Association for Machine Translations in the Americas

 

Final Call for Papers & Presentations 

For AMTA 2024, a three-day event under the auspices of

the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

Monday, 30 Sept 2024 through Wednesday, 2 Oct 2024

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center  

Chicago, Illinois, USA 

 

The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, June 14 at 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)

 

The Board of Directors of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas is pleased to announce the final call for papers and presentations for AMTA 2024, the 16th biennial AMTA conference, a three-day hybrid event to be held from Monday, 30 September 2024 through Wednesday, 2 October 2024 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Like all AMTA events, AMTA 2024 will bring together researchers, practitioners, and providers of MT and related cross-lingual technology from academia, industry, and government. It will include keynote talks, panel discussions, individual presentations, and demonstrations from technology providers.

The organizing committee of AMTA 2024 is seeking proposals for papers and presentations on all topics related to research, development, application, and evaluation of Machine Translation and cross-lingual technologies. Our goal is to have a broad and engaging program that appeals to the various constituents of the MT community (researchers, developers, users, and language professionals). 

In a departure from previous years, instead of organizing the conference in discrete tracks for constituent groups, we will instead schedule the talks according to subject matter to encourage deeper interaction among researchers, users, and providers who share specific interests. So, instead of submitting a proposal to a particular track, we will instead ask authors to choose from two distinct review methods: 

  1. a traditional, rigorous peer review process for formal academic papers, and
  2. a less formal but still rigorous review process that will be used for all other presentations. 

Members of the research community are encouraged to submit papers for peer review focusing on recent research on machine translation and other cross-lingual technologies, including technical research and development topics as well as academic treatments of the application of these technologies. 

Developers, providers, users, or analysts of MT or LLMs as they relate to the task of translation or to the creation of processing of cross-lingual content are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations that cover leading-edge R&D experiments, practical applications, and case studies of these technologies.

Accepted papers and presentations will be presented as 20-minute talks (15-minute presentations, plus 5 minutes for questions). 

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

  • Latest advances in MT 
  • Using Large Language Models for translation, transcreation, and other cross-lingual use cases
  • Training Data: data sources, extraction, alignment, and cleaning of corpora, terminology, data augmentation, metadata extraction, multimodal data, etc.
  • Adaptation and customization of MT models or LLMs for cross-lingual use cases
  • Augmenting MT with ML, NLP or generative AI
  • Comparative evaluation of MT systems
  • MT for low resource languages
  • Model distillation, compression, and on-device MT
  • MT in production scenarios, robustness and deployment issues.
  • MT for multiple modalities (speech, sign language, video, etc.)
  • MT for real-time communication (chats, social networks, etc.)
  • Integration of MT and related cross-lingual technologies in translation and localization pipelines
  • Output quality estimation and evaluation: tools, methods, and metrics, such as human evaluations, automatic scoring, and automatic annotation of MT output
  • Detecting and preventing catastrophic errors in output
  • Measuring fairness, bias, and transparency in output
  • Post-editing and human-in-the-loop methods: New approaches, successes and failures, applicability to different content-types, etc.
  • The interaction of language professionals (translators and interpreters) with MT and generative AI tools and output
  • Advanced MT fine-tuning and enhancement: including pre- and post-processing; controlling style, tone of voice, gender
  • Interactive and real-time adaptive MT systems: including advanced approaches to leverage TM and end-user feedback
  • Business Cases: making the business case for adopting MT and related cross-lingual technologies to drive business requirements
  • Ethics, policy, and regulatory trends concerning the use of MT or generative AI for cross-lingual use cases
  • Cross-language information retrieval
  • Source text improvement: improving the source content destined for MT through automatic tools such as grammar correction, guidelines, and NLP

 

Important dates  

  • Submission deadline: 14 June 2024, 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)
  • Notification of acceptance: 19 July 2024
  • Final “camera-ready” papers for proceedings: 16 August 2024

 

Submission Instructions

All versions of abstracts, papers, and slide decks must be submitted via the SUBMISSION WEBSITE.This site requires an easy-to-perform registration as an author.

