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Since 1995! 24th Anniversary!

Event: in 2019 the Adam Mickiewicz University Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary

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1919-2019: 100-th anniversary
WELCOME to the
9th Language & Technology Conference:
Human Language Technologies
as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics
May 17-19, 2019, Poznań, Poland

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Fundacja UAM
Adam Mickiewicz University,
Collegium Minus, Presidence
Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation

CO-OPERATING ORGANIZATIONS

ELRA       FLaReNet       META_Net       Poznań


CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Colleagues,

The 9th Language and Technology Conference (LTC 2019), 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 May 17-19, 2019. Following the tradition of the past events, it is supported by ELRA, FlaReNet, and META-NET.

Yes, we started 24 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. Since 2005 LTC is organized every two years as the “Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics”. Fostering language technologies and resources remains an important challenge in the dynamically changing, information-saturated world and we invite all concerned people to join us in Poznań at the LTC 2019 in order to face this challenge together.

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 2019 in Poznań.

Zygmunt Vetulani and Patrick Paroubek
LTC 2019 Co-Chairs
vetulani@amu.edu.pl and pap@limsi.fr


LANGUAGE AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE TOPICS

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

  • automatic summarization
  • 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)
  • langage generation
  • 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
  • paraphrasing
  • 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 (vetulani@amu.edu.pl or pap@limsi.fr) .



PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland) - chair
Patrick Paroubek(LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France) - chair
 
Victoria Arranz (ELRA, France)
Jolanta Bachan (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Núria Bel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Krzysztof Bogacki (Warsaw University, Poland)
Christian Boitet (IMAG, France)
Gerhard Budin (Univ. Vienna, Austria)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR, Italy)
Nick Campbell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Christopher Cieri (LDC, USA)
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)
Moses Ekpenyong (Uyo University, Nigeria)
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)
Krzysztof Jassem (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Girish Nath Jha (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Katarzyna Klessa (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
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)
Wiesław Lubaszewski (AGH, Poland)
Bente Maegaard (Centre for Language Technology, Denmark)
Bernardo Magnini (ITC IRST, Italy)
Jacek Marciniak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
Joseph Mariani(LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France)
Jacek Martinek (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
Gayrat Matlatipov (Urgench State University,Uzbekistan)
Keith J. Miller (MITRE, USA)
Asunción Moreno (UPC, Spain)
Agnieszka Mykowiecka (IPI PAN, Poland)
Jan Odijk (Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Maciej Ogrodniczuk (IPI PAN, Poland)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Pavel S. Pankov (National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan)
Patrick Paroubek (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Adam Pease (IPsoft, New York City, USA)
Maciej Piasecki (Wrocław University of Technology, Poland)
Stelios Piperidis (ILSP, Greece)
Gabor Proszeky (Morphologic, Hungary)
Georg Rehm (DFKI, Germany)
Michał Ptaszyński (University of Hokkaido, Japan)
Rafał Rzepka (University of Hokkaido, Japan)
Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Univ. del Pas Vasco, Spain)
Frédérique Segond (Viseo Group, France)
Sanja Seljan (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Zhongzhi Shi (Institute of Computing Technology / Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Claudia Soria (ILC/CNR, Italy)
Janusz Taborek (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz (AGH, Poland)
Marko Tadić (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Dan Tufiş (RCAI, Romania)
Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany)
Tamás Váradi (RIL, Hungary)
Andrejs Vasiljevs (Tilde, Latvia)
Cristina Vertan (Univ. Hamburg, Germany)
Dusko Vitas (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Piek Vossen (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Jan Węglarz (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
Bartosz Ziółko (AGH, Poland)
Mariusz Ziółko (AGH, Poland)
Richard Zuber (CNRS, France)
Andrzej Zydroń (XTM-INTL, UK)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Zygmunt Vetulani - chair / UAM (e-mail)
Jolanta Bachan / UAM
Marek Kubis - secretary / UAM
Jacek Marciniak / UAM
Tomasz Obrębski / UAM
Tamara Greinert Czekalska / FUAM
Marta Witkowska / UAM
Mateusz Witkowski /UAM
 
 
Contact: ltc19@amu.edu.pl

LANGUAGE

The conference language is English.


PUBLICATION POLICY

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. Proceedings will be published by Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje sp. z o.o. indexed by the Polish Ministry of Higher Education. 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. 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.

LOGO LNAI

PAPER SUBMISSION

The conference accepts papers in English only. Papers (5 pages in the conference format) are due by March 20, 2019> (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'19 web submission system (EasyChair).

