ICAME45 (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English) (ICAME45)

June 18, 2023 - June 22, 2023


We are pleased to announce that ICAME45 will take place in Vigo (Spain) on 18-22 June 2024, organised by members of the Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (LVTC) research group.

The conference theme is “Interlocking Corpora and Register(s): Diversity and Innovation”. We invite abstracts on any topic particularly related to the conference theme, and we will also consider abstracts on other corpus-based approaches to English.

The academic programme will consist of full papers, work-in-progress reports, software demonstrations, poster sessions and invited plenary talks. There will also be a call for pre conference workshops. The social programme will include a welcome evening reception, a boat trip and the gala dinner.
The following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation:
» Lieselotte Anderwald (Kiel University)
» Hendrik De Smet (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
» Rob Drummond (Manchester Metropolitan University)
» Tove Larsson (Northern Arizona University)

Contact details
For all communication, please use the conference email address <[email protected]>. For further information and updates, keep an eye out on our conference website <https://icame45.webs.uvigo.es> and Twitter @ICAME45Vigo.

We look forward to your submissions and to welcoming you to Vigo in June 2024!
The ICAME45 Conference Organising Committee

Submission instructions:

The call for abstracts is now open and will close on 1 December 2023. Notification of acceptance will be sent out in early February 2024.

Abstracts should be between 400 and 500 words (excluding references) and should clearly state research question(s), approach, data, method, and (expected) results. Submission should be anonymous and via EasyAbs.

Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts if at least one paper is co-authored.

We invite abstracts for the following presentation formats:
- Full paper: 20 + 10 mins discussion
- Short paper/Work-in-progress report: 10 + 5 mins discussion
- Software demonstration: 20 + 10 mins discussion
- Poster: on display for the duration of the conference and brief presentations (c.5 mins) during a special session. Maximum A0 size (portrait).

We also invite proposals for pre-conference workshops on Tuesday 18 June 2024. If you would like to convene a workshop, please send your proposal by 15 November 2023 directly to the organisers <[email protected]>.

The proposal should contain the title of the workshop, name and contact details of the organisers and of the proposed participants, and a short description of the topics to be discussed (between 400 and 700 words, excluding references). If the workshop is accepted, workshop conveners will be responsible for putting the individual abstracts together, including peer reviewing. This should be completed and notified to the conference organisers before 15 January 2024.

John Sinclair Bursary, 300 EUR to the best paper by an early-career ICAMEr; Stig Johansson Bursary, 150 EUR to the best poster presentation. Eligible candidates should indicate in the abstract the bursary they opt for.

Submissions open: Sept. 4, 2023 - Dec. 1, 2023

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