[Elsnet-list] Final Call for Papers: RANLP 2013 (Submissions: Abstracts - May 13th; Full articles - May 17th, 2013)

Irina Temnikova irina.temnikova at gmail.com
Fri May 10 16:38:56 CEST 2013

Apologies for multiple postings


Augusta SPA Hotel, Hissar, Bulgaria http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2013
Tutorials: September 7-8, 2013 (Saturday-Sunday)
Main Conference: September 9-11, 2013 (Monday-Wednesday)
Workshops: September 12-13, 2013 (Thursday-Friday)

RANLP (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) has established
itself over the years as one of the most influential and competitive NLP
conferences. The event is held biennially and grew out of the International
summer schools "Contemporary topics in Computational Linguistics", which
were organised for many years as training events. The 9th RANLP conference
will be held on 9-11 September 2013. 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 will be preceded by two days of tutorials
(7-8 September 2013). Six post-conference workshops will be held on 12-13
September 2013. A Student Research Workshop will run in parallel to the
main conference.

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, the following:
phonetics, phonology, and morphology; syntax, semantics, discourse,
pragmatics, dialogue, and lexicon; mathematical and statistical models and
complexity; language resources and corpora; electronic dictionaries,
terminologies and ontologies; POS tagging; parsing; semantic role
labelling; word-sense disambiguation; textual entailment; anaphora
resolution; generation; speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis;
multilingual NLP; machine translation, translation memory systems and
computer-aided translation tools, text simplification and readability
estimation; knowledge acquisition; information retrieval; text
categorisation; information extraction; text summarisation; term
extraction; question answering; opinion mining; dialogue systems;
computer-aided language learning; NLP for biomedical texts; NLP for the
Semantic web; and theoretical and application-orientated papers related to

The PROGRAMME COMMITTEE members are distinguished experts from all over the
world. The final list of current PC members is uploaded on the conference

RANLP-2013 will feature six KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
- Nicoletta Calzolari (Institute of Computational Linguistics "Antonio
Zampolli", Pisa)
- Iryna Gurevych (Technical University Darmstadt)
- Horacio Saggion (University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)
- Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva)
- Mark Stevenson (University of Sheffield)
- Dekai Wu (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)

Four pre-conference tutorials will be given on 7-8 September 2013 by the
- Iryna Gurevych & Judith Eckle-Kohler (Technical University Darmstadt)
- Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation) &
Vivi Nastase (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) & Diarmuid Ó Séaghdha (Cambridge
University) & Stan Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa)
- Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva)
- Dekai Wu (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)

Six post-conference WORKSHOPS will be organised on 12-13 September:
- Advances in Multilingual Coreference Resolution (AMCR 2013), organised by
Desislava Zhekova and Sandra Kübler (Indiana University)
- Biomedical Information Extraction Workshop, organised by Guergana Savova
(Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School) & Kevin Bretonnel
Cohen (University of Colorado School of Medicine) & Galia Angelova (IICT,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
 - Semantic Web and Information Extraction (SWAIE 2013), organised by Diana
Maynard (University of Sheffield) & Marieke van Erp (VU University) & Brian
Davis (National University of Ireland)
- Scalable Natural Language Processing (ScaNLP 2013), organised by Leon
Derczynski (University of Sheffield) & Bin Yang (Aarhus University) &
Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield) & Valentin Tablan (University of
Sheffield) & Arno Scharl (MODUL University Vienna) & Thierry Declerck
- Adaptation of language resources and tools for closely related languages
and language variants, organised by Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)
& Milena Slavcheva (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) & Petya Osenova
(Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski” and IICT Bulgarian Academy of
- Natural Language Processing and Linked Open Data (NLP&LOD), organised by
Petya Osenova (Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski” and IICT Bulgarian
Academy of Sciences) & Kiril Simov (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) &
Georgi Georgiev (Ontotext AD) & Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research

The information about submission requirements is available at the
submission guidelines page of the conference website (

Conference abstract submission: 13 May 2013
Conference paper submission: 17 May 2013 **No extension will be given**
Conference paper acceptance notification: 1 July 2013
Camera-ready versions of the conference papers: 31 July 2013
Workshop paper submission deadlines (suggested, check every specific
workshop's webpage): 03 July 2013
Workshop paper acceptance notification (suggested, check every specific
workshop's webpage): 02 August 2013
Workshop paper camera-ready versions (suggested, check every specific
workshop's webpage): 16 August 2013
RANLP-2013 tutorials: 7-8 September 2013 (Saturday -Sunday)
RANLP-2013 conference: 9-11 September 2013 (Monday -Wednesday)
RANLP-2013 workshops: 12-13 September 2013 (Thursday-Friday)

RANLP-2013, like RANLP-11, will be held in AUGUSTA SPA hotel, Hissar.
Hissar or Hisarya (http://www.augustaspa.com,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisarya,_Bulgaria) is a well-known resort
since ancient times; it boasts 22 mineral springs with water temperatures
between 37-52 degree Celsius. Archaeological research has revealed that a
town existed near the springs 5000 years BC. Many years later Thracians,
and after them Romans, settled around the warm springs. The Roman emperor
Diocletian visited the town in 293 and built a fortified wall around it.
The town was named Diocletianopol. Famous archaeological monuments such as:
- the Thracian Tomb of Kazanluk (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thracian_Tomb_of_Kazanlak), and the Tomb at
Starosel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starosel) are located within 20-50
km from Hissar.

Hissar is situated in the centre of Bulgaria, 40 km north of the second
largest Bulgarian city, Plovdiv, and 160 km east of the capital, Sofia.
Both the international airports of Sofia and Plovdiv can be used as
arrival/departure points for RANLP-2013. Ryanair is now operating flights
between London Stansted and Frankfurt/Hahn to Plovdiv two times per week.
Sofia Airport is connected to Plovdiv via a motorway and it takes only 1
hour and 45 minutes to reach Hissar from Sofia. In addition to the regular
public transport (trains and buses), the organisers will provide shuttle
minibuses from/to Sofia and Plovdiv airports at an inexpensive rate.

Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (OC Chair)
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK (PC Chair)
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation, Qatar
Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria
Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop coordinator)
Irina Temnikova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Natalia Konstantinova, University of Wolverhampton, UK

*Irina Temnikova, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.*

Computational linguist
PC Coordinator of the International Conference RANLP 2013
Postdoc at the EU-funded project AComIn,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Sofia, Bulgaria


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