NATO Conference on Terminology Management (19-20/11/2015, Brussels, Belgium)
I would prefer to abandon the terminology of the past. ‘Superpower’ is something which we used during the cold war time. Why use it now? Vladimir Putin
Use of correct terminology
No-one will deny that use of the correct terminology is important. Therefore NATO has been developing terminology since it was established in 1949.
NATO’s experience has shown, however, that for the correct terminology to be used, it needs to be organized methodically. To increase its effectiveness, NATO decided to standardize its terminology through the NATO Terminology Programme.
NATO Conference on Terminology Management
In an effort to exchange ideas and information on how large national and international institutions coordinate, standardize and otherwise manage their terminology, NATO will host a two-day conference on the management of institutional terminology on 19-20 November 2015.
The conference also intends to explore how terminology can be put to good use beyond translation (e.g. controlled authoring, knowledge management).
At this conference we hope to bring together members from the various communities involved in terminology management, such as linguistic services, standards-developing organizations, defence ministries, international organizations and academia
1. Call for Papers
The NATO Standardization Office invites you to submit papers on all aspects of terminology management and the application of validated terminology. In your papers you may wish to address the following aspects and topics:
Frameworks governing terminology activities (legal frameworks, institutional frameworks, etc.);
Application of ISO terminology standards;
Methods and processes for the development and validation of terminology;
Tools used for the development of common terminology for different stakeholders;
Terminology management and workflow;
Standardization and diversity of terminology;
Wider applications of terminology databases (e.g. support tool for scientific research, taxonomies, controlled authoring);
Costs and benefits of management, harmonization, standardization, etc. of terminology.
This is a non-exhaustive list of suggestions.
You are invited to submit both a short (max. 150 words) and an extended (max. 600 words) abstract, together with a short biography (max. 150 words).
Your extended abstract should give the selection committee sufficient information to evaluate your paper, whilst the short abstract will be used for publicizing the conference.
Please send your abstracts and biography to this email address by Thursday 30 March 2015. You will receive a notification of acceptance by Wednesday 01 July 2015.
Registration details will be communicated by the summer and participation will be free of charge.
Presentations will be scheduled in 30-minute blocks. To allow for the conference to be run smoothly and on schedule, the time allocated for each presentation will be approx. 15-20 minutes. The remaining time will be for questions and transitioning to the next presentation.