The Future of Localisation Services
The 15th Annual Internationalisation and Localisation Conference
organised by the Localisation Research Centre (LRC) & supported
by the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
International XLIFF Symposium
22-23-24 September 2010
Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel,
Special Asia Online Workshop
The Localisation Research Centre would like to thank
all speakers, exhibitors and attendees that made this year's conference a
the completed conference proceedings (including slides) 17mb PDF File
The Future of
As the localisation industry looks to communities and ‘the cloud’ for future resources, the Localisation Research Centre (LRC) invites you to join us at our 15th Annual Internationalisation and Localisation Conference to examine the implications for researchers, service providers, publishers and professionals involved in localisation.
What does the future hold for localisation as the industry moves into the cloud? With ‘automatic translation’ offered by search providers and volunteer translations flowing from enormous online communities, what is the impact of people taking translation and localisation for granted? How long until the concept of paying for translation or localisation as a service is moot, because ‘the crowd provides’? What happens when quality is no longer defined by professionals but by users?
Join us at LRC XV as we take a look into this Brave New World and hear from some of the biggest players in localisation on how they are preparing our industry for the challenges of the second decade of the 21st century.
LRC XV will also feature the First
International XLIFF Symposium. This will take place on 22nd September
2010. For more information on this symposium click
||Smith Yewell, CEO of Welocalize
will provide the first keynote speech of the the 2010 LRC conference.
The Future: Translation as an Open Utility.
Innovation drives change, and change drives innovation while companies the world over strive to best read the tea leaves of the future.
Which changes and innovations are impacting our industry the most? This session will discuss “The Future of Localisation Services” with
historical references such as modernization of the assembly line (Henry Ford), supply chain integration and automation (Walmart),
world-changing innovation (Apple) and world changing compassion and caring (The Rosetta Foundation) which all point towards opening-up
the translation industry and its maturity towards “translation as an open utility.”
||Jaap van Der Meer of TAUS
will give a strategic keynote speech to set the scene for the main
panel session of LRC XV.
Translation in the 21st Century.
It’s become a standing joke in technology crystal-ball gazing: fully automatic machine translation will be
available “within five years”, a prediction made regularly since the 1954. Well, this time it seems to be true.
In 2005 TAUS began bringing industry leaders together to promote greater technology awareness in the
translation field – an industry historically shy of the glint of machinery in its workflows. In 2008 we published
our white paper on Language Business Innovation, identifying translation automation, crowdsourcing, and
language-data sharing as key trends for the translation industry. And today, just two years later, we see the
green shoots of such change everywhere.
The speed of technology innovation is clearly accelerating. So in keeping with the venerable tradition of five-year plans, Jaap van der Meer will zoom in on the technologies and visions that will drive the translation
industry in the early 21st century. In his presentation Jaap van der Meer will combine his own perspectives
with insight from market leaders, language scientists and futurologists, as well as politics and
business strategists. Not a crystal ball, rather meticulous analysis of present and future
scenarios for the translation industry.
||Swaran Lata, the Director and head of the TDIL Programme in India will open Day 2 of the LRC conference with
India: a Global leader in the Multilingual Knowledge Economy.
An indigenous localisation industry, per-se, does not exist in India today. However, we predict a very bright future for India and the localisation industry. It is a necessity in a country where there is complexity in terms of 22 constitutionally recognized languages and many more languages which are prevalent in use.
Our vision of Localisation goes far beyond mere translation and must be supported by parallel technology development initiatives in order to reach the all citizens of the country including those in disadvantaged areas.
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find out how internationalisation and localisation can help their
The Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Support LRC XV
We are very happy to announce that the Centre
for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), is supporting LRC XV and
that all students, NGOs and Freelancers can avail of
a special discounted registration fee of €100 for the full conference.
Registration For LRC XV Is
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The Localisation Research Centre (LRC) provides a
comprehensive information service to the localisation industry;
conducts research and development in localisation and related areas,
such as language engineering; produces a range of publications
including Localisation Focus - the International Journal of
Localisation; and oversees a number of education and training
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