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Dates for Your Diary 2012

LRC XVII – 19-21 September, 2012 at the Carlton Castletroy Hotel, Limerick www.localisation.ie/conference

AGIS’12 – The 4th annual Action for Global Information Sharing (AGIS) conference will take place in Sri Lanka 10-11 December 2012. www.joinagis.org 

LRC Summer School 2012

This year the LRC ran their 10th Annual Summer School titled: Mobile Application Development & Localisation. This ran from 13th – 15th June in the Computer Science Building, University of Limerick. The 2012 edition of the LRC Summer School focused on the area of Mobile Applications. Over the three days sessions aimed to provided participants with a basic introduction to mobile application localisation and also provide a hands-on over of the development and localisation practices for the Android and Windows phone operating systems. More: - http://www.localisation.ie/resources/courses/summerschools/2012/index.htm

Thank you to all our attendees who travelled from near and far to attend our Summer School. Thank you also most sincerely to our facilitators.

Discussion Groups

Between February 2012 and May 2012 we have held Discussion Groups in the LRC. These have been given by our PhD students and Post Doctoral Researchers
Dr. Eoin Conchúir: No Comment -- Successfully interviewing study participants as a data collection method.
Dr. Ian O’Keeffe: Chi-Square statistical method for use with categorical data.
Dr. David Filip: Logical foundations of some key concepts of computer science and automation
Naoto Nishio: N11n and a service descriptor for L10n.
Asanka Wasala: An Empirical Framework for Evaluating Interoperability of Data Exchange Formats: A case study on XLIFF 
Lucia Morado: Experimental research using Translation Memories: planning, conducting and analysing. My own experience.
Lorcan Ryan: Global Diversity & Localisation Issues.

There are two more Discussion Groups coming up by Aram Morera Mesa and Solomon Gizaw. Dates to be decided.

MSc in Multilingual Computing and Localisation (Distance Learning)

17 January 2012
Build an exciting career in global technology and business development with people from around the world. www.localisation.ie/education
Contact: Reinhard Schäler (Course Leader) +353 61 202881 or email lrc@ul.ie more

Dates for Your Diary 2012

LRC Summer School – 13-15 June 2012 at the University of Limerick
LRC XVII – 19-21 September, 2012 at the Carlton Castletroy Hotel, Limerick
AGIS’12 – The 4th annual Action for Global Information Sharing (AGIS) conference will take place in Sri Lanka 10-11 December 2012.

AGIS '11

01-02 December 2011
Action for Global Information Sharing (AGIS) is an annual global event to promote access to information and knowledge for all. For the first time, AGIS ’11 connected Africa’s language industry and decision makers with the mainstream localization and translation industry and researchers more

LRC XVI Conference

22-23 September 2011
Vertical versus Virtual, 21st Century Localisation Strategies, The 16th Annual Internationalization and Localisation conference organized by the Localisation Research Centre more

Multilingual Web 3rd Workshop “A Local Focus for the Multilingual Web”

21-22 September 2011 
Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick. Colocated with LRC XVI Conference. Keynote: Daniel Glazman, W3C CSS Working Group Co-Chair. 

Summer School 2011 Computer and Video Game Localisation

30 May—02 June 2011 
enue: University of Limerick
Over the four days of this intensive Summer School, workshops and talks will be given by speakers from Corncrow Games AB, Big Fish Games, Enzyme Testing Labs, Guerilla Translations, Language Automation, Inc., Microsoft, Mi'pu'mi Games, OnLegends & Keywords International. more 

AGIS '10

1-7 December
Delhi, India (Action Week for Global Information Sharing) more

LRC - XV

23-24 September 2010 
Carlton Castletroy Hotel, The 15th Annual Internationalization and Localisation conference organized by the Localisation Research Centre more

Summer School 2010

May 2012
The LRC Summer School 2010 was cancelled due to the upheaval of the volcanic ash.