Acceptance/refusal notification will be sent by April 2, 2019. At the same time, the detailed guidelines for the final submission of accepted papers will be published on the conference web site.


DATES

  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 20, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 2, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 12, 2019
  • Conference (all events): May 17-19, 2019
CONFERENCE FEES

Non-student participants:

  • Regular registration fee (payment before May 6, 2019): 200 EURO
  • Late registration fee (payment after May 5, 2019): 260 EURO
Student participants:
  • Regular registration fee (payment before May 6, 2019): 140 EURO
  • Late registration fee (payment after May 5, 2019): 190 EURO

To be entitled to student rates the participant must present a student card (or equivalent document) valid on May 17-19, 2019.

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 ltc19@amu.edu.pl. The e-mail subject field must have the following format:
LTC-19-student-ID-card-'Name_of_participant'
(e.g. LTC-19-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 the non-scientific program (banquet, 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.



EXHIBITIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Special events. Besides the standard conference presentation of papers, the Organizers are open to various kinds of initiatives (expos, demos, satellite workshops, panels, awards). A program of special events is now under construction. You are welcome to contact us with your suggestions.

Until now the following LTC affiliated workshop have been pre-announced:

Prosody Tools Workshop (PTW 2019)


An event at: 9th Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (http://ltc.amu.edu.pl/) May 17-19, 2019, Poznań, Poland.

Workshop organizers
• Katarzyna Klessa, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań, klessa@amu.edu.pl
• Dafydd Gibbon, Bielefeld University, gibbon@uni-bielefeld.de
• Jolanta Bachan, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań, jolabachan@gmail.com
• Brigitte Bigi, Aix-Marseille Université, brigitte.bigi@univ-amu.fr
• Maciej Karpiński, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań, maciejk@amu.edu.pl
• Agnieszka Wagner, Adam Mickewicz University in Poznań, wagner@amu.edu.pl

The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss tools for the analysis of speech prosody The workshop is intended in some ways to be a followup event from the Aix-en-Provence TRASP 2013 workshop (http://www.lpl-aix.fr/~trasp/). The tools may be new developments or established tools, and they may be highly specialised for specific types of analysis, or of general interest. The focus will be on tools that are freely available and easily accessible for all interested researchers, and in some cases open source, including both online and offline tools. The workshop presentations will take the form of software demonstrations and discussions of the motivation for the software, or case studies featuring results obtained with the software. The organisers hope for a free exchange of ideas, with the aim of increasing awareness of available free software, and with the medium and long term aim of adding to the range of open source tools in international repositories.

We invite submissions on tools supporting prosodic investigation at all stages of speech data collection, processing, analysis, interpretation and practical uses (e.g. for the needs of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, speech therapy, speech technology, teaching practice). Consequently, the workshop contributions can for example (but not exclusively) provide reports on tools for:
• examining the production and perception of prosody;
• approaches to speech rhythm and timing analysis;
• approaches to speech tone, pitch accent and intonation analysis;
• study of individual prosodic variation;
• speech prosody studies from the perspective of:
- phonetic-acoustic phenomena;
- articulatory processes;
- perception-based studies;
• speech annotation and annotation mining;
• automatizing the procedures in prosodic analysis;
• advantages and disadvantages of different pitch trackers
• issues in interoperability, re-usability, and collaborative development of the tools for prosody.

Submission
Submissions should include a description of the tool, with specifications of use cases, types of data handled, the user interface, input and output, and the methods provided by the tool. If possible, a link for accessing the tool should be provided.
Submission details soon

Access to the program
The access to the program of both the main conference and all workshops (as well as the social program) is the same for all LTC/WORKSHOPS participants.

IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES

  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 20, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 2, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 12, 2019
  • Conference (all events): May 17-19, 2019

  • The 6th LTC Workshop on Less-Resourced Languages (LRL 2019)

    An event at: 9th Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (http://ltc.amu.edu.pl/) May 17-19, 2019, Poznań, Poland.

    Chairs: Dorothee Beermann (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Laurent Besacier (Grenoble Alpes University, France) and Claudia Soria (CNR-ILC, Italy)
    Contact: claudia.soria@ilc.cnr.it

    WORKSHOP TOPICS
    We invite original papers that address the particular needs and requirements of less-resourced languages. We in particular welcome papers on the computational processing of less resourced languages addressing the following topics. We also welcome papers on language revitalisation and literary development.

