Call for Papers
LocWorld51 Dublin

AI and Beyond

It’s one of the most discussed topics right now, coming to us in several variations: artificial intelligence (AI), generative AI (GenAI), augmented intelligence (an AI subset), and more. Whatever you call it, and which manifestation of the technology you are referring to, we all know that it will affect our industry and our lives. How do you see our industry going forward with this in our world? Is it a challenge? An opportunity? Both? Whatever the answer, we should approach it with as much knowledge and forethought as possible. This is where you come in! We would like to hear your thoughts, projections, and experiences about this new technology and how it applies to us and the localization industry.

This theme is presented as a suggestion to encourage you to consider what you have to share about artificial intelligence. The theme is not meant to restrict the content of the conference. We invite presenters to submit proposals that also might fit within the areas listed below.

  • Advanced Localization Management: The latest information on trends, processes, technologies, and influences that shape the world of localization.
  • Content Management: Explores the need for content strategy, content standards, repeatable processes, and advanced information technologies, and the role of translation and localization in our mobile, global, on-demand world.
  • EDUinLOC: Systematic planning for education in localization to embrace the revolution brought by machine learning, bridge the gap between academia and industry, and prepare for the next generation of localizers.
  • Game Global: Challenges, best practices, technology, and new trends that are specific to the video game localization community.
  • Global Business: Practical insights for companies that want to venture with confidence into new international markets.
  • Global Web: Leading companies, each with an outstanding web presence, offer their expertise for launching and maintaining a worldwide web platform.
  • Localization Core Competencies: Introductory information for companies that need to localize but are unsure where to start.
  • Media Localization: Insights and practical advice on how to take advantage of the growing global demand for multimedia content based on best practices, utilizing cutting-edge technologies.
  • Multilingual AI:  Best practices and solutions for using automation and artificial intelligence in the localization process, including machine translation, project management, translation quality evaluation, and how humans and machines all work together through standards and technological innovation.
  • Technical: You’ve developed the coolest whizz-bang tool or service to make internationalization and localization fly. So, tell us about it. Show your audience how it works and how you built it. What makes it tick, and how is it automated? Is it continuous, or maybe it’s distributed? Perhaps you’ve used artificial intelligence in novel ways to improve accuracy or efficiency. If so, we want to hear about it. The technical track is an opportunity to express your inner geek, and you’ll have an audience filled with budding engineers hungry to learn how you made it work.
  • Trade Secrets: Information about how to run better organizations and increase the profitability of language service providers.

About LocWorld

LocWorld brings together professionals who are engaged in the business of adapting products, services, and communications to an international audience so as to appear native to that particular region. With an emphasis on creating a friendly atmosphere that puts newcomers at ease and welcomes old friends with a smile, the conference provides ample opportunities for networking and doing business. The strong main program, a separate Global Toolbox Day of in-depth workshops, the full exhibit hall, and networking events allow attendees to increase their knowledge, develop profitable strategies and form new alliances.

Presentation Pointers

  • Choose a short, catchy title that reflects the session content
  • Provide a detailed, clear synopsis
  • Submit fresh material that has not been recently presented at other events
  • Only use the latest buzzwords if you are very specific
  • Avoid using your name or your company name in the title
  • If you propose a case study, we are looking for one with a balanced perspective, ideas that can be implemented, and describes solving a business problem or challenge
  • Avoid a sales pitch. Our program committee will reject it!
  • If you are a vendor, include a client to co-present with you

Please submit your main conference presentation proposal by clicking the button below to access the submission form (opens new window).

Before filling out the call for papers, ensure you can meet all deadlines. There will be strict cut-off dates for these conferences. Please complete the form and press the “submit” button. You will then see a confirmation when you scroll down. If you have any difficulties with the form, please contact Kris Wiegand to submit your proposal.

KEY DATES

LocWorld51 Dublin, June 5-7, 2024 

  • Call for papers closes: November 3, 2023
  • Notification of accepted speakers: March 6, 2024
  • Deadline for speaker information: March 20, 2024
  • Rough draft of presentation due: April 12, 2024
  • Final presentation due: May 17, 2024