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RANLP 2013 - Second Call for Papers

From: Ivelina Nikolova <iva@lml.bas.bg>
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:40:02 +0300
Message-ID: <5163F002.3090309@lml.bas.bg>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

Augusta SPA Hotel, Hissar, Bulgaria

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 NLP.

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

RANLP-2013 will feature six KEYNOTE SPEAKERS including:

- Iryna Gurevych (Technical University Darmstadt)
- Horacio Saggion (University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)
- Violeta Seretan (University of Geneva)
- 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 Sciences)
- 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 Institute)

The information about submission requirements is available at the 
Submission Guidelines page (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011/submissions.php) 
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 deadline (suggested): 03 July 2013
Workshop paper acceptance notification (suggested): 02 August 2013
Workshop paper camera-ready versions (suggested): 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 
- 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

Ivelina Nikolova
PhD student in Computer Science
Linguistic Modelling Department
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
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