Personal tools
You are here: Home Conferences

18th EFNIL Conference, Cavtat

 

 Announcement of

the 18th Annual Conference of EFNIL

6 – 8 October 2021 in Cavtat/Dubrovnik, Croatia

 

Preliminary Programme


The Role of National Language Institutions in the Digital Age

 

Wednesday 6 October

14.00 – 16.00 Arrival of delegation members – registration – coffee/tea and lunch

16.00 – 17.30 General Assembly for EFNIL members (Part 1)

18.00  – 19.00 Cavtat tour

19.30: Welcome reception

 

Thursday 7 October

09.00-09.30 Registration – coffee/tea

09.30 – 10.40 Opening session

09.30 – 10.10 Welcome address by 

Addresses by:

Local organisers

Local officials

Johan Van Hoorde, President of EFNIL: introduction to the conference

10.10 – 10.40 Philippe Gelin: tba

 

10.40 – 11.00 Coffee break

 

11.00 – 12.45 Thematic session 1: Language Resources and technologies

11.00 – 11.35 Marko Tadić: Current pan-European Language Technologies initiatives: an opportunity for low-resourced languages

11.35 – 11.50 Frieda Steurs: The Dutch language: research and policy the digital age

11.50 – 12.05 Rickard Domeij: National infrastructure for the languages of Sweden – past, present and future

12.05 – 12.20 Dr. Anželika Gaidienė: Lithuanian Language Technology Landscape: from documents till language technologies

12.20 – 12.45 General discussion

Moderation: Tamás Váradi, Ludwig Eichinger

 

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch break

 

13.45 – 15.30 Thematic session 2: The political role of national language institutions

13.45 – 14.20 Prof. Trond Trosterud: Normative language work in the age of machine learning 

14.20 – 14.35 Prof. Neasa Ní Chiaráin: Digital Plan for Irish

14.35 – 14.50 Isabella Tamba: The role of the Institutes of the Romanian Academy in the digitisation process of the linguistic research

14.50 – 15.05 Prof. Marek Łaziński, Polish language resources and their role in the description of the language change and establishing the new norm

15.05 – 15.30 General discussion

Moderation: Júlia Choleva, Ase Wetas

 

15.30 – 15.55 Coffee break

 

15.55 – 17.30 Thematic session 3: Language research and language planning in relation to future trends and industrial development in language-centric Artificial Intelligence

15.55 – 16.40 Prof. Hans Uszkoreit, Dr. Feiyu Xu: Demand for NLP Applications in the Enterprise World with special attention to linguistic diversity and to latest developments such as the impact of very large language models

16.40 – 16.55 Andreas Witt, Paweł Kamocki: The Future is now. The Digital Transformation in the German Linguistics Community and the Key Role of the Leibniz Institute for the German Language

16.55 – 17.10 Moritz Sommet: The digital language research landscape in multilingual Switzerland

17.10 – 17.30 General discussion

Moderation: Sabine Kirchmeier, Johan Van Hoorde

 

18.00  – 19.00 Cavtat - Dubrovnik boat ride

19.00  – 20.00 Dubrovnik sightseeing

20.00 - 20.40  Address by Dubrovnik mayor in palace Sponza, concert: classical music (Sorkočević)

20.45 Dinner at Gradska kavana 

 

Friday 8 October

09.00 – 10.45 European Language Equality

09.00 – 09.30 Andy Way: The European Language Equality Project

09.30 – 10.00 Per Langgård: How to struggle for a digital future - the case of Greenlandic

 

10.00 – 11.45 Panel discussion

Marko Tadic, Philippe Gelin, Hans Uszkoreit, Rickard Domeij, Feiyu Xu, Sabine Kirchmeier, Frieda Steurs

 

Moderation: Kristina Despot, Zeljko Jozic

 

10.45 – 11.10 Coffee/tea break

 

11.10 – 12.40 Master Thesis Award winners

11.10 – 11.20 Sabine Kirchmeier: Introduction of the MTA

11.20 – 11.45 Agnes Kim: Language and Society in Change. A Historical-Sociolinguistic Investigation Using the Example of the Marchfeld (Lower Austria) in the Early 20th Century

11.45 – 12.10 Pia Nilsson: Language in the Museum. An investigation of the views held by the public and by language experts on a Swedish language museum

12.10 – 12.35 Anne-Mieke Thieme: Multilingual The Hague: Municipal language policy, politics, and practice

12.35 – 12.45 Sabine Kirchmeier: Delivering the certificates

Moderation: Sabine Kirchmeier, Ase Wetas

 

12.45 – 13.30 General Assembly for EFNIL members (Part 2 Election of a new Executive Committee) followed by coffee/tea and lunch. 

 

(For delegates that have to leave before the end there will be a packed lunch available.)

 
Document Actions