[Elsnet-list] LREC 2012 What’s New #3 - May 2012

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*[Apologies for cross-postings]**

*LREC 2012 What’s New**is a short bulletin meant to give you a quick 
overview of the latest information on the conference organization.

*Important Dates*

Conference: 23 - 24 - 25 May 2012
Pre-conference workshops and tutorials: 21 and 22 May 2012
Post-conference workshops and tutorials: 26 and 27 May 2012
EU Village: 23 - 24 - 25 May 2012


1.        LREC 2012 Material

2.        Registration

3.       Patronage

4.        My LREC Conference Programme

5.        DocCollection

6.        Crowdsourcing Survey

7.        Social Events

8.        Sponsors

9.        Hospitality Desk, Travel & Accommodation


*1. Lrec 2012 Material*


In an effort to reduce the amount of printed material, the Programme 
Committee has decided to provide hardcopies of the following documents ONLY:

§ The Conference Programme

§ The Conference Abstracts

§ The Workshops Abstracts

The complete package of LREC 2012 documents is available online as the 
Virtual Participant Package 

For this edition, the LREC 2012 Proceedings are also available *online 

*_Important:_*If you want to download the Proceedings, you are kindly 
invited *_not to do so_* at the conference site as it may alter the 
performance of the LREC wireless connection at the ICEC Conference Centre.


*2. Registration*


*On-site Registration to LREC 2012 can be done online from 
http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/?-Registration- . From May 21^st 2012, 
the registration can also be done at the Conference Secretariat (room 

The Registration fees for Conference and Workshops/Tutorials are 
available at http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/?Registration-Fees.


*3. **Patronage*


This edition of LREC is held under the Patronage of:

Mr. Nihat Ergin, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology of the 
Republic of Turkey


Ms Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, Digital 


*4. **My LREC Conference program*


Over the years, the number of sessions and papers which compose the LREC 
2012 programme have become huge. To help you select the sessions you are 
interested in and design your own programme, we have developed the tool 
MyProgram <http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/spip.php?page=program> 
<http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/spip.php?page=program>. With this 
tool, you can plan your attendance to the conference (day-by-day, or for 
the 3 days) and produce the corresponding PDF which you can either print 
or import in your calendar.


*5. DocCollection*


A collection of manuscripts and hardcopies of documents will take place 
at LREC 2012 in order to constitute a corpus for document analysis and 
structuring. If you would like to contribute, please get in touch with 
the DocCollection team led by Maÿlis Bodin (bodin at elda.org 
<boding at elda.org>). A prize will be awarded by random drawing.



*6. Crowdsourcing Survey*

A survey on the community needs regarding the crowdsourcing approach to 
produce resources or conduct evaluations wil be conducted. If you would 
like to take part, please visit 


*7. Social Events*


As usual, social events will beorganized this year:
The Welcome Reception will be held on May 23rd, 2012 from 9pm.
The Gala Dinner will take place on May 25th, 2012 from 9pm.
For both events, details on the location and the exact schedule will be 
given on-site.


*8. Sponsors*


LREC 2012 gratefully acknowledges the following institutions for their 
sponsorship of this year’s conference:

*/Silver sponsors/*//

CELI: http://www.celi.it/en/

*/Bronze sponsors/*

EML: http://www.eml-development.de/english
IMMI: http://www.immi-labs.org/
KDictionaries http://kdictionaries.com/
META-NET: http://www.meta-net.eu/
QUAERO: http://www.quaero.org/

If your institution would like to support LREC, please check the 
opportunities: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/?-Sponsorship-


*9. Hospitality Desk, Travel & Accommodation*


*/Hospitality Desk at the conference/**/
/*Dekon will set up a hospitality desk at the conference center (Anadolu 
Foyer) to help you with all the practical questions, including lunch or 
dinner places during the conference days,  tours in Istanbul or a longer 
stays in Turkey.**

*/Hotels /**/
/*Special rates have been negotiated for LREC participants in a number 
of hotels by our local agency Dekon. The list can be found at 
May is the beginning of the high season in Istanbul, *so it is highly 
recommended to book your room as soon as you can*. Don’t hesitate to 
contact Dekon <about:blanklrec2012 at dekon.com.tr>if you need support for 
organizing your trip.

*/Flying to Istanbul/**/
/*The Star Alliance™ Members Airlines have been appointed as the 
Official Airline Network for LREC 2012.
LREC Participants can obtain discounts (up to 20%) on their flights 
to/from Istanbul. More information: 

*LREC 2012 in Istanbul: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012
Contact: lrec at lrec-conf.org <about:blanklrec at lrec-conf.org>*


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