You are invited to submit proposals for the following types of presentations and Conference strands.
Note: The Programme Committee reserves the right to accept proposals in a different category or strand.
1. Four types of paper presentations may be given:
- Research Papers: Papers focusing on the presentation of research undertaken in any area of CALL. There should be a clearly stated research topic, supported by a rationale, which may include a brief literature review. The thrust may be empirical or theoretical. The methodology should be outlined clearly, as well as the nature of the actual or potential findings.
- Research & Development Papers: Papers focusing on the development of applications and programmes integrating CALL, presentation and critical appraisal of development of applications, courses integrating CALL, etc. The research should be original and may emphasize practice rather than research. They may also be based on projects either completed or under development (e.g. transnational, national, local).
- Reflective Practice Papers: Papers in this strand will focus on the integration of CALL in the classroom or in distance/virtual learning environments. The reflection may take the form of evaluation or action-research. Proposals should include elements that are of relevance beyond the context of the practice presented and discussed.
- CALL for Development Papers: Papers in this strand will focus on CALL in developing countries. Reports on challenges and new developments are particularly welcome.
2. Symposia: Symposia consist of three or four papers on a similar topic, proposed and organised by a chairperson. Sessions should 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. Only one submission is required for the papers that make up the symposium proposal. Individual abstracts must be preceded by the symposium summary, which should include an overview of the topic, the rationale for the choice of papers, and other relevant information.
3. Technology Showcases: Participants who are developing courseware, authorware and online applications are invited to submit a proposal to showcase their work in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to informal exchanges and discussion. Presenters may also submit a proposal for a paper, which elaborates on the material presented at the Courseware Showcase (including evaluation findings, design principles and so on).
4. Posters: A poster will usually focus on work in progress, they may however report preliminary research or findings. Posters should be clear, concise, easy to read and attractively laid out. Applications from postgraduate students are particularly welcomed.
5. Pre-Conference Workshops: Workshops are either 90 minutes, 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