Summit 2016

VIII EAFT Terminology Summit (2016)


EAFT, in collaboration with TermCoord, is organizing the Eighth Terminology Summit in Luxembourg on November 14–15, 2016.


In 2016, the EAFT celebrates its 20th anniversary and it is also a Summit year. Therefore, the Summit will be a good opportunity to go back and look forward at the same time, to present both revisions of the themes of earlier Summits (to see what has happened since then) and visions of where terminology needs to go from there.


The overall topic for the summit is: Visions and revisions The Summit will be composed around 8 sections which summarize the themes of the earlier Summits.


Session 1 Cooperation & Collaboration

Session 2 Social Media

Session 3 Quality Matters

Session 4 Responsibility

Session 5 Interaction and Diversity

Session 6 Terminology Profile

Session 7 Terminology: State Of The Art/Domain Loss

Session 8 Declaration


The idea is that each section will contain at least a revision and a vision related to the thematic of the section. Some areas which might appear to be missing from the above (e.g. terminology training, terminology research, terminology standardization, terminology management, terminology tools) are in fact not missing, but rather they could appear in several of the sections.


There will also be open sessions addressed to those professionals who want to share their experiences on these topics proposed in a set time limit.





Call for presentations for the Open Sessions: June 20

Deadline: July 11

Notification of acceptance: September 9

Deadline for registration: October 30


Information required


  • Abstract in English or French and in your national language must be sent to EAFT Secretariat together with:
  • Name/names of the speakers
  • Institution


Summit: 14–15 November


EAFT General Assembly: 14 November


The EAFT General Assembly will take place on November 14 in conjunction with the Summit. We encourage all EAFT members to actively participate in the General Assembly.


Check out the preliminary programme. For further details, contact the EAFT Secretariat.









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