First World Conference on Technology, Education and Multilinguism TECLIN17
December 4-8 December 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina (English version)    (Spanish version)

Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017
11:59pm GMT



The First World Conference on Technology, Education and Multilingualism (TECLIN17) will be held from 4th to 8th December 2017 in Buenos Aires. It is organized by the UNESCO Chair TECLIN (, in collaboration with Dail Software and the Technical University of Madrid (UPM).

The main objective of TECLIN17 is to debate and propose guidelines for the development of plurilingual societies with either minorized, minorities or under-resourced languages and their support from the sociolinguistic, legal, technological and pedagogical/educational dimensions. TECLIN Unesco Chair organizes this first edition of TECLIN as a rendevous to set out how linguistic planning, technology, and educational and pedagogical practices can help to articulate plurilingual societies and to foster the inclusion of minorized language in the current societies.  Under these premises, this conference will explore the solutions that information technologies can offer to multilingual societies for enhancing educational contexts and facilitating information access


The thematic organization of the congress revolves around three pillars: multilingualism, technology and education. These three areas will be treated separately, hence defining their own tracks at the conference. Authors can submit to one or various tracks and will be evaluated by different programme committees.
In this session, papers that analyze relations and interactions between minority and/or minorized languages and society are welcome, including but not limited to the following areas: 
  •  Language planning policies
  •  Legal frameworks for minority languages
  •  Protection tools (UNESCO initiatives, European charter of regional languages)
  •  Social aspects of coexistence in multilingual societies
  •  Minorized languages and languages of immigration
  •  Minority languages in the fields of health, security and justice.
Immersed in the information society, information technologies have a key role in the process of revitalization and enhancement of languages. Targeted topics include but are not limited to the following:
  • Natural language processing, linguistic engineering and digital divide.
  • Creation and development of corpora (oral and written, different levels of annotation)
  • Creation of dictionaries and lexical resources (mono- and bilingual, plurilingual)
  • Natural language generation
  • Automatic summarization
  • Software localization
  • Information technologies for multilingual content management
  • Models for content representation
  • Syntactic and semantic parsing
  • Annotation of semantic roles
  • Discourse relations and discourse structure
  • Paraphrase and textual implication
  • Models for controlled language
  • Systems and models for question answering
  • Multilingual processing, machine translation and computer-assisted translation
  • Information retrieval and extraction
  •  Opinion mining of opinions and sentiment analysis
  •  Polarized lexicons and resources
  •  Knowledge Extraction from social networks
  •  Tools for NLP tasks and applications
  •  Evaluation methodologies and metrics for NLP systems
  •  Machine learning for NLP
Education is the main tool for the deployment of truly multilingual speakers and societies. Linguistic policies cannot be isolated from pedagogical practices and frameworks. Included topics are:
  • Experiences, programs, lessons learned, and considerations.
  • Promoting primary education in mother tongue
  • Teaching of indigenous languages (coexistence with the mainstream), bilingual and multilingual
  • Content-Based Language Instruction (CBI)
  • Content and language integrated learning (CLIL)
  • Immersion programs in indigenous languages
  • Models of linguistic immersion in education encouraging additive bilingualism.
  • Creation of identity (silenced voices, transmission of local and indigenous knowledge)
  • Content in the curriculum: towards universal content or content localization?
  • Training of trainers at the pedagogical, linguistic and technological level Applications for language teaching
  • Technologies in the teaching of languages for the revitalization of indigenous languages
  • Use of ICT in early childhood education


Chair: Igor Boguslavsky, Technical University of Madrid (Spain)/Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
Brijesh Bhatt, D. D. University, Nadiad (India)
Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Technology (India)
Shannon Bischoff, Purdue University Fort Wayne (USA)
Christian Boitet, University of Grenoble (France)
Alicia Burga, Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)
Jesús Cardeñosa, Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
Phil Cash Cash, University of Arizona (USA)
Michael Daniel, Higher School of Economics (Russia)
Mike Dillinger, LinkedIn (USA)
Nina Dobrushina, Higher School of Economics (Russia)
Carolina Gallardo, Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
Leonid Iomdin, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciencies (Russia)
Horacio Kuna, Universidad Nacional de Misiones (Argentina)
Yuri Lander, Higher School of Economics (Russia)
Mathieu Mangeot, GETALP-LIG Laboratory, Grenoble University (France)
Palmira Marrafa, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Manuel Martí, University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain)
Simon Mille, Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)
Jose Ángel Olivas, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
Petya Osenova, Sofia University and IICT-BAS (Bulgaria)
Cristina Puente Agueda, Advanced Technical Faculty of Engineering – ICAI, Pontificia Comillas University (Spain)
Daniel Riesco, Universidad Nacional de San Luis (Argentina)
Francisco P. Romero, University of Castilla La Mancha (Spain)
Juan María Segura, Asociación Iberoamericana de Educación Combinada (Argentina)
Jesús Serrano-Guerrero, University of Castilla La Mancha (Spain)
Svetlana Sheremetyeva, LanaConsulting ApS (Denmark)
Alejandro Sobrino, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Paul Sutherland, American Philosophical Society (USA)
Cristina Tejedor, University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain)
Svetlana Timoshenko, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
Leo Wanner, ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)
More to be announced


Authors can submit their proposals on both theoretical and practical approaches related to any topic of the conference. Proposals must correspond to unpublished original work.

Authors can submit their work in any of the following forms:
  • Regular Papers (maximum 8 pages): they represent original and complete work. They should describe the context, the problem addressed, the solution proposed, experiments and used data if any, and references.
  • Position papers (maximum 4 pages): they may report work in progress, a negative result, or express a debatable opinion about ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or lessons learned focused on one of the conference topic areas.
Submissions must include the following sections and must observe the following requirements:
  • Title of the paper;
  • Abstract in English and Spanish (up to 150 words); and a list of keywords.
  • The paper should be written in Spanish or English (papers for Area 2 in English only), up to 8 pages long, including references.
  • Submitted papers must not include headings or footers;
  • Submitted papers should be anonymised (see more info at .
All submissions will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of quality, relevance to scope of the conference, originality, significance, and clarity. Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn from the other venues if accepted by TECLIN 2017.

All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings, in electronic edition under an ISBN reference. The best papers of each area will be considered for publication in a specialized journal.

Access to submission system:


TECLIN17 invites the submission of tutorials proposals in any of the topics of interest of the conference. Tutorials must be scheduled for up to 4 hours.  The proposal for a tutorial must include:
  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Objectives
  • Schedule and expected audience
  • Previous history of the tutorial and number of attendees, if applicable.
  • Detailed script of the tutorial
  • Short bios of the authors.
Proposals for tutorials must not exceed 5 pages. For more info on tutorial submission and proposals, please contact the organizing committee at

Access to submission system:


July 15, 2017:  Deadline for paper submission and tutorial proposals.
September 15, 2017: Notification of acceptance
October 15, 2017: Camera-ready submissions
December 4-8, 2017: First World Conference on Technology, Education and Multilinguism  (TECLIN17)


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