Call For Papers

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#MCE 2018 theme: Vendor management

The theme of the 2018 Meet Central Europe Conference is Vendor management. The MCE annual Conference, jointly organised by the Austrian, Czech, Hungarian and Slovak national translation associations, will take place this year in Budapest on 30/31 October 2018. In future years the venue will rotate to the capital cities of the collaborating national associations.

The organising committee is now accepting submissions for papers addressing the wide range of topics embraced by the overall theme, such as vendor management best practises, innovative approaches to managing and cooperating with external business partners, and case studies.


– Vendor and Project Managers seeking expert advice on how to best recruit, manage and retain top linguistic talent
– Anybody encountering resource issues and wanting to learn how to overcome or avoid them in the first place
– Anyone seeking to find new Central and Eastern European linguistic partners
– Central European translation providers looking to expand their markets

The conference will have two separate tracks for language service providers (companies) and freelance translators, and one common track for all conference attendees.

It should also be noted that the suggested areas of interest shown in the different tracks are not exhaustive and paper proposals will be considered which address any perceived omissions.


The organisers are particularly interested in giving a platform to speakers with case studies illustrating the pros and cons of different models of operation.



The MCE’s Conference is looking to establish an offering of first class Master Classes for delegates seeking a more in-depth insight into specific topics. With this in mind, the organisers are also seeking proposals for master classes that reflect the conference’s overall theme. Typically Master Classes last up to three hours, including a coffee break.


Typically presentations will be up to 30 minutes long and will have to include an interactive exchange with delegates. This may take the form of questions directly from the audience to the speaker or as part of an expert panel made up of experts from the audience.


The length of your submission is restricted to a maximum of 450 words. Should we require clarification on the scope of your proposed paper, the MCE organisation committee get in touch with you.


As it is of absolute interest of the MCE organisation committee to provide conference delegates with only first class relevant content we require all speakers whose papers will be selected to be presented at the conference to submit their full presentation within 30 days of the notification of approval. The final version of the presentation should be submitted to the organisation committee 14 days prior to the conference.


Papers might examine such topics as:
• Responding to various LSP needs
• Data security, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), General Date Protection Regulations (GDPR) requirements
• Surviving as a remote team member
• Pros and cons of remote/in-house work
• Continuous professional development


Papers might examine such topics as:
• Managing a Vendor Manager (VM) team
• VM and Project Management (PM) training
• Managing a network of remote linguists
• Motivation, engagement of and cooperation with a remote linguistic network
• VM and PM training
• Negotiation and responding to price pressures
• What are the key issues when hiring and managing remote resources/staff?
• How do you address any issues when working with individual freelancers you may never meet who are based in other countries?


The following timetable will be strictly adhered to:

  • Paper submission: on 30 April 2018
  • Notification of accepted papers: 14 May 2018
  • Conference presentation submission: 30 days after notification of acceptance



Should you have questions about your submission email the query to:


We look forward to receiving your proposal!


All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (which is NOT submitted or published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) in electronic (DOC or PDF) format.

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