 

For Research Papers

  • Research papers submitted for peer review must be submitted via the “Main Conference – Research (Peer Review)” track on the SUBMISSION WEBSITE
  • Papers should not be longer than 8 pages of content (for references, unlimited pages are allowed; appendices may also extend beyond the page limit, though the main paper should be as self-contained as possible and reviewers are not required to read the appendices). Accepted papers will receive an additional two pages in which they can add content in response to reviewer requests if needed.
  • The papers must follow the style guides (PDF version, LaTeX version, 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. 
  • For questions concerning the submission of peer-reviewed papers, please write an e-mail to  mtresearchers@amtaweb.org.

 

For Presentation Proposals

  • Proposals for presentations must be submitted via the “Main Conference – Presentation Proposals” track on the SUBMISSION WEBSITE
  • Please submit a 250 to 500-word abstract describing your presentation topic along with a 100 word or less biography 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.
  • If you submit a paper for publication, it should be formatted according to the Peer-Reviewed Research Paper Submission Instructions, above. Presentations in the form of slide decks are also acceptable for the Presentation Proposals Track and should be submitted as PDFs. Only abstracts are required to be submitted by the initial submission date. Final versions of papers and slide decks must be submitted by the final camera-ready date for publication. 
  • For questions concerning the presentation proposals, please write an e-mail to  presentation_proposals@amtaweb.org.

 

Publication and recording

For peer-reviewed papers, this is an archival event. The proceedings, which will include all papers and presentations given at the conference, will be published on the ACL Anthology website. 

Submission of a proposal will be understood by the Organizing Committee as the author’s tacit permission for AMTA to create an audio and video recording of the presentation and make it available to conference attendees and, through archiving on the association’s website, to members of AMTA.

While a selection of presentations will be streamed to the online audience, all presenters are highly encouraged to attend the conference in person. Accepted speakers who are staying in the official conference hotel will receive a 25% discount on the conference registration fee. 

This is a propitious year for a conference on MT and related cross-lingual technologies, as we will be marking the 30th anniversary of the first AMTA conference and the 70th anniversary of the first public demonstration of machine translation. We greatly anticipate celebrating these events at the conference with you while we continue our mission of deepening and spreading understanding of the science and application of machine translation and related technologies. 

 

Note about conference dates 

The organizing committee did its best to plan the conference without conflicting with other related conferences or any secular or religious holidays. We recognize that traveling home on the final day of the conference could conflict with the observation of Rosh Hashanah. Accepted speakers who have this or a similar conflict are encouraged to contact us so that we can make every effort to ensure that presentations are scheduled accordingly.

Note about workshops and tutorials

Traditionally, workshops and tutorials associated with the AMTA conference were held on a pre- and post-conference day. AMTA 2024, however, will feature a day of workshops and tutorials held completely virtually ahead of the main conference. For information about submitting a proposal for a workshop or tutorial, please see the separate CFP for those sessions on the amtaweb.org site.

Please direct any questions you may have to organizing.committee@amtaweb.org.

 

We look forward to receiving your submission!

 

Akikto Eriguchi, Rebecca Knowles (Co-chairs, Research Papers)

Steve LaRocca, Marianna Martindale, Konstantin Savenkov (Co-chairs, Presentations)

 

AMTA Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Jay Marciano, President

Alex Yanishevsky, Vice President

David Bishop, Treasurer

Janice Campbell, Secretary

Steve Richardson, Counselor

Board of Directors:

Akiko Eriguchi, Director

Cecilia Yalangozian, Director

Konstantin Savenkov, Director

Marianna Martindale, Director

Rebecca Knowles, Director

 

Steve LaRocca, Director

Alon Lavie, Consultant 

Final Call for Proposals for Workshops and Tutorials for AMTA 2024

 

The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, June 14 at 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)

 

The Board of Directors of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA) is pleased to announce the final call for proposals for workshops and tutorials for AMTA 2024, our 16th biennial conference. In a departure from past events, this year’s workshops and tutorials will be held online on September 18. The main conference will follow, running from September 30 to October 2, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The AMTA 2024 organizing committee invites submissions for tutorial and workshop proposals in machine translation (MT) and related areas, including generative AI and large language models (LLMs). The sessions may cover research, development, application and evaluation. We are aiming for a varied and engaging program for all MT community members—from researchers and developers to users and linguists.