LRC XV Call For Papers

05 May 2010
The theme of this year's conference is The Future of Localisation Services and we are now inviting proposals for the main conference covering (but not limited to) the following or similar more

Free e-edition of Localisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation

26 April 2010
Localisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation Volume 8 Issue 1 is now available as free Digital Download thanks to the Centre for Next Generation Localisation more

CNGL Spring Scientific Review Meeting at LRC

05 April 2010
The 2010 CNGL Spring Scientific Committee Meeting will be hosted by the Localisation Research Centre at the University of Limerick on 27-28-29 April more

1st International XLIFF Symposium - LRC Pre-Conference

10 February 2010
The 1st International XLIFF Symposium will take place in Limerick on 22nd September 2010. This event will be the main pre-conference activity for the 15th Annual Internationalisation and Localisation Conference organised by the LRC. more

LRC XV Conference - Brave New World - 23-24 September 2010

01 February 2010
The LRC have announced that the 15th Annual Internationalisation and Localisation conference organised by the LRC will be titled Brave New World and will look at the theme of The Future of Localisation Services more 

LRC 2010 Professional Development Courses

04 January 2010
The LRC 2010 Professional Development Courses will take place at the University of Limerick from 18-20 January 2010 and will feature workshops on ACROSS Language Server, Alchemy Catalyst and MemoQ. For more details contact lrc@ul.ie 

LRC Christmas Closure

16 December 2009
The Localisation Research Centre will close for Christmas at 5pm on Friday December 21 and Reopen at 9am on Monday January 4th. We wish all our friends and colleagues a Merry Christmas

Rosetta Foundation - North American Launch

20 October 2009
The North American launch of the Rosetta Foundation took take place at the Localization World conference in Santa Clara, California on October 20, 2009 more

Select presentations from LRC XV now Online

10 October 2009
A selection of presentations from the 2009 LRC Conference are now online in case you missed this essential event. more

14th Annual LRC Conference A Huge Success

25 September 2009
Many thanks to all the speakers and attendees that made this LRC conference a fantastic success. We hope to see you next year when we try to make the conference even better! more 

LRC Award Winners Announced

24 September 2009
The winners of the LRC Best Thesis and LRC Best Scholar Award 2009 were announced at LRC XIV more

The Rosetta Foundation Officially Launched at AGIS 09

21 September 2009
The Europeean Launch of the Rosetta Foundation took place this week at the Action Week for Global Information Sharing event at the University of Limerick in Ireland more

AGIS ‘09 & the Rosetta Foundation Support LRC XIV

17 June 2009
We are very happy to announce that the Action Week for Global Information Sharing 2009(AGIS) and the Rosetta Foundation are supporting Localisation in the Cloud and have arranged that all students, NGOs and Freelancers can avail of a special discounted registration fee of €100 for the full conference. more

LRC XIV Conference Announced - Localisation in the Cloud

03 February 2009
The Localisation Research Centre (LRC) is happy to announce that the 14th Internationalisation and Localisation Conference organised by the the LRC, will take place on 24-25 September 2009 at the Clarion Hotel, in Limerick City, Ireland. The theme of this year's conference is Localisation in The Cloud and the conference aims to look at the application of cloud based computing and software as a service concepts to the software localisation industry.more

Call for Papers for LRC XIII Conference

10 July 2008
We are now inviting proposals for papers for the 13th Internationalisation and Localisation Conference organised by the Localisation Research Centre. The theme for this year's conference will be Localisation4All, and the conference will focus on the provision of quality localisation services for people world-wide. more

Registration closed for 2008 LRC Summer School

24 June 2008
All places at the 2008 LRC Summer School have been filled and registration is now closed. We look forward to meeting the summer school participants on the 29th July. 

13th Annual LRC Conference Announced

05 June 2008
LRC XIII, the 13th Internationalisation and Localisation Conference organised by the Localisation Research Centre, will take place on 02-03 October 2008 at the Marino Institute of Education in Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland with a pre-conference day taking place in Dublin on 01 October. more

Microsoft funded MSc Project at the Localisation Research Centre (LRC), UL 

23 May 2008
Funding by Microsoft has become available to the LRC for a suitable candidate to complete an MSc by Research during the 2008/2009 academic year at the University of Limerick. Research will be carried out on one of the three projects described below.

