[RNLD] First Call for Papers - CCURL II Workshop "Towards an Alliance for Digital Language Diversity"

Claudia Soria claudia.soria at ilc.cnr.it
Fri Dec 11 10:28:36 UTC 2015

CCURL II - Towards an Alliance for Digital Language Diversity


The second CCURL Workshop “Towards an Alliance for Digital Language 
Diversity” will be held on May 23, 2016, at LREC 2016 in Portorož, 
Slovenia. The workshop intends to bring together a wide variety of 
people (academics, industrial researchers, digital language-resource and 
technology providers, researchers and professionals in language learning 
and digital language planning, software developers, and language 
activists) sharing the aim of building a community devoted to the 
development of language resources and technologies (LRTs) for 
under-resourced languages, and actively engaged in defining an agenda 
for an Alliance for Digital Language Diversity.
We solicit papers pertaining to digital language diversity, including 
but not limited to:
•    Digital infrastructure, including LRTs: Addressing issues about, 
for example, gaps, quantity, quality, availability, suitability, 
reusability, sustainability, maintainability, usage rights;
•    LRT research and development:  Experiences in the development of 
LRTs for under-resourced languages; use and usability of minority 
languages in social media;
•    Domain-specific resources and applications for and in 
under-resourced languages: Domains may include education (e.g. e-books), 
entertainment, publishing, government, commerce, finance, and many others;
•    Policies, guidelines and best practices for the development of 
digital language diversity;
•    Advocacy and digital language planning;
•    Digital cultural diversity through digital language diversity;
•    New methods towards digital language diversity, including semantic 
web technologies as well as open data and free/open-source and other 
open innovation approaches, such as open science commons;
•    Significance and implications of digital language diversity for the 
Internet of things.

Papers should contain original, substantial and unpublished research 
addressing any of the topics above. In order to encourage participation 
of policy makers, language activists, and grassroots speakers’ 
associations, position papers or project descriptions are also welcome, 
to be presented during a dedicated session of the workshop.


●    Papers must describe original unpublished work, either completed or 
in progress;

●    Each submission will be reviewed by three programme committee 
members. In accordance with LREC policy, papers are not required to be 

●    Accepted papers will be presented either as oral presentations or 
posters and will be published in the workshop proceedings;

●    Papers should be formatted according to the stylesheet provided on 
the LREC 2016 website and should not exceed 8 pages, including 
references and appendices. Papers should be submitted in PDF unprotected 
format to the workshop START page (URL will be provided in due time).


February 7, 2016    Paper submissions due
March 7, 2016        Paper notification of acceptance
April 3, 2016           Camera-ready papers due
May 23, 2016         Workshop


●    Describing your LRs in the LRE Map is now a normal practice in the 
submission procedure of LREC (introduced in 2010 and adopted by other 
conferences). To continue the efforts initiated at LREC 2014 about 
“Sharing LRs” (data, tools, web-services, etc.), authors will have the 
possibility, when submitting a paper, to upload LRs in a special LREC 
repository.  This effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for their 
description, may become a new “regular” feature for conferences in our 
field, thus contributing to creating a common repository where everyone 
can deposit and share data.

●    As scientific work requires accurate citations of referenced work 
so as to allow the community to understand the whole context and also 
replicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2016 
endorses the need to uniquely identify LRs through the use of the 
International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN, www.islrn.org), 
a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. 
The assignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers will be offered at 
submission time.


Laurette Pretorius - University of South Africa, South Africa
Claudia Soria - CNR-ILC, Italy
Eveline Wandl-Vogt - ACDH, Österreichische Akademie der 
Wissenschaften/Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Thierry Declerck - DFKI GmbH, Language Technology Lab, Germany
Kevin Scannell - St. Louis University, USA
Joseph Mariani - LIMSI/IMMI CNRS, France


Gilles Adda, LIMSI/IMMI CNRS, France
Tunde Adegbola, African Languages Technology Initiative, Nigeria
Amir Aharoni, Language Engineering Team, Wikimedia Foundation, USA
Birna Arnbjörnsdottir, University of Iceland, Iceland
Eduardo Avila, Rising Voices, Bolivia
Martin Benjamin, the Kamusi Project, Switzerland
Delphine Bernhard, LiLPa, Université de Strasbourg, LiLPA, France
Paul Bilbao Sarria, Euskararen Gizarte Erakundeen KONTSEILUA, Spain
Bruce Birch, Australian National University, Australia
Vicent Climent Ferrando, NPLD, Belgium
Daniel Cunliffe, Prifysgol De Cymru/University of South Wales, School of 
Computing and Mathematics, UK
Nicole Dolowy-Rybinska, Polska Akademia Nauk/Polish Academy of Sciences, 
Vera Ferreira, CIDLeS, Portugal
Mikel Forcada, Universitat d’Alacant, Spain
Maik Gibson, SIL International, UK
Tatjana Gornostaja, Tilde, Latvia
Tjerd de Graaf, De Fryske Akademy, the Netherlands
Thibault Grouas, Délégation Générale à la langue française et aux 
langues de France, France
Auður Hauksdóttir, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, 
Peter Juel Henrichsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Davyth Hicks, ELEN, France
Kristiina Jokinen, Helsingin Yliopisto/University of Helsinki, Finland
John Judge, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland
Andras Kornai, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia/Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 
Steven Krauwer, CLARIN, The Netherlands
Viola Krebs, ICVolunteers, Switzerland
Steven Moran, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Gilvan Müller de Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil
Silvia Pareti, Google Inc., Italy
Daniel Pimienta, MAAYA
Steve Renals, University of Edinburgh, UK
Kepa Sarasola Gabiola, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea/University of the 
Basque Country, Spain
Felix Sasaki, DFKI GmbH and W3C fellow, Germany
Mandana Seyfeddinipur, SOAS, University of London, UK
Virach Sornlertlamvanich, Sirindhorn International Institute of 
Technology/Thammasat University, Thailand
Ferran Suay, Universitat de València, Spain
Jörg Tiedemann, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Francis M. Tyers, Norges Arktiske Universitet, Norway

Claudia Soria
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli"
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Via Moruzzi 1
56124 Pisa

Tel. +39 050 3153166
Skype clausor

Claudia Soria
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli"
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Via Moruzzi 1
56124 Pisa

Tel. +39 050 3153166
Skype clausor

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