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. Note also that individual translators are invited to share their insights in the use of MT and these will be addressed at a special track.
We expect to receive manuscripts in these four categories:
Long-paper submissions (up to 10 pages including references) 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 areas of machine translation and translation-related technologies, including:
Papers should describe original work. They should emphasise 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. Papers should be anonymized, prepared according to the templates specified below, and no longer than 10 pages (including references); the resulting PDFs submitted to the EasyChair EAMT 2018 page (submission type: EAMT2018 Research).
Short-paper submissions (up to 6 pages, including references) are invited for reports on users' experiences with MT, be it as individual translators, in small- or medium-size business (SMB), in the enterprise, in the government, or in NGOs. Contributions are welcome on:
Papers should highlight problems and solutions in addition to describing MT integration process or project settings. Where solutions do not seem to exist, suggestions for MT researchers and developers should be clearly emphasised. For user papers produced by academics, we require co-authorship with the actual users. Papers should be formatted according to the templates specified below, no longer than 6 pages (including references), and submitted as PDF files to the EasyChair EAMT 2018 page (submission type: EAMT2018 User)
Abstract submissions (1 page) are invited to report new, interesting:
Abstracts should be formatted according to the templates specified below, no longer than 1 page (including references), and submitted as PDF files to the EasyChair EAMT 2018 page (submission type: EAMT2018 Products-Projects).
The use of machine translation by professional translators has an important social and economic impact due to the multilinguality of globalized societies. They deal with MT output in a wide variety of modalities (inside or outside CAT tools, post-editing it and interacting with it in some way or just as inspiration, as freelancers or as in-plant personnel, etc) and, quite often, the decision to use MT or not, and how to use it, is not taken by them or discussed with them in advance.
The machine translation community needs to hear the translators’ voice in a fresh and unfiltered way, and learn from their insights on issues such as the following:
Abstract submissions (1 page) are invited to report professional translators’ experiences with MT. We encourage professional translators to speak out freely, sincerely and in a proactive way, contributing to the debate with a challenging voice. Abstracts should be formatted according to the templates specified below, no longer than 1 page (including references), and submitted as PDF files to the EasyChair EAMT 2018 page (submission type: EAMT2018 Translator).
Accepted papers will be published in an electronic book of proceedings with an ISBN number. In addition, the best accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version undergoing a lighter reviewing process, as regular papers in the Springer journal Machine Translation.
The EAMT Best Thesis Award 2018 for PhD theses submitted during 2017 will be awarded at the conference, together with a presentation of the winner’s work. Information for candidates to the award is available here. The deadline is the same as for the paper submission. Theses should be submitted to the EasyChair EAMT 2018 page (submission type: Thesis Award).