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Since 1995!

22nd Anniversary!

WELCOME to the
8th Language & Technology Conference:
Human Language Technologies
as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics
November 17-19, 2017, Poznań, Poland
In memoriam Alain Colmerauer (1941-2017)
Pioneer of logic programming in natural language processing
LTC Program Committee member in 2005
who left us on May 13, 2017



Jacek Jaśkowiak, Mayor of Poznań

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


ELRA      FLaReNet      META_Net      Poznań     


Dear Colleagues,

The 8th Language and Technology Conference (LTC 2017), a meeting organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland and the Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation, will take place on November 17-19, 2017. Following the tradition of the past events, it is supported by ELRA, FlaReNet, and META-NET.

Yes, we started 22 years ago! Our tradition goes back to the Language and Technology Awareness Days, a meeting organized in 1995 with the assistance of the European Commission (DG XIII). Among the key speakers were Antonio Zampolli (Italy), Dafydd Gibbon (Germany), Dan Tufiş (Romania), Orest Kossak (Ukraina). Today, we refer to this event as the first LTC. Ten years later, we decided to meet again, and since then the conference is being organized every two years as the “Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics”.

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 objective in our dynamically changing information-saturated world that motivate us to invite you for joining us at the LTC 2017 in Poznań.

Zygmunt Vetulani and Patrick Paroubek
LTC 2017 Co-Chairs and


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

  • communicative intelligence
  • computational semantics
  • computer modeling of language competence
  • corpora-based methods in language engineering
  • electronic language resources and tools
  • formalization of natural languages
  • HLT related policies
  • HLT standards and best practices
  • HLTs as support for e-learning
  • HLTs as support for foreign language teaching
  • HLTs as support in solving homeland security problems (technology applications and legal aspects)
  • knowledge representation
  • language-specific computational challenges for HLTs (especially for languages other than English)
  • legal issues connected with HLTs (problems and challenges)
  • less resourced languages
  • logic programming in natural language processing
  • man-machine NL interfaces
  • methodological issues in HLT
  • NL applications in robotics
  • NL based interfaces
  • NL understanding by computers
  • NL user modeling
  • NLP methods in cyber-criminality detection and prevention
  • parsing and other forms of NL processing
  • question answering
  • sentiment, opinion and emotion analysis
  • speech processing
  • system prototype presentations
  • systems with NL competence
  • technological aspects of nonverbal linguistics
  • text-based information retrieval and extraction
  • tools and methodologies for developing multilingual systems
  • translation enhancement tools
  • validation in all areas of HLTs
  • visionary papers in the field of HLT
  • WordNet-like ontologies

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 should be addressed directly to the LTC Co-Chairs by email ( or .

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 2017. 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:

  • language technology based products,
  • application-scale language engineering tools,
  • applications for production, conservation and maintenance of HLT language resources.

The above must fit exactly to the LTC fields of interest (cf. the LTC topics as presented above). For more information please contact Marek Kubis at (

Zygmunt Vetulani and Patrick Paroubek
LTC 2017 Co-chairs

Submission procedure: as for regular papers. Details soon.


The conference language is English.


Acceptance will be based on the reviewers' assessments (anonymous submission model /blind reviewing/). 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 (*The date to be announced*). For the obvious reason that the conference fee must cover (in particular) the publication costs, the following rule is applied: "One registration fee entitles publication of one paper.

A post-conference volume with extended versions of selected papers will be published in the Springer Verlag 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) appeared in the Springer Verlag series LNAI (vol. 8387).

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (8387)

The LTC 2013 post-conference volume (revised, extended papers) appeared in the Springer Verlag series LNAI (vol. 9561).

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (9561)

The LTC 2015 post-conference volume (revised, extended papers) is in preparation.



The conference accepts papers in English only. Papers (5 pages in the conference format) are due by July 15, 2017 (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 accepted document size is 5 pages formatted according to (1) and (2) above.
  4. The paper must be submitted as a PDF document, together with an editable source in MS Word or Latex. (Please no other formats.)

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

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

All submissions are to be made electronically via the LTC'17 web submission system (EasyChair).

Acceptance/refusal notification will be sent by August 22, 2017. At the same time, the detailed guidelines for the final submission of accepted papers will be published on the conference web site.


  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: July 15, 2017
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: August 22, 2017
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: September 15, 2017
  • Conference: November 17-19, 2017


Registration and payment details will be announced soon.


Non-student participants:

  • Regular registration fee (payment before November 1, 2017): 200 EURO
  • Late registration fee (payment after October 31, 2017): 260 EURO
Student participants:
  • Regular registration fee (payment before November 1, 2017): 140 EURO
  • Late registration fee (payment after October 31, 2017): 190 EURO

To be entitled to student rates the participant must present a student card (or equivalent document) valid on July 31, 2017.

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-17-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 60 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 21 Euro.

*) In case of multiple submission the extra fee of 126 Euro for one additional paper of standard length (not covered by the conference fee paid by a co-author) is to be paid.


In the due time.


LTC 2017 will be located in Poznań, Poland. More information soon.


As at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Language and Technology Conferences (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013,2015) 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).

In 2013 the Jury decided to award: Dominika Rogozińska, IPI PAN Warszawa, Juan Luo (left picture), Waseda University, Japan, and Matea Srebačić (right picture), University of Zagreb, Croatia.

In 2015 the Jury decided to award: Keith Lia (left picture), University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Marzieh Razavi (middle picture), Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland, and Zijian Győző Yang (right picture), Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary.

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

CITY OF POZNAŃ (last updated: 2017-03-15)