[Corpora-List] RANLP-05 ***extended submission deadline 1 June****

Ruslan Mitkov R.Mitkov at wlv.ac.uk
Mon May 16 21:46:00 CEST 2005

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International Conference RANLP-2005
21-23 Sep 2005
Borovets, Bulgaria

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).


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.


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.


Ruslan Mitkov Univ. of Wolverhampton


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
Fuji Ren Univ. of Tokushima
Ellen Riloff Univ. of Utah
Anne de Roeck Open Univ., UK
Antonio Rubio Univ. of Granada
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


Authors should email notification of submission with
the completed form below to ranlp05 at 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.)
# Abstract of the paper
# ...
# OTHER: Under consideration for other conferences?
# (please specify)
# NOTE : Anything you would like to add


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:
Please e-mail your electronic submission to
ranlp05 at lml.bas.bg with copy to galia at 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.


Notification of submission: 27 May 2005
Paper submission due: 1 Jun 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


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


Further information can be obtained from
Galia Angelova (galia at lml.bas.bg).


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.


If you would like to receive information, please
subscribe to the conference mailing list by
sending an e-mail to ranlp05 at lml.bas.bg


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

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