For a list of suggested focus areas, refer to the call for papers of the main AMTA 2024 conference here.

 

Tutorials

Tutorials offer intensive training on specific topics in machine translation and related fields. The morning and afternoon sessions are 3 hours long. They provide attendees with deep-dives into specific technical, practical, and commercial aspects of MT and related technologies. For beginners, tutorials offer conceptual introductions to prepare for the conference’s broader content. Sessions may also feature hands-on exercises.

Submit your proposal by Friday, June 14, 2024, to tutorials@amtaweb.org and include the following: 

  • Title of Tutorial
  • Description of proposed content (250 – 500 words)
  • Short biography of presenter/s (up to 100 words)
  • Any technical requirements for attendees

For every accepted tutorial, we offer free registration for the full day of workshops and tutorials and for the three-day in-person conference, provided that the recipients stay at the conference hotel. 

 

Important dates  

  • Tutorial submission deadline: June 14, 2024
  • Notification of tutorial acceptance: July 18, 2024
  • Submission of slides, abstract, bibliography for tutorials: August 16, 2024

 

Workshops

AMTA workshops offer MT-related communities of practice full-day sessions to deepen their theoretical understanding and hands-on skills. The organizing committee will promptly notify authors of accepted proposals, providing sufficient preparation time. If we reject a proposal, we will provide reasons for it. Authors with accepted proposals will be responsible for promoting the workshop, producing camera-ready proceedings, and developing a workshop schedule in consultation with the organizing committee.

Submit your proposals as early as possible, no later than Friday, June 14, 2024, to workshops@amtaweb.org and include the following: 

  • Title of Workshop
  • Description of proposed content (250 – 500 words)
  • Short biography of presenter/s (up to 100 words)
  • Any technical requirements for attendees

For every accepted workshop, we offer free registration for the full day of workshops and tutorials and for the three-day in-person conference, provided that the recipients stay at the conference hotel.

 

Important dates  

  • Workshop submission deadline: June 14, 2024
  • Notification of workshop acceptance: on a rolling basis after receipt of a proposal
  • Submission of slides, abstract, bibliography for workshops: August 16, 2024

 

Recording

Please note: All presentations will be recorded without exception. By submitting a workshop or tutorial proposal, you are implicitly granting AMTA permission to record your session and share it with conference attendees, as well as archive it for AMTA, EAMT, and AAMT members.

 

Please direct any questions to tutorials@amtaweb.org or workshops@amtaweb.org.

 

We look forward to your proposal!

 

Cecilia Yalangozian, Chairperson, Workshops and Tutorials

Georg Kirchner, Co-organizer

Final Call for AMTA Best Thesis Award Submissions

To be presented at AMTA 2024, a three-day event under the auspices of
the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

Monday, 30 Sept 2024 through Wednesday, 2 Oct 2024

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center 

Chicago, Illinois, USA 

The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, June 14 at 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)

The Board of Directors of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas is pleased to announce the final call submissions for the first edition of the AMTA Best Thesis Award, which will be presented at AMTA 2024, the 16th biennial AMTA conference, a three-day hybrid event to be held from Monday, 30 September 2024 through Wednesday, 2 October 2024 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The AMTA Best Thesis Award aims to highlight the achievements of a recent PhD graduate whose thesis has focused on a topic or topics related to machine translation. Submissions will be evaluated on three primary dimensions: relevance (to the area of machine translation), impact (of the thesis and student’s related published works in the field), and difficulty of the challenge addressed in the thesis. The submissions will be reviewed by a committee of experts and the winner confirmed by the AMTA Board. We invite students to nominate themselves for consideration and encourage faculty to share this call with eligible and interested students.

