[Event] Media for All 8 – Complex Understandings

Media for All 8 – Complex Understandings

University of Stockholm, Sweden

17-19 June 2019


Call for papers

The organizers for Media for All 8 welcome papers in four different formats: workshops, panels, presentations and posters.

Conference themes

  1. Mediating understanding on screen: subtitling, dubbing, voice-over, interpreting, narration, opera and theatre surtitling, localisation;
  2. Media access: subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing, live subtitling, respeaking, audio description, audio subtitling, sign language interpreting, speech to text interpreting;
  3. Fan translation: fansubbing, fandubbing, scanlation etc.
  4. Research methodology and interdisciplinary approaches;
  5. Innovation and new technologies: formats, platforms; AVT and social media;
  6. AVT in the global market: production and distribution, new trends, tools, needs, project management;
  7. Professional practice and ethics: labour market, working conditions, standardisation and harmonisation, productivity, costs, professional organisations, intellectual property rights, crowdsourcing;
  8. Quality standards and quality assurance;
  9. Reception research and audience needs, broadcasting for minority audiences;
  10. Censorship, manipulation and history of AVT;
  11. AVT training: curricula, new needs, standards, didactics and skills.

Call for workshop proposals

The day preceding the conference will include a number of workshops with a duration of either a full or a half day. We invite proposals for high-quality workshops within the scope of the conference (see also the themes below), which will give participants hands on experience of new approaches, new technology or new techniques in the fields of AVT and MA. Workshops could include new techniques, systems and practices for practitioners, as well as new approaches and methods for researchers.

A proposal for a workshop should include a description of the topic that will be taught as well as a detailed description of the planning of the workshop and what the participants can expect.

Deadline for submitting a workshop proposal is May 30, 2018.

Call for panel proposals

The organizers are opening up spaces for a few high-quality panels within the aim and scope of the conference. We invite panel proposals which focus on one specific theme of the conference (see below) and which are organized so that discussions with the audience are encouraged. Panels should have high scientific and academic quality, and panel organizers will present a suggested theme and draft programme for the panel. If the panel is accepted, panel organizers will also pre-screen the abstracts for each participant in the panel. Panel participants will be encouraged to submit speaking points rather than a paper. Each panel will have a duration of sixty minutes.

Deadline for submitting a panel proposal is May 30, 2018.

Call for poster proposals

The conference will include a poster exhibition and time will be set aside for a poster presentation slot. We therefore hope to see many high-quality applications for posters. We consider the poster format very valuable for presenting projects, whether they be completed studies or as work-in-progress. We would like to stress the importance of the visual element of posters, and thus encourage those researchers attending with a poster to prioritize the visual benefits of the poster, thus downsizing the written presentation, in order to ensure discussion and interaction with fellow scholars. There will be an award for the best poster.

Deadline for submitting a poster proposal is September 20, 2018.

Call for paper presentation proposals

The individual oral presentation of papers is the backbone of this conference. We welcome abstracts on, or related to, all the themes listed below. We encourage speakers to speak freely when presenting, rather than reading aloud from a pre-prepared paper. Spots for presentations will be 30 minutes long, including a ten-minute session for questions. Even though the organizers are preparing many slots for presentations, we will only accept high-quality contributions, which will be judged in a double-blinded peer review process. Depending on the content and the format of the paper presented in the abstract, the organizers may suggest resubmission in a different format.

Deadline for submitting a paper presentation proposal is September 20, 2018.

Submission instructions

Presentations should be prepared using Guidelines for an Accessible Presentation (PDF)