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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   RANLP-2009 :: Recent Advances in NLP
Email:   Nicolas_Nicolov_(on)_jdpa.com
Date received:   16 Dec 2008
Deadline:   16 Feb 2009
Start date:   14 Sep 2009

First Call for Papers ================================================ 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing RANLP-2009 14-16 September 2009 Borovets, Bulgaria http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2009 ================================================ The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote speakers plus peer-reviewed individual papers. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers are traditionally published by John Benjamins Publishers. There will also be an exhibition area for poster and demo sessions. The conference will be preceded by two days of tutorials (12-13 September 2009). Post-conference workshops will be held during 17-18 September 2009. 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: phonetics, phonology, and morphology; syntax; semantics; discourse, dialogue and pragmatics; terminology; electronic dictionaries; mathematical models and complexity; corpus-based language processing; text understanding and generation; POS tagging; parsing; semantic processing; temporal processing; textual entailment; knowledge acquisition; word-sense disambiguation; mention detection; anaphora resolution/coreference; relation extraction; meronymy identification; parallel NLP algorithms; speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis; multilingual NLP; machine translation, machine-aided translation, translation memory systems, translation aids and tools; information retrieval; text and web mining; information extraction; text summarisation; term recognition; text categorisation; question answering; opinion mining and sentiment analysis; demographic analysis; dialogue systems; computer-aided language learning; biomedical NLP; language resources; evaluation; visualisation; and theoretical and application-orientated papers related to NLP of every kind. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS -- Shalom Lappin (King's College, London) -- Massimo Poesio (University of Essex) -- Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh) TUTORIALS Tutorial lecturers will be listed in the 2nd CFP. PROGRAMME COMMITTEE The PC members are distinguished experts from all over the world. The list of PC members will be announced in the 2nd CFP. WORKSHOPS Several workshops will be organised after the main conference. A call for workshop proposals will be sent out shortly. SUBMISSION (PAPERS, POSTERS, DEMOS) Submissions should be A4, two-column format and should not exceed 7 pages (poster and demo submissions should be no longer than 5 pages), including main body, figures, tables and bibliography. Times New Roman 12 font is preferred. The first page should state the title of the paper followed by keywords and an abstract and continue with the first section of the paper. Articles should be submitted electronically in **PDF** format. For free conversions to PDF see https://createpdf.adobe.com/index.pl?BP=NS The review process is annonymous. Submissions will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme Committee. Submission and camera ready copy guidelines will be also available at the conference web site. IMPORTANT DATES Workshop proposals due: 16 February 2009 Workshop selection: 2 March 2009 Conference paper registration (abstracts): 6 April 2009 Conference paper submission deadline: 13 April 2009 Conference paper acceptance notification: 1 June 2009 Conference camera ready papers due: 13 July 2009 Workshop paper submission deadline (tentative): 3 June 2009 Workshop paper acceptance notification (tentative): 20 July 2009 Workshop camera ready papers due (tentative): 24 August 2009 Tutorials: 12-13 September 2009 (Sat-Sun) Main conference: 14-16 September 2009 (Mon-Wed) Workshops: 17-18 September 2009 (Thu-Fri) VENUE Hotel Samokov, Borovets. The picturesque resort of Borovets is located in the Rila mountains and is one of the best known winter resorts in South-East Europe, a frequent meeting place for the elite in world skiing. The resort is 1350m above sea level, at the foot of the highest peak on the Balkan Peninsula - Moussala (2925m). The resort of Borovets is 73km from Sofia and the Sofia International Airport can serve as arrival/departure point. 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. THE TEAM BEHIND RANLP-2009 -- Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Organising Committee Chair) -- Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, U.K. -- Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, U.K. (Programme Committee Chair) -- Nicolas Nicolov, J.D.Power and Associates [McGraw-Hill company], U.S.A. (Editor of the volume with selected papers) -- Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria -- Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop Coordinator) The main local organiser is the Linguistic Modelling Department, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. CONTACT: ranlp2009[AT]lml[dot]bas[dot]bg ================================================ Best wishes Nicolas --- Dr Nicolas Nicolov Senior Director J.D. Power and Associates [McGraw-Hill company] Web Intelligence REsearch Division (WIRED) 4888 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300W Boulder, CO 80301, U.S.A. Tel: 303.217.8215 / Cell: 310.754.5010 / Fax: 720.565.6883 -------------------------------------------------------- The information contained in this message is intended only for the recipient, and may be a confidential attorney-client communication or may otherwise be privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure. 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