Second Announcement

RANLP 2019


Hotel “Cherno More”, Varna, Bulgaria

Summer School on Deep Learning in NLP: 29-30 August 2019 (Thursday-Friday)
Tutorials: August 31 - September 1, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
Main Conference: September 2-4, 2019 (Monday-Wednesday)
Workshops: September 5-6, 2019 (Thursday-Friday)

RANLP (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) is one of the most competitive and influential NLP conferences. The event is held biennially and traditionally includes pre-conference tutorials, main conference with Student Research Workshop, and post-conference specialised workshops.

RANLP 2019 will host a two-day Summer School on Deep Learning in NLP, to be held on 29 and 30 August 2019. The summer school will feature main lectures and hands-on practical sessions. We are pleased to announce Kyunghyun Cho (New York University) and Hinrich Schütze (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich) among the main speakers of the summer school.

Also, the 3rd edition of the two-day conference “Biographical Data in Digital World 2019” will be co-located with RANLP and will take place on 5 and 6 September.

Four half-day tutorials will take place on 31 August and 1 September 2019. These include Fact checking (Truth Seeking in the Age of Disinformation) by Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute) and Neural Machine Translation by Antonio Miceli Barone (University of Edinburgh) and Sheila Castilho (Dublin City University) as well as Deep Learning for Metaphors and Idioms by Valia Kordoni (Humboldt University Berlin).

All RANLP conferences feature keynote talks by leading experts in NLP. The confirmed keynote speakers at RANLP 2019 include Kenneth Church (Baidu USA), Hinrich Schütze (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich) and Kyunghyun Cho (New York University).

Expected conference submission deadline: end of April/beginning of May 2019
(please check regularly for updated information)

Call for workshop proposals: October 2018

Venue: RANLP 2019 will be held in Varna, the largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, in Hotel Hotel “Cherno More”. The event venue is centrally located at the entrance of the Sea Garden and offers excellent conference facilities. The city is a major tourist destination with flights to/from the Varna International Airport.


Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (OC Chair)
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK (PC Chair)
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU, Qatar
Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria
Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Petya Osenova, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop coordinator)
Irina Temnikova, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

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