Borovets, Bulgaria

Pre-RANLP-05 tutorials: September 18-20, 2005 (Sunday-Tuesday)
Intenational Conference RANLP-05: September 21-23, 2005 (Wednesday-Friday)
Post-conference Workshops: September 24, 2005 (Saturday)

Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP) 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, and 2003 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. The conferences also featured tutorials on "hot" NLP topics delivered by leading researchers. RANLP 2005 will be accompanied for the first time by post-conference workshops. Volumes with selected and revised papers from the conference are traditionally published by John Benjamins in the "Current Issues in Linguistic Theories (CILT)" series. RANLP-01 and RANLP-03 were partially supported by the European Commission. RANLP-05 is under negotiation for funding as a Marie Curie large conference.

RANLP-05 will feature keynote talks by:
Ido Dagan (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Australia)
Anne de Roeck (Open University, UK)
Ralph Grishman (New York University, USA)

Submission deadline: End of April/beginning of May 2005
(the conference web site will have updated information)

RANLP-05 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. Borovets is 1 hour by car from Sofia and 2 hours from Plovdiv with international airports in both cities serving as arrival/departure points.



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, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria