Student Research Workshop
7-9 September 2015, Hissar, Bulgaria
in conjunction with RANLP 2015

Second 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, and 2013), we are pleased to announce the fourth edition of the workshop which will be held during the main RANLP 2015 conference days on 7-9 September 2015. For the third time the conference and the workshop will take place in Hissar, Bulgaria, which is a location worth visiting.

The International Conference RANLP 2015 would like to invite students at all levels (Bachelor-, Master-, and PhD-students) to present their ongoing work at the Student Research Workshop. 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 areas:

phonetics, phonology and morphology; syntax, semantics, discourse, pragmatics, dialogue and lexicon; mathematical and statistical models and complexity; language resources and corpora; electronic dictionaries, terminologies and ontologies; POS tagging; parsing; semantic role labelling; word-sense disambiguation; textual entailment; anaphora resolution; generation; speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis; evaluation; multilingual NLP; machine translation, translation memory systems and computer-aided translation tools, machine translation quality estimation, text simplification and readability estimation; knowledge acquisition; information retrieval; event extraction; temporality processing; text categorisation; information extraction; text summarisation; term extraction; question answering; opinion mining; dialogue systems; computer-aided language learning; NLP for biomedical texts; NLP for the Semantic web; controlled languages; NLP for sublanguages; patents search; NLP for language disorders; and theoretical and application-orientated 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: 7-9 September 2015. The articles will be issued in a special Student Session proceedings and uploaded to the ACL Anthology.

            Important dates

Submission deadline: 10 June 2015 24:00 Pacific Time
EXTENDED Submission deadline: 17 June 2015 24:00 Pacific Time
Acceptance notification: 20 July 2015
Camera-ready deadline: 9 August 2015
Workshop: 7-9 September 2015 (the concrete dates and sessions will be adjusted depending on the type and quantity of the accepted submissions)

            Submission Requirements

All papers must be submitted in .pdf format through the conference management system and must be 4-6 pages long (excluding references). A link to the conference management system will be available on the workshop website. For format requirements please refer to the main RANLP website, Submission Guidelines Section. 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 these reviews. The submissions will have to specify the student's level (Bachelor-, Master-, or PhD). All authors of the articles must be students. Submission with non-student authors will not be considered for review.

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.

To upload your submission, please go to and follow the instructions.

           Programme Committee

Ahmed Abdelali (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar)
Corina Forascu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania)
Goran Glavaš (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Francisco Guzmán (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar)
Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Annie Louis (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar)
Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Jan Šnajder (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Stan Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Andrea Varga (The Content Group Ltd, United Kingdom)

            Organising Committee

Irina Temnikova (Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar)
Ivelina Nikolova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Alexander Popov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)

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