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   22nd February 2005

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EAMT 2005

EAMT 10th Annual Conference
30-31 May 2005, Budapest, Hungary

The European Association for Machine Translation organises a major conference in Budapest, Hungary on 30-31 May, 2005. This meeting is the tenth in a series of regular events acting as a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning all aspects of Machine Translation and computer-aids/tools for translator. The purpose of the EAMT events is to bring together users, developers and researchers to discuss the latest developments in the field.

For the first time, the EAMT event will be held as a full-scale Conference, with a larger diversity of topics, a larger number of expected participants and papers, as well as the extension of services provided as part of the conference environment.

As in previous EAMT workshops, contributions are particularly welcome from developers, vendors and users of MT systems and translation aids, or CAT tools, as well as researchers and teachers. (For information about previous workshops see the EAMT website:

The Special Theme for this Conference will be

Practical Applications of Machine Translation


  • applications incorporating MT modules,
  • evaluation of existing and new MT systems,
  • integration and synergy of CAT tools and MT,
  • new approaches in computer-assisted translation (CAT)
  • issues for developers and users of MT and translation aids, incl. user experiences
  • economic aspects of MT

This Conference also focuses on systems relating to languages of new EU member countries and beyond, extending the focus to those countries that expect to join the EU during the next decade.

  • Papers demonstrating real-life applications of MT and CAT technologies are particularly welcome. However, papers relating to other aspects of MT, and other multilingual applications, will also be considered

Attention! For the first time, papers will be presented in three different categories, in three parallel sessions:

  • Oral session: papers are presented as 20-minute lectures, allowing for 5-10 minutes of Q&A.
  • Poster session: papers are presented as posters in the exhibition area near the conference room, with 2 or 3 poster sessions of 90 minutes each.
  • Demonstration session: papers are presented as live or hands-on demonstrations, to be held in a computer lab close to the conference room and facilities.

Submission of papers:

  • We invite submissions as short versions of full papers (6 pages). Submissions should be sent by email as attachments in PDF, RTF or plain text, to the programme chair Bente Maegaard,, with the words "EAMT 2005 Conference" in the subject heading. The final date for submissions is January 31st.

  • All papers will be considered for both the oral and poster sessions. If you intend to submit a paper for the demonstration session, please submit a one-page description of the demonstration, along with technical requirements. Please also indicate if you intend your paper only for the poster session.

  • Notification of acceptance will be made on or before 15 March, together with any comments from reviewers for revision.

Final versions of papers:

  • Final versions of papers (maximum 10 pages, DOC, RTF or LaTeX files) should be sent for inclusion in the proceedings before 10 April. Any papers received after that date will not be included in the printed proceedings and will be excluded from the conference programme. Also, only papers for which at least one author has registered for the conference by 10 April will be accepted for the proceedings. A style sheet for accepted submissions will be available soon on the EAMT 2005 website.

  • It is anticipated that papers will be made available in electronic form on the EAMT website after the conference. Electronic versions (PDF or postscript) will be produced by the organizers.

Programme Committee:

  • Bente Maegaard (chair; CST, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Viggo Hansen (Zacco A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Steven Krauwer (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Gábor Prószéky (MorphoLogic & Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Harold Somers (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Gregor Thurmair (Linguatec, Germany)

Venue and Registration:

Details about the venue in Budapest, Hungary, registration fees, hotel accommodation and other facilities will be announced at the latest 28 February. The online registration form will be available from 28 February. Please consult the conference web site for any further information.

Local organizer:

Local organiser is Gábor Prószéky (, who provides further details.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submissions: 31 January, 2005
  • Registration: from 28 February, 2005
  • Acceptance notification: 15 March, 2005
  • Final copies due: 10 April, 2005
  • Early registration deadline: 10 April, 2005
  • Conference date: 30-31 May, 2005