Appel: L&TC'07

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Feb 2 20:09:03 UTC 2007

Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 23:29:06 +0100 (CET)
From: ltc at
Message-Id: <20070131222906.DE8DD3ACF at>

3rd Language & Technology Conference:
Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and
October 5-7, 2007, Poznan, Poland,


Dear Colleagues,

You are kindly invited to participate in the 3rd Language and
Technology Conference (L&TC'07), a conference organized by the Faculty
of Mathematics and Computer Science of Adam Mickiewicz University,
Poznan, Poland in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz University

At the beginning of the 7th Framework Program, recently launched by
the European Commission, Human Language Technologies continue to be a
challenge for computer science, linguistics and related fields as
these technologies become an ever more essential element of our
everyday technological environment.  Since Ajdukiewicz, Tarski, Turing
and Chomsky (i.e. since the very beginning of the Computer Age) these
fields have influenced and stimulated each other. Technological,
social and cultural globalization has created a favorable climate for
the intensive exchange of novel ideas, concepts and solutions across
initially distant disciplines.  We aim at further contributing to this
exchange and we invite you to join us at L&TC'07 in October, 2007.


The conference program will include (without being limited to) the
following topics:

     * electronic language resources and tools
     * formalisation of natural languages
     * parsing and other forms of NL processing
     * computer modelling of language competence
     * NL user modelling
     * 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
     * methodological issues in HLT
     * prototype presentations
     * language-specific computational challenges for HLTs (especially
       for languages other than English)
     * HLT standards
     * HLT support  for foreign language teaching
     * communicative intelligence
     * legal problems connected with HLTs (problems and challenges)
     * contribution of HLTs to the homeland security problems
       (applications and legal aspects)
     * vision papers in the field of HLT
     * HLT related policies

You will have noted that we intend to continue traditional HLT
interest areas (cf. L&TC'05 topics). 
You may also have observed that we have included a new dimension at
the frontier between HLTs and the Homeland Security field. We invite
authors working in this domain to contribute either on theoretical
issues (e.g. legal aspects of development and exploitation of HLTs) or
technical developments (applications, software, language
infrastructure and tools).
Political and mature vision papers in this field are also welcome.

This list is by no means closed and we are open to further proposals.
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 L&TC Chair by
email (vetulani at


Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland) - Chair

Victoria Arranz (ELRA, France)
Anja Belz (University of Brighton, UK)
Janusz Bieñ (Warsaw University, Poland)
Christian Boitet (IMAG, France)
Leonard Bolc (IPI PAN, Poland)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR, Italy)
Nick Campbell (ATR, Japan)
Julie Carson-Berndsen (University College Dublin, Irland)
Khalid Choukri (ELRA, France)
Adam Dabrowski (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Elzbieta Dura (University of Goeteborg/Lexware Labs, Sweden)
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)
Tomaz Erjavec (Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Cedrick Fairon (Coll?ge Erasme, Belgium)
Maria Gavrilidou (ILSP, Greece)
Aleksander Gerd (St. Petersburg State University, Russia)
Dafydd Gibbon (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Stefan Grocholewski (PTI/Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Franz Guenthner (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, München, Germany)
Roland Hausser (University Erlangen, Germany)
Waclaw Iszkowski (PIIT, Poland)
Margaret King (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Orest Kossak (Technical University Lviv/Ericpol Telecom, Ukraine)
Eric Laporte (University Marne-la-Vallee, France)
Gerard Ligozat (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Natalia Loukachevitch (Moscow State University, Russia)
Wies³aw Lubaszewski (AGH/UJ, Poland)
Bente Maegaard (Centre for Language Technology, Denmark)
Joseph Mariani (Ministry of Research, France)
Václav Matousek (University of West Bohemia, Czech Rep.)
Jacek Martinek (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Keith J. Miller (MITRE, USA)
Nicholas Ostler (Linguacubun Ltd, UK)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Czech Rep.)
Pavel S. Pankov (National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan)
Marcin Paprzycki (Oklahoma State University, USA)
Patrick Paroubek (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Emil P³ywaczewski (Bia³ystok University, Poland)
Adam Przepiórkowski (IPI PAN, Poland)
Reinhard Rapp (University Mainz, Germany)
Mike Rosner (University of  Malta)
Justus Roux (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Vasile Rus (University of Memphis, Fedex Inst. of Technology, USA)
Frédérique Ségond Xerox, France)
Marek Swidzinski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz (AGH, Poland)
Dan Tufis (RCAI, Romania)
Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany)
Tom Wachtel (Independent Consultant, UK/Italy)
Jan Wêglarz (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Karol Wituszyñski (MICROSOFT Poland, Poland)
Richard Zuber (CNRS, France)


