Main Summit
Research Track
Download (10.8 MB)

Users and Providers Track
Download (76.2 MB)

Keynotes
Jane Nemcova – AI & ML Executive
Natural Language – The Road to infinity
Download (0.2 MB)

Graham Neubig – Carnegie Mellon University
Understanding and Improving Context Usage in Context-aware Translation
Download (3.7 MB)

Lucie Séguin – Translation Bureau of Canada
Machine Translation at the Government of Canada: Reaching for the Future
Download (1.5 MB)

Lucia Specia – Imperial College London
Multimodal Simultaneous Machine Translation
Download (3.2 MB)

Workshops
1st Workshop on Automatic Spoken Language Translation in Real-World Settings (ASLTRW)
Download (2.6 MB)

1st International Workshop on Automatic Translation for Signed and Spoken Languages (AT4SSL)
Download (10.3 MB)

4th Workshop on Technologies for MT of Low Resource Languages (LoResMT)
Download (9.2 MB)

Final Call for Papers, Presentations, and Tutorial Proposals

The 18th biennial conference of the International Association of Machine Translation

16-20 August 2021 – NOW COMPLETELY VIRTUAL!

Due to continuing COVID restrictions on travel, we have decided to hold MT Summit 2021 online on August 16-20, 2021. We have extended the submission deadline for Research papers to Tuesday, May 18, 2021 and for User/Provider and Government abstracts to Tuesday, June 1, 2021 to allow people more time to reconsider and adjust their plans for submissions given the new conference format.

As an online conference, MT Summit 2021 will accommodate more academic, industry, and government specialists from all around the world, especially MT professionals who cannot travel to the United States at the moment. In a recent survey we conducted, more than 80% of the respondents indicated they were planning to attend only virtually. With the move to a fully virtual event and an inclusive approach, we anticipate more than 500 attendees from across the MT spectrum this year.

MT Summit 2021 will include these engaging features:

We invite you to view the Call for Papers and Presentations below and to submit a paper or presentation proposal.

This year’s MT Summit is organized by the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas. This biennial conference brings together the American (AMTA), Asian-Pacific (AAMT) and European (EAMT) branches of the International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT), creating an invaluable opportunity to discuss the issues of the day with a truly global gathering of MT researchers, developers, providers, and users. For academic, student, and commercial researchers, MT Summit XVIII provides a unique context in which to share the latest results with colleagues as well as understand real-world user requirements. MT providers and users in both business and government settings will benefit from updates on leading-edge R&D in Machine Translation and have a chance to present and discuss their use cases. In all these contexts, we strongly encourage student submissions and participation as well.

Survey Opportunity on MT Trends

One of the keynotes at the MT Summit will review the results of a survey conducted by CSA Research on MT Trends. We invite representatives from all commercial and government organizations, as well as LSPs and individual freelancers, to participate in this survey about how you and/or your business uses MT technology. Participants will receive the survey results, allowing them to benchmark themselves against their peers. The deadline to participate is April 30, 2021. Please help us collect data that will be meaningful and valuable to the entire MT community by taking this survey.

Special Opportunity for Students

Students who register for the conference will have the opportunity to be paired with mentors to discuss career goals, aspirations, experiences, and recommendations. Repeating the very successful student mentoring sessions held at the AMTA 2020 conference last October, experts in Machine Translation across Academia, Industry, and Government have volunteered to lead small group sessions where students can ask questions and get exposure to the details of possible MT-related career paths. These opportunities are available to all students who attend the conference, regardless of background or experience.

Conference Tracks

The conference will feature three main tracks – Research, Users and Providers, and Government, each dedicated to a respective area in machine translation research, commercial application, and government use.

The following important dates apply to each of the tracks:

The earlier deadline for submission of Workshop proposals (Monday, 12 April 2021) has already passed.

The submission and “camera-ready” deadline time zone for all the above dates is “Anywhere on Earth” (UTC–12).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because the conference will be held virtually, all papers, presentations, tutorials, and workshops will be recorded without exception. Any submission will be understood by the MT Summit Organizing Committee as giving your tacit permission for the organizers to create a video recording of your presentation and make it available to conference attendees, and potentially to members of AMTA, AAMT, or EAMT as well. In the coming weeks, we may also request that some presentations be pre-recorded to avoid technical issues during the virtual conference.

