Submissions of Technical Papers and MT System Descriptions must be done electronically in PDF format through the following submission server:

Authors are strongly encouraged to use the here provided LaTeX style files or MS Word equivalent.

Paper Format Guidelines

The format of submissions and camera-ready papers both of system-description and technical papers should agree with the following guidelines:

  • PDF file format
  • Maximum eight (8) pages (Standard A4 size: 210 mm by 297 mm preferred) in total, including the references section
  • Single-spaced
  • Two (2) columns
  • Printed in black ink on white paper and check that the positioning (left and top margins) as well as other layout features are correct.
  • No smaller than nine (9) point type font throughout the paper, including figure captions.
  • Paper should include full author information and all references. The review process is not double-blind.

To achieve the best viewing experience for the Proceedings, we strongly encourage to use Times-Roman font (the LaTeX style file as well as the Word template files use Times-Roman). This is needed in order to give the Proceedings a uniform look.

Do NOT include headers and footers. The page numbers and conference identification will be post processed automatically, at the time of printing the Proceedings.

The first page should have the paper title, author(s), and affiliation(s) centered on the page across both columns. The remainder of the text must be in the two-column format, staying within the indicated image area.

Follow the style of the sample paper that is included with regard to title, authors, affiliations, abstract, heading, and subheadings.


If your paper will be typeset using LaTeX, please images the template package here that will generate the proper format. To extract files under UNIX run: $ unzip latex_template_iwslt12.tgz

Paper Title

The paper title must be in boldface. All non-function words must be capitalized, and all other words in the title must be lower case. The paper title is centered across the top of the two columns on the first page as indicated above.

Authors' Name(s)

The authors' name(s) and affiliation(s) appear centered below the paper title. If space permits, include a mailing address here. The templates indicate the area where the title and author information should go. These items need not be strictly confined to the number of lines indicated; papers with multiple authors and affiliations, for example, may require two or more lines for this information.


Each paper must contain an abstract that appears at the beginning of the paper.

Major Headings

Major headings are in boldface, with the first word capitalized and the rest of the heading in lower case. Examples of the various levels of headings are included in the templates.

Sub Headings

Sub headings appear like major headings, except they start at the left margin in the column.

Sub-Sub Headings

Sub-sub headings appear like sub headings, except they are in italics and not bold face.


Number and list all references at the end of the paper. The references are numbered in order of appearance in the document. When referring to them in the text, type the corresponding reference number in square brackets as shown at the end of this sentence [1]. (This is done automatically when using the Latex template).


Illustrations must appear within the designated margins, and must be positioned within the paper margins. They may span the two columns. If possible, position illustrations at the top of columns, rather than in the middle or at the bottom. Caption and number every illustration. All half-tone or color illustrations must be clear when printed in black and white.

Paper Status

After submission, each paper will be given a unique Paper ID and a password. This will be shown on the confirmation page right after submission of the documents and a confirmation email including the Paper ID will be sent to the author of the paper as well. It will be possible to check and correct (if necessary) the submitted paper information (names, affiliations, etc.). Corrections/uploads can be made up to the respective submissiondeadline.

Paper Acceptance/Rejection Information

Each corresponding author will be notified by e-mail of acceptance/rejection. Reviewer feedback will also be available for each paper.

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