[Elsnet-list] CFP :: RANLP-2009 :: Recent Advances in NLP

Nicolov, Nicolas Nicolas_Nicolov at jdpa.com
Tue Dec 16 11:31:14 CET 2008

First Call for Papers
7th International Conference on
Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing
14-16 September 2009
Borovets, Bulgaria

The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote speakers plus peer-reviewed individual papers. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers are traditionally published by John Benjamins Publishers. There will also be an exhibition area for poster and demo sessions.

The conference will be preceded by two days of tutorials (12-13 September 2009). Post-conference workshops will be held during 17-18 September 2009.


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: phonetics, phonology, and morphology; syntax; semantics; discourse, dialogue and pragmatics;  terminology; electronic dictionaries; mathematical models and complexity; corpus-based language processing; text understanding and generation; POS tagging; parsing; semantic processing; temporal processing; textual entailment; knowledge acquisition; word-sense disambiguation; mention detection; anaphora resolution/coreference; relation extraction; meronymy identification; parallel NLP algorithms; speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis; multilingual NLP; machine translation, machine-aided translation, translation memory systems, translation aids and tools; information retrieval; text and web mining; information extraction; text summarisation; term recognition; text categorisation; question answering; opinion mining and sentiment analysis; demographic analysis; dialogue systems; computer-aided language learning; biomedical NLP; language resources; evaluation; visualisation; and theoretical and application-orientated papers related to NLP of every kind.


-- Shalom Lappin (King's College, London)
-- Massimo Poesio (University of Essex)
-- Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh)


Tutorial lecturers will be listed in the 2nd CFP.


The PC members are distinguished experts from all over the world. The list of PC members will be announced in the 2nd CFP.


Several workshops will be organised after the main conference. A call for workshop proposals will be sent out shortly.


Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed 7 pages (poster and demo submissions should be no longer than 5 pages), including main body, figures, tables and bibliography. Times New Roman 12 font is preferred. The first page should state the title of the paper followed by keywords and an abstract and continue with the first section of the paper. Articles should be submitted electronically in **PDF** format. For free conversions to PDF see https://createpdf.adobe.com/index.pl?BP=NS The review process is annonymous. Submissions will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme Committee. Submission and camera ready copy guidelines will be also available at the conference web site.


Workshop proposals due: 16 February 2009 Workshop selection: 2 March 2009

Conference paper registration (abstracts): 6 April 2009
Conference paper submission deadline: 13 April 2009
Conference paper acceptance notification: 1 June 2009
Conference camera ready papers due: 13 July 2009

Workshop paper submission deadline (tentative): 3 June 2009
Workshop paper acceptance notification (tentative): 20 July 2009
Workshop camera ready papers due (tentative): 24 August 2009

Tutorials: 12-13 September 2009 (Sat-Sun)
Main conference: 14-16 September 2009 (Mon-Wed)
Workshops: 17-18 September 2009 (Thu-Fri)


Hotel Samokov, Borovets. 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 Sofia International Airport 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.


-- Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Organising Committee Chair)
-- Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, U.K.
-- Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, U.K. (Programme Committee Chair)
-- Nicolas Nicolov, J.D.Power and Associates [McGraw-Hill company], U.S.A. (Editor of the volume with selected papers)
-- Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria
-- Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop Coordinator)

The main local organiser is the Linguistic Modelling Department, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

CONTACT: ranlp2009[AT]lml[dot]bas[dot]bg


Best wishes
Dr Nicolas Nicolov
Senior Director
J.D. Power and Associates [McGraw-Hill company] Web Intelligence REsearch Division (WIRED)
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