Appel: LTC 2009 - Call for papers and important information

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Jun 9 20:10:45 UTC 2009

Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 11:48:36 +0200
From: Tomasz Obrębski <obrebski at>
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LTC 2009 - Call for papers and important information

Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to invite you to submit a paper to the Language and 
Technology Conference 2009, Poznań,

Poland, in November 6-8.
I hope to see you in Poznań.
Best regards
Zygmunt Vetulani, LTC 2009 Chair


Call for papers and participation

Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics (LTC
2009), a meeting organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer
Science of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland in cooperation
with the Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation, will take place on
November 6-8, 2009.

Human Language Technologies (HLT) continue to be a challenge for
computer science, linguistics and related fields as these areas become
an ever more essential element of our everyday technological
environment. Since the very beginning of the Computer and Information
Age these fields have influenced and stimulated each other. The
European Union strongly supports HLT under the 7th Framework
Program. These efforts as well as technological, social and cultural
globalization have 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 invite you to join us at LTC in November 2009, as well as at the
planned FlaReNet workshop (details soon) that will be co-located with
the LTC'09.

Zygmunt Vetulani
LTC 2009 Chair
vetulani at


The conference topics include the following (the ordering is not 
   - 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,
   - 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),
   - HLT standards,
   - HLTs as a support for foreign language teaching,
   - 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 you
suggestions and ideas of how to satisfy your expectation 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


Zygmunt Vetulani (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland) - chair

Victoria Arranz (ELRA, France)
Anja Belz (University of Brighton, UK)
Janusz S. Bień (Warsaw University, Poland)
Christian Boitet (IMAG, France)
Leonard Bolc (IPI PAN, Poland)
Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC/CNR, Italy)
Nick Campbell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Julie Carson-Berndsen (University College Dublin, Ireland)
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)
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)
Stefan Grocholewski (PTI/Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
Franz Guenthner (Ludwig-Maximilians-University München, Germany)
Eva Hajičová (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Roland Hausser (Erlangen, Germany)
Eric Laporte (University Marne-la-Vallee, France)
Yves Lepage (University Caen Basse-Normandie, France)
Gerard Ligozat (LIMSI/CNRS, France)
Natalia Loukachevitch (Moscow State University, Russia)
Wiesław Lubaszewski (AGH/UJ, Poland)
Bente Maegaard (University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark)
Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Jacek Martinek (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
Gayrat Matlatipov (Urgench State University,Uzbekistan)
Keith J. Miller (MITRE, USA)
Nicholas Ostler (Linguacubun Ltd., UK)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Pavel S. Pankov (National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyzstan)
Patrick Paroubek (LIMSI-CNRS, France)
Stelios Piperidis (ILSP, Greece)
Emil Pływaczewski (University of Bialystok, Poland)
Adam Przepiórkowski (IPI PAN, Poland)
Reinhard Rapp (University Mainz, Germany)
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)
Rafał Rzepka (University of Hokkaido, Japan)
Frédérique Ségond (Xerox, France)
Zhongzhi Shi (Institute of Computing Technology / Chinese Academy of 
Sciences, China)
Włodzimierz Sobkowiak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz (AGH, Poland)
Dan Tufiş (RCAI, Romania)
Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI,Germany)
Piek Vossen (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Tom Wachtel (Independent Consultant, Italy)
Jan Węglarz (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
Richard Zuber (CNRS, France)


Zygmunt Vetulani - Chair

Marek Kubis
Piotr Kuszyk
Jacek Marciniak
Tomasz Obrębski
Jędrzej Osiński
Justyna Walkowska
(all from the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)

Contact: ltc at


The conference language is English.


The conference accepts papers in English. Papers (5 formatted pages)
are due by July 15, 2009 (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 paper 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.

Detailed guidelines for the final submission of accepted papers will
be published on the conference Web site by September 1, 2009
(acceptance notification date).

All submissions are to be made electronically via the LTC 2009 web
submission system. Acceptance/rejection notification will be sent by
September 1, 2009.


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 by September
22, 2009.  (In case of more than one accepted paper a special
regulation will be applied. This regulation will be announced later
on.) A post-conference volume with extended versions of selected
papers will be published.

The LTC 2007 post-conference volume is going to appear in the Springer
Verlag series LNAI (vol. 5603).


- Deadline for submission of papers for review:  July 15, 2009.
- Acceptance/Rejection notification: September 1, 2009.
- Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: 
September 21, 2009.
- Conference: November 6-8, 2009.


Only electronic registration will be possible. Details will be
provided later on


Non-student participants:
   - Regular registration (payment by October 4, 2009) 160 EURO
   - Late registration (payment after October 4, 2009) 190 EURO

Student participants:
   - Regular registration (payment before October 4, 2009)  100 EURO
   - Late registration (payment after October 4, 2009)  120 EURO

Student registrations must be accompanied by a proof of full-time
student status valid on the payment date. Registrants are requested to
scan and e-mail their proof of student status to ltc at The
e-mail subject field must have the following format:
   LTC-09-StudentStatus-< Name_of_participant >  
   (e.g. LTC-09-StudentStatus-VETULANI)

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


The payment methods will be detailed here shortly.


Hyde Park Corner. We will arrange "A Hyde Park style Speakers' Corner"
for non-reviewed presentations and positions. A 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 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.

Book exhibition (call for exhibitors in preparation).
Authors 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.

Other 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.


Poland, The City of Poznań. More information soon.


As at the 2nd and 3rd Language and Technology Conferences (2005, 2007)
special awards will be granted to the best student papers. Regular or
PhD students (on the date of paper 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 Woliński (IPI PAN, Warsaw).  

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


Participants from some non-EU countries may need visas to enter
Poland.  Visa delivery is exclusively in competence of the appropriate
Visa Authorities (of Poland or other Schengen countries). If you have
any doubts, we recommend you to check your situation with the nearest
Polish Consulate in your country of residence. If necessary, we can
confirm that we have accepted your paper for presentation at the
conference and that you are expected to present your paper
personally. 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


The 4-th Language and Technology Conference
Adam Mickiewicz University
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Computer
Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence
ul. Umultowska 87
PL 61-614 Poznań

E-mail: ltc at


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