Call for posters

The Translating and the Computer conference
encourages submissions for poster presentations to
supplement the regular presentations of the conference.
In its 36th session Translating and the Computer has
moved from ASLIB to ASLING.The conference often
referred to as the “ASLIB Conference” is now the
ASLING Translating and the Computer Conference

One of the new developments is the launch of a poster session in addition to the regular presentation slots.

Accepted poster papers will be included (and will have the same status as regular papers) in the conference proceedings only after the registration fee for at least one presenter of the paper has been paid.

ASLING is seeking submissions that address questions such as:

  • How does what you propose affect demand and supply of language services?
  • Does it provide a new or expanded toot to meet new and evolving demands?
  • Which resources does it address or provide, and how does it help manage them?
  • How does what you propose affect translators and other language professionals?
  • What training will be necessary to implement and make best use of what you propose?

ASLING sought poster proposals including, but not Limited to:
Translation technology (on and off-line)

  • Memories
  • Corpora (use of, data collection and structuring)
  • Workflow (preprocessing, postprocessing and feedback loops, progress tracking)
  • Quality Assurance (revision aids, standards, processes and metrics)

Fit for purpose translation (professional, human, automatic, Biting self-service)

Machine Translation and Post Editing (technological advances, user interfaces, real-world case studies)

Collaborative and Crowdsourced Translations

Translation of real-time, user-generated content

Translation of the spoken word (video, audio, interpreting)

Standards (interoperability, return on investment, impact on quality)

  • Juliet Macan, Arancho Doc srl. (Lead Chair 2014)
  • Joao Esteves- Ferreira, Tradutex, International Association for Quality Translation
  • Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton
  • Olaf-Michael Stefanov, United Nations (ret), JIAMCATT
  • Alain Desilets, National Research Council of Canada (NR
  • David Chambers, World Intellectual Property Organisation (ret)
  • Gloria Corpas Pastor, University of Malaga
  • Estelle Delpech, Nomao
  • David Filip, LRC, CNGL, LT-Web, University of Limerick
  • Pamela Mayorcas, FITI
  • Paola Valli, CLS 4-Text, University of Trieste
  • Nelson Verastegui, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
  • Nicole Adamides


Posters are expected to present ongoing and not necessarily completed research, teaching or training activity, practical work, software programs, projects or developments in general related to translation, interpretation and terminology, and to the related industries.

The conference committee seeks original unpublished papers on all aspects of using computer hardware and software to assist in translation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to those listed above. Papers may report on research, on commercial translation products as well as users and actual implementations.

Poster proposals in the form of poster abstracts not exceeding 500 words (the final versions of the accepted posters can be up to 1,500 words) must be submitted using the START system at the following address: [no longer valid – deleted].

The poster abstracts should provide sufficient information to allow evaluation of the submission by the committee. The abstracts of accepted posters may be used for online programme and event advertising.

Accepted poster papers will be included (and will have the same status as regular papers) in the conference proceedings only after the registration fee for at least one presenter of the paper has been paid.

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their submissions by 22 August 2014. Authors whose submissions are accepted for oral poster session presentation will subsequently be expected to submit a full length poster paper (maximum 1,500 words) for inclusion in the conference proceedings, which will be produced on CD for conference delegates. These final poster papers should be submitted by 3 November 2014 for inclusion planning for the proceedings, and must then be submitted in final camera-ready form by 14 November 2014, in order to be included in the conference proceedings. At least one presenter will be required to register for the conference and pay a reduced registration fee.


8 August 2014 – deadline for poster submissions
22-25 August 2014 – notification of acceptance or rejection
3 November 2014 – full poster session papers to be submitted
14 November 2014 – camera-ready poster papers due
27-28 November 2014 – conference takes place in London