Conf: MT 2000 Conference

Philippe Blache pb at
Tue Sep 19 14:20:32 UTC 2000

From: "Roger Harris" <rwsh at>

British Computer Society
Natural Language Translation Specialist Group


University of Exeter, United Kingdom: 19-22 November 2000


The Natural Language Translation Specialist Group of the British
Computer Society and the University of Exeter announce an
international conference to be held at the University of Exeter, UK
from Sunday evening 19 November to Wednesday morning 22 November 2000.
The event is a follow-up of the successful conference "Machine
Translation: Ten Years On" held in 1994 at Cranfield University, UK.

Against the backdrop of an increasingly multilingual society, MT 2000
looks at the main challenges to MT and multilingual NLP at the dawn of
the new millennium. The focus of this year's conference is not only
recent machine translation research and products, but also the latest
multilingual developments in general. There are contributions from
researchers, users, educationalists and exhibitors in the field of
multilingual language engineering. Further information can be obtained
from our website at

There will be daily keynote addresses as well as individual papers.
All papers presented at the conference will be available as a volume
of proceedings at the conference. A selection of papers may be
published in book form after the conference. There is also an
exhibition area for producers of multilingual software and a bookstall.

Attendees might like to know that the annual ASLIB conference on
"Translating and the Computer" takes place in London on the preceding
Thursday/Friday 16-17 November. Further information can obtained from
their website at

Keynote Speakers:

Martin Kay (Xerox PARC)
Jun-ichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo)
Yorick Wilks (Sheffield University)


Details of all 31 accepted papers are on our web-site at


MT 2000 is being held at the Crossmeads Conference Centre at the
University of Exeter. Exeter is an historic city in the heart of Devon
in the South West of England. The campus is celebrated as one of  the
most beautiful in the United Kingdom. Exeter's international airport
is a few miles away. There are good rail and coach links with London,
Birmingham and other UK cities. Please see their website for further
information at

Information will be available about a number of local attractions for
people accompanying attendees.

Programme (the final programme with the exact time-slots
will be announced in the second call for participation)

Sunday, 19 November 2000

1.00 - 7.00 pm            Registration
2.00 - 5.00 pm            Possible local visit with Guide
7.00 - 9.00 pm            Reception and Buffet dinner

Monday, 20 November 2000

9.00 am                      Opening - Keynote paper
                                   Other papers

Tuesday, 21 November 2000

9.00 am                      Keynote paper
                                   Other papers


Wednesday, 22 November 2000

9.00 am                      Keynote paper
                                   Other papers



Fees and Registration:

Conference fee:

                                         Standard   Members*    Students

two and a half days         GBP 250      GBP 210      GBP 140
one day                            GBP 120      GBP 100       GBP 70
half day (Wednesday)       GBP 60        GBP 50        GBP 35

* Discounted rates for members of BCS, IAMT, EAMT and ASLIB.

Accommodation and meals (including Banquet) from Sunday evening
to Wednesday morning

En-suite room                             GBP 170

Standard room (limited no.)        GBP 140

Meals without accommodation     GBP 70

A discount of 10% will be allowed on the Conference Fees (only) for
payment before the end of September 2000.

Cancellation fee after end of October 2000: Any amount paid for
accommodation and/or  meals etc.

To register and to reserve accommodation please use this registration form

Registration for MT 2000:

Title: ______________________________________________
Name and initials: ____________________________________
Name for lapel label: __________________________________
Affiliation for lapel label: ________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________
E-mail address: ______________________________________
Telephone no: _______________________________________
Fax no: ____________________________________________

Please specify any dietary or other requirements.

Payment must be made before or on arrival.

Any other arrangement must be made in advance of arrival by contacting
Mr. D.R.Lewis at Exeter University (d.r.lewis at

Methods of Payment

Either ...

By sterling cheque drawn on a U.K. bank made payable to Exeter
University, a/c MT 2000, addressed to Mr. D.R. Lewis, The Foreign
Language Centre,  University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QH, U.K.,


By bank transfer to National Westminster Bank, Exeter University
branch (Sort Code: 600806), for the account of Exeter University,
account no: 00724890. Note: Please ensure your payment includes
all bank charges,


By invoice (payment must reach us by 13 November 2000)
    Note: Please supply purchase order number if possible,


By MasterCard/Visa credit card
  Please supply your 16 digit account number, expiry date, card
  holder's name and card holder's address if different from above.


We look forward to seeing you at the Conference.

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