As we eagerly await the 20th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2023) at the picturesque Goa University, the air is charged with anticipation and excitement. Goa, known for its sun-soaked beaches and vibrant culture, is set to become the epicenter of groundbreaking discussions, insightful keynotes, and valuable connections in the field of language localization, content localization, Edtech industry, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Linguistics.

Countdown to ICON-2023

The countdown has officially begun, and Team Rian is buzzing with enthusiasm as we prepare to immerse ourselves in the dynamic atmosphere of ICON-2023. Scheduled from December 14-17, 2023, this conference promises to be a melting pot of ideas, knowledge exchange, and collaboration, attracting professionals and enthusiasts from various localization companies.

 Signing MOU with the French Department of Goa University

One of the highlights of our visit will be the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French Department of Goa University. Rian is delighted to have this collaboration, which stands as a testament to our commitment to fostering academic partnerships and integrating language technology into educational curricula. We are excited about the opportunities this MOU will create for both Rian and the academic community, including potential collaborations with localization companies in the vibrant French-speaking community. We are proud to be one of the Bronze sponsors along with esteemed sponsors, including TCS Research and Adobe as, and Augnito as the gold sponsor, in support to create and bring innovation.

Engaging Sessions and Expert Speakers

ICON-2023 boasts an impressive lineup of speakers who are pioneers in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Linguistics. Let’s take a closer look at the esteemed individuals who will be sharing their insights at the conference:

Prof. Ruslan Mitkov: Professor Ruslan Mitkov, a luminary in Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, is a trailblazer in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Linguistics. Renowned for his prolific contributions, including anaphora resolution and computer-aided generation of multiple-choice tests, Prof. Mitkov’s work spans diverse areas such as translation technology, text simplification, and bilingual term extraction. A Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Marie Curie Fellow, he has left an indelible mark through his editorial roles, publications, and leadership in advancing NLP for societal benefits.

Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith: As the Head of the Research Department Multilinguality and Language Technology, Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith is at the forefront of language innovation. His recent publications, such as “Enriching Wayúnaiki-Spanish Neural Machine Translation,” highlight his expertise in multilingual strategies and neural machine translation. A key contributor to the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Prof. van Genabith’s work explores the intersection of linguistic diversity and cutting-edge language modeling, shaping the discourse in these evolving fields.

Prof. Rajeev Sangal: Prof. Rajeev Sangal, a distinguished figure at the International Institute of Information Technology – Hyderabad, stands as a luminary in Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science Education. His extensive contributions include shaping research universities, revolutionizing curricula, and fostering human values in academia. Serving as the President of the NLP Association of India, Prof. Sangal’s impact extends globally, with leadership roles in conferences like ICON series and a rich history at IIT Kanpur, where he headed the Department of Computer Science and Engineering for 15 years.

These distinguished speakers promise to elevate the discourse at ICON-2023, providing attendees with a deep dive into the latest advancements, challenges, and future directions in the realm of language technology. Stay tuned for more updates as we unravel the rich tapestry of insights at this prestigious conference!

Anticipated Topics and Trends

As we look ahead to the conference, we’re eager to explore a plethora of topics, from neural machine translation to cross-lingual strategies for low-resource language modeling. TThe diverse range of subjects covered at ICON-2023 promises to spark discussions and insights that will shape the future of language technology and its applications in various localization companies industries.

Beyond the confines of a traditional exhibition, Rian is committed to fostering meaningful engagement with conference participants. We’re not just here to present; we’re here to interact, share experiences, and gain insights from the diverse perspectives that make events like ICON-2023 so enriching. Look out for our interactive sessions, engaging discussions, and perhaps a few surprises that we have up our sleeves!

In Conclusion: A Journey of Discovery Awaits

As we pack our bags and set our sights on Goa, we can’t help but feel the energy and excitement building. ICON-2023 is not just a conference; it’s a journey of discovery, collaboration, and the limitless possibilities that arise when brilliant minds come together.

Get ready to embark on this exhilarating adventure with Rian at ICON-2023! Stay tuned for updates, insights, and a firsthand look into the fusion of technology and language that awaits us in Goa.


Published On: December 11th, 2023 / Categories: Localization Services /