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Automatic Simultaneous Translation 2021

Second Workshop on Automatic Simultaneous Translation

The second Workshop on Automatic Simultaneous Translation (AutoSimTrans) was held by the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) in Mexico City on 10 June, 2021.

The topic was Challenges, Recent Advances, and Future Directions.

Important dates

Shared task

Release of training data January
Evaluation period 1 March, 2020 - April 20
System description paper due 6 May
Review feedback 11 May
Camera-ready papers due 25 May


Notification of acceptance 11 May
Camera-ready papers due 25 May
Workshop 10 July

Keynote speakers

Simultaneous Translation Speakers

  • Will Lewis, Affiliate Faculty, University of Washington, and Former Principal PM Architect, Microsoft Research
  • Lucia Specia, Professor, Imperial College London
  • Liang Huang, Associate Professor, Oregon State, and Distinguished Scientist, Baidu Research

Human Interpretation Speaker

  • Hong Jiang, Senior Lecturer, Deptartment. of Translation, Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • Hua Wu, Baidu Inc.
  • Colin Cherry, Google
  • Liang Huang, Oregon State University and Baidu Research
  • Zhongjun He, Baidu Inc.
  • Qun Liu,Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab
  • Maha Elbayad, Université Grenoble Alpes


07:15 - 07:30 Opening Remarks
07:30 - 10:10 Session 1: Invited Talks
07:30 - 08:10 Invited Talk 1
Hong Jiang
08:10 - 08:50 Invited Talk 2
Lucia Specia
08:50 - 09:30 Invited Talk 3
Will Lewis
09:30 - 10:10 Invited Talk 4
Liang Huang
10:10 - 19:00 🕑
19:00 - 20:20 Research Paper and System Description
19:00 - 19:10 Findings of the Second Workshop on Automatic Simultaneous Translation
Ruiqing Zhang, Chuanqiang Zhang, Zhongjun He, Hua Wu, Haifeng Wang
19:10 - 19:20 BIT’s system for AutoSimulTrans2021
Mengge Liu, Shuoying Chen, Minqin Li, Zhipeng Wang, Yuhang Guo
19:20 - 19:30 XMU’s Simultaneous Translation System at NAACL 2021
Shuangtao Li, Jinming Hu, Boli Wang, Xiaodong Shi, Yidong Chen
19:30 - 19:40 System Description on Automatic Simultaneous Translation Workshop
Linjie Chen, Jianzong Wang, Zhangcheng Huang, Xiongbin Ding, Jing Xiao
19:40 - 19:50 BSTC: A Large-Scale Chinese-English Speech Translation Dataset
Ruiqing Zhang, Xiyang Wang, Chuanqiang Zhang, Zhongjun He, Hua Wu, Zhi Li, Haifeng Wang, Ying Chen, Qinfei Li
19:50 - 20:00 ICT’s System for AutoSimTrans 2021: Robust Char-Level Simultaneous Translation
Shaolei Zhang, Yang Feng
20:00 - 20:20 Questions and answers
20:20 - 20:30 Closing Remarks

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