Appel: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP'2007) - First Call

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Nov 21 14:41:31 UTC 2006

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 13:23:53 +0000
From: Kalina Bontcheva <K.Bontcheva at>
Message-ID: <4562FDE9.7020007 at>

First Call for Papers

International Conference RANLP-2007
September 27-29, 2007
Borovets, Bulgaria 

Supported by the European Commission through project BIS-21++, INCO
grant 016639/2005

Further to the successful and highly competitive 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
and 5th conferences 'Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing'
(RANLP), we are pleased to announce the sixth RANLP conference to be
held in September 2007.

The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote
speakers plus peer-reviewed individual papers. All accepted papers
will be published in the conference proceedings. In addition, volumes
of RANLP selected papers are traditionally published by John Benjamins
Publishers; currently the volume of Selected RANLP-05 papers is under
print. There will also be an exhibition area for poster and demo

The conference will be preceded by tutorials (23-25 September 2007)
and workshops (26 September 2007).


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:
Ellen Riloff (University of Utah)
Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)

Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)

Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

The PROGRAMME COMMITTEE members are distinguished experts from all
over the world. The list of PC members will be announced in the Second
Call for Papers.

TUTORIALS 23-25 September 2007
The list of tutorial lecturers includes:
Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)
Stelios Piperidis (ILSP Athens)
Frederique Segond (Xerox Research Centre Grenoble)

WORKSHOPS 26 September 2007

Several one-day workshops will be organised on 26 September 2007. A
Call for Workshop proposals will be published in December 2006.


For the first time, the submission will be maintained by conference
management software. Further instructions will be published at the
conference web site at in January

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. Times
New Roman 12 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. For free conversions to PDF see

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. Guidelines for producing camera-ready versions and demo
text will be also available at the conference web site at The full conference proceedings will
be distributed at the event.

Call for Workshop proposals: December 2006;
Deadline of workshop proposals: 31 January 2007;
Workshop selection: early March 2007;
Conference paper submission deadline: 31 March 2007
Conference paper acceptance notification: 10 June 2007;
Workshop paper submission deadline: 15 June 2007
Workshop paper acceptance notification in July 2007;
RANLP-07 tutorials, workshops and conference: 23-29 September 2007


The picturesque resort of Borovets is located in the Rila mountains
and is one of the best known 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 73 km from
Sofia and the International airport of Sofia can serve as
arrival/departure point. 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.


The main local organizer is the Linguistic Modelling Department,
Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
( The conference will be partially supported by the
European Commission via the project BIS-21++ "Bulgarian IST Centre of
Competence in 21 Century", INCO grant
016639/2005 awarded to the Institute for Parallel Processing,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Chair of the
Org. Committee)
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK (Chair of the Programme
Nicolas Nicolov, Umbria Inc, USA (Editor of volume with selected papers)
Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop Coordinator)

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