kay              (Xerox Parc, Palo Alto)
   Alma Kharrat            (Microsoft Research)
   Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (Charles University, Prague)
   Lori Lamel              (LIMSI, Orsay)
   Lillian Lee             (Cornell University)
   Xiaoqiang Luo           (IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center)
   Inderjeet Mani          (MITRE)
   Daniel Marcu            (Information Sciences Institute / USC)
   Wolfgang Menzel         (University of Hamburg)
   Andrei Mikheev          (University of Edinburgh)
   Ruslan Mitkov           (University of Wolverhampton - Chair)
   Tony McEnery            (Lancaster University)
   Nicolas Nicolov         (IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center)
   Kemal Oflazer           (Sabanci University, Istanbul)
   Jose Quesada            (University of Seville)
   Manuel Palomar          (University of Alicante)
   Ted Pedersen            (University of Minnesota Duluth)
   Stelios Piperidis       (ILPS, Athens)
   Gabor Proszeky          (Morphologic)
   James Pustejovsky       (University of Brandeis)
   Dragomir Radev          (University of Michigan)
   Allan Ramsey            (UMIST, Manchester)
   Ellen Riloff            (University of Utah)
   Monique Rolbert         (Universite de Marseille)
   Christer Samuelsson     (Indigo, Montreal)
   Donia Scott             (University of Brighton)
   Keh-Yih Su              (Behavior Design Corporation)
   Isabelle Trancoso       (INEC, Lisbon)
   Karin Vespoor           (Intelligenesis, New York)
   Piek Vossen             (Saillabs, Antwerpen)
   Yorick Wilks            (Sheffield University)
   Michael Zock            (LIMSI, Orsay)



   Authors should email notification of submission with the completed form
below to
   <K.Bontcheva at> with subject line: RANLP2001 notification
of submission.
   After submitting the information below you will receive by email a paper
ID code
   which should be used in all correspondence (including the paper

         # NAME : Name of author for correspondence
         # TITLE: Title of the paper
         # TYPE : paper / poster / demo
         # KEYS : Keywords
         # EMAIL: Email of author for correspondence
         # PAGES: Number of pages (including bibliographical references)
         # FILE : Name of PDF file (avoid RANLP2001.pdf and the like!!!)
         # ABSTR:
         #        Abstract of the paper
         #        . . . . . .
         # OTHER: Under consideration for other conferences (specify)?
         # NOTE : Anything you'd like to add

Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed
seven pages (poster and demo submissions should be no longer than 5
pages), including cover page, figures, tables and references. The
first page should state the title of the paper, the author's name(s),
affiliation, surface and email address(es), followed by keywords and
an abstract and continue with the first section of your paper. Papers
should be submitted electronically in **PDF** format. For up to three
free convertions to PDF see ''. In
exceptional circumstances hard copies/MS-Word/PS versions might be

Send your electronic PDF submission to <R.Mitkov at>
(please quote paper identifier - see above 'notification of submission').

Submissions will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme Committee.
Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines how to produce
camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings.


RANLP-2001 will be preceded by 2 days of tutorials. See for a preliminary list of tutorial speakers.


   Paper Pre-registration:     10 May 2001
   Paper Submission Due:       *** 15 May 2001 ***
   Notification of Acceptance: 15 July 2001
   Camera-ready Paper Due:     5 August 2001
   Tutorials:                  3-4 September 2001
   Conference:                 5-7 September 2001


Tzigov Chark is a beautiful resort in the Rhodope Mountains
surrounding the Batak Lake. It is approximately 145 km from Sofia, the
capital of Bulgaria. The local organisers will provide a daily shuttle
bus/conference taxi from Sofia airport to the conference location at
an inexpensive rate.


Further information can be obtained from:

   Galia Angelova (OC Chair)
   Linguistic Modelling Laboratory
   Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
   25A Acad. G. Bonchev Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
   galia at


The conference is funded by the European Commission, DGXII through
Human Potential Programme for High-Level Scientific Conferences
(contract number HPCF-2000-00329).


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