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7th International Symposium on Live Subtitling and Accessibility

Key Facts

Organised by
Internationale Hochschule SDI München

Dates

  • 5 November 2020: preceding workshops
  • 6 November 2020: conference

Abstract submission
is open until April 24th (deadline postponed).

Please send your abstracts in English, max. 1000 characters to conferencesdi-muenchende by April 24th, as an attachment clearly mentioning author, affiliation, and proposed title of speech.

Notification of accepted proposals will be communicated to authors directly by May 2nd, the final program will be published by May 10th 2020.

The presentation time for individual papers is 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Contact
conferencesdi-muenchende

Registration

Registration is open now:
Register here!

Event venue

Internationale Hochschule SDI München
Baierbrunner Straße 28
D-81379 München

How to get to SDI München

  • By train (S-Bahn: S7): Stop: Siemenswerke.
  • By underground (U-Bahn: U3): Stop: Obersendling.
  • Plan your journey or buy your tickets: MVV Journey Planner

Dear participants,

The organizing committee has decided to cancel the 7th International Symposium on Live Subtitling and Accessibility in light of the global crisis caused by COVID-19.

We regret this decision deeply and thank all of you for the interesting proposals sent. Participants who have already registered will be contacted separately for the reimbursement of the fee.

We thank you in advance for understanding this decision.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

The organizing committee

Image: Logo – 7th International Symposium on Live Subtitling and Accessibility

The symposium in 2020 will be held at the Internationale Hochschule SDI München in Munich, Germany.

  • Abstract submission is open until April 24th.
  • Registration is open now: Register here!

Call for Papers

Since investigation on live subtitling started, this field of study has always been characterised by an evolving scenario, with contributions from many fields: IT, Translation Studies, Interpreting Studies, Media Accessibility, Cognitive Science, not to forget didactics.

This has allowed live subtitling to increasingly become the object of conferences, academic and vocational courses, research studies, scientific publications, international projects, associations, new technological and professional advances have been contributing to the rapid dissemination of live subtitling.

Though all this started with an interest in respeaking as a revolutionary technique, studies on live subtitling have been able to recently include other techniques, especially thanks to the interest of the professional community who has understood the importance of working in synergy with academia. And vice versa!

This has not only improved what already existed and proved to be well performing, but also widened the number of languages, audiences, and applications, with automation powerfully coming to the fore. As a consequence the attention of all stakeholders has moved to quality and to the different and alternative types of  exploiting the potential of both the product and the process of live subtitling, such as automatic and semi-automatic live subtitles, live editing, and interlingual subtitling, among others.

After Forlì (2006), Barcelona (2009), Antwerp (2011), Barcelona (2013), Rome (2015), and Milan (2018), the 7th International Symposium on Live Subtitling will be organised in Munich on November 6th and 7th, 2020, by the joint collaboration of the International federation for Information and Communication processing and the local Sprachen und Dolmetscher Institut of the University of Applied Languages.

The symposium is traditionally an important think-tank with professionals, users, and researchers usefully exchanging their views about the most diverse fields of interest. For this reason, the scientific committee welcomes members of the professional and academic world to send proposals about the following topics, but not limited to them:

  • quality of real-time subtitles;
  • comparison of different live subtitling techniques;
  • automatic and semi-automatic live subtitling;
  • interlingual live subtitling;
  • live and multimedia reporting;
  • the didactics of live subtitling;
  • new technological developments;
  • live editing.

Abstracts in English of max. 1000 characters should be sent to conferencesdi-muenchende by April 24th (deadline postponed), as an attachment clearly mentioning author, affiliation, and proposed title of speech.

Notification of accepted proposals will be communicated to authors directly by May 2nd and the final program published by May 10th 2020.

The presentation time for individual papers is 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. The working language of the conference is English.

Key Dates

  • 24 April 2020: Deadline for presentation proposals
  • 2 May 2020: Notification of acceptance

Programme

Thursday, 5th November 2020
Preceding workshops

Friday, 6th November 2020
Conference

Workshop 1:
Write faster, even in real-time.

In this workshop you will learn basic concepts of deafness and real-time subtitling, and how to use your voice or the Velotype keyboard to create real-time intralingual subtitles.

Trainers: Carlo Eugeni, Wim Gerbecks, Marcel Bobeldijk.

Workshop 2:
Accessibility for speakers – getting everyone involved in the respeaking process

High quality respeaking at live events doesn’t just come down to the respeaker. Everyone present can facilitate the access process and contribute to the quality of the respeaking produced, whether it is a conference presentation, talk or tour. In this workshop, you will learn straightforward techniques that speakers can follow to improve their presentations, slides and delivery, while supporting real-time subtitlers in the provision of the service. We will also explore how the other people present, including the venue staff, organisers and audience, can support this process.

Trainers: Zoe Moores

A detailed program will be published on 31st March 2020.

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