2008 LRC Summer School (in association with TILP CLP) Announced

08 May 2008
The 7th LRC Internationalisation and Localisation Summer School will take place at the University of Limerick from 29 July to 01 August 2008. Offered in conjunction with The Institute of Localisation Professional (TILP) Certified Localisation Professional Programme (CLP), this course will provide participants with an introduction to the most important concepts in Software Localisation and Internationalisation... more

Indian Government IT Delegation visit the LRC

12 November 2007
The Localisation Research Centre at the University of Limerick in Ireland was visited by a delegation from India last week (12th November). Ms Swaran Lata of the Department of IT and Mr Mahesh Kulkarni of CDAC Pune are visited the LRC and met with it's director and staff to find out whether its experience could help India to facilitate localisation of digital content into India’s 22 official languages. more

LRC XII Conference Presentations Online

01 October 2007
Presentations from the successful LRC XII conference are now online for those of you that missed the event. The LRC would like to thank all of the attendees and presenters that attended this year's event and make LRC XII such a fantastic experience. Presentations

LRC Award Winners Announced

27 September 2007
The winners of the 2007 LRC Best Thesis and Scholar awards have been announced at the LRC XII conference in Dublin. The LRC would like to congratulate Asgeir Frimannsson and Federico Gaspari, the 2007 Award winners.

Full Programme for LRC XII online

24 August 2007
The full programme for the 12th Annual Internationalisation and Localisation Conference organised by the Localisation Research Centre is now online. Click here for more details

Keynote Speakers Announced for LRC XII

25 July 2007
David Rojas of Tegic Communications and Dr Thomas Arend of Google have been announced as the keynote speakers at the LRC XII Localisation Research Forum which will take place in Dublin, Ireland on 27-28 September 2007. more

Staff Departure

30 June 2007
Michael Bourke will leave the LRC on 30 June 2007. Michael joined the LRC in 2003 and was instrumental in the success of  both the ELECT and IGNITE projects as well as providing the technological expertise behind a number of other LRC ventures. We wish Michael all the best in future and thank him for his outstanding work during his time here.  

Successful IGNITE Review

26 June 2007
The final review for the IGNITE project took place in Luxembourg on 26th June. The project was deemed a success and the LRC will endeavour to further develop the important work started in the project. more

Reduced fees for UL Global computing and localisation programmes

25 May 2007
The University of Limerick has just announced that the Irish Higher Education Authority (HEA) is making significant funding available to its recently launched new postgraduate programmes in Global Computing and Localisation....more

TILP News

24 May 2007
The first of TILP's Publishers’ Engineering Network Meetings "The Symantec Experience" took place on 24 May 2007 at Symantec in Dublin, Ireland. This meeting...more

15 May 2007
The inaugural Irish Localisation Directors Forum took place on 15 May 2007 and was coordinated by TILP Fellow Brian Kelly. more

New Website for Best Global Website Award

20 May 2007
The LRC, in collaboration with Euro RSCG 4D, Europe's largest interactive advertising agency, has launched a new version of www.bestglobalwebsiteaward.com

2007 LRC Conference Announced

16 April 2007
The 12th Annual Internationalisation and Localisation Conference organised by the Localisation Research Centre will take place in Dublin, Ireland on 27-28 September 2007. more

Two New Localisation Programmes Announced at the University of Limerick 

01 April 2007
Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned translator — if you want to study the localisation, the University of Limerick is the premier institution for localisation education more

LRC at LISA Forum Asia 

03 March 2007
The Localisation Research Centre (LRC) and the EU IGNITE Project will be represented in Beijing, China at the LISA Forum Asia, when manager Karl Kelly and developer Michael Bourke present on the IGNITE project. If attending the conference why not drop by and say ahello. Bejing, China 12-15 March. 

Staff Departure 

14 February 2007
Kevin Bargary has recently moved on from the LRC. Kevin has been a valuable  member of the LRC for over two years and his enthusiasm, professionalism and good humour will be missed at the LRC. We wish him all the best in all his future career.

New Look for Localisation Focus

7 January 2007
The Localisation Research Centre (LRC) is currently preparing the first issue of the new look Localisation Focus—The International Journal of Localisation. For more details click here.

Important Dates for your Diary in 2006


25 & 26 October 2006
The 11th Annual International Localisation Conference and Industry Exhibition organised by the LRC
Dublin, Ireland

15-17 November 2006
The 30th Internationalization & Unicode Conference, IUC 30
Washington D.C, USA

Localisation Research Centre (LRC) – South Africa

13 July 2006

South Africa’s largest university and one of the largest distance universities in the world, the University of South Africa (Unisa), and the University of Limerick’s Localisation Research Centre (LRC) announce their intention to establish closer links between the two institutions to promote internationalisation and localisation–related research and teaching...more

Google look to UL in search for I18N Project Manager

14 June 2006

“The University of Limerick has been highly recommended as the premier academic institution that teaches the best minds in the localisation/internationalisation business,” according to Cyndy Cartwright of Korn/Ferry International, who is working closely with Google to find a project manager to internationalise all of Google’s products globally...more

New LRC Manager

5 May 2006

The LRC has appointed Karl Kelly as its new manager on 5th May 2006. Karl is a graduate of the University of Limerick and its Localisation Programme.

