2006 Conference of the

  Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

                     (AMTA 2006)


           Boston Marriott, Cambridge, MA





Call for Tutorials

Deadline: April 24, 2006


We welcome your proposals and ideas for the Tutorial Program at AMTA 2006! Tutorials will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2006, the day before the main conference begins.


Tutorials at AMTA conferences are forums in which the unique perspectives of stakeholder groups can be shared with members of the MT community at large. Translators, translation managers, technologists, information analysts, system developers, research scientists and MT watchers in general come together around the common goal of encouraging the enhancement of meaning transfer across languages.


Participants learn how issues are being addressed. Issues might include new media, unique data challenges, technological advances, input degradation from character or speech recognition, the incorporation of novel computational processes, the variety of currently available approaches to evaluation and more. Topics are presented in an accessible and understandable manner, one which provides for interactive Q&A. In other words, tutorials  provide valuable information that helps attendees get more out of the conference!


We ask that tutorials be of interest to a broad audience.


Send a title and brief description of the proposed tutorial's topic and content, including a short outline of the presentation or interactive activity, showing that the content can be covered in three hours. Be sure to include technical requirements and the professional expertise of the organizers of the tutorial.


The deadline for proposing tutorials is April 24th.


Contact: Michelle Vanni <mvanni@gmail.com>


Tutorials Solicited:

    * Presentations on practical concerns of managers, technologists

    and IP professionals

    * Technical tutorials on high-interest, leading-edge R&D topics

    * Introductory, overview and "lessons learned" tutorials


If you have an idea but are new to the process of proposing tutorials, please contact us. We can perhaps assist you in developing your idea.




Call for Workshops


Deadline: April 24, 2006


Proposals for Workshops at AMTA 2006 are now being solicited.


Workshops will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2006 the day after the main conference ends.


Special interest groups looking for an opportunity to present recent work related to MT may want to organize a workshop at AMTA 2006.


Developers, evaluators, researchers and IP specialists are engaged in the process of understanding better the effects of specific approaches to the refinement of sense rendering. Workshops are often successfully organized around these approaches. The incorporation of named-entity extraction, ontology-based semantic representation and domain-specific dictionaries are but a few of the many possible examples. Such workshops provide an opportunity for increasing awareness of new work in a given approach or technique of interest.


Submissions should be made to Michelle Vanni mvanni@gmail.com by April 24th. They should include the title of the workshop, a proposed schedule (e.g. call for papers, recruitment of speakers), workshop activities (papers, hand-on activities, shared tasks), technical requirements, the expected number of participants, and whether this is an ongoing or new workshop.


If you have an idea but are new to the process of proposing a workshop, please contact us. We can perhaps assist you with developing your idea.


Contact: Michelle Vanni <mvanni@gmail.com>