| Category: ||E-Conf |
| Subject: ||LangTech 2003 |
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| Email: ||langtech2003_(on)_elda.fr |
| Date received: ||01 Sep 2003 |
| Deadline: ||08 Sep 2003 |
| Start date: ||24 Nov 2003 |
********** Approaching deadline for early-bird registration! **********
Register before 8th September to benefit from reduced registration fees
applicable to attendees and exhibiting companies and join us at LangTech
2003, the industrial and commercial forum for speech and language
24-25 November 2003
Paris, Meridien Montparnasse Hotel
SMEs wishing to take advantage of the "pitch" sessions and enter the
competition to win the LangTech award for the best industrial
also contact us at langtech2003_(on)_elda.fr before 8th
On 24th November 2003, the French Minister for Research and New
Technologies, Mrs Claudie Haigner and the European Commissioner for
Enterprise and the Information Society, Mr Erkki Liikanen, have been
invited to open the forum.
The conference programme is currently being finalised, but we are happy
announce today that Mr Paul Ricci, ScanSoft CEO and Chairman, will be
the keynote speaker on the first day.
Further updates on the programme will be disseminated shortly and made
available on the web site, www.lang-tech.org.
Furthermore, a number of companies have already confirmed their
participation in the LangTech 2003 exhibition, including ScanSoft (USA),
Systran (France), Babel Technologies (Belgium), Atlas (Spain),
(Hungary), Vecsys (France), DFKI (Germany), CEA LIST (France).
ELDA, the Evaluations and Language resources Distribution Agency, is
organising the 2nd edition of the LangTech forum. LangTech 2003 is
dedicated to commercial and technical aspects of speech and language
technologies and is therefore a market-oriented forum.
Both industrial and academic representatives involved in the
deployment and exploitation of spoken and written language technologies
will be present at LangTech 2003.
This exciting and informative event will be held in Paris, at Meridien
Montparnasse Hotel, on November 24-25 2003.
LangTech 2003 will capitalise on previous achievements, and address the
state of play from an industrial and R&D perspective. Above all, it
demonstrate the potential for language and speech technologies to help
improve business processes, highlighting the business needs and
LangTech will cover areas related to voice technologies and
knowledge management and the semantic web, as well as multilingual
of developed technologies. Indeed, speech and language technologies are
already widely used for example in. machine translation, document
retrieval, voice-control, speech recognition and digital content
In addition to key presentations from leading industrial players, an
exhibition will be organised during the two-day
conference, where cutting-edge companies can showcase their products,
services and applications. LangTech 2003
will also include elevator pitch sessions, where SMEs and start-ups
involved in HLT will be able to present their
companies and products, as well as panels to discuss the key issues
affecting the market.
Join us at LangTech 2003, and take full advantage of the LangTech 2003
exhibition area to showcase your products, meet your clients, and
your activities. You can contact us, at langtech2003_(on)_elda.fr.
If you would like to submit a proposal for the SME sessions, you will
more information and guidelines on the
LangTech 2003 web site, at http://www.lang-tech.org.
The SME presentations aim to attract potential customers and/or
and are judged by a panel of experts:
the best SME presentations will receive an award at the end of the
Registration forms both for attendees and exhibitors are available on
web. Registrations received before September 8, 2003 will benefit from
a discounted early bird delegate fee of Euro 525, a discount of 100
(Academic rate: Euro 325, Special price for Delegates from Accession
We also offer our partners sponsorship opportunities. For more
please contact us at langtech2003_(on)_elda.fr.
The pace of commercial deployment and near-market maturity of speech and
language technologies over the last few years led to the initial
forum last September in Berlin in order to showcase advancements
and bring developers, entrepreneurs and researchers together with
integrators, investors and corporations.
LangTech 2002 was attended by some 330 participants from over 33
and across five continents. The programme featured presentations given
representatives of over 70 companies, from 20 nations. Most importantly,
nearly two-thirds of LangTech attendees came from industry or
The programme also included keynote speeches from major industrial
as well as 23 SME elevator pitch sessions which aimed to attract
venture capital interest. There was also an exhibition in which 20
European companies participated.
Complete information on LangTech 2002 can be viewed from the following