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NODALI: MT Summit 2007, 1st CfP

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Dear all
please find enclosed the first CfP for the upcoming MT Summit, to be held
in Copenhagen

Bente Maegaard

September 10-14, 2007
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen

The Eleventh Machine Translation Summit, organized by the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT), will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-14 September 2007.
      MT Summit XI will bring together scientists, developers and users of machine translation and other tools for multilingual processing. Cutting-edge research and demonstrations from leading academic, business and government organizations will showcase the latest results. During the main conference, MT Summit XI will have numerous sessions including research papers, reports on users' experiences, discussions of policy issues, invited talks and panel discussions. Before the main conference, the program includes two full days of tutorials and workshops. These wide—ranging activities in the machine translation will allow participants from research, business and government to get together to explore how to use machine translation technology to conquer language barriers and overcome the digital divide.
      The EAMT cordially invites you all -- researchers, developers, providers, users, and observers -- to MT Summit XI, to contribute to and witness ongoing efforts in developing and using machine translation technology and tools for translation support..

Conference Schedule
10-11 September 2007    Tutorials and workshops
12-14 September 2007    Papers, panels and exhibition

MT Summit XI seeks original papers about all aspects of machine translation. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
* MT for the Web
* Practical MT systems (MT for professionals, MT for multilingual eCommerce, MT for localization, etc.)
* Translation aids (translation memory, terminology databases, etc.)
* Translation environments (workflow, support tools, conversion tools for lexica, etc.)
* MT methodologies
* Human factors in MT and user interfaces
* Speech  translation
* MT in multilingual public service (eGovernment etc.)
* MT embedded in other services
* MT and related technologies (information retrieval, text categorization, text summarization, information extraction, etc.)
* Multilingual natural language generation
* Dictionaries and lexica for MT
* Text and speech corpora for MT and knowledge extraction from corpora
* MT evaluation techniques and evaluation results
* Standards in text and lexicon encoding for MT

There will be three categories of papers:
(R) Research papers: Submissions are invited for reports of significant research results in any aspect of machine translation and related areas.  Such reports should include a substantial evaluation component.
(P) Poster presentations (with or without Demon- stration): Submissions are invited for presentations that are best suited for poster sessions, which are more interactive. Submissions are also invited for reports on the design, implementation, operation and evaluation of operational and prototype systems.
(U) User studies: Submissions are invited for reports on users' experiences with using MT.

All types of papers should include a cover page with the following information:
- paper title,
- paper type: R, P or U
- author(s)' name(s), affiliation(s), address(es), and e-mail address(es),
- 100 word abstract, up to 5 keywords,
MT Summit XI will use electronic submission through a conference tool. Details of the submission procedure will be announced in the second Call for Papers, January 2007.

Call for Exhibitions
In the tradition of past MT Summits, there will be an exhibition area showcasing commercial products and near- to-market prototypes throughout the conference. Exhibits will not be restricted to machine translation systems and support tools, but include a variety of language- technology-enabled applications.  If you would like to exhibit, please contact exhibition at cst dot dk by April 15, 2007.

Call for Panels / Special Sessions / Invited Speaker Proposals
Submissions are invited for panel sessions dealing with significant, controversial and timely issues in machine translation.  Proposals should include the description of the topic, and preferably the names and affiliations of panellists.  Proposals for special sessions and invited speakers are also welcome. These proposals should be sent to the Program Chair (e-mail: bente at cst dot dk) by January 31, 2007.

Call for Tutorial and Workshop Proposals
We invite proposals for workshops and tutorials that are to be co-located with MT Summit XI. If you are willing to take an initiative in organizing satellite events, please submit a brief description of the events to workshop at cst dot dk dot The proposal should be submitted no later than January 20, 2007.
   Proposals are solicited for tutorials on both technological and practical issues in machine translation.  They should include (1) the length of the tutorial (half day or full day); (2) an outline of the tutorial; (3) the intended audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced); (4) complete contact information for the presenter(s); and (5) brief biographies of the presenters.
   Proposals for workshops are solicited for one-day workshops which bring together groups of people involved in a specific problem area of machine translation, to advance the state of the art in that area. The proposal should include the theme and goal of the workshop, the planned activities, contact information for the organizers and an estimate of the number of participants.

Important Dates
20 Jan. 2007      Proposals for tutorials and workshops
31 Jan. 2007      Proposals for panels, etc.
5 Feb. 2007 Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
15 Apr. 2007      Paper submission deadline
             Exhibition registration deadline
31 May 2007 Paper acceptance notifications
15 July 2007      Final camera-ready copy deadline

Further Information
For more details, please visit the Conference Web-site: http://www.eamt.org, which will have a link to more information on the Summit shortly.

Conference Organization

Conference Director and Local Organizing Chair: 
Viggo Hansen, Denmark

Program Chair:
Bente Maegaard, Center for Sprogteknologi, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Program Vice-Chairs: 
Mike Dillinger, Spoken Translation, Inc., USA
Hitoshi Isahara, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT)

A few words about Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is Denmark's capital and Scandinavia's liveliest city. Copenhagen has a population of 1.7 million, and is very popular as a conference city with more than 70,000 visitors in 2006.

Copenhagen was founded in 1167 and has been Denmark's capital since 1417

How to Get There
Copenhagen Airport is consistently voted one of the best in the world by consumer travel groups and magazines.

Public transport in Copenhagen is safe, reliable, clean and cheap. Both trains and buses are frequent and efficient. Copenhagen has the fastest and cheapest airport-to-city-centre rail link of any European capital - just 13 minutes. The conference site is adjacent to a metro station.
More on Copenhagen:

TMI in Skövde
Please note that the TMI will be held this year in Skövde, Sweden, just before the MT Summit. Skövde is not very far from Copenhagen.

--Bente Maegaard, Director, Center for Sprogteknologi
University of Copenhagen, Njalsgade 80, Dk-2300 Copenhagen S
Tel (dir): +45 35 32 90 74, Fax: +45 35 32 90 89, URL: www.cst.dk
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