Multilingual Digital Terminology Today

Design, representation formats and management systems

29 - 30 June 2023, Lisbon, Portugal

2nd International Conference on
"Multilingual digital terminology today. Design, representation formats and management systems"

MDTT 2023 will be an onsite event

The working languages are English, French, and Portuguese

February 10 2023
Deadline for camera ready version

Conference theme

The professional responsible for designing and populating terminological resources is the terminographer. Producing new terminological resources requires eclectic research skills. The design and implementation phases involve a thorough preliminary analysis of the information needs of the potential user and an accurate assessment of the structural requirements of the resource.
In this context, the second international conference on “Digital terminology today. Design, representation formats and management systems” aims to bring together specialists in the disciplines of terminology, terminography, computational terminology, specialized lexicography, computational linguistics, NLP, in order to share methodological reflections on design approaches, representation formats and management systems of the digital terminology collected in the terminological resources.
In particular, the conference is organized around the following areas:

  • Analysis of the information needs of the future user of the resource
  • Assessment of structural design approaches for terminological data collections
  • Study of terminological metadata and data representation formats
  • Methods of validating the ergonomics of a resource

The provisional agenda of the conference is:

  • November 28, 2022: deadline for submitting paper proposals
  • January 13, 2023: notification to the authors
  • February 10, 2023: deadline for submitting the camera ready version of the paper
  • March 10, 2023: publication of provisional program
  • April 5, 2023: publication of the final program
  • June 29-30, 2023: conference

Topics for submissions include but are not limited to

  • Terminological Resource Design
  • Terminological Resource Implementation
  • User Information Needs
  • Specialized Translation
  • Specialized Lexicography
  • Technical Communication
  • Terminological Standards and Standardisation
  • Terminological Management Systems
  • Multilingualism
  • Linguistic Linked Open Data
  • Semantic Web
  • FAIR Principles
  • Open Science
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Usability and Evaluation of Terminological Tools
  • Information Retrieval 
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning for Terminology Extraction 
  • Ontologies
  • Metadata and Data Management and Curation
  • Terminological Data Quality
  • Digital Humanities


Research papers describing original ideas on the listed topics and/or on other fundamental aspects of digital terminology are solicited.
In this conference papers must be in the 3 - 5 pages range excluding references.
The papers will go through a double blind review process. Therefore, we invite all the authors to anonymize their papers.
The languages of the papers can be English, French, and Portuguese.

Papers must be in the CEUR-ART single column style.


Authors must submit their papers via Easychair at the following link MDTT 2023.

The accepted papers will be published on the online open access platform CEUR-WS.

The submission deadline is November 28 2022 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth Time - strict deadline).

Post-Conference Selected Papers Publication

The authors of the accepted contributions to the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper for a journal or a volume. More information will be announced during the conference.

Important dates

  • 28 November 2022
  • 13 January 2023
  • 10 February 2023

  • 10 March 2023

Keynote Speakers

We have the pleasure to announce the following keynote speakers:

Prof Lynne Bowker

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Prof. Guido Zuccon

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

General Chairs

Rute Costa - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio - Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Federica Vezzani - Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Program Chairs

Raquel Silva - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Ana Salgado - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa / Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, Portugal

Local Organization Chairs

Sara Carvalho - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa / Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Margarida Ramos - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Scientific committee

Andrea Bellandi - Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli", CNR, Italy
Úna Bhreathnach - Dublin City University, Ireland
Lynne Bowker - University of Ottawa, Canada
Melania Cabezas García - Universidad de Grenada, Spain
Manuel Célio Conceição - Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Thierry Declerck - DFKI, Germany
Valérie Delavigne - Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3), France
Patrick Drouin, Université de Montreal, Canada
Nicola Ferro - Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Paolo Frassi - Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Claudio Grimaldi - Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope", Italy
Koen Kerremans - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Anas Fahad Khan - Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “A. Zampolli”, CNR, Italy
Svetlana Krylosova - INaLCO, Paris, France
Pilar León Araúz - Universidad de Granada, Spain
Rodolfo Maslias - Head of Terminology Coordination, European Parliament (2008-2022), Luxembourg
Maria Teresa Musacchio - Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Johanna Monti - Università degli Studi di Napoli "L’Orientale", Italy
Ana Ostroški Anić - Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Croatia
Silvia Piccini - Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli", CNR, Italy
Alain Polguère - Université de Lorraine, France
Chiara Preite - Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Étienne Quillot, Délégation générale à la langue française et aux langues de France (DGLFLF), France
Carla Quinci - Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Christophe Roche - University Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Micaela Rossi - Università di Genova, Italy
Laurent Romary - Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), France
Gianmaria Silvello - Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Rita Temmerman - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Cornelia Wermuth - KU Leuven, Belgium
Maria Teresa Zanola - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Conference Venue

The 2nd International Conference on "Multilingual digital terminology today. Design, representation formats and management systems" will be hosted at NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal.
More information will be given soon.

Call for Sponsorships

We offer three levels of sponsorship as described in the packages below. We will work with individual sponsors to help tailor their sponsorship needs to support the events, services or functions of greatest interest to them. The conference organizers are also happy to discuss alternative opportunities to best suit your needs. If you have any creative or interactive ideas of activity we would be interested to talk to you about how we can incorporate them into a personalized package. All sponsorship levels are quoted in euro. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or suggestions for the conference and the engagement of attendees with the sponsors. You can send an email to or to the official email of the conference. Thank you very much in advance for your attention and your support!

  • Silver Sponsor (300 Euro)
    • Special thanks during the opening and closing of the conference.
    • Logo and link to the sponsor's page on MDTT 2023 website.
    • Post-conference sponsorship report.
    • Conference attendance (coffee breaks and lunches included) for one sponsor delegate (any additional delegate will have a 50% discount on the industry registration fee).
  • Gold Sponsor (500 Euro)
    • Projection of logos in virtual rooms/waiting rooms/physical rooms before technical sessions.
    • Promotional items in (virtual and physical) conference bags (coupon, job posts, brochure).
    • + All the items included in Silver sponsor package.
  • Diamond Sponsor (1000 Euro)
    • Five minute presentation in a dedicated session to sponsors, and a 2-minute video to share on social media.
    • Sponsor Profile in CEUR-WS proceedings (1 page).
    • + All the items included in the Silver sponsor package.

Previous Conferences

The 1st International Conference on "Multilingual digital terminology today. Design, representation formats and management systems" (MDTT 2022) was held in Padova, Italy. You can find the CEUR-WS proceedings of the conference here.