Release of training data for shared tasks

February/March, 2023

Evaluation periods for shared tasks

June/July, 2023

Paper submission deadline

5th September, 2023

Paper notification

6th October, 2023

Camera-ready version due

18th October, 2023


6-7 December, 2023

All deadlines are in AoE (Anywhere on Earth). Dates are specified with respect to EMNLP 2023.


This year’s conference will feature the following shared tasks:

In addition to the shared tasks, the conference will also feature scientific papers on topics related to MT. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • MT models (neural, statistical etc. )

  • analysis of neural models for MT

  • using comparable corpora for MT

  • selection and preparation of data for MT

  • semi-supervised and unsupervised learning for MT, transfer learning

  • multilingual MT

  • incorporating linguistic information into MT

  • MT inference

  • manual and automatic methods for evaluating MT

  • quality estimation for MT

We encourage authors to evaluate their approaches to the above topics using the common data sets created for the shared tasks.


These will both be handled by EMNLP 2023.


WMT has a number of MT-related shared tasks. Please consult the links at the top of the page for more details.


WMT accepts two types of submissions: research papers and system papers. Both types of papers are submitted electronically, have the same deadlines, and should follow EMNLP2023 formatting guidelines. WMT will participate in the ACL Rolling Review. Any ARR-reviewed paper that received all of its reviews and meta-reviews available by TBA, 2023 can be committed to WMT and will be considered for publication at the conference.

Research Papers

Research papers should describe original research corresponding to the categories listed above. Research papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn from the other venues if accepted and published at WMT 2023. We will not accept for publication papers that overlap significantly in content or results with papers that have been or will be published elsewhere. It is acceptable to submit work that has been made available as a technical report (or similar, e.g. in arXiv) without citing it. For the research track, papers should be anonymised, be between 6 and 10 pages in length (excluding references) and may include supplementary material.

We encourage individuals who are submitting research papers to evaluate their approaches using the training resources provided by this conference and past workshops, so that their experiments can be repeated by others using these publicly available corpora.

System Papers

System papers must describe one or more shared task submissions. System paper submissions that we cannot link to a shared task submission will be rejected without review. System papers can overlap with other published work, and do not have to follow the double submission policy. There is no maximum length for system papers, but normally a short paper (4-6 pages) is appropriate. System papers should not be anonymised.


System description papers will be presentated as posters. For the in-person poster session, the poster panels are 3.28’ (1m wide) x 8.20’ (2.5m tall). We recommend to have posters that are portrait in orientation.


If you are participating in any task, please subscribe to the Google groups mailing list for updates. You can also consult the list archives on this page. Note that there have been isues with subscribing to the mailing list in recent years. If you are unable to subscribe, or if your subscription is not approved, please contact Barry Haddow (address at the foot of the page).





  • Barry Haddow (University of Edinburgh)

  • Tom Kocmi (Microsoft)

  • Philipp Koehn (Johns Hopkins University)

  • Christof Monz (University of Amsterdam)




WMT follows the ACL’s anti-harassment policy


For general questions, comments, etc. please send email to phi@jhu.edu.
For task-specific questions, please contact the relevant organisers.