[Elsnet-list] Recent Advances in NLP: 2nd CFP

Nicolas Nicolov Nicolas at umbrialistens.com
Sat Mar 10 19:57:35 CET 2007


Second Call for Papers

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"RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING"
International Conference RANLP-2007
September 27-29, 2007
Borovets, Bulgaria
http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007 
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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 6th RANLP conference to be held
in September 2007.

The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote
speakers plus presentations of 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 Publishing Company (Amsterdam & Philadelphia). There
will also be an exhibition area for poster and demo sessions. 

The conference will be preceded by tutorials (23-25 Sep 2007) and
workshops (26 and 30 Sep 2007).


TOPICS

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, statistical machine
translation, machine-aided translation, translation memory systems,
translation aids and tools; text data mining; corpus-based language
processing; POS tagging; phrase identification; finite state methods;
efficiency of processing; parsing; grammatical frameworks; electronic
dictionaries; knowledge acquisition; terminology; term recognition; term
extraction; word-sense disambiguation; information retrieval;
cross-language information retrieval; information extraction; named
entity and mention detection; anaphora resolution; coreference; relation
extraction; unsupervised methods; text summarization; text
categorization; language indentification; author identification; gender
prediction; spam filtering; topic detection and tracking; question
answering; ontologies and reasoning; textual entailment; sentiment
analysis; opinion identification; influencer analysis; nlp and graph
methods; clustering; visualisation; speech processing; dialogue systems;
multimedia systems; nlp-enhanced visual concept detection; nlp and
interactive visual environments (computer games); unstructured knowledge
management; computer-aided language learning; nlp and collaboration
environments; language resources; evaluation; and theoretical and
application-oriented papers related to NLP of every kind.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

- Lauri Karttunen (Palo Alto Research Center and Stanford University)
- Ellen Riloff (University of Utah)
- Karin Verspoor (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
- Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)


CHAIR OF THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)


CHAIR OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

- Eneko Agirre (Basque Country University)
- Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)
- Galia Angelova (BAS, Sofia)
- Kalina Bontcheva (Sheffield University)
- Sylviane Cardey	(University of FrancheComte)
- Hamish Cunningham (Sheffield University)
- Robert Dale (Macquarie University)
- Gael Dias (University of Beira Interior, Covilha)
- Alexander Gelbukh (Nat. Polytechnic Inst., Mexico)
- Catalina Hallett (Open University)
- Erhard Hinrichs	(Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen)
- Lauri Karttunen (Palo Alto Research Center and Stanford University)
- Dimitar Kazakov (University of York)
- Alma Kharrat (Microsoft Natural Language Group)
- Sandra Kuebler (University of Tubingen)
- Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)
- Shalom Lappin (King's College, London)
- Bernardo Magnini (TTC, ITC-irst, Trento)
- Montserrat Maritxalar Anglada (Universidad del Pais Vasco)
- Patricio Martinez Barco (University of Alicante)
- Carlos Martin-Vide (Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona)
- Andrei Mikheev (University of Edinburgh)
- Andres Montoyo (University of Alicante)
- Rafael Munoz Guillena (University of Alicante)
- Roberto Navigli (Universita di Roma La Sapienza)
- Nicolas Nicolov (Umbria Inc.) 
- Michael Oakes (University of Sunderland)
- Kemal Oflazer (Sabanci University, Istanbul) 
- Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton)
- Manuel Palomar (University of Alicante)
- Viktor Pekar (Univ of Wolverhampton)
- Stelios Piperidis (ILSP Athens)
- Oana Postolache (ISI, University of Southern California)
- Ellen Riloff (University of Utah)
- Anne De Roeck (Open University)
- Frederique Segond (Xerox Research Centre Grenoble)
- Kiril Simov (BAS, Sofia)
- John Tait (University of Sunderland)
- L. Alfonso Urena Lopez (Universidad of Jaen)
- Karin Verspoor (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
- Manuel Vilares Ferro (University of Corunna)
- Yorick Wilks (University of Sheffield)


TUTORIALS (23-25 Sep 2007)

- Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg)
- Dimitar Kazakov (University of York)
- Stelios Piperidis (ILSP Athens)
- Frederique Segond (Xerox Research Centre Grenoble)
- Karin Verspoor (Los Alamos National Laboratory)


WORKSHOPS (26 and 30 Sep 2007)

Several one-day workshops will be organized on 26 and 30 September 2007.
A list of the selected workshops will be published on the conference
website soon.


IMPORTANT DATES

Conference submission deadline: 31 Mar 2007
Conference acceptance notification: 10 Jun 2007
Workshop submission deadline (suggested): 15 Jun 2007
Workshop acceptance notification (suggested): 25 Jul 2007
RANLP-07 tutorials, workshops and conference: 23-29 Sep 2007


SUBMISSION

People interested in participating should submit a paper, poster or demo
through the conference website where details instructions will be
provided.


LOCATION

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
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.


ORGANISERS and SPONSORS

The main local organizer is the Linguistic Modelling Department,
Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
(www.lml.bas.bg). The conference is partially supported by the European
Commission via the project BIS-21++ "Bulgarian IST Centre of Competence
in 21 Century" http://bis-21pp.acad.bg/, INCO grant 016639/2005 awarded
to the Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


THE TEAM BEHIND RANLP-07

- 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
committee)
- 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)






Best wishes
Nicolas
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Dr Nicolas Nicolov
Chief Scientist
Umbria Inc.
1655 Walnut St, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80302, U.S.A.
Tel: (303) 217-8215
Email: nicolas at umbrialistens.com


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