Call for Papers
MT Roadmap Workshop (March 16)
at TMI2002 (March 13-17)
Keihanna (near Kyoto), Japan
Organized by ELSNET
Since 2000, ELSNET (The European Network of Excellence in Human
Language Technologies) has organised a series of workshops aimed at
the creation of a broadly supported technological roadmap for various
subfields of language and speech technology. A technology roadmap
comprises an analysis of the present situation, a vision of where we
want to be in e.g. ten years from now, and a number of intermediate
milestones that would help in setting intermediate goals and in
measuring our progress towards our goals. The function of the road map
is not to impose anything on anyone, but rather to provide a broadly
supported definition of a context in which to position the MT
community's efforts, which would allow us to identify common
priorities for joint activities in e.g. research, resources and
training. ELSNET aims at (co-)organizing roadmap workshops at all
major events in order to encourage continuous reflection on where we
stand, where we want to go, and, most importantly, how we can get
It will be a one day workshop consisting of three components:
* The first component will aim at giving a critical analysis of the
present state of Machine Translation in the broadest sense.
* The second component will be dedicated to visions of the future.
* The third component will aim at identifying major research
challenges and establishing intermediate milestones on our way
towards our goals.
Each of the components could contain
* an invited speaker or panel,
* submitted papers (reviewed),
* and ample space for discussion.
The results of the discussions will be published in a report that will
published on ELSNET's website, and that will serve as a starting point
of a broad consultation of the MT community on the future directions
of Machine Translation in the broadest sense.
We invite papers that
* give critical analyses of the present state of the art in machine
translation of written and spoken language,
* present visions of the future of machine translation, both from a
theoretical, a technological or from an application point of view,
* identify major milestones and challenges (both theoretical,
practical and organisational) on our way towards the future.
Abstracts must be submitted in English, and should be no more than 4
pages long and in single column format. Submissions should be sent
electronically in plain text, MS Word or PDF to
* Submission deadline: 13 February
* Notification: 22 February
* Final papers due: 5 March
* Workshop: 16 March
Participants will receive proceedings, containing
* a summary of the results of the previous MT Roadmap workshop (at
the MT Summit)
* summaries of the invited talks
* full versions of the submitted papers
The primary audience consists of people with an analytical or future
oriented, programmatic interest, both from research and from industry.
The workshop registration fee is 5000 yen (app. 38 USD or 43 Euro).
Registration details can be found on the TMI 2002 website (see below).
Main conference: http://www.kecl.ntt.co.jp/events/tmi/
This workshop: http://www.elsnet.org/roadmap-tmi2002.html
Steven Krauwer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ELSNET / Utrecht University
Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, NL
phone +31 30 253 6050
fax +31 30 253 6000
Core Programme Committee:
* Steven Krauwer
* Laurie Gerber
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