TC43 takes place from 16 through 18 November 2021

Please Pre-Register. As this conference is online we expect global participation and are holding off scheduling events to get a feeling from which time zones significant portions of the participants will be connecting. While past TC conferences were held in London, at last year’s first online conference, TC42, over 30% of almost 800 registered participants were from time zones far from the European/African time zones GMT, GMT+1, GMT+2 and GMT+3), i.e., from the Far East and Asia as well as from the Americas. Even more than we did in 2020 we hope to cater well to all. 

At right you see that we have engaged Sharon O’Brien, Professor of Translation Studies in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University, Ireland as the TC43 Keynote Speaker, and Dr. Bruno Pouliquen, Head of the Advanced Technology Application Center at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, as our Invited Speaker.

See Draft programme for abstracts of presentations, panels and workshops as well as  presenters’ and co-authors’ pictures and biographical information.

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 were 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 very much hope that we shall be able to hold on-site conferences again soon, we opted to hold the 2021 conference On the Web, as we did in 2020, as it remains 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 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 days will be firmed up based on submissions received but also on from where – around the globe – pre-registered participants will connect; it will be a 3 day event as in 2020. To allow the greatest number of participants from time zones around the globe events will be between 12 noon and 17:45 GMT.  The conference will begin on Tuesday, 16 November and continue for three day, through Thursday, 18 November 2021.

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