[Elsnet-list] Machine Translation Summit XIV

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Fri Feb 1 20:25:52 CET 2013

Machine Translation Summit XIV - 2–6 September 2013, Nice, France

First Call for Commercial/User papers and Commercial/User presentations 

The Fourteenth Machine Translation Summit, organized by the International Association for Machine Translation and the European Association for Machine Translation, will be held at the ACROPOLIS conference centre, Nice, France, 2–6 September 2013.

The conference programme for the MT Summit 2013 will include keynote speeches by renowned experts in Machine Translation, panel discussions and presentations of submitted and invited papers organized in two programme tracks - research and commercial/user.

An exhibition of commercial and research systems will be held during the conference as well as a 'Project Village' featuring the best of recently funded collaborative work. Before the main conference two full days will be devoted to tutorials and workshops. There will be a variety of sightseeing tours in the beautiful surroundings of Nice both before and after the MT Summit.

CFP Commercial/User Program Track

The Commercial User track will focus on how MT can meet business needs and create viable consumer products and services. Examples of MT applied to business needs include such as just-in-time localization of critical information, delivery of multilingual technical support information, or creation of draft translations for post-editing. 

The MT Summit 2013 is sure to be of great interest for users as well as developers of Machine Translation. Developers of MT will benefit from updates on leading-edge R & D in MT and will offer them a unique opportunity to share their most recent developments with users and potential users of MT. 

Users of Machine Translation will meet other users and exchange valuable experiences on using Machine Translation.

What to submit

Ideal presentations will clearly identify a business need and describe how MT meets those needs, with a candid assessment of its strengths and limitations for that particular usage, supported as possible by data. Submissions should be 250-500 word summaries and need to be submitted via:


Make sure to select the User Track option when submitting your presentation.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

Use of MT to reduce localization time and/or cost

Use of MT to better exploit qualified resources

Integrating MT and human translation

Integrating MT into an existing production process (manual/(semautomatic workflows, format conversion, language support,…)

Optimizing system setup, maintenance, and post-editing

Post-editing experiences and data on productivity

Quality assurance aspects

ROI analyses of post-editing versus translation from scratch and/or using other CAT tools

Use of MT to provide localization of data-driven, dynamic, or user-specific information

Ways in which MT can be used to increase the scope of globalization projects, translating additional text types

Managing change when implementing MT technologies

Open-source and low-cost MT tools: are they realistic and is there a market for them?

Human translators usage of MT 

Important Dates

Submission date

 April 15, 2013 
Notification of acceptance

 May 31, 2013
Documentation (paper, slides etc.)

 July 1, 2013
MT Summit

 September 2-6, 2013

About Nice - click here 

Responsible for the Commercial/User programme track: Daniel GRASMICK and Heidi DEPRAETERE 

Responsible for the Research programme track: Khalil SIMA'AN and Mikel L. FORCADA 

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