We have now a downloadable pdf version of workshop program: FETLT2016 - Program.pdf


On 30th November and 1st December the event will take place in Pabellón de México next to María Luisa park
Paseo de las delicias, s/n

But on 2nd December the event will be held at the University of Seville main building, placed next to Old Town
Calle San Fernando, s/n

Our gala dinner on 1st December will take place in the Salón Andalucía inside Luxury Alfonso XIII Hotel
Calle San Fernando, 2

Detailed information and maps here.

Keynote Speakers:

Language Technologies must be considered an area of particular relevance both at the academic and industrial levels. In recent years, several programs have been designed to promote research and development, entrepreneurship and innovation that have highlighted the key role of these technologies for progress and society.

At the European level, we have witnessed a strong funding action in the field from the 7th Framework program to the H2020 that have resulted in the creation of what has been called the European Multilingual Digital Single Market. In Spain, for example, the government presented a Plan to Promote Language Technologies with an estimated investment of over 70 million euros.

In 2015, a group of professors and researchers at the University of Seville faced the challenge to convene a workshop where experts from different countries could meet to analyze emerging trends in this field so that they could also envision the pace for the future.

The event took place with the name First Workshop Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technology (FETLT'15). This workshop was organized around a series of Keynote Speakers: Steve Young (University of Cambridge), Sebastian Möller (TU Berlin), Pierre-Paul Sondag (European Commission). Four coordinators of active European-funded research projects gave specialized conferences: Núria Bel (Pompeu Fabra University), Asunción Gómez-Pérez (Technical University of Madrid), Giuseppe Riccardi (University of Trento) and Steve Renals (University of Edinburgh).

Several other researchers could also share their results in a peer-reviewed process that resulted in 10 papers been presented at the workshop. All conferences and papers are being published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, volume 9577.

After the organization of first edition of FETLT’15 the Workshop "Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technology, Machine Learning and Big Data 2016" is now a reality.

The strategic objectives of this 2016 edition are to facilitate dynamics between research groups through the presentation of several keynote speakers, the organization of a specific workshop on the key areas of future research, the development and innovation priorities in Language Technology, with special attention to Machine Learning and Big Data. The workshop will be open to the presentation of peer-reviewed items. The event has a scientific committee of more than 60 experts, worldwide recognized from both academic and private industry. The Andalusian Agency of Knowledge has also shown interest in the event and in the organization of a specific session to guide researchers on the preparation of grant proposals and the presentation of different funding possibilities at the national and international levels.


The event will be held at the University of Seville (Seville, Spain). Visit this link to get some useful information.


Visit the twitter page of the conference here.


General information about this event: fetlt at us dot es.