*First Call for Papers*
The forthcoming International Conference ‘New Trends in Translation and Technology’ (NeTTT’2020) will take place on the island of Rhodes, Greece, 28-30 September 2020. The objective of the conference is to bring together academics in linguistics, translation studies, machine translation, translation tools and natural language processing, as well as developers, practitioners, language service providers and vendors who work on or are interested in different aspects of technology for translation. The conference will be a distinctive event for discussing the latest developments and practices in translation and technology. NeTTT’2020 invites all professionals who would like to learn about recent trends, present their latest work, and/or share their experiences in the field; the conference will be an idea place to establish business and research contacts, collaborations and new ventures.
The conference will feature a research track and an industry track and will take the form of presentations (peer-reviewed research and industry presentations, as well as keynote speeches), and posters. The authors of the accepted abstracts will be offered the opportunity to write up full papers which will be published as open-access conference e-proceedings. NeTTT’2020 will be preceded by *a two-day summer school *on Neural Machine Translation.
*Conference topics* We expect contributions to the following topics:
*(A) Research track* Submissions are invited for papers reporting on original work related to any topic regarding the latest technology used in machine translation (MT), human translation, computer-assisted translation (CAT), audiovisual translation (AVT), localisation and interpreting. Research papers should have a strong theoretical and/or methodological contribution or should report significant research results. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Machine Translation (any MT-related research activity including Neural
Machine Translation, from development to human factors, MT in literary
texts, MT in AVT, MT in localisation, MT and creative texts, MT and
- CAT tools (Translation Memory (TM) systems, integration of MT in TM
- Quality assessment and quality control
- MT evaluation techniques, metrics, and evaluation results
- Speech Technology
- Terminology management
- Translation Workflow and Management
- Training (to include university programmes on translation and
interpreting and training in this fast-changing industry)
- New and emerging language and mobile technologies
- Tools and resources that can support the work of translators,
localisers, subtitlers and interpreters, Linguistic resources for MT e.g.
dictionaries, termbases, corpora, etc.
- Human and cognitive factors in MT and user interfaces
- Ethical issues in translation and technology
- NLP support for translation
- MT integration with NLP tasks
* (B) User track* Submissions are invited for reports on case studies and implementation experience with translation technology in LSPs, large corporations, government organisations and NGOs as well as by translation practitioners. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Integrating MT and computer-assisted translation into the translation
- Translation Memory systems in practice
- Integration of Translation Memory with Machine Translation
- Terminology tools
- QA and MT evaluation in business settings
- Post-editing strategies and tools
- Legal and ethical issues associated with translation technology (e.g.
- Using MT in social media or business communication
- Impact of MT on translators’ work: ergonomics, invoicing issues, new
skill sets required
- Freelance translators’ independent use of MT
- MT and usability
- MT in crisis settings
- Translation technologies training
* Submissions and publication*
NeTTT’2020 invites two types of *abstract submissions*: (i) proposals for oral presentations and (ii) proposals for poster presentations. The proposals for oral presentations will be around 750 words and the proposals for poster presentations – around 500 words. These ‘extended abstracts’ will be reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee. The authors of the accepted abstracts will be offered the opportunity to write up full papers should they wish to, in addition to being offered a presentation slot at the conference. Papers that have been or will be submitted to other conferences or publications must be marked as such at the time of submission in the START submission form. A paper to be published at NeTTT must be withdrawn from other conferences. Full papers will not exceed 7 pages if they are accepted for oral presentations and 4 pages if accepted as poster presentations. The submitted full papers will undergo reviewing by two more members of the Programme Committee who will make suggestions for improvements or revisions (if applicable) to ensure the quality of the final version. The final version of the accepted papers will be published in e-proceedings with an assigned ISBN and DOI. The submission will be electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system, which will be available on the conference website soon. The follow-up calls will provide more further submission details.
*Schedule* Submission deadline 1 (extended abstracts for proposals for oral or poster presentations)
18 May 2020
Notification of acceptance of abstracts
15 June 2020
Submission deadline 2 (optional: full-length papers for publication in the e-proceedings)
20 July 2020
Notification of acceptance of full papers
17 August 2020
Camera-ready versions due
1 September 2020
Summer School on Neural Machine Translation
26-27 September 2020
28-30 September 2020
*Keynote Speakers* Sharon O’Brien, Dublin City University Marcello Federico, Amazon Marco Turchi, FBK Trento
*Conference Chairs* Sheila Castilho (Dublin City University) Vilelmini Sosoni (Ionian University) Maria Sgourou (Dimetra Academy for Translators, Greece) Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)
*Organising Committee* Ms Rocio Caro (University of Wolverhampton) Dr Joss Moorkens (Dublin City University) Ms Foteini Moschi (Metaphrasi) Mr Nikolai Nikolov (Association of Computational Linguistics) Ms Maria Stasimioti (Ionian University) Dr Dimitar Shterionov (Dublin City University) Dr Eva Vanmassenhove (Dublin City University)
*Programme Committee* The Programme Committee features experts on various aspects of translation and technology for translation. See https://nettt-conference.com/programme-committee/ for more details.
*Venue* The conference will take place at the Sheraton Rhodes Resort hotel, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rhosi-sheraton-rhodes-resort/
*Further information* The second call for papers is expected in January 2020 and registration will be open as from March 2019. The conference website is https://nettt-conference.com and will be updated on a regular basis. For further information, please contact us at nettt2020 at nettt-conference.com.
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