AMTA 2006
Boston Marriott,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

August 8-12, 2006

Evening view of Cambridge Marriott

7th Biennial AMTA Conference

AMTA 2006 is the 7th biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas. The conference will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, across the Charles River from Boston, and right next to MIT Campus. Cambridge and the Boston area are home to a large number of active MT and related language technology companies and users.

The founding goal of AMTA was to bring together researchers, developers and users (a group that includes sponsors, evaluators, and observers of MT). AMTA 2006 offers a program with the high quality technical content that has become a hallmark of AMTA events. The conference is preceded by a day of focused tutorials on Tuesday, August 8th. The main conference includes a special two-day program track specifically for users and prospective users of translation technology on Wednesday and Thursday, August 9th and 10th. The technical program continues through Friday. The conference is followed by a day (Saturday, August 12th) of hands-on workshops for special interest groups.


Download the Registration Form (in PDF format or in Word format).

Please Email or Print and Fax this form to Priscilla Rasmussen, AMTA Business Manager. Priscilla can also answer questsions about registrations::

Information on Accomodations

Program at a Glance

Social Events

Tuesday, August 8th, Welcome Reception following Tutorials
Thursday, August 10th, Banquet 6:30 - Summer Shack
Enjoy a traditional New England clambake at Jasper White's Summer Shack. Lobster! Raw bar! And plenty of non-seafood and vegetarian options as well.

Pre-Conference Tutorials - Tuesday, August 8

Main Conference Program - Wednesday, August 9 - Friday, August 11

Research Program August 9-11

User Program Track August 9-10

Invited Presentations

Wednesday August 9:
Opening Keynote: Back to back presentations: Daniel Marcu and Alan Melby - The potential and limitations of MT paradigms
Panel Discussion: Machine Translation for Social Impact

Thursday, August 10:
Keynote Presentation on MT Research Joe Olive, DARPA GALE Program Manager

Friday, August 11:
Panel Discussion: Hybrid Machine Translation: Why and How?

Technology Showcase

The 2nd AMTA Technology Showcase is a non-commercial (i.e., free-to-exhibit) event for providing demonstrations of new technology and research. It will be held Thursday, August 10 from noon to 5 p.m. The exhibits are open to the public at no charge.

Exhibits include commercial, U.S. government, and university applications of machine translation and of tools that can be used in conjunction with MT (e.g., transliteration, post-editing).

List of Exhibitors

The showcase will take place the afternoon of Thursday, August 10th, and is open to the public.

Pre-Conference Workshops

MT and Related Technologies in Computer Assisted Translation and Language Learning

Post-Conference Workshops

MT Evaluation: the Black Box in the Hall of Mirrors

Automated Post-Editing Techniques and Applications

CLAW 2006: 5th International Workshop on Controlled Language Applications (Call For Papers)

Instructions for Authors

We have chosen to use the ACL-05 style guides for submission of papers. They are availble in both LaTeX and in Word format.

Notification to authors June 15, 2006
Camera-ready copy June 30, 2006
Conference August 9-11

Submission of Final Paper following Notification: Go to and follow instructions to submit a regular paper, using the confirmation number and submission password you received when submitting your paper.

Conference Organizers

Calls for Submissions - CLOSED - Reference Only

Read the Call For Papers
Read the Call For Tutorials and Workshops
Read the Call for Panels and Roundtables
Read the Call for User Session Proposals
Read the Call for Participation: Technology Showcase

For more information, please contact