A warm welcome to Prof Gerhard Budin of Vienna University, who arrived today as Visiting Professor to the Dialogue Systems Group.

Alex gave an invited speech on "Language, Language Industry and Language in Industry" at the Knoweldge Exchange Conference, held 5-6 December 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Dr Alex Fang, Director of the Dialogue Systems Group, was appointed Adjunct Professor by the School of Foreign Languages at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics on 22 November 2011.

Prof Gerhard Budin from Vienna University visited the DSG on 3 Nov 2011. He is professor for terminology studies and translation technologies at the Centre of Translation Studies at the University of Vienna. He is also director of the Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair for Multilingual, Transcultural Communication in the Digital Age.