RANLP 2017 RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING Hotel “Cherno More”, Varna, Bulgaria http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2017
Tutorials: September 2-3, 2017 (Saturday-Sunday) Main Conference: September 4-6, 2017 (Monday-Wednesday) Workshops: September 7-8, 2017 (Thursday-Friday)
We are pleased to announce that the 11th biennial RANLP conference will take place in September 2017 at the Black Sea city of Varna. The conference programme presents competitive peer-reviewed papers reporting on the recent advances of a wide range of NLP topics. In addition, RANLP 2017 features six keynote speeches by leading experts. Poster and demo sessions will be held at the conference exhibition area. A Student Research Workshop will run in parallel to the main conference. The Student Research Workshop (now in its fifth edition) is a vibrant discussion forum for young researchers. As from RANLP 2009, the papers accepted at RANLP and the associated workshops are included in the ACL Anthology. The RANLP proceedings are indexed by SCOPUS and DBLP. The RANLP SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) can be checked athttp://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=21100216911&tip=sid&clean=0
We invite papers reporting recent advances in all aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP). We encourage contributions from a broad range of areas including, but not limited to, the following topics: phonetics and phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, semantics, discourse, pragmatics, dialogue, mathematical foundations, formal grammars and languages, finite-state technology, statistical models for natural language processing, machine learning, word embeddings, deep learning for NLP, similarity, evaluation, sublanguages and controlled languages, lexicography, language resources and corpora, terminology, corpus annotation, ontologies, complexity, text segmentation, POS tagging, parsing, semantic role labelling, word-sense disambiguation, computational treatment of multiword expressions, textual entailment, anaphora and coreference resolution, temporal processing, natural language generation, speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, knowledge acquisition, text categorisation, machine translation, including statistical machine translation and neural machine translation, translation technology including translation memory systems, information retrieval, information extraction, event extraction, question answering, text summarisation, term extraction, text and web mining, opinion mining and sentiment analysis, multimodal systems, natural language processing for educational applications, automated writing assistance, text simplification, NLP for biomedical texts, author profiling and related applications, application-orientated papers related to NLP, chatbots, fact checking, computer-aided language learning, stance detection, computational cognitive modelling, dialect processing, language and vision, multilingual NLP, NLP for language disorders, NLP for social media, NLP for the semantic web, patents search, theoretical NLP, theoretical papers related to NLP. As aforementioned, this is an indicative but not exhaustive list of topics.
The list of KEYNOTE SPEECHES at RANLP 2017 includes presentations from:
Robert Dale (Macquarie University) Josef van Genabith (DFKI, Saarbruecken) Veronique Hoste (University College Ghent) Roberto Navigli (Sapienza University of Rome) Joakim Nivre (Uppsala University)
The list of RANLP 2017 TUTORIAL LECTURERS includes:
Noa Cruz (Virgen del Rocio Hospital, Seville) Veronique Hoste and Orphee De Clercq (University College Ghent) Roberto Navigli (Sapienza University of Rome)
Five WORKSHOPS will be held on 7-8 September, 2017
Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval, organised by Mireille Makary and Michael Oakes (University of Wolverhampton)
Knowledge Resources for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (KnowRSH), organised by Dan Cristea (University of Iasi), Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Eveline Wandl-Vogt (Austrian Academy of Sciences) and Kalliopi A. Zervanou (University of Utrecht)
Biomedical Natural Language Processing, organised by Galia Angelova and Svetla Boytcheva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Kevin Bretonnel Cohen (University of Colorado School of Medicine) and Guergana Savova (Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School)
Language Technologies for Digital Humanities in Central and (South-)Eastern Europe, organised by Anca Dinu (University of Bucharest), Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), and Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)
Human-Informed Translation and Interpreting Technology (HiT-IT), organised by Irina Temnikova (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU), Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton), Gloria Corpas Pastor (University of Malaga), and Stephan Vogel (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU).
