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LTC 2013 : The 6th Language and Technology Conference


Conference Series : Language and Technology Conference
When Dec 7, 2013 - Dec 9, 2013
Where Poznan, Poland
Submission Deadline Sep 4, 2013
Notification Due Sep 25, 2013
Final Version Due Oct 9, 2013
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

The 6th Language and Technology Conference (LTC 2013)
December 7-9, 2013, Poznan, Poland

Call for papers
The 6th Language and Technology Conference (LTC 2013), a meeting
organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Adam
Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland in cooperation with the Adam
Mickiewicz University Foundation, will take place on December 7-9,

Since very beginning the meetings of the LTC series continue to
address Human Language Technologies (HLT) as a challenge for computer
science, linguistics and related fields. Fostering language
technologies and resources remains an important mission in the
dynamically changing information-saturated world. We aim at
contributing to this mission and we invite you to join us in that at
LTC 2013 in December 2013, traditionally held in PoznaÅ^Ä, Poland.

Conference topics
The conference topics include the following (the ordering is not
* electronic language resources and tools
* formalization of natural languages
* parsing and other forms of NL processing
* computer modeling of language competence
* NL user modeling
* 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)
* validation in all areas of HLTs
* HLT standards and best practices
* HLTs as a support for foreign language teaching
* HLTs as support for e-learning
* communicative intelligence
* NLP methods in cyber-criminality detection and prevention
* 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 with new suggestions
and ideas. Please help us to understand how to best satisfy your
expectations concerning the program. We are open to suggestions
concerning accompanying events (workshops, exhibits, panels,
etc). Suggestions, ideas and observations may be addressed directly to
the LTC Chair by email (

LANGUAGE: The conference language is English


Paper submission
The conference accepts papers in English. Papers (5 formatted pages in
the conference format) are due by September 4, 2013 (midnight, any
time zone) and should not disclose 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,
have a look at (Paper Submission section).

All submissions are to be made electronically via the LTC 2013 web
submission system (EasyChair). Acceptance/rejection notification will
be sent by September 25, 2013. The Word template (ELRA/LREC based
format) is available from (Paper Submission

Publication policy
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 before
October 23, 2013.

A post-conference volume with extended versions of selected papers is
planned to be published. As this was the case for the last three
conferences, we intend to publish them in the Springer series Lecture
Notes in Artificial Intelligence.

Important dates/deadlines
* Deadline for submission of papers for review: September 4, 2013
* Acceptance/Rejection notification: September 25, 2013
* Deadline for submission of final versions of accepted papers: October
9, 2013
* Conference: December 7-9, 2013

Only electronic registration will be possible. Details will be
published at

Awards for best student papers
As at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Language and Technology Conferences
(2005, 2007, 2009, 2011) special awards will be granted to the best
student papers. The regular or PhD students (on the date of paper
submission) are concerned. More details at

Much more important information is or will be provided at the
conference site Please check this site from time
to time and do not hesitate to ask questions through

Zygmunt Vetulani and Hans Uszkoreit
LTC 2013 Co-Chairs

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