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Number 70, May 2016


VIII EAFT Terminology Summit (2016). Speakers proposal and call for presentations for the open sessions

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 Terminology - Responsibility and awareness
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
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 

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.
A Preliminary programme and registration form will be available soon at For further details, contact the EAFT Secretariat.


VII EAFT Terminology Summit (Barcelona 2014). Proceedings

We are pleased to inform you that the proceedings of the Summit 2014 “ How does social networking affect terminology work?” have been published.
The proceedings edited by TERMCAT are also available on the EAFT Summit 2014 website under the programme and news sections.
A printed version is about to be launched, and the copies will be distributed among our members during the next Summit in Luxembourg.

TKE 2016

The TKE 2016 Conference is approaching. The special theme of the conference is: “Term Bases and Linguistic Linked Open Data”, and invited speakers are·Eva M. Méndez Rodríguez and Sebastian Hellmann.

The list of accepted papers is already online, please check the conference program.

TTT: Workshop on Terminology Teaching & Training

The EAFT organizes a workshop on terminology teaching & training together with the IIFT on 24 June in the framework of the TKE 2016 Conference in Copenhagen. The main goal is to discuss principal aspects of the didactics of terminology.
The purpose of the workshop is to: 

  • discuss principal aspects of the didactics of terminology in relation to different audiences considering different target groups, pedagogical tools, contents, and media used etc., including the exchange of experience from various teaching contexts
  • develop an outline/guide for syllabus components for different modules needed for various TTT situations
  • consider the possibilities of creating a didactic electronic forum/platform for terminology teaching and training (TTT) where resources could be uploaded and exchanged 

For information about the program, registration and price, visit the website.

Workshop on Neology

An on-line workshop on Neology (2nd edition in English) will start on 8 June and it is offered by IULATERM.
Course dates: 8 June–26 July
ECTS credits: 5
Program is taught in English

For further information and registration please visit the site.

XIV International Scientific Conference in Ukraine

We also would like to inform you about two events in the Ukraine:

  • the XIV International Scientific Conference “Problems of Ukrainian terminology” (WordWorld 2016) which will be held at the Polytechnic National University L’viv (Ukraine) from 29 September to 1 October, 2016.
  • the conference “Terminology at the Beginning of the New Century: Theoretical and Practical Aspects” (TBNC-2016) which will be hosted at the NUWEE in Rivne, Ukraine, on 15–16 September 2016.


International Terminology Summer School. Reductions for EAFT members

The International Terminology Summer School (TSS 2016) will take place in Vienna from 11–15 July 2016.

We are pleased to announce that TermNet has offered a 20 % reduction for EAFT members.
You can find all information about TSS2016 at the following site or contact:

Call for contributions for the Newsletter 

Do not hesitate to send us comments or suggestions that could draw our attention to any forthcoming event or activity. We would be pleased to include them in the next issue as well as in our agenda. Remember to send your post before the 15th if you want to make sure your contribution is included in the Issue of the same month.



TOTh 2016 Training session
7-8 June
Chambéry, France
TOTh 2016 Conference
9-10 June
Chambéry, France


9-10 June

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

TKE 2016
22-24 June
Copenhagen, Denmark

TTT 2016
24 June
Copenhagen, Denmark

Terminology Summer School TSS
11 to 15 July
Vienna, Austria

Terminology at the Beginning of the New Century
15-16 September 2016
Rivne, Ukraine

XIV International Scientific Conference
Problems of Ukrainian terminology (WordWorld 2016)
29 September - 1 October 2016
Rivne, Ukraine


18-21 October

Sao Paolo, Brasil

14-15 November
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The European Association for Terminology is a non-profit professional organisation for the terminology sector in Europe. It is designed to further plurilingualism through terminology, to provide a European platform for promoting and professionalising terminological activities and improving awareness of them, and to liaise and cooperate actively with relevant organisations, associations and institutions.

Do not hesitate to send us comments or suggestions that could help us accomplish our mission or that could draw our attention to any forthcoming event or activity. We would be pleased to include them in the next issue as well as in our agenda.

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