CFP 15th AELFE Conference abstract deadline Feb 28

15th International AELFE Conference

Today’s and Tomorrow’s Challenges in Languages for Specific Purposes and Translation
Universidad de Alcalá
Guadalajara, Spain, 23 – 24 June 2016

In the context of an increasing specialization in languages and translation due to the increasing number of contexts where specialized languages and translation are needed in the world along with the current internationalization of Higher Education and the effect of technology in education and , it is necessary to revise the role of languages for specific and academic purposes and translation. AELFE 2016 intend to bring together researchers, academics, language professionals with a genuine concern in these areas, along with academics and experts in other fields and languages all over the world.

This conference is aimed at those who are interested in all aspects of research and applications of these fields who might be interested in publishing high quality papers in reputed academic journals and in a special volume of peer-reviewed selected presentations under the seal of the Universidad de Alcalá Publishing.


Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Ana M. Gimeno (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)

MK Jauregi Ondarra (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Alex Boulton (Directeur adjoint UFR Lansad, France)


Thematic strands:

  1. Discourse Analysis
  2. Terminology and Lexicology
  3. Translation
  4. ICT
  5. Didactics and Language Acquisition
  6. Cognitive Linguistics and Languages for Specific Purposes


Conference languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.



We invite contributions in the form of paper presentations or posters on any of the above topics (but not restricted to them). Please submit your proposal in EN, DE, FR, IT, or ES, saved as PDF, by 28 January 2016,

Paper presentations will consist of a 20-minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Especially welcome will be paper submissions presenting research (either complete or in progress) related to the conference topics. In addition, they should be interesting and academically of good quality. Poster abstracts are particularly welcome if they report on innovative research and/or on projects relevant to at least one of the conference topics. Presenters who want to submit more than proposals can do it in form of posters (two more). A prize to the best poster will be granted at the end of the conference.

The first page of the Proposal should include:

  • the title of the paper / poster
  • the Abstract (300 words)


In addition, please indicate:

  • whether it is a proposal for a paper presentation or a poster
  • the language of the presentation (EN, FR, DE, IT, RO or ES)
  • the thematic strand it would fit best.

Abstracts should include a brief outline of the research/project context and clearly indicate the objectives, method(s) and results. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the conference programme committee and AELFE panel coordinators.

Participants interested in displaying copies of their work (books, teaching resources) or project materials should contact the organisers at




Deadline for submission of abstracts:                        February 28, 2016

Registration opens:                                                         March 1
Notification of acceptance:                                             March 28, 2016
Deadline for submitting complete
short paper (2500 words)                                             May 15, 2016
Early registration deadline:                                 May 1, 2016
Registration deadline to ensure the inclusion
in the conference program:                               June 1, 2016.



The conference fee includes: the conference folder, book of abstracts, refreshments and snack lunch on both conference days, and the conference dinner on Thursday. Please note that it does not include accommodation and the trip on Saturday.

Early bird

(till 15 May)

Participants who are not members of AELFE EURO 170
Members of AELFE EURO 120
Students (with proof of registration in 2015-2016) EURO 35
After 15 May Participants who are not members of AELFE EURO 185
Members of AELFE EURO 135
Students (with proof of registration in 2015-2016) EURO 45

Reduced fee for students includes conference folder coffee breaks (not lunch) and the volume of proceedings.

Account details for the bank transfer will be found in the conference website after February 1st 2016.

More details soon at and on the conference website (temporary)