Call for papers

Submission individual papers and thematic panels

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Deadlines

Deadline submission: 4 November 2012

Deadline acceptance: 3 December 2012

General information

The UME Organising Committee welcomes papers related to the conference theme 'Urban multilingualism and education'. The official conference language will be English. Two categories of proposal will be considered: (i) individual papers, (ii) thematic panels.

Papers and thematic panels are submitted for a specific strand:

  • Codeswitching, translanguaging, and multilingual resources in classrooms
  • Language assessment in a multilingual environment
  • Education and language learning in a globalised world
  • L1-Ln acquisition in context
  • Multilingual pedagogies and mediation strategies

Each author may submit one individual abstract and one co-authored abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the UME Scientific Committee and will be evaluated in terms of their relevance to the theme of the conference and/or their theoretical background and research design.

Individual papers

Papers report original work; either completed research which has given rise to substantial results, or the development of significant new methodologies, or offer rigorous theoretical, speculative or critical discussion. Individual papers will be allocated 25 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions).

Submitting a proposal for a paper (EasyChair

  1. Create a user account at EasyChair if you don't have one.
  2. Login
  3. Choose 'New submission'
  4. Fill in the submission document and upload a PDF of the abstract (maximum 300 words, excluding references). Uploading the paper itself is not required.
  5. You will receive an automatic notification of the receipt of your proposal.

Thematic panels

A panel is intended to cluster several independent papers around a central theme. Panels will have a maximum duration of three hours. The panel organiser should ensure that the participants submit their papers or powerpoint presentations to him/her in advance of the conference for circulation to all panel members, which will guarantee a focused debate at the meeting itself. 

 Panel organisers should:

  • submit a proposal (see below) including the list of invited contributors and/or discussants by the deadline (30/09/2012) and confirm that all invited contributors have agreed to participate;
  • coordinate the submission of abstracts by contributors (max. 300 words each) before the same deadline as above; 
  • chair their panel at UME;
  • act as mediators between the contributors and the UME Organising Committee (ensuring, for example, that all speakers register for UME by the deadline for speaker registration).  

Submitting panel proposals (EasyChair)

  1. Create a user account at EasyChair if you don't have one.
  2. Login
  3. Choose 'New submission'
  4. Fill in the submission document.
  5. Upload abstract (one PDF-document which include all the individual abstracts). Each individual abstract has a maximum of 300 words excluding references.
  6. Upload paper (one PDF-document which include (a) the list of invited contributors and/or discussants (name, affiliation, e-mail address), (b) the topic and how it relates to the conference themes, (c) rationale for the panel and it aims and objectives, (d) discussion questions, (e) how the session will be organised (discussion format, number of papers, discussants/partcipants) and (f) a short list of key references.)) This document has a maximum of 1000 words.
  7. You will receive an automatic notification of the receipt of your proposal.