Student Research Workshop
14-15 September 2009, Borovets, Bulgaria
in conjunction with RANLP-09

Final Call for Papers

The International Conference RANLP 2009 would like to invite students at all levels (Bachelor-, Master-, and PhD-students) to present their ongoing work at the Student Research Workshop. This will provide an excellent opportunity to present and discuss your 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 and computational linguistics including, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

Anaphora Resolution, Complexity, Corpus Linguistics, Discourse, Evaluation, Finite-State Technology, Formal Grammars and Languages, Information Extraction, Information Retrieval, Lexical Knowledge Acquisition, Lexicography, Machine Learning, Machine Translation, Morphology, Natural Language Generation, Natural Language in Multimodal and Multimedia Systems, Natural Language Interraction, Natural Language Processing in Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Natural Language Processing for Biomedical Texts, Ontologies, Opinion Mining, Parsing, Part-of-Speech Tagging, Phonology, Post-Editing, Pragmatics and Dialogue, Question Answering, Semantics, Speech Recognition, Statistical Methods, Sublanguages and Controlled Languages, Syntax, Temporal Processing, Term Extraction and Automatic Indexing, Text Data Mining, Text Segmentation, Text Simplification, Text Summarization, Text-to-Speech Synthesis, Translation Technology, Tree-Adjoining Grammars, Word Sense Disambiguation.

All accepted papers will be presented at the Student Workshop sessions during the first two main conference days: 14-15 September 2009. The articles will be issued in a special Student Session electronic proceedings.


            Important dates

Submission deadline: 25 July
Acceptance notification: 20 August
Camera-ready deadline: 1 September

            Submission Requirements

All papers must be submitted in .doc or .pdf format and must be 4-8 pages long (including references). For format requirements please refer to the main RANLP website at, Submission Info Section. Each submission will be reviewed by 3 reviewers from the Programme Committee, who will feature both experienced researchers and PhD students nearing the completion of their PhD studies. The final decisions will be made based on these reviews. The submissions will have to specify the student's level (Bachelor-, Master-, or PhD). All authors of the article must be students. Submission with non-student authors will not be considered for review.

            Programme Committee

Itziar Aldabe (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Rayner Alfred (University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia)
Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria )
Chris Biemann (Powerset / Microsoft, San Francisco, USA)
Iustin Dornescu (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Corina Forascu (University of Yasi, Romania)
Le An Ha (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Laura Hasler (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Natalia Konstantinova (University of Wolverhampton , UK)
Sandra Kuebler (Indiana University, USA)
Elina Lagoudaki (Imperial College, UK)
Wolfgang Maier (University of Tubingen, Germany)
Dalila Mekhaldi (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Preslav Nakov (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Ivelina Nikolova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Elena Paskaleva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Viktor Pekar (Oxford University Press, UK)
Jelena Prokic (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Georg Rehm (vionto GmbH, Berlin, Germany)
Lucia Specia (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Irina Temnikova (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Cristina Toledo (University of Malaga, Spain)
Pinar Wennerberg (Siemens AG, Germany)

            Organising Committee

Irina Temnikova (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Ivelina Nikolova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Natalia Konstantinova (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

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