[Air-L] Call for Participation: 'Bringing MT to the User: Research Meets Translators' Third Joint EM+/CNGL Workshop (JEC2011)

Венцислав Жечев (Ventsislav Zhechev) contact at ventsislavzhechev.eu
Fri Sep 9 12:23:58 PDT 2011

“Bringing MT to the User: Research Meets Translators”
Third Joint EM+/CNGL Workshop (JEC 2011)
The EuroMatrixPlus Project (http://www.euromatrixplus.eu), the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) (http://cngl.ie), the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT, European Commission) (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/translation) and Autodesk (http://www.autodesk.ch) are co-organising the Third Joint EM+/CNGL Workshop (JEC 2011), entitled “Bringing MT to the User: Research Meets Translators”. 
The JEC 2011 workshop will be hosted by the Directorate General for Translation (DGT) (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/translation) in Luxembourg on October 14th, 2011. In keeping with previous JECs, the format of the workshop is highly interactive with research paper presentations, invited talks and a panel discussion.

Attendance of the workshop is free. If you wish to participate, please register at http://web.me.com/emcnglworkshop/JEC2011/Registration.html

• Premise:
Recent years have seen a revolution in MT triggered by the emergence of statistical approaches and improvements in translation quality. MT (rule-based, statistical and hybrid) is now available for many languages for free (on the Web) or for a fee and MT technologies are making strong inroads into the corporate localisation and translation industries as well as large public and administrative organisations dealing with multi-lingual content. Open-source MT solutions are competing with proprietary products. Increasing numbers of (professional) translators are post-editing TM/MT output. MT is a reality for internet users accessing and gisting content which is not available in their native language.
At the same time, there has been a degree of disconnect between mainstream academic research and conferences on MT, often (and rightly so) focusing on algorithms to improve translation quality, and many of the important practical issues that need to be addressed to make MT maximally useful in real translation and localisation workflows, with human translators and users in general.

• Objectives:
JEC 2011 brings together translators, users, academic and industrial MT researchers and developers to discuss issues that are most important in real world industrial settings and applications involving MT, but currently under-represented in research circles.

• Invited Speakers:
Lucia Specia, RIILP, UK: "Quality Estimation for Machine Translation: Different Users, Different Needs"
Jörg Porsiel, Volkswagen, Germany: "Machine translation at Volkswagen"
Arle Lommel, GALA Global, USA: Panel Discussion Chair

• List of Accepted Papers for Oral Presentation:
1. "Online Self-Serve Access to State-of-the-Art SMT"
	Andy Way, Kenny Holden, Lee Ball and Gavin Wheeldon
2. "User-Focused Task-Oriented MT Evaluation for Wikis: A Case Study"
	Federico Gaspari, Antonio Toral, Sudip Kumar Naskar and Andy Way
3. "Towards Application of User-Tailored Machine Translation"
	Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Raivis Skadiņš and Inguna Skadiņa
4. "A Review of Machine Translation Tools from a Post-Editing Perspective"
	Lucas Vieira and Lucia Specia

• To be Confirmed for Oral Presentation:
5. "Putting Hybrid Machine Translation into Practice through Large-Scale Involvement of Human Translators in SomeProject"
	Christian Federmann, Aljoscha Burchardt, Maja Popović, David Vilar and Eleftherios Avramidis
6. "Using Statistical Machine Translation for Computer-Aided Translation at the European Commission"
	Andreas Eisele and Caroline Lavecchia

The preliminary workshop program is available at http://web.me.com/emcnglworkshop/JEC2011/Preliminary_Program.html
Abstracts of the accepted papers are available at http://web.me.com/emcnglworkshop/JEC2011/List_of_Accepted_Papers.html

• Deadlines (all 23:59 GMT -11):
30th September: Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers
6th October: On-line registration closes
14th October: Workshop takes place at DGT in Luxembourg

Workshop Chair:
Ventsislav Zhechev (Autodesk)

Workshop Senior PC:
Ventsislav Zhechev (Autodesk)
Andreas Eisele (DGT)
Philipp Koehn (Univ. of Edinburgh)
Josef van Genabith, Declan Groves (CNGL)

Program Committee:
Submitted papers were reviewed by a joint industry–academia committee.
Industry members:  Pedro L. Díez-Orzas (Linguaserve), Marc Dymetman (XRCE), Andreas Eisele (DGT of the EC), Daniel Grasmick (Lucy Software), Michael Jellinghaus (EU Parliament), Will Lewis (Microsoft), Yanjun Ma (Baidu), Alexandros Poulis (EU Parliament), Johann Roturier (Symantec), Andy Way (Applied Language Solutions), Zoran Zakic (DGT of the EC), Ventsislav Zhechev (Autodesk) 
Academic members: Michael Carl (CBS, Denmark), Jinhua Du (Xi’ian Univ. of Technology), Josef van Genabith (CNGL, EM+), Declan Groves (CNGL), Philipp Koehn (EM+), Philippe Langlais (University of Montreal), Alon Lavie (CMU), Pavel Pecina (CNGL), Michel Simard (NCR, Canada), Lucia Specia (RIILP, UK), Eiichiro Sumita (NICT, Japan), John Tinsley (CNGL, PLuTO), David Vilar (DFKI, Germany), Martin Volk (UZH, Switzerland)

For inquiries please contact Dr. Ventsislav Zhechev at emcnglworkshop at me.com 

For up-to-date information, please visit http://web.me.com/emcnglworkshop/JEC2011 
For information about the First Joint EM+/CNGL Workshop, please visit http://www.euromatrixplus.eu/cngl2009 
For information about the Second Joint EM+/CNGL Workshop, please visit http://web.me.com/emcnglworkshop/JEC2010 

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