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 senior 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, finite-state technology, statistical models for natural language processing, machine learning, word embeddings, deep learning for NLP, similarity, evaluation, sublanguages and controlled languages, lexicography, language resources and corpora, terminology, corpus annotation, ontologies, complexity, text segmentation, POS tagging, parsing, semantic role labelling, word-sense disambiguation, computational treatment of multiword expressions, textual entailment, anaphora and coreference resolution, 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, application-orientated papers related to NLP, chatbots, fact checking, computer-aided language learning, stance detection, computational cognitive modelling, dialect processing, language and vision, multilingual NLP, NLP for language disorders, NLP for social media, NLP for the semantic web, patents search, theoretical NLP, theoretical papers related to NLP.

Call for paper

Author guidelines

Papers at the borderline between two sciences (such as Translation Studies, Psycholinguistics, etc.), but bearing contributions to NLP will be also accepted for review. All accepted papers will be presented at the Student Workshop sessions during the main conference days: 4-6 September 2017. The articles will be issued in a special Student Session proceedings and uploaded to the ACL Anthology.


All papers must be submitted in .pdf format through the conference management system at The papers should follow the format of the main conference, described at the main RANLP website, Submission Guidelines Section ( All papers must have only student authors. Submission with non-student authors will not be considered for review. After eventual acceptance of the paper, the authors could add their supervisor(s) in the Acknowledgments Section. The submissions must specify the student's level (Bachelor-, Master-, or PhD) and 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 2 additional pages for references. Short Papers may describe either work in progress or a research proposal. They may also be in the style of a position paper that surveys and critiques existing literature. Short papers must include clear directions for future research. Submissions of this type are limited to 6 pages for content, with 2 additional pages for references.

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.


The reviewing of the papers will be double-blind, so the submissions should not contain author information. Papers should not contain references such as “We previously showed at Doe (2015) …” but rather “Doe (2015) showed that…”. Non anonymous papers will be rejected.

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


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    04 Sep.



    06 Sep.


  • 04 Jul.


    Draft paper submission deadline

  • 20 Aug.


    Final paper deadline

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Sponsored By

  • Pepa Gencheva, University of Sofia and SiteGround
    Yasen Kiprov, University of Sofia and SiteGround
    Venelin Kovatchev, Universitat de Barcelona
    Ivelina Nikolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Ontotext AD
    Irina Temnikova, Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU