Accommodations & Venue


The conference will be held at the Hotel Regency Miami. See it on Google Maps here.

Make your RESERVATIONS HERE to get the special rate for MT Summit XV.

About Miami


Miami, Florida is home to so many fun attractions, activities and entertainment and Miami Hyatt Regency hotel is set in the center of it all! Step into the tropics on Parrot Jungle Island, delve into the deep at Miami Seaquarium or play golf on any of the three 18-hole courses just minutes from Hyatt Regency Miami. Charter a yacht, sway to Latin rhythms at innumerable night spots and enjoy easy access to a multitude of upscale restaurants, stores, beaches, water sports, sporting events and attractions. Just a 15 minute drive from South Beach, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, Hyatt Regency Miami is also just seven miles from Miami International Airport and less than two miles from the Port of Miami.

General Chair:

Alon Lavie (Safaba Translation Solutions and Carnegie Mellon University)

Conference Steering Committee:

Alon Lavie (Safaba & CMU), George Foster (Google), Hassan Sawaf (eBay), Mike Dillinger (LinkedIn)

Research Track Co-Chairs:

Yaser Al-Onaizan (IBM Research) and Will Lewis (Microsoft Research)

Commercial Track Co-Chairs:

Mike Dillinger (LinkedIn) and Steve Richardson (LDS Church)

Government Track Chair:

Jennifer Doyon (MITRE)

Workshops and Tutorials Chair:

Jay Marciano (LionBridge)

Technology Showcase Chair:

Jennifer DeCamp (MITRE)

Web Master:

Mike Dillinger (LinkedIn)

Business and Local Arrangements:

Priscilla Rasmussen (ARCS)

Contact: Jen DeCamp (

If you are interested in exhibiting/demonstrating your commercial, academic, or government software at the MT Summit Technology Showcase, please send the following information to Jen DeCamp. We are particularly interested in software that is discussed in presentations at the conference.
The Technology Showcase is held one afternoon during the conference. There is no fee for exhibiting. Exhibiters are welcome to invite outside guests to see the demonstrations. Information on exhibits is included on the conference CD.

Call for Proposals:

The Technology Showcase will be on Sunday, November 1. Final “camera-ready” versions of exhibit information will be due Monday September 7.

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

What to Submit:

Submissions should include:


Exhibiters will be provided with a table, draping, chairs, a sign, electrical outlets, and wifi. Exhibitors are welcome to bring posters and signs. However, signs may not be attached to the hotel walls. Please note special requests on the submission form or contact Jen DeCamp ( or Priscilla Rasmussen (

Exhibitors can choose to rent large-screen monitors from the MT Summit registration page for $200. The monitors will be delivered to and picked up from the exhibit table.

Exhibitors can mail signs and brochures to the hotel in advance of the conference in care of Priscilla Rasmussen.

Contact: Jay Marciano (

MT Summit XV Call for proposals for Workshops on all topics related to MT

MT Summit workshops are intended to provide the opportunity for MT-related communities of interest to spend time together advancing the state of thinking or the state of practice in their area of endeavor. We are particularly interested in submissions related to commercialization of MT and/or its use by professional translators. However, any themes connected to MT research, development, deployment, use, and evaluation are welcome. Topics for past workshops have included post-editing, treatment of Arabic-script languages, monolingual aspects of MT, collaborative translation, lexical resources, and MT research and the translation industry.

Workshop proposals should be submitted by 29 June 2015 to

They should include:

Important dates:

AMTA 2018 | Proceedings for the Conference, Keynotes, Workshops and Tutorials

by Mike Dillinger | March 21, 2018

Main Conference Research Track Download (2.7 MB) Commercial and Government Tracks Download (28.4 MB)   Keynotes Arianna Bisazza – Leiden University Research Keynote | Unveiling the Linguistic Weaknesses of Neural MT Download (4 MB) Macduff Hughes – Google Commercial Keynote | Machine Translation Beyond the Sentence Download (2.7 MB) Carl Rubino – IARPA Government Keynote […]

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AMTA 2018 | Tutorial | Getting Started Customizing MT with Microsoft Translator Hub: From Pilot Project to Production

by Mike Dillinger | January 30, 2018

Develop an Effective MT Customization Pilot Project Learn strategies to plan and carry out an effective pilot project to train a customized MT engine and learn tips to evaluate the MT pilot project against your goals so you can move it toward production. Participants will know how to plan a pilot project, select appropriate training […]

AMTA 2018

AMTA 2018 | Workshop | The Role of Authoritative Standards in the MT Environment

by Mike Dillinger | January 30, 2018

In this workshop, we will bring together experts from across the standards community, including from the American Society for Testing and Materials (now just “ASTM International”), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These experts will discuss authoritative standards that […]

AMTA 2018

AMTA 2018 | Tutorial | ModernMT: Open-Source Adaptive Neural MT for Enterprises and Translators

by Mike Dillinger | January 30, 2018

Nowadays, computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools represent the dominant technology in the translation market – and those including machine translation (MT) engines are on the increase. In this new scenario, where MT and post-editing are becoming the standard portfolio for professional translators, it is of the utmost importance that MT systems are specifically tailored to translators. […]

AMTA 2018

AMTA 2018 | Tutorial | MQM-DQF: A Good Marriage (Translation Quality for the 21st Century)

by Mike Dillinger | January 30, 2018

In the past three years, the language industry has been converging on the use of the MQM-DQF framework for analytic quality evaluation. It emerged from two separate quality-evaluation approaches: the European Commission-funded Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM) and the Dynamic Quality Framework (DQF) from TAUS. Harmonized in 2015, the resulting shared hierarchy of error types allows […]

AMTA 2018

AMTA 2018 | Tutorial | A Deep Learning curve for Post-Editing

by Mike Dillinger | January 30, 2018

Does post-editing also require a deep learning curve? How do the neural networks of post-editors work in concert with neural MT engines? Can post-editors and engines be retrained to work more effectively with each other? In this tutorial, we demystify the process, focus on the latest MT developments and their impact on post-editing practices. We […]

AMTA 2018