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AMTA 2020 | 2nd Call for Student Research Workshop Papers

by | March 18, 2020

The 14th biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas has been rescheduled to OCTOBER 6-9 and will be held as a virtual conference using Microsoft Teams, a powerful, enterprise collaboration platform. It was previously scheduled from September 8-12 in Orlando, Florida. 

This year, AMTA will hold a Student Research Workshop together with the main conference in 2020 and invites submissions from student participants at all stages of their education.

Important Dates

All deadlines are in the “Anywhere on Earth” time zone (UTC–12).

  • Submission deadline: Monday, 13 July 2020
  • Notification: Monday, 3 August 2020
  • Final “camera-ready” versions: Monday, 31 August 2020
  • Main conference (virtual): 6–9 October, 2020

The purpose of the Student Research Workshop is to provide students with a special opportunity to present their work and receive focused, intentional feedback from international experts in the field of machine translation. Accepted work will have at least one experienced member of the government, industry, and/or academia with knowledge in the student’s particular research area. These senior members will prepare comments and questions ahead of time and will work with the student to provide them with an outside perspective on their work’s impact and potential.


We invite two types of submissions:

–  Research papers must describe original, unpublished work, and follow the submission criteria described in the Call for MT Research Papers. They may include multiple authors, but the primary and first author must be a student. These papers will be blindly reviewed and evaluated and then presented along with main conference papers. They will be published in the AMTA Student Research Workshop volume of the conference proceedings and hosted on the ACL Anthology. 

–  Research proposals may contain previously published work. They should describe a proposed research trajectory, ideally (but optionally) rooted in the student’s existing work that is either already completed or in-progress. Research proposals must have only a single author. 

All submitted papers must be in PDF. Papers must be submitted to the START system at https://www.softconf.com/amta2020/srw/ by Monday, 13 July 2020 (AOE).

For Research Papers, please follow the submission guidelines found in the Call for MT Research Papers, noting the alternate submission URL above. Research Proposals should be no longer than 5 (five) pages (not counting references, which have no page limit). Another page will be allowed for accepted papers.

Due to generous sponsorship from Microsoft, accepted submissions will receive free registration to the virtual conference for the primary student involved in the work. Additionally, the first one hundred students to register will pay only a reduced $10 registration fee.

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