Submissions for LTC 2013 (until now):

Austria Brasil Bulgary Canada China Croatia Czech Republic Denmark EU Estonia Ethiopia France Germany Greece Hungary India Italy Japan Kyrgistan Libya Madagascar Morocco Mexico Netherlands Nigeria Norway Peru Poland Qatar Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweeden Switzerland Tunisa Turkey UK Uzbekistan USA Vietnam

LTC 2013 is closed.
Thanks to all who contributed.
Welcome to LTC 2015!
=========== Zygmunt Vetulani and Hans Uszkoreit
=========== LTC 2013 Co-Chairs

WELCOME to the
6th Language & Technology Conference:
Human Language Technologies
as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics
December 7-9, 2013, Poznań, Poland
In memoriam of Professor Leonard Bolc who left us on October 22, 2013


Logo Ministerstwa Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Ministry of Science and Higher Education



Ryszard Grobelny, Mayor of Poznań


Adam Mickiewicz University,
Collegium Minus, Presidence
Faculty of Mathematics
and Computer Science

Dear Colleagues,

The 6th Language and Technology Conference (LTC'2013), a meeting organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation, will take place on December 7-9, 2013. Following the tradition of the past events, ELRA, FlaReNet, META-NET, as well as the City of Poznań are among the co-operating organizations.

Since the very beginning (1995) the meetings of the LTC series continue to address Human Language Technologies (HLT) as a challenge for computer science, linguistics and related fields. Fostering language technologies and resources remains an important mission in our dynamically changing information and knowledge society. We aim at contributing to this mission and invite you to join us at LTC'2013 in December 2013. As usual in Poznań, Poland.

Zygmunt Vetulani and Hans Uszkoreit
LTC 2013 Co-Chairs


The list of conference topics includes the following (the ordering is not significative):

  • electronic language resources and tools
  • formalization of natural languages
  • parsing and other forms of NL processing
  • computer modeling of language competence
  • NL user modeling
  • NL understanding by computers
  • knowledge representation
  • man-machine NL interfaces
  • Logic Programming in Natural Language Processing
  • speech processing
  • NL applications in robotics
  • text-based information retrieval and extraction
  • question answering
  • tools and methodologies for developing multilingual systems
  • translation enhancement tools
  • corpora-based methods in language engineering
  • WordNet-like ontologies
  • methodological issues in HLTs
  • language-specific computational challenges for HLTs (especially for languages other than English)
  • validation in all areas of HLTs
  • HLT standards and best practices
  • HLTs as a support for foreign language teaching
  • HLTs as support for e-learning
  • communicative intelligence
  • NLP methods in cyber-criminality detection and prevention
  • legal issues connected with HLTs (problems and challenges)
  • contribution of HLTs to the Homeland Security problems (technology applications and legal aspects)
  • visionary papers in the field of HLT
  • HLT related policies
  • system prototype presentations

This list is by no means closed and we are open to further proposals. Please do not hesitate to contact us in order to feed us with your suggestions and ideas of how to satisfy your expectations concerning the program. The Program Committee is also open to suggestions concerning accompanying events (workshops, exhibits, panels, etc). Suggestions, ideas and observations may be addressed directly to the LTC Chair by email (

CALL FOR DEMOS of Language Resources (LR), LR Tools and LR-based Software"

Dear Language Technology Providers,

We are pleased to announce the "Call for Demos of Language Resources (LR), LR Tools and LR-based Software at the LTC 2013". This call is addressed to all Language Technology providers for both business and research purposes. We propose to companies as well as individuals to present their novel or state-of-the-art products in form of demos. We are interested in: The list of conference topics includes the following (the ordering is not significative):

  • language technology based products,
  • application-scale language engineering tools,
  • language resources for human language technologies.

The above must fit exactly to the LTC fields of interest (cf. the LTC topics as presented at

Zygmunt Vetulani and Hans Uszkoreit
LTC 2013 Co-chairs

Technical conditions:

  • provided by LTC: single standard size table, 1 poster (A0 size, vertical) support, 1 power supply socket,
  • provided by the Presenter: all presentation tools and devices (computers, screens etc. are to be installed by the Presenters (no technical assistance from the LTC Organizers).
  • submission deadline: October 27
  • acceptance notification: within 4 working days after submission
  • registration: by November 9
  • duration: as the LTC 2013, i.e. December 7-9, 2013
  • LTC Exhibition Area
Demo Program Fees:
  • one full LTC participation fee; this fee covers the access to the LTC scientific and social program for one presenter,
  • all other presenters need to pay the full LTC registration fee (no student discounts),
  • registration and payment of the Demo Program Fees must be completed before November 10.
Submission procedure:
  • through the EasyChair system, as for LTC papers (the demo description should be in form of a pdf document),
  • "DEMO" is a mandatory keyword; it should also be used in the title of the presentation.
Acceptance criteria:
  • proposed demos and presentations of resources must strictly match the LTC scope and objectives,
  • qualification will be based on short demo descriptions (1/2 page),
  • technical quality, novelty etc. will not be object of evaluation.
  • no publication, only a short description up to 1/2 page in the conference docs. (A post-conference publication of papers directly related to the demos presented at the conference is considered. More details at the LTC)
  • presentations must be conform to the EU regulations concerning presentation safety. The Presenter is the sole responsible for the security of the audience during presentation.
More information:
  • More information needed? Please do not hesitate to contact the LTC organizers.

Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland) - chair
Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany) - chair
Victoria Arranz (ELRA, France)
Jolanta Bachan (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Krzysztof Bogacki (Warsaw University, Poland)
Christian Boitet (IMAG, France)
Leonard Bolc (IPI PAN, Poland)
Gerhard Budin (Univ. Vienna, Austria)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR, Italy)
Nick Campbell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Khalid Choukri (ELRA, France)
Adam Dąbrowski (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
Elżbieta Dura (University of Skovde, Sweden)
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Tomaz Erjavec (Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Cedrick Fairon (University of Louvain, Belgium)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
Piotr Fuglewicz (TIP Sp. z o.o., Poland)
Maria Gavrilidou (ILSP, Greece)
Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Marko Grobelnik (J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Eva Hajičová (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Roland Hausser (Erlangen, Germany)
Krzysztof Jassem (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Girish Nath Jha (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Adam Kilgarriff (Lexical Computing Ltd, UK)
Cvetana Krstev (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Eric Laporte (University Marne-la-Vallee, France)
Yves Lepage (Waseda University, Japan)
Gerard Ligozat (LIMSI/CNRS, France)
Natalia Loukachevitch (Research Computing Center of Moscow State University, Russia)
Bente Maegaard (Centre for Language Technology, Denmark)
Bernardo Magnini (ITC IRST, Italy)
Alfred Majewicz (UAM, Poland)
Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Jacek Martinek (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
Gayrat Matlatipov (Urgench State University,Uzbekistan)
Keith J. Miller (MITRE, USA)
Roberto Navigli (Sapienza University of Rome,Italy)
Asunción Moreno (UPC, Spain)
Jan Odijk (Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Nicholas Ostler (Linguacubun Ltd., UK)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Pavel S. Pankov (National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan)
Patrick Paroubek (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Adam Pease (Articulate Software, USA)
Maciej Piasecki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
Stelios Piperidis (ILSP, Greece)
Gabor Proszeky (Morphologic, Hungary)
Adam Przepiórkowski (IPI PAN, Poland)
Georg Rehm (DFKI, Germany)
Reinhard Rapp (University Mainz, Germany)
Mohsen Rashwan (Cairo Univ., Egypt)
Mike Rosner (University of Malta)
Justus Roux (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Vasile Rus (University of Memphis, Fedex Inst. of Technology, USA)
Rafał Rzepka (University of Hokkaido, Japan)
Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Univ. del Pas Vasco, Spain)
Frédérique Segond (Viseo Group, France)
Zhongzhi Shi (Institute of Computing Technology / Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Włodzimierz Sobkowiak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz (AGH, Poland)
Marko Tadić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia)
Dan Tufiş (RCAI, Romania)
Tamás Váradi (RIL, Hungary)
Cristina Vertan (Univ. Hamburg, Germany)
Dusko Vitas (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Cristina Vertan (Univ. Hamburg, Germany)
Piek Vossen (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Tom Wachtel (Perlocutio, UK)
Jan Węglarz (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
Bartosz Ziółko (AGH, Poland)
Mariusz Ziółko (AGH, Poland)
Richard Zuber (CNRS, France)

Zygmunt Vetulani - Chair
Bartłomiej Kochanowski
Marek Kubis - secretary
Jacek Marciniak
Tomasz Obrębski
Grzegorz Taberski
Mateusz Witkowski
All of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland


The conference language is English.


The conference accepts papers in English. Papers (5 formatted pages in the conference format) are due by September 18 October 3, 2013 (midnight, any time zone) and should not disclose the author(s) in any manner . In order to facilitate submission we have decided to reduce the formatting requirements as much as possible at this stage. Please, however, do observe the following:

  1. Accepted fonts for texts are Times Roman, Times New Roman. Courier is recommended for program listings. Character size for the main text should be 10 points, with 11 points leading (line spacing).
  2. Text should be presented in 2 columns, 8,42 cm each with 0,95 cm between columns (gutter).
  3. The document size is 5 pages formatted according to (1) and (2) above.
  4. The use of PDF format is strongly recommended, although MS Word will also be accepted. (Please no latex and other formats).

The Word template (ELRA/LREC based format) is available here.

All submissions are to be made electronically via the LTC'13 web submission system (EasyChair).

Acceptance/rejection notification will be sent by October 13 October 18, 2013.

Detailed guidelines for the final submission of accepted papers will be published on the conference web site by October 13 October 30, 2013.


Final papers are due by November 6, 2013. Please use templates for MS Word or Latex

Final papers should be sent by e-mail to as an attachment. A security copy should be sent to

  • The attached file should be named ltc-PAPERID-FirstAuthorName.pdf   /example: ltc-005-copernicus.pdf (the paper #5 with Copernicus as the submitting author).
  • As the subject of your e-mail please use: LTC FINAL PAPER  PAPERID   e.g. LTC FINAL PAPER 005.

The PAPERID is your paper ID from EasyChair.


Acceptance will be based on the reviewers' assessments (anonymous submission model). The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (hard copy, with ISBN number) and on CD-ROM. The abstracts of the accepted contributions will also be made available via the conference page (during its lifetime). Publication requires full electronic registration and payment of the conference fee (full registration) by at least one of the co-authors before November 5 November 10, 2013.
For the obvious reason that the conference fee must cover (in particular) the publication costs, the following rule is applied: "One payment may cover at most one paper" (Cf. "Registration", below)

A post-conference volume with extended versions of selected papers is planned. As this was the case since LTC 2007, we intend to publish them in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.

The LTC 2005 post conference selection appeared in form of Special Issue of Archives of Control Sciences (2005, Volume 15 nb. 3 and Volume 15 nb. 4)

Archives Of Control Sciences Archives Of Control Sciences

The LTC 2007 post-conference volume (revised, extended papers) appeared in the Springer Verlag series LNAI (vol. 5603).

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (5603)

The LTC 2009 post-conference volume (revised, extended papers) appeared in the Springer Verlag series LNAI (vol. 6562).

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (6562)

The LTC 2011 post-conference volume (revised, extended papers) is in preparation and will appear as usual in the Springer Verlag series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.



  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: September 18 October 3, 2013
  • Acceptance/Rejection notification: October 13 October 18, 2013
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: October 27 November 2, 2013
  • Deadline for registration and payment for the Authors of accepted papers is November 4 November 9, 2013 (mandatory)
  • Conference: December 7-9, 2013


Registration deadline for the Authors is November 4 November 9, 2013.

To register complete on-line the following form.


