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LINGUIST List 20.1308

Tue Apr 07 2009

Calls: Computational Ling/Bulgaria

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Galia Angelova, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing 2009

Message 1: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing 2009
Date: 06-Apr-2009
From: Galia Angelova <galialml.bas.bg>
Subject: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing 2009
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Full Title: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing 2009
Short Title: RANLP-09

Date: 14-Sep-2009 - 16-Sep-2009
Location: Borovets, Bulgaria
Contact Person: Galia Angelova
Meeting Email: galialml.bas.bg
Web Site: http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2009

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

The 7th International Conference 'Recent Advances in Natural Language
Processing' is the latest RANLP conference. It continues the tradition of many
successful summer schools and international conferences. RANLP events have
always been a meeting place for researchers from all parts of the world,
facilitating contact between computational linguists from Central and Eastern
Europe and their colleagues from Western Europe and America.

RANLP-2009 will be held in conjunction with tutorials and international
workshops as follows:
Pre-conference Tutorials: September 12-13, 2009 (Saturday-Sunday)
International Conference RANLP-09: September 14-16, 2009 (Monday-Wednesday)
Post-conference Workshops: September 17-18, 2009 (Thursday-Friday)

Second Call for Papers

"Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing"
International Conference RANLP-2009
September 14-16, 2009
Borovets, Bulgaria

Extended Submission Deadline: 20 April 2009

Further to the successful and highly competitive 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th
conferences 'Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing' (RANLP), we are
pleased to announce the 7th RANLP conference to be held in September 2009.

The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote speakers
plus peer-reviewed individual papers. There will also be an exhibition area for
poster and demo sessions.

We invite papers reporting on recent advances in all aspects of Natural Language
Processing (NLP). The conference topics are announced at the RANLP-09 website.
All accepted papers will be published in the full conference proceedings and
included in the ACL Anthology. In addition, volumes of RANLP selected papers are
traditionally published by John Benjamins Publishers; currently the volume of
Selected RANLP-07 papers is under print.

Keynote Speakers:
- Kevin Bretonnel Cohen (University of Colorado School of Medicine),
- Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh),
- Shalom Lappin (King's College, London),
- Massimo Poesio (University of Trento and University of Essex).

Chair of the Programme Committee:
Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)

Chair of the Organising Committee:
Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

The Programme Committee members are distinguished experts from all over the
world. The list of PC members will be announced at the conference website. After
the review, the list of all reviewers will be announced at the website as well.

People interested in participating should submit a paper, poster or demo
following the instructions provided at the conference website. The review will
be blind, so the article text should not reveal the authors' names. Author
identification should be done in additional page of the conference management

Tutorials 12-13 September 2009:
Four half-day tutorials will be organised at 12-13 September 2009. The list of
tutorial lecturers includes:
- Kevin Bretonnel Cohen (University of Colorado School of Medicine),
- Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton)

Workshops 17-18 September 2009:
Post-conference workshops will be organised at 17-18 September 2009. All
workshops will publish hard-copy proceedings, which will be distributed at the
event. Workshop papers might be listed in the ACL Anthology as well (depending
on the workshop organisers). The list of RANLP-09 workshops includes:
- Semantic Roles on Human Language Technology Applications, organised by
Paloma Moreda, Rafael Muсoz and Manuel Palomar,
- Partial Parsing 2: Between Chunking and Deep Parsing, organised by Adam
Przepiorkowski, Jakub Piskorski and Sandra Kuebler,
- 1st Workshop on Definition Extraction, organised by Gerardo Eugenio Sierra
Martнnez and Caroline Barriere,
- Evaluation of Resources and Tools for Central and Eastern European languages,
organised by Cristina Vertan, Stelios Piperidis and Elena Paskaleva,
- Adaptation of Language Resources and Technology to New Domains, organised by
Nuria Bel, Erhard Hinrichs, Kiril Simov and Petya Osenova,
- Natural Language Processing methods and corpora in translation, lexicography,
and language learning, organised by Viktor Pekar, Iustina Narcisa Ilisei, and
Silvia Bernardini,
- Events in Emerging Text Types (eETTs), organised by Constantin Orasan, Laura
Hasler, and Corina Forascu,
- Biomedical Information Extraction, organised by Guergana Savova, Vangelis
Karkaletsis, and Galia Angelova.

Important Dates:
Extended- Authors' registration at start: 15 April 2009
Extended- Conference paper submission at start: 20 April 2009
Conference paper acceptance notification: 1 June 2009
Final versions of conference papers submission: 13 July 2009

Workshop paper submission deadline (suggested): 5 June 2009
Workshop paper acceptance notification (suggested): 20 July 2009
Final versions of workshop papers submission (suggested): 24 August 2009

RANLP-09 tutorials: 12-13 September 2009 (Saturday-Sunday)
RANLP-09 conference: 14-16 September 2009 (Monday-Wednesday)
RANLP-09 workshops: 17-18 September 2009 (Thursday-Friday)

For further information about the conference, please visit the conference
site http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2009.

The Team behind RANLP-09
Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, Chair of the Org.
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK, Chair of the Programme
Nicolas Nicolov, Umbria Inc, USA (Editor of volume with selected papers)
Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop Coordinator)

e-mail: ranlp09lml.bas.bg
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