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PROPOR 2016 Job-shop and Innovation Forum

15 July 2016

Tomar, Portugal

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Call for Participation:

PROPOR – International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese is the main scientific meeting in the area of language and speech technologies for the Portuguese language and on the basic and applied research issues related to this language. In its forthcoming edition, in 13-15 July 2016, it seeks to promote for the first time a new opportunity for Industry and Academia to meet and interact.

The 1st Job-shop and Innovation Forum (JIF) aims to create a fruitful environment to promote the exchange of results, talent and partnerships between researchers in the field of Language Technologies and companies using and developing these technologies. The overall goal is to support the development of common methodologies, resources, tools, applications and projects that can be shared among researchers and practitioners .

The Innovation Forum offers  companies and organizations the opportunity to showcase their most innovative ideas to a motivated audience looking for new market ideas, collaborators, and partners.

Additionally, this forum represents a unique opportunity for companies and organizations to a) interact directly with the researchers’ community contributing to the advancement in this area; b) find new talents to integrate into their own teams; c) present their own research or needs in order to start new collaborations or joint ventures; d) gather inspiration for new innovative business solutions from the recent developments just coming out of the labs..

To facilitate this interaction, the JIF will take place in tandem with the Demo Session of PROPOR, during which applications developed in the research labs will be presented.

Each company will have a designated area for showing and presenting itself, its projects, its recruitment needs and interact with the participants.

Who can apply and how
Any institution, non-profit organization or private sector company, exploring or interested in language and speech technologies, of which the list below display a few illustrative topics, is invited to apply:

  • language & text processing for computational intelligence
  • text analytics
  • ontologies and semantic networks
  • text classification
  • document clustering
  • machine translation
  • text-to-speech (TTS) and speech-to-text (STT) methods
  • knowledge extraction and retrieval from text
  • multi-modal and natural language interfaces
  • sentiment analysis
  • language-oriented applications and tools
  • NLP applications in education
  • language networks, resources and corpora

If your company/institution is interested in participating in this event please send an e-mail to the Chair of JIF, Rosa Del Gaudio ( indicating the role of Language Technologies in your company/institution.


Please send inquiries concerning the JIF to