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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   TMI2002 MT Roadmap Workshop, 16 March, Keihanna, Japan
From:   Steven Krauwer
Email:   steven_(on)_let.uu.nl
Date received:   16 Jan 2002
Deadline:   13 Feb 2001
Start date:   16 Mar 2001

_________________________________________________________________ Call for Papers MT Roadmap Workshop (March 16) at TMI2002 (March 13-17) Keihanna (near Kyoto), Japan Organized by ELSNET Background: Since 2000, ELSNET (The European Network of Excellence in Human Language Technologies) has organised a series of workshops aimed at the creation of a broadly supported technological roadmap for various subfields of language and speech technology. A technology roadmap comprises an analysis of the present situation, a vision of where we want to be in e.g. ten years from now, and a number of intermediate milestones that would help in setting intermediate goals and in measuring our progress towards our goals. The function of the road map is not to impose anything on anyone, but rather to provide a broadly supported definition of a context in which to position the MT community's efforts, which would allow us to identify common priorities for joint activities in e.g. research, resources and training. ELSNET aims at (co-)organizing roadmap workshops at all major events in order to encourage continuous reflection on where we stand, where we want to go, and, most importantly, how we can get there. Format: It will be a one day workshop consisting of three components: * The first component will aim at giving a critical analysis of the present state of Machine Translation in the broadest sense. * The second component will be dedicated to visions of the future. * The third component will aim at identifying major research challenges and establishing intermediate milestones on our way towards our goals. Each of the components could contain * an invited speaker or panel, * submitted papers (reviewed), * and ample space for discussion. The results of the discussions will be published in a report that will published on ELSNET's website, and that will serve as a starting point of a broad consultation of the MT community on the future directions of Machine Translation in the broadest sense. Papers: We invite papers that * give critical analyses of the present state of the art in machine translation of written and spoken language, * present visions of the future of machine translation, both from a theoretical, a technological or from an application point of view, or * identify major milestones and challenges (both theoretical, practical and organisational) on our way towards the future. Submission: Abstracts must be submitted in English, and should be no more than 4 pages long and in single column format. Submissions should be sent electronically in plain text, MS Word or PDF to steven.krauwer_(on)_elsnet.org. Important dates: * Submission deadline: 13 February * Notification: 22 February * Final papers due: 5 March * Workshop: 16 March Proceedings: Participants will receive proceedings, containing * a summary of the results of the previous MT Roadmap workshop (at the MT Summit) * summaries of the invited talks * full versions of the submitted papers Audience: The primary audience consists of people with an analytical or future oriented, programmatic interest, both from research and from industry. Registration: The workshop registration fee is 5000 yen (app. 38 USD or 43 Euro). Registration details can be found on the TMI 2002 website (see below). URLs: Main conference: http://www.kecl.ntt.co.jp/e vents/tmi/ This workshop: http://www.elsnet.org/ roadmap-tmi2002.html Contact point: Steven Krauwer (steven.krauwer_(on)_elsnet.org) ELSNET / Utrecht University Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, NL phone +31 30 253 6050 fax +31 30 253 6000 Core Programme Committee: * Steven Krauwer * Laurie Gerber ________________________________________________________________________ __ Steven Krauwer, ELSNET coordinator, UiL-OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, NL phone: +31 30 253 6050, fax: +31 30 253 6000, email: s.krauwer_(on)_elsnet.org http://www.elsnet.org
 

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