EAMT 2017

May 29-31, Prague

Final Call for papers

EAMT 2017: The 20th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation

Prague, Czech Republic
May 29–31, 2017

Paper submission deadline extended: April 2, 2017

A call to everyone involved with machine translation

The European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) invites everyone interested in machine translation, translation-related tools and resources to participate in this conference ― developers, researchers, users, professional translators and translation/localisation managers: anyone who has a stake in the vision of an information world in which language barriers and issues become less visible to the information consumer. We especially invite researchers to describe the state of the art and demonstrate their cutting-edge results, and institutions and independent MT users to share their experiences.

Important dates

  • Paper submission: March 26, 2017 April 2, 2017, 23:59 CEST
  • Notification to authors: April 27, 2017.
  • Early bird registration: May 2, 2017.
  • Camera-ready deadline: May 4, 2017
  • Conference: May 29–31, 2017.

Research Paper Template

User/Project/Product Paper Template

We expect to receive manuscripts in these three categories:

(R) Research papers

Long-paper submissions (12 pages) are invited for reports of significant research results in any aspect of machine translation and related areas. Such reports should either include a substantial evaluation component, or have a strong theoretical and/or methodological contribution where results and in-depth evaluations may not be appropriate. Papers are welcome on all topics in the areas of machine translation and translation-related technologies, including:

Papers should describe original work. They should emphasise completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Where appropriate, concrete evaluation results should be included.

Papers should be anonymized, prepared using the templates available at http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/eamt2017/, and no longer than 12 pages; the resulting PDFs submitted to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eamt2017 (Submission type: EAMT2017 Research).

Important:  Preparing your submissions in Overleaf (http://www.overleaf.com) and mentioning your Overleaf URL when submitting your paper is strongly preferred to speed up the processing of accepted papers.

(U) User studies

Short-paper submissions (3-6 pages) are invited for reports on users' experiences with MT, be it as individual translators, in small or medium size business (SMB),  in the enterprise, in government, or in NGOs. Contributions are welcome on:

Papers should highlight problems and solutions in addition to describing MT integration process or project settings. Where solutions do not seem to exist, suggestions for MT researchers and developers should be clearly emphasised. For user papers produced by academics, we require co-authorship with the actual users.

Papers should be formatted according to the templates available at https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/eamt2017/ , no longer than 6 pages, and submitted to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eamt2017 (Submission type: EAMT2017 User)

(P) Project/Product description

Abstract submissions (1 page) are invited to report new, interesting:

Abstracts should be formatted according to the templates available at https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/eamt2017/ , no longer than 1 page, and submitted to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eamt2017 (Submission type: EAMT2017 Products–Projects).


Accepted papers in the research track will be published in a special issue (number 108, dated June 2017) of the Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics (PBML), https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pbml.

Accepted papers in the user track and accepted project/product description abstracts will be published in an electronic book of proceedings.

In addition, the best accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version undergoing a lighter reviewing process as regular papers in the Springer journal Machine Translation.

Best Thesis Award

The EAMT Best Thesis Award 2017 for PhD theses submitted during 2016 will be awarded at the conference, together with a presentation of the winner’s work. Information for candidates to the award is available at: http://www.eamt.org/news/news_best_thesis2016.php.  The deadline is the same as for the paper submission. Theses should be submitted to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eamt2017 (Submission type: Thesis Award)


About the programme

Keynote speaker

João Graça, CTO and co-founder of Unbabel (Lisboa, Portugal)
"How to combine AI with the crowd to scale professional-quality translation"

General programme

The programme will include oral presentations and poster sessions. Accepted papers may be assigned to an oral or poster session, but no differentiation will be made in the conference proceedings.

The winner of the EAMT Best Thesis Award 2017 will present their work.

EAMT General Assembly

Everyone is invited to the annual General Assembly of the European Association for Machine Translation. But if you really want to take part in the future of the EAMT, become a member: http://www.eamt.org/membership.php.

Social activities

To be announced.