[Elsnet-list] First Call for Papers RANLP-05

Galia Angelova galia at lml.bas.bg
Mon Jan 3 15:56:50 CET 2005

Apologies for multiple copies

First Call for papers


         International Conference RANLP-2005
             September 21-23, 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 fifth 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.

The conference will be preceded by tutorials (18-20 September 2005). For
the first time, post-conference workshops will be held (24 September


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-Illan University)
      Robert Dale (Macquarie University)
      Anne de Roeck (Open University)
      Ralf Grishman (New York University)

      Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)


      Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)
      Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia)
      Amit Bagga  (Avaya Labs Research)
      Kalina Boncheva  (Sheffield University)
      Eugene Charniak (Brown University, Providence)
      Dan Cristea (University of Iasi)
      Hamish Cunningham (Sheffield University)
      Robert Dale  (Macquarie University)
      Walter Daelemans  (University of Antwerp)
      Alexander Gelbukh (National Polytechnic University, Mexico)
      Walther von Hahn  (University of Hamburg)
      Jan Hajic (Charles University, Prague)
      Catalina Hallett (University of Brighton)
      Graeme Hirst  (University of Toronto)
      Ed Hovy  (ISI, University of Southern California)
      Martin Kay  (Stanford University)
      Alma Kharrat  (Microsoft)
      Manfred Kudlek  (University of Hamburg)
      Shalom Lappin  (King's College, London)
      Yves Lepage (ATR)
      Anke Luedeling  (Humboldt University, Berlin)
      Carlos Martin-Vide  (University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona)
      Rada Mihalcea  (University of North Texas)
      Andres Montoyo (University of Alicante)
      Rafael Munos (University of Alicante)
      Masaki Murata (NICT, Kyoto)
      Preslav Nakov (University of California at Berkeley)
      Ani Nenkova (Columbia University)
      John Nerbonne  (University of Groningen)
      Nicolas Nicolov  (IBM)
      Kemal Oflazer  (Sabanci University, Istanbul)
      Constantin Orasan  (University of Wolverhampton)
      Chris Paice  (Lancaster University)
      Manuel Palomar  (University of Alicante)
      Bernardo Magnini (IRST, Trento)
      Victor Pekar (University of Wolverhampton)
      Kiril Simov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia)
      Stelios Piperidis (ISLP, Athens)
      Gabor Proszeky  (MorphoLogic, Budapest)
      Stephen Pulman  (Oxford University)
      James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
      Jose Quesada  (University of Seville)
      Dragomir Radev  (University of Michigan)
      Anne de Roeck  (Open University)
      Richard Sproat  (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
      Keh-Yih Su  (Behavior Design Corporation, Taiwan)
      Kristina Toutanova (Stanford University)
      Isabel Trancoso (INESC, Lisbon)
      Jun'ichi Tsujii  (University of Tokyo)
      Hans Uszkoreit  (University of Saarland)
      Piek Vossen  (Irion Technologies BV.)
      Yorick Wilks  (Sheffield University)
      Michael Zock  (CNRS)

TUTORIALS 18-20 September

The list of tutorial lecturers includes:
    Jan Hajic (Charles University, Prague)
    Bernardo Magnini (IRST, Trento)
    Dragomir Radev (University of Michigan)
    John Tait (University of Sunderland)
    Michael Zock (CNRS)


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 codewhich should be used in all correspondence.

 # 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 RANLP2005.pdf and the like!!!)
 #    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 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 up to three free conversions to PDF see 
In exceptional circumstanceshard 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:

Please e-mail your electronic PDF 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

      Notification of Submission: 18 May 2005
      Paper Submission Due: ***23 May 2005***
      Notification of Acceptance: 18 July 2005
      Camera-ready Paper Due: 15 August 2005
      Tutorials: 18-20 September 2005
      Conference: 21-23 September 2005
      Post-conference workshops: 24 September 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 73 km from
Sofia and 126 km 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 (OC Chair),
<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 will be 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 papers.


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 of Sciences, Bulgaria (OC Chair)
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK (PC Chair)
Nicolas Nicolov, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center, USA
Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria 

Galia Angelova, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Linguistic Modelling Department
Institute for Parallel Processing (BIS-21 Center of Excellence)
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
25A Acad. G. Bonchev Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria,
tel. (+3592)9796607, fax (+3592)8707273, http://www.lml.bas.bg/~galja

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