Milan 2018

Civica Scuola Interpreti e Traduttori "Altiero Spinelli"


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Call for Papers

Since the first studies and seminars, respeaking has always been characterised by an evolving scenario. However, during the last years, respeaking has dramatically changed in terms of both process and product. EU-funded projects and a more generalised interest from the broadcasting and political communities have increased the speed and accuracy of speech-recognition technology (ASR). This has not only improved what already existed in a very efficient manner, but it has also widened the number of languages, audiences and applications, with automatic and semi-automatic live subtitling, live reporting, and interlingual respeaking, among others, increasingly catching the attention of market, developers and academia.

After ForlÌ (2006), Barcelona (2009), Antwerp (2011), Barcelona (2013) and Rome (2015), the 6th International Symposium on Live Subtitling will be organised in Milan on 14 September 2018 thanks to the joint collaboration of the International Association of Respeaking onA.I.R. – Intersteno Italia and the local Civica Scuola Interpreti e Traduttori "Altiero Spinelli". 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 three communities, but not only them, to send proposals about the following topics, but not limited to them:

- new technological developments;

- automatic and semi-automatic live subtitling;

- interlingual respeaking;

- live court and parliamentary reporting;

- universal accessibility;

- quality of real-time subtitling;

- the didactics of respeaking.

Abstracts in English of max. 1000 characters should be sent as an attachment to by May 30th. Please mention author, affiliation and proposed title of presentation. Notification of accepted proposals will be communicated to authors directly by June 15th and the final program will be published by June 20th.


Civica Scuola Interpreti e Traduttori "Altiero Spinelli"

Milan - September 14, 2018

You can download the full programme HERE


09:00-09:30    Registration

09:30-11:00    PANEL 1. TRAINING

Chair: Pietro Schenone (Civica Scuola di Traduzione "Altiero Spinelli")

  • Birgit Grübl (University of Graz - ORF, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), Ursula Stachl-Peier (University of Graz):
    Introducing Intralingual Subtitle into MA
  • Hayley Dawson (University of Roehampton):
    Interlingual respeaking: a short online course
  • Annalisa Sandrelli (International University of Rome), Elena Davitti (University of Surrey):
    An interlingual respeaking project: SMART

11:00-11:30    Coffee Break


11:30-13:00    PANEL 2. QUALITY

Chair: Marcel Bobeldijk (European Federation of the Hard-of-Hearing)

  • Giuliano Pirelli (JRC voice project), Giacomo Pirelli (University of Turin):
    The VOICE Project’s 20 years in live subtitling through respeaking
  • Zoe Moores (University of Roehampton):
    Respeaking at Live Events: Ensuring Quality in Diverse Settings
  • Pablo Romero-Fresco (University of Vigo):
    Respeaking certification.


13:00-14:00    Lunch Break


14:00-15:30    PANEL 3. PROFESSION - live subtitling

 Chair: Federico Spoletti (SUB-TI, FRED)

  • Aline Remael, Isabelle Robert (University of Antwerp):
    Live Subtitlers. Who are they?
  • Mohammmad Ahmad Thawabteh (Sultan Qaboos University):
    Live Subtitling in Arabic Context
  • Sara Bonjoch (Independent Researcher): 

The loneliness of the long-lasting live subtitler.


15:30-16:00    Coffee Break


16:00-18:00    PANEL 4. PROFESSION - live reporting

Chair: Pilar Orero (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

  • Minori Arai (Senate of Canada):
    Attracting and Retaining Quality Talent at the Senate of Canada 
  • Carlo Eugeni (Intersteno), Simona Ficcardi (Municipality of Rome), Andrea Venuto (Municipality of Rome):
    Rome, open (access) city
  • Dan McIntyre (University of Huddersfield), Zoe Moores (University of Roehampton), Hazel Price (University of Huddersfield, UK), John Vice (House of Lords):
    Subtitling Parliament
  • Henk-Jan Eras (House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament): "Speech-to-report? (Not) there yet?"


18:00-18:30    Closing remarks by Marcel Bobeldijk (EFHOH), Carlo Eugeni (Intersteno), Pilar Orero (UAB), Aline Remael (University of Antwerp), Isabelle Robert (University of Antwerp), Pablo Romero-Fresco (Universisade de Vigo), Federico Spoletti (SUB-TI, FRED)

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