Day 1, Saturday, December 7, 2013
Collegium Maius

9:30 - 11:10

Registration / Welcome Coffee

11:10 - 11:40

Opening Ceremony

11:40 - 12:40

Keynote lecture by Wolfgang Wahlster, "The Next Generation of Multimodal Human-Environment Interfaces to Cyber-Physical Systems"

12:40 - 14:10

Lunch break

14:10 - 15:00

In memoriam of Leonard Bolc

15:00 - 15:20

Zygmunt Vetulani, Marek Kubis, Jacek Marciniak, Tomasz Obrębski, Bartłomiej Kochanowski, Grzegorz Taberski, "Language Technology at the Department of Computer Linguistics and AI (AMU)"

15:20 - 16:20

LTC Panel Discussion

Collegium Minus

16:20 - 17:00

Transfer (walking) and Coffee in Collegium Minus

17:00 - 18:20


MT 1


18:25 - 19:45




19:45 - 20:30

Welcome at Collegium Minus

Day 2, Sunday, December 8, 2013
Hotel Mercure - Conference Area

8:45 - 9:30

Girish Nath Jha, “Language Technology in India: Empowering millions”

9:30 - 9:45

Coffee break

Demo Session

9:45 - 11:05




11:05 - 12:45




12:45 - 14:30

Lunch offered by the City of Poznań

14:30 - 16:00

LRL Special Track (coffee break incl.)
"Less Resourced Languages, new technologies, new challenges and opportunities"
Co-chairs: Claudia Soria, Khalid Choukri, Joseph Mariani, Zygmunt Vetulani

SAIBS Special Track (coffee break incl.)
Social and Algorithmic Issues in Business Support "Knowledge Hidden in Text"
Co-chairs: Adam Wojciechowski, Alok Mishra

16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 19:30

20:30 - 00:00

Conference banquet

Notice. The lecture of Girish Nath Jha will be continued - free for LTC participants - just after LTC at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Umultowska Street (ul.) 87 (Kampus Morasko) 1) "Computer processing and natural language engineering of Indian languages. Case study of Sanskrit (part 1)", on December 10, 12:00-13:30
2) "Computer processing and natural language engineering of Indian Languages. Case study of Sanskrit (part 2)", on December 11, 8:15-9:45.

Day 3, Monday, December 9, 2013
Hotel Mercure - Conference Area

8:45 - 9:30

Dafydd Gibbon, "Long-term challenges for Computational Linguistics"

9:30 - 10:00

Coffee break

10:00 - 11:20


MT 2


11:25 - 12:45




12:45 - 14:15

Lunch break

14:15 - 15:55




16:00 - 16:30


Notice. The lectures of Dafydd Gibbon will be continued on December 10 and December 11 - free for LTC participants:
1) "Data mining with annotated speech corpora", time and place to be announced. December 10, 9:00, Al. Niepodległości 4, Collegium Novum, room 601A.
2) "Complexity in language", on December 11, time and place to be announced. moved to December 10


Day 1: December 7, 2013
Session TAN 1: Text Analysis 1
17:00 - 18:20
28 Multi-Document Summarization based on Event and Topic DetectionFumiyo Fukumoto, Yoshimi Suzuki and Atsuhiro Takasu
35 Evaluation of Uryupina’s coreference resolution features for PolishBartłomiej Nitoń
78 Detecting false metaphors in JapanesePawel Dybala, Rafal Rzepka, Kenji Araki and Kohichi Sayama
84 Diacritic error detection and restoration via part-of-speech tagsJerid Francom and Mans Hulden
Session MT 1: Machine Translation 1
17:00 - 18:20
8 Improving Statistical Machine Translation with Additional Language ModelsMirjam S. Maučec, Gregor Donaj and Zdravko Kačič
20 Pre-processing as a Solution to Improve French-Vietnamese Named Entity Machine TranslationThao Phan
25 Using the Productivity of Language is Rewarding for Small Data: Populating SMT Phrase Table by AnalogyJuan Luo, Aurélien Max and Yves Lepage
133An Accessible Translation System between Simple Kannada and Tamil SentencesRajaram Belakawadi, Shiva Kumar H R and Ramakrishnan A G
Session IR/IE 1 : Information Retrieval / Information Extraction 1
17:00 - 18:20
34 A one-pass valency-oriented chunker for GermanAdrien Barbaresi
44 Living Language Model Optimisation for NL Syntax-based Search EngineMarcin Karwiński
54 NERosetta – an Insight into Named Entity TaggingCvetana Krstev, Anđelka Zečević, Dusko Vitas and Tita Kyriacopoulou
62 Semi-automatic detection of germanisms in Croatian newspaper textsLidija Tepeš Golubić, Damir Boras and Nives Mikelić Preradović
Session LRT 1: Language Resources and Tools 1
18:25 - 19:45
13 Actualising lexico-semantic annotation of Składnica Treebank to modified versions of source resourcesElzbieta Hajnicz
51 Multiterm Database Quality AssessmentAngelina Gašpar
70 Converting from the French Treebank Dependencies into PASSAGE syntactic annotations Munshi Asadullah, Patrick Paroubek and Anne Vilnat
71 Revisiting knowledge-based semantic role labelingQuentin Pradet, Gaël de Chalendar and Guilhem Pujol
Session SEM: Computational Semantics
18:25 - 19:45
12 The Bidirectional Co-occurrence Measure: A Look at Corpus-based Co-occurence Statistics and Current Test SetsNicolas Neubauer, Nils Haldenwang and Oliver Vornberger
11 Differences in Semantic Relatedness as Judged by Humans and AlgorithmsNicolas Neubauer, Nils Haldenwang and Oliver Vornberger
27 Resolving relative spatial relations using common human competencesJędrzej Osiński
30 Knowledge-Driven Multilingual Event Detection Using Cross-Lingual Subcategorization FramesNives Mikelic Preradovic and Damir Boras
Session SPEECH 1: Contributions to Speech Processing
18:25 - 19:45
4 Temporal variability in spontaneous Hungarian speechAndrás Beke, Mária Gósy and Viktória Horváth
33 Dynamic Language Model Focusing for Automatic Transcription of Talk-Show TV ProgramsDaniele Falavigna, Fabio Brugnara, Roberto Gretter and Diego Giuliani
38 AzARc – A Community-based Pronunciation TrainerRalf Kompe, Marion Fischer, Diane Hirschfeld, Uwe Koloska, Ivan Kraljevski, Franziska Kurnot and Mathias Rudolph
95 Identifying and Discriminating between Coarticulatory EffectsLadan Baghai-Ravary

