Call for Papers for Research Track

Contacts: Sadao Kurohashi, Pascale Fung (

MT Summit XVI solicits original research papers that will advance the field of Machine Translation. We seek submissions across the entire spectrum of MT-related research activity. Submissions must be unpublished, and in English.

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: Monday May 15
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday, June 19
  • Final “camera-ready” versions: Monday, July 24

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Advances in various MT paradigms: data-driven (NMT, SMT, EBMT), rule-based, and hybrids
  • MT applications and embedding: translation/localization aids, speech-to-speech, speech-to-text, OCR, MT for communication (chats, blogs, social networks), multilingual applications, etc.
  • Technologies for MT deployment: quality estimation and domain adaptation
  • MT in special settings: low resources, massive resources, high volume, low computing resources
  • Human factors in MT and user interfaces for MT
  • Linguistic resources for MT: dictionaries, terminology banks, corpora
  • MT evaluation techniques and evaluation results
  • Empirical studies on translation data

Submission Instructions:

Papers must not exceed 12 (twelve) pages plus 4 (four) pages for references. All papers should follow the formatting instructions included with the style files, and should be submitted in PDF. Latex, PDF and MS Word style files are available: mtsummit2017.latex   mtsummit2017.pdf   mtsummit2017.dotx

To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references.

Papers must be submitted to the START system here by 11:59 pm PDT (GMT – 7 hours), Monday May 15, 2017.

Multiple Submissions:

Papers presented at MT Summit XVI must represent new work that has not been previously published. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to inform the program chairs of any potential problem with respect to this requirement. Authors submitting a similar paper both to MT Summit XVI and another conference or workshop must inform the program chairs by email (, specifying to which other conference or workshop they are submitting their work. If the paper is accepted and presented at MT Summit XVI, then it must be withdrawn from other conferences and workshops.