Users Track

Chairs: Masaru Yamada and Félix do Carmo (

This track calls for participation of innovative and unpublished papers and presentations describing studies on general conditions of usage of MT products, both by end users, who consume its raw products for purposes like gisting, as well as by translators and other professional services, who use MT for producing quality translations by the process of post-editing.

In addition, we are looking for papers/reports on the status of MT literacy and education, aiming to enlighten users on the proper use of MT, and on MT use cases in specific domains, including local government, public services, academia and schools. Studies related to positive outcomes brought by the use of MT, but also to its shortcomings and limitations, risks, ethical concerns and others related to the use of MT outside of research labs are also welcome to this track. Submissions by MT technology and service providers should present analyses of innovative MT use cases, rather than focus on projects, products or service offerings.

Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Downstream applications of MT:

  • Use of MT in pedagogical, translation and language learning contexts, leading to the development of new technical and linguistic competences
  • Use of MT in specialized communication domains and for specialized uses, like healthcare, justice, literature and arts
  • Development of innovative and fair pricing models for services based on MT
  • Consumer rights and producers’ responsibility in MT for assimilation and in MT for dissemination
  • Impact of the use of MT in client-facing environments
  • MT back-translation as a process to generate synthetic data
  • Integration of MT in multimodal communication, integrated with speech recognition, text dictation, image identification and captioning, voice synthesis, intralingual respeaking, audio-description, and others
  • Integration of MT in production workflows that involve automatic post-editing, quality estimation and fine-tuning steps
  • Translation process and post-editing process analysis with user activity data, including cognitive data, namely for better coverage of translation effort and density of editing in the use of MT

Innovative evaluation of uses of MT:

  • Societal contributions of the use of MT, as with low-resource languages and in contexts of crisis, and applications that show community engagement
  • ROI of the use of MT in business scenarios
  • Dynamic and holistic quality assessment models, reflecting textual and extra-textual factors
  • Data security, regulation compliance and technology integration of MT
  • Ethical concerns about the uses of MT: impact over users, translators, factors of risk, liability and legal implications
  • Quality control procedures in industrial production scenarios, through the use of industry standards, usage guidelines and quality control metrics, besides integration with terminology, grammar checking and other quality assurance tools and components
  • Exploration and extension of notions related to augmentation of translation, dynamic quality, multidimensionality of translation, based on the use of MT in innovative and creative services
  • Proposals for innovative perspectives and conceptualizations over the use of MT, which bring about questions not usually addressed by engineering approaches
  • Impact of the use of MT on the management of concurrent translation online platforms
  • Adoption of MT by diverse populations of users, across countries, demographics, cultural and social spectrums

Submission instructions

Please submit an abstract or a full-paper by the dates indicated above. Only abstracts are required to be submitted by the initial submission date. Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words, plus a list of 6 keywords (ideally, related to any of the topics of interest indicated in this call for papers) and references. To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references. Full-papers should not be longer than 10 pages of content (for references, unlimited number of pages is allowed). The papers must follow the MT Summit 2023 style guides, the same as the ones used for research track, and be submitted in PDF format.

All versions of abstracts, papers, and slide decks must be submitted via the SUBMISSION WEBSITE:


If the abstract or the paper is accepted, final versions of papers, abstracts, or slide decks must be submitted by the final camera-ready date for publication, in PDF format, via the SUBMISSION WEBSITE indicated above. All papers and presentations received by the camera-ready deadline will be published in the conference proceedings and on the ACL Anthology website.

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