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Machine Translation Summit XVI

Nagoya University, Japan
September 18 - September 22, 2017.


The 16th Machine Translation Summit, organized by the Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT), will be held at Nagoya University, Japan, in September 18-22 2017.

Machine Translation (MT) Summit is an international conference, which brings together people from the academic and commercial world developing MT and users of MT systems. The conference overviews state-of-the-art technologies in MT, its major contemporary trends and practical applications.

CFP Research Program Track

MT Summit XVI solicits original research papers that will advance the field of Machine Translation. We seek submissions across the entire spectrum of MT-related research activity. Submissions must be unpublished, and in English. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in various MT paradigms: data-driven (NMT, SMT, EBMT), rule-based, and hybrids
  • MT applications and embedding: translation/localization aids, speech-to-speech, speech-to-text, OCR, MT for communication (chats, blogs, social networks), multilingual applications, etc.
  • Technologies for MT deployment: quality estimation and domain adaptation
  • MT in special settings: low resources, massive resources, high volume, low computing resources
  • Human factors in MT and user interfaces for MT
  • Linguistic resources for MT: dictionaries, terminology banks, corpora
  • MT evaluation techniques and evaluation results
  • Empirical studies on translation data

Submission Instructions:

Papers must not exceed 12 (twelve) pages plus 4 (four) pages for references. All papers should follow the formatting instructions included with the style files, and should be submitted in PDF. Latex, PDF and MS Word style files will be available soon.

To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references.

Papers must be submitted to the START system by 11:59 pm PDT (GMT – 7 hours), Monday May 15, 2017.

Multiple Submissions:

Papers presented at MT Summit XVI must represent new work that has not been previously published. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to inform the program chairs of any potential problem with respect to this requirement. Authors submitting a similar paper both to MT Summit XVI and another conference or workshop must inform the program chairs by email (, specifying to which other conference or workshop they are submitting their work. If the paper is accepted and presented at MT Summit XVI, then it must be withdrawn from other conferences and workshops.

Important dates:

  • Paper Submission deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017 Monday, June 5, 2017
  • Notification of paper acceptance: Monday, June 19, 2017 Monday, July 10, 2017
  • Final "camera-ready" versions : Monday, July 24, 2017 Monday, July 31, 2017
CFP Users Track

Focus of the Commercial Users and Translators track will be twofold: First, how can MT help individual translators – whether novice translators, language learners, or professional translators – to produce their translations? And second, how can MT help Language Service Providers and enterprise users deliver their products and services most effectively? Submissions should report on the integration of MT with other processes and technologies to support language services and serve customer needs in commercial settings.

Example MT use cases include supply of on-demand localization; provision of technical support information in multiple languages; enablement of global consumer-to-consumer transactions; and support of communication in crisis scenarios. Example products and services include MT integration with translator assistant tools; cloud-based MT services for integration with other web and mobile applications; and customization and deployment of MT engines for specific needs. Additional topics are listed below.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Use of MT as a communication tool in a crisis scenario
  • Use of MT as a translators’ assistant: benefits, challenges, training requirements
  • Use of MT for language learning
  • Studies of post-editing productivity data
  • Quality evaluation for MT post-editing services or MT-assisted translation
  • Integration of MT with voice recognition systems
  • Integration of MT with source content analysis and classification tools
  • Integration of MT with web and mobile applications, such as social media
  • Integration of MT into CAT tools
  • Static or real-time domain adaptation and change management of MT systems in commercial deployments
  • Use of MT to address global enterprise “big data” requirements such as web analytics
  • Use of MT for cross-language search
  • Use of MT in crowd-sourced translation environments
  • Return on Investment (ROI) analysis of MT in commercial settings

What to submit:

Please submit a 250- to 500-word abstract describing your presentation to the START system here by 11:59 pm PDT (GMT – 7 hours), Monday June 12, 2017.

START system URL:

If you have any questions, you can ask the Program Chairs at this email address (

Ideal presentations will describe how MT helps to address a specific business challenge, with an objective assessment of its strengths and weaknesses for that particular challenge, supported by quantitative measures.

Submissions should not contain commercial solicitations of specific tools. Please indicate whether you intend to submit your presentation for publication in the MT Summit XVI Conference Proceedings. Publication in the Conference Proceedings is not a requirement, but we strongly suggest that you make your presentation available so that other people can learn from your experiences.

See also the official URL below:

Important dates:

  • Paper Submission deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017 June 12, 2017
  • Notification of paper acceptance: Monday, June 19, 2017 July 1, 2017
  • Final "camera-ready" versions : Monday, July 24, 2017 August 1, 2017

Briefly about Nagoya

The metropolis of Nagoya, central Japan's biggest city with a population of 2,250,000. Originally a castle town built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, Nagoya is admired as a global manufacturing city with a legacy of traditional culture and craftsmanship... At the same time, Nagoya has garnered great interest for its unique food culture, and the city's commercial districts are home to bustling multitude of restaurants that serve Nagoya-meshi. (


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