Update: proposal submission deadline extended to 4th March, 12:00 GMT
Évora, Portugal, 11-14 September, 2013
20 years of Eurocall: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future
Submission link: http://www.eurocall-languages.org/conf2013
In September 2013, EUROCALL will celebrate its 20th
anniversary. Come and join us in Évora and help us
celebrate this great occasion! The conference will take place
on the Main Building of the University, Colégio do
Espírito Santo, and will be hosted by the School of
This year, the programme will include individual papers, Special Interest Groups (SIG)
symposia, workshops, presentations show-casing EU-funded projects, and posters. We are
seeking proposals on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
Proposals for Papers, Symposia, European Projects, Workshops and Posters must be submitted online via the web-based submission process at http://www.eurocall-languages.org/conf2013/. The submission system will close on 4 March 2013.
Authors of accepted presentations can submit a short paper (1,500 words) for publication in the conference proceedings and may also submit an extended version for peer-reviewed publication in ReCALL or the EUROCALL Review. Details will follow shortly.
Further details will soon be available via the EUROCALL website.
Papers can be submitted for either 45 minute presentations or 30 minute presentations.
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.
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.
SIG Symposia consist of three or four papers on a similar topic, proposed and organised by a chairperson, who should be a member of the relevant SIG. Sessions last for 90 minutes, with NO changeover during the symposium. The proposal should outline the purpose of the symposium, the names of the participants, with a sentence mentioning what aspect of the main problem that each will address.
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
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. The proposal should include the intended duration of the workshop, its main purpose and a brief outline of topics covered/ activities as well as technical requirements.
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:
The online abstract submission system has been developed
using OpenConf, an open source programme. Complete the form
and submit your proposal before 4th March 2013, 12:00
GMT. An e-mail acknowledging receipt will
automatically be sent to you. Please not the password you will
have entered for future reference. The submission ID, which
you will receive via email upon submission of the form, along
with this password will allow you to make future changes to
All presentation categories require a submission of an abstract that does not exceed 500 words, excluding the title, names and affiliations. You will have to select from a list of conference subthemes (topics) which will allow us to place your paper in the appropriate strand. You should provide 3 or 4 keywords too that will also help us place your abstract into the appropriate category. You can type your abstract directly onto the online form or paste a previously edited text. Plain text should be used. Do not use any formatting elements (bold or italics, bullets, list elements, symbols, borders, lines, etc.) The abstract system does not accept charts, tables, graphics or photos.
Before adding your abstract to the system, it is advisable to check the number of words and typing errors using a word processor.
Please make sure that you do not use your name or refer to your home institution in the abstract itself, otherwise your proposal will be automatically rejected. These details should be provided in the Biography section of the submission form.
You can enter the Submission System by selecting the link below which will open a new window in your browser. In this window you should go through the following steps:
The results of the blind-reviewing process will be notified
to submitters of proposals on 31 March 2013.