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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Global Understanding in Multilingual, Multimodal and Multimedia contexts (GUM3)
Email:   b.williams_(on)_bangor.ac.uk
Date received:   22 May 2008
Deadline:   30 May 2008
Start date:   22 Aug 2008

Global Understanding in Multilingual, Multimodal and Multimedia contexts (GUM3) =============================================================================== August 22-23, 2008 Bangor University, Wales, UK 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 Languages, to be held at the Bangor University 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 used? * 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for UNESCO Call for papers: Full papers and poster submissions are invited for peer-review that present original and unpublished contributions to the themes of: * protection, curation and preservation of languages and cultures * resources for less-resourced languages * infrastructural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 30, 2008 (extended) Notification 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_(at)_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 Psycholinguistics 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 details. 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 travel. 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.

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