    Induction of multilingual resources for LRL
    Morphological Paradigm Learning for LRL
    Corpus building for LRL
    Dialect processing for LRL
    Spoken language processing for LRL
    Code Switching in LRL
    Deep Learning for LRL
    Computer-aided work with LRL
    Information retrieval on Social Networks for LRL
    Linguistic Resources for LRL
    Spell-check and automatic corrections for LRL
    Descriptive Studies on LRL
    Community approaches to revitalisation and literary development

    IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES
  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 20, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 2, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 12, 2019
  • LRL Workshop: May 19, 2019
  • Conference (all events): May 17-19, 2019

  • PAPER SUBMISSION
    The conference accepts papers in English only. Papers (5 formatted pages in the conference format) are due by March 20, 2019 (midnight, any time zone) and should not disclose the authorship in any manner. In order to facilitate submission we have decided to reduce the formatting requirements as much as possible at this stage. Please, have a look at www.ltc.amu.edu.pl (Paper Submission section).
    Important Notice: Make sure to include the keyword "LRLWorkshop" among the paper’s keywords. A copy of the submitted paper must also be sent to claudia.soria@ilc.cnr.it, indicating "RL19 Workshop submission" as the subject of the mail.

    PUBLICATION POLICY
    Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (hard copy, with ISBN number) and on CD-ROM. Publication requires full electronic registration and payment of the conference fee (full registration) by at least one of the co-authors in due time (dates will be presented at the conference site). One registration fee entitles publication of one paper.
    Proceedings will be published by Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje sp. z o.o. indexed by Polish Ministry of Higher Education.

    FEES
    LRL is an integral part of the LTC. Fees and payment procedures are the same for general LTC and workshop participants, and they cover participation in the general LTC program. Notice: the workshop is free for participants registered to the general LTC. Single registration covers only one paper presentation (general LTC or workshops) (cf. the Publication Policy section in case of more than one submitted paper).

    REGISTRATION
    Only electronic registration will be possible. Details will be published at www.ltc.amu.edu.pl.

    OTHER
    Please note that remaining important information on the workshop and the general conference is or will be provided at the workshop web site http://www.ilc.cnr.it/lrl2019/submissions.htm (under preparation) and at the conference site www.ltc.amu.edu.pl.

    Workshop on Turkic and other Agglutinative Languages as a Challenge for Language Industry (TALC 2019)

    Chair: Gulayhan Aqtay (UAM, Poland)
    akgul@amu.edu.pl

    MORE DETAILS SOON

    Workshop on Human Language Technologies in Crisis and Emergency Management

    This workshop targets all researchers and practitioners interested in the application of language technologies to support the management of crisis and emergency situations. Linguists, computer scientists and - last but not least - first responders are welcome. Contributions addressing both practical and theoretical aspects can be presented. State of the art application reports as well as visionary contributions to the workshop discussion are welcome.

    Chair: Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (DFKI, Germany)
    ivana.kruijff@dfki.de

    IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES
  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 20, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 2, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 12, 2019
  • Conference (all events): May 17-19, 2019


  • MORE DETAILS SOON

    Workshop on eHumanities as a Challenge for Linguistics and Language Technologies

    The growing accessibility of various kinds of technologies encourages specialists from various areas of expertise to apply them in their research. Consequently, we observe an increasing need of the dialogue between the providers and the end-users of the technologies. The goal of this workshop is to stimulate the discussion and provide a meeting platform for engineers and specialists in the humanities. W invite contributions from the domains of technology and the humanities, not limited to linguistics.

    Chair: Belinda Maia (University of Porto, Portugal)
    bhsmaia@letras.up.pt

    PROPOSED WORKSHOP DATES/DEADLINES
  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 20, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 2, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 12, 2019
  • Conference (all events, incl. workshops): May 17-19, 2019

  • MORE DETAILS SOON
    The Third Workshop on Processing Emotions, Decisions and Opinions (EDO 2019)
    Chairs: Paweł Dybała (UJ, Poland), Rafał Rzepka (University of Hokkaido, Japan)
    bhsmaia@letras.up.pt

    MORE DETAILS SOON

    PROPOSED WORKSHOP DATES/DEADLINES
  • Deadline for submission of papers for review: March 20, 2019
  • Acceptance/Refusal notification: April 2, 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: April 12, 2019
  • Conference (all events, incl. workshops): May 17-19, 2019


  • CONFERENCE LOCATION

    In Poznań, Poland. More details soon.


    AWARDS FOR THE BEST STUDENT PAPERS

    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.

    Notice. Pictures are clickable.


    IMPORTANT NOTICE

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



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