Call for papers

Submission deadline for EUROCALL 2024: **EXTENDED TO 26 FEBRUARY 2024**

The focus of this year's EUROCALL conference is on inclusiveness, which is reflected in the main conference theme "CALL for humanity". We particularly welcome papers that focus on interaction of humans and computers in language learning, but themes related to other languages and language technologies in CALL are also very welcome.

This year's conference theme draws attention to the importance of humanity in CALL, opportunities and challenges it brings, ethical and other issues related to use of technology including artificial intelligence in language learning. This conference will contribute to the global action plan for supporting speakers, teachers, and learners by sharing knowledge about the newest trends and technologies in CALL. Researchers and practitioners will be able to share their insights about how to promote humanity in CALL and opportunities to create viable efforts in teaching and training methods for humanity in CALL. However, insights from more commonly used methods in language learning will also be an asset to this conference as they would provide information from research and practice using the latest tools and technologies in language education.

Potential themes could include but are not limited to:

  • Human interaction and CALL
  • Artificial intelligence in CALL
  • Ethical issues in CALL
  • Opportunities and threats and CALL
  • Emotions and CALL
  • CALL and developing soft skills
  • Distant learning and CALL
  • Collaborative learning and CALL
  • High-tech and low-tech environments in CALL
  • Learner assessment in CALL
  • Teacher training in CALL
  • Language management systems (LMSs) in CALL
  • Synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • Promoting the learning of languages with CALL technologies
  • Application of theories and frameworks supporting CALL
  • Language corpora and data-driven learning
  • Any other theme related to CALL and language learning technologies are welcome

Important Dates

See "Important Dates" tab on the conference website https://www.eurocall2024.eu/en/

Format of Abstracts

Abstracts (500-word limit) for all presentation categories have to be submitted through the OpenConf system from 15 December 2023 until 31 January 2024 **EXTENDED TO 08 March 2024**

https://www.openconf.org/EUROCALL2024/openconf.php

Presentation categories at the conference include individual short papers, symposia, symposia of special interest groups (SIG) within EUROCALL, European projects, posters, and online workshops. Presenters can be either in person or online – and you must indicate which you prefer when making your submission.

· Individual short papers

Short papers should be submitted for 25-minute presentations. This timing allows for 20 minutes presenting and 5 minutes for questions. Three types of short papers may be given:

  • Research papers focusing on a specific research topic with practical implications. Rationale together with methodology and a brief literature review should be included. Both empirical and theoretical research papers are welcome.
  • Research and development papers focusing on the development of pedagogies, programs and technologies supporting the teaching and learning of all languages. The research and development paper should present original findings and focus on practical implications and improvement of language learning and teaching.
  • Reflective practice papers focusing on testing and integration of technologies in different language learning and teaching environments. The reflective practice papers could report on assessment and evaluation of language learners and teachers using different programs and technologies to enhance their learning and teaching strategy.

· Symposia

Symposia consist of three or four papers on a similar topic. The length of each paper presentation during the symposium should be about 10-15 minutes. The proposer and organizer of the symposium will also be the chair, who will be in contact with the EUROCALL 2024 organizing team and the individual presenters. The proposer also submits an abstract for the symposium. The topic for each symposium should normally address the conference theme. Sessions are organized in a panel format with no changeover and last for 60 minutes.

Submissions for symposia from EUROCALL Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are expected, with a view to promoting their work to the conference delegates and encouraging participation in the SIGs.

Proposal for symposia should be submitted in the form of an abstract through the OpenConf website. The abstract should include a text (max. 500 words) describing the theme of the symposium, the names and institutions of the participants, and the aspect of the main problem that each of the participants will address. Please note that each participant in the symposium presenting their research is welcome to submit separately an abstract of their own short paper through the OpenConf platform as well (see section "How to submit your proposal" below).

· European Projects

This year's conference will again offer a forum for the showcasing and dissemination of EU-funded projects. Each project will be allocated a 30-minute slot, including questions. Abstracts of proposals for each project should be uploaded to the OpenConf system as an abstract for a short paper.

· Posters

Posters enable a brief and very visual presentation of research projects, work in progress, or ongoing student work, such as bachelor's or master's thesis and doctoral dissertations. They aim to attract a wide audience in language education because the information they present is clear and concise, and therefore easy to remember. Posters should focus on work in progress and report on previous or preliminary findings. Please keep in mind that posters are first and foremost visual aids that should attract the audience. They should have a clear and easy-to-read layout with a text that people from different areas in technology and language learning, and language education could understand. Submissions from university students are especially welcome in this category. A prize will be awarded for the best poster in two categories: PhD student and Researcher.

· Conference workshops

A limited number of online workshops will be organised throughout the conference. The duration of each online workshop is max. 90 minutes. In case the time limit of 90 minutes would be insufficient, the workshop proposer can organize two separate sessions so that participants can attend either one of them or both, without missing out on crucial information from one of them. Workshops typically involve a hands-on session, during which participants can become familiar with the latest technological tools and approaches in relevant topic areas in language education in connection to the conference theme.

Abstracts of proposals for each workshop should be uploaded to the OpenConf system as an abstract (max. 500 words) describing the theme of the workshop, the name(s) and institution(s) of the organizer, and the topic of the hands-on workshop that will be handled during the session(s).

Format of abstracts

All presentation categories require the submission of an abstract that does not exceed 500 words, excluding the title, names and affiliations. We would appreciate if you could select from a list of conference subthemes when submitting your abstract. This would help us to organize the full conference programme around different subthemes of the conference.

How to submit your proposal

Submission platform OpenConf: https://www.openconf.org/EUROCALL2024/openconf.php

Contact information

Any queries relating to the conference should be sent to info@eurocall2024.eu with the subject line EUROCALL 2024.

We look forward to your submissions!

The EUROCALL 2024 Organizing Team in Trnava

Department of English language and literature

Faculty of Education

Trnava University in Trnava, Slovakia

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Protecting the environment:

Please note that 500 EUR from collected registration fees will be used to plant new trees in Slovakia. This will be done through https://www.wolf.sk/en/buy-your-own-tree/buy-your-own-tree.