Machine Translation Summit XIV

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
ACROPOLIS conference centre
Monday, 2 September 2013 to Friday, 6 September 2013
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 15 April 2013

Machine Translation Summit XIV
2–6 September 2013
Nice, France


The Fourteenth Machine Translation Summit, organized by the International Association for Machine Translation and the European Association for Machine Translation, will be held at the ACROPOLIS conference centre, Nice, France, 2–6 September 2013.

The conference programme for the MT Summit 2013 will include keynote speeches by renowned experts in Machine Translation, panel discussions and presentations of submitted and invited papers organized in two programme tracks - research and commercial/user.

An exhibition of commercial and research systems will be held during the conference as well as a 'Project Village' featuring the best of recently funded collaborative work. Before the main conference two full days will be devoted to tutorials and workshops. There will be a variety of sightseeing tours in the beautiful surroundings of Nice both before and after the MT Summit.

CFP Research Program Track

The present call concerns Research track papers only; separate calls will be made for the Commercial Track as well as for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals.

The research Program Committee will be co-chaired by Khalil Sima'an (Universiteit van Amsterdam) and Mikel L. Forcada (Universitat d'Alacant). All submissions will be reviewed by at least three experts.

Research Papers

MT Summit XIV seeks original, unpublished papers about all aspects of machine translation (MT). Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

MT models of any kind (e.g., data-driven, rule-based, hybrid, linguistic, hierarchical)
MT techniques and computational issues (e.g., adaptation, representations, algorithms and complexity)
MT evaluation techniques and evaluation results
Empirical studies on translation data
MT and other technologies (e.g., speech translation, multilingual text categorization, multilingual retrieval, text summarization).
Text and speech corpora for MT, and knowledge extraction for MT
Human factors in MT and user interfaces for MT
Dictionaries and lexica for MT
Standards in text and lexicon and rule encoding for MT
Translation environments (workflow, support tools, conversion tools for lexica, etc.)
Translation aids (translation memory, terminology databases, etc.)
There will be two categories of research papers:

(R) Regular papers: Submissions are invited for reports of significant research results in any aspect of machine translation and related areas. Such reports should include an empirical evaluation component. The Regular paper submissions will be presented either orally or as a poster.

(P) System demonstrations: Submissions are invited for reports on the design, implementation, operation and evaluation of operational and prototype systems with an accompanying demonstration.

Both types of papers should include a 100-150 word abstract, and up to 5 keywords. Further guidelines for authors will be available soon at the conference website.

MT Summit XIV will use electronic submission through the EasyChair conference tool.

Important Dates

Paper submission date: April 15, 2013
Notification of paper acceptance: May 31, 2013
Camera ready paper: July 1, 2013
MT Summit: September 2–6, 2013

Briefly about Nice

A seaside city at the French Riviera, Nice has been enjoying, in recent years, a genuine economic, cultural, artistic and architectural revolution. Creative, dynamic, cosmopolitan, young, Nice is bubbling with innovative realizations worthy of Europe’s greatest capitals. Located between the sea and mountains, Nice reveals unsuspected treasures to become the stage for an unforgettable conference and stay.

Reaching Nice is very easy: the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport is the second largest in France, and high-speed trains and a major motorway network connect Nice to all major cities in France in Europe.