Second Workshop on
Recent Advances in Slavonic Natural Language Processing

December 5-7, 2008

Organized by NLP Consulting
under the auspices of the NLP Centre of the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno.

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Call for Papers

Second Workshop on Recent Advances in Slavonic Natural Language Processing, RASLAN 2008
			 December 5th - 7th 2008
		     Karlova Studanka, Czech Republic

The workshop is organized by NLP Consulting under the auspices of
the NLP Centre of the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno.

VENUE: Karlova Studanka, Czech Republic

The RASLAN Workshop is an event dedicated to exchange of information
between research teams working on projects of computer processing of
Slavonic languages and related areas. RASLAN is focused on theoretical as
well as technical aspects of the project work, presentations of verified
methods are welcomed together with descriptions of development trends. The
workshop also serves as a place for discussion about new ideas.


Topics of the Workshop will include (but are not limited to):

    * text corpora and tagging
    * syntactic parsing
    * sense disambiguation
    * machine translation
    * semantic networks and ontologies
    * semantic web
    * knowledge representation
    * applied systems and software


    * Karel Pala (chair)
    * Pavel Rychlý
    * Aleš Horák


The workshop program will include oral presentations with sufficient time
for discussions of the issues raised. Papers will be presented in plenary
or topic oriented sessions.

Social events will allow for additional informal interactions.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper of 4 to 8 pages
formatted in the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be
presented either orally at the workshop. The authors are asked to submit
their papers by e-mail to


Please register as early as possible otherwise the accommodation cannot be

October 26 2008 ............ Submission of papers
November 1 2008 ............ Notification of acceptance
November 7 2008 ............ Final papers (camera ready)
December 5-7 2008 ........ Workshop date

The contributions to the workshop will be published in proceedings
that will be made available to participants at the time of the


The workshop papers will be in English and the presentations can be in
English or Czech.


The conference fee is 6500,- CZK.

The conference fee includes:
    * one copy of RASLAN 2008 proceedings
    * access to the workshop sessions
    * social events
    * breakfast and dinner
    * accommodation 

The details of conference fee payment can be found at the RASLAN web pages.


The organizing committee will arrange accommodation at the workshop
venue. Please note that the number of accommodation places is limited, so
we can guarantee the accommodation only for early registrations.


All correspondence regarding the workshop should be
addressed to
    Dana Hlavackova, RASLAN 2008
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420-5-49 49 33 29

The official RASLAN 2008 homepage is: