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META-FORUM 2011: SOLUTIONS FOR MULTILINGUAL EUROPE

From: John Judge <jjudge@computing.dcu.ie>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:03:34 +0100
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META-FORUM 2011: SOLUTIONS FOR MULTILINGUAL EUROPE
June 27/28, Budapest, Hungary    http://www.meta-forum.eu

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

What would Europe be without its languages? The rich multiculturalism of 
Europe is synonymous not just with its many peoples, but with the 
languages they speak. These languages are precious assets which, in the 
modern Information Society need to be preserved, promoted and enabled 
through Language Technologies.

Through a focused and concerted effort the META-NET initiative 
(http://www.meta-net.eu) is working to promote Language Technologies as 
a means to turn Europe's linguistic diversity into Europe's linguistic 
opportunity.

You are invited to learn more about this work, to become actively 
involved and to represent your business/industry's view at META-FORUM 
2011: Solutions for Multilingual Europe, June 27/28 2011 in Budapest, 
Hungary, http://www.meta-forum.eu.

Industry Exhibition

The Industry Exhibition which will run concurrent with the main 
conference will feature presentations and demonstrations from large and 
small businesses working across the field of Language Technologies as 
well as showcasing recent R&D work carried out in EU-funded projects (a 
few slots are still available!).

Highlights

The program includes presentations and panel discussions with 
representatives of IBM, Google, Daimler, Vodafone, several governments 
(Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Catalonia, India, 
South Africa), the European Patent Office and the European Commission, 
among others. Research presentations give an overview of the current 
state of multilingual Language Technology in Europe. META-NET's open 
resource exchange facility META-SHARE and a Strategic Research Agenda 
(SRA) for multilingual Europe will be presented. The SRA for European LT 
will be of utmost importance in laying the foundation for the next 
decade of funding on the national and international level, especially 
with regard to the final stages of FP7 and the next Framework Programme 
starting in 2014.

Free Registration

Registration for META-FORUM 2011 is free, but online pre-registration at 
http://www.meta-net.eu/events/meta-forum-2011/registration is essential. 
If you wish to avail of one of the remaining slots at the industry 
exhibition please contact us.

Help shape the future of multilingual Europe at META-FORUM 2011. As 
Europeans, we must ask ourselves what would we be without our languages? 
Have your say at META-FORUM 2011: Solutions for Multilingual Europe.

We're convinced that META-FORUM 2011 will mark a cornerstone both for 
Multilingual Europe and for the European LT landscape and look forward 
to seeing you in Budapest!

Contact

META-NET
http://www.meta-net.eu

Hans Uszkoreit, DFKI
Coordinator

Georg Rehm, DFKI
Network Manager
georg.rehm@dfki.de

-- 
John Judge

Centre for Next Generation Localisation
META-NET CIO

Email: jjudge@computing.dcu.ie
Phone: +353 1 700 6729
Mob: +353 87 218 9093
Skype: jjudge2
http://www.cngl.ie
http://www.meta-net.eu
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