[CFP] International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches for Total Communication

I International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches for Total Communication: Education, Healthcare and Interpreting within Disability Settings


Málaga, Spain, December 12-14, 2017



Effective communication is a powerful tool both for improving the lives of those people who are under the highest risk of exclusion due to special needs and for those who as professionals are entitled to work in disability settings. Successful communication is a promising horizon to promote fairness. This conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of communication in disability settings. The conference will be a great opportunity to establish international collaboration networks in multi-disciplinary domains.

This event applied for the scientific-sanitary interest mention granted by the regional government (Junta de Andalucía, Spain).

Call for Contributions

Authors from different disciplines are kindly encouraged to contribute to the conference by sending submissions of their research in the form of abstracts, papers and e-posters. We would kindly request high quality research work presenting original and unpublished results which have not been submitted to other conferences or published previously. Research and innovation are welcome for presentations in the conference. Participants are requested to send their abstracts, papers and e-posters which address themes and topics of the conference. Topics of interest for submission include, however are not limited to:

  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Rare diseases and pathologies that affect language and communication
  • Total communication
  • Healthcare interpreting
  • Communication and dialogue in mental health settings
  • Community interpreting and multimodality
  • Disability and multimodality
  • Communication and equality
  • Sign language
  • Skills and training for professionals in disability settings
  • Interpreting for the disabled
  • Mobile applications for communication
  • Technologies for Communication

Scientific Committee

Carmen Brun i Gasca University Autonoma of Barcelona
Isabel Cómitre Nárvaez  University of Malaga
Gloria Corpas Pastor University of Malaga
Frédérique Brisset Université de Lille – Charles de Gaulle
Concepción Fernández Zurita Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí
Marco Fiola Ryerson University
Anabel Galán Mañas University  Autonoma of Barcelona
Laura Guerrero Guadarrama Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México
Emmanuelle Gallez University of Leuven
Marlene  Hilzensauer University Alpen-Adria Klagentfurt
Isabel López Cirugeda University of Castilla La Mancha
María Luisa Luque Liñán University of Malaga
Elena Ng University of Hong Kong
Laura Parrilla Gómez Pablo Olavide University
Rafael Santana Hernández Las Palmas de Gran Canarias University
José Miguel Rodríguez Santos University of Malaga
Santiago Torres Monreal University of Malaga
María José Varela Salinas University of Malaga
Hildegard Vermeiren University of Gent


Organizing Committee

Marina Calleja Reina University of Malaga
José Francisco Chicano García University of Malaga
Gabriel Luque Polo University of Malaga
Encarnación Postigo Pinazo University of Malaga
María del Rosario Montañez García University of Malaga
Carolina García García University of Malaga
Rocío Lavado Puyol University of Malaga

Submission guide

Abstracts should include the following: title, name and surname of authors, affiliation and email address, a statement that outlines the background, methodologies and findings of the study. References must not be cited in the text and five key words must be included in alphabetical order. Please proofread your abstract in order that there are not grammatical or spelling mistakes.

For full papers use this template and the APA 6th edition style guide for bibliography.

Several contributions from the same author/s will not be accepted. Posters that will be accepted cannot be converted into articles afterwards.

Upload your abstract (first) and your full paper (later) to the ICIATC submission site.

Proceedings and Journal Publications

Papers on the topics of interpreting and translation will be considered for peer review (and published if accepted) in “Current Trends in Translation Teaching and Learning E” (http://cttl.org). Other high quality publications could be selected to be published in “Revista de Investigación en Logopedia” (http://revistalogopedia.uclm.es).

Proceedings of the rest of the contributions will be released on an online publication.

Confirmed plenary speakers

  • Claudia V. Angelelli, Heriot-Watt University
  • Janneke Bot, Dutch Institute of Psychologists (NIP), Dutch Society of Psychotherapists (NVP), University of Utrecht
  • Stephen Calculator, University of New Hampshire
  • Antonio I. Cuesta Vargas, University of Malaga
  • Elisabeth Gabau, Parc Taulí Hospital
  • Ruslan Mammadov, Ganja State University
  • Rima Mammadova, Khazar University
  • Elija Roisko, Tikoteekki Centre, FAIDD
  • Francisca Sánchez Fernández, University of Malaga

Deadlines and submissions

Abstracts submission July 30th, 2017
Notification of acceptance/rejection September 10th, 2017
Final paper (camera ready) submission October 30th, 2017
Early bird registration September 30th, 2017
Conference date December 12th-14th, 2017


Facultad de Psicología, Campus de Teatinos, University of Malaga

Bulevar Louis Pasteur, s/n, 29071 Málaga



For any queries contact us by e-mail at iciatc2017 _at_ uma.es