19-23 AUGUST 2019

Important Dates

Paper Submission

Paper Submission Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Notification of Acceptance Friday, 17th May 2019

Final camera-ready versions Friday, 21st June 2019


Workshop proposal deadline: Friday, 18th January 2019 [Closed]

Notification of workshop acceptance: no later than Friday, 15th February 2019

Camera-ready deadline for workshops with proceedings: Friday, 19th July 2019

Workshop days: Monday, 19th August 2019 or Tuesday, 20th August 2019


Proposal submission deadline: Friday, 5th April 2019

Notification: Friday, 19th April 2019

Tutorial materials due date: Friday, 19th July 2019

Tutorial days: Monday, 19th August 2019; Tuesday, 20th August 2019, (possibly) Saturday, 24th August 2019


Registration will open on Friday, End of May 2019

Early Bird Registration closes Friday, 21st June 2019

Conference days: Wednesday 21st August to Friday 23rd August

Welcome Message


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Céad Mile Fáilte!

We are pleased to announce the first call for papers for MT Summit XVII: the 17th Machine Translation Summit, which will take place in the Helix Theatre at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, from 19-23 August 2019. The conference is organised by the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT: http://eamt.org), and overall chair of the conference is Andy Way (ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland), supported by the following track chairs:


  • Research track co-chairs: Barry Haddow & Rico Sennrich (University of Edinburgh, UK)

  • User track co-chairs: John Tinsley (Iconic Translation Machines,Ireland) & Dimitar Shterionov (ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University,Ireland)

  • Translator track co-chairs: Celia Rico (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain) & Federico Gaspari (ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland)

  • Projects chair: Mikel L. Forcada (Universitat d'Alacant, Spain)


We are keen to solicit novel, original contributions in each of these three areas that will advance the field of MT. In addition to regular contributions, we are also seeking extended abstracts for the User and Translator tracks, which can report work-in-progress, or novel applications of technology to real application scenarios. Submissions must be unpublished, and written in English. We seek submissions across the entire spectrum of MT-related research activity.

Traditionally, the MT Summit is the place where researchers, developers, users and vendors all get together under one roof to discuss the issues of the day. Accordingly, we are especially interested in papers which demonstrate a clear interaction between researchers and practitioners who are applying MT technology to their specific use-cases. Thus, we particularly encourage submissions that are oriented towards building robust and practical systems, including systems where there is a user-in-the-loop, adaptation to particular domains or usage scenarios, and utilization of available resources in real production scenarios. There is little doubt that the quality of MT systems has improved significantly in recent years. In line with general overhyping of AI, we have seen some extraordinary claims about the capability of MT, so much so that translators have had cause to worry about the impact of this improved technology on their profession.


In response, and as a clear attempt to bring translators and system developers closer together, the 2019 MT Summit will also feature a Translators track, where we get to hear what the issues of the day are for perhaps the largest set of users of the technology. As well as the three main tracks, the conference will also feature invited talks, panel discussions, a technology showcase, tutorials and workshops, presentation of the 2019 EAMT Best Thesis Award, and presentation of the IAMT 2019 Award of Honour. More information about each of these will follow in due course.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Helix Theatre at Dublin City University in August 2019!


MT Summit 2019

Andy Way

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