Day 2: December 8, 2013
DEMO Session
9:30 - 13:05
3 Evaluating wordnets using query languagesMarek Kubis
47 Demo of the corpus of computer-mediated communication in Hindi (CO3H)Ritesh Kumar
117 Demo of the CASMACAT post-editing workbench - Prototype-II: A research tool to investigate human translation processes for Advanced Computer Aided TranslationMercedes García Martínez, Michael Carl and Bartolomé Mesa-Lao
119 Syntactic Analyser for Quechua LanguageWaldir Edison Farfan Caro, Jose Martin Lozano Aparicio and Juan Cruz
120 SPPAS - DEMOBrigitte Bigi
121 OpeNER demo: Open Polarity Enhanced Named Entity RecognitionAitor García-Pablos, Montse Cuadros and German Rigau
122 Jasnopis: a new application for measuring readability of Polish textsWłodzimierz Gruszczyński, Bartosz Broda, Bartłomiej Nitoń and Maciej Ogrodniczuk
123 Lexus, an online encyclopedic lexicon toolShakila Shayan, Andre Moreira, Alexander Koenig, Sebastian Drude and Menzo Windhouwer
124 A demo of ontology-based event extraction for the Polish and English languagesJakub Dutkiewicz and Czesław Jedrzejek
125 PlWordNet 2.1: DEMOMarek Maziarz, Maciej Piasecki, Ewa Rudnicka and Stanisław Szpakowicz
126 KorAP: the new corpus analysis platform at IDS MannheimPiotr Bański, Joachim Bingel, Nils Diewald, Elena Frick, Michael Hanl, Marc Kupietz, Piotr Pęzik, Carsten Schnober and Andreas Witt
127 CorpusWiki: an online, language independent POS tag corpus builder (LRL)Maarten Janssen
128 Collocations in PolNet 2.0. New release of "PolNet - Polish Wordnet"Zygmunt Vetulani, Marek Kubis and Bartłomiej Kochanowski
130 IMAGACT. A Multilingual Ontology of Action based on visual representationsMassimo Moneglia
131 Tour-pedia: a web application for the analysis and visualization of opinions for tourism domainAndrea Marchetti, Maurizio Tesconi, Stefano Abbate, Angelica Lo Duca, Andrea D'Errico, Francesca Frontini and Monica Monachini
Session LRT 2: Language Resources and Tools 2
9:45 - 11:05
9 An Iterative Method to Identify Parallel Sentences from Non-parallel CorporaJing Sun, Qing Yu and Yves Lepage
16 PSI-Toolkit - an Open Architecture Set of NLP ToolsKrzysztof Jassem
37 Toward a Digital Library with Search and Visualization ToolsJohn Lee
79 Corpora creation for Indian Language Technologies – the ILCI projectAkanksha Bansal, Esha Banerjee and Girish Nath Jha
Session OWN: Ontologies and Wordnets
9:45 - 11:05
21 Extracting Semantically Analogical Word Pairs from Language ResourcesZang Yuling, Jin Matsuoka and Yves Lepage
50 Linking the Geonames ontology to WordNetFrancesca Frontini, Riccardo Del Gratta and Monica Monachini
93 Wordnet Diagnostics in DevelopmentMaciej Piasecki, Łukasz Burdka and Marek Maziarz
94 Building wordnet based ontologies with expert knowledgeJacek Marciniak
Session SPEECH 2: Contribution to Speech Processing
9:45 - 11:05
41 Intelligent Prosody Modelling: A Framework for Tone Language SynthesisMoses Ekpenyong and Ememobong Udoh
53 Building an Arabic news transcription system with web-crawled resourcesArianna Bisazza and Roberto Gretter
66 A Framework for Conversational Arabic Speech Long Audio AlignmentMohamed Elmahdy, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson and Eiman Mustafawi
77 A Comparison of Polish Taggers in the Application for Automatic Speech RecognitionAleksander Pohl and Bartosz Ziółko
Session LRT 3: Language Resources and Tools 3
11:05 - 12:45
23 A unified corpora-based approach to Diacritic Restoration and Word CasingStefan Daniel Dumitrescu and Tiberiu Boroş
56 Amazigh Converter based on WordprocessingMLFadoua Ataa Allah and Jamal Frain
59 ErrAno: a Tool for Semi-Automatic Annotation of Language ErrorsRoman Grundkiewicz
68 Syntactic enrichment of Arabic dictionaries normalized LMF using corporaImen Elleuch, Bilel Gargouri and Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou
86 Information searching over Cultural Heritage objects, and press newsPiotr Malak
Session PAR 1 : Contributions to Parsing
11:05 - 12:45
5 System for Generating Questions Automatically From Given Punjabi TextShikha Garg and Vishal Goyal
72 Hierarchical Amharic Base Phrase Chunking Using HMM With Error PruningAbeba Ibrahim and Yaregal Assabie
82 Pronominal Resolution in Tamil using Tree CRFsVijay Sundar Ram and Sobha Lalitha Devi
85 Estonian Particle Verbs And Their Syntactic AnalysisKadri Muischnek, Kaili Müürisep and Tiina Puolakainen
89 First Experiments in PCFG-like Disambiguation of Constituency Parse Forests for PolishMarcin Woliński and Dominika Rogozińska
Session IR/IE 2 : Information Retrieval / Information Extraction 2
11:05 - 12:45
32 Separate the grain from the chaff: make the best use of language and knowledge technologies to model textual medical data extracted from electronic health recordsFrederique Segond, Marie Dupuch, André Bittar, Luca Dini, Lina Soualmia, Stefan Darmoni, Quentin Gicquel and Marie Helene Metzger
42 Reading Stockholm Riots 2013 using Internet mediaAndrzej Jarynowski and Amir Rostami
55 The Pseudo Relevance Feedback for Expanding Arabic QueriesAbdualfatah Gendila and Abduelbaset Goweder
58 Classification of Research Papers Focusing on Elemental Technologies and Their EffectsSatoshi Fukuda, Hidetsugu Nanba, Toshiyuki Takezawa and Akiko Aizawa
60 Itemsets-Based Amharic Document Categorization Using an Extended A Priori AlgorithmAbraham Hailu and Yaregal Assabie
LRL Special Track : "Less Resourced Languages, new technologies, new challenges and opportunities"
14:30 - 19:30
10 A phonetization approach for the forced-alignment taskBrigitte Bigi
39 A multilingual valence database for less resourced languagesLars Hellan and Dorothee Beermann
63 Interlingua Data Structure for MalayalamRajeev R R, Jisha P Jayan and Elizhabeth Sherly
65 A Transfer Learning Approach for Under-Resourced Arabic Dialects Speech RecognitionMohamed Elmahdy, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson and Eiman Mustafawi
107 Linking and Referencing Multi-lingual corpora in Indian languagesEsha Banerjee, Shiv Kaushik, Pinkey Nainwani, Akanksha Bansal and Girish Nath Jha
109 Challenges in web corpus construction for low-resource languages in a post-BootCat worldAdrien Barbaresi
110 POS Tags and Less Resources Languages - The CorpusWiki ProjectMaarten Janssen
111 Tagging Occitan using French and Spanish Tree TaggerMarianne Vergez-Couret
112Smallcodes and LinMiTech: two faces of the same new business model for the development of LRTs for LRLsCarlo Zoli and Silvia Randaccio
SAIBS Special Track : Social and Algorithmic Issues in Business Support "Knowledge Hidden in Text"
14:30 - 19:30
113 Restaurant Information Extraction for the Recommendation SystemEkaterina Pronoza, Elena Yagunova and Andrey Lyashin
116 Visualization of Interestingness MeasuresRobert Susmaga and Izabela Szczęch
118 SNEP: Social Network Exchange ProblemFernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni and Adam Wojciechowski
132 Innovation of Technology and Innovation of Meaning: Assessing Websites of CompaniesEwa Lukasik and Magdalena Sroczan
134 A Method for Measuring Similarity of Books: a Step Towards an Objective Recommender Systems for ReadersAdam Wojciechowski and Krzysztof Gorzynski

