How do I translate "proceedings" to Portuguese? The word I mean is the one used to describe an event (usually scientific) involving a series of activities. For instance:

Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Human-computer interaction

Are there differences in translation from Brazil to Portugal regarding this word's usage?

  • In what context are you using proceedings? Isn't "Procedimentos" what you're looking for?
    – aldux
    Jul 14, 2015 at 20:12
  • @aldux Good point. I will improve the question in a sec. Jul 14, 2015 at 20:13
  • @aldux I added a context to the question. Tks mate. Jul 14, 2015 at 20:18

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As @aldux suggested, procedimentos would be a literal translation, which may work. However, I haven't been able to find "Procedimentos ..." as an actual title of conference proceedings.

Another related word is anais (which would be a literal translation of the English "annals"), which is used in the real world of conference proceedings, e.g. Anais do CNMAC, or Anais do IX Congresso Brasileiro de Atividade Física e Saúde. (For more examples, just Google.)

Another related word is acta, which strictly speaking is Latin, but apparently is used untranslated in Portuguese, too, e.g. Acta de Engenharia de Pesca.

I think anais is best if you're looking for a good equivalent of "proceedings" (in the sense of conference proceedings), but if you're just providing a straight translation (of an English journal name), maybe the literal procedimentos is better.

  • Of course, anais makes me giggle... Jul 14, 2015 at 21:52
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    For scientific conferences, "anais" is also the pattern used officialy in the ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Standards) rules. See here (paid document).
    – James
    Jul 16, 2015 at 14:28

Dictionary definition:

A record of the doings or transactions of a fraternal, academic, etc., society. 1

Thus, it could be translate to: "Registro", "Ata", "Súmula" ou "Relatório":

Relatório da 15ª conferência internacional de interação Homem-Computador.

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