Guidelines for submission to the tracks of the conference are as follows:

Research Track

Chairs: Kevin Duh, Francisco Guzman (mtresearchers@amtaweb.org)

We invite original, substantial, and unpublished research in all aspects of machine translation (MT). We seek submissions across the entire spectrum of MT-related research, but with a particular focus on MT Summit’s strength: the close interaction between researchers and practitioners who are looking to apply the latest MT technology to their tasks. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Submission Instructions:

Papers should not be longer than 10 pages of content (for references, unlimited number of pages is allowed). The papers must be submitted in PDF format and adhere to one of the following style guides: PDF version, LaTeX version, MS Word version. To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references. Research track papers 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; we do not require a 1-month anonymity period for previous submissions on arXiv). Authors submitting a similar paper to another conference or workshop must specify this at submission time; if the paper is accepted to multiple venues, the author must choose which one to present at. Papers must be submitted to the following website by the conference submission deadline: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/MTSUMMIT2021.

Publication

Final versions of papers must be submitted by the final “camera-ready” date. All Research track papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be made publicly available on the MT Summit website after the conference. Papers will also be hosted individually on the ACL Anthology website.

MT Users and Providers Track

Chairs: Janice Campbell, Jay Marciano, Konstantin Savenkov, Alex Yanishevsky (mtusers-providers@amtaweb.org)

This track is intended for users, providers, and developers of machine translation, as well as professional translators and Language Service Providers, to present novel, original, and unpublished applications of machine translation technology or specific use cases.

We seek submissions for 30-minute presentations, which will include several minutes for questions and discussion, concerning the use of MT and/or related tools, processes, and technologies to support business goals and serve the customer or user in commercial settings.

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

Submission Instructions

Please click here to submit a 250 to 500-word abstract describing your presentation/paper to the MT Users and Providers Chairs by the conference submission deadline. We welcome presentations from MT technology and service providers, but their presentations should not constitute a “sales pitch.” The focus should be on innovative MT technology, processes, and real-world use cases, rather than on a particular product or offering.

Publication

Presentations in the form of slide decks are acceptable submissions and should be in PDF format. Papers are welcomed, as they typically provide a greater level of detail and understanding to conference attendees. If submitted, papers should be formatted according to the guidelines under Submission Instructions for the Research Track (see above)       . Only abstracts are required to be submitted by the initial submission deadline. Papers and slide decks must be submitted by the final “camera-ready” date for publication in the conference proceedings and on the ACL Anthology website.

Government Track

Chairs: Ben Huyck, Steve LaRocca (govtmtusers@amtaweb.org)

We invite MT practitioners involved with governments worldwide to submit proposals for presentations about your insights on research, development, and operational use of MT and MT-related technologies in government and military settings. We especially encourage perspectives that challenge the broader MT community, including issues with implementing and utilizing MT, whether on the technical side, the human side, or both.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Submission Instructions

Please click here to submit a 250 to 500-word abstract describing your presentation/paper to the Government Track Chairs by the conference submission deadline.

Publication

While not mandatory, presenters are strongly encouraged to have their submissions published in the conference proceedings, producing papers in accordance with the guidelines under Submission Instructions for the Research Track (see above). Slide decks may also be accepted. While only abstracts are required to be submitted by the initial submission deadline, papers and/or slide decks must be submitted by the final camera-ready date for publication in the conference proceedings and on the ACL Anthology website.

Tutorial Proposals

Chair: Jay Marciano (tutorials@amtaweb.org)

The organizing committee of MT Summit XVIII is seeking proposals for tutorials on all topics related to MT research, development, application, and evaluation. Our goal is to provide tutorials that appeal to the various constituents of the MT community (researchers, developers, students, commercial users, and language professionals). Therefore we welcome not only proposals on deeply technical research and development topics but also on, for instance, the collection and curation of training data, best practices in training MT systems, human/computer interaction among translators, interpreters, and other users of MT output, and the evolving role of translation automation in the commercial translation production pipeline.

