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AMTA 2018 | Call for MT Research Papers

by | October 23, 2017

AMTA-2018 solicits original research papers that will advance the field of Machine Translation. In addition to regular contributions, we are also seeking extended abstracts, which can report in-progress work, or novel applications of technology to real application scenarios. Submissions must be unpublished, and in English.

We seek submissions across the entire spectrum of MT-related research activity, but put a particular focus on AMTA’s strength: the close interaction between researchers and practitioners who are looking to apply the latest MT technology to their tasks. Thus, we particularly encourage submissions that are oriented towards building robust and practical systems, including user-in-the-loop translation systems, adaptation to particular domains or usage scenarios, and utilization of available resources in production scenarios.

Important dates:

Submission deadline: Monday, 11 December 2017
Notification of acceptance: Monday, 15 January 2018
Final “camera-ready” versions: Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Submission Instructions:

Full papers must not exceed 12 (twelve) pages plus 2 (two) pages for references, and must be formatted according to the AMTA 2018 style guide: PDF version / LaTeX version / MS Word version. These papers will be rigorously reviewed for novelty and impact, and published in the AMTA proceedings. They will be presented at the conference as either oral presentations or as posters.
We will also be accepting submissions of extended abstracts of no more than 6 (six) pages plus 2 (two) pages for references. These abstracts can be used to report in-progress or late-breaking research results, analyses of the effects of applying research technology to practical application scenarios, or descriptions of demos appearing at the technology showcase. Abstract submissions are further divided into two subcategories:
1. Original contributions, which will be included in the conference proceedings upon acceptance.
2. Non-archival submissions, which will not not appear in the proceedings, but will still be presented at the conference.
Both types of abstracts will be double-blind reviewed for informativeness, correctness and clarity. They will be presented at the conference as posters. Abstracts should be anonymized, and should put “This is a submission to the [original / non-archival] extended abstract track.” at the end of the abstract field in the START submission page (it does not need to be noted in the paper itself).
Submitted papers must be in PDF. To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and affiliations within the paper, and avoid obvious self-references. Papers must be submitted to the START system (https://www.softconf.com/amta2018/papers/) by 11:59 pm PDT (GMT – 7 hours), Monday, 4 December 2017.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Advances in various MT paradigms: data-driven, rule-based, and hybrids;
  • MT applications and embedding: translation/localization aids, speech-to-speech, speech-to-text, OCR, MT for communication (chats, blogs, social networks), multilingual applications, etc.
  • Technologies for MT deployment: quality estimation and domain adaptation;
  • MT in special settings: low resources, massive resources, high volume, low computing resources;
  • Human factors in MT and user interfaces for MT;
  • Linguistic resources for MT: dictionaries, terminology banks, corpora;
  • MT evaluation techniques and evaluation results
  • Empirical studies on translation data

Multiple Submissions:

Full papers and extended abstracts that will appear in the AMTA proceedings must represent new work that has not been previously published (pre-prints posted online on servers such as arXiv do not count as published papers, and thus are allowed to be submitted). It is the responsibility of the author(s) to inform the program chairs of any potential problem with respect to this requirement. Authors submitting a similar paper both to AMTA and another conference or workshop must inform the program chairs by email (mtresearchers@amtaweb.org), specifying to which other conference or workshop they are submitting their work. If a paper is accepted at both AMTA and another conference, then to appear at AMTA it can either be presented at AMTA as a full paper and withdrawn from the other conference, or it can be withdrawn from the AMTA proceedings, but still presented at AMTA as a non-archival extended abstract.



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