CFP : "Innovation Paths in Translation and Intercultural Studies"

Innovation Paths in Translation and Intercultural Studies

Call for Proposals

(panels, papers, roundtables, workshops, ³rapid fire² presentations, and

Following successful conferences in Seoul (2004), Cape Town (2006), Melbourne
(2009) and Belfast (2012), IATIS is delighted to announce its call for panel,
paper, roundtable, workshop, ³rapid fire² PhD presentation and poster
proposals for its fifth conference, which will be held at Universidade Federal
de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, from 7th to 10th July 2015

Conference Theme

Multilingual and multimodal forms of interaction, prompted by material and
symbolic exchanges in our increasingly globalized world, have brought new
challenges to translation and intercultural studies. New technologies in the
broadest sense of the word are sought by society in order to allow for a
diversity of meanings to be created, exchanged, and disseminated on the basis
of equality, complementarity and reciprocity. In this scenario, studies
promoting and seeking innovation play a fundamental role in providing insights
and solutions to meet those challenges.

The theme of the conference ­ ŒInnovation Paths in Translation and
Intercultural Studies¹ ­ is meant to foster exchanges and discussions on the

Within the scope of IATIS 2015, innovation is understood in its broadest sense
and includes not only new technological developments but also other relevant
aspects, such as social and cultural innovation, including all forms of
innovation which lead to changes in interactions and practices in translation
and intercultural studies.

For further details, visit the conference website :

Language policy

The V IATIS Conference will be trilingual, with presentations given in
English, Portuguese or Spanish. Abstracts, however, will be solicited in
English only. This will assure consistency in the peer-reviewed assessment of
all submissions.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Arnt Lykke Jakobsen, Professor Emeritus, founder and former Director of the
Centre for Research and Innovation in Translation and Translation Technology
(CRITT) at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Antia Bassey, Associate Professor at the University of Western Cape, South

Lucia Specia, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science,
University of Sheffield University, UK.

Sabine Braun, Director of the Centre for Translation Studies in the School
of English and Languages at the University of Surrey, UK.

Presentation Formats

Proposals for participation in the V IATIS Conference can be submitted in the
following formats : Panels, Oral Communications, Roundtables, Workshops, ³Rapid
Fire² PhD Oral Presentations, and Posters

For precise guidelines on submissions, visit the conference website :

Key deadlines

For Panel Proposals :

15th APRIL 2014 Deadline for submission of
proposals by potential panel convenors

20th MAY 2014 ­ Notification of acceptance to panel convenors

14th JULY 2014 Deadline for submission of
abstracts for individual communications within a specific panel

15th SEPTEMBER 2014 Deadline for submission of
assessment report by panel convenors on the abstracts they received

25th OCTOBER 2014 Notification of acceptance
of complete panels

For Individual Communication outside of Panel sessions, Workshops,
Roundtables, Rapid-fire PhD Presentations, and Posters :

1st SEPTEMBER 2014 Deadline for submission of

10th NOVEMBER 2014 Notification of acceptance

For proposals that change format upon recommendation of the Advisory Board :

10th NOVEMBER 2014 Deadline for resubmission
of abstracts rejected in their original format but recommended by the Advisory
Board for another format

30th NOVEMBER 2014 ­ Notification of acceptance

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