Day 3: December 9, 2013
Session SAN: Sentiment Analysis (6,19,46) / Session LRT 4: Language Resources and Tools 4 (36)
10:00 - 11:20
6 Punjabi Sentiment (Opinion) AnalyzerAnu Sharma
19 Crowdsourcing in creation of resources for the needs of sentiment analysisJacek Malyszko and Agata Filipowska
46 Towards automatic identification of linguistic politeness in Hindi textsRitesh Kumar
36 Assistive Arabic character recognition for android applicationAhmed Haddad, Slim Mesfar and Henda Ben Ghezala
Session MT 2: Machine Translation 2
10:00 - 11:20
26 Orthographic encoding of the Viennese dialect for machine translationTina Hildenbrandt, Friedrich Neubarth and Sylvia Moosmüller
45 Indian languages requirements in ITS (Internationalization Tag set) 2.0Prashant Verma, Somnath Chandra and Swaran Lata
57 Automatic Acquisition of Rewriting Models for the Generation of Quasi-parallel corpusWei Yang, Hao Wang and Yves Lepage
76 A hybrid approach to statistical machine translation between standard and dialectal varietiesFriedrich Neubarth, Barry Haddow, Adolfo Hernández Huerta and Harald Trost
Session IR/IE 3 : Information Retrieval / Information Extraction 3
10:00 - 11:20
14 Using IR Representation in Text Similarity MeasurementSenem Kumova Metin, Bahar Karaoglan and Tarik Kişla
61 Newspaper Article Classification using Topic Sentence Detection and Integration of ClassifiersYoshimi Suzuki and Fumiyo Fukumoto
73 Analysis of Lexico-syntactic Patterns for Meronym Extraction from a Turkish CorpusTugba Yildiz, Banu Diri and Savas Yildirim
100 Semantic Annotation of Robotic Spatial CommandsKais Dukes
Session TAN 2 / TANO : Text Analysis 2 / Text Annotation
11:25 - 12:45
64 Fine-tuning Chinese Whispers algorithm for a Slavonic language POS tagging task and its evaluationŁukasz Degórski
88 Linguistic and technical constituents of the interdisciplinary domain "Intellectual technologies and computational linguistics"Elena Yagunova, Anna Savina, Anna Chizhik and Ekaterina Pronoza
102 Evaluation of lemmatisation accuracy of four Polish taggersAdam Radziszewski
106 Improving the Accuracy of Polish POS Tagging by Using Voting EnsemblesŁukasz Kobyliński
Session MOR : Computational Morphology
11:25 - 12:45
24 Formalization of Malagasy conjugationJoro Ny Aina Ranaivoarison, Eric Laporte and Baholisoa Simone Ralalaoherivony
43 Automatic Morpheme Slot Identification Using Genetic AlgorithmWondwossen Mulugeta, Michael Gasser and Baye Yimam
74 Word Boundary Identifier as a Catalyzer and Performance Booster for Tamil Morphological AnalyzerSobha Lalitha Devi
90 From Morpology to Lexical HierarchiesKrešimir Šojat, Matea Srebačić, Tin Pavelić and Marko Tadić
Session IR/IE 4 : Information Retrieval / Information Extraction 4
11:25 - 12:45
91 Open dataset for development of Polish Question Answering systemsMichał Marcińczuk, Marcin Ptak, Adam Radziszewski and Maciej Piasecki
98 Genetic algorithm for extracting relations between named entitiesInes Boujelben, Salma Jamoussi and Ben Hamadou Abdelmajid
105 Ontology-based event extraction for the Polish languageJakub Dutkiewicz and Czeslaw Jedrzejek
Session LRT 5 : Language Resources and Tools 5
14:15 - 15:55
22 Polish Coreference CorpusMaciej Ogrodniczuk, Katarzyna Głowińska, Mateusz Kopeć, Agata Savary and Magdalena Zawisławska
69 Dynamic Building of Multimodal Corpora ModelPatrizia Grifoni, Maria Chiara Caschera, Arianna D'Ulizia and Fernando Ferri
80 A Generic Search for Heritage TextsKumar Nripendra Pathak and Girish Nath Jha
87 Polish digital libraries as a text corpusFilip Graliński
114 Representation of Lexical Information for Related Languages with Universal Networking LanguageVelislava Stoykova
Session PAR 2 : Parsing
14:15 - 15:55
75 Implementing a Rule-Based Approach for Agreement Checking in HindiPinkey Nainwani, Esha Banerjee and Shiv Kaushik
83 Gobio and PSI-Toolkit: Adapting a deep parser to an NLP toolkitPaweł Skórzewski
96 Towards taggers and parsers for SlovakMilos Jakubicek, Vojtech Kovar and Marek Medved
97 The Hybridisation of a Data-driven parser for Natural LanguagesSardar Jaf
115 Deterministic Dependency Parsing with Head Assignment RevisionTomasz Obrebski
Session SPEECH 3: Contributions to Speech Processing
14:15 - 15:55
29 Exploring temporal context in diachronic text documents for automatic OOV proper name retrievalImane Nkairi, Irina Illina, Georges Linares and Dominique Fohr
49 Correcting Diacritics in the Slovak Texts Using Hidden Markov ModelDaniel Hladek, Ján Staš and Jozef Juhár
52 Efficient constrained parametrization of GMM with class-based mixture weights for Automatic Speech RecognitionArseniy Gorin and Denis Jouvet
67 Recent Advances in the Slovak Dictation System for Judicial DomainMilan Rusko, Jozef Juhar, Marian Trnka, Jan Stas, Sakhia Darjaa, Daniel Hladek, Robert Sabo, Matus Pleva, Marian Ritomsky and Stanislav Ondas
92 An Automated Method for Creating New Synthetic Voices from AudiobooksAimilios Chalamandaris, Pirros Tsiakoulis, Sotiris Karabetsos and Spyros Raptis

