Important Dates:

Conference abstracts submission: 28 April 2017
Conference papers submission: 5 May 2017
Conference papers acceptance notification: 26 June 2017
Camera-ready versions of the conference papers: 31 July 2017

Submission Format

It is recommended that authors submit an abstract of their paper by 28 April 2017 thus register their paper for review. In the submission page in START there is a text field where the abstract must be pasted in. The lenght of the abstract should be no more than 200 words. Submitting an abstract in advance is not mandatory but having it earlier than 5th May will help us to plan the review.

Submissions are due on 5 May 2017. They should follow strictly the ACL based stylesheets, provided below.

  • Full papers should not exceed 8 pages (+2 for references).
  • Short papers should not exceed 7 pages (+2 for references).
  • Poster and demo submissions should be no longer than 6 pages (+2 for references).

The main body includes text, figures and tables and we allow up to 2 additional pages for references. Poster and demo papers are presented at the conference in joint poster/demo sessions. Papers should be submitted electronically in **PDF** format. For free conversions to PDF see e.g. http://www.pdfonline.com/convert-pdf/.

The reviewing process will be blind, except for the demo submissions. The papers must not include the authors' names and affiliations, neither self-references that reveal the authors' identity. Please avoid "We previously proved (James, 2009) ...", and use instead citations such as "James previously proved (James 2009)...". Papers that do not conform with these requirements will be rejected without review.

For demo submissions please provide also author information if available online a link to your demo system.

If you want to submit a paper now, please go to http://www.softconf.com/ranlp2017/main.

In order to keep compliance with the ACL anthology RANLP uses the ACL template files for:
      LaTeX and
      MS Office.

Given this high standard and the limited number of time slots available to present regular papers, it has been agreed that in the event of a significant number of high-quality submissions, regular papers which do not quite meet the highest grade but receive excellent comments and are deemed worthy of being presented will be accepted as short papers and the authors of these papers will be invited to reduce the length of their paper in order to comply with the guidelines of short papers.

Similarly, if a high number of short papers are also received (and given the limited number of time-slots for short papers in the conference programme), authors whose short papers do not receive high enough scores from the reviewers but nevertheless receive positive comments and are deemed worthy of presentation will be invited to revise their submission as a poster paper and showcase their work in poster sessions, thus ensuring that more authors have the opportunity to present their work.

Camera-ready

The authors of papers accepted should address the reviewers comments and re-submitted a camera-ready version of their paper/s. The papers are submitted with the same ID to the START system. The manuscripts should follow strictly the ACL based stylesheets, provided above. REGULAR papers should not exceed 8 pages (+2 for references). SHORT papers should not exceed 7 pages(+2 for references). POSTER and DEMO submissions should be no longer than 6 pages (+2 for references). The main body includes text, figures and tables and we allow up to 2 additional pages for references. Poster and demo papers are presented at the conference in joint poster/demo sessions. Papers should be submitted electronically in **PDF** format. For free conversions to PDF see e.g. http://www.pdfonline.com/convert-pdf/.

In addition to the camera-ready paper text in .pdf format, the authors should submit an especially prepared abstract. All abstracts will enter the "RANLP 2017 Book of Abstracts". Guidelines about Abstract preparation will be made available soon .

If you want to submit you manuscript now, please go to http://www.softconf.com/ranlp2017/main.

In order to keep complience with the ACL anthology RANLP uses the ACL style files for:
      LaTeX and
      MS Office.

Review Policy

The review process is anonymous. Submissions will be reviewed by 3 members of the Programme Committee. Based on the reviewers' scores, the submitted articles will be accepted as REGULAR papers (8 pages in the full conference proceedings and 30 minutes oral presentation in the conference sessions) or as SHORT papers (7 pages in the full conference proceedings and 20 minutes oral presentation in the conference sessions), or as POSTER papers (6 pages in the full conference proceedings and tableau-presentation in poster sessions). Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines regarding how to produce camera-ready versions of their papers for inclusion in the proceedings. Guidelines for producing camera-ready versions and demo text will be also available at the conference web site at http://www.lml.bas.bg/ranlp2017. The full conference proceedings will be distributed at the event and uploaded at the ACL Anthology.

Multiple Submission Policy

Authors may submit the same paper at several conferences. In this case they must notify the organisers in a separate mail to ranlp2017 [ AT ] lml.bas.bg, so we know that the paper might be withdrawn depending on the results at some other conference.

Conference Management System

The submission is maintained by the conference management software - START. To make a submission please go to http://www.softconf.com/ranlp2017/main and follow the instruction given there. In case of problem, feel free to contact us at the ranlp2017 [AT] lml.bas.bg.