New Trends in
Translation and Technology


International Conference ‘New Trends in Translation and Technology’ (NeTTT’2020)

First announcement

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 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 and interdisciplinary event for discussing the latest developments and practices in translation 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 also be an ideal place to establish business and research contacts, collaborations and new ventures.

The conference will take the form of presentations (peer-reviewed research and user presentations, keynote speeches), demos (demos from sponsors) and posters; it will also feature panel discussions and tutorials/workshops. The presentations 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

Contributions are invited on any topic related to the latest technology used in machine translation, translation, subtitling, localisation and interpreting. These include but are not limited to:

  • Machine Translation (MT) – any MT-related research activity, from development to human factors
  • CAT tools (Translation Memory (TM) systems, integration of Machine Translation in TM systems)
  • Quality assessment and quality control
  • Speech Technology
  • Terminology management
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Social media
  • Translation Workflow and Management
  • Localisation
  • Technology adoption by translators and industry
  • Training (to include university programmes on translation and interpreting and training in the dynamically changing industry)
  • New and emerging language and mobile technologies, tools and resources which can support the work of translators, localisers, subtitlers and interpreters
  • Ethical issues in translation and technology

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee will be announced in the first Call for Papers which can be expected in November 2019.


Submission deadline: 18 May 2020

(The follow-up calls will provide information as to how submission can be made.)

Notification of acceptance: 22 June 2020

Camera-ready versions due: 1 September 2020

Summer School on Neural Machine Translation: 26-27 September 2020

NeTTT’2020 conference: 28-30 September 2020


NeTTT’2000 is organised by the Dimetra Academy for Translators, Greece; Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting and Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece; Adapt Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland; Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton, UK and the Association of Computational Linguistics, Bulgaria.

Conference Chairs

Sheila Castilho (Dublin City University), Vilelmini Sosoni (Ionian University), Maria Sgourou (Dimetra Academy for Translators, Greece) and Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton) are the NeTTT’2020 Chairs.

Further information and contact details

The first call for papers is expected at the end of November 2019 and registration will be open as of April 2020.

For further information, please contact the Organising Committee

NeTTT 2020 becomes NeTTT 2021

New Dates!

Dear colleagues,

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent travel restrictions and with a view to protecting the health and well-being of our delegates, speakers and sponsors, we have taken the decision to postpone the NeTTT conference until July 2021.  

Although we reached that decision with a heavy heart, we are still excited about our event and we hope to welcome you all on the magical island of Rhodes in July 2021.


The new dates are the following: 

3-4 July 2021: Summer School on Neural Machine Translation

5-7 July 2021: NeTTT’2021 Conference


In addition, under the current circumstances we have decided to extend the call for abstracts and papers deadlines as follows: 

• Submission deadline 1 (extended abstracts for proposals for oral or poster presentations): 22 January 2021

• Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 22 February 2021

• Submission deadline 2 (optional: full-length papers for publication in the e-proceedings): 2 April 2021

• Notification of acceptance of full papers: 3 May 2021

• Camera-ready versions due: 31 May 2021 


What if you have already submitted an abstract? 

Your submission will be valid and will be reviewed as per the new dates. If you wish to make any changes, you can do so until the new submission date (22 January 2021)


What if you have already made travel arrangements? 

If you have already made travel arrangements, you will most probably be able to change your tickets and change your hotel reservation. If, however, you need a letter from us, please contact us at


We apologise for any inconvenience this postponement may cause you, but we feel that it is necessary for the health and well-being of our community. 

We look forward to seeing you early July 2021.

Until then, stay safe and dream on!


On behalf of NeTTT’2021 chairs, 

Dr Vilelmini Sosoni, Ionian University

Dr Sheila Castilho, Dublin City University

Professor Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton

Ms Maria Sgourou, Dimetra Academy

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