Tutorials, together with Workshops, will be held on Monday, August 16, immediately preceding the main conference, and Friday, August 20, immediately following the main conference.

Tutorials are a forum for experts in MT and MT-related areas to deliver concentrated training on a topic of interest in half-day teaching sessions. Tutorials help conference participants enrich their understanding of particular technical, applied, and business matters surrounding research, development and use of MT and associated technologies, or, in the case of tutorials designed for newcomers, provide background information that facilitates greater understanding of the overall conference program.

Proposals for tutorials should be sent by the conference submission deadline to  tutorials@amtaweb.org and include:

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

MT Summit XVIII – 2021

The 18th biennial conference of the International Association of Machine Translation

16-20 August 2021, Orlando, Florida, USA

We are pleased to distribute the 2nd call for papers and presentations, as well as for proposals for Workshops and Tutorials, for MT Summit XVIII, the 18th Machine Translation Summit, to be held 16-20 August 2021. The conference is set to take place at a spectacular venue located just outside the Disney theme parks, the Sheraton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA. We also plan to provide registration options for remote viewing of conference presentations, and we will continue to monitor the pandemic situation closely, converting to a completely virtual format if needed to ensure the safety of participants.

This year’s conference is organized by the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas. The biennial MT Summit brings together the American (AMTA), Asian-Pacific (AAMT) and European (EAMT) branches of the International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT), creating an invaluable opportunity to discuss the issues of the day with a truly global gathering of MT researchers, developers, providers, and users. For academic, student, and commercial researchers, MT Summit XVIII provides a unique context in which to share the latest results with colleagues as well as understand real-world user requirements. MT providers and users in both business and government settings will benefit from updates on leading-edge R&D in Machine Translation and have a chance to present and discuss their use cases. In all these contexts, we strongly encourage student submissions and participation as well.

Special Opportunity for Students

Students who register for the conference will have the opportunity to be paired with mentors to discuss career goals, aspirations, experiences, and recommendations. Repeating the very successful student mentoring sessions held at the AMTA 2020 conference last October, experts in Machine Translation across Academia, Industry, and Government have volunteered to lead small group sessions where students can ask questions and get exposure to the details of possible MT-related career paths. These opportunities are available to all students who attend the conference, regardless of background or experience.

Survey Opportunity on MT Trends

One of the keynotes at the MT Summit will review the results of a survey conducted by CSA Research on MT Trends. We invite representatives from all commercial and government organizations, as well as LSPs and individual freelancers, to participate in this survey about how you and/or your business uses MT technology. Participants will receive the survey results, allowing them to benchmark themselves against their peers. The deadline to participate is April 9, 2021. Please help us collect data that will be meaningful and valuable to the entire MT community by taking this survey.

Conference Tracks

The conference will feature three main tracks – Research, Users and Providers, and Government, each dedicated to a respective area in machine translation research, commercial application, and government use.

The following important dates apply to each of the tracks:

Please note the earlier deadline for submission of Workshop proposals: Monday, 12 April 2021

The submission and “camera-ready” deadline time zone for all the above dates is “Anywhere on Earth” (UTC–12).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the hybrid nature of the conference, all papers, presentations, tutorials, and workshops will be recorded without exception. Any submission will be understood by the MT Summit Organizing Committee as giving your tacit permission for the organizers to create a video recording of your presentation and make it available to conference attendees, and potentially to members of AMTA, AAMT, or EAMT as well. Depending on the final format of the conference, we may also request that presentations be pre-recorded.

Guidelines for submission to the tracks of the conference are as follows:

Research Track

Chairs: Kevin Duh, Francisco Guzman (mtresearchers@amtaweb.org)

We invite original, substantial, and unpublished research in all aspects of machine translation (MT). We seek submissions across the entire spectrum of MT-related research, but with a particular focus on MT Summit’s strength: the close interaction between researchers and practitioners who are looking to apply the latest MT technology to their tasks. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Submission Instructions:

Papers should not be longer than 10 pages of content (for references, unlimited number of pages is allowed). The papers must be submitted in PDF format and adhere to one of the following style guides: PDF version, LaTeX version, MS Word version. To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references. Research track papers 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; we do not require a 1-month anonymity period for previous submissions on arXiv). Authors submitting a similar paper to another conference or workshop must specify this at submission time; if the paper is accepted to multiple venues, the author must choose which one to present at. Papers must be submitted to the following website by the conference submission deadline: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/MTSUMMIT2021.

