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A Network of Excellence forging the
Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance


META-FORUM 2017 is an international conference on powerful and innovative language technologies for the multilingual information society, the data value chain and the information market place.


  • Invited keynotes by Necip Fazil Ayan (Facebook, USA) and Alex Waibel (CMU, USA; KIT, Germany)
  • Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): An Update from the European Commission
  • Strategic Agenda for the Multilingual Digital Single Market: Final Version
  • Shaping the Human Language Project
  • News from the Language Communities
  • Regional Initiatives – Collaborating towards the Human Language Project
  • From Excellent Research to Successful Commercialisation
  • The Future of European Machine Translation Research
  • European Language Technology Industry
  • Current and Upcoming European Research and Innovation Projects
  • Language Technologies for Digital Public Services
  • European Research Excellence in Language Technologies featuring ERC Grant Holders
  • Award Ceremony: META Prize and META Seal of Recognition
  • Poster Sessions and Software Demos


Previous events of the series include META-FORUM 2016, META-FORUM 2015, META-FORUM 2013, META-FORUM 2012, META-FORUM 2011 and META-FORUM 2010. The first funded phase of META-NET was successfully completed in 2013 through the EU-funded projects T4ME, CESAR, METANET4U and META-NORD. The second phase of the META-NET initiative started in 2015, initially funded through the EU-project CRACKER (2015-2017).

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