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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.

Schedule

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

Organisation

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