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RANLP SW 2017 : RANLP 2017 Student Workshop


When Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 6, 2017
Where Varna, Bulgaria
Submission Deadline Jul 10, 2017
Notification Due Aug 10, 2017
Final Version Due Aug 20, 2017
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

Further to the previous successful and highly competitive Student Research
Workshops associated with the conference 'Recent Advances in Natural Language
Processing' (RANLP, in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015), we are pleased to announce
the fifth edition of the workshop which will be held during the main RANLP 2017
conference days on 4-6 September 2017. For the first time the conference and the
workshop will take place at the Black Sea city of Varna, Bulgaria.

The International Conference RANLP 2017 would like to invite students at all
levels (Bachelor-, Master-, and PhD-students) to present their ongoing or
completed work at the Student Research Workshop. We invite two types of student
- Full Papers – unpublished original research of the student.
- Short Papers – either a work in progress or a research proposal.

The aim of this workshop is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between
young researchers by providing an excellent opportunity to present and discuss
their work in progress or completed projects to an international research
audience and receive feedback from senior researchers. The research being
presented can come from any topic area within Natural Language Processing (NLP)
and computational linguistics, including but not limited to the following topic

phonetics and phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, semantics, discourse,
pragmatics, dialogue, mathematical foundations, formal grammars and languages,
finite-state technology, statistical models for natural language processing,
machine learning, word embeddings, deep learning for NLP, similarity,
evaluation, sublanguages and controlled languages, lexicography, language
resources and corpora, terminology, corpus annotation, ontologies, complexity,
text segmentation, POS tagging, parsing, semantic role labelling, word-sense
disambiguation, computational treatment of multiword expressions, textual
entailment, anaphora and coreference resolution, temporal processing, natural
language generation, speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, knowledge
acquisition, text categorisation, machine translation, including statistical
machine translation and neural machine translation, translation technology
including translation memory systems, information retrieval, information
extraction, event extraction, question answering, text summarisation, term
extraction, text and web mining, opinion mining and sentiment analysis,
multimodal systems, natural language processing for educational applications,
automated writing assistance, text simplification, NLP for biomedical texts,
author profiling and related applications, application-orientated papers related
to NLP, chatbots, fact checking, computer-aided language learning, stance
detection, computational cognitive modelling, dialect processing, language and
vision, multilingual NLP, NLP for language disorders, NLP for social media, NLP
for the semantic web, patents search, theoretical NLP, theoretical papers
related to NLP.

Papers at the borderline between two sciences (such as Translation Studies,
Psycholinguistics, etc.), but bearing contributions to NLP will be also accepted
for review. All accepted papers will be presented at the Student Workshop
sessions during the main conference days: 4-6 September 2017. The articles will
be issued in a special Student Session proceedings and uploaded to the ACL

Important dates

Submission deadline: 04 July 2017
Acceptance notification: 10 August 2017
Camera-ready deadline: 20 August 2017
Workshop: 04-06 September 2017

Submission Requirements

All papers must be submitted in .pdf format through the conference management
system at The papers should
follow the format of the main conference, described at the main RANLP website,
Submission Guidelines Section ( All
papers must have only student authors. Submission with non-student authors will
not be considered for review. After eventual acceptance of the paper, the
authors could add their supervisor(s) in the Acknowledgments Section. The
submissions must specify the student's level (Bachelor-, Master-, or PhD) and
the type of submission (Full or Short).

- *Full* Papers must describe original unpublished work of the student in
any topic area of the workshop. Full papers are limited to 8 pages for
content, with 2 additional pages for references.
- *Short* Papers may describe either work in progress or a research proposal.
They may also be in the style of a position paper that surveys and critiques
existing literature. Short papers must include clear directions for future
research. Submissions of this type are limited to 6 pages for content, with 2
additional pages for references.

Authors may submit the same paper at several conferences. In this case, they
must notify the organisers by filling in the corresponding information in the
submission form, as well as notifying the contact organizer by e-mail.

Reviewing Procedure

The reviewing of the papers will be double-blind, so the submissions should not
contain author information. Papers should not contain references such as “We
previously showed at Doe (2015) …” but rather “Doe (2015) showed that…”. Non
anonymous papers will be rejected.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers from the Programme
Committee, who will feature experienced researchers from all areas of NLP. The
final decisions will be made based on their reviews.

Organising Committee

Pepa Gencheva (University of Sofia and SiteGround)
Yasen Kiprov (University of Sofia and SiteGround)
Venelin Kovatchev (Universitat de Barcelona)
Ivelina Nikolova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Ontotext AD)
Irina Temnikova (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU)


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