Slovenian Language Technologies Society
                     Information Society - IS 2006

               Fifth Slovenian and First International
                              IS-LTC 2006

                          October 9 - 10, 2006
                          Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Slovenian Language Technologies Society invites contributions to its
biennial conference to be held in the scope of the Information Society -
IS 2006, taking place October 9 - 13, 2006 at the Jožef Stefan Institute
in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

This event is the fifth in the series of Slovenian Language Technologies
Conferences, now for the first time organised as an international
conference, with an international programme committee.

The official languages of the conference are English and Slovene. The
conference will be organised in two tracks, one for contributions in
English, and the other for those in Slovenian. The accepted papers will
be published in printed proceedings, as well as on-line, on the conference
Web site

Conference Topics
We invite papers from academia, government, and industry on all areas of
traditional interest to the HLT community, as well as related fields,
including but not limited to:
    * development, standardisation and use of language resources
    * speech technologies
    * machine translation and other multi- and cross-lingual processing
    * semantic web and knowledge representation related HLT
    * statistical and machine learning of language models
    * information retrieval and extraction, question answering
    * HLT applications
    * presentations of HLT related projects

Invited speakers
   Nick Campbell
    Chief Researcher, Media Information Science Laboratories
    ATR, Japan
    Title of talk: TBA

   Steven Krauwer
    Coordinator of ELSNET (European Network of Excellence in Human
    Language Technologies)
    Utrecht University, Netherlands
    Title of talk: Strengthening the smaller languages in Europe

Guidelines for Submissions
Submitted papers should present original research relevant to the field
of human language technologies. Overview papers on HLT research and
applications are also welcome.

The contributions should be written in English or Slovene. They should
be 4 or 6 pages long and formatted according to the conference style
guidelines, which are available from the conference Web site.

The papers will be published in printed proceedings, as well as on-line,
on the conference Web site. Some papers will be chosen for re-submission
to the journal Informatica.

Important Dates
    June 25th      paper submission deadline
    August 20th    notification to authors
    September 15th camera ready submission
    October 9 - 10 conference

Programme Committee
    * Jan Cernocký, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno Technical
      University (Czech Republic)
    * Christoph Draxler, Institute of Phonetics and Speech
      Communication, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich (Germany)
    * Tomaž Erjavec (chair), Dept. of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef
      Stefan Institute (Slovenia)
    * Sadaoki Furui, Graduate School of Information Science and
      Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
    * Carmen Garcia-Mateo, ETSI Telecomunicacion, Vigo University (Spain)
    * Vojko Gorjanc, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
    * Nancy Ide, Department of Computer Science, Vassar College (USA)
    * Bojan Imperl, Iskratel Ltd (Slovenia)
    * Ivo Ipsić, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka (Croatia)
    * Zdravko Kačič, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer
      Science, University of Maribor (Slovenia)
    * Adam Kilgarriff, Lexical Computing Ltd (UK)
    * Jin-Dong Kim, Tsujii Laboratory, University of Tokyo (Japan)
    * Cvetana Krstev, Arts Faculty, University of Belgrade (Serbia and
    * Siegfried Kunzmann, EMEA voice technology Development, IBM
    * Gianni Lazzari, Interactive Sensory Systems Division, ITC-irst
    * Jean-Pierre Martens, Department of Electronics and Information
      Systems, University of Gent (Belgium)
    * Dunja Mladenić, Dept. of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan
      Institute (Slovenia)
    * France Mihelič, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of
      Ljubljana (Slovenia)
    * Joao Paulo Neto, Spoken Language Laboratory, INESC-ID (Portugal)
    * Elmar Nöth, Technical Faculty, Friedrich-Alexander University
      Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
    * Karel Pala, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University (Czech
    * Marko Stabej, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
    * Tomaž Šef, Dept. for Intelligent Systems, Jožef Stefan Institute
    * Rastislav Šuštaršič, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
    * Marko Tadić, Department of linguistics, University of Zagreb
    * Jörg Tiedemann, Alfa-Informatica, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    * Dan Tufiş, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence,
      Romanian Academy (Romania)
    * Tamás Váradi, Linguistics Institute, Hungarian Academy of
      Sciences (Hungary)
    * Špela Vintar, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
    * Andreja Žele, Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language,
      ZRC-SAZU (Slovenia)
    * Jerneja Žganec Gros (chair), Alpineon Ltd (Slovenia)

Organising Committee
Tomaž Erjavec, Jožef Stefan Institute
Vojko Gorjanc, University of Ljubljana
Jerneja Žganec Gros, Alpineon

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