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EAMT 2015 : 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation


Conference Series : European Association for Machine Translation Conferences/Workshops
When May 11, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Where Antalya, Turkey
Submission Deadline Mar 7, 2015
Notification Due Mar 31, 2015
Final Version Due Apr 16, 2015
Categories    machine translation   language technology   natural language processing   computational linguistics

Call For Papers

Last Call for Papers

18th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine
Translation (EAMT 2015; Antalya, Turkey)

The European Association for Machine Translation
(EAMT, invites everyone interested in machine
translation, translation-related tools and resources to participate in
this conference -- developers, researchers, users, professional
translators and translation/localisation managers: anyone who has a
stake in the vision of an information world in which language barriers
and issues become less visible to the information consumer. We
especially invite researchers to describe the state of the art and
demonstrate their cutting-edge results, and professional MT users to
share their experiences.

EAMT 2015, the 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for
Machine Translation, will be held in Antalya, Turkey from 11 to 13 May

We expect to receive manuscripts in these three categories:

(R) Research papers
Long-paper submissions (8 pages) are invited for reports of
significant research results in any aspect of machine translation and
related areas. Such reports should include a substantial evaluation
component, or have a strong theoretical and/or methodological
contribution where results and in-depth evaluations may not be
appropriate. Papers are welcome on all topics in the area of machine
translation or translation-related technologies, including:

* Speech translation: speech to text, speech to speech
* Translation aids (translation memory, terminology databases, etc.)
* Translation environments (workflow, support tools, conversion tools
for lexica, etc.)
* Practical MT systems (MT for professionals, MT for multilingual
eCommerce, MT for localization, etc.)
* MT in multilingual public service (eGovernment etc.)
* MT for the web
* MT embedded in other services
* MT evaluation techniques and evaluation results
* Dictionaries and lexica for MT
* Text and speech corpora for MT
* Standards in text and lexicon encoding for MT
* Human factors in MT and user interfaces
* Related multilingual technologies (natural language generation,
information retrieval, text categorization, text summarization,
information extraction, etc.)

Papers should describe original work. They should emphasize completed
work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state
of completion of the reported results. Where appropriate, concrete
evaluation results should be included.

(U) User studies
Short-paper submissions (2-4 pages) are invited for reports on users'
experiences with MT, be it in small or medium size business (SMB),
enterprise, government, or NGOs. Contributions are welcome on:

* Integrating MT and computer-assisted translation into a translation
production workflow (e.g. transforming terminology glossaries into
MT resources, optimizing TM/MT thresholds, mixing online and offline
tools, using interactive MT, dealing with MT confidence scores);
* Use of MT to improve translation or localization workflows
(e.g. reducing turnaround times, improving translation consistency,
increasing the scope of globalization projects);
* Managing change when implementing and using MT (e.g. switching
between multiple MT systems, limiting degradations when updating or
upgrading an MT system);
* Implementing open-source MT in the SMB or enterprise
(e.g. strategies to get support, reports on taking pilot results
into full deployment, examples of advance customisation sought and
obtained thanks to the open-source paradigm, collaboration within
open-source MT projects);
* Evaluation of MT in a real-world setting (e.g. error detection
strategies employed, metrics used, productivity or translation
quality gains achieved);
* Post-editing strategies and tools (e.g. limitations of traditional
translation quality assurance tools, challenges associated with
post-editing guidelines);
* Legal issues associated with MT, especially MT in the cloud
(e.g. copyright, privacy);
* Use of MT in social networking or real-time communication
(e.g. enterprise support chat, multilingual content for social
* Use of MT to process multilingual content for assimilation purposes
(e.g. cross-lingual information retrieval, MT for e-discovery or
spam detection, MT for highly dynamic content);
* Use of standards for MT.

Papers should highlight problems and solutions and not merely describe
MT integration process or project settings. Where solutions do not
seem to exist, suggestions for MT researchers and developers should be
clearly emphasized. For user papers produced by academics, we require
co-authorship with the actual users.

(P) Project/Product description
Abstract submissions (1 page) are invited to report new, interesting:

* Tools for machine translation, computer aided translation, and the
like (including commercial products and open-source software). The
authors should be ready to present the tools in the form of demos or
posters during the conference.
* Research projects related to machine translation. The authors should
be ready to present the projects in the form of posters during the
conference. This follows on from the successful ‘project villages’
held at the last EAMT conferences.

The programme will include oral presentations and poster
sessions. Accepted papers may be assigned to an oral or poster
session, but no differentiation will be made in the conference

Important Dates
* Paper submission: March 7, 2015
* Notification to authors: March 31, 2015
* Camera-ready deadline: April 16, 2015
* Conference: May 11-13, 2015

Please visit the conference web page ( for
the most up-to-date information about the calendar, the call for
papers and formatting requirements, the programme, invited speakers,
related conference activities, the venue, travel and registration.

Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical
strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and potential
interest to all attendees. They should mostly contain new material
that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly
available proceedings.

EAMT 2015 will use electronic submission through the EasyChair
conference tool. To submit a paper, go to the submission website at: and follow the

Papers that are being submitted in parallel to other conferences or
workshops and papers that contain significant overlap with previously
published work must indicate this on the title page and in the
abstract submitted through EasyChair (using capital letters). In case
of acceptance the paper will only be included in the proceedings if it
is not published in any other conference or workshop to which it was

Papers should be anonymised (no authors, affiliations or addresses,
and no explicit self-reference), be no longer than 8 pages (A4 size)
for research papers, and no longer than 4 pages (A4 size) for user
papers, all in PDF format. Papers must conform to the format defined
by the EAMT templates available at the conference website
Project/product descriptions do not need to be anonymised.