Publication

Final versions of papers must be submitted by the final “camera-ready” date. All Research track papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be made publicly available on the MT Summit website after the conference. Papers will also be hosted individually on the ACL Anthology website.

MT Users and Providers Track

Chairs: Janice Campbell, Jay Marciano, Konstantin Savenkov, Alex Yanishevsky (mtusers-providers@amtaweb.org)

This track is intended for users, providers, and developers of machine translation, as well as professional translators and Language Service Providers, to present novel, original, and unpublished applications of machine translation technology or specific use cases.

We seek submissions for 30-minute presentations, which will include several minutes for questions and discussion, concerning the use of MT and/or related tools, processes, and technologies to support business goals and serve the customer or user in commercial settings.

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

Submission Instructions

Please submit a 250 to 500-word abstract describing your presentation topic to the MT Users and Providers Chairs (mtusers-providers@amtaweb.org) by the conference submission deadline. The submission should include a 100-words-or-less biographical description of the proposed speaker(s). We welcome presentations from MT technology and service providers, but their presentations should not constitute a “sales pitch.” The focus should be on innovative MT technology, processes, and real-world use cases, rather than on a particular product or offering.

Publication

Presentations in the form of slide decks are acceptable submissions and should be in PDF format. Papers are welcomed, as they typically provide a greater level of detail and understanding to conference attendees. If submitted, papers should be formatted according to the guidelines under Submission Instructions for the Research Track (see above)       . Only abstracts are required to be submitted by the initial submission deadline. Papers and slide decks must be submitted by the final “camera-ready” date for publication in the conference proceedings and on the ACL Anthology website.

Government Track

Chairs: Ben Huyck, Steve LaRocca (govtmtusers@amtaweb.org)

We invite MT practitioners involved with governments worldwide to submit proposals for presentations about your insights on research, development, and operational use of MT and MT-related technologies in government and military settings. We especially encourage perspectives that challenge the broader MT community, including issues with implementing and utilizing MT, whether on the technical side, the human side, or both.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Submission Instructions

Initial submissions should be abstracts 250-500 words in length. The following should accompany each abstract submission:

1. Presentation Title

2. Presenter Name, including a short bio (<100 words)

3. Representing Organization

4. Email Address

5. Phone Number

Please email your abstract to the Government Track Chairs (govtmtusers@amtaweb.org) by the conference submission deadline.

Publication

While not mandatory, presenters are strongly encouraged to have their submissions published in the conference proceedings, producing papers in accordance with the guidelines under Submission Instructions for the Research Track (see above). Slide decks may also be accepted. While only abstracts are required to be submitted by the initial submission deadline, papers and/or slide decks must be submitted by the final camera-ready date for publication in the conference proceedings and on the ACL Anthology website.

Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Chair: Jay Marciano (tutorials@amtaweb.org or workshops@amtaweb.org)

The organizing committee of MT Summit XVIII is seeking proposals for workshops and tutorials on all topics related to MT research, development, application, and evaluation. Our goal is to have a program of workshops and tutorials that appeals to the various constituents of the MT community (researchers, developers, students, commercial users, and language professionals). Therefore we welcome not only proposals on deeply technical research and development topics but also on, for instance, the collection and curation of training data, best practices in training MT systems, human/computer interaction among translators, interpreters, and other users of MT output, and the evolving role of translation automation in the commercial translation production pipeline.

Tutorials and Workshops will be held on Monday, August 16, immediately preceding the main conference, and Friday, August 20, immediately following the main conference.

Tutorials

Tutorials are a forum for experts in MT and MT-related areas to deliver concentrated training on a topic of interest in half-day teaching sessions. Tutorials help conference participants enrich their understanding of particular technical, applied, and business matters surrounding research, development and use of MT and associated technologies, or, in the case of tutorials designed for newcomers, provide background information that facilitates greater understanding of the overall conference program.

