TU Dublin Hosts Successful LKE2019 Conference

4 Nov, 2019

TU Dublin hosted a very successful Language and Knowledge Engineering (LKE) Conference on its Tallaght Campus last week.

For the seventh edition of this international conference, 269 authors sent their contributions from organisations in 20 different countries including: Algeria, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Spain and the United States.

The opening ceremony was facilitated by Dr Barry Feeney, Head of Computing, TU Dublin who introduced H. E. Miguel Malfavon, Ambassador of Mexico to Ireland and Dr David Pinto, International Chaire LKE  at the opening of the conference. Mr Thomas Stone, Principal of TU Dublin, Tallaght formally opened the event, mentioning that TU Dublin is the largest source of Computing graduates among all Irish HEIs.

An exciting and much-appreciated development for this year’s programme was two keynote contributions by industry experts outlining the state of the art and development directions for some of the industry tools available for researchers in the area.

Mr Paul Barnes of Microsoft gave an excellent talk on Leveraging Language Intelligence to unlock customer value, at hyper-scale. The lecture examined the journey from rules-based language models to deep-learning models, and Dr Andrew Kane of AWS gave an excellent talk on leveraging AWS AI tools for NLP research, including the likely future directions for these tools.

The range of topics covered in this year’s symposium was broader than ever. With Neuro-Linguistic programming and related approaches being commonly developed using AI tools and technologies to address societal and commercial challenges, this is no surprise.

Great credit is due to the international organising committee lead by Dr David Pinto (BUAP, Mexico) and this year’s conference chair, Dr Fernando Perez Tellez (TU Dublin, Computing), who put together a very well run event. The Department of Computing ably assisted dr Perez with excellent assistance from Building Services, Finance, and the Culinary Arts support team on the Tallaght Campus.

Papers and Posters

All papers accepted for oral presentation will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, ISSN print 1064-1246, ISSN online 1875-8967 (Indexed in Journal Citation Reports-JCR, THOMSON REUTERS, Impact Factor 2017: 1.261). 


All papers accepted for poster presentation will be published in a special issue of the Research in Computing Science Journal, ISSN print 1665-9899, ISSN online 1870-4069 (Indexed by DBLP, LatIndex, Periodica).


 A selection of accepted papers will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal CyS (Computación y Sistemas), ISSN print 1405-5546, ISSN online 2007-9737 (Indexed by Scopus, in Master Journal List, THOMSON CLARIVATE).