[Elsnet-list] 1st Call for Papers for Machine Translation Summit X

Eiko Yamamoto eiko at nict.go.jp
Thu Nov 25 13:48:32 CET 2004

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MT Summit X
September 12-16, 2005
The Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa
Phuket, Thailand


The tenth Machine Translation Summit, organized by the Asia-Pacific
Association for Machine Translation (AAMT), will be held at Phuket
Island, Thailand, in September 2005. 

MT Summit X will bring together the scientists, developers and users
in the area of machine translation and other tools for multilingual
processing. The frontier research and demonstration from leading
academic institutes, business and government sectors will show the
latest results. In the main conference, MT Summit X will provide
various features including research papers, reports on users'
experiences, discussions of policy issues, invited talks and panel
discussions. Surrounding the main conference the expanded program will
cover the sessions of tutorial, workshop and exhibition. These wide
coverage-features in the machine translation arena will facilitate
participants from the sectors of academy, research, business and
government to get together to explore the machine translation
technology for conquering the problems in language barriers and
digital divide. 

AAMT cordially invites you all to MT Summit X, to contribute and
witness the efforts in machine translation technology, in any aspect
of machine translation and tools for translation support -
researchers, developers, providers, users, and watchers.

Conference Schedule

   12 September 2005     Tutorials
   13-15 September 2005  Papers, panels and exhibitions
   16 September 2005     Workshops


MT Summit X seeks original papers in all aspects of machine
translation. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- MT for the Web
- Practical MT systems (MT for professionals, MT for multilingual
  eCommerce, MT for localization, etc.)
- Translation aids (translation memory, terminology databases, etc.) 
- Translation environments (workflow, support tools, conversion tools
  for lexica etc.)  
- Methodologies for MT 
- Human factors in MT and user interfaces 
- Speech and dialogue translation 
- Natural language analysis and generation techniques geared towards MT
- Dictionaries and lexicons for MT systems 
- Text and speech corpora for MT and knowledge extraction from corpora 
- MT evaluation techniques and evaluation results
- Standards in text and lexicon encoding for MT 
- Cross-lingual information retrieval 
- MT and related technologies (information retrieval, text
  categorization, text summarization, information extraction, etc.)

There will be three categories of papers: 

(R) Research papers: Submissions are invited for reports of
    significant research results in any aspect of machine translation
    and related areas.  Such reports should include a substantial
    evaluative component.  

(P) Poster presentations (with/without Demonstration): Submissions are
    invited for presentations that are best suited for poster
    presentation which is a more interactive form. Submissions are
    also invited for reports on the design, implementation, operation
    and evaluation of operational and prototype systems. 

(U) User studies: Submissions are invited for reports on users'
    experiences with applying MT.  

All types of papers should include a cover page with the following

- paper title,
- paper type: R, P or U
- author(s)' name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), and e-mail
- 100 word abstract, up to 5 keywords,

Details of submission procedure will be announced in the next Call for

Call for Exhibitions

In the tradition of MT Summits, there will be an exhibition area
showcasing commercial products and near to market prototypes
throughout the conference. Exhibits will not be restricted to machine
translation systems and support tools, but include a variety of
language technology enabled applications.  If you would like to
exhibit, please contact Kunio Matsui, matsui.kunio at jp.fujitsu.com, by
April 15, 2005. 

Call for Panel / Special Session / Invited Speaker Proposals

Submissions are invited for panel sessions dealing with significant,
controversial and timely issues in machine translation.  Proposals
should include the description of the topic, and preferably the names
and affiliations of panelists who could present diverse positions or
approaches to the topic.  Proposals for special sessions and invited
speakers are also welcome. These proposals should be sent to the
Program Chair (e-mail: isahara at nict.go.jp) by January 31, 2005. 

Call for Tutorial and Workshop Proposals

We would like proposals for workshops and tutorials that are to be
co-located with MT Summit X. We will provide the required
facilities. If you are willing to take an initiative in organizing
satellite events, please submit a brief description of the events to
Eiichiro Sumita (eiichiro.sumita at atr.jp). The proposal should be
submitted no later than December 15, 2004.

Proposals for tutorials are solicited for tutorials on both
technological and practical issues in machine translation. They should
include (1) the length of the tutorial (half day or full day); (2) an
outline of the tutorial; (3) the intended audience (introductory,
intermediate, advanced); (4) complete contact information for the
contact person; and (5) brief biographies of the presenters.

Proposals for workshops are solicited for one-day workshops which
bring together groups of people involved in a specific problem area of
machine translation, to advance the state of the art in that
area. They should include the theme and goal of the workshop, the
planned activities, and an estimate of the number of participants.

Important Dates

   15 Dec. 2004	Proposals for tutorials and workshops
   31 Jan. 2005	Proposals for panels etc.
                Notification for tutorials and workshops
   15 Apr. 2005 Paper submission deadline
                Exhibition registration deadline
   31 May 2005	Paper acceptance notifications
   29 Jul. 2005	Final camera-ready copy deadline

Further Information

For more details, please visit the Web-site: 
http://www.aamt.info, which will start announcement on the Summit

Conference Organization

Honorary Chair:  
   Makoto Nagao, National Institute of Information and Communications 

Conference Chair: 
   Jun-ichi Tsujii, University of Tokyo

Program Chair:  
   Hitoshi Isahara, National Institute of Information and
   Communications Technology 

Program Vicechairs:  
   Bente Maegaard, Center for Sprogteknologi, University of Copenhagen
   Laurie Gerber, Language Weaver

Local Organizing Chair:  
   Virach Sornlertlamvanich, Thai Computational Linguistics Laboratory

Supporting Committee Chair:  
   Mitsuhiro Ohori, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

   Mitsuhiro Ohori, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
   Kunio Matsui, Fujitsu 
   Toshiki Murata, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

Workshops and Tutorials:
   Sadao Kurohashi, University of Tokyo
   Eiichiro Sumita, ATR

   Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT)

Supporter (tentative):
   Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
   Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

Cooperation (tentative and more will be added):
   Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC) 
   Japan Electronics and Information Technology industries Association
   National Institute of Information and Communications Technology,
   Thai Computational Linguistics Laboratory (TCL)
   National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)


About Phuket and the Venue

Phuket Island, Thailand, is described as "The Pearl of Thailand" or
"The emerald upon the elephant's trunk". Phuket is the largest island
of Thailand. It is connected by bridges to southern Thailand and
surrounded by 32 smaller islands with a total area of 570 square
kilometers.  Beaches there offer some of the most spectacular scenery
in Thailand, from brilliant white sand beaches and coral islands to
sheer limestone cliffs and forested inlets. 

The conference venue, the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa, is
located on the beautiful Karon beach, 45 minutes from Phuket
Airport. Set in 75 acres of tropical landscaped gardens the hotel can
boast being the largest five star resort on the island. Each of the
resort's 695 rooms are decorated in modern Thai style accentuating all
of the comforts of home, while including all of the luxury that you
would expect from a five star resort. Each of the rooms has their own
balcony with a view of either Karon Bay or our beautifully landscaped


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