17th Annual LRC Internationalisation & Localisation Conference
20-21 September 2012
Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel
pre-conference Solas Workshop 19 September - Click here for details
Including CNGL Localisation Innovation Showcase
The 17th Annual Internationalisation and Localisation Conference organised by the Localisation Research Centre (LRC) will take place from 20-21 September 2012 at the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick, Ireland.
Click on the links below to see PDFs of selected conference presentations
|Antoine Rey, Welocalize & Marion Mordenti, HP
Terminology Crowdsourcing at HP
|Tony Allen, Intel
Enabling Multilingual Collaboration Through Machine Translation
|Claire Mc Caul, Symantec
Translation in the Community
|Shane Nolan,IDA Ireland
IDA Activities in High Growth Markets
|Susana Muñoz-Hernández, Universidad Politéchnica de Madrid
Socializing Label Translation for Real Multilingual Software Applications
|Friedel Wolff, Translate.org.za
Social Localisation For the Rest of Us
|Gerry Lynch, Argos Translations SP
Measuring the Quality of Crowdwsourcing Translations - Is it Possible?
An Segaert, VanceInfo & Jonas Ryberg, hiSoft
|Jörg Schütz, Bioloom & Sven Christian Andrä, Andrä AG
Web Services for the Language Industry - The Interoperability Challenge
|Andrzej Zydroń, XTM International Ltd.
OAXAL – How to make sense of Localisation Open Standards
|Patrick Hall, Language Technology Kendra
Problems within Unicode for Languages Unsupported by Computers
|Sergio Penkale, Applied Language Solutions
ALS Language Technologies for User-Generated Content
|Aonghus Ó hAirt, Centre for Next Generation Localisation, TCD
An Open Localisation Interface to CMS using OASIS Content Management Interoperability Service
|Páraic Sheridan, CNGL
CNGL Towards Global Content Intelligence
|Dion Wiggins, Asia Online
The Evolution of Translation: What LSPs Need to Know to Survive and
Prosper in the Rapidly Evolving Automated Translation World
|Jana Vořechovská, Google
17th Annual LRC Conference
The theme of the 2012 LRC Conference is Social Localisation and its dramatic impact on our industry. The ever-increasing socialisation of the web has had a spectacular impact on localisation and translation. Only a year ago, who would have thought that companies such as Twitter could energize 500,000 volunteer translators to translate millions of words for free? Who would have thought that social localisation could one day overtake mainstream localisation in terms of impact and volume?
Hear from the leaders of user-driven next generation localisation how they work with their communities and how they use liquid technology for seamless user interaction.
As always, the LRC conference will also examine the general state of affairs in the localisation industry, bringing together a unique blend of world-leading industry representatives, researchers and innovators.
Remember, this is the event where Jon Bosak of Sun Microsystems in 1998 first introduced the industry to XML (Localization - The Next Generation), Alex Pressman of UNISCAPE in 1999 first presented a localisation portal, the eminent MIT Professor Seymour Papert first shared his thoughts about localisation and learning in a digital world, Ghassan Haddad and Kate Losse of Facebook first shared details about their company's phenomenal success in crowdsourcing, and where in 2010 Bryan Schnabel and world-leading XLIFF experts met at their first-ever symposium.
Don't miss out on meeting world-leading thought leaders and thought provokers at the world's longest running localisation industry event in the west of Ireland!
Dr. Thomas Arend is Twitter’s International Product Lead. The title of his keynote will be "Social Localisation at Twitter- translating the world in 140 Characters"
Before joining Twitter, Thomas led Mozilla’s mobile effort as the Principal PM. Prior to Mozilla, he led important initiatives at Google for five years, driving the company’s localization in 40+ languages and launching "Google Translator Toolkit", a community-based translation tool that supports almost 400 languages and dialects. Thomas also changed the face of the Google homepage for hundreds of millions of users with background image personalization. Previously, Thomas was at the IBM Research Center and at SAP, where he developed SAP's mobile technology, and acted as a strategic consultant to the CEO and the executive team. At SAP, Thomas launched the world’s first mobile business application for a Tablet PC device in 2001.
Thomas holds a Masters degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Berlin Technical Institute. He earned his PhD degree in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction in 2003.
The CNGL Localisation Innovation Showcase 2012 will take place from 1pm to 2.30pm on day two of the conference, Friday 21st September.
The Localisation Innovation Showcase promotes the cutting-edge work of CNGL, a dynamic academia-industry partnership with more than 150 researchers developing novel technologies addressing the key localisation challenges of volume, access and personalisation.
It will provide attendees with an opportunity to:
- View an exhibition of cutting-edge work from CNGL researchers and industrial partners
- Learn about CNGL technologies that are ripe for commercialisation
- Find out about how your organsiation can benefit from collaborating with CNGL.
All LRC XVII attendees are automatically registered for this event. CNGL Showcase-only registration is available by clicking here
Accommodation & Travel
Online registration forthe conference is now closed.
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*Proof of eligibility for discount may be requested
**Programme may be subject to change