Appel: RANLP-2009

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Dec 16 14:59:53 UTC 2008

Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 05:32:55 -0500
From: "Nicolov, Nicolas" <Nicolas_Nicolov at>
Message-ID: <4D3E1BB96B7AB741BED929D6175A206B306B8C at NJ09EXM503.mhf.mhc>

First Call for Papers
7th International Conference on
Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing
14-16 September 2009
Borovets, Bulgaria

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. Selected papers are
traditionally published by John Benjamins Publishers. There will also
be an exhibition area for poster and demo sessions.

The conference will be preceded by two days of tutorials (12-13
September 2009). Post-conference workshops will be held during 17-18
September 2009.


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: phonetics,
phonology, and morphology; syntax; semantics; discourse, dialogue and
pragmatics; terminology; electronic dictionaries; mathematical models
and complexity; corpus-based language processing; text understanding
and generation; POS tagging; parsing; semantic processing; temporal
processing; textual entailment; knowledge acquisition; word-sense
disambiguation; mention detection; anaphora resolution/coreference;
relation extraction; meronymy identification; parallel NLP algorithms;
speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis; multilingual NLP;
machine translation, machine-aided translation, translation memory
systems, translation aids and tools; information retrieval; text and
web mining; information extraction; text summarisation; term
recognition; text categorisation; question answering; opinion mining
and sentiment analysis; demographic analysis; dialogue systems;
computer-aided language learning; biomedical NLP; language resources;
evaluation; visualisation; and theoretical and application-orientated
papers related to NLP of every kind.


-- Shalom Lappin (King's College, London)
-- Massimo Poesio (University of Essex)
-- Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)


Tutorial lecturers will be listed in the 2nd CFP.


The PC members are distinguished experts from all over the world. The
list of PC members will be announced in the 2nd CFP.


Several workshops will be organised after the main conference. A call
for workshop proposals will be sent out shortly.


Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed 7
pages (poster and demo submissions should be no longer than 5 pages),
including main body, figures, tables and bibliography. Times New Roman
12 font is preferred. The first page should state the title of the
paper followed by keywords and an abstract and continue with the first
section of the paper. Articles should be submitted electronically in
**PDF** format. For free conversions to PDF see The review process is
annonymous. Submissions will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme
Committee. Submission and camera ready copy guidelines will be also
available at the conference web site.


Workshop proposals due: 16 February 2009
Workshop selection: 2 March 2009

Conference paper registration (abstracts): 6 April 2009
Conference paper submission deadline: 13 April 2009
Conference paper acceptance notification: 1 June 2009
Conference camera ready papers due: 13 July 2009

Workshop paper submission deadline (tentative): 3 June 2009
Workshop paper acceptance notification (tentative): 20 July 2009
Workshop camera ready papers due (tentative): 24 August 2009

Tutorials: 12-13 September 2009 (Sat-Sun)
Main conference: 14-16 September 2009 (Mon-Wed)
Workshops: 17-18 September 2009 (Thu-Fri)


Hotel Samokov, Borovets. 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 1350m above sea level, at the foot of the
highest peak on the Balkan Peninsula - Moussala (2925m). The resort of
Borovets is 73km from Sofia and the Sofia International Airport 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.


-- Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Organising
   Committee Chair)
-- Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, U.K.
-- Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, U.K. (Programme
   Committee Chair)
-- Nicolas Nicolov, J.D.Power and Associates [McGraw-Hill company],
   U.S.A. (Editor of the volume with selected papers)
-- Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria
-- Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop

The main local organiser is the Linguistic Modelling Department,
Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

CONTACT: ranlp2009[AT]lml[dot]bas[dot]bg


Best wishes
Dr Nicolas Nicolov
Senior Director
J.D. Power and Associates [McGraw-Hill company]
Web Intelligence REsearch Division (WIRED)
4888 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300W
Boulder, CO 80301, U.S.A.
Tel: 303.217.8215 / Cell: 310.754.5010 / Fax: 720.565.6883

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