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Subject: [ E-CFP ] RANLP 2013 - 2nd Call for Papers
From: <irina.temnikova_(on)_gmail.com>
Date received: 04 Apr 2013
Deadline: 13 May 2013
Start date: 07 Sep 2013





RANLP-2013 RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

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.

TOPICS 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 website.

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 following TUTORIAL SPEAKERS:

- Iryna Gurevych & Judith Eckle-Kohler (Technical University
  Darmstadt),
- Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
  Foundation) & Vivi Nastase (Fondazione Bruno Kessler) &
  Diarmuid O 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 (DFKI)
- 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)

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, POSTERS, DEMOS The information about
submission requirements is available on the HYPERLINK
"http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011/submissions.php" submission
guidelines page of the conference website.

IMPORTANT DATES

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)

LOCATION RANLP-2013, like RANLP-11, will be held in AUGUSTA SPA
hotel, Hissar. Hissar or Hisarya (HYPERLINK
"http://www.augustaspa.com/"http://www.augustaspa.com, HYPERLINK
"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisarya,_Bulgaria"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 HYPERLINK
  "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thracian_Tomb_of_Kazanlak"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thracian_Tomb_of_Kazanlak
- and the Tomb at Starosel (HYPERLINK
  "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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-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.

THE TEAM BEHIND RANLP-2013 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.

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia, Bulgaria

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