 

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Completed a PhD dissertation/thesis on or after June 1st, 2023 and before June 1st, 2024 on a relevant topic (see below) at an institution in the Americas
  • Have not previously won an international award for the thesis
  • If the winning student goes on to publish their thesis, the published version must carry the note that it received this award from AMTA. The submitter also gives AMTA the right to publicize the granting of the award.

 

Scope and Topics

The topic of the thesis should be related to machine translation, but this can take many forms, including but not limited to: technical advancements in machine translation, research into the use of machine translation, and commercial or other aspects of machine translation.

Possible areas include:

  • Machine translation or computer-aided translation technologies, methods, software, or resources
  • Work on less-resourced languages, including topics related to corpora or less compute-intensive approaches
  • Use of machine translation in professional environments, such as by translators, translation agencies, localisation, etc.
  • Use and impact of machine translation more broadly, e.g., by non-professionals
  • Speech translation, sign language translation, or other multimodal or non-text translation
  • Evaluation of machine translation
  • The incorporation of machine translation into other technologies, or interactions between machine translation and other language technologies
  • … and more!

 

Prize 

  • $1000 USD prize
  • Invitation to present dissertation work at the 2024 AMTA Conference as an invited talk
  • Summary of the dissertation included in the 2024 AMTA proceedings
  • Free 2024 AMTA Conference registration
  • Free AMTA membership for the upcoming membership period

 

Important dates  

Note: all deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)

  • Submission deadline: 14 June 2024
  • Notification of award: 31 July 2024
  • Final “camera-ready” short description for winning submission: 16 August 2024

 

Submission Instructions

Research papers submitted for peer review must be submitted via the “Main Conference – Best Thesis Award” track on the SUBMISSION WEBSITE. This site requires an easy-to-perform registration as an author.

You will need to answer some questions to confirm your eligibility in the submission form, including:

  • Confirming that you meet the eligibility criteria and agreeing to AMTA publicizing the thesis prize
  • Supervisor name and contact information (e-mail)
  • Institution that awarded the PhD
  • Date of thesis completion

You will need to submit the following three PDF files in the section “Drop files here / Upload from Computer”:

  • A 2-page summary of the thesis (summary written in English) formatted using the AMTA 2024 style guides (PDF version, LaTeX version, Word version). Please name the file “NAME_Summary.pdf” where NAME is your name.
  • A copy of the student’s CV (two pages maximum, in English). Please name the file “NAME_CV.pdf”
  • A complete list of publications directly related to the thesis (preferably with links). Please name the file “NAME_Publications.pdf”
  • An electronic copy of the thesis. Please name the file “NAME_Thesis.pdf. ” The thesis is NOT required to be in English. (Note: if your thesis is too large to upload, you may upload a file with a link to an online static version of the thesis.)

Optionally, in the supplementary material section, if you wish, you may upload: an appendix with any other relevant information on the thesis

 

Publication and recording

The proceedings, which will include all papers and presentations given at the conference, will be published on the ACL Anthology website. A brief summary of the winning thesis will be included in the proceedings.

Submission of a proposal will be understood by the Organizing Committee as the author’s tacit permission for AMTA to create an audio and video recording of the presentation and make it available to conference attendees and, through archiving on the association’s website, to members of AMTA.

Please direct any questions you may have to mtresearchers@amtaweb.org (Rebecca Knowles and Akiko Eriguchi).

 

We look forward to receiving your submission!

 

AMTA Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Jay Marciano, President

Alex Yanishevsky, Vice President

David Bishop, Treasurer

Janice Campbell, Secretary

Steve Richardson, Counselor

Board of Directors:

Akiko Eriguchi, Director

Cecilia Yalangozian, Director

Konstantin Savenkov, Director

Marianna Martindale, Director

Rebecca Knowles, Director

 

Steve LaRocca, Director

Alon Lavie, Consultant 

Chicago, Illinois, USA

30 September – 2 October

 

AMTA 2024 will provide engaging sessions and productive networking opportunities for in-person attendees, as well as virtual access for remote participants from around the world.

