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The 5th Language and Technology Conference (LTC 2011), November 25-27, 
2011, Poznan, Poland


We are pleased to inform you that the 5th Language and Technology 
Conference (LTC'11), a meeting organized by the Faculty of Mathematics 
and Computer Science of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland in 
cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation, will take 
place on November 25-27, 2011.

Since very beginning 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 the dynamically changing 
information-saturated world. We aim at contributing to this mission and 
we invite you to join us in that at LTC'11 in November 2011, 
traditionally held in Poznañ, Poland.
As a related event, the 2nd Less-Resourced Languages Workshop (a Joint 
LTC-ELRA-FLaReNet--META-NET): "Addressing the Gaps in Language Resources 
and Technologies" (LRL 2011) will be organised during the LTC. The paper 
submission will respect the same procedures as for the main conference. 
More about this event may be found at

LTC'11 is organized under the patronage of the Polish Presidency of the 
EU Council and Mr Ryszard Grobelny, Mayor of Poznañ.


The conference topics include the following (the ordering is not 
      * 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 HLT
      * 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
      * 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 (vetulani at <mailto:vetulani at>).

Language: The conference language is English

Contact: ltc at

Paper submission

The conference accepts papers in English. Papers (5 formatted pages in 
the conference format) are due by July 21, 2011 (midnight, any time 
zone) and should not identify 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)

You may also use the templates (ELRA/LREC based format), to be found
at (soon).

Detailed guidelines for the final submission of accepted papers will be
published on the conference web site before September 12, 2011.

All submissions are to be made electronically via the LTC'11 web
submission system (EasyChair). Acceptance/rejection notification will be 
sent by September 12, 2011.


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 October 12, 2011.

A post-conference volume with extended versions of selected papers is 
planned to be published. As this was the case for post-LTC'07 (v. 5603) 
and LTC'09 (v. 6562), it is planned to publish them in the Springer 
series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence.

* Deadline for submission of papers for review:  July 31, 2011
* Deadline for submission of LRL Workshop papers for review: September 
05, 2011
* Acceptance/Rejection notification: September 12, 2011
* Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: October 
12, 2011
* Conference: November 25-27, 2011

Only electronic registration will be possible. Details will be published 

Non-student participants:
Regular registration fee (payment before October 13, 2011) 190 EURO
Late registration fee (payment after October 12, 2011) 240 EURO

Student participants:
Regular registration fee (payment before October 13, 2011)  120 EURO
Late registration fee (payment after October 12, 2011)  160 EURO

To be entitled to student rates the participant must present a student
identity card (or equivalent document)valid on June 20, 2011.

The conference fee covers:
*      participation in the scientific program
*      conference materials
*      proceedings on CD and paper
*      social events (banquet,...)
*      coffee breaks


*Poster forum*
Although all accepted papers will be presented by the authors in the 
traditional, standard way (oral presentation + discussion), the 
organizers will offer to the authors an additional opportunity to 
present (mini) posters containing the abstract and the key ideas of the 
paper. Posters will be presented by the organizers during the LTC in the 
conference area. No extra fee will be charged for this form of 
presentation. The poster size will be A1, horizontal.

(Notice. The Poster forum should not be confused with traditional poster 
sessions. In particular, there will be no limited resentation time and 
the posters do not have to be accompanied by the authors)

*Hyde park corner*
We intend to arrange "A Hyde Park Corner" for non-reviewed presentations 
and positions. Limited number of presentations (depending on the 
available space) will be accepted. The content must meet the conference 
scope and aims. Both form and content must conform to the Polish and 
International Law. Texts will be presented on the sole responsibility of 
the authors/presenters and will not be published or reproduced in the 
Conference documents.

*A book exhibition* is intended (exhibitor may address their proposals 
by e-mail at ltc at Also, registered participants are invited 
to bring hard copies of their papers and books. We plan to make special 
presentations of the achievements of the conference participants, 
irrespective of whether they are directly related to the conference topic.

*Tutorials* A tutorial program is under construction.

*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.

As at the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Language and Technology Conferences (2005, 
2007, 2009) 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 present at 
the conference, awarded this distinction to:
Ronny Melz (University of Leipzig, Germany),
Hartwig Holzapfel (University of Karlsruhe, Germany),
Marcin Woliñski (IPI PAN, Warsaw, Poland).

