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From: Debbie Garside <debbie@ictmarketing.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 20:04:47 +0100
To: "'Debbie Garside'" <debbie@ictmarketing.co.uk>
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                                     Conference Announcement

-------------Global Understanding in Multilingual, Multimodal and Multimedia

---------------------                       GUM3C


The World Language Documentation Centre, together with Bangor University and
Language Standards for Global Business, wishes to announce a major
multidisciplinary conference to celebrate 2008 as the International Year of

August 22-23, 2008

To be held at the Bangor University Business Management Conference Centre

This event is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government and the UK National
Committee to UNESCO

The United Nations announced that 2008 would be the International Year of
Languages, recognizing the importance of multilingualism in supporting
international understanding.  The GUM3C conference will attempt to bridge
the communications gap between academia and industry, asking (and attempting
to answer) such questions:

How can industry help academia prioritize its research in the 3 Ms?
What are the developing standards, who are developing them and will they be
How will this generate peace, prosperity and global understanding?

Keynote Speakers:
Christian Galinski, Director of Infoterm and Secretary of ISO TC/37
David Crystal, Honorary Professor, Bangor University
Richard Ennals, Director of the UK National Commission for UNESCO

Call for papers:
Full papers and poster submissions are invited for peer-review that present
original and unpublished contributions to the themes of:

protection, curation and preservation of languages and cultures
resources for less-resourced languages
infrastructural support for multilingualism
language description and documentation
ethnicity, identity and language
multimodal communications and support for disabilities
web-corpus linguistics
challenges and benefits of the multilingual internet
multimedia ontologies and the semantic/pragmatic web
and topics generally related to challenges for terminologies, lexica,
ontologies, and related content resources.

Call for workshops:
Submissions for dedicated workshops are encouraged. Workshop organizers
should submit calls to the conference committee, identifying target
audience, workshop topics, workshop organizers and their affiliations.
Workshops aimed at SMEs and the software, translation and creative industry
sectors are especially welcome. The conference has the use of a dedicated IT
suite with 25 computer terminals for the conference (details can be found
here) and so is able to host specialist hands-on workshops. Other seminar
rooms available have good quality presentation equipment including data
projectors and large screens.

Important dates:

Submission deadline
 May 15, 2008

 June 15, 2008

Registration and camera ready copy
 June 30, 2008

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format:).
Full papers should not exceed 8 pages.  Poster submissions not exceeding 4
pages. Word template and formatting instructions can be found here.

All initial enquiries should be sent to info@thewldc.org

Administrative Committee:
Debbie Garside (Chair), CEO WLDC
Delyth Prys (Secretary), Bangor University, UK
Chris Cox, GLMDR Quality and Compliance Manager
Mike Roberts, Chairman, BSI/TC TS/1
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, UK.
Anja Drame, Info Term
Eva-Maria Leitner, Language Standards for Global Business Chairperson

Scientific Committee:
Anja Drame, InfoTerm
Anthony Aristar, Linguist List
Chris Cox, GLMDR Quality and Compliance Manager
Debbie Garside, CEO, WLDC
Delyth Prys, Bangor University
Don Osborn, Bisharat
Doug Ewell, IETF
Eva-Maria Leitner, Language Standards for Global Business Chairperson
Gerard Meijssen, OmegaWiki
Gerhard Budin, Chairman, ISO/TC 37 SC2
Havard Hjulstad, Chairman, ISO/TC 37 and ISO/TC 37 SC2 WG1
Jennifer de Camp, MITRE
John Cowan, IETF
Jonathan Amith, Yale University
Karen Broome, Industry Expert
Khaled Fattal, CEO, Multilingual Internet Names Consortium
Laurent Romary, Director, Max-Planck Digital Library
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey
Maosong Sun, Tsinghua University Beijing
Martin Benjamin, Kamusi Project
Michael Everson, Unicode Consortium Registrar for ISO 15924
Mike Roberts, Chairman, BSI/TC TS/1
Peter Austin, SOAS
Peter Wittenburg, Technical Director, Max-Planck Institute for
Sue Ellen Wright, Kent State University Institute for Applied Linguistics

Social Events
The timing of the conference will coincide with The Bryn Terfel Gala and
participants will be able to enjoy the evening concerts at this
internationally renowned festival. See http://www.brynfest.com for more

Travel and Accommodation
Good quality accommodation is available at a reasonable Price at Bangor
University either at the Business Management Centre or at the Halls of
Residence. All rooms are en-suite and have Internet facilities etc.

Airports with Transport Links to Bangor
Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within a 1.5 hour drive from
Bangor. London airports are also within reach and may be combined with rail

Bangor is located on the direct London to Holyhead railway line.

There is also the possibility of a shuttle bus for people coming in via
Manchester airport.

Dublin is also possible for people flying in - fast ferry is only 99 minutes
to Holyhead and a 20 minute ride to Bangor.

Debbie Garside

The World Language Documentation Centre
Corner House
Barn Street
Pembrokeshire SA61 1BW
Wales UK

Tel: 0044 1437 766441
Fax: 0044 1437 766173

Web: http://www.thewldc.org
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