[Elsnet-list] RANLP-2015 First Call for Papers

Irina Temnikova irina.temnikova at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 19:49:30 CET 2014


[Apologies for multiple postings]


First Call for Papers



*RANLP-2015*

*RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING*



*Augusta SPA Hotel, Hissar, Bulgaria*

*http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2015 <http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2015>*



*Tutorials: September 5-6, 2015* (Saturday-Sunday)

*Main Conference:* *September 7-9, 2015* (Monday-Wednesday)

*Workshops:* *September 10-11, 2015* (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. Selected papers from most
RANLP conferences have been regularly published in a volume as part of John
Benjamins’ series “Current Trends of Linguistic Research”. The papers
accepted at RANLP-2009, RANLP-2011, RANLP-2013 and the associated
workshops, were included in the ACL Anthology. After 2009, all RANLP
proceedings are indexed by SCOPUS.



We are pleased to announce that the 10th RANLP conference is to be convened in
September 2015. 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 (5-6 September 2015).
Post-conference workshops will be held on 10-11 September 2015. A Student
Research Workshop will run in parallel to the main conference. The RANLP
Student Research Workshops have become active discussion fora for young
researchers.



TOPICS

We invite papers reporting recent advances in all aspects of Natural
Language Processing (NLP). We encourage contributions from 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; terminology 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 NLP.



CHAIR OF THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)



CHAIR OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)



The PROGRAMME COMMITTEE members are distinguished experts from all over the
world. The list of PC members will be announced in the Second Call for
Papers.



WORKSHOPS: 10-11 September 2015

Several workshops will be organised on 10-11 September 2015. A Call for
Workshop Proposals is published in December 2014.



SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, POSTERS, DEMOS

The submissions will be maintained by conference management software. For
further instructions please follow the submission information at the
conference website at http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2015. The reviewing
process will be anonymous. Double submission is allowed, but authors will
be asked to declare it at the time of submission. Submissions will be
reviewed by at least three 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. The
full conference proceedings will be uploaded on the ACL Anthology. A
printed version, whose estimated price would be between 35 and 45 euro,
will be made available at the conference if ordered in advance.



IMPORTANT DATES

Call for workshop proposals: 15 December 2014

Deadline for workshop proposals: 28 February 2015

Workshop selection: 15 March 2015



Conference abstract submission: 27 April 2015

Conference paper submission: 4 May 2015

Conference paper acceptance notification: 22 June 2015

Camera-ready versions of the conference papers: 31 July 2015



Workshop paper submission deadline (suggested): 26 June 2015

Workshop paper acceptance notification (suggested): 25 July 2015

Workshop paper camera-ready versions (suggested): 9 August 2015

Workshop camera-ready Proceedings ready (suggested): 16 August 2015



RANLP-2015 tutorials: 5-6 September 2015 (Saturday-Sunday)

RANLP-2015 conference: 7-9 September 2015 (Monday-Wednesday)

RANLP-2015 workshops: 10-11 September 2015 (Thursday-Friday)



LOCATION

RANLP-2015, like RANLP-2011 and RANLP-2013, will be held in AUGUSTA SPA
hotel, Hissar (http://www.augustaspa.com). Hissar or Hisarya is a
well-known resort since ancient times; it boasts 22 mineral springs with
water temperatures between 37-52 degrees 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. More information about
Hissar can be found at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisarya,_Bulgaria

Famous archaeological monuments such as:

- the Thracian Tomb of Kazanluk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thracian_Tomb_of_Kazanlak

- the Tomb of Starosel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starosel)

are located within 20-50 km from Hissar.





TRAVEL

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-2015. Ryanair operates 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.



THE TEAM BEHIND RANLP-2015

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, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

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

Postdoctoral Researcher

Qatar Computing Research Institute

www.qcri.qa

<http://www.qcri.qa/> http://pers-www.wlv.ac.uk/~in0290/
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