Workshops at the International Conference "Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing"

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Abbreviated Title: 
RANLP-2011
Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: 
28 Feb 2011
Event Dates: 
15 Sep 2011 - 16 Sep 2011
Location: 
Augusta SPA hotel
City: 
Hissar
Country: 
Bulgaria
Contact: 
Kiril Simov
Contact Email: 
kivs [at] bultreebank [dot] org

Further to the workshops held in conjunction to the
International Conferences "Recent Advances in Natural
Language Processing" RANLP-2005, RANLP-2007 and RANLP-2009,
we are pleased to announce a call for workshop proposals for
RANLP-2011.

RANLP-2011 invites the submission of workshop proposals on
any topic of interest to the NLP community, ranging from
fundamental research issues to more applied industrial or
commercial aspects. The format of the workshop will be
determined by the 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-2011 (full registration incl.
tutorials, workshop, conference, reception, conference
dinner).

VENUE
The workshops will take place at AUGUSTA SPA Hotel, Hissar,
the main RANLP-2011 conference venue. If more than 10
workshops are selected, the RANLP-2011 organisers will
provide space at some of the neighbouring hotels in Hissar.

IMPORTANT DATES
Workshop proposals due: 28 February 2011
Workshop selection: 14 March 2011
Workshop website due: 28 March 2011
Workshop papers submission deadline (tentative): 17 June 2011
(2 days after the notification for the main
conference)
Workshop paper acceptance notification (tentative): 25 July 2011
Call for workshop participation: 1 August 2011
Camera-ready versions of the workshop papers: 22 August 2011
Workshops: 15-16 September 2011

REQUIREMENTS
Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages and should
contain:
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 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 3
years or to be held in 2011;
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
events.

The workshop Organising Committee is responsible for:
. Workshop website;
. Call for papers/participation;
. Paper submission (using the conference submission
software), review process, authors notification,
audio/visual requirements;
. Verifying the camera ready copies and providing title
page for the workshop proceedings.

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 the
invited speaker.

The RANLP-2011 Organising Committee is responsible for:
. Link to a workshop's web page;
. Publishing the workshop proceedings;
. Providing the workshop venue;
. Registration, audio/visual support, coffee breaks,
registration facilities, Internet access.

WORKSHOP PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Workshop proposals in PDF format should e-mailed to Kiril Simov
and cc'ed to

EVALUATION
Submitted proposals will be reviewed with respect to:
* 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-2011
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, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Nicolas Nicolov, Microsoft, USA
Nikolai Nikolov, INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria
Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Kiril Simov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria (Workshop coordinator)
Irina Temnikova, University of Wolverhampton, UK