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META-FORUM 2015 – Technologies for the Multilingual Digital Single Market

META-FORUM 2015 is an international conference on powerful and innovative language technologies for the multilingual information society, the data value chain and the information market place. The special theme of META-FORUM 2015 is Technologies for the Multilingual Digital Single Market.

Downloads (PDF):

Strategic Agenda for the multilingual Digital Single Market, Version 0.5

Joint NPLD/EFNIL Position Paper on the Multilingual Digital Single Market

Riga Summit Declaration of Common Interests

Resolution of the Riga Summit

Riga Summit Programme Brochure

Summary of the programme: META-FORUM 2015 will discuss the current European Language Technology research landscape including currently running research and innovation actions as well as future funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 and related programmes. New EU-projects will be presented such as the ones funded through the Horizon 2020 ICT 17 Call "Cracking the Language Barrier". These new projects include the research action QT21 – Quality Translation 21 and the coordination and support action CRACKER – Cracking the Language Barrier: Coordination, Evaluation and Resources for European MT Research. Furthermore, bridges will be built, especially towards the areas of Big Data and Interactive Systems. An important and timely component of the conference is an update from the European language communities with regard to their demands and needs from monolingual, cross-lingual and multilingual technologies. Once again, the META Prize and META Seal of Recognition will be awarded to products, services or technologies that have contributed to the European multilingual information society.

Previous events of the series include META-FORUM 2013, META-FORUM 2012, META-FORUM 2011 and META-FORUM 2010. Now that the first funded phase of META-NET has been successfully completed in 2013 through the EU-funded projects T4ME, CESAR, METANET4U and META-NORD, the second phase of the META-NET initiative is about to start in 2015, initially funded through the EU-project CRACKER (2015-2017).


Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): Current State of Play
Multilingual Technologies for the Digital Single Market
Language Technologies for the Big Data Challenge and Data Economy
High-Quality Machine Translation
Towards European Language Technology Platforms
Strategic Agenda for the Multilingual Digital Single Market
Invited keynotes
Award Ceremony: META Prize and META Seal of Recognition
META-NET Network Meeting


The 2015 edition of our META-FORUM conference series will be held under the umbrella of the Riga Summit 2015 on the Multilingual Digital Single Market. At the Riga Summit, stakeholders will develop a combined strategy, identify goals, and initiate concrete actions to bring about this crucial vision for a digital single market without language barriers, which is instrumental for empowering Europe in the global world. Besides a high-level plenary, the Riga Summit will consist of multiple workshops, roundtables, and technology showcases. The event will be hosted in Riga, Latvia, as part of the 2015 Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

META-FORUM 2015 will be held jointly by META-NET and the Riga Summit 2015 on Multilingual Digital Single Market, co-organised with Tilde and CRACKER.

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