16th Annual Workshop of
The Australasian Language Technology Association

The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

10th - 12th December 2018


In 2018, the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA) will be held at the The University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The workshop is the key forum in Australia and New Zealand for sharing research results in natural language processing and computational linguistics, with featured keynote speakers, as well as presentations and posters from student, industry, and early-career researchers.

ALTA 2018 is co-located with ADCS 2018.


[Dec 7] Draft proceedings can be viewed here.

[Dec 6] Please take a look at changes in the programme.

[Nov 29] Full programme is now available.

[Nov 28] Information for presenters can be found here.

[Nov 26] The best long and short papers have been announced. Congratulations!
Best Long Paper:
Cong Duy Vu Hoang, Gholamreza Haffari and Trevor Cohn. Improved Neural Machine Translation using Side Information
Best Short Poster:
Nitika Mathur, Timothy Baldwin and Trevor Cohn. Towards Efficient Machine Translation Evaluation by Modelling Annotators

[Nov 19] The list of accepted papers is now available here.

[Nov 14] Exciting social events have been announced.

[Nov 13] Registration is now open and it will close on December 1. Please register now.

[Nov 10] Paper acceptance has been announced.

[Oct 23] Paper submissions are currently under review.

[Oct 16] The submission deadline has been extended to 22nd October, 2018.

[Sep 24] We are pleased to announce that tutorial title and abstract are now available. Tutorials on Towards Collaborative Dialogue.

[Aug 23] We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for ALTA 2018.

[Aug 22] ALTA 2018 Shared Task is now open.

[Jul 13] The list of Programme Committee members has been announced for ALTA 2018.

Provisional Dates

Deadlines are at 23:59 GMT +10:00 of the quoted date. All dates are subject to confirmation until further notice.


Tutorials 10th December, 2018
Main Conference 11th - 12th December, 2018
Shared Task Presentations 12th December, 2018


Submission Deadline 15th October, 2018 22nd October, 2018
Author Notification 9th November, 2018
Camera-Ready Deadline 16th November, 2018
Shared-Task Results Submission Deadline 22nd October, 2018

Important Links

Call for Papers

Shared Task Deadlines

Contact Conference Chairs

Past Workshops