Owerwhelming Interest with more than 260 Registrations from Representatives in Industry and Research
Challenges for Multilingual Europe
The META-NET initiative invited the Language Technology Community to meet at META-FORUM 2010 – “Challenges for Multilingual Europe” – the first edition of a strategic European conference aimed at a massive and concerted joint action with regard to assembling and mobilizing stakeholders from all Language Technology areas. The event took place on November 17/18, 2010 at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium.
META-NET is a Network of Excellence, which is forging the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance (META) to build a strong European community around Language Technologies. By working together to provide grand visions and a strategic research agenda for Language Technology in Europe, META-NET is reaching out to a fragmented community of diverse stakeholders to help foster the technological foundations of the European information society.
META-Forum 2010 took place in the heart of the European capital, Brussels. The event provided a focal point for bringing together Language Technology experts from research and industry, users and also providers of Language Technology solutions, along with language communities, educators and local and European policy makers. The first steps towards building a strategic research agenda for LT has been presented, along with a demonstration of META-SHARE, META-NET’s open resource exchange infrastructure. This year META-FORUM also played host to an information session detailing important information on the upcoming calls from the European Commission.
META-FORUM 2010 Keynote Speakers:
- Georg Artelsmair (EPO, Germany)
- Bill Dolan (Microsoft, USA)
- Yota Georgakopoulou (ECI, UK)
- Swaran Lata (IT Dept., Gov., India)
META-FORUM served as a gathering point for diverse communities of interest to meet and discuss developments, problems and opportunities presented by the challenges of a modern and multilingual Europe. However, META-FORUM was not just a great networking opportunity. The interactive sessions, panel discussions and the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance provided the perfect platform to have a say and speak directly with decision makers, researchers, representatives from the industry and also policy makers.
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