#CFP AAAL Portland 2017


The 2017 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) will be held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Oregon on March 18-21, 2017. The theme for the 2017 AAAL Conference is “Applied Linguistics and Transdisciplinarity”.


Li Wei, University College London/Institute of Education “Rethinking Language in Translanguaging: Implications for Learning, Use, and Policy”
Simona Pekarek-Doehler, Université de Neuchâtel “The Development of L2 Interactional Competence: Evidence from Longitudinal Research”
Shaun Gallagher, University of Memphis “Doing Phenomenology with Words”
Suresh Canagarajah, Penn State University “Spatiolinguistics: Language Competence of Migrant Professionals from Transdisciplinary Perspectives”
Janet Wiles, University of Queensland “Talking with Robots”
Carolyn Miller, North Carolina State University “New Challenges for Rhetorical Genre Studies: Multimodality, Methodology, Interdisciplinarity”


“Sexuality and Applied Linguistics: Poststructuralist Perspectives” Organizers: Tommaso Milani, University of the Witwatersrand and Heiko Motschenbacher, Goethe University of Frankfurt
“Ethnographic Research in Applied Linguistics“ Organizers: Patricia Duff, University of British Columbia and Angela Creese, University of Birmingham
“Video Games, Literacy and Language Learning” Organizer: Christine Steinkuehler, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Extending the Legacy of Leo Van Lier: Ecologizing Pedagogy” Organizers: Dwight Atkinson, University of Arizona and Steven L. Thorne, Portland State University
“Applied Linguistics and Conversation Analysis: Ways of Problematizing the Monolingual Standard” Organizers: Hansun Waring, Columbia University and John Hellermann, Portland State University


“Language and Asylum in the Age of Suspicion” (AAA@AAAL) Organizers: Brigitta Busch, University of Vienna and Marco Jacquemet, University of San Francisco
“Multilingualism and Indigenous Language Education” (LSA@AAAL) Organizers: Teresa McCarty, UCLA, Carmel O’Shannessy, University of Michigan and Tiffany Lee, University of New Mexico
“Transdisciplinarity in Applied Linguistics” (AILA@AAAL) Organizers: Claire Kramsch, UC Berkeley, Marjolijn Verspoor, Groningen University and Daniel Perrin, Zurich University of Applied Science
“Creativity and Language Teaching” (TESOL@AAAL) Organizers: Rodney Jones, University of Reading, Julie Choi, University of Melbourne and Judy Sharkey, University of New Hampshire
“Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: Challenges to Construct Definition in EAP/LSP Assessment” (ILTA@AAAL) Organizers: Cathie Elder and Ute Knoch, University of Melbourne and Barbara Hoekje, Drexel University

CONFERENCE CHAIR: Tim McNamara, University of Melbourne

Proposals are invited for individual papers, colloquia, posters, roundtable discussions and shared shorter paper sessions. Particularly welcome are proposals which address the conference theme, although this is not mandatory. The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2015 (EDT; UTC-4).

Proposals are welcome in the following topic strands:

Analysis of Discourse and Interaction (DIS)
Assessment and Evaluation (ASE)
Bilingual, Immersion, Heritage, and Minority Education (BIH)
Corpus Linguistics (COR)
Educational Linguistics (EDU)
Language and Cognition (COG)
Language and Ideology (LID)
Language and Technology (TEC)
Language Maintenance and Revitalization (LMR)
Language Planning and Policy (LPP)
Language, Culture and Socialization (LCS)
Pragmatics (PRG)
Reading, Writing, and Literacy (RWL)
Research Methods (REM)
Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy (PED)
Second Language Acquisition, Language Acquisition, and Attrition (SLA)
Sociolinguistics (SOC)
Text Analysis (Written Discourse) (TXT)
Translation and Interpretation (TRI)
Vocabulary (VOC)

Full details of how to submit proposals can be found at http://www.aaal.org/page/2017CFP
The proposal system will open on June 1.
Submission Deadline: August 17, 2016, 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) are addressed on the conference proposal website. For further questions regarding the academic aspects of the conference, including proposal submission policies, please contact conference@aaal.org For further questions regarding the practicalities of how to submit a proposal or other technical questions, please contact proposal@aaal.org

#cfp @fetlt2015 Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technologies

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Workshop on Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technologies

Universidad de Sevilla, 19-20 November 2015



The Workshop ‘Future and Emerging Trends in Language Technology‘ has been conceived as a meeting point where experts and professionals in the fields of language technologies and other converging areas will discuss the state of the art, as well as the emerging trends in this sector. The main objective of this workshop is to serve as a bridge between academia and industry, as well as representatives of agencies that coordinate research and innovation policies. The workshop thus guarantees a multidisciplinary identical spirit in which experts will be able to present and analyze the trends that will shape the immediate future in this sector.

