EUROCALL 2013: Call for Papers
Évora, Portugal, 11-14 September, 2013
20 years of Eurocall: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future
Come and join us in Évora and help us celebrate this great occasion.
EUROCALL is a professional organization which aims to promote innovative research, development and practice in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) in education and training. EUROCALL conferences bring together educators, researchers, PhD students, administrators, designers of software and language learning systems, government representatives, equipment and software suppliers and other professionals involved in CALL and TELL.
1. Individual papers
Papers can be submitted for either 45 minute presentations or 30 minute presentations.
- 45 minute presentations (30 minutes presenting, 10 minutes for questions, 5 minutes for room changes)
- 30 minute presentations (20 minutes presenting, 5 for questions, 5 minutes for room changes)
Three types of papers may be given:
Research: papers focusing on a clearly specified research topic supported by a rationale, including a brief literature review. The thrust may be empirical or theoretical. The methodology should be clearly outlined as well as the actual or potential findings.
Research and development: papers focusing on the development of applications and programmes integrating CALL. The research should be original and may emphasize practice rather than research. They may also be based on projects either completed or under development (European, national, local).
Reflective practice: papers dealing with the integration of ICT in different contexts and for different purposes. The reflection could take the form of evaluation or action-research. Proposals should include elements that are of relevance beyond the context of the practice described.
2. Special Interest Group Symposia
Submissions for symposia are invited from Eurocall’s SIGs to promote their work to the conference delegates and encourage participation in the SIGs. Current Eurocall SIGs are: Teacher education, Virtual Worlds, Natural Language Processing, CorpusCall, Computer Mediated Communication. Symposia consist of three or four papers on a similar topic, proposed and moderated by a Chairperson. Sessions last for 90 minutes with no changeover during the symposium. Only one proposal is required for these papers. Each abstract should be presented after the abstract of the symposium, which should include an overview of the topic under study, the reason for choosing the papers, and any other information relevant to the theme of the conference.
3. European Projects
As part of the celebration of 20 years of Eurocall, this special category for this year’s conference will feature the showcasing and dissemination of EU-funded projects. Each project will be allocated a 30 minute slot, including questions.
Workshops are either half a day or a full day in duration and typically involve a hands-on session, where participants have the opportunity to become familiar with the latest developments in relevant topic areas in language teaching and learning and tools associated with these.
Since posters aim to attract attention to a particular project or research domain, they should mainly focus on work in progress. They may, however, report previous or preliminary findings. Posters should be clear, easy to read and attractively laid out. A prize will be awarded for the best poster in each of the following two categories:
- Student (PhD/Graduate)
Proposals for Papers, Symposia, European Projects, Workshops and Posters should be submitted online via the web-based submission process. The submission link on the conference website will go live on January 14th and will close on February 20th.The conference website will go live at the end of December.