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IATIS 2015: Innovation Paths in Translation and Intercultural Studies

7-10 July 2015, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Call for Proposals (panels, papers, roundtables, workshops, “rapid fire” presentations, and posters)

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, “rapid fire” 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 – ‘Innovation Paths in Translation and Intercultural Studies’ – is meant to foster exchanges and discussions on the topic.

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: http://www.iatis.org/index.php/conferences/2015-belo-horizonte

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 Africa.

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, “Rapid Fire” 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 abstracts

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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