[ln] Appel: Recent Advances in NLP - Submissions due: May 23, 2005

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed May 4 08:52:56 UTC 2005

Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 00:23:31 -0400
From: Nicolas Nicolov <nicolas at us.ibm.com>
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        International Conference RANLP-2005
                  21-23 Sep 2005
                Borovets, Bulgaria

Supported by the European Commission as a Marie Curie
Large Conference, contract MLCF-CT-2004-013233.

Further to the successful and highly competitive 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th
conferences 'Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing' (RANLP),
we are pleased to announce the 5th 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.  Volumes with selected and revised papers from the
conference are traditionally published by John Benjamins Publishing
(Amsterdam/Philadelphia) in the "Current Issues in Linguistic
Theories" series (CILT volumes 136, 189, 260). There will also be an
exhibition area for poster and demo sessions.  The conference will be
preceded by tutorials (18-20 September 2005). For the first time,
post-conference workshops will be held (24 Sep'05).


We invite papers reporting on recent advances in all aspects of
Natural Language Processing (NLP). 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; mathematical models and complexity; text understanding
and generation; multilingual NLP; machine translation, machine-aided
translation, translation memory systems, 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; textual entailment; visualisation;
dialogue systems; speech processing; computer-aided language learning;
language resources; evaluation; and theoretical and
application-oriented papers related to NLP of every kind.


The list of conference keynote speakers includes:

Ido Dagan           Bar-Ilan Univ.
Robert Dale         Macquarie Univ.
Ralph Grishman      New York Univ.
Makoto Nagao        NICT, Tokyo
John Nerbonne       Univ. of Groningen
Anne de Roeck       Open Univ.


Ruslan Mitkov      Univ. of Wolverhampton


Eneko Agirre        Univ. of the Basque Country
Elisabeth Andre     Univ. of Augsburg
Galia Angelova      Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Amit Bagga          Avaya Labs Research
Branimir Boguraev   IBM, Watson Research Center
Kalina Bontcheva    Univ. of Sheffield
Antonio Branco      Univ. of Lisbon
Eugene Charniak     Brown Univ., Providence
Dan Cristea         Univ. of Iasi
Hamish Cunningham   Univ. of Sheffield
Walter Daelemans    Univ. of Antwerp
Ido Dagan           Bar-Ilan Univ.
Robert Dale         Macquarie Univ.
Thierry Declerk     DFKI Language Technology Lab
Gael Dias           Univ. of Beira Interio
Rob Gaizauskas      Univ. of Sheffield
Alexander Gelbukh   National Polytechnic Univ., Mexico
Ralph Grishman      New York University
Walther von Hahn    Univ. of Hamburg
Jan Hajic           Charles Univ., Prague
Johann Haller       Saarland Univ.
Catalina Hallett    Univ. of Brighton
Graeme Hirst        Univ. of Toronto
Ed Hovy             ISI, Univ. of Southern California
Nikiforos Karamanis Univ. of Wolverhampton
Martin Kay          Stanford Univ.
Alma Kharrat        Microsoft
Sandra Kuebler      Univ. of Tubingen
Manfred Kudlek      Univ. of Hamburg
Lori Lamel          LIMSI, CNRS, Paris
Shalom Lappin       King's College, London
Yves Lepage         ATR
Anke Luedeling      Humboldt Univ., Berlin
Bente Maegaard      CST, Univ. of Copenhagen
Bernardo Magnini    IRST
Inderjeet Mani      Georgetown Univ.
Carlos Martin-Vide  Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
Tony McEnery        Univ. of Lancaster
Rada Mihalcea       Univ. of North Texas
Andres Montoyo      Univ. of Alicante
Rafael Munos        Univ. of Alicante
Masaki Murata       NICT, Kyoto
Makoto Nagao        NICT, Tokyo
Preslav Nakov       Univ. of California at Berkeley
Ani Nenkova         Columbia Univ.
John Nerbonne       Univ. of Groningen
Nicolas Nicolov     IBM, Watson Research Center
Kemal Oflazer       Sabanci Univ., Istanbul
Constantin Orasan   Univ. of Wolverhampton
Chris Paice         Lancaster Univ.
Manuel Palomar      Univ. of Alicante
Victor Pekar        Univ. of Wolverhampton
Fabio Pianesi       ITC, IRST
Stelios Piperidis   ISLP, Athens
John Prager         IBM, Watson Research Center
Gabor Proszeky      MorphoLogic, Budapest
Stephen Pulman      Oxford Univ.
James Pustejovsky   Brandeis Univ.
Jose Quesada        Univ. of Seville
Dragomir Radev      Univ. of Michigan
Ellen Riloff        Univ. of Utah
Anne de Roeck       Open Univ., UK
Frederique Segond   Xerox Research Centre Europe
Kiril Simov         Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Richard Sproat      Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Steffen Staab       Univ. of Koblenz-Landau
Keh-Yih Su          Behavior Design Co., Taiwan
John Tait           Univ. of Sunderland
Kristina Toutanova  Stanford Univ.
Isabel Trancoso     INESC, Lisbon
Jun'ichi Tsujii     Univ. of Tokyo
Zdenka Uresova      Charles Univ., Prague
Hans Uszkoreit      Saarland Univ.
Piek Vossen         Irion Technologies BV.
Yorick Wilks        Sheffield Univ.
Michael Zock        LIMSI, CNRS, Paris

