[Elsnet-list] Translating and the Computer 30 Conference - 2nd Call for Papers

nadamides at aslib.com nadamides at aslib.com
Wed Jun 11 15:25:40 CEST 2008

TRANSLATING AND THE COMPUTER 30 - Conference and Exhibition
(27-28 November 2008, at the Holiday Inn Camden Lock, London). 
Supported by EAMT, ITI, IoL, LISA and TILP

Abstracts for the 30th conference in the series are invited.  This conference
focuses on the user's perspective of how computers/software is used in
translation. The conference series attracts a wide audience which includes
translation services managers, translators, business managers, researchers and
language experts.  Once again, this year the conference will address the latest
developments in translation (and translation-related) software. It will address
the needs of the following conference attendees: industry, public
administration, agencies, freelancers and development.
This call for papers invites abstracts of papers to be presented at the
conference. The papers (and the presentations) should focus on the user aspects
of translation or translation-related software rather than on theoretical
issues. Presentations accompanied by demonstrations are especially welcome. 


The range of topics includes (but is not limited to):
use of MT systems 
CAT tools including TM and various translation aids 
controlled languages and their use in MT 
speech translation 
multilingual document management/workflow 
case studies of technology-based solutions 
the Internet and translation aids/services 
Application of XML tools and XML standards 
Project Management 
quality assurance tools 
workflow systems 
resources for translation including corpora 
Integrated MT TM and terminology systems 
Standardization / normalization in the industry 
Corpus -based translation studies investigations 
Voice recognition systems 
Training possibilities for Translators 
Translation/Localisation in emerging markets/ non-European/ US context 
Open Source Software/ Workflow and implications 
TM Copyright Issues 
Practical experiences in transfer of terminology data from one format to another
(MultiTerm, NTRF, etc) 
Language Services of International Organisations 
Exchange between terminology, lexicography and MT-lexicons 
Term extractions - tools and technologies 
Statistical MT with case studies on cost savings 
Hybrid solutions in practice including post-editing 
e-Learning of translators 
Practical and critical experience sharing of system implementation MT/TM
Wikis and other forms of massive online collaboration in translation

Authors are required to submit an abstract of a MINIMUM of 500 words of the
paper they would like to present, together with an outline of the structure of
the paper and short BIOGRAPHY. Abstracts should be sent by POST or EMAIL by the
1st July 2008 to: Nicole Adamides, Conference Organiser, Aslib, The Holywell
Centre, 1 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4PS. Tel: +44(0) 20 7613 3031/ Fax: +44 (0)
20 7613 5080/ Email: tc30 at aslib.com 

The abstracts will be considered by the Programme Chairs, namely: Chris Pyne,
SAP; Professor Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton, Reinhard Schäler,
Ireland and Olaf-Michael Stefanov, Vienna.

The authors of abstracts will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their
submissions by 1 August 2008. The full length versions of the accepted papers
will be included in the conference proceedings and must be submitted by 27th
October 2008. Speakers' presentations must be submitted by 18th November 2008. 

In brief, the deadlines are:
* 1 July 2008 - deadline for abstracts 
* 1 August 2008 - all authors will be notified of decisions 
* 27 October 2008 - full length versions of the accepted papers to Aslib 
* 18 November 2008 - speakers' presentations to be submitted 

Nicole Adamides, ASLIB Training
The Holywell Centre, 1 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4PS
Tel: 020 7613 3031	Fax: 020 7613 5080
www.aslib.com/training	Email: training at aslib.com

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