Following this approach, the organization of the workshop welcomes the reception of papers under the following categories:

NEW APPLICATIONS OF KEY CONSOLIDATED APPROACHES: Authors can submit their paper on new strategies, models and consolidated techniques at the academic or industrial level that are being used right now to tackle any issue in the field of Language Technology. Papers under this category must provide a brief explanation of the foundations of the approaches proposed and the areas and applications for which those techniques are useful in the present.

EMERGING RESEARCH: Authors can submit their paper under this category when they have preliminary results obtained from ongoing research projects. Papers must describe the motivation of the approach, as well as the scientific, methodological and/or technological approach chosen. Papers must also analyze the advantages and benefits derived from such approaches for a broad application in the field of Language Technology.

CHALLENGE PAPERS: Authors can submit a paper on different fields and convergent areas related to Language Technology describing the occurrence of new and constant challenges for both the academic and the industrial areas. These papers must indicate which areas and specific problems are currently posing a concrete technological and/or methodological challenge. Papers under this category must include the reasons why present-day techniques should be considered insufficient to tackle the issues at hand by the presentation of preliminary research/development results as a justification. Additionally, articles in this section should propose research strategies that can be considered promising to provide sound solutions to the problems defined, with a sound and clear scientific and technical argumentation.

Topics should be related to any area of Speech Technology, including those studies that can be considered coming from convergent areas or even industrial applications.
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Core areas of interest

A.1) Speech recognition:
Speech assistants, Voice search
A.2) Information retrieval,
Information extraction and Text mining
Topic spotting and classification
Entity extraction
Spoken document retrieval
A.3) Semantics and Ontologies
A.4) Dialog Modelling and Management
Open domains, Incrementality, Statistical DM,
Hybrid models, World knowledge, Metacognition
A.5) Machine Translation
Fully-automated MT services in Global Business and
Government Services
Speech-to-speech MT
A.6) Development Frameworks
A.7) Multimodality
A.8) Multilinguality
A.9) Mathematical foundations
A.10) Language resources and Evaluation
Multilingual resources
Metadata, annotation, tools

Convergent areas of interest:
B.1) Mobile Devices
B.2) Robotics and Vision
B.3) Machine Learning
B.4) Games & Social Networks
B.5) Brain-computer Interfaces
B.6) Technology background: Mobile, Cloud,
Social Media, and Big Data
B.7) The Internet of Things (IoT)

Industrial areas of interest:
Integration of state-of-the-art LT in support of multilingual global business applications:
C.1) Speech-to-Speech Translation
C.2) Cross-lingual Information Retrieval
C.3) Multilingual global marketing
C.4) Sentiment analysis
Applications to industrial sectors
C.5) Healthcare and BioMedicine NLP
C.6) Social Media
C.7) Smart Cities
C.8) Opinion mining
C.9) Public Administration
C.10) Instruction & Teaching
C.11) Communications
LT in the Web World
C.12) Crowdsourcing for LT


Paper submission deadline 25th July 2015
Acceptance notification 15th September 2015
Paper final version submission 1st October 2015
Early Registration Deadline 1st October 2015
Workshop dates 19th – 20th November 2015


FETLT-2015 will be held at the University of Seville, Spain.
For more information, please visit: http://www.glc.us.es/fetlt2015/

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research, not currently submitted elsewhere.

Regular papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices) and should be formatted according to the standard format for Springer Verlag LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Files must be sent via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fetlt2015

Papers submitted must identify the category as well as up to 3 of the main topics aforementioned.


Nuria Bel (University Pompeu Fabra)
Asunción Gómez, Polytechnic University of Madrid
Sebastian Moeller, TU Berlin, Telekomm
Steve Renals, University of Edinburg
Giuseppe Riccardi, University of Trento
Pierre-Paul Sondag, European Commission
Steve Young, University of Cambridge


