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Subject: [ E-CFP ] RANLP-2013 First Call for Papers
From: <iva_(on)_lml.bas.bg>
Date received: 30 Dec 2012
Deadline: 13 May 2013
Start date: 07 Sep 2013

Apologies for multiple postings

First Call for Papers



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) is one of
the most established 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 are traditionally published in a
volume as part of John Benjamins' series "Current Trends of
Linguistic Research". The papers accepted at RANLP-09, RANLP-11,
and the associated workshops, were included in the ACL Anthology.

We are pleased to announce the 9th RANLP conference to be held in
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). Post-conference workshops
will be held on 12-13 September 2013. A Student Research Workshop
will be run in parallel to the main conference. The RANLP Student
Research Workshops have become active discussion forums for young


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: pragmatics, discourse, semantics,
syntax, and lexicon; phonetics, phonology, and morphology;
mathematical models and complexity; text understanding and
generation; multilingual NLP; machine translation (MT),
machine-aided translation, translation memory systems,
translation aids and tools, MT quality estimation; text
simplification and readability estimation; corpus-based language
processing; POS tagging; parsing; electronic dictionaries;
knowledge acquisition; word-sense disambiguation; anaphora
resolution; information retrieval; information extraction; text
summarisation; terminology recognition and extraction; text
categorisation; question answering; textual entailment;
visualisation; dialogue systems; speech processing;
computer-aided language learning; language resources; evaluation;
NLP for the Semantic web; theoretical and application-oriented
papers related to NLP.


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 12-13 September 2013

Several workshops will be organised on 12-13 September 2013. A
Call for Workshop proposals will be published in December 2012.


The submission 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/ranlp2013. The review process will be
anonymous. Double submission is allowed, but authors will be
asked to send explicit notification about it. 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 and a printed version will be available at
the conference.


Call for workshop proposals: 30 December 2012

Deadline for workshop proposals: 28 February 2013

Workshop selection: 15 March 2013

Conference abstract submission: 13 May 2013

Conference paper submission: 17 May 2013 **No extension will be

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

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 famous
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 archeological monuments
such as:

- the Thracian Tomb of Kazanluk

- and the Tomb at Starosel

are located within 20-50 km from Hissar.


Hissar is situated in the centre of Bulgaria, 40 km north of the
city of Plovdiv and 160 km east of the Bulgarian 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 highway 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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