[Closed] Call for Tutorial Proposals

Twitter: @MTSummitXVII


We are pleased to announce the first Call for Tutorial Proposals for MT Summit XVII: the 17th Machine Translation Summit.


We are looking for contributions from experts with different backgrounds:

  • MT researchers and developers

  • MT users in the commercial space

  • Translators using MT



Tutorials will be held on Monday, 19 August 2019, and Tuesday, 20 August 2019, prior to the Main Conference.



Tutorials will be held at the same location as the Main Conference: The Helix Theatre, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.



The conference organizers invite you to submit proposals for full-days (8 hours) or half-days (4 hours) tutorials on any MT-related topic of interest to industry, government and academia. All topics ranging from MT research to MT development, deployment, use and evaluation will be considered.


Example of proposal topics

The past two editions of the MT Summit included the following topics:

  • introduction to MT

  • advances and challenges of computer-aided translation

  • interactive and adaptive translation technologies

  • neural networks in MT

  • application of Neural MT in localization

  • MT customization with Microsoft Translator Hub

  • controlled Language and translation quality




Tutorials are intended to provide in-depth training to conference attendees on emerging topics of interest in MT and MT-related areas, to provide supplementary information on recent techniques and to inform industrial practitioners on state-of-the-art in the field.

Tutorials should help conference participants (especially newcomers to the field) enrich their knowledge and awareness of specific technical, applied, and business matters surrounding research, development and use of MT and translation technology.

Tutorial attendees can expect to gain new insight and skills, which will allow them to get better understanding of the presentations held during the Main Conference, and which will be exploitable in their profession or research area.

Tutorials are not a platform for commercial providers to promote their tools. However, usage and demonstration of those tools in the context of a training on a broader topic is allowed.



Tutorials might take the form of presentations and might also include demonstrations, online information, practical exercises for participants, as well as other types of instructional materials and activities.



Tutorial presenters will be granted free registration to the Main Conference and to other workshops and tutorials, as well as free access to the gala dinner and possible other events. If there are multiple presenters, only one such free registration will be made available.


Please note that for cost reasons, the MT Summit XVII organizing committee reserves the right, at its discretion, to cancel any tutorials with fewer than 10 registered attendees.


Tutorial materials

The tutorial fees reflect the fact that participants are getting access to an expert and gaining something of value. It is important to provide well-organized handouts and other materials for the participants.

Tutorials presenters should submit the tutorial materials such as presentation slides and others to the Tutorials Chair before or, at the latest, on the Tutorial materials due date, so that the organizing committee can publish them online for the tutorial attendees to access, download and print, prior to the tutorial session.

The materials should be in PDF format.


How to submit a tutorial proposal

Proposals should be submitted through the EasyChair system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mtsummit2019. The tutorial proposal should adhere to the provided template:





Should you have any questions regarding the process of submission for Tutorial proposals, please contact the MT Summit XVII Tutorials Chair: Laura Rossi - Laura.rossi@lexisnexis.com by email with subject line: “MT Summit XVII tutorial proposal”.


Important Dates

  • 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



Tutorials Chair: Laura Rossi