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Subject: [ E-CFP ] MT Summit XIV (Nice, France, Sept. 2013): call for commercial/user papers
From: <mlf_(on)_ua.es>
Date received: 01 Feb 2013
Deadline: 15 Apr 2013
Start date: 02 Sep 2013

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

First Call for Commercial/User papers and Commercial/User

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

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

CFP Commercial/User Program Track

The Commercial User track will focus on how MT can meet business
needs and create viable consumer products and services. Examples
of MT applied to business needs include such as just-in-time
localization of critical information, delivery of multilingual
technical support information, or creation of draft translations
for post-editing.

The MT Summit 2013 is sure to be of great interest for users as
well as developers of Machine Translation. Developers of MT will
benefit from updates on leading-edge R & D in MT and will offer
them a unique opportunity to share their most recent developments
with users and potential users of MT.

Users of Machine Translation will meet other users and exchange
valuable experiences on using Machine Translation.

What to submit

Ideal presentations will clearly identify a business need and
describe how MT meets those needs, with a candid assessment of
its strengths and limitations for that particular usage,
supported as possible by data. Submissions should be 250-500 word
summaries and need to be submitted via:


Make sure to select the User Track option when submitting your

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

    Use of MT to reduce localization time and/or cost

    Use of MT to better exploit qualified resources

    Integrating MT and human translation

    Integrating MT into an existing production process
    (manual/(semi-)automatic workflows, format conversion,
    language support,.)

    Optimizing system setup, maintenance, and post-editing

    Post-editing experiences and data on productivity

    Quality assurance aspects

    ROI analyses of post-editing versus translation from scratch
    and/or using other CAT tools

    Use of MT to provide localization of data-driven, dynamic, or
    user-specific information

    Ways in which MT can be used to increase the scope of
    globalization projects, translating additional text types

    Managing change when implementing MT technologies

    Open-source and low-cost MT tools: are they realistic and is
    there a market for them?

    Human translators usage of MT

Important Dates

Submission date

April 15, 2013

Notification of acceptance

May 31, 2013

Documentation (paper, slides etc.)

July 1, 2013

MT Summit

September 2-6, 2013

About Nice - click here

Responsible for the Commercial/User programme track: Daniel

Responsible for the Research programme track: Khalil SIMA'AN and


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