AMTA 2024

16th biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas


The sixteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA 2024) will be hosted in Chicago, Illinois from 30 September to 2 October, 2024.

Workshops and tutorials will take place earlier, mid-September. The date is yet to be announced.

Call for papers

amtaweb.org/amta-2024-call-for-proposals/

At AMTA 2024, proposals are not submitted under different tracks. Instead, there is a choice between review methods:

  • A peer-review for academic paper
  • A less rigorous review for other submissions

Topics

  • Latest advances in machine translation
  • Using Large Language Models for translation, transcreation, and other cross-lingual use cases
  • Training Data: data sources, extraction, alignment, and cleaning of corpora, terminology, data augmentation, metadata extraction, multimodal data, and more
  • Adaptation and customisation of machine translation models or LLMs for cross-lingual use cases
  • Augmenting machine translation with machine learning, natural language processing or generative AI
  • Comparative evaluation of machine translation systems
  • Machine translation for low resource languages
  • Model distillation, compression, and on-device machine translation
  • Machine translation in production scenarios, robustness and deployment issues.
  • Machine translation for multiple modalities (speech, sign language, video, and more)
  • Machine translation for real-time communication (chats, social networks, and more)
  • Integration of machine translation and related cross-lingual technologies in translation and localisation pipelines
  • Output quality estimation and evaluation: tools, methods, and metrics, such as human evaluations, automatic scoring, and automatic annotation of machine translation output
  • Detecting and preventing catastrophic errors in output
  • Measuring fairness, bias, and transparency in output
  • Post-editing and human-in-the-loop methods: New approaches, successes and failures, applicability to different content-types, etc.
  • The interaction of language professionals (translators and interpreters) with machine translation and generative AI tools and output
  • Advanced machine translation fine-tuning and enhancement: including pre- and post-processing; controlling style, tone of voice, gender
  • Interactive and real-time adaptive machine translation systems: including advanced approaches to leverage TM and end-user feedback
  • Business Cases: making the business case for adopting machine translation and related cross-lingual technologies to drive business requirements
  • Ethics, policy, and regulatory trends concerning the use of machine translation or generative AI for cross-lingual use cases
  • Cross-language information retrieval
  • Source text improvement: improving the source content destined for machine translation through automatic tools such as grammar correction, guidelines, and NLP

Important dates

   
Submission deadline 6 June
Notification of acceptance 18 July
Final “camera-ready” papers for proceedings 16 August

Call for tutorials

amtaweb.org/1st-cfp-for-workshops-tutorials/

Focus areas for tutorials are the same as for the main conference.

To submit a tutorial, authors must send this information to [email protected]:

  • Title of Tutorial
  • Description of proposed content (250 – 500 words)
  • Short biography of presenter/s (up to 100 words)
  • Any technical requirements for attendees

Important dates

   
Submission deadline 6 June
Notification of acceptance 18 July
Final “camera-ready” papers for proceedings 16 August

Call for workshops

amtaweb.org/1st-cfp-for-workshops-tutorials/

Focus areas for workshops are the same as for the main conference.

To submit a workshop, authors must send this information to [email protected]:

  • Title of Workshop
  • Description of proposed content (250 – 500 words)
  • Short biography of presenter/s (up to 100 words)
  • Any technical requirements for attendees

Important dates

   
Submission deadline 6 May
Notification of acceptance on a rolling basis
Final “camera-ready” papers for proceedings 16 August

Call for Best Thesis Award

Eligibility

  • Completed a PhD dissertation/thesis on or after June 1st, 2023 and before June 1st, 2024 on a relevant topic (see below) at an institution in the Americas
  • Have not previously won an international award for the thesis
  • If the winning student goes on to publish their thesis, the published version must carry the note that it received this award from AMTA. The submitter also gives AMTA the right to publicize the granting of the award.

Prize

  • $1000 USD prize
  • Invitation to present dissertation work at the 2024 AMTA Conference as an invited talk
  • Summary of the dissertation included in the 2024 AMTA proceedings
  • Free 2024 AMTA Conference registration
  • Free AMTA membership for the upcoming membership period

Important dates

   
Submission deadline 6 May
Notification of acceptance on a rolling basis
Final “camera-ready” papers for winning submission 16 August

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