[Elsnet-list] CFP EAMT 2015: 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation

Felipe Sánchez Martínez fsanchez at dlsi.ua.es
Tue Nov 25 10:42:11 CET 2014

Apologies for cross-posting.

*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:

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.

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.

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 two 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.

Important Dates
* Paper submission: February 5, 2015
* Notification to authors: March 12, 2015
* Camera-ready deadline: April 2, 2015
* Conference: May 11-13, 2015

Conference website

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

Kind regards
Gema Ramírez-Sánchez, Fred Hollowood and Felipe Sánchez-Martínez
on behalf of the EAMT 2015 Organising Committee

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