First Call for Papers

RANLP’2021 STUDENT WORKSHOP

Student Workshop: September 1-3, 2021 (Wednesday - Friday)

The international conference RANLP student workshops traditionally accompany every RANLP event (this year virtual) and invite all (Bachelor-, Master-, and PhD-) students to present their ongoing or completed work. We welcome two types of student submissions:

  • Full Papers – unpublished original research of the student.
  • Short Papers – either a work in progress or a research proposal for future work.


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 more experienced 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 and phonology; morphology; lexicon; syntax; semantics; discourse; pragmatics; dialogue; mathematical foundations; formal grammars and languages; language and logic; complexity; finite-state technology; statistical models for natural language processing; machine learning for NLP; word embeddings; word representation; deep learning for NLP; similarity; evaluation; sublanguages and controlled languages; similar languages, varieties and dialects; lexicography; language resources and corpora; corpus annotation; crowdsourcing; terminology; ontologies; text segmentation; POS tagging; parsing; semantic role labelling; sentence meaning representation; word-sense disambiguation; computational treatment of multiword expressions; computational treatment of humour, sarcasm and irony; textual entailment; anaphora and coreference resolution; negation and speculation; temporal processing; natural language generation; speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis; knowledge acquisition; text categorisation; machine translation, including statistical machine translation and neural machine translation; translation technology including translation memory systems; information retrieval; information extraction; event extraction; question answering; text summarisation; term extraction; text and web mining; opinion mining and sentiment analysis; multimodal systems; natural language processing for educational applications; automated writing assistance; text simplification; NLP for biomedical texts; author profiling and related applications; chatbots; conversational agents; fact checking; aggression identification; text analytics; computer-aided language learning; stance detection; computational cognitive modelling; language and vision; language processing of financial texts; NLP for digital humanities; multilingual NLP; NLP for social media; NLP for users with disabilities and for mental health sector; NLP for the semantic web; patents search; theoretical papers related to NLP.

Papers at the borderline between two sciences (but bearing contributions to NLP) or applying NLP to another domain, will be also accepted for review. All accepted papers will be presented at the Student Workshop sessions during the main conference days: 1-3 September 2021. The articles will be issued in a special Student Session proceedings and uploaded to the ACL Anthology.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: 15 August 2021
Acceptance notification: 25 August 2021
Camera-ready deadline: 28 August 2021
All deadlines are 11:59PM GMT-12:00

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All papers must be submitted in .pdf format through the conference management system at https://www.softconf.com/ranlp2021/ranlp2021stud/. The papers should follow the format of the main conference, described at the main RANLP website, Instructions for Authors Section. Papers should be authored or co-authored by students and in case of co-authorships, only papers whose first author is a student, will be considered. The submissions must specify the type of submission (Full or Short).

Full Papers must describe original unpublished work of the student in any topic area of the workshop. Full papers are limited to 8 pages for content, with an unlimited number of additional pages for references.

Short Papers may describe either work in progress or a research proposal for future work. They may also be in the style of a position paper that surveys and criticises existing literature. Short papers must include clear directions for future research. Submissions of this type are limited to 6 pages for content, with an unlimited number of additional pages for references.

We do not allow additional pages for appendices, which go over the above mentioned limits. If you have supplementary material, which is not essential to the paper, such as:

  • link to the software or data,
  • pre-processing decisions, model parameters, and other details which allow replication of the experiments,
  • guidelines, pseudo-code,
  • proofs or explanations,
  • lists of features, etc.


these could be submitted additionally as a zip of supplementary materials. The paper submission should not rely on such materials, and should be understandable without them. The reviewers will not be obliged to read these additional materials.

DOUBLE SUBMISSION

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, as well as notifying the contact organizer by e-mail.

REVIEWING PROCEDURE

Each submission will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers from the Programme Committee, which features experienced researchers from all areas of NLP. The final decisions will be made based on their reviews.

ORGANISERS

Souhila Djabri (University of Alicante, Spain)
Dinara Gimadi (University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
Tsvetomila Mihaylova (Institute of Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal)
Ivelina Nikolova-Koleva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sirma AI, Bulgaria)

Email: 2021-stud@ranlp.org