[Elsnet-list] EAMT 2015 CFP: Change of submission and notification dates

Felipe Sánchez Martínez fsanchez at dlsi.ua.es
Mon Dec 15 11:36:12 CET 2014

Apologies for cross posting.

Please note that the submission deadline has been postpone to March 7, 2015.

18th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine 
Translation (EAMT 2015; Antalya, Turkey)

The European Association for Machine Translation 
(EAMT,http://www.eamt.org) invites everyone interested in machine 
translation, translation-related tools and resources to participate in 
this conference ― developers, researchers, users, professional 
translators and translation/localisation managers: anyone who has a 
stake in the vision of an information world in which language barriers 
and issues become less visible to the information consumer. We 
especially invite researchers to describe the state of the art and 
demonstrate their cutting-edge results, and professional MT users to 
share their experiences.

EAMT 2015, the 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for 
Machine Translation, will be held in Antalya, Turkey from 11 to 13 May 

We expect to receive manuscripts in these three categories:

(R) Research papers
Long-paper submissions (8 pages) are invited for reports of significant 
research results in any aspect of machine translation and related areas. 
Such reports should include a substantial evaluation component, or have 
a strong theoretical and/or methodological contribution where results 
and in-depth evaluations may not be appropriate. Papers are welcome on 
all topics in the area of machine translation or translation-related 
technologies, including:

* Speech translation: speech to text, speech to speech
* Translation aids (translation memory, terminology databases, etc.)
* Translation environments (workflow, support tools, conversion tools 
for lexica, etc.)
* Practical MT systems (MT for professionals, MT for multilingual 
eCommerce, MT for localization, etc.)
* MT in multilingual public service (eGovernment etc.)
* MT for the web
* MT embedded in other services
* MT evaluation techniques and evaluation results
* Dictionaries and lexica for MT
* Text and speech corpora for MT
* Standards in text and lexicon encoding for MT
* Human factors in MT and user interfaces
* Related multilingual technologies (natural language generation, 
information retrieval, text categorization, text summarization, 
information extraction, etc.)

Papers should describe original work. They should emphasize completed 
work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of 
completion of the reported results. Where appropriate, concrete 
evaluation results should be included.

(U) User studies
Short-paper submissions (2-4 pages) are invited for reports on users' 
experiences with MT, be it in small or medium size business (SMB), 
enterprise, government, or NGOs. Contributions are welcome on:

* Integrating MT and computer-assisted translation into a translation 
production workflow (e.g. transforming terminology glossaries into MT 
resources, optimizing TM/MT thresholds, mixing online and offline tools, 
using interactive MT, dealing with MT confidence scores);
* Use of MT to improve translation or localization workflows (e.g. 
reducing turnaround times, improving translation consistency, increasing 
the scope of globalization projects);
* Managing change when implementing and using MT (e.g. switching between 
multiple MT systems, limiting degradations when updating or upgrading an 
MT system);
* Implementing open-source MT in the SMB or enterprise (e.g. strategies 
to get support, reports on taking pilot results into full deployment, 
examples of advance customisation sought and obtained thanks to the 
open-source paradigm, collaboration within open-source MT projects);
* Evaluation of MT in a real-world setting (e.g. error detection 
strategies employed, metrics used, productivity or translation quality 
gains achieved);
* Post-editing strategies and tools (e.g. limitations of traditional 
translation quality assurance tools, challenges associated with 
post-editing guidelines);
* Legal issues associated with MT, especially MT in the cloud (e.g. 
copyright, privacy);
* Use of MT in social networking or real-time communication (e.g. 
enterprise support chat, multilingual content for social media);
* Use of MT to process multilingual content for assimilation purposes 
(e.g. cross-lingual information retrieval, MT for e-discovery or spam 
detection, MT for highly dynamic content);
* Use of standards for MT.

Papers should highlight problems and solutions and not merely describe 
MT integration process or project settings. Where solutions do not seem 
to exist, suggestions for MT researchers and developers should be 
clearly emphasized. For user papers produced by academics, we require 
co-authorship with the actual users.

(P) Project/Product description
Abstract submissions (1 page) are invited to report new, interesting:

* Tools for machine translation, computer aided translation, and the 
like (including commercial products and open-source software). The 
authors should be ready to present the tools in the form of demos or 
posters during the conference.
* Research projects related to machine translation. The authors should 
be ready to present the projects in the form of posters during the 
conference. This follows on from the successful ‘project villages’ held 
at the last EAMT conferences.

The programme will include oral presentations and poster sessions. 
Accepted papers may be assigned to an oral or poster session, but no 
differentiation will be made in the conference proceedings.

* Paper submission: March 7, 2015
* Notification to authors: March 31, 2015
* Camera-ready deadline: April 16, 2015
* Conference: May 11-13, 2015

Please visit the conference web page (http://www.eamt2015.org/) for the 
most up-to-date information about the calendar, the call for papers and 
formatting requirements, the programme, invited speakers, related 
conference activities, the venue, travel and registration.

Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical 
strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and potential 
interest to all attendees. They should mostly contain new material that 
has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available 

EAMT 2015 will use electronic submission through the EasyChair 
conference tool. To submit a paper, go to the submission website at: 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eamt2015 and follow the

Papers that are being submitted in parallel to other conferences or 
workshops and papers that contain significant overlap with previously 
published work must indicate this on the title page and in the abstract 
submitted through EasyChair (using capital letters). In case of 
acceptance the paper will only be included in the proceedings if it is 
not published in any other conference or workshop to which it was 

Papers should be anonymised (no authors, affiliations or addresses, and 
no explicit self-reference), be no longer than 8 pages (A4 size) for 
research papers, and no longer than 4 pages (A4 size) for user papers, 
all in PDF format. Papers must conform to the format defined by the EAMT 
templates that will shortly be available at the conference website
(http://www.eamt2015.org/). Project/product descriptions do not need to 
be anonymised.

For further information about this call for papers or if you encounter 
any problem regarding submission please contact the track chairs at 
eamt2015 at dlsi.ua.es and put in the subject "[user]" or "[research]" 
depending on which track your question is related to. For questions 
about the organisation (venue, registration, accommodation, visa, 
payments, etc.) please contact the local organisers at 
secretariat at eamt2015.org.

EAMT Best Thesis Award
The EAMT Best Thesis Award 2015 for PhD theses submitted during 2014 
will be awarded at the conference, together with a presentation of the 
winner’s work. Information for candidates to the award is available at: 
http://www.eamt.org/news/news_best_thesis2014.php. The deadline is March 
7, 2015.

Conference website

Conference organisers

General Chair: Andy Way (Dublin City University, Ireland)

Track Chairs:
Felipe Sánchez-Martínez - Research programme chair (Universitat 
d’Alacant, Spain)
Gema Ramírez-Sanchez - User programme co-chair (Prompsit Language 
Engineering, Spain)
Fred Hollowood - User programme co-chair (Fred Hollowood Consulting, 

Local Organization Chair: İlknur Durgar El-Kahlout (Tübitak, Turkey)

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