TUTORIALS 18-20 September

The list of tutorial lecturers includes:

Jan Hajic           Charles Univ., Prague
Bernardo Magnini    IRST, Trento
Rada Mihalcea       Univ. of North Texas
Dragomir Radev      Univ. of Michigan
John Tait           Univ. of Sunderland
Zdenka Uresova      Charles Univ., Prague
Michael Zock        LIMSI, CNRS, Paris


Authors should email notification of submission with the completed
form below to ranlp05 at lml.bas.bg with subject line: "RANLP2005
notification of submission".  After submitting the information below
you will receive by email a paper ID code, which should be used in all

  # NAME:  Name of author for correspondence
  # TITLE: Title of the paper
  # TYPE : paper / poster / demo
  # KEYS : Keywords
  # EMAIL: Email of author for correspondence
  # PAGES: Num. of pages (incl. bibl. references)
  # FILE : Filename (avoid RANLP2005.pdf, etc.)
  # ABSTR:
  #        Abstract of the paper
  #        ...
  # OTHER: Under consideration for other conferences?
  #        (please specify)
  # NOTE : Anything you would like to add


Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed 7
pages for regular papers; and 5 pages for posters/demos,
incl. figures, tables and references. Computer Modern font is
preferred. 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. In exceptional circumstances hard copies/MS-Word/PS versions
may be accepted.

Guidelines for producing camera-ready versions and demo text can be
found at the conference web site: http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2005.
Please e-mail your electronic submission to ranlp05 at lml.bas.bg with
copy to galia at lml.bas.bg.  Submissions will be reviewed by 3 members
of the Programme Committee. Authors of accepted papers will receive
guidelines regarding how to produce camera-ready versions of their
papers for inclusion in the proceedings.


Notification of submission: 18 May 2005
Paper submission due:       23 May 2005 <<*****
Notification of acceptance: 18 Jul 2005
Camera-ready paper due:     15 Aug 2005
Tutorials:                  18-20 Sep 2005
Conference:                 21-23 Sep 2005
Post-conference workshops:  24 Sep 2005


The picturesque resort of Borovets is located in the Rila mountains
and is one of the most famous winter resorts in South-East Europe, a
frequent meeting place for the elite in world skiing.  The resort is
1350 m above sea level, at the foot of the highest peak on the Balkan
Peninsula - Moussala (2925 m). The resort of Borovets is 73km from
Sofia and 126km from Plovdiv (see the map at the conference site),
which means that both Sofia and Plovdiv with their international
airports can serve as arrival/departure points. In addition to regular
public transport, the organisers will provide daily shuttle buses from
Sofia airport to the conference location at an inexpensive rate.  A
taxi from Sofia to Borovets is relatively cheap; it is also possible
to take a taxi from the international airport in Sofia to the
conference venue.


Further information can be obtained from
Galia Angelova (galia at lml.bas.bg).


The main local organizer is the Linguistic Modelling Department,
Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(www.lml.bas.bg).  RANLP-05 is partially supported by the European
Commission as a Marie Curie Large Conference under contract
MLCF-CT-2004-013233. Several scholarships will be available for
support of young researchers, especially for authors of accepted


If you would like to receive information, please
subscribe to the conference mailing list by
sending an e-mail to ranlp05 at lml.bas.bg


Galia Angelova   Bulgarian Academy, (OC Chair)
Kalina Bontcheva Univ. of Sheffield, UK
Ruslan Mitkov    Univ. of Wolverhampton, (PC Chair)
Nicolas Nicolov  IBM, (JB-CILT volume editor)
Nikolai Nikolov  INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria

=== END: RANLP'05: 2nd CFP ===

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