LOTS Distribution

19 April 2006
LRC launches Localisation Tools and Technologies Distribution

The Localisation Research Centre (LRC) at the University of Limerick announces the release of the LOTS Satellite Distribution, a unique collection of localisation tools and technologies from six leading developers worth tens of thousands of euro, which will be distributed to selected Partner Universities by the LRC free-of-charge...more

LRC Malaysia

19 April 2006
Memorandum of Understanding
The leading Malaysian University, the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak at Kuching (UNIMAS), and the University of Limerick’s Localisation Research Centre (LRC) establish closer links between the two institutions to promote internationalisation and localisation–related research and teaching...more

Education

16 February 2006
Professional Development Courses
From the 13th to the 16th of February, the LRC ran four Professional Development courses for students of the Graduate Diploma in Software Localisation at the University of Limerick

localisation.ie

16 January 2006
LRC Website Redesign
The LRC website recently underwent a layout redesign with the aim of providing improved readability and accessibility. If you have any comments about this redesign please let us know at LRC@ul.ie 

IGNITE

16 December 2005
IGNITE Working Conference
The First Working Conference on Localisation Standards Verification took place in Dublin on 14 & 15 December 2005. Click here for further details about IGNITE. Email LRC@ul.ie if you wish to join the IGNITE Contact Group.

LRC Seminar Series

21 November 2005
Globalisation engineering at Sun Microsystems Ireland...details

16 November 2005
Game development and localisation - Vivendi Universal Games... details

LRC - Brasil

Thursday, 10 November 2005
LRC establishes link with leading Brazilian University Centre GeNESS (UFSC)
The Localisation Research Centre (LRC), represented by its Director Reinhard Schäler, and the Centro de Geração de Novos Empreendimentos em Software e Serviços (GeNESS) , represented by its General Coodinator José Eduardo de Lucca, today signed a memorandum of understanding at Latin America’s primary internationalisation and localisation event, LISE 2005, declaring their intention to establish at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) an office of the LRC, LRC - Brasil... more

Conference

15 September 2005
LRC - X a resounding success
LRC X  took place at the University of Limerick, Ireland on 13 and 14 September. Read the presentations, listen to the speakers and view the photographs.

Awards

16 September 2005
9th Annual LRC Best Thesis Award
The winner of the 2005 Annual Best Thesis award is Asgeir Frimannsson, a student of Queensland University of Technology. Asgeir's thesis can be viewed here.

3rd LRC Best Global Website Award
The 2005 LRC Annual Best Global Website Award was presented ex aequo to two winners - www.mondialogo.org and www.axelsiquiero.com. Click here for further details about the winning entries and the runners up.

3rd LRC Best Localisation Scholar Award
The winner of the 2005 LRC Best Scholar Award is Abdalghani Mushtaha, a student of the Free University of Brussels. Click here for further details on Abdalghani's proposal and past winners.

Summer School

17 June 2005
The University of Limerick was the venue for LRC Summer School 2005, the 5th such event run by the LRC, which took place from the 13th to the 16th of June. It covered all aspects of localisation and internationalisation as well as featuring contributions from TILP experts on the realities of working in the localisation industry. Attendees came from as far afield as India and America (North and South) with Continental Europe and Ireland also represented.

In a departure from the format of previous years, the core of Summer School 2005 was composed of two one-day courses on Localisation and Internationalisation that were developed ‘in-house’ by the LRC. These courses aimed to give participants a practical introduction to the work that takes place when preparing a software product for release into an international market. For more information click here

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LRC Industry News Transfers To ELECTOnline

01 March 2005
From March 2005, the Industry News section on www.localisation.ie will cease to be updated. Our Industry News archives will remain online but all further news updates will be transferred to ELECTOnline, the ultimate resource for finding information on localisation.
 
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