Proposals for tutorials should be sent by the conference submission deadline to  tutorials@amtaweb.organdinclude:

Workshops

Workshops are intended to provide the opportunity for MT-related communities of interest to spend focused time together advancing the state of thinking or the state of practice in their area of interest or endeavor. Workshops are typically scheduled as full-day events.

Every effort will be made to accept or reject (with reason) workshop proposals as soon as possible after they are received by the organizing committee so that the workshop organizers have adequate time to prepare the workshop.

We encourage you to submit your proposals for workshops as early as possible to workshops@amtaweb.organdinclude:  

Workshop proposals should be submitted no later than Monday, 12 April 2021.  Please note that this date is one month earlier than the deadline for other papers and presentations at MT Summit XVIII.

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

MT Summit XVIII – 2021

The 18th biennial conference of the International Association of Machine Translation

16-20 August 2021, Orlando, Florida, USA

We are pleased to announce the call for papers and presentations, as well as for proposals for Workshops and Tutorials, for MT Summit XVIII, the 18th Machine Translation Summit, to be held 16-20 August 2021. The conference is set to take place at a spectacular venue located just outside the Disney theme parks, the Sheraton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA. We also plan to provide registration options for remote viewing of conference presentations, and we will continue to monitor the pandemic situation closely, converting to a completely virtual format if needed to ensure the safety of participants.

This year’s conference is organized by the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas. The biennial MT Summit brings together the American (AMTA), Asian-Pacific (AAMT) and European (EAMT) branches of the International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT), creating an invaluable opportunity to discuss the issues of the day with a truly global gathering of MT researchers, developers, providers, and users. For academic, student, and commercial researchers, MT Summit XVIII provides a unique context in which to share the latest results with colleagues as well as understand real-world user requirements. MT providers and users in both business and government settings will benefit from updates on leading-edge R&D in Machine Translation and have a chance to present and discuss their use cases. In all these contexts, we strongly encourage student submissions and participation as well.  

The following important dates apply to each of the tracks listed below:

  • Submission deadline:
Monday, 10 May 2021
  • Notification of acceptance:  
Monday, 21 June 2021
  • Final “camera-ready” versions:
Monday, 12 July 2021

Please note the earlier deadline for submission of Workshop proposals: Monday, 12 April 2021

The submission and “camera-ready” deadline time zone for all of the above dates is “Anywhere on Earth” (UTC–12).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the hybrid nature of the conference, all papers, presentations, tutorials, and workshops will be recorded without exception. Any submission will be understood by the MT Summit Organizing Committee as giving your tacit permission for the organizers to create a video recording of your presentation and make it available to conference attendees, and potentially to members of AMTA, AAMT, or EAMT as well. Depending on the final format of the conference, we may also request that presentations be pre-recorded.

Conference Tracks

The conference will feature three main tracks – Research, Users and Providers, and Government, each dedicated to a respective area in machine translation research, commercial application, and government use.

Guidelines for submission to the tracks of the conference are as follows:

Research Track

Chairs: Kevin Duh, Francisco Guzman (mtresearchers@amtaweb.org)

We invite original, substantial, and unpublished research in all aspects of machine translation (MT). We seek submissions across the entire spectrum of MT-related research, but with a particular focus on MT Summit’s strength: the close interaction between researchers and practitioners who are looking to apply the latest MT technology to their tasks. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Submission Instructions:

Papers should not be longer than 10 pages of content (for references, unlimited number of pages is allowed). The papers must follow the AMTA 2020 style guides (PDF version, LaTeX version, MS Word version) and be submitted in PDF format. To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references. Research track papers 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; we do not require a 1-month anonymity period for previous submissions on arXiv). Authors submitting a similar paper to another conference or workshop must specify this at submission time; if the paper is accepted to multiple venues, the author must choose which one to present at. Papers must be submitted to the following website by the conference submission deadline: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/MTSUMMIT2021.

Publication

Final versions of papers must be submitted by the final “camera-ready” date. All Research track papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be made publicly available on the MT Summit website after the conference. Papers will also be hosted individually on the ACL Anthology website.

