RANLP-2021 invites workshop proposals on any topic of interest to the Natural Language Processing (NLP) community, ranging from fundamental research issues to more applied industrial or commercial aspects. The format of each workshop will be determined by its organisers. Workshops can vary in length from a half day to full 1-2 days and can also feature demo and poster sessions. Each accepted workshop will receive one free registration to RANLP-2021.
IMPORTANT DATES Workshop proposals due: 1 May 2021 Workshop selection: 3 May 2021 Workshop website due: 15 May 2021 Workshop paper submission deadline (suggested): 30 June 2021 Workshop paper acceptance notification (suggested): 31 July 2021 Workshop paper camera-ready versions (suggested): 31 August 2021 Workshop video presentations due (suggested): 31 August 2021 Workshop camera-ready proceedings ready (suggested): 5 September 2021 Workshops: 6-7 September 2021
REQUIREMENTS Proposals should be no longer than five pages and should contain the following: 1. Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that it will focus on; 2. Brief description of the target audience, including estimates of the numbers of submissions and attendees (a tentative list of potential contributors would be useful); 3. List of related workshops/events held in the last three years or to be held in 2021; 4. Tentative workshop program committee; 5. Names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organising committee; 6. Description of the experience of the proposed organisers in the workshop topics and in organising workshops or related events.
The workshop Organising Committee is responsible for the following: - Installing and supporting the workshop website; - Disseminating call for papers/participation; - Organising paper submission, review process, authors notification; - Verifying the camera-ready copies; - Providing electronic conference proceedings, generated with the conference management system START; - Collecting audio/visual presentations; - Organising the workshop programme, including invited speakers, and providing session chairs for the online venue.
The RANLP-2021 Organising Committee is responsible for the following: - Supporting link to the workshop's web page; - Publishing the workshop proceedings with ISBN numbers, and registering DOI numbers for all accepted papers; - Organising registration, audio/visual support, access to Zoom for registered participants; - Providing the Zoom system and its administration while running the workshop.
WORKSHOP PROPOSAL SUBMISSION Workshop proposals in PDF format should be e-mailed to Kiril Simov <kivs[AT]bultreebank[dot]org> and cc'ed to <ranlp2021[AT]acl-bg[dot]org>
EVALUATION Submitted proposals will be reviewed with respect to the following criteria:
* Relevance, importance, and timeliness of the topics;
* Completeness, clarity, and quality of the workshop proposal;
* Experience of the organisers in the proposed topics;
* Viability of the workshop.
THE TEAM BEHIND RANLP-2021 Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (OC Chair) Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK (PC Chair) Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria Petya Osenova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop coordinator)
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