In 2007 this distinction went to Daria Fis(er (University of Ljubljana)

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

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> (see Consular 
Information <,Information,2345.html>)

Conference location: Poznañ, Poland. Further details will be announced 
soon at

There are several large scale events in Poznan at the LTC 2009 time 
(November 25-27, 2011). Therefore, we strongly recommend you to make 
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 <>
(zimny at <mailto:zimny at>).

MANY important information is provided at Please 
check it from time to time and do not hesitate to ask questions at 
ltc at


Victoria Arranz, ELRA,France
Nuria Bel, Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Janusz S. Bieñ, Warsaw University, Poland
Krzysztof Bogacki, Warsaw University, Poland
Christian Boitet, IMAG, France
Leonard Bolc,IPI PAN, Poland
Lynne Bowker,University of Ottawa, Canada
Gerhard Budin, Univ. Vienna, Austria
Nicoletta Calzolari,ILC/CNR, Italy
Nick Campbell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Julie Carson-Berndsen,University College Dublin, Ireland
Khalid Choukri, ELRA, France - LRL co-chair
Adam D¹browski, Poznañ University
El¿bieta Dura, University of Skovde, Sweden
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Ko³aczyk,Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland
Tomaz Erjavec, Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Cedrick Fairon, University of Louvain, Belgium
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
Maria Gavrilidou, ILSP, Greece
Dafydd Gibbon, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Marko Grobelnik, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Franz Guenthner,Ludwig-Maximilians-University München, Germany
Jan Hajic, Charles Univ., Czech Republic
Eva Hajièová, Charles University, Czech Republic
Roland Hausser, Erlangen, Germany
Steven Krauwer, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Eric Laporte,University Marne-la-Vallee, France
Yves Lepage,University Caen Basse-Normandie, France
Gerard Ligozat, 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; LRL co-chair
Jacek Martinek, Poznañ
Gayrat Matlatipov, Urgench State University,Uzbekistan
Keith J. Miller, MITRE, USA
Asunción Moreno, UPC, Spain
Jan Odijk, Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands
Nicholas Ostler, Linguacubun
Karel Pala, Masaryk
Pavel S. Pankov, National Academy of
Patrick Paroubek, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Stelios Piperidis, ILSP, Greece
Emil P³ywaczewski, University of Bialystok, Poland
Gabor Proszeky, Morphologic, Hungary
Adam Przepiórkowski, IPI PAN, Poland
Reinhard Rapp, University Mainz, Germany
Mohsen Rashwan, Cairo Univ., Egypt
Zbigniew Rau, PPBW, Poland
Mike Rosner,University of Malta
Justus Roux,University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Vasile Rus,University of Memphis, Fedex Inst. of Technology, USA
Rafa³ Rzepka,University of Hokkaido, Japan
Kepa Sarasola Gabiola,Univ. del Pas Vasco, Spain
Frédérique Ségond,Xerox, France
Zhongzhi Shi,Institute of Computing Technology / Chinese Academy of 
Sciences, China
W³odzimierz Sobkowiak,Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland
Hanna Szafrañska, UAM Foundation, Poland
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH, Poland
Marko Tadiæ,Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Croatia
Dan Tufiº,RCAI, Romania
Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI, Germany
Cristina Vertan,Univ. Hamburg, Germany
Zygmunt Vetulani ,Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland; LTC chair  
and LRL co-chair
Piek Vossen, University of Amsterdam
Tom Wachtel,Independent Consultant,Italy
Jan Wêglarz, Poznañ University of Technology, Poland
Mariusz Zió³ko,AGH, Poland
Richard Zuber,CNRS, France

Martine Adda-Decker (University Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle & 
Nuria Bel (Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Gerhard Budin (Univ. Vienna, Austria)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC, Italy)
Khalid Choukri (ELRA,ELDA, France), Co-chair
Chris Cieri (LDC, USA)
Daffyd Gibbon (Univ. Bielefeld, Germany)</td>
Shuichi Itahashi (AIST, NII, Japan)
Girish Nath Jha (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Alfred Majewicz (UAM, Poland)
Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS, IMMI, France), Co-chair
Asunción Moreno (UPC, Spain)
Jan Odijk (Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Stellios Piperidis(ILSP, Greece)
Mohsen Rashwan (Cairo Univ., Egypt)
Justus C. Roux (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Kepa Sarasola Gabiola (Univ. del Pas Vasco, Spain)
Virach Sornlertlamvanich (NECTEC, Thailand)
Marko Tadiæ (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Croatia)
Chiu-yu Tseng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Zygmunt Vetulani (UAM, Poland), Co-chair

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