FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

RANLP 2023 14th Conference RECENT ADVANCES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING 

RANLP (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) is one of the most competitive NLP conferences. 

The event is held biennially and grew out of the International summer schools ‘Contemporary topics in Computational Linguistics’ which were organised for many years as international training events. Previous RANLP conferences (1995-2021) featured keynote talks by leading experts in NLP as well as presentations/papers of high quality, rigorously reviewed by a Programme Committee of well-known scientists.

After 2009, the papers accepted at the RANLP conferences and the associated workshops аre included in the ACL Anthology.

The RANLP proceedings is indexed by SCOPUS and DBLP. After 2017, all accepted papers have DOI numbers. The conference will be preceded by a summer school ‘Deep learning in NLP’, tutorials on current hot topics and will be followed by specialised workshops in advanced subfields of NLP.

The Student Research Workshops (now in their 8th edition) have become active discussion forums for young researchers. 

Call for workshop proposals: December 2022 

Expected conference submission deadline: end of April/beginning of May 2023 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Isabelle Augenstein (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
Kyunghyun Cho (New York University, USA)
Sandra Kübler (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Efstathios Stamatos (University of the Aegean, Greece)

TUTORIAL SPEAKERS
Burcu Can (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Tharindu Ranasinghe (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

SUMMER SCHOOL LECTURERS
Isabelle Augenstein (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
Burcu Can (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Kyunghyun Cho (New York University, USA)
Tharindu Ranasinghe (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Damith Premasiri (practical sessions) (University of Wolverhampton, UK)


DATES

Summer school ‘Deep Learning in NLP’: 30 August – 1 September 2023 (Wednesday-Friday)

Tutorials: 2-3 September 2023 (Saturday-Sunday) 

Main Conference and Student Research Workshop: 4-6 September 2023 (Monday-Wednesday) 

Workshops: 7-8 September 2023 (Thursday-Friday) 


VENUE

RANLP-23 will be held in Varna, the largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, in 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 numerous flights to/from the Varna International Airport. 


TEAM BEHIND RANLP-23 

Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (OC Chair
Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, UK (PC Chair)
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation, Qatar 
Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria  
Rocío Caro Quintana, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Ivelina Nikolova-Koleva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria  
Petya Osenova, Sofia University ‘St. Kl. Ohridski’ and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria 
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop coordinator)