MT Users and Providers Track

Chairs: Janice Campbell, Jay Marciano, Konstantin Savenkov, Alex Yanishevsky (mtusers-providers@amtaweb.org)

This track is intended for users, providers, and developers of machine translation, as well as professional translators and Language Service Providers, to present novel, original, and unpublished applications of machine translation technology or specific use cases.

We seek submissions for 30-minute presentations, which will include several minutes for questions and discussion, concerning the use of MT and/or related tools, processes, and technologies to support business goals and serve the customer or user in commercial settings.

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

Submission Instructions

Please submit a 250 to 500-word abstract describing your presentation topic to the MT Users and Providers Chairs (mtusers-providers@amtaweb.org) by the conference submission deadline. The submission should include a 100-words-or-less biographical description of the proposed speaker(s). We welcome presentations from MT technology and service providers, but their presentations should not constitute a “sales pitch.” The focus should be on innovative MT technology, processes, and real-world use cases, rather than on a particular product or offering.

Publication

Presentations in the form of slide decks are acceptable submissions and should be in PDF format. Papers are welcomed, as they typically provide a greater level of detail and understanding to conference attendees. If submitted, papers should be formatted according to the guidelines under Submission Instructions for the Research Track (see above)       . Only abstracts are required to be submitted by the initial submission deadline. Papers and slide decks must be submitted by the final “camera-ready” date for publication in the conference proceedings and on the ACL Anthology website.

Government Track

Chairs: Ben Huyck, Steve LaRocca (govtmtusers@amtaweb.org)

We invite MT practitioners involved with governments worldwide to submit proposals for presentations about your insights on research, development, and operational use of MT and MT-related technologies in government and military settings. We especially encourage perspectives that challenge the broader MT community, including issues with implementing and utilizing MT, whether on the technical side, the human side, or both.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Submission Instructions

Initial submissions should be abstracts 250-500 words in length. The following should accompany each abstract submission:

1. Presentation Title

2. Presenter Name, including a short bio (<100 words)

3. Representing Organization

4. Email Address

5. Phone Number

Please email your abstract to the Government Track Chairs (govtmtusers@amtaweb.org) by the conference submission deadline.

Publication

While not mandatory, presenters are strongly encouraged to have their submissions published in the conference proceedings, producing papers in accordance with the guidelines under Submission Instructions for the Research Track (see above). Slide decks may also be accepted. While only abstracts are required to be submitted by the initial submission deadline, papers and/or slide decks must be submitted by the final camera-ready date for publication in the conference proceedings and on the ACL Anthology website.

Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Chair: Jay Marciano (tutorials@amtaweb.org or workshops@amtaweb.org)

The organizing committee of MT Summit XVIII is seeking proposals for workshops and tutorials on all topics related to MT research, development, application, and evaluation. Our goal is to have a program of workshops and tutorials that appeals to the various constituents of the MT community (researchers, developers, students, commercial users, and language professionals). Therefore we welcome not only proposals on deeply technical research and development topics but also on, for instance, the collection and curation of training data, best practices in training MT systems, human/computer interaction among translators, interpreters, and other users of MT output, and the evolving role of translation automation in the commercial translation production pipeline.

Tutorials and Workshops will be held on Monday, August 16, immediately preceding the main conference, and Friday, August 20, immediately following the main conference.

Tutorials

Tutorials are a forum for experts in MT and MT-related areas to deliver concentrated training on a topic of interest in half-day teaching sessions. Tutorials help conference participants enrich their understanding of particular technical, applied, and business matters surrounding research, development and use of MT and associated technologies, or, in the case of tutorials designed for newcomers, provide background information that facilitates greater understanding of the overall conference program.

Proposals for tutorials should be sent by the conference submission deadline to  tutorials@amtaweb.org and include:

Workshops

Workshops are intended to provide the opportunity for MT-related communities of interest to spend focused time together advancing the state of thinking or the state of practice in their area of interest or endeavor. Workshops are typically scheduled as full-day events.

Every effort will be made to accept or reject (with reason) workshop proposals as soon as possible after they are received by the organizing committee so that the workshop organizers have adequate time to prepare the workshop.

