Call for Workshops

RANLP 2021

RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

Hotel “Cherno More”, Varna, Bulgaria
http://ranlp.org

Main Conference: September 6-8, 2021 (Monday-Wednesday)
Workshops: September 9-10, 2021 (Thursday-Friday)

Following the workshops held in conjunction with the Conferences "Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing" RANLP-2005, RANLP-2007, RANLP-2009, RANLP-2011, RANLP-2013, RANLP-2015, RANLP-2017 and RANLP-2019, we are pleased to announce a call for workshop proposals for RANLP-2021.

RANLP-2021 invites workshop proposals on any topic of interest to the Natural Language Processing (NLP) community, ranging from fundamental research issues to more applied industrial or commercial aspects. The format of each workshop will be determined by its organisers. Workshops can vary in length from a half day to full 1-2 days and can also feature demo sessions. Accepted workshops will receive one free registration to RANLP-2021 (full registration including the summer school, tutorials, all workshops, conference, reception, conference dinner).

The workshops will take place in Hotel "Cherno More", Varna, the main RANLP-2021 conference venue. If more than 4 workshops are selected, the RANLP-2021 organisers will provide space in some of the neighbouring hotels in downtown Varna.

IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop proposals due: 20 April 2021
Workshop selection: 25 April 2021
Workshop website due: 5 May 2021
Workshop paper submission deadline (suggested): 30 June 2021
Workshop paper acceptance notification (suggested): 31 July 2021
Workshop paper camera-ready versions (suggested): 31 August 2021
Workshop camera-ready proceedings ready (suggested): 5 September 2021
Workshops: 9-10 September 2021

REQUIREMENTS

Proposals should be no longer than five pages and should contain the following:
1. Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that it will focus on;
2. Brief description of the target audience, including estimates of the numbers of submissions and attendees (a tentative list of potential contributors would be useful);
3. List of related workshops/events held in the last three years or to be held in 2021;
4. Tentative workshop program committee;
5. Names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organising committee;
6. Description of the experience of the proposed organisers in the workshop topics and in organising workshops or related events.

The workshop Organising Committee is responsible for the following:
• Installing and supporting the workshop website;
• Disseminating call for papers/participation;
• Organising paper submission, review process, authors notification, and collecting audio/visual presentation requirements;
• Verifying the camera-ready copies;
• Providing electronic conference proceedings, generated with the conference management system.

Workshop invited speakers: If the workshop organisers intend to host an invited talk, it is recommended that they invite somebody from the main conference keynote speakers or participants. If the workshop organisers decide to invite another speaker, it is very likely that the workshop organisers will have to secure financial support for this speaker.

The RANLP-2021 Organising Committee is responsible for the following:
• Supporting link to a workshop's web page;
• Publishing the workshop proceedings with ISBN numbers, and registering DOI numbers for all accepted papers;
• Providing the workshop venue;
• Organising registration, audio/visual support, coffee breaks, registration facilities, Internet access.

WORKSHOP PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Workshop proposals in PDF format should be e-mailed to Kiril Simov <kivs[AT]bultreebank[dot]org> and cc'ed to <2019[AT]ranlp[dot]org>

EVALUATION

Submitted proposals will be reviewed with respect to the following criteria:
* Relevance, importance, and timeliness of the topics;
* Completeness, clarity, and quality of the workshop proposal;
* Experience of the organisers in the proposed topics;
* Viability of the workshop.

THE TEAM BEHIND RANLP 2019

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, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop coordinator)

RANLP SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) can be checked at http://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=21100216911&tip=sid&clean=0