For further information about this call for papers or if you encounter
any problem regarding submission please contact the track chairs at and put in the subject "[user]" or "[research]"
depending on which track your question is related to. For questions
about the organisation (venue, registration, accommodation, visa,
payments, etc.) please contact the local organisers at

EAMT Best Thesis Award
The EAMT Best Thesis Award 2015 for PhD theses submitted during 2014
will be awarded at the conference, together with a presentation of the
winner’s work. Information for candidates to the award is available
at: The deadline is
March, 7 2015.

Conference website

Conference organisers
General Chair:
Andy Way (Dublin City University, Ireland)

Track Chairs:
Felipe Sánchez-Martínez - Research programme chair
(Universitat d’Alacant, Spain)
Gema Ramírez-Sanchez - User programme co-chair
(Prompsit Language Engineering, Spain)
Fred Hollowood - User programme co-chair
(Fred Hollowood Consulting, Ireland)

Local Organization Chair:
İlknur Durgar El-Kahlout (Tübitak, Turkey)

Programme Committee

Research Committee:
Jesús Andrés-Ferrer (Nuance Communications, USA)
Eleftherios Avramidis (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany)
Bogdan Babych (University of Leeds, UK)
Loïc Barrault (Université du Maine, France)
Núria Bel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Nicola Bertoldi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
Laurent Besacier (Université J. Fourier, France)
Alexandra Birch (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Arianna Bisazza (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Hervé Blanchon (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France)
Ondřej Bojar (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Nicola Cancedda (Applied Researcher at Microsoft, UK)
Michael Carl (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Francisco Casacuberta (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Helena Caseli (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil)
Mauro Cettolo (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
David Chiang (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Marta R. Costa-Jussà (Institute For Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Adrià De Gispert (University of Cambridge, UK)
Jinhua Du (Xi'an University of Technology, China)
Nadir Durrani (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Marc Dymetman (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)
Andreas Eisele (Directorate-General for Translation (EC), Luxembourg)
Cristina España-Bonet (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Mireia Farrús (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Christian Federmann (Microsoft, USA)
Mark Fishel (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Mikel L. Forcada (Universitat d'Alacant, Spain)
George Foster (National Research Council, Canada)
Federico Gaspari (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Ulrich Germann (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Jesús Giménez (Nuance Communications, USA)
Meritxell Gonzalez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Barry Haddow (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Christian Hardmeier (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
Yifan He (New York University, USA)
Kenneth Heafield (Bloomberg Labs, USA)
Teresa Herrmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Hieu Hoang (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Matthias Huck (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Gonzalo Iglesias (University of Cambridge, UK)
Jie Jiang (Applied Language Solutions, UK)
Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
Philipp Koehn (John Hopkins University, USA)
Roland Kuhn (National Research Council, Canada)
Alon Lavie (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Qun Liu (Dublin City University, Ireland; Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Yanjun Ma (Baidu, China)
Pavel Pecina (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Juan Antonio Pérez-Ortiz (Universitat d'Alacant, Spain)
Maja Popovic (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany)
Stefan Riezler (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Mike Rosner (University of Malta, Malta)
Raphael Rubino (Prompsit Language Engineering, Spain)
Kepa Sarasola (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain)
Lane Schwartz (University of Illinois, USA)
Holger Schwenk (University of Le Mans, France)
Khalil Simaan (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Michel Simard (National Research Council, Canada)
Lucia Specia (University of Sheffield, UK)
Ankit Srivastava (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Sara Stymne (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Jörg Tiedemann (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Antonio Toral (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Dan Tufis (Academia Romana, Romania)
Marco Turchi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
Francis M. Tyers (UiT Norgga árktalaš universitehta, Norway)
Antal van Den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Josef van Genabith (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany)
Vincent Vandeghinste (University of Leuven, Belgium)
David Vilar (Nuance Communications, USA)
Martin Volk (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Andy Way (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Jürgen Wedekind (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
François Yvon (Université Paris Sud, France)

User Committee:
Jeff Allen (SaP, France)
Nora Aranberri (Euskal Herriko Uni, Spain)
Diego Bartolomé (Tauyou, Spain)
Olga Beregovata (Welocalise, US)
Eric Blassin (Lionbridge, France)
Arancha Caballero (Nuadda, Spain)
James Cogley (Microsoft, Ireland)
Arnaud Daix (Euroscript, Luxembourg)
Pedro Díez (Linguaserve, Spain)
Stephen Doherty (UNSW, Australia)
Kurt Eberle (Lingenio, Germany)
Wojceich Froelich (Argos, Poland)
Tatiana Gornostay (Tilde, Latvia)
Declan Groves (Microsoft, Ireland)
Manuel Herranz (Pangeanic, Spain)
Maxim Khalikov (BMMT, Netherlands)
Paul Mangell (alphacrc, UK)
Jay Marciano (Lionbridge, US)
Daniel Marcu (Uni Southern Calif, US)
John Moran (CNGL, Ireland)
Hideyuki Namiki (Sony, Japan)
Antoni Oliver (UOC, Spain)
Patricia Palidini (CA, Spain)
John Papaioannou (Lexcelera, France)
Niko Papula (Multilizer, Findland)
Mirko Plitt (Modulo Language Automation, Switzerland)
Phil Ritchie (Vistatec, Ireland)
Johann Roturier (Symantec, Ireland)
Javier Sastre (Ateknea Solutions, Spain)
Indra Semite (Tilde, Latvia)
Jean Senellart (Systran, France)
Pilos Spyridon (EC, Belgium)
Ventsislav Zhechev (Autodesk, Switzerland)

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