We encourage you to submit your proposals for workshops as early as possible to workshops@amtaweb.org and include:  

Workshop proposals should be submitted no later than Monday, 12 April 2021.  Please note that this date is one month earlier than the deadline for other papers and presentations at MT Summit XVIII. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Main Conference
Research Track
Download (6.3 MB)
NOTE: The paper entitled “New Approach to Parameter Sharing in Multilingual Neural Machine Translation” has been removed from the Research Track proceedings due to duplication of previous scholarly work, known to the first author, without attribution.

Commercial and Government Tracks
Download (23.3 MB)

Keynotes
Colin Cherry – Google Research
Research Keynote | Research stories from Google Translate’s Transcribe Mode
Download (1.1 MB)

Mona Diab – George Washington University
Research Keynote | Faithful NLG in an era of Ethical Awareness:
Opportunities for MT
Download (1.6 MB)

Eric Paquin – Translators Without Borders
Commercial Keynote | Using language technology to enable two-way communication in humanitarian assistance
Download (2.3 MB)

Danielle Silverman – U.S. Department of Defense
Government Keynote | Navigating Change: Keys to implementing language technology in government
Download (0.5 MB)

Andy Way – ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University
Government Keynote | MT Developments in the European Union
Download (3.4 MB)

Chris Wendt – Microsoft Research
Commercial Keynote | Factor 1000: Better MT, more content, and what we can do with it
Download (1.4 MB)

Workshops
The Impact of Machine Translation (iMpacT 2020)
Download (10.4 MB)

Post-Editing in Modern-Day Translation (PEMDT1)
Download (4.6 MB)

Tutorials
NMT Domain Adaptation Techniques
Download (0.3 MB)

For those already familiar with our conference systems, Swapcard and Microsoft Teams, we provide the following guide to quickly access our conference sessions. However, we do recommend that you also look over the Introduction for Attendees document as well, so that you don’t overlook something.

First, a brief reminder about conference etiquette: Please be mindful of how your participation in conference sessions affects the speaker and other attendees. Keep yourself muted and only participate verbally or via chat message when acknowledged by the session moderator. Use the private chat features in Teams and Swapcard to communicate directly with others.

Next, please be aware that all sessions at AMTA 2020 will be recorded and that the conference organizers consider attendance at any session as tacit permission for being recorded. If you are concerned about this, you may want to wait until sessions are over and then watch the recordings.

Swapcard

After registering for AMTA 2020, you will receive an e-mail from Swapcarda few days before the conference. Click on the Let’s get started button in the email to enter Swapcard. If you are unable to login to Swapcard and/or see the conference event, please send an email to amta2020@amtaweb.org. Help options are available in Swapcard, and the Introduction for Attendees document contains further details about using this application.

On subsequent logins to Swapcard, you should access this URL: https://app.swapcard.com/event/amta-2020-orlando

If Swapcard asks you to provide an event code, enter the one included in the initial email you received.

Microsoft Teams

Within a day or two after receiving an email from Swapcard, you will receive an e-mail from Microsoft Teams. Click on the Open Microsoft Teams button in the email. A browser page will open that gives you the option of opening Microsoft Teams in your browser or installing and opening the Teams desktop application on your computer. If you already have the desktop application installed, it will open automatically after a few seconds.

Please note: if you have a Microsoft Teams account for work, you will need to switch from your work account to the conference account that was created for you in order to have full access to AMTA 2020 content. This is accomplished by clicking on the dropdown in the upper right-hand corner of the Teams app or browser window next to your user icon and selecting Microsoft (Guest). If you do not see this dropdown, there’s a good chance you registered for the conference using an email address different from your work email address. If so, please contact business@amtaweb.org to ask that your registered email address be changed to your work email address. You will then receive another email at your work address and when you click on the link to open Teams, the dropdown should appear.