Alex Acero (Apple)
Roberto Basili (University of Rome)
Nuria Bel (University Pompeu Fabra)
Johan Bos (University of Groningen)
Nicoletta Calzolari (CNR-ILC)
Khalid Choukri (ELDA)
Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp)
Thierry Declerck (DFKI)
Marc Dymetman (Xerox Research Centre Europe)
Antonio Ferrandez (University of Alicante)
Ana García-Serrano (UNED)
Jesús Giménez (Nuance Communications)
Xavier Gómez-Guinovart (University of Vigo)
Gregory Grefenstette (Inria)
Veronique Hoste (University of Ghent)
Eduard Hovy (Carnegie Mellon University)
Rebecca Jonson (Artificial Solutions)
Alon Lavie (Carnegie Mellon University)
Ramón López-Cózar (University of Granada
Teresa López-Soto (University of Seville)
Roberto Manione (AlliumTech)
Daniel Marcu (USC)
Joseph Mariani (LIMSI-CNRS and IMMI)
Patricio Martí­nez-Barco (University of Alicante)
Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton)
Antonio Moreno-Sandoval (Autonomous University of Madrid)
Sergei Nirenburg (Rensselaer Poytechnic Institute)
Mirko Plitt (Modula Language Automation)
Massimo Poesio (University of Essex; U. of Trento)
Andrei Popescu-Belis (Idiap Research Institute)
Jose F. Quesada (University of Seville)
Manny Rayner (University of Geneva)
Steve Renals (University of Edinburg)
Giuseppe Riccardi (University of Trento)
Francisco J. Salguero (University of Seville)
Kepa Sarasola (University of the Basque Country)
Javier Sastre (Ateknea Solutions)
Marc Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
David Suendermann-Oeft (ETS)
Khiet Truong (University of Twente)
Alfonso Ureña (University of Jaen)
Jason D. Williams (Microsoft Research)
Jose F Quesada, University of Seville

Joaquín Borrego-Díaz (University of Seville)
Juan Galán-Páez (University of Seville)
Diego Jiménez (University of Seville)
Teresa López-Soto (University of Seville)
Francisco J. Martín-Mateos (University of Seville)
Ángel Nepomuceno (University of Seville)
José F. Quesada (University of Seville)
Francisco J. Salguero (University of Seville)


III Congreso Intl. Aprendizaje, Innovación y Competitividad


La tercera edición de CINAIC se celebrará del 14 al 16 de Octubre de 2015 en Madrid. La organización del congreso corre a cargo de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, la Universidad de Zaragoza, la Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, la Universidad de Alicante, el CDTI (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad), la Dirección General de Universidades (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte) y los grupos de investigación GIDTIC (Universidad de Zaragoza) y GRIAL (Universidad de Salamanca).

El plazo para presentar trabajos, en cualquiera de sus áreas temáticas, finalizará el 2 de Mayo de 2015.

Como en ediciones anteriores, CINAIC 2015 promueve el intercambio de conocimiento entre los asistentes a través de las distintas actividades de socialización y dinamización.

Así mismo, CINAIC 2015 trabaja para que el máximo número de trabajos aceptados sean publicados en revistas científicas indexadas en los principales índices de referencia (JCR, Scopus y otras). Puede consultar el listado de revistas científicas ya confirmadas (se irá ampliando). En la edición anterior el 21% de los trabajos aceptados fueron publicados en revistas científicas. Así mismo, todos los trabajos aceptados serán publicados tanto en las actas del congreso (con ISBN) y en el Repositorio de Buenas Prácticas de Innovación Educativa (financiado por el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte).

Correo electrónico: congresocinaic@gmail.com

Education in the Digital Era, European High Level Conference


The European High Level Conference on “Education in the Digital Era”, organised by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will be taking place on December 11th in Brussels. The event will enable interested stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of adapting education to a fast changing, digital society and economy, whilst shaping education’s place and priority in the EU’s sustainable growth agenda.

The conference is expected to be a flipped interactive debate. The main positions and inputs of the different participants in the panels will be available to the audience ahead of the event through the event website. This will allow the audience to start the discussion and engage with the addressed issues ahead of the conference itself, allowing more space for a dynamic debate during the actual panel discussions.

Join Ministers of Education, senior decision makers, educational practitioners and educational technology leaders online from day one to debate the following key themes:

Increasing the quality and relevance of learning (access an interesting collection of materials around this topic here)
Increasing the impact of educators (access an interesting collection of materials around this topic here)
Addressing inequalities through better access and lower cost (access an interesting collection of materials around this topic here)
You will also be able to follow the debate on Twitter through @OpenEduEU and the hashtag #EdDigEra.

On the day of the physical conference there will be three panels addressing the three key areas discussed during the online debate. For each of these panels there will be one impulse statement by an international expert, followed by comments and discussion from a discussion panel. In a fourth panel several European Ministers of Education will discuss the events of the day and their potential policy conclusions. Click here to see the draft agenda.

If you are interested in attending the event itself we encourage you to register your interest well in advance, as only limited places are available for this high-level, but participative event.

Alongside the debate, participants will also be able to visit and experience a replica of European Schoolnet’s Future Classroom Lab, a glimpse at some of the most recent developments in learning technologies. During the lunch break, the award ceremony of the Open Education Challenge will take place. The winners show the potential of entrepreneurship and innovation in education.