WARNING. This is not the final program. It may be subject of modifications. Please check the program table carefully and report us any bugs and errors. If you do not find your name and/or paper that means one of the following: your final paper was not accepted despite the initial conditional acceptance note, you didn't pay the due conference fee or you didn't register correctly. In such a case please do contact us immediately.

Non-student participants:

  • Regular registration fee (payment before November 10, 2013): 190EURO
  • Late registration fee (payment after November 9, 2013): 240 EURO
Student participants:
  • Regular registration fee (payment before November 10, 2013): 120 EURO
  • Late registration fee (payment after November 9, 2013): 160 EURO

To be entitled to student rates the participant must present a student card (or equivalent document) valid on July 31, 2013.

Student registrations must be accompanied by proof of full-time student status (in form of scanned copy of a student ID card or equivalent document) and send by e-mail to The e-mail subject field must have the following format:
(e.g. LTC-11-student-ID-card-Vetulani)

The conference fee covers:

  • participation in the scientific program /including presentation of one paper/*)
  • conference materials
  • proceedings on CD and paper
  • social events (banquet,...)
  • coffee breaks

Conference fee for an accompanying persons is 50 EUR. The fee covers participation in non-scientific program (banquet,session coffee breaks).

The fee for one extra page (max. 2 allowed) will be charged 20 Euro.

*) In case of multiple submission the extra fee of 120 Euro for one additional paper (not covered by the conference fee paid by a co-author) is to be paid.


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The 3rd LRL Workshop (A Joint LTC-ELRA-FLaReNet-META_NET Workshop on Less-Resourced Languages):
"Less Resourced Languages, new technologies, new challenges and opportunities"

Date: 8.12.2013, half-day (afternoon)
LTC Workshop paper submission deadline : 22.09.2013 October 6, 2013.


Many less resourced languages (LRL) that are thriving to get a place in the digital space and that could profit of the new opportunities offered by the Internet and digital devices will seriously face digital extinction if they are not supported by Language Technologies. Language Technologies (LTs, i.e. spelling and grammar checkers, electronic dictionaries, localized interfaces, voice dictations, audio transcriptions and subtitling, as well as multimedia/multimodal search engines, language translators or information extraction tools) are essential instruments to secure usability of less resourced languages within the digital world, thus ensuring those languages equal opportunities and raising their profile in the eyes of natives but also non-natives from the younger, digitally-oriented generation. However, there are many challenges to be faced to equip less resourced languages with LTs (from basic to advanced): a substantial delay in development of basic technologies, a lack of cooperation among languages communities, a chronic shortage of funding (in particular for minority languages not officially recognized, yet often the most vital ones over the Internet) and the limited economic value placed over LTs for minority languages by the market rules. At this critical time, this workshop seeks to continue the debate as to what new technologies have to offer less resourced languages, and how the research community might seek to overcome the challenges and exploit the opportunities.


  • Experiences in the development of digital applications for LRLs
  • LRLs in educational and entertainment applications
  • LRTs for securing access and inclusion to speakers of LRLs
  • Development of LRs through crowdsourcing
  • Youth-oriented applications for revitalisation of LRLs
  • Experiences/models of cooperation for development of LRTs for LRLs
  • Business models
  • Gaps in availability of LRTs for LRLs
  • LR&Ts as a booster for the adoption of LRL within the digital world
  • Lessons learnt from major recent infrastructure initiatives
  • Infrastructures for making available LR and LT in all languages, and especially in the less-resourced ones
  • Assessing Availability, Quality, Maturity and Sustainability of LT and LR, comparing the LRLs and the major ones
  • Requirements for the production, validation and distribution of LR for less-resourced languages
  • ...

