28-31 August 2019, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
First call for papers – EUROCALL 2019
We are very happy to announce that the 27th EUROCALL conference will be hosted by UCLouvain – in collaboration with KU Leuven – in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), from Wednesday 28 to Saturday 31 August 2019.
The 2019 conference theme is CALL and complexity. We will collectively embrace the challenges expressed through the theme: the complexities of languages as such, the complexities of learning and teaching languages, and the added complexity that comes with doing so in technology-mediated contexts. We look forward to discussing all of these with the EUROCALL community!
Key thematic strands include:
CALL for social inclusion
CMC and telecollaboration
Corpora and language learning
Digital bi- and multi-literacies
Intelligent CALL (ICALL)
Mobile assisted language learning (MALL)
Natural language processing applications in CALL
Open Educational Resources and practices (incl. LMOOC)
Research trends in CALL
SLA principles in CALL
Task complexity in CALL
Teacher education and professional development in CALL
The complexity, accuracy, fluency (CAF) framework of proficiency in CALL (research and applications)
Virtual Reality and gamification in language learning
We welcome proposals from researchers and practitioners working in CALL in any areas relevant – but not restricted to – the proposed conference thematic strands. The conference language is English and all proposals for Papers, Symposia, European Projects, Workshops and Posters should ideally be submitted in English.
|Call for papers||Announcement starts||November 2018|
|Submissions open||December 2018|
|Submissions due||15 February 2019|
|Notification of acceptance||15 April 2019|
|Registration||Online registration opens||February/March 2019|
|Deadline for early-bird registration||15 May 2019|
|Deadline for presenters||01 June 2019|
|Deadline for normal registration||31 July 2019|
|Late registration starts||01 August 2019|
|Conference||Preliminary programme online||June 2019|
|Full programme online||July 2019|
|Main conference||28-31 August 2019|
Presentation categories include
- Individual papers
Papers should be submitted for 30-minute presentations. This timing allows for 20 minutes presenting, 5 minutes for questions, and 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 pedagogies, programmes and projects in technology-rich environments. The research should be original and may emphasise practice rather than research.
Reflective Practice: practice-oriented papers dealing with the integration of technologies 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
Symposia consist of three or four papers on a similar topic, proposed and organised by a chairperson, and should normally address the conference theme. Sessions last for 90 minutes, with NO changeover during the symposium. The proposal should outline the purpose of the symposium, the names and institutions of the participants, with a sentence mentioning what aspect of the main problem that each will address.
Submissions for symposia from EUROCALL SIGs are particularly welcome, with a view to promoting their work to the conference delegates and encouraging participation in the SIGs. Current EUROCALL SIGs are: Teacher Education, Virtual Worlds and Serious Gaming, iCALL, CorpusCall, Computer Mediated Communication, Less-widely Taught Languages, Mobile-Assisted Language Learning, Graduate Students, LMOOC.
- European Projects
This year’s conference will again offer a forum for the showcasting and dissemination of EU-funded projects. Each project will be allocated a 30-minute slot, including questions.
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. Submissions from advanced students are especially welcome in this category. A prize will be awarded for the best poster in two categories: PhD/Graduate student and Researcher.
- Pre-conference workshops
A limited number of pre-conference workshops will be organized on Wednesday 28 August in the morning. They can either last for 90 minutes or 3 hours. They 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 and activities covered, as well as technical requirements.
Format of abstracts
All presentation categories require the 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 when submitting your abstract (submissions will be possible round mid-December), which will hopefully help us organize the programme around various thematic strands. You will also be asked to provide 3 or 4 keywords.
How to submit your proposal
The submission platform will be open round mid-December and detailed information will be included in the second call for papers.
Any queries relating to the conference should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the EUROCALL 2019 organizing team
Fanny Meunier (CECL, UCLouvain)
Serge Bibauw (ITEC, KU Leuven & CENTAL, UCLouvain)
Frederik Cornillie (ITEC, KU Leuven)
Sylvie De Cock (CECL, UCLouvain & Université Saint-Louis)
Piet Desmet (ITEC, KU Leuven)
Cédrick Fairon (CENTAL, UCLouvain)
Thomas François (CENTAL, UCLouvain)
Germain Simons (Université de Liège)
Anaïs Tack (CENTAL, UCLouvain & ITEC, KU Leuven)
Julie Van de Vyver (CECL, UCLouvain)