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AMTA-2012: The Tenth Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

Catamaran Hotel, San Diego, California
October 28 - November 1, 2012


AMTA-2012, the Tenth Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas will take place at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego California, from Sunday, October 28 through Thursday, November 1. It will immediately follow the 53st Annual Conference of the American Translators Association (ATA), also in San Diego.

AMTA-2012 is seeking proposals for workshops and tutorials on all topics related to MT. Due to AMTA-2012's collocation with the ATA meeting, we are particularly interested in proposals that are designed to help translators understand MT technology and the role of translation automation in the commercial translation production pipeline as well as to help MT researchers and developers understand the needs of translators and the translation industry. However, any themes connected to MT research, development, deployment, use, and evaluation are welcome.

Tutorials and Workshops will be held on Sunday, October 28, immediately preceding the main conference, and Thursday, November 1, immediately following the main conference. The first of those days will focus on events that have a potential for attracting ATA members.


Tutorials at AMTA conferences are a forum for experts in MT and MT-related areas to deliver concentrated training on a topic of interest in half-day (or occasionally full-day) teaching sessions. Tutorials provide background that helps conference participants (especially newcomers to the field) understand the conference program, and/or enrich their understanding of particular technical, applied, and business matters surrounding research, development and use of MT and translation technology.

AMTA workshops are intended to provide the opportunity for MT-related communities of interest to spend focused time together advancing the state of thinking or the state of practice in their area of interest or endeavor.

Important dates:

  • Proposal Submission deadline: Thursday, May 31

What to submit:

Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be submitted by May 31, 2012 to Alain Desilets (, Workshops) or Jay Marciano (, Tutorials). They should include the proposed format (workshop or tutorial), a title, a one-page description of the proposed content, technical requirements and the expected number of participants. In the case of a workshop, the proposal should also include dates for important milestones (call for papers, recruitment of speakers, etc.), and whether this is an ongoing or new workshop. If you would like your event to be held on the bridge day between ATA and AMTA (Sunday October 28), your proposal should additionally make a case for why it would be of interest to ATA members.

Workshop and Tutorial proposals must also include a signed copy of the AMTA Workshop or Tutorial Policy and Leader Agreement Form. The forms are available here: