The 14th China Workshop on Machine Translation (CWMT 2018)
The 14th China Workshop on Machine Translation (CWMT 2018), organized by the Chinese Information Processing Society of China, will be held at Wuyi University, China, on October 25-26, 2018. The successive twelve workshops were successfully held by various institutes and universities. Among these, several activities and shared tasks were successfully organized, such as the Machine Translation Evaluation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), and strategic planning meetings (2010, 2012)...

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The 14th China Workshop on Machine Translation (CWMT 2018)

October 25 ~26, 2018, Wuyishan, China

The 14th China Workshop on Machine Translation (CWMT 2018), organized by the Chinese Information Processing Society of China, will be held at Institute of Wuyishan, China, on October 25-26, 2018. The successive thirteen workshops were successfully held by various institutes and universities. Among these, several activities and shared tasks were successfully organized, such as the Machine Translation Evaluation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017), and strategic planning meetings (2010, 2012) as well. CWMT plays an important role in strengthening and promoting the research and development of Machine Translation (MT) in China, and it becomes a leading academic activity in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP).


CWMT aims at providing a forum to facilitate communication and academic exchanges among domestic and foreign scholars on the latest developments in the field of MT. CWMT 2018 features keynote speeches to be delivered by renowned experts in the field of MT; MT Panel and MT in Practice to explore the leading edge technologies and applications of MT; and a best paper award to be granted during the conference. An exhibition of commercial and research systems will be held during the conference to bring together the users, developers and researchers of MT. This conference will offer them a great opportunity to share and exchange valuable experiences on MT, and thus advance MT research and development in the region.


In addition, CWMT-2018 will continue MT evaluations ( including six translation tasks a quality estimation task. The six translation tasks are Chinese-to-English news MT, English-to-Chinese news MT, Uyghur-to-Chinese MT, Tibetan-to-Chinese MT, Mongolian-to-Chinese MT and multilingual MT for English, Chinese and Japanese. The quality estimation task performs on Chinese-English MT. 


Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of MT and NLP, including, but not limited to:

•       Dictionary, corpus processing and tool development for machine translation

•       Machine translation models and methods, including rule-based, example-based, statistical and neural machine translation

•       Pre-processing and post-processing for machine translation

•       Multi-engine translation system

•       Machine translation evaluation methodologies

•       Fundamental technologies for machine translation, such as word alignment, phrase extraction, name entity recognition and translation, lexical analysis, parsing, semantic analysis and document analysis for machine translation

•       Machine translation applications, including cross-language information retrieval, computer-assisted translation, embedded translation, multilingual dialogue and speech translation

•       Machine translation of low-resourced languages

•       Challenges and opportunities for machine translation in Internet era

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: July 10, 2018 July 17, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2018 August 20, 2018
Final Manuscript Submission: August 31, 2018

Conference: October 25-26, 2018

Registration: October 24, 2018


The languages of the Workshop are Chinese and English. For English manuscripts, it will be published in the proceedings with Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science series. The format of the manuscripts should follow Springer LNCS Authors Instructions, and the number of pages should be limited to 10-12 pages for long paper and 6 pages for short paper. For Chinese manuscripts, it will be published separately in Journal of Xiamen University (Natural Science). Selected excellent Chinese manuscripts will be published by the Journal of Chinese Information Processing.

Papers will be reviewed  double-blindly. The papers submitted for review must not contain authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, for example, "We showed (Authors’ name, 2018) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Authors’ name (2018) showed ...".

The submission system:

The conference website:  



I. General Introduction

The 13th China Workshop on Machine Translation (CWMT 2017) will be held at Dalian, China on September 27-29, 2017. CWMT 2017 will continue the ongoing series of machine translation (MT) evaluation campaigns. Compared with the previous evaluation (CWMT 2015), there are several changes in the evaluation plan:

1. The Chinese-English and English-Chinese news translation tasks are co-organized by CWMT and WMT2017; participants for the zh-en and en-zh tasks of WMT 2017 are welcome to submit their results to CWMT, and to participate the CWMT event, as well.

2. A new Japanese-Chinese patent domain translation task is added, which is co-organized by CWMT and Beijing Lingosail Technology Co. Ltd.; we also welcome other contributors from industry to participate in the organization of the evaluation in the future.

3.The training period starts immediately after the release of this guideline. Participants could get the corresponding data and tools and start the training process right after their registration. We would like to encourage potential participants to finish the registration as soon as possible.

4.The "Double Blind Evaluation" task is not held this year; the organizer will not provide the Baseline System, corresponding key steps or intermediate result files for the evaluation tasks.

We sincerely hope that this campaign will enhance the cooperation and connections of machine translation research and technology among domestic and overseas research sites, and promote the cooperation between academia and industry.

The sponsor of CWMT 2017 machine translation evaluation is:

Chinese Information Processing Society of China

The organizers of this evaluation are:

Nanjing University

Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

II. Guildlines

For more details, please read the Evaluation Guildlines (pdfwebpage)

III. Registration

We welcome any organization engaged in MT research or development register for the CWMT 2017 evaluation. The participating sites of CWMT 2017 evaluation should fill the registration form and agreement and send it to the organizer by either email or post. The registration form and the agreement should be signed by the person in charge of the participating team/organization, or stamped with the official seal of the team/organization.

The evaluation does not charge any registration fees. Each participant should send at least one person to attend the workshop (CWMT 2017).

Please send the registration form and the agreement to:

Name: HUANG Shujian


Address: Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, 163 Xianlin Avenue, Nanjing 210023, China

Post Code: 210023

Telephone: 025-89680690

Evaluation File Download(important)

Evaluation Homepage

CWMT-2018 Registration Information

1. Registration Fees

Early (before 2018.10.10)

Type Registration Fees
CIPS Member Regular 1600元
Student 1000元
Non-CIPS Member Regular 1800元
Student 1200元

Late (2018.10.11-2018.10.20)

Type Registration Fees
CIPS Member Regular 1800元
Student 1200元
Non-CIPS Member Regular 2000元
Student 1400元


Type Registration Fees
CIPS Member Regular 2000元
Student 1400元
Non-CIPS Member Regular 2200元
Student 1600元

• The registration is recorded according to the payment time.

• Note that at least one author of each paper should register.

2. Registration Website

3. Accommodation (You can choose Single Room or Twin Room, and provide the days)

Hotel: WuYiShan Tai Wei Scenery Hotel

Tel: 0599-5231568

Single Room (one bed): 350 yuan per night

Twin Room (two beds): 450 yuan per night

4. Invitation Letter

5. Contact

Please direct questions about registration to Yidong Chen (Xiamen University) by email,

Contact information of WuYiShan Tai Wei Scenery Hotel: Jiaquan Yang, (+86)13515098525.

10.25 8:30-8:50 Opening Ceremony
8:50-9:10 Group Photo
9:10-10:10 Keynote 1-Rico Sennrich (Edinburgh University)
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Oral Presentation (Chinese)
11:30-12:30 Industry Forum
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Evaluation Forum
16:00-16:20 Coffee Break
16:20-17:40 Panel Discussion (Simultaneous Interpretation & Machine Translation)
10.26 9:00-10:00 Keynote 2- Eneko Agirre (University of the Basque Country)
10:00-11:00 Coffee Break + Poster + Demo
11:00-12:00 Oral Presentation (English)
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 New Research Trends on MT
14:30-15:30 Panel Discussion (Low/Zero-Resource Machine Translation)
15:30-15:50 Coffee Break
15:50-16:50 Doctoral Consortium
16:50-17:05 Closing Ceremony

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