Program (general framework): The workshop will comprise presentations (including keynote talks) and a panel session, including an EC representative . The details of the program is in preparation and will be published soon at this site.


Claudia Soria (CNR-ILC, Italy)

Khalid Choukri (ELRA,ELDA, France)
Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS & IMMI, France)

Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

LRL Workshop Program Committee:

Delphine Bernhard (LILPA, Strasbourg University, France)
Nicoletta Calzolari (CNR-ILC, Italy)
Khalid Choukri (ELRA,ELDA, France)
Daffyd Gibbon (Univ. Bielefeld, Germany)
Marko Grobelnik (J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Girish Nath Jha (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Alfred Majewicz (UAM, Poland)
Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS & IMMI, France)
Asunción Moreno (UPC, Spain)
Stellios Piperidis(ILSP, Greece)
Gabor Proszeky (Morphologic, Hungary)
Georg Rehm (DFKI, Germany)
Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Univ. del Pas Vasco, Spain)
Kevin Scannell (St. Louis University, USA)
Claudia Soria (CNR-ILC, Italy)
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (NECTEC, Thailand)
Marko Tadić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia)
Marianne Vergez-Couret (Toulouse University, France)
Zygmunt Vetulani (UAM, Poland)

Sponsors: FLaReNet, ELRA, Meta_Net

Inscriptions: as for the general LTC (+ cc to workshop chairs)

Fees: LRL is an integral part of the LTC (with autonomous Program Committee). Fees and payment procedures are the same as for LTC and cover participation in the general program. Free for participants registered to the general LTC.

Paper submission: format and templates as for the general LTC (see the Paper Submission Section; above). Papers should be submitted using EasyChair exactly as for the general LTC but copies should also be sent to the co-chairs of the Workshop, i.e. to: Khalid Choukri, Joseph Mariani , Claudia Soria and Zygmunt Vetulani. Please also put "LRL'13 submission" as Subject of your mail and "LRL" as a key word (both in the EasyChair form and in the paper itself).

Presentation: publication in the LTC proceedings (paper + CD)

Reviewing: up to the workshop chairs + Program Committee


14h30Introduction (XY)

Session 1 (Chair: K. Choukri)

14h35 Brigitte Bigi (LPL, France), A phonetization approach for the forced-alignment task
14h55 Lars Hellan and Dorothee Beermann (NTNU, Norway), A multilingual valence database for less resourced languages
15h15 Mohamed Elmahdy (Qatar University, Qatar), Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (University of Illinois, USA) and Eiman Mustafawi (Qatar University, Qatar), A transfer learning approach for under-resourced Arabic dialect speech recognition
15h35 Rajeev R R, Jisha P Jayan and Elizhabeth Sherly (Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, India) Interlingua data structure for Malayalam
15h55 Coffee break

Session 2 (Chair: J. Mariani)

16h30 Esha Banerjee, Shiv Kaushik, Pinkey Nainwani, Akanksha Bansal and Girish Nath Jha (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), Linking and referencing multilingual corpora in Indian languages
16h50 Adrien Barbaresi (ENS Lyon, France), Challenges in web-corpus construction for low resource language in a post Bootcat world
17h10 Maarten Janssen (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), POS Tags and Less Resources Languages - The CorpusWiki Project
17h30 Marianne Vergez-Couret (Université de Toulouse, France), Tagging Occitan using French and Spanish Tree Tagger
17h50 Carlo Zoli and Silvia Randaccio (Smallcodes S.r.L., Italy), Smallcodes and LinMiTech: two faces of the same new business model for the development of LRTs for LRLs
18h10 Conclusions
18h15 Panel session
19h15 End

More LRL participation details: cf. also the general program (the access to the program of both the main conference and the workshop (as well as the social program) is the same for all LTC/LRL participants).

2nd Workshop on Social and Algorithmic Issues in Business Support:
"Knowledge Hidden in Text"

Date: 9.12.2013, half-day

Theme:Searching for Knowledge and New Paradigms Hidden in Artifacts and Users’ Behaviour

Social trend observed in networking and business activity has several roots. First - it is a challenge for many of us to share our experience and productivity and become recognizable. Second - social or crowd creativity is a process of merging efforts and distributed resources in order to produce new quality and new products. Third - utilizing social energy and productivity may give beginning to new business paradigms. Among a variety of artifacts stored in computer networks text resources play an important role. Books, articles, reports, subtitles, comments, tables of data, e-mails, passwords and other textual feeds are easy to produce, easy to transfer, relatively easy to translate and very attractive to process and analyze. 2nd SAIBS is a place where we want to discuss methods of knowledge discovery in text, its visualization and commercialization.

An important contribution of social power is software developed and hosted by volunteers and distributed on word-of-mouth recommendation. By the way... isn't nowadays word-of-mouth derived from mining textual and multimedia content delivered via the Internet? During the workshop session we want to face social contribution to business processes taking into account possible benefits and risk factors. How far can business relay on social input? What are the limits or what are the areas where introducing crowdsourced parts may increase overall risk value to unacceptable level? What are social benefits gained by mining and aggregating knowledge derived from analysis social artifacts presented in text or other forms in global computer network.

Algorithmic trading (algo trading) practiced on stock markets and Forex trading platforms arises as a new challenge for algorithm designers. This field of knowledge and practice grown from human-eye analysis of text tables collecting series of prices is a good example how far computer algorithms can outperform humans in precision, speed and accuracy. During 2nd SAIBS we would like to face the phenomenon of social trading, compare models of passive income from trading systems based on algorithmic and social recommendation and discuss algo-trading boundaries. Should algorithmic trading become a part of computing science curricula? Finally we are also interested in research works which analyze crowd behaviour collected in text tables or visualized in form of charts.


  • Translation issues and multi-language data feeds
  • Recommender systems based on textual content and comments analysis
  • Mining text artifacts to feed recommender systems
  • Visualization of text and digital data
  • Social and language issues in software specification, design and production
  • New face of interactive social games based on text instructions and wordplay
  • Cultural and social issues in global software development
  • Social sharing and exchange systems
  • Crowdsourcing and crowdfounding
  • Automatic trading systems
  • Optimization algorithms in trade support
  • Experimental discovery of market behaviour
  • Business models based on mobile applications
  • Knowledge commercialization
  • Business process improvement
  • ...


