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LINGUIST List 19.1050

Sun Mar 30 2008

Calls: Computational Ling/Bulgaria;Computational Ling/Greece

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Galia Angelova, Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing 2009
        2.    Joakim Nivre, 12th Meeting of the European Chapter of the ACL

Message 1: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing 2009
Date: 28-Mar-2008
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

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)

RANLP (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) is one of the
best-established and competitive European NLP conferences. It is held biennially
in Bulgaria and grew out from the international summer schools ''Contemporary
topics in Computational Linguistics'' organised for many years in Bulgaria as
international training events. The RANLP conferences in 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003,
2005 and 2007 had invited talks by leading names in NLP and accepted papers of
high quality, rigorously reviewed by an international Programme Committee of
well-known experts. Most of the RANLP conferences published a volume with
Selected papers in the John Benjamins series ''Current trends of linguistic
research''. The conferences also featured tutorials on hot NLP topics delivered
by leading researchers. RANLP 2007 was accompanied by nine international
workshops. Information about the RANLP events after 2000 can be found at:

Submission deadline: End of April/beginning of May 2009
(the conference web site will have updated information)

RANLP-09 will be held in the picturesque resort of Borovets. Located in the Rila
mountains, it is one of the best known ski and tourist resorts in South-East
Europe. Hotel Samokov, the conference venue, offers excellent study and leisure

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 committee)
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)
Message 2: 12th Meeting of the European Chapter of the ACL
Date: 28-Mar-2008
From: Joakim Nivre <nivremsi.vxu.se>
Subject: 12th Meeting of the European Chapter of the ACL
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Full Title: 12th Meeting of the European Chapter of the ACL
Short Title: EACL 2009

Date: 30-Mar-2009 - 03-Apr-2009
Location: Athens, Greece
Contact Person: Joakim Nivre
Meeting Email: nivremsi.vxu.se
Web Site: http://www.eacl2009.gr

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Oct-2008

Meeting Description:

EACL 2009 is the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics.

First Call for Papers

EACL 2009
March 30 - April 3, 2009
Athens, Greece
URL: http://www.eacl2009.gr

Submission Deadline: October 10, 2008

The conference invites the submission of papers on substantial, original, and
unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics, including, but
not limited to:
- phonetics, phonology, and morphology;
- spoken language processing and language modeling;
- word segmentation, tagging, and chunking;
- syntax, parsing, and grammar formalisms;
- lexical semantics and word sense disambiguation;
- compositional semantics and textual entailment;
- pragmatics, discourse, and dialogue;
- lexicon, lexical databases, and ontologies;
- generation and summarization;
- information retrieval, question answering, and information extraction;
- machine translation and multilingual systems;
- dialogue systems and multimodal systems;
- language resources and tools, and resources for lesser studied languages;
- linguistic, psychological, and mathematical models of language;
- machine learning and algorithms for natural language;
- evaluation methodology.

Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work
rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion
of the reported results. A paper accepted for presentation at EACL 2009 cannot
be presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly available
published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences or
workshops must indicate this on the submission page.

Review and Selection:
Reviewing of papers will be double-blind, and all submissions will receive three
independent reviews. Final decisions on the program will be made by the Program
Committee, consisting of the Program Co-Chairs and Area Chairs.

Submissions will be assessed with respect to appropriateness, clarity,
soundness/correctness, meaningful comparison, originality/innovativeness,
and impact of ideas or results. For more information about the review criteria,
see the review form appended below.

Publication and Presentation:
All papers that are accepted will be published in the proceedings of the
conference, and will be presented as a poster or an oral presentation. Authors
will be asked on submission to state their preferred mode of presentation, and
the program committee will attempt to fulfill as many of these preferences as
possible, organizational factors permitting. EACL 2009 will additionally aim to
give poster presentations higher status than usual (by scheduling, physical
arrangement, combination with refreshments). The proceedings will not
distinguish long papers by presentation format.

Submission Information:
All submissions must be electronic in PDF and must follow the two-column
format of EACL proceedings. Authors are strongly recommended to use the
style files available on the conference web site. The maximum length of
a manuscript is eight (8) pages of content and one (1) additional page
of references. The page limits have to be strictly observed. As reviewing will
be double-blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and
affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity,
e.g., ''We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...'', should be avoided. Instead,
use citations such as ''Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...''. (Do not use
anonymous citations.) Do not include acknowledgments. Papers that do not conform
to these requirements will be rejected without review.

The deadline for submission is 23:59 CET on October 10, 2008. Additional
instructions for electronic submission will be posted on the conference
website at http://www.eacl2009.gr.

Instructions for Submission:
Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: October 10, 2008
Notification of acceptance: December 19, 2008
Camera-ready papers due: February 13, 2008
EACL 2009 Conference: March 30 - April 3, 2009

General Chair: Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Program Co-Chairs:
Claire Gardent (CNRS/LORIA, Nancy, France)
Joakim Nivre (Växjö University and Uppsala University, Sweden)

Area Chairs:
Anja Belz (University of Brighton, UK)
Sabine Buchholz (Toshiba Research Europe, UK)
Chris Callison-Burch (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Philipp Cimiano (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Anna Korhonen (University of Cambridge, UK)
Kimmo Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Bernardo Magnini (FBK-irst, Italy)
Stephan Oepen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Richard Power (The Open University, UK)
Giuseppe Riccardi (University of Trento, Italy)
Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Local Chair:
Vangelis Karkaletsis (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)

Local Co-Chairs:
Ion Androutsopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Stelios Piperidis (Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece)

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