TC43 will be the week of 15 November 2021

The TC conference series is a leading forum for users, researchers, developers and vendors of translation technology tools to present and discuss latest developments and practices. It is a distinctive event where translators, interpreters, academics and business representatives from translation companies, international organisations, universities and research labs as well as freelance professionals and language service providers interact, exchange ideas and discuss current trends and future expectations.

The TC conference takes the form of peer-reviewed presentations and posters and features panel discussions and workshops.

Conference topics

Contributions are invited on any topic related to technologies used in translation and interpreting, including, but not limited to computer assisted translation and interpreting tools, translation memory software, terminology management systems, machine translation and applications, quality control, interoperability, subtitling, natural language processing for translation and interpreting as well as localisation, and translation workflow and management.

Other important topics are training (both initial and ongoing), artificial intelligence influence on the rapidly changing translation and interpreting industry, multilingual corpora management, ergonomics and suitability of tools and resources for translators and interpreters, collaboration between translators and translation companies, and mobile technologies applied to translation and interpreting.

Virtual rather than On-site conference in 2021

While we are very much hoping that we shall be able to hold an on-site conference again soon, we are opting to hold the 2021 conference On the Web, as we did in 2020, as it remains rather unlikely that the Covid-19 situation will improve sufficiently, not only to enable us to hold an on-site event but also to be able to firmly announce this, early enough to allow speakers and sponsors as well as attendees to make travel arrangements. To make everything as straightforward as possible for everyone, we have opted again for a virtual event, as we did for TC42 in November 2020, and which proved to be a successful, well attended event. The conference will take place the week of 15 November 2021. On how many dates will be firmed up after we review submissions received; it may be anywhere from the traditional 2 days as in recent years when held in London, or up to the full week, equivalent of the online conference in 2020, which went from a Wednesday through Friday, with workshops the following Monday and Tuesday.

Submissions (see Call for Proposals, Submissions and Schedule in menu For Speakers above for details)

Proposals for original unpublished papers and posters are invited, as well as workshop and discussion panel proposals. 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

https://www.softconf.com/l/tc2021, which is accepting submissions as of 19 March 2021.

Those who cannot use START system, or prefer not to do so, have the option to submit their proposals directly by emailing submissions@asling.org. Further information on submission types and deadlines will be available here on the Conference website soon.

The deadline for submitting papers, posters and workshop and panel proposals will be 30 June 2021. For more milestone dates, see the For Speakers menu.

For further information, please email <submissions@asling.org>.