The first mailing of this CALL went out on 25 April 2022
The Submission system for TC44 is open for full presentations (talks & papers, either academic-style or from a user perspective), poster-presentations and for proposals for panel-discussions and workshops at TC44).
For how to submit proposals, see below. Final paper submission Guidelines will be posted after proposals are selected. Meanwhile you can review last year’s at Final Submission Guidelines (for TC43).

The TC44 Organising Committee invites 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

While we are very much hoping that we shall be able to hold an on-site conference again, it remains to be seen whether the health and geopolitical situations worsen such that an on-site event is not feasible. We shall be closely monitoring the situation and plan to take a decision in late June-early July whether the conference can be held in-person in London as all conferences from the first to the 41st editions were, or even in-person at an alternate location. If not safe or feasible, we shall opt again for a virtual event as we did for the very successful TC42 and TC43 events.

Submission

We seek proposals for original unpublished papers and posters, as well as proposals for workshops and discussion panels. 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 posters and for workshop and panel proposals will be announced later, but the Organising Committee encourages you to submit proposals by 1 June 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 curicula.

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

  • 1 June 2022 – Deadline for abstracts and papers and workshop and discussion panel proposals
  • other milestone dates will be announced here soon
  • the week of 22 November 2022 – specific dates will be announced early this summer – Conference will take place