Adam Wojciechowski (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)

Alok Mishra (Atilim University, Turkey)

SAIBS Workshop Program Committee:

Wojciech Complak (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Arianna D'Ulizia (National Research Council, Rome, Italy)
Fernando Ferri (IRPPS, National Research Council, Rome, Italy)
Patrick Hamilton (University of the South Pacific, Fiji)
Alok Mishra (Atilim University, Turkey)
Miroslaw Ochodek (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Rory O'Connor (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Robert Susmaga (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Agnieszka Wegrzyn (University of Zielona Gora, Poland)
Adam Wojciechowski (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)

Inscriptions: as for the general LTC (+ cc to workshop chairs)

Fees: 2nd SAIBS Workshop is an integral part of the 6th Language and Technology Conference (with autonomous Program Committee). Fees and payment procedures are the same as for LTC and cover participation in the general program. Free for participants registered to the general LTC. Single registration covers only one paper presentation.

All papers accepted for SAIBS 2013 will be published in the LTC proceedings (printed hard copy, with ISBN number +CD). A post-conference volume with extended versions of selected papers is planned. As this was the case for the previous three LTC conferences, we intend to publish them in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.
Moreover, authors of the best SAIBS 2013 papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their works to three international scientific journals:
  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Control and Cybernetics
  • Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences
In order to qualify for the journal, the paper must be presented at SAIBS 2013 by one of its authors. Publication of selected papers in the journal will be subject to the second round of reviews (to verify if the paper satisfies the journal requirements, including 30% of new content when compared to the version from the LTC proceedings).

Paper submission: format and templates as for the general LTC (see the Paper Submission Section; above). Papers should be submitted using EasyChair exactly as for the general LTC but copies should also be sent to Please also put "SAIBS'13 submission" as Subject of your mail and "SAIBS" as a key word (both in the EasyChair form and in the paper itself).

Please notify, in order to keep review process fair, do not disclose the author(s) name(s) in any manner within the submitted paper.

Important dates:
  • October 10, 2013, Submission of papers
  • October 25, 2013, Notification of acceptance
  • November 2November 6, 2013, Camera-ready papers
  • November 7November 9, 2013, Authors' payment and registration
  • December 7-9, LTC
  • December 9, SAIBS 2013

  • Please consider the above date as hard deadlines

Program (general framework): The details of the program is in preparation and will be published soon at this site.

Presentation: publication in the LTC proceedings (paper + CD)

Reviewing: up to the workshop chairs + Program Committee

More SAIBS participation details: cf. also the general program (the access to the program of both the main conference and the workshop (as well as the social program) is the same for all LTC/SAIBS participants).

If you have any questions or doubts related to SAIBS 2013 Workshop do not hesitate to contact us via


A call for exibitions and special events in preparation.


LTC 2013 will be located in Poznań.

The first day will be held in historical university buildings: morning registration, opening and the Leonard Bolc Session in Collegium Maius, Fredry Street 10 (ul. Fredry 10) (52°24'34,86”N 16°55'08,94”E); afternoon coffe brake and the rest of the day in Cllegium Minus (Rektor's Building) at Wieniawskiego Street 1 (52°24'29,84”N 16°54'56,50”E).

The conference will continue during the 2nd and 3rd day in the Mercure Hotel (300m walk from the 1st day location and 400m from the Poznań Central Railway Station ) at Roosevelta Street 20 (52°24'26,04”N 16°55'15,04”E)


As at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Language and Technology Conferences (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011) special awards will be granted to the best student papers. The regular or PhD students (on the date of paper submission) are concerned. Co-authored papers will be considered provided that the students' contributions exceeds 60% and that the main author(s) is (are) student(s)(this fact must be documented by a written declaration signed by all co-authors).

In 2005 the Jury, composed of the Program Committee members participating in the conference, awarded this distinction to: Ronny Melz (University of Leipzig), Hartwig Holzapfel (University of Karlsruhe), Marcin Woliński (IPI PAN, Warsaw) (picture at LTC 2011).

In 2007 the award for the best student paper was granted to Darja Fišer (University of Ljubljana).

In 2009 two awards were granted: to Mahmoud EL-Haj (University of Essex, UK) (left) and Alexander Pak (LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France) (right).

In 2011 the Jury decided to award three student contributions: Narayan Choudhary (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)(left), Moses Ekpenyong (University of Uyo, Nigeria)(middle) and Marek Kubis (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland) (right).


Participants from some non-EC countries may need visas to enter the Polish territory. Visa delivery is exclusively in competence of the Visa Authorities of the Schengen Convention countries. If you have any doubts, we recommend you to check your situation with the nearest Polish Consulate in your residence country. If you are author (co-author) of an accepted paper, we can confirm - if necessary - that we expect your presence at the conference for paper presentation. Upon request, we may also write a confirmation letter (in Polish) directly to the Polish Consulate indicated by you. To do this we will need a request letter (e-mail) from you in which you will provide us with the address of the Consulate you wish us to contact.

To get information about countries whose citizens are not required to have a visa when entering Poland and to find important telephone numbers you may also visit the web site of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs


This site is in progress. Further important practical information will be published shortly. Please consult this site again from time to time.


There are several large scale events in Poznań at the LTC 2013 time (December 7-9, 2013). Therefore, we strongly recommend you to make the hotel reservation in advance. There are several standard possibilities to book via Internet.

Also, a special offer for Conference participants has been prepared by the travel agency Zimny (;
Please notice that the conference is located at the University (Coll. Maius and Coll. Minus) - first day - and in the Mercure Hotel nearby - during the next two days. If you prefer to stay in the Mercure Hotel you may also make your reservation directly through the putting LTC in the "subject" fiels or call the Mercure Hotel directly to +48 61 8558000 in order to benefit from this offer; the reservation link from this page is for information only /it does not offer the LTC discount/).

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