Tenth Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

Abbreviated Title: 
AMTA 2012
Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: 
31 May 2012
Event Dates: 
28 Oct 2012 - 1 Nov 2012
Catamaran Hotel
San Diego
Alain Desilets
Jay Marciano
Contact Email: 
alain [dot] desilets [at] nrc-cnrc [dot] gc [dot] ca
Contact Email: 
jay [dot] marciano [at] lionbridge [dot] com

Call for Proposals for Workshops and Tutorials at AMTA-2012

Contacts: Alain Desilets (alain.desilets@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca)
Jay Marciano (jay.marciano@lionbridge.com)

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 (alain.desilets@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca, Tutorials) or Jay Marciano
(jay.marciano@lionbridge.com, Workshops). 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