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4th International Conference ‘Language in the Human-Machine Era’

From:Mo 02-09-2024
Until:Tu 03-09-2024
Where:UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

The 4th International Conference ‘Language in the Human-Machine Era’ (LITHME): ‘Exploring the Dark Side of Future Language Technologies: Linguistic (In)security, Ethics, and Privacy in the Human-Machine Era‘

The LITHME Conference brings together researchers and experts from various areas of linguistics and language technology to prepare and to shape language and technology research in the human-machine era.

Those with lots of technological expertise, and those with none but a keen interest in exploring its possible effects, are all absolutely welcome and encouraged to apply. LITHME Working groups cover subjects from computational linguistics to language ideology, language and law, and much else besides. We aim for targeted critical insights on new technologies.

This is a fully funded conference supported by the COST Association. Funding is available to anyone whose primary affiliation is to an organisation in COST Member countries and Near Neighbour Countries. This can be any affiliation (including as a registered volunteer) for any kind of legal entity (e.g. university, business, charity, government body). There are no requirements for particular levels of qualification either. We are simply interested in your eligibility, and the quality of your submission. For eligible participants, there is no registration fee, and full reimbursement for all travel and accommodation, with an additional daily allowance for personal expenses.

Call for papers

The call for papers is now open, and we warmly encourage submissions from any eligible researcher or practitioner who is interested in exploring these timely topics. We welcome experienced developers, but no technological expertise is required, only an interest in exploring the possible effects of these near-future advances in language technology.

Presentations can address any of the topics that fall within the interests of LITHME. Selection for funded places will be made by the conference scientific committee. The deadline for submitting your abstract is June 8th, 2024. More details of funding eligibility, the conference theme, and a link to the abstract submission form are on the LITHME website.

For more information visit the LITHME website.