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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Recent Advances in NLP -- Submissions due: May 23, 2005
From:   Nicolas Nicolov
Email:   nicolas_(on)_us.ibm.com
Date received:   04 May 2005
Deadline:   18 May 2005
Start date:   21 Sep 2005

CALL FOR PAPERS RANLP-05 RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING International Conference RANLP-2005 21-23 Sep 2005 Borovets, Bulgaria http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2005 Supported by the European Commission as a Marie Curie Large Conference, contract MLCF-CT-2004-013233. Further to the successful and highly competitive 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th conferences 'Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing' (RANLP), we are pleased to announce the 5th RANLP conference to be held this year. The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote speakers plus individual papers. All papers accepted and presented will be available as a volume of proceedings at the conference. Volumes with selected and revised papers from the conference are traditionally published by John Benjamins Publishing (Amsterdam/Philadelphia) in the "Current Issues in Linguistic Theories" series (CILT volumes 136, 189, 260). There will also be an exhibition area for poster and demo sessions. The conference will be preceded by tutorials (18-20 September 2005). For the first time, post-conference workshops will be held (24 Sep'05). ====== 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: pragmatics, discourse, semantics, syntax, and the lexicon; phonetics, phonology, and morphology; mathematical models and complexity; text understanding and generation; multilingual NLP; machine translation, machine-aided translation, translation memory systems, translation aids and tools; corpus-based language processing; POS tagging; parsing; electronic dictionaries; knowledge acquisition; terminology; word-sense disambiguation; anaphora resolution; information retrieval; information extraction; text summarisation; term recognition; text categorisation; question answering; textual entailment; visualisation; dialogue systems; speech processing; computer-aided language learning; language resources; evaluation; and theoretical and application-oriented papers related to NLP of every kind. ================ KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ================ The list of conference keynote speakers includes: Ido Dagan Bar-Ilan Univ. Robert Dale Macquarie Univ. Ralph Grishman New York Univ. Makoto Nagao NICT, Tokyo John Nerbonne Univ. of Groningen Anne de Roeck Open Univ. ======== PC CHAIR ======== Ruslan Mitkov Univ. of Wolverhampton =================== PROGRAMME COMMITTEE =================== Eneko Agirre Univ. of the Basque Country Elisabeth Andre Univ. of Augsburg Galia Angelova Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Amit Bagga Avaya Labs Research Branimir Boguraev IBM, Watson Research Center Kalina Bontcheva Univ. of Sheffield Antonio Branco Univ. of Lisbon Eugene Charniak Brown Univ., Providence Dan Cristea Univ. of Iasi Hamish Cunningham Univ. of Sheffield Walter Daelemans Univ. of Antwerp Ido Dagan Bar-Ilan Univ. Robert Dale Macquarie Univ. Thierry Declerk DFKI Language Technology Lab Gael Dias Univ. of Beira Interio Rob Gaizauskas Univ. of Sheffield Alexander Gelbukh National Polytechnic Univ., Mexico Ralph Grishman New York University Walther von Hahn Univ. of Hamburg Jan Hajic Charles Univ., Prague Johann Haller Saarland Univ. Catalina Hallett Univ. of Brighton Graeme Hirst Univ. of Toronto Ed Hovy ISI, Univ. of Southern California Nikiforos Karamanis Univ. of Wolverhampton Martin Kay Stanford Univ. Alma Kharrat Microsoft Sandra Kuebler Univ. of Tubingen Manfred Kudlek Univ. of Hamburg Lori Lamel LIMSI, CNRS, Paris Shalom Lappin King's College, London Yves Lepage ATR Anke Luedeling Humboldt Univ., Berlin Bente Maegaard CST, Univ. of Copenhagen Bernardo Magnini IRST Inderjeet Mani Georgetown Univ. Carlos Martin-Vide Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona Tony McEnery Univ. of Lancaster Rada Mihalcea Univ. of North Texas Andres Montoyo Univ. of Alicante Rafael Munos Univ. of Alicante Masaki Murata NICT, Kyoto Makoto Nagao NICT, Tokyo Preslav Nakov Univ. of California at Berkeley Ani Nenkova Columbia Univ. John Nerbonne Univ. of Groningen Nicolas Nicolov IBM, Watson Research Center Kemal Oflazer Sabanci Univ., Istanbul Constantin Orasan Univ. of Wolverhampton Chris Paice Lancaster Univ. Manuel Palomar Univ. of Alicante Victor Pekar Univ. of Wolverhampton Fabio Pianesi ITC, IRST Stelios Piperidis ISLP, Athens John Prager IBM, Watson Research Center Gabor Proszeky MorphoLogic, Budapest Stephen Pulman Oxford Univ. James Pustejovsky Brandeis Univ. Jose Quesada Univ. of Seville Dragomir Radev Univ. of Michigan Ellen Riloff Univ. of Utah Anne de Roeck Open Univ., UK Frederique Segond Xerox Research Centre Europe Kiril Simov Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Richard