LINGUIST List 25.5136

Tue Dec 16 2014

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Bulgaria

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 16-Dec-2014
From: Irina Temnikova <>
Subject: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing
E-mail this message to a friend

Full Title: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing
Short Title: RANLP

Date: 05-Sep-2015 - 11-Sep-2015
Location: Hissar, Bulgaria
Contact Person: Galia Angelova
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 04-May-2015

Meeting Description:

RANLP (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) has established itself over the years as one of the most influential and competitive NLP conferences. The event is held biennially and grew out of the International summer schools ''Contemporary topics in Computational Linguistics'', which were organised for many years as training events. Selected papers from most RANLP conferences have been regularly published in a volume as part of John Benjamins’ series “Current Trends of Linguistic Research”. The papers accepted at RANLP-2009, RANLP-2011, RANLP-2013 and the associated workshops, were included in the ACL Anthology. After 2009, all RANLP proceedings are indexed by SCOPUS.

Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing

Tutorials: September 5-6, 2015 (Saturday-Sunday)
Main Conference: September 7-9, 2015 (Monday-Wednesday)
Workshops: September 10-11, 2015 (Thursday-Friday)


RANLP-15 will be held in Augusta Hotel, Hissar, Bulgaria. The event venue offers excellent conference and leisure facilities. The organisers will provide shuttles from/to the International airports of Sofia and Plovdiv.

2nd Call for Papers:

We are pleased to announce that the 10th RANLP conference is to be convened in September 2015. The conference will take the form of addresses from invited keynote speakers plus presentations of peer-reviewed individual papers. There will also be an exhibition area for poster and demo sessions. The conference will be preceded by two days of tutorials (5-6 September 2015). Post-conference workshops will be held on 10-11 September 2015. A Student Research Workshop will run in parallel to the main conference. The RANLP Student Research Workshops have become active discussion fora for young researchers.


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: phonetics, phonology, and morphology; syntax, semantics, discourse, pragmatics, dialogue, and lexicon; mathematical and statistical models and complexity; language resources and corpora; electronic dictionaries, terminologies and ontologies; POS tagging; parsing; semantic role labelling; word-sense disambiguation; textual entailment; anaphora resolution; generation; speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis; multilingual NLP; machine translation, translation memory systems and computer-aided translation tools, text simplification and readability estimation; knowledge acquisition; information retrieval; text categorisation; information extraction; text summarisation; terminology extraction; question answering; opinion mining; dialogue systems; computer-aided language learning; NLP for biomedical texts; NLP for the Semantic web; and theoretical and application-orientated papers related to NLP.

Important Dates:

Call for workshop proposals: 15 December 2014
Deadline for workshop proposals: 28 February 2015
Workshop selection: 15 March 2015

Conference abstract submission: 27 April 2015
Conference paper submission: 4 May 2015
Conference paper acceptance notification: 22 June 2015
Camera-ready versions of the conference papers: 31 July 2015

RANLP-2015 tutorials: 5-6 September 2015 (Saturday-Sunday)
RANLP-2015 conference: 7-9 September 2015 (Monday-Wednesday)
RANLP-2015 workshops: 10-11 September 2015 (Thursday-Friday)

Page Updated: 16-Dec-2014