Appel: LREC 2012 Workshop on Language Resources for Public Security

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Dec 21 22:16:55 UTC 2011

Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:32:56 +0000
From: Frédérique Segond <fsegond at>
Message-ID: <F5BAF22909E2B84E98C27D0A52F7F899082B73D7 at>

LREC 2012 Workshop on
Language Resources for Public Security Applications


27 May 2012, Istanbul (half-day)

Conference venue, the Lütfi Kirdar Istanbul Exhibition and Congress Centre

Deadline: March 5, 2012
Workshop description
Public security in Europe and in the World is facing several
threats. These include threats connected with intended human activities
such as terrorism, spontaneous risks related to uncontrolled behavior of
individuals involved in mass events, natural disasters, etc. Combating
these dangers generates challenges for information and communication
technologies which in many cases directly involve various forms of
natural language processing. Gathering, maintaining and processing
language resources specific for security applications is of primary
importance for the language technologies concerned. In some cases it
appears useful to investigate and use sensitive linguistic data which
generates technological and legal problems connected with privacy,
ownership civic rights protection etc.

The workshop is intended to serve as a thematic discussion forum open

- language resources suppliers,
- researchers and language engineers interested in the development of
  systems for security applications involving language technologies,
- potential/actual users of such systems,
- people concerned with legal aspects of gathering, maintenance and
  applications of language resources for public security purposes.

Generation of long term cooperation projects involving the workshop
participants would be a desired side effect of the workshop.

Areas of Interest
The workshop will focus on the knowledge processing applications serving
public security.

Particular emphasis will be given to the crucial role of language
resources and related technologies. Contributions are invited on - but
not limited to - the following topics:

- security specific corpora,
- security specific terminology,
- language models for specific sub-languages and language registers
  important for security research,
- language technology based tools to enhance public security,
- linguistic tools for risk assessment,
- controlled languages for public security applications,
- AI and NLP decision supporting systems,
- sharing and processing sensitive linguistic data,
- legal aspects of security-oriented natural language processing and
- access to sensitive data,
- IPR issues,
- protection and use of sensitive source data,
- international collaboration issues,
- issues related with national and international funding.

We invite contributions on one or more of the above listed topics, as
well as any other related to the workshop area of interest. We expect
papers presenting novel ideas, completed or advanced projects or
discussing hot problems of the area. The paper selection procedure will
be based on peer reviewing of a 2000 word abstract and will be basically
the same as for the general LREC. The form of presentation will be
decided later by the Program Committee, depending of the number of

Abstract and full papers should be submitted electronically from the
conference web site through the START Conference Manager . Templates
(Latex and Word) for preparation of full papers will be accessible from
the conference web site. The only accepted format for submitted papers
is Adobe PDF. When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will
be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad
sense, i.e., also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that
have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result
of your research. For further information on this new initiative, please
refer to

The full versions of the accepted papers will be published in the
Workshop Proceedings.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: March 5, 2012
Acceptance notification: March 18, 2012
Final version deadline:  March 26, 2012
LREC (Conference, Tutorials and Workshops): May 21-27,  2012
LRPS Workshop: May 27, afternoon

(Initial) Program Committee:

Edouard Geoffrois (co-chair) (Direction Générale de l'Armement, Paris, France)
Laura Chaubard (Direction Générale de l'Armement, Paris, France)
Jakub Gorczyński (Polish National Police, Poznań, Poland)
Fryni Kakoyianni-Doa (University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Nasrullah Memon (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)
Mario Montoleone (Salerno University, Italy)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Frederique Segond (Viseo, Grenoble, France)
Tadeusz Tomaszewski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Zygmunt Vetulani (co-chair) (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)

Contact: vetulani at<mailto:vetulani at>

Frédérique SEGOND

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fsegond at viseo<mailto:fsegond at>.net

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Research & Development Manager

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