Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing 2009

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
Monday, 14 September 2009 to Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Contact Email: 
Galia Angelova
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 1 May 2008

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 facilities.

The Team Behind Ranlp-09:
Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Chair of the Org. committee)
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)