[CFP] trans‐kom Special Issue related to ILKR 2017

CfP: trans‐kom Special Issue related to ILKR 2017
“Industry 4.0 meets Language and Knowledge Resources”

Description of the call:

trans-kom is an academic journal for translation and technical communication research published solely on the Internet. trans‐kom publishes research findings and contributions to academic discourse on subjects concerning translation and interpreting, technical communication, language for special purposes, terminology, and related fields.

Recently, new topics have come to the fore in technical communication, such as “Information 4.0”, “Linked (Open) Data” and “Augmented Reality”, just to name a few. It seems to be clear that the future will bring about new ways of producing, presenting and consuming technical content, not least due to the widespread use of mobile devices. An overarching question is what research in the fields of translation and technical communication can contribute to all that at the interface between the industry 4.0 world and the language and knowledge resources world. Since there is a pressing need for academic reflection on this, the following topics should be explored further in a dedicated trans‐kom Special Issue (to be published in June 2018):
– The present and the future of technical content production, presentation, consumption
– Industry 4.0 and its relation to language service providers and language service clients
– Multimodality and accessibility of technical content for lay and expert audiences
– Processing big language data in various formats and media
– Present and future business opportunities for language service providers related to language and knowledge resources

Submission guidelines:

For submissions, the trans‐kom publication guidelines (http://trans‐kom.eu/index‐en.html) apply. In addition to the editors mentioned on the trans‐kom website, please submit your manuscript electronically as an e‐mail attachment (if necessary, on a data medium) also to the Special Issue guest editor:

Georg Löckinger
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Engineering
Stelzhamerstrasse 23
4600 Wels

31 October 2017 Deadline for submitting manuscripts (approx. 10 to 40 pages A4) to the trans‐kom editors and the Special Issue guest editor

8 January 2018 Deadline for notification of authors about review results

28 February 2018 Deadline for submitting final version of manuscripts

June 2018 Publication of trans‐kom Special Issue

Special Issue review committee
Rute Costa
Christian Galinski
Blanca Stella Giraldo
Dagmar Gromann
Gernot Hebenstreit
María Cecilia Plested
Laurent Romary
Klaus‐Dirk Schmitz
Hanne Erdman Thomsen