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EAMT 2009 takes place

The EAMT 2009 conference took place in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) from May 14-15 and was considered by all to be a huge success. The 100 or so registered attendants, including such people as Hermann Ney, Alex Waibel, Dekai Wu and Pascale Fung amongst others, took in 14 oral presentations, 18 posters across two sessions, as well as 2 invited talks by Lori Levin from Carnegie Mellon Univeristy and Nicholas Ostler from the Foundation for Endangered Languages. Submissions were received not only from Europe, but also the Americas and Asia, with Spain and Ireland providing the largest proportion.

Best Paper Award

This year's conference saw the presentation of an award for best paper. The award, which included a €200 book voucher from our generous sponsors Springer, was given to Eneko Agirre, Aitxiber Atutxa, Gorka Labaka, Mikel Lersundi, Aingeru Mayor and Kepa Sarasola from the University of the Basque Country for their paper "Use of Rich Linguistic Information to Translate Prepositions and Grammar Cases to Basque". Congratulations to them!

Acknowledgments

We would like to extend our gratitude to the Programme Committee, its chairs and the Local Organising Committee for their work in making this conference happen. We would also like to thank the UPC and the Spanish Ministery for Science and Innovation for their financial support, as well as the European Languages Resources Association (ELRA) and Springer for their generous sponsorship.

Finally, thanks to all authors, presenters and attendees for making this a successful 13th Annual EAMT Conference. We look forward to seeing you all in Saint-Raphaël for EAMT 2010!