Workshop on Multilingual, Multimodal and Multitask Language Generation

CA18231- Multi3Generation

Held in conjunction with the 24th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT 2023)

June 15th, 2023 – Tampere, Finland


Important dates
  • Submission deadline: 5 May 2023
  • Acceptance Notification Date: 12 May 2023
  • Camera-ready copies: 31 May 2023
  • Workshop: 15 June 2023
Aim and scope

As progress in artificial intelligence (AI) evolves, there has been public debate as to whether machine learning (ML) and the new trends in neural network (NN) techniques accomplish the goal of transforming current computational systems into technology where communication between humans and machines is seamlessly intelligible. While the technology enthusiasts seized this unique opportunity, reasonable skeptics do not share the rise of AI with the same enthusiasm and ask difficult questions: (i) Are there any major scientific breakthroughs brought by AI? (ii) Are people (AI users and technologists) learning anything from AI as for the process of the human brain in identifying, analyzing and generating human natural language? Although the reactions from different research actors and technological fields are different and often controversial, there is no doubt that AI has contributed to the community and proved to be useful in tasks, such as machine translation, summarization, among others. Rather than discussing on the arguable contribution of AI to science, and its utility to society, this workshop is initiated in the framework of Multi3Generation COST Action – European network for Multilingual, Multimodal and Multitask Language Generation (CA18231) and would put together researchers and companies interested in different aspects of language generation from multiple perspectives, as language generation is currently one of the cornerstones of natural language processing and AI. Since the workshop is co-located within EAMT, we prioritize work on the generation of multilingual texts and (machine) translation, such as the development of high quality linguistic resources, multimodal novelties, different tasks in multiple languages, and proposals on improving the overall field of translation.


In the 1st edition of the Multi3Generation workshop, we aim to bring to the forefront the challenges involved in Language Generation from a multidimensional perspective. We hope that the workshop will provide a common forum to consolidate the multidisciplinary efforts and foster discussions to identify the wide-ranging issues related to the language generation task and its derived applications. To this regard, we encourage the submission of high-quality and original submissions covering the following topics:

  • Multimodal language generation
  • Multilingual language generation
  • Multitask language generation
  • Creative language generation
  • Paraphrase generation
  • Translation of expressions, multiwords and phrasal units
  • Linguistic resources such as datasets of paraphrases
  • Association of expressions with identical or similar meaning
  • Effective ways to add value to the MT technology
  • Applications of language generation: machine translation, paraphrasing, text rewriting, cross-analysis of language varieties, summarisation, automatic feedback generation, text simplification, language teaching, etc.
  • Grounded multimodal reasoning and generation
  • Efficient machine learning algorithms, methods, and applications to language generation
  • Dialogue, interaction and conversational language generation applications
  • Large knowledge bases and graphs that can be used for language generation
  • Commonsense reasoning in language generation
  • Applications of language generation in industry and society
  • ChatGPT: opportunities, challenges, and threats
  • Large language models and their generative power

The Multi3Generation workshop will be free of charge for Multi3Generation COST Action members. Participants from some specific countries (ITC Countries) can apply for a grant to support travel and accommodation.


Additionally, Multi3Generation will provide a number of grants to partially or fully cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the participants with accepted papers.


We invite two kinds of submissions:

  • Full papers
    (up to 7 pages + references): Original and high-quality unpublished contributions on the theory and practical aspects of the narrative generation task.
    Full-papers should introduce existing approaches, describe the methodology and the experiments conducted in detail. 
  • Work in progress, project,  demos and dissemination papers
    (up to 4 pages + references): Unpublished short papers describing work in progress; projects, demo and resource papers presenting research/industrial prototypes, datasets or software packages; position papers introducing a new point of view, a research vision or a reasoned opinion on the workshop topics; and dissemination papers describing project ideas, ongoing research lines, case studies or summarized versions of previously published papers in high-quality conferences/journals that are worthwhile sharing with the Multi3Generation community, but where novelty is not a fundamental issue.

Submissions should follow the EAMT 2023 guidelines and style templates (PDF, LaTeX, Word). It will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be published online as proceedings included in the ACL Anthology and will be presented at the conference orally or via poster. Please find the templates in the following link under the section “Templates for Papers”:

In addition, a selection of accepted papers will be proposed to be extended to be published at ORE (indexed in Scopus and DBLP) as long as they don’t conflict with previous publication rights.

Papers should be submitted by EasyChair platform.

Keynote talk

We will have one keynote related to the topics of the workshop.
The speaker will be announced soon.

Workshop organizers
  • Anabela Barreiro (INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Max Silberztein (University of Franche-Comté, France)
  • Elena Lloret (University of Alicante, Spain)
Proceedings chair
  • Max Silberztein (Université de Franche-Comté, France)
Web and dissemination chair
  • Marcin Paprzycki (Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Program committee
  • Mirela Alhasani (EPOKA University, Albania)
  • Isabelle Augenstein (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Mehul Bhatt (Örebro University, Sweden)
  • Anabela Barreiro (INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Iacer Calixto (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • José Camargo (Unbabel, Portugal)
  • Liviu Dinu (University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Aykut Erdem (Koç University, Turkey)
  • Maria Ganzha (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • Albert Gatt (Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Fabio Kepler (Unbabel, Portugal)
  • Elena Lloret (University of Alicante, Spain)
  • Helena Moniz (University of Lisboa and INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Marcin Paprzycki (Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
  • Max Silberztein (University of Franche-Comté, France)
  • Inguna Skadina (University of Latvia, Latvia)
  • Irene Russo (ILC CNR, Italy)
  • Oleksii Turuta (Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics – NURE, Ukraine)

For general inquiries regarding the workshop, reach the organizers at:

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