 

Final Call for Papers & Presentations

Final Call for Proposals for Workshops & Tutorials

Final Call for AMTA Best Thesis Award Submissions

 

The Machine Translation industry is in a fast growth and majority adoption phase, projected to exceed USD $500 million in 2024. Research is accelerating rapidly, and many bold and large-scale offerings have come to market recently with still more around the corner: machine interpretation for meetings, automatic dubbing of videos, speech-to-speech translation, machine translation for sign language and multimodal translation adopted by search engines.

This 16th biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas will be the most prominent MT event of the year. Our previous AMTA events had the highest attendance in the almost 30-year history of the series, and we hope to break the record again in 2024.

Our venue will be the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. Click here to reserve your room at a special conference rate now.

We anticipate that this venue will provide additional reasons for our diverse audience to come together, if they are able, and once again enjoy stimulating in-person networking opportunities.

AMTA conferences are unique in bringing together MT researchers, users, and providers of MT technology from academia, industry, and government.

  • For researchers, AMTA 2024 will provide unique opportunities to share their latest results with colleagues as well as understand real-world user requirements.
  • Participants from industry and government will benefit from updates on leading-edge R&D in Machine Translation and have a chance to present and discuss use cases.

As with our previous conferences, AMTA 2024 will provide parallel sessions addressing a variety of topics. There will be outstanding keynote talks and panels by recognized MT experts, fresh demonstrations of the latest offerings from MT providers, relevant tutorials for both beginners and more experience practitioners in MT, and in-depth workshops for specialist participants. Students interested in MT and computational linguistics will be able to connect with academic and industry mentors.

We hope to see many of you again online, but we especially hope to see many more of you in person in Chicago!

 

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Welcome to AMTA 2023

Keynote – Hype cycle, promising potential and everything in between MT in the age of LLMs

Talk 1 – The Limits of Language AI

Talk 2 – Evaluation of a Large Language Model for Speech to Text and Speech Translation

Talk 3 – Lost in GenAI, Found in MT 

Talk 4 – On the Fly Adaptation for Machine Translation using Large Language Models

Talk 5 – “Self driving” generative AI How can we take our hands off the wheel

Talk 6 – Domain and terminology adaptation with large language models A comparative user study

Talk 7 – Assessing the Accuracy and Uses of a Fine Tuned LLM’s Prediction of the Need for Humans

Talk 8 – Anti LM Decoding for Zero shot In Context Machine Translation

Panel Discussion Automation and or Augmentation

Talk 9 – The Promise of a Brand, New Day Time to Switch to LLMs

Talk 10 – The Future of MT from Sequence Transduction to Machine In The Loop Communication

Talk 11 – More Responsive Translation with Finetuned LLMs A Case Study by Welocalize and Google

Talk 12 – Performance Evaluation on Human Machine Teaming Augmented MT Enabled by GPT 4

Talk 13 – Leveraging ChatGPT machine translation capabilities for UGC

Talk 14 – Human Centered Augmented Translation

Talk 15 – Mindful AI Establishing an effective AI Ethics Board

Talk 16 – Improving Machine Translation Quality with Contextual Prompts in Large Language Models

Tutorial 1 – Prompt Engineering 101

Tutorial 2 – Five daily linguistic tasks enhanced by generative AI + MT solutions

Talk 17 – Learnings from a Year of Generative AI What Customers Need

Talk 18 – Cultural Transcreation for East Asian Languages with LLMs

Talk 19 – From research to production, releasing AI tools and products at scale

Talk 20 – Freely Available LLMs and Poetry Translation A Game Changer

Talk 21 – Embrace LLM Opportunities and Challenges

Talk 22 – Using LLMs to Automate Multilingual QAs

Closing

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