RANLP (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) is one of the most 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 international training events. Previous RANLP conferences (1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015) featured keynote talks by leading experts in NLP as well as presentations/papers of high quality, rigorously reviewed by a Programme Committee of well-known scientists. The papers accepted at RANLP-09, RANLP-11, RANLP-13, RANLP-2015 and the associated workshops were included in the ACL Anthology. The RANLP proceedings is indexed by SCOPUS and DBLP. The conference will be preceded by 4 tutorials on current hot topics and will be followed by specialised workshops in advanced subfields of NLP. A Student Research Workshop will be held in parallel to the main conference. The Student Research Workshops (now in their fifth edition) have become active discussion forums for young researchers.
Expected conference submission deadline: end of April/beginning of May 2017
(please check regularly the Website for updated information)
Call for workshop proposals: December 2016
RANLP-17 will be held in Varna, the largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, in Hotel “Cherno More” (http://www.chernomorebg.com/home). The event venue is centrally located at the entrance of the Sea Garden and offers excellent conference facilities. Varna is a major tourist destination with numerous flights to/from the Varna 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).
TEAM BEHIND RANLP-17
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, Qatar Foundation, Qatar
Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria
Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Petya Osenova, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop coordinator)
Irina Temnikova, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation, Qatar