Zygmunt Vetulani - Chair
Filip Graliñski
Pawe³ Konieczka
Maciej Lison - Secretary
Jacek Marciniak
Tomasz Obrebski
Przemys³aw Rzepecki
Justyna Walkowska

All of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland.

Contact: ltc at


The conference and publication language is English. Papers (5
formatted pages) are due by April 1, 2007 (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. However, please do
observe the following:

1. Accepted fonts are Time Roman, Times New Roman and Courier
   (recommended for programs); 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 items (1) and
   (2) above.

4. The use of PDF format is strongly recommended, although MS Word
   will also be accepted.

You may also use the templates (ELRA/LREC based format) which are to
be found (shortly) at

Detailed GUIDELINES for the final submission of accepted papers will
be published at the conference site before May 31, 2007 (acceptance
notification date).

All submissions are to be made electronically via the L&TC'07 web
submission/registration system.  Acceptance/rejection notification
will be by May 31, 2007.


Acceptance will be based on the reviewers' assessments (anonymous
submission model).  Papers accepted will be published in the
conference proceedings (hard copy, with ISBN number) and on
CD-ROM. The abstracts of the contributions accepted will also be made
available via the conference website (during its
lifetime). Publication requires electronic registration and payment of
the conference fee (full registration) by at least one co-author.

A post-conference volume with extended versions of selected papers is
planned for publication in the Springer Verlag Series "Lecture Notes
in AI" (LNAI).


Zygmunt Vetulani, L&TC'07 Chair
The 3rd Language & Technology Conference (L&TC'07)
Adam Mickiewicz University
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Computer Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence
ul. Umultowska 87
PL 61-614 Poznan

E-mail: ltc at



April 30, 2007
Deadline for submission of papers for review.

May 31, 2007
Acceptance/Rejection notification.

June 30, 2005
Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers.


Registration will be exclusively via the conference website
( In case of problems, please do contact the Chair
or the Secretary. All participants, irrespective of category or mode
of payment, are requested to register in order to qualify for the
receipt of conference documents.  Electronic registration must be
completed by September 3, 2007 for those who wish having their names
included in conference documents.

The following two steps are mandatory for full registration of regular

1. Electronic registration using ConfTool (via

2. Payment of the conference fee.

Only full registration entitles people to participation in the


Regular non-student participants:
Early registration (payment before  April 30, 2007)  100 EURO
Regular registration (payment before July 1, 2007) 130 EURO
Late registration (payment after June 30, 2007) 160 EURO

Regular student participants:
Early registration (payment before April 30, 2007)  60 EURO
Regular registration (payment before July 1, 2007)  70 EURO
Late registration (payment after June 30, 2007)  100 EURO

To be entitled to student rates the participant must present a student
identity card valid on October 5, 2007.

The detailed instructions for payment will be announced shortly on the
conference website.

The conference fee covers:
* Participation in the scientific programme
* Conference materials
* Proceedings on CD and paper
* Social events (banquet,...)
* Coffee during session breaks


A book exhibition is planned to run throughout the conference (the
call for exhibitors is currently in preparation).  

Also, the conference 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.


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.


Special awards will be granted to the three best students papers As at
the 2nd Language and Technology Conference (2005) special awards will
be granted to the 3 best student papers.  
Those who are regular students or PhD students on the date of
submission are eligible.

In 2005 the Jury, composed of the Program Committee members present at
the conference, awarded this distinction to:

Ronny Melz (University of Leipzig),
Hartwig Holzapfel (University of Karlsruhe),
Marcin Woliñski (IPI PAN, Warsaw).

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