[CFP] 6th IATIS conference, “Translation and Cultural Mobility”

Following its earlier call for Panel and Workshop proposals, the Hong Kong Organizing Committee of the 6th IATIS conference, “Translation and Cultural Mobility”, is delighted to issue the following call for individual presentations, posters, and roundtables.

(1) Communications within Thematic Panels

The list of approved panels for the conference has now been finalized. Details of these are available in the “Panels” section.

Prospective presenters who wish to present within these panels must submit their abstract (250 words), biographical note (100 words) and a list of keywords (up to 5) via the EasyChair conference management system at EasyChair. While panel organizers may be contacted for informal enquiries, only abstracts submitted to EasyChair will be considered.

Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the panel organizers, and vetted by the HKBU IATIS Scientific Committee, in conjunction with the Organizing Committee. The Committee reserves the right to determine the final number and configuration of papers within a given panel.

The standard time for a presentation is 20 minutes plus 10 minutes Q+A, although panel organizers may arrange the time allotted to presentations within their panel differently should this be felt necessary.

(2) Communications within the General Conference

Presenters may alternatively choose to present an individual communication within the general conference, rather than in any specific thematic panel. Unsuccessful applications made to specific panels will also be considered for inclusion in the general conference.

Abstract (250 words), biographical note (100 words) and a list of keywords (up to 5) must be submitted through the EasyChair conference management system at EasyChair.

The time for presentations within the general conference is 20 minutes plus 10 minutes Q+A.

(3) Poster Presentations

Abstract (250 words) for poster presentations, together with biographical note (100 words) and a list of keywords (up to 5), must be submitted through EasyChair at EasyChair. In their abstract, prospective presenters should explain how they intend to present their project in the poster format, what kind of visual materials they will use, and how these illustrate the project or a particular aspect of the work.

(4) Roundtables

Roundtables run for one hour and provide opportunities for up to three participants with specific expertise with varying positions/opinions, to discuss with one another, and with members of the audience, issues or themes concerning the theme of the conference.

Abstracts for roundtables should include a short introduction and a list of questions to be discussed; they should also include a ‘Participants’ Perspectives’ section that outlines the perspective each speaker will bring to the discussion. Biographical notes of the participants (100 words each) and a list of keywords (up to 5), should also be submitted. Submission must be made through EasyChair at EasyChair.



Submission of abstracts for all of the above categories: 15 July, 2017
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 October, 2017



To assure consistency in the peer-review assessment process, abstracts must be submitted in English. However, as the languages of the conference are English and Chinese (both Putonghua and Cantonese), the preferred language of presentation should be made clear in the abstract submission form in EasyChair.



As in previous conferences, IATIS operates a policy limiting the number of abstracts submitted, as well as other matters relating to such conference issues as refunding of fees, and use of video and other material. The policy is now available in the “IATIS Policy” section. By participating in the conference, you agree to the terms of the policy.