Second Call for Participation

The new information and communication technologies have changed the business management climate. Organizations use every day technological innovations to become more competitive. With the rapid development of natural language processing techniques, as well as their implication in ever more
industrial applications, the link between companies and academia is more needed than ever.

In this context, the EUROLAN 2011 summer school will provide one week of intensive study of the natural language processing technologies currently under development to support industrial applications. Internationally known scholars, researchers (with the particular involvement of scientists from the
Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance – META), but also industrials involved in leading-edge work in innovative areas of natural language processing will give lectures at the school (tutorials, hands-on labs and demos) to share with students in-depth understanding and experience.

Topics to be covered in the school include the following:

- question answering in mobile applications;

- extracting information from web search queries;

- finite state technologies;

- last developments in machine translation;

- technologies for chaining NLP components;

- sharing and exploitation of multilingual resources, including corpora, tools and datasets;

- success stories of NLP-based industrial applications.

The venue of EUROLAN 2011 is Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the heart of Transylvania. An excursion to Sibiu city is planned at the school’s mid-point.

Whatever the venue, the EUROLAN summer schools are well known for the degree of camaraderie that develops among students and professors alike – just ask any previous participant! Students in the school learn an enormous amount, but at the same time enjoy the warmth of new friendships with both fellow students and professors.


Early registration (before 1st August) Late registration (before 15th August)
Students: 150 Euro Students: 200 Euro
Academics: 200 Euro Students: 200 Euro
Industrial: 250 Euro Industrial: 300 Euro

The registration fee includes school’s materials, participation to all tutorials and practical sessions, participation to the workshop, coffee breaks and an welcome party.

In order to register, you need to fill in the registration form on the EUROLAN 2011 website. Once you have paid the registration fee, please send a scanned copy of the bank transfer


We will offer a limited number of grants covering the registration fee (and possibly the accommodation) for student participants. Students with a paper at the workshop will be given a higher priority. If you would like to apply for a grant, please register filling in the online form before 15th July 2011 and attach a letter of motivation.


We have negotiated a number of rooms at Student Dorms for student participants, at an approximate rate of 5 euro per day per person. See the web site for more information.

Satellite event

A Workshop addressing original work of young researchers in topics related to the school’s theme.

Important Dates

  • 5 July – deadline for receiving expression of intention to participate in the workshop
  • 15 July – full paper submission for workshop and grant application deadline( see Registration)
  • 20 July – feedback sent to candidates for the workshop
  • 31 July – early registration closes and final papers due for the workshop
  • 15 August – late registration closes
  • 28 August – registration and city tour
  • 29 August – 3 September – EUROLAN school & satellite workshop

EUROLAN 2011 Lecturers

Program Committee

Organizing Committee:

Welcome to EUROLAN 2011!

Download the pdf version of the call