Dr. Khalid Choukri obtained an Electrical Engineering degree (1983) from École Nationale de l’aviation civile (ENAC, Toulouse, France), and a Master Degree (1984) and Doctoral degree (1987) in Computer sciences and Signal processing at the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Télécom ParisTech) in Paris, France, in Partnership with Alcatel-Lucent. He was researcher and consultant for speech technology at several French institutions and companies, among them Cap Gemini and Thomson. Since 1995, he has been the executive director of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA) and the Founder and Managing Director of the distribution agency (ELDA). Khalid CHOUKRI is member of the organizing committee of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC). He has been working for over 30 years on various aspects of spoken and written language technologies, with focuses on multilingual and multicultural aspects in academic and industrial environments.He is the chair of the ISO SC35 in charge of human-machine interfaces and accessibility and was/is involved in other standardization activities of ISO (e.g. TC37), ETSI, etc.