[Elsnet-list] RANLP'07: Call for participation

Kalina Bontcheva K.Bontcheva at dcs.shef.ac.uk
Sun Sep 2 14:17:07 CEST 2007


Call for Participation:

"RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING"
International Conference RANLP-2007
September 27-29, 2007
Borovets, Bulgaria
http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007

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 sixth 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. 
There will also be an exhibition area for poster and demo sessions.

The conference is preceded by tutorials (23-25 September 2007) and
workshops (26 September 2007). For a full list see the URL above. 

REGISTRATION: http://www.euromap.bas.bg/reg/ 

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)

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 organizers 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)

REGISTRATION: http://www.euromap.bas.bg/reg/


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