Finding and entering a specific session at AMTA 2020

In Teams, there is a separate channel in the AMTA 2020 Conference team for the conference tracks, keynotes, demos, tutorials, workshops, etc. Conference sessions are held as meetings in these channels. There are also channels containing ongoing meetings for each Exhibitor or Sponsor. While you can attend the conference sessions or visit Exhibitors or Sponsors by searching for and joining the meetings in these channels, there is a much simpler and better way. In Swapcard, do the following:

  1. In Conference Schedule or My Schedule find the session you want to join.
  2. Click on the session name to open the session details.
  3. Click on the red link in the details that says XX Session Link.
  4. Your browser will open and you will either be able to join the meeting in the browser, or if the Teams desktop application is installed, it will open automatically after a few seconds and you can join the meeting there.
  5. In either case, after previewing your camera and microphone settings (please make sure you are muted when entering talk sessions!) click the Join now button.

Networking and Help

At the top of the main menu in Swapcard you will find links to Swapcard and MS Teams Public Help Desks as well as to the Networking Area. The Swapcard link will take you to a discussion in Swapcard. The MS Teams and Networking links will take you to ongoing meetings in the corresponding channels in Teams.

The Help Desks have an obvious purpose, but when you join the Networking meeting, you can see who is there by looking at the meeting participants. Then you can decide if you want to participate in any discussion going on in that meeting, or you can leave the meeting and invite someone into a private Teams chat. Or, you may want to start a meeting of your own right in the Networking channel by clicking on the Meet button in the upper right-hand corner, modifying the meeting title as desired, joining the meeting, and then inviting others to join.

MT Summit XVIII 2021 | Proceedings for the Summit, Keynotes and Workshops

by Darius Hughes | October 1, 2021

Main SummitResearch TrackDownload (10.8 MB) Users and Providers TrackDownload (76.2 MB) KeynotesJane Nemcova – AI & ML ExecutiveNatural Language – The Road to infinityDownload (0.2 MB) Graham Neubig – Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnderstanding and Improving Context Usage in Context-aware TranslationDownload (3.7 MB) Lucie Séguin – Translation Bureau of CanadaMachine Translation at the Government of Canada: Reaching […]

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MT Summit XVIII 2021 is now VIRTUAL!

by Darius Hughes | April 24, 2021

Final Call for Papers, Presentations, and Tutorial Proposals The 18th biennial conference of the International Association of Machine Translation 16-20 August 2021 – NOW COMPLETELY VIRTUAL! Due to continuing COVID restrictions on travel, we have decided to hold MT Summit 2021 online on August 16-20, 2021. We have extended the submission deadline for Research papers to Tuesday, May […]

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MT Summit 2021 | 2nd Call for Papers, Presentations, and Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

by Darius Hughes | March 8, 2021

MT Summit XVIII – 2021 The 18th biennial conference of the International Association of Machine Translation 16-20 August 2021, Orlando, Florida, USA We are pleased to distribute the 2nd call for papers and presentations, as well as for proposals for Workshops and Tutorials, for MT Summit XVIII, the 18th Machine Translation Summit, to be held […]

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MT Summit 2021 | 1st Call for Papers, Presentations, and Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

by Darius Hughes | February 7, 2021

MT Summit XVIII – 2021 The 18th biennial conference of the International Association of Machine Translation 16-20 August 2021, Orlando, Florida, USA We are pleased to announce the call for papers and presentations, as well as for proposals for Workshops and Tutorials, for MT Summit XVIII, the 18th Machine Translation Summit, to be held 16-20 […]

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AMTA 2020 | Proceedings for the Conference, Keynotes, Workshops and Tutorials

by Darius Hughes | November 21, 2020

Main ConferenceResearch TrackDownload (6.3 MB)NOTE: The paper entitled “New Approach to Parameter Sharing in Multilingual Neural Machine Translation” has been removed from the Research Track proceedings due to duplication of previous scholarly work, known to the first author, without attribution. Commercial and Government TracksDownload (23.3 MB) KeynotesColin Cherry – Google ResearchResearch Keynote | Research stories […]

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AMTA 2020 | Quick Start Guide

by Darius Hughes | October 5, 2020

For those already familiar with our conference systems, Swapcard and Microsoft Teams, we provide the following guide to quickly access our conference sessions. However, we do recommend that you also look over the Introduction for Attendees document as well, so that you don’t overlook something. First, a brief reminder about conference etiquette: Please be mindful […]

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