While the deadline for submitting proposals for full presentations (talks & papers, either academic-style or from a user perspective closed on 31 JULY 2022, and for proposals for Panel Discussions and Workshops on 15 August 2022, proposals for Posters or Short-talks can still be submitted until 31 October 2022.

The Submission system for TC44 is closed
* for full presentations (talks & papers, either academic-style or from a user perspective),
* Posters (incl. short presentations)
and for proposals for
* Panel-discussions and
* workshops at TC44).
The Submission system for TC44 is continues to be open, until 31 October 2022 only for
* Posters (incl. short presentations).

For how to submit proposals, see below.
Final paper Guidelines will be posted after proposals are selected. Meanwhile you can review last year’s at Final Submission Guidelines (for TC43).
The first mailing of this CALL went out on 25 April 2022. 

The TC44 Organising Committee invited proposals for this year’s TC edition which, following tradition, will take the form of peer-reviewed presentations and posters and will feature panel discussions and workshops.

Conference topics

Contributions are welcome on any topic related to technologies used in translation and interpreting, especially the semantic technologies, to create, update, maintain, and effectively visualise and share not only corpora but also reference data. The latter become essential for all aspects of cross-lingual tools to enhance their technical and semantic interoperability, and induce an overhaul of:

  • applications – machine translation (MT) and interpreting tools, translation memory software, terminology management systems (TMS), customisations, training and tuning of MT engines,
  • services – subtitling, use of natural language processing (NLP) for translation and interpreting as well as localisation,
  • technical implementations – interoperability aspects, translation workflows, and
  • procedures – quality assessment and control, translation management,
  • as well as a recast and transformation of initial and ongoing training programmes.

The Organising Committee strongly encourages the submission of proposals on innovative approaches to these aspects and would welcome critical reviews and analyses of:

  • the impact of NLP, deep learning (DL) and human-driven artificial intelligence (AI) in general on the rapidly changing translation and interpreting industries,
  • ergonomics and suitability of tools and resources for translators and interpreters,
  • the collaboration between translators and language service providers (LSPs), and
  • mobile technologies applied to translation and interpreting.

Virtual or on-site conference

After two years of virtual online conferences, TC44 will once again be an in-person, physical, conference, taking place at the European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL). See the Venue menu item for further information. AsLing is happy to be able to inform that there will be NO FEE to attend TC44. Registration will open soon (wait for a Registration menu to appear).

Submission

We sought proposals for original unpublished papers as well as proposals for workshops and discussion panels, and continue to seek proposals for original unpublished Posters. Papers and posters may report on research, commercial translation and interpretation products or user experiences. Proposals should be submitted via the START conference submission system at www. softconf.com/m/tc2022/ . Those who cannot use the START system, or prefer not to, have the option to submit their proposals directly by email to submissions@asling.org. For further information on submission types and milestone dates refer to the Conference website at http://www.asling.org/tc44/ in the “For Speakers” menu. Programme Committee membership, final paper formats and templates will be added to the site closer to the conference dates.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for papers and for workshop and panel proposals is now past, but the Organising Committee still encourages you to submit proposals for Posters by 31 October 2022.

Further information and contact details

All relevant information including conference sponsors and keynote speakers will be published on the Conference website as soon as they become available.

For further information, please email <tc44-info@asling.org>.

Papers and posters may report on research, commercial translation and interpretation products or user experiences. Workshop reports should describe the outcome of what was achieved. Panels should be to discuss open or controversial issues related to the professional or to teaching or research curricula.

Authors who wish their papers to be published in the Proceedings of TC44 must submit their papers no later than two weeks prior to the conference. Post facto papers reporting the results of Workshops and Panels are to be submitted no later than two weeks AFTER the end of the conference. Main Track (academic style) and Poster Track (shorter talk) papers will be sent for peer review, and these reviews will be returned to the authors who will be asked to then submit updated papers. These will they go for editorial review prior to publication. User (non-academic) papers, and papers on Workshops and Panels will go directly to editorial review.

Papers (academic and non-academic) 

Authors were invited to submit an extended abstract (maximum of 750 words) of the paper they would like to present, together with a short 200-word abstract. A short biography and photos of all authors is also requested.

Although the extended abstract is limited to 750 words (longer papers will NOT be considered), it should provide sufficient information to allow evaluation of the submission by the programme committee.

The short abstracts, bios and photos of accepted papers are being used in the online programme and were used in event advertising.

Camera-ready versions of the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with an assigned ISBN number, subject to the presenter having duly registered for the conference. Their length should not exceed 5,000 words. (Authors should refer to the Final Submissions Guidelines in the For Speakers menu of this site.

Posters

Proposers are invited to submit an extended abstract of their poster not exceeding 750 words, together with a short 200-word version along with a short biography and photos of all authors for dissemination purposes. Camera-ready versions of the accepted posters will be published in the conference e-proceedings with an assigned ISBN number, subject to the presenter having duly registered for the conference. Their length should not exceed 2,000 words.

Workshops and Panels

Workshop proposals were limited to 750 words. They should describe the topic/goal of the workshop and provide an outline of how the proposed workshop will be structured. Proposers should also submit a 200-word version as well as a short biography and photos of all authors and moderators for dissemination purposes.

Panel proposals were also limited to 750 words. They should outline to theme of the panel, provide an outline of the key issues to be discussed, and give some initial recommendations of the types of panellists envisioned. The proposer(s) were asked to indicate the role, if any, they envision for themselves.

The Conference website provides formatting guidelines in the form of Word and LaTeX stylesheets. Academic papers and posters will be expected to adhere strictly to these guidelines. Papers relating to user experiences or other non-academic presentations will be permitted greater freedom. As papers on workshops will only be completed after the end of the conference, details of their format will be worked out with the moderators.

Submission procedure

Proposals should be submitted via the START conference submission system:

https://www.softconf.com/m/tc2022

The system provides distinct submission pages for the following categories of submissions:
o Regular submission 
o Non-academic submission 
o Poster or short presentation
o Workshop proposal 
o Discussion Panel proposal 

Presenters who cannot use the START system, or prefer not to do so, have the option to submit their proposals and the requested documents (200 words short abstract, 750 words extended abstract, short biography and photo) directly by emailing submissions(at)asling.org.

Schedule

  • 31 July 2022 (extended from 1 June, 30 June and 15 July) – Deadline for abstracts and papers (both academic-style and from a user perspective)
  • 15 August 2022 – Deadline for workshop and discussion panel proposals
  • End of August 2022 (had to be postponed from 5-15 August 2022) – All authors notified of decision
  • 31 October 2022 – Deadline for abstracts for Posters and short papers
  • the week of 1 November 2022 – All authors to submit their presentation materials (e.g. MS PowerPoint, OpenOffice or LibreOffice Impress,…)
  • the week of 7 November 2022 – Authors who wish their papers to be published in the Proceedings of TC44 should submit their papers. Submission details will be published upon acceptance of proposals.
  • 24 & 25 November 2022 – Conference will take place at the European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL).
  • the week of 5 December 2022 – Authors who wish to submit a post facto paper reporting on the outcome of a workshop or a panel for publication in the Proceedings of TC44 should submit such papers. Submission details will be published upon acceptance of proposals.

Further milestones to be announced later

  • Deadline for authors to submit papers (related to their presentation, poster presentation, post-panel or post-workshop paper) for publication in the Proceedings of TC44
  • Peer review of academic papers
  • Editing of all papers
  • Publication of the Proceedings of TC44
Schedule last updated 6 September 2022

Call for Proposals page last updated 6 September 2022