Appel: RANLP-2013

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sat Jan 5 19:49:36 UTC 2013

Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:35:47 +0200
From: Irina Temnikova <irina.temnikova at>
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Apologies for multiple postings

First Call for Papers



 *Augusta SPA Hotel, Hissar, Bulgaria*


 *Tutorials: September 7-8, 2013* (Saturday-Sunday)

*Main Conference:* *September 9-11, 2013* (Monday-Wednesday)

*Workshops:* *September 12-13, 2013* (Thursday-Friday)

 RANLP (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) is one of the
most established and competitive NLP conferences. The event is held
biennially and grew out of the International summer schools
"Contemporary topics in Computational Linguistics", which were organised
for many years as training events. Selected papers from most RANLP
conferences are traditionallypublished in a volume as part of John
Benjamins’ series “Current Trends of Linguistic Research”. The papers
accepted at RANLP-09, RANLP-11, and the associated workshops, were
included in the ACL Anthology.

 We are pleased to announce the 9th RANLP conference to be held in
September 2013. The conference will take the form of addresses from
invited keynote speakers plus presentations of peer-reviewed individual
papers.  There will also be an exhibition area for poster and demo
sessions. The conference will be preceded by two days of tutorials (7-8
September 2013).  Post-conference workshops will be held on 12-13
September 2013. A Student Research Workshop will be run in parallel to
the main conference. The RANLP Student Research Workshops have become
active discussion forums for young researchers.


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 the following: pragmatics,
discourse, semantics, syntax, and lexicon; phonetics, phonology, and
morphology; mathematical models and complexity; text understanding and
generation; multilingual NLP; machine translation (MT), machine-aided
translation, translation memory systems, translation aids and tools, MT
quality estimation; text simplification and readability estimation;
corpus-based language processing; POS tagging; parsing; electronic
dictionaries; knowledge acquisition; word-sense disambiguation; anaphora
resolution; information retrieval; information extraction; text
summarisation; terminology recognition and extraction; text
categorisation; question answering; textual entailment; visualisation;
dialogue systems; speech processing; computer-aided language learning;
language resources; evaluation; NLP for the Semantic web; theoretical
and application-oriented papers related to NLP.


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.

 WORKSHOPS 12-13 September 2013

Several workshops will be organised on 12-13 September 2013. A Call for
Workshop proposals will be published in December 2012.


The submission will be maintained by conference management software. For
further instructions please follow the submission information at the
conference website at The review
process will be anonymous. Double submission is allowed, but authors
will be asked to send explicit notification about it. Submissions will
be reviewed by at least three 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. The full conference proceedings will be uploaded on the
ACL Anthology and a printed version will be available at the conference.


Call for workshop proposals: 30 December 2012

Deadline for workshop proposals: 28 February 2013

Workshop selection: 15 March 2013

Conference abstract submission: 13 May 2013

Conference paper submission: 17 May 2013 **No extension will be given**

Conference paper acceptance notification: 1 July 2013

Camera-ready versions of the conference papers: 31 July 2013

 Workshop paper submission deadline (suggested): 03 July 2013

Workshop paper acceptance notification (suggested): 02 August 2013

Workshop paper camera-ready versions (suggested): 16 August 2013

 RANLP-2013 tutorials: 7-8 September 2013 (Saturday -Sunday)

RANLP-2013 conference: 9-11 September 2013 (Monday -Wednesday)

RANLP-2013 workshops: 12-13 September 2013 (Thursday-Friday)


RANLP-2013, like RANLP-11, will be held in AUGUSTA SPA hotel, Hissar.
Hissaror Hisarya (,,_Bulgaria) is a famous resort since
ancient times; it boasts 22 mineral springs with water temperatures
between 37-52 degree Celsius. Archaeological research has revealed that
a town existed near the springs 5000 years BC. Many years later
Thracians, and after them Romans, settled around the warm springs.  The
Roman emperor Diocletian visited the town in 293 and built a fortified
wall around it. The town was named Diocletianopol. Famous archeological
monuments such as:

- the Thracian Tomb of Kazanluk

- and the Tomb at Starosel (

are located within 20-50 km from Hissar.


Hissar is situated in the centre of Bulgaria, 40 km north of the city of
Plovdiv and 160 km east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Both the
International airports of Sofia and Plovdiv can be used as
arrival/departure points for RANLP-2013. Ryanair is now operating
flights between London Stansted and Frankfurt/Hahn to Plovdiv two times
per week.  Sofia Airport is connected to Plovdiv via a highway and it
takes only 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach Hissar from Sofia. In addition
to the regular public transport (trains and buses), the organisers will
provide shuttle minibuses from/to Sofia and Plovdiv airports at an
inexpensive rate.


Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (OC Chair)

Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK

Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK (PC Chair)

Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation,

Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria

Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop

Irina Temnikova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Natalia Konstantinova, University of Wolverhampton, UK

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