Call for Papers
The Chair and members of the WorldCALL Steering Committee extend a
cordial invitation to attend the 4th WorldCALL Conference, hosted by the
University of Ulster at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre,
Glasgow, 10-13 July 2013.
You are invited to submit proposals for 30- or 45-minute presentations,
courseware showcase, poster sessions, or symposia that address any of
the above or related topics, as well as those involving studies of other
aspects that may directly or indirectly influence the impact of the
medium on language teaching and learning. Submit your proposals in the
form of 300 word abstracts at http://worldcall4.org. Please direct queries concerning the proposal submission process to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other query relating to your submission should be sent to email@example.com.
Proposals shall be subjected to a blind review process to determine
ranking and subsequent acceptance/rejection. Presenters will be unable
to view the detailed results of this process but will be informed of
their rejection or scheduling in the program by 15 January 2013.
Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2012
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2013
Attendance confirmation: 1 February 2013
Early-bird Registration for accepted authors (or removed from programme): 15 April 2013
Types of Presentations and Conference Strands
Note: The Programme Committee reserves the right to accept proposals in a different category or strand.
1. Paper Presentations
Paper presentations (45-minute or 30-minute presentations) should allow
10 minutes for discussion and 5 minutes for change over.
Paper Presentation proposals should indicate the relevant strand (see list below).
Research Papers: Papers are invited which focus on the presentation of
research undertaken in any area of CALL. There should be a clearly
stated topic of investigation, supported by a rationale, which may
include a brief literature review. Papers may be empirical or
theoretical. The methodology should be outlined clearly, as well as the
nature of actual or potential findings.
Research & Development Papers: Papers in this strand will focus on
the presentation and critical appraisal of development of applications,
courses integrating CALL, etc. They should be original and may
emphasise practice rather than research. They can also report on
projects (e.g. transnational, national, local, etc.).
Reflective Practice Papers: Papers in this strand will focus on the
integration of CALL in the classroom or in distance/virtual learning
environments. Reflection may take the form of evaluation or action
research. These proposals must include some 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
Symposia consist of three or four papers on a similar topic, proposed
and organised by a Chair. Sessions should last for 90 minutes, with NO
changeover during the symposium. 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
3. Courseware Showcase
Participants who are developing courseware, authoware and online
application 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).
As standing displays are designed to draw attention to a project or
area of work, a poster will usually focus on work in progress, though
preliminary research or evaluation results should be presented. Posters
should be succinct and to the point, easy to read and attractively
designed. Applications from postgraduate students are particularly