Unfortunately, I have to announce to you that we cannot hold LREC2020 in May in Marseille. It is a very hard decision, after all the work that has been put towards LREC by all the authors, all the reviewers, and also us organisers, the Local Organisers, the Program Committee and the ELRA Board. As you can imagine it was not an easy decision, but we had to take it because of the gravity of the Covid-19 pandemic and out of respect for your safety and health. We were not prepared, as many other organisers were not, for such a difficult situation, I’m not afraid to admit this. We must act responsibly and for this reason we must announce this now, even if it’s not sure yet what can be done next. We are considering all the options.
The only thing we know for sure is that we will work to publish the Proceedings as planned in May. Your efforts as authors and reviewers will not be lost.
Even if we all know that the value of LREC goes much beyond this, it is in the networking, the crowded poster sessions, the exchange of ideas, also the gathering in the social events (exactly all what we can’t do now).
What will happen next? I tell you the truth, we don’t know yet for sure. We will look into different possibilities, but we are working hard on finding solutions to organize anyway LREC later on in Marseille. We are open to receiving ideas from our community.
We will send you as soon as possible details about the registration fees.
I am sorry to send you such a message. We are living a difficult moment that affects countless aspects of everyday life, full of uncertainties for its evolution. I embrace you all (virtually is still possible).
Stay safe and strong!
LREC General Chair
Issues in the design, construction and use of LRs: text, speech, sign, gesture, image, in single or multimodal/multimedia data
Guidelines, standards, best practices and models for LRs interoperability
Methodologies and tools for LRs construction and annotation
Methodologies and tools for extraction and acquisition of knowledge
Ontologies, terminology and knowledge representation
LRs and Semantic Web (including Linked Data, Knowledge Graphs, etc.)
LRs and Crowdsourcing
Metadata for LRs and semantic/content mark-up
Exploitation of LRs in systems and applications
Sign language, multimedia information and multimodal communication
LRs in systems and applications such as: information extraction, information retrieval, audio-visual and multimedia search, speech dictation, meeting transcription, Computer Aided Language Learning, training and education, mobile communication, machine translation, speech translation, summarisation, semantic search, text mining, inferencing, reasoning, sentiment analysis/opinion mining, etc.
Interfaces: (speech-based) dialogue systems, natural language and multimodal/multisensory interactions, voice-activated services, etc.
Use of (multilingual) LRs in various fields of application like e-government, e-participation, e-culture, e-health, mobile applications, digital humanities, social sciences, etc.
Industrial LRs requirements
User needs, LT for accessibility
LRs in the age of deep neural networks
Semi-supervised, weakly-supervised and unsupervised machine learning approaches
Representation Learning for language
Techniques for (semi-)automatically generating training data
Cross-language NLP & Cross-domain NLP with reduction of human effort
Issues in LT evaluation
LT evaluation methodologies, protocols and measures
Validation and quality assurance of LRs
Benchmarking of systems and products
Usability evaluation of HLT-based user interfaces and dialogue systems
User satisfaction evaluation
General issues regarding LRs & Evaluation
International and national activities, projects and initiatives
Priorities, perspectives, strategies in national and international policies for LRs
Multilingual issues, language coverage and diversity, less-resourced languages
Open, linked and shared data and tools, open and collaborative architectures
Replicability and reproducibility issues
Organisational, economical, ethical and legal issues
31 October 2019: Submission of proposals for panels, workshops and tutorials
2 December 2019: Submission of proposals for oral and poster papers
13 February 2020: Notification of acceptance for oral and poster/demo papers
13 March 2020: Final Submission of accepted oral and poster/demo papers