techLING is an international conference devoted to the application of technology to languages. We are looking for contributions that present different technology-based approaches, both academic and non-academic, to the study, use and commercialization of languages.
We welcome paper and poster proposals that fall under one or more of the following topics*, which we have grouped into four main tracks:
Track 1: Translation and Interpreting
- Machine Translation (MT) tools
- Computer-assisted Translation (CAT) tools
- Mentoring and e-Mentoring
- Terminology and Information Management
- The use of corpora for translation practice and research
- Remote interpreting
- Computer-assisted interpreting and in interpreter training
- Corpus-based interpreting studies
- Speech recognition technology
Track 2: Language Teaching
- Digital teaching resources
- Mobile learning
- Distance learning
- Languages for specific purposes
- Flipped classroom
- Digital game-based language learning
Track 3: Natural language processing
- Computational linguistics
- Summarization and question answering
- Dialog processing
- Natural language processing and creative activity
- Machine in the loop for creative activities
Track 4: Psycholinguistics
- Language acquisition and learning
- Language teaching and disorders
- Computer-assisted speech therapy and rehabilitation
- Neurocognition and language
- Forensic profiles: pathologies and language
* Please note that the lists of subtopics under each main topic are intended as guidelines for submission, and hence are by no means exhaustive.
May 15, 2018: abstract submission
June 15, 2018: notification of acceptance
June 16 - July 31, 2018: early-bird registration
August 1 - September 30, 2018: late registration
November 30, 2018: paper submission
October 2-3, 2018: techLING conference
Each participant may submit up to two abstracts, which must not exceed 300 words nor five keywords, in one of the working languages of the conference (Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian and English). It is recommended that you follow APA guidelines, structuring the text as follows: identification of the topic, objective, methodology (sample, instrument and procedure), results and conclusion. In the abstract all sections should be presented in a concise manner, especially the Results section. If your study does not have an empirical basis, the abstract should have the structure of a theoretical study: identifying the theoretical approach or model and linking current and past results.
Until June 15, 2018 participants will be notified of the decision regarding acceptance of their abstract and whether it was accepted for the intended type of presentation or whether any changes have been suggested.
Upon notification of acceptance, participants should submit their full paper(s) to techLING2018@autonoma.pt within the stipulated deadline (see Important Dates). Accepted papers will be published regardless of presentation type.
• Track 1 and track 3 papers will be published in a Digital Humanities journal. Papers must be in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish or Italian;
• Track 2 papers will be published in indexed journal Diacrítica. Papers must be in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish;
• Track 4 papers will be published in indexed journal PSIQUE. Papers must be in Portuguese, English French or Spanish;
Participants should submit an original, well-organized paper with a solid theoretical background, observing the guidelines of the journal to which they wish to submit their paper(s). The guidelines of the relevant journals will be announced in this section in due course.
Organization of the sessions
Each participant should ensure oral or written presentation of their paper(s), according to the time slot scheduled in the program. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes for papers and 5 minutes for posters. There will be a moderator for each table and there will be a period of discussion at the end of the presentations, for every session. The norms will be stated clearly at the beginning of each session.
Participants should bring their PowerPoint presentations to upload to the computers that will be in the conference rooms for each session. The organization of the PowerPoint presentation is entirely up to the speakers.
Best paper award
For the first time, this year’s edition of techLING will feature a best paper award per track. The best paper awards will be announced during the conference closing session, before the beginning of techLING+.
Early-bird registration (until July 31, 2018): €100
Late registration (until September 30, 2018): €120
Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students of UMinho: free
Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students of UAL: free
Additional paper: €40
Attendance only (without presentation): €50
- the registration fee is the same for paper and poster presentations;
- online registration is required for all cases;
- the registration fee includes: coffee breaks, conference material, certificate and paper publication;
- conference participants who also wish to attend techLING+ (with or without accreditation) must register and pay separately (see techLING+ tab > Registration fees). All techLING+ activities will be in Portuguese.
The 3rd International Conference techLING is a platform for the dissemination and promotion of startups related to the fields of languages, linguistics, psycholinguistics and natural language processing.
> How to participate?
The conference program will include a slot dedicated to start-up presentations, with a maximum duration of 10 minutes, which may or may not be accompanied by visual aids (slides, poster or other).
Candidates must register via the online form available here. The registration fee is €40 per start-up. The form includes the field 'Abstract', where applicants should enter a brief text identifying the start-up and its mission statement.