Sproat Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Steffen Staab Univ. of Koblenz-Landau Keh-Yih Su Behavior Design Co., Taiwan John Tait Univ. of Sunderland Kristina Toutanova Stanford Univ. Isabel Trancoso INESC, Lisbon Jun'ichi Tsujii Univ. of Tokyo Zdenka Uresova Charles Univ., Prague Hans Uszkoreit Saarland Univ. Piek Vossen Irion Technologies BV. Yorick Wilks Sheffield Univ. Michael Zock LIMSI, CNRS, Paris ========================= TUTORIALS 18-20 September ========================= The list of tutorial lecturers includes: Jan Hajic Charles Univ., Prague Bernardo Magnini IRST, Trento Rada Mihalcea Univ. of North Texas Dragomir Radev Univ. of Michigan John Tait Univ. of Sunderland Zdenka Uresova Charles Univ., Prague Michael Zock LIMSI, CNRS, Paris ========================== NOTIFICATION OF SUBMISSION ========================== Authors should email notification of submission with the completed form below to ranlp05_(on)_lml.bas.bg with subject line: "RANLP2005 notification of submission". After submitting the information below you will receive by email a paper ID code, which should be used in all correspondence. # NAME: Name of author for correspondence # TITLE: Title of the paper # TYPE : paper / poster / demo # KEYS : Keywords # EMAIL: Email of author for correspondence # PAGES: Num. of pages (incl. bibl. references) # FILE : Filename (avoid RANLP2005.pdf, etc.) # ABSTR: # Abstract of the paper # ... # OTHER: Under consideration for other conferences? # (please specify) # NOTE : Anything you would like to add ============================================= SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: PAPERS, POSTERS, DEMOS ============================================= Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed 7 pages for regular papers; and 5 pages for posters/demos, incl. figures, tables and references. Computer Modern font is preferred. The first page should state the title of the paper, the author's name(s), affiliation, surface and email address(es), followed by keywords and an abstract and continue with the first section of your paper. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format. In exceptional circumstances hard copies/MS-Word/PS versions may be accepted. Guidelines for producing camera-ready versions and demo text can be found at the conference web site: http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2005. Please e-mail your electronic submission to ranlp05_(on)_lml.bas.bg with copy to galia_(on)_lml.bas.bg. Submissions will be reviewed by 3 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. ======== SCHEDULE ======== Notification of submission: 18 May 2005 Paper submission due: 23 May 2005 <<***** Notification of acceptance: 18 Jul 2005 Camera-ready paper due: 15 Aug 2005 Tutorials: 18-20 Sep 2005 Conference: 21-23 Sep 2005 Post-conference workshops: 24 Sep 2005 ======== LOCATION ======== The picturesque resort of Borovets is located in the Rila mountains and is one of the most famous winter resorts in South-East Europe, a frequent meeting place for the elite in world skiing. The resort is 1350 m above sea level, at the foot of the highest peak on the Balkan Peninsula - Moussala (2925 m). The resort of Borovets is 73km from Sofia and 126km from Plovdiv (see the map at the conference site), which means that both Sofia and Plovdiv with their international airports can serve as arrival/departure points. In addition to regular public transport, the organisers will provide daily shuttle buses from Sofia airport to the conference location at an inexpensive rate. A taxi from Sofia to Borovets is relatively cheap; it is also possible to take a taxi from the international airport in Sofia to the conference venue. =================== FURTHER INFORMATION =================== Further information can be obtained from Galia Angelova (galia_(on)_lml.bas.bg). ======================= ORGANIZERS and SPONSORS ======================= The main local organizer is the Linguistic Modelling Department, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (www.lml.bas.bg). RANLP-05 is partially supported by the European Commission as a Marie Curie Large Conference under contract MLCF-CT-2004-013233. Several scholarships will be available for support of young researchers, especially for authors of accepted papers. ======================= CONFERENCE MAILING LIST ======================= If you would like to receive information, please subscribe to the conference mailing list by sending an e-mail to ranlp05_(on)_lml.bas.bg ======================== THE TEAM BEHIND RANLP-05 ======================== Galia Angelova Bulgarian Academy, (OC Chair) Kalina Bontcheva Univ. of Sheffield, UK Ruslan Mitkov Univ. of Wolverhampton, (PC Chair) Nicolas Nicolov IBM, (JB-CILT volume editor) Nikolai Nikolov INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria === END: RANLP'05: 2nd CFP === _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_mailman.elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list
 

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