[Elsnet-list] CFP: Recent Advances in NLP -- Submissions due: May 23, 2005

Nicolas Nicolov nicolas at us.ibm.com
Wed May 4 06:22:37 CEST 2005


CALL FOR PAPERS

                      RANLP-05
  RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

        International Conference RANLP-2005
                  21-23 Sep 2005
                Borovets, Bulgaria
          http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2005

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).


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TOPICS
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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.


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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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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.


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PC CHAIR
========

Ruslan Mitkov      Univ. of Wolverhampton

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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
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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


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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


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NOTIFICATION OF SUBMISSION
==========================

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 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: 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


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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: PAPERS, POSTERS, DEMOS
=============================================

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.


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SCHEDULE
========

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



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LOCATION
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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.


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FURTHER INFORMATION
===================

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


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ORGANIZERS and SPONSORS
=======================

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 papers.


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CONFERENCE MAILING LIST
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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


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THE TEAM BEHIND RANLP-05
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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


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