Call for abstracts (& papers): The impact of Machine Translation in the Audiovisual Translation environment: professional and academic perspectives

We announce the call for abstracts (& papers) for The impact of Machine Translation in the Audiovisual Translation environment: professional and academic perspectives, edited by Dr. Julio de los Reyes Lozano and Dr. Laura Mejías-Climent from Universitat Jaume I, Spain.

They invite original, substantial, and unpublished research in all aspects of MT converging with the professional and academic environment of AVT in any mode. They seek submissions across the entire spectrum of MT/AVT-related research, but with a particular focus on the close interaction between researchers and practitioners who are looking to apply the latest MT technology to their tasks. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. MT in AVT modes (dubbing, subtitling, accessibility) and products (films, series, video game localization…), including case studies
  2. Translation quality, models of evaluation of MT and PE in AVT
  3. Productivity evaluation in automated AVT
  4. Professional practices of MT and the role of new technologies in AVT
  5. New work environments: AVT and MT in the cloud
  6. The use of human feedback to improve MT in AVT: ethical and professional issues
  7. The role of the audiovisual translator in the MT era: rights, demands and concerns
  8. MT in specific audiovisual genres
  9. MT for multimedia communication (chats, blogs, social networks)
  10. Benefits and limits of MT in specific domains of AVT
  11. Creativity and MT: the importance of context in AVT
  12. MT for “non-standard” language in films and TV series
  13. The language of dubbing: dubbese and MT
  14. Gender issues in MT and AVT
  15. MT for minority languages and low resource languages in AVT
  16. MT and PE in the AVT classroom
  17. Language acquisition through AVT and MT

Selected papers will be submitted to a double-blind peer review as requested by LANS-TTS.

Practical information and deadlines

Proposals: Please submit abstracts of approximately 500 words, including relevant references (not included in the word count), to both Julio de los Reyes Lozano ( and Laura Mejías-Climent (

  • Abstract deadline: 1 April 2022
  • Acceptance of abstract proposals: 1 June 2022
  • Submission of papers: 1 November 2022
  • Acceptance of papers: 28 February 2023
  • Submission of final versions of papers: 1 June 2023
  • Editorial work (proofreading, APA, layout): June-November 2023
  • Publication: December 2023

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