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, POSTERS, DEMOS
All submissions will be handled in the START system http://www.softconf.com/ranlp2017/main. For further instructions, please follow the submission information at http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2017/submissions.php. The reviewing process will be anonymous, except for Demo submissions. Double submission is allowed, but authors will be asked to declare it at the time of submission. Submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the Programme Committee or RANLP reviewers. Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines as to how to produce the final camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings. The full conference proceedings which have both ISBN and ISSN, will be uploaded in the ACL Anthology. A printed version will be available at the conference upon request (approximate price €35-40). All published papers will have a DOI assigned.
EXTENDED conference abstracts submission: 12 May 2017 EXTENDED conference papers submission: 19 May 2017 Conference papers acceptance notification: 3 July 2017 Camera-ready versions of the conference papers: 31 July 2017
LOCATION and TRAVEL
RANLP 2017 will be held in Varna, the largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, in the. The event venue (Cherno More Hotel - http://www.chernomorebg.com/home) is centrally located at the entrance of the Sea Garden. Varna is a major tourist destination with an International Airport. It is also known for its Archaeological Museum, which features the oldest gold treasure in the world (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varna_Necropolis).
Guadalupe Aguado de Cea, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Pascal Amsili, Paris Diderot University Iana Atanassova, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield Svetla Boytcheva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences António Branco, University of Lisbon Chris Brew, Digital Operatives Nicoletta Calzolari, Italian National Research Council Sylviane Cardey, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté Marisa Luisa Carrió Pastor, Universitat Politčcnica de Valčncia Sheila Castilho, Dublin City University Key-Sun Choi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Gloria Corpas Pastor, Universidad de Málaga Dan Cristea, University of Iasi Noa P. Cruz Diaz, Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Sevilla Liviu P. Dinu, University of Bucharest Richard Evans, University of Wolverhampton Antonio Ferrández Rodríguez, University of Alicante Ralph Grishman, New York University Diana Inkpen, University of Ottawa Hitoshi Isahara, Toyohashi University of Technology Alma Kharrat, Microsoft Tracy Holloway King, eBay Inc. Milen Kouylekov, University of Oslo Udo Kruschwitz, University of Essex Hristo Krushkov, University of Plovdiv Sandra Kübler, Indiana University Natalia Loukachevitch, Lomonosov Moscow State University Bernardo Magnini, Foundation Bruno Kеssler Suresh Manandhar, University of York Andres Montoyo, University of Alicante Alessandro Moschitti, Qatar Computing Research Institute Rafael Muńoz-Guillena, University of Alicante Preslav Nakov, Hamad Bin Khalifa University Roberto Navigli, Sapienza University of Rome Mark-Jan Nederhof, University of St Andrews Vincent Ng, University of Texas at Dallas Michael Oakes, University of Wolverhampton Kemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University - Qatar Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton Petya Osenova, Sofia University and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Pavel Pecina, Charles University Stelios Piperidis, Athena RC/ILSP Gábor Prószéky, Pázmány Péter Catholic University Horacio Rodriguez, Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya Paolo Rosso, Universitat Politčcnica de Valčncia Vasile Rus, The University of Memphis Fatiha Sadat, Université du Québec ŕ Montréal Violeta Seretan, University of Geneva Gerardo Sierra Martínez, National Autonomous University of Mexico Josef Steinberger, University of West Bohemia Keh-Yih Su, Academia Sinica Stan Szpakowicz, University of Ottawa Dan Tufiș, Romanian Academy L. Alfonso Urena Lopez, University of Jaen Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Yorick Wilks, Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition Roman Yangarber, University of Helsinki
THE TEAM BEHIND RANLP 2017
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, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria Petya Osenova, Sofia University and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop coordinator) Irina Temnikova, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar
Registration will be open via the main conference website imminently.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACT DETAILS
The conference website http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2017 will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, please email ranlp2017 at lml.bas.bg and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ranlp2017) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/261397893885734/)