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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   MT Summit VIII, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
From:   John Hutchins
Email:   WJHutchins_(on)_compuserve.com
Date received:   26 Jun 2001
Deadline:   15 Jul 2001
Start date:   18 Sep 2001

=================================== MT Summit, September 2001 REMINDER Hotels are getting full. Please register and book as soon as possible. List of papers now on conference website ======================================= MT Summit VIII, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 18-22 September 2001 The European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) invites you to participate in the Eighth "Machine Translation Summit" which is being held in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain from the 18th to the 22nd September 2001. The MT Summit conferences bring together the global MT community to review the state of the art of machine translation, computer-aided translation support tools and multilingual tools, both in the commercial world and in the research sphere. It is a unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field, for researchers, users and vendors to exchange experiences and to get valuable feedback, and for meeting others involved in this technology. There will be a full programme of papers, presentations by invited speakers, panel sessions, exhibitions, demonstrations, and workshops (on the day preceding the conference and on the final day). There will be excursions, a banquet and a folk music performance, and also some activities for spouses and partners of delegates. VENUE The conference is taking place in Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain(Galicia), famous as a pilgrimage destination since the early Middle Ages, a city full of ancient buildings, from its eleventh-century cathedral to its seventeenth and eighteenth century houses, convents and palaces. The old town has been listed as a 'world heritage city' by Unesco. The venue for the conference is the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos (Hostal dos Reis Católicos), originally founded in 1499 as a Royal hospital for pilgrims, a magnificent building in the Spanish Renaissance style. It is now both the oldest and one of the most impressive hotels in the world. The opening session and the banquet will take place in the Comedor Real, other sessions will be in the hotel's auditorium and other rooms, and the exhibition and demonstrations will be housed in the Chapel. The opening reception will take place in the Pazo de Raxoi (City Council), an 18th century building next to the Hostal. HOTELS Santiago de Compostela is a major tourist centre attracting many visitors throughout the year. We have reserved accommodation in the Hostal itself and in a number of hotels close by (many restored 17th and 18th century buildings). All except one are within walking distance of the Hostal venue. (A bus will be provided for the Hotel Puerta del Camino). Because of the high demand for hotel rooms in Santiago and the substantial deposits, we ask for about half the full hotel charge when booking, and we encourage you to book early to be certain of your preference. WEBSITE INFORMATION For details of the hotels, excursions and workshops see the MT Summit website (www.eamt.org/summitVIII) or send email to: summitVIII_(on)_eamt.org. REGISTRATION Registration should preferably be made via the MT Summit website. Alternatively, you may ask for a registration form from: Carlos Paz (MT Summit Registration), Service de Traduction, European Commission, Rue de la Loi 200 - JECL 4/200, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium (Fax: +32-2-296.59.68; Telephone: +32-2-296.05.59; Email: Carlos.Paz-Carneiro_(on)_cec.eu.int) . CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Tuesday, 18 September Workshops, welcome reception, opening of exhibitions Wednesday, 19 September opening session, first day of conference Thursday, 20 September Second day of conference Friday, 21 September Third day of conference, IAMT general assembly, folk music entertainment Saturday, 22 September Workshops, excursion to Coruna, special panel, banquet Sunday, 23 September Excursion to southern Galicia and northern Portugal CONFERENCE FEES The registration fees for the conference (19-22 September) are: IAMT members* Non-members Before 15 July Euro 275 Euro 325 After 15 July Euro 325 Euro 375 * members of the Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT), Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA), European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) One Euro is approximately 0.90 US dollar. Note: The conference fees do not include meals, but there are numerous good-value restaurants nearby in the city, which you will have opportunity to enjoy during the conference. CANCELLATIONS Before 15 July: 750f the registration fee will be refunded After 15 July and before 1 September: 500f the registration fee will be refunded After 1 September: no refunds. EXHIBITIONS Exhibition space will be provided in the Chapel of the Hostal for up to 25 companies and will be active throughout the conference. Fees for exhibitors will be Euro 1200. Contact Joerg Schuetz (joerg_(on)_iai.uni-sb.de) for details, or look at the Summit website (www.eamt.org/summitVIII). WORKSHOPS [for more details see Summit website] Tuesday 18 September fee Towards a Roadmap for MT (half day) Euro 25 Organiser: Steven Krauwer Example-based machine translation (full day) Euro 50 Organisers: Andrew Way and Michael Carl Saturday 22 September Teaching machine translation (all day) Euro 50 Organisers: Mikel Forcada and Derek Lewis MT evaluation: who did what to whom (Fourth ISLE workshop) (all day) Euro 50 Organisers: Ed Hovy, Maghi King, Sandra Manzi and Florence Reeder OPEN MEETING on terminology exchange and synchronization (SALT, OSCAR, OLIF), Saturday 22 Sept (all day) Euro 50 [for more information see http://www.ttt.org] FLIGHT DISCOUNTS. Iberia Airlines is offering participants a 25 0iscount (or more) on many of its flights (for details see: www.eamt.org/summitVIII). On registration you will be sent a password, in order to take advantage of this offer. ORGANISERS John Hutchins (general chair): EAMT/IAMT president Bente Maegaard (programme chair) Joerg Schuetz (exhibitions) Harold Somers (workshops) Carlos Paz (registration and local arrangements) Anthony Clarke (finance): EAMT treasurer Viggo Hansen (publicity): EAMT secretary Colin Brace (website)
 

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