The second META-FORUM will build and expand upon the themes and topics raised at the last forum. META-FORUM 2011 will feature both interactive and informative sessions focusing on multilingualism, the challenges and opportunities presented by
the multilingual information society and how innovative Language Technologies are key in developing solutions to these challenges.
• Session 1: Multilingual LT Research in Europe: Trends & Challenges
• Session 2: European Language Technology Industries
• Session 3: Supporting Innovation in Language Technology
• Session 4: Are Europe's Languages in Danger?
• Session 5: European Institutions and Multilingual Language Technologies
• Session 6: Language Technologies for Multilingual Societies
• Session 7: Case Study – Regional Component
• Session 8: A Strategic Research Agenda for Multilingual Europe
• Session 9: META Prize and Seal of Recognition Award Ceremony
• Invited Keynote Lectures
• META Exhibition (industry and research project exhibition)

Due to the limited number of admissible participants (up to a maximum of 300) online registration is required. Registration is free, so to avoid disappointment please make sure to register early to secure your place through the META-FORUM
registration page at http://www.meta-forum.eu.
The final programme will be confirmed soon.
List of Speakers
Georg Artelsmair European Patent Office, Director European Co-operation, Branimir Boguraev IBM Research, Johannes Bursch Head of Corporate Language Management, Daimler, Germany Roberto Cencioni European Commission, Information Society and Media, Language Technologies, Machine Translation, Head of Unit, Josef van Genabith Dublin City University, CNGL, Director
Jan Hajic Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Charles University Prague, Director, Thomas Hofmann Google, Switzerland, Director of Engineering, Jochen Hummel ESTeam, Language Technology Business Association, CEO
Sabine Kirchmeier-Andersen, Danish Language Council, Director
Philipp Köhn University of Edinburgh, Swaran Lata Government of India, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Joseph Mariani CNRS/LIMSI, Director of IMMI, Zsolt Nyitrai Hungarian Secretary of State for ICT, Ministry for National Development,
Stelios Piperidis Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Greece, Senior Research Fellow Zoran Stanèiè, European Commission Directorate, Peter Spyns Dutch Language Union, Marko Tadic University of Zagreb, Conrad Toft Interinstitutional Committee for Translation and Interpretation, European Commission, Head of Translation Strategy, Translation Management Unit Hans Uszkoreit DFKI, Head of Language Technology Lab, Kadri Vider Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia, Chief Expert, Research Policy Department

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Sted : Budapest, Hungary
Dato : 27.06.2011
Tid : 09:00 til 18:00

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