First Call for Papers


We are pleased to announce that the 14th biennial RANLP conference will take place in September 2023 at the Black Sea city of Varna. In addition to the conference programme of competitively peer-reviewed papers reporting on the recent advances of a wide range of NLP topics, the RANLP conference features inspirational keynote speakers. Poster and demo sessions will be held at the conference exhibition area. The conference will be preceded by three days of summer school on Deep Learning in NLP (30 August – 1 September 2023) and two days of tutorials (2-3 September 2023). Post-conference workshops will be held on 7-8 September 2023. A Student Research Workshop will run in parallel to the main conference. The Student Research Workshop (now in its 8th edition) is a vibrant discussion forum for young researchers.

The papers accepted at RANLP and the associated workshops are included in the ACL Anthology. All accepted papers have DOI numbers. The RANLP proceedings are indexed by SCOPUS and DBLP


We invite papers reporting recent advances in all aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP). We encourage contributions from a broad range of areas including, but not limited to, the following topics: phonetics, phonology, morphology; syntax, semantics, discourse, pragmatics, dialogue, lexicon; complexity; mathematical, statistical, machine learning and deep learning models; language resources and corpora; crowdsourcing for creation of linguistic resources; electronic dictionaries, terminologies and ontologies; sublanguages and controlled languages; linked data; POS tagging; parsing; semantic role labelling; word-sense disambiguation; multiword expressions and computational phraseology; textual entailment; anaphora resolution; temporal processing; language generation; speech recognition; text-to-speech synthesis; multilingual NLP; machine translation, translation memory systems and computer-aided translation tools, text simplification and readability estimation; knowledge acquisition; information retrieval; text categorisation; information extraction; text summarisation; terminology extraction; question answering; opinion mining and sentiment analysis; fact checking and fake news; stance recognition; hate speech and aggression detection; author profiling; dialogue systems; chatbots and conversational agents; irony and sarcasm detection; negation and speculation detection; computer-aided language learning; multimodal systems; language and vision; NLP for biomedical texts; NLP for educational applications; NLP for healthcare; NLP for financial purposes; NLP for legal texts; for the Semantic web; theoretical and application-orientated papers related to NLP.


Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)


Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

The Programme Committee members are distinguished NLP experts from all over the world. The list of PC members will be announced at the conference website in due time.