Call for Papers

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2014-11-15

This call for papers asks for new ideas and research on the following:

  • Language Service Providers or Intercultural Communicators?
  • Multilingualism & Language Rights – political, legal, and economic issues
  • Volunteer networks, crowd-sourcing and fan-subbing – threats or opportunities?
  • Language services for the media, the Internet, social networks, special needs, and special domains
  • Diversification – learning new skills and working with multidisciplinary teams
  • The relativity of the quality of LSPs and their products and the market
  • English as a ‘bridge’ language – solution or problem?
  • Working with or for translation and interpreting technology?
  • New technology-supported forms of interpreting and the changing role of conference interpreters
  • Public Service translation and interpreting – by and for whom?
  • Sworn translators and interpreters – a legal necessity?
  • Professionalization of terminologists – a solution for confusion?



Individual Papers: Individual papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts of 300-400 words, including references, should be sent via the conference website by 15th September 2014. Please do not include your name, affiliation and email address in the abstract itself, but provide this information in a separate text.


Call for papers:


The main working languages for the conference are English and Portuguese, but papers may be presented in other languages if desired. Each paper presentation should be scheduled for 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions.

Posters: There will be a time devoted to a poster session, but we hope the posters will be displayed throughout the conference



Important dates:

Confirmation of attendance by those presenting papers and posters – 31 January 2014

Provisional programme online – 9 February 2014

Early bird enrolment – 15 February 2015



Scientific Committee:


Anca Greere (University of Cluj-Napoca)

Andrew Rothwell  (University of Swansea)

Anthony Pym (University of Rovira i Virgili)

Belinda Maia (University of Porto)

Carmen Valero (University of Alcalá de Henares)

Christian Balliu (ISTI, Brussels)

Daniel Gouadec (University of Rennes)

Daniel Toudic (University of Rennes)

Dorothy Kenny (Dublin City University)

Edite Gromova (University of Sofia)

Federica Scarpa (University of Trieste)

Federico Federici (Heriot-Watt)

Franz Poechhacker (University of Vienna)

Gerhard Budin (University of Vienna)

Jorge Diaz-Cintas (University College, London)

Joselia Neves (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria)

Maeve Olohan (University of Manchester)

Nijole Maskaliuniene (University of Vilnius)

Nike Pokorn (University of Ljublana)

Sonia Vandepitte (University of Gent)

Thomas Husgen (University of Porto)

Yves Gambier (University of Turku)



Submissions for this conference were closed on 2014-11-15.