The 21st AILA World Congress Call for proposals
The 21st AILA World Congress
Call for proposals
The 21st AILA World Congress will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia on 11-16 August 2024. It will also feature virtual components to accommodate participants joining remotely. The congress covers a variety of sub- themes and key issues.
Proposal submission DEADLINE extended to: 30 September 2023.
• Papers: 25 minutes
• Workshops: 90 minutes
• Symposia/AILA ReN: 2 hour slot/3 hour slot/4-5 hour slot (if you need a whole day, please let us know)
• Poster presentations: 25 minutes
Abstract Submission Rules:
Authors can present up to a maximum of 2 papers.
All authors are required to register to be listed in the congress program.
If authors are not attending in person, virtual registration fees applies.
AILA 2024 Conference Tracks
The following are some suggested conference sub-themes and topics.
TRACK 1: LANGUAGE DIVERSITY INCLUSIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
TRACK 2: LANGUAGE IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND PROFESSIONAL CONTEXTSTRACK 3: LANGUAGES FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (LSP), BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
TRACK 4: LINGUISTICS AND SOCIAL ISSUES
TRACK 5: LANGUAGES IN SOCIETY
TRACK 6: LANGUAGE IN USE
TRACK 7: LANGUAGE TEACHING, LEARNING AND ACQUISITION
TRACK 8: EARLY YEARS LANGUAGE EDUCATION
TRACK 9: LANGUAGES AND THE MIND
TRACK 10: LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
TRACK 11: LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN LANGUAGE EDUCATIONTRACK 12: LANGUAGE EDUCATION POLICY AND MANAGEMENTTRACK 13: OTHER WORKS ON RESEARCH IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS
TRACK 14: OPEN CALLS
NOTE: Languages for paper presentations are in English or Malay.
Call for Symposia/AILA ReN Presentations
The symposium presentation is a self-organised seminar of three (or more) papers on a common topic which are presented within the same session and are in line with the conference’s main theme, as well as one or more of the sub-themes.
Note: All Symposia/AILA ReN Chairs/Coordinators to submit an overall proposal of not more than 550 words. All Individual summaries of each presentation within the symposia /AILA ReN of 300 words each are to be submitted with presenter names as a single attachment in the proposal submission site.
The symposia can be presented in parts, e.g. Part 1, Part 2, etc. Please indicate the parts in the main title, e.g. Xxxxx xx xxxx (Part 1).
Please use this Symposia Template to upload your main proposal and individual abstracts.
(Please submit attachment in word document only).
Invited Workshops • Open Workshops
Workshops aim to provide participants with current trends in research, policies, and/or innovative programmes and practices in applied linguistics, language usage and language teaching and learning, which can be implemented, practised and advocated in participants’ respective countries. The workshop encourages interaction and sharing between trainers and participants.
Workshops are 90 minutes in length.
Call for Papers & Posters
Individual Abstract Submission
a) An abstract (maximum 300 words) for each presentation.
b) Abstract should include purpose of study, methodology, summary of findings/results, conclusion and significance / contributions of study.
c) Font face: Times New Roman, and size: 11 points.
d) Title, author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone and fax number, and email address should be included.
e) Abstract should be written in English or Malay. (An abstract written in Malay should include an English abstract)
f) All abstracts should be written in MS Word format (DOC or DOCX), and please save your abstract using this format:
Poster Submission Guidelines
Preparing a poster
The standard format of a poster follows that of an oral scientific presentation and includes Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions; Recommendations. A poster, like an oral presentation, cannot (and should not) contain all information you have on the topic. Scientific posters should stimulate interest rather than provide a detailed presentation. If all text is kept to a minimum (1000 words), a person should fully read your poster in less than 10 minutes. Since there will be many other posters, you must make sure your poster is interesting and visually slick if you hope to attract viewers.
Re-read your abstract once again – are the statements still accurate? The presentation must cover the same material as the abstract. Do not include an abstract on a poster!
General guidelines: – Artistry does not substitute for content. The relevance of the poster to field epidemiology should be apparent to viewers.
a) Think of the raw layout of your poster beforehand. Place the title at the top. Start with the Introduction at the upper left, finish with the recommendations at the lower right, with methods and results filling the central space.
b) Use short sentences, simple words, and bullets to illustrate your points. – Text should be broken up by including graphics or photos.
c) Self-explanatory graphics should dominate the poster. The success of a poster directly relates to the clarity of your illustrations and tables!
d) Avoid using jargon, acronyms, or unusual abbreviations. – Use a non-serif font (e.g., Arial) for the poster. – The poster (text and graphics) should be easily readable from a distance of about 2 metres. As a thumb rule, the text should be readable if the poster is printed out on an A4 sheet (e.g. Arial >24 points).
Title: Title should be in large fonts (e.g. Arial >80 points) and attract potential viewers. If possible, institute logos or affiliations should be minimised in size and put in the lower corner of the poster, or, alternatively, next to the title.
Introduction: Get your viewer interested about the issue or question while using the absolute minimum of background information and definitions. Put the objectives of your study at the end of your introduction.
Methods: Be short, but precise. State what study design you used and define your study population. Provide a case definition, if applicable. Mention statistical, laboratory and other methods that were used.
a) Briefly provide descriptive results (response rate, age and sex distribution).
b) Present data that more specifically addresses the issue/issues and refer to supporting charts or images.
c) Tables and graphs should stand on their own.
d) A minimal amount of text materials should supplement the graphic materials.
e) Use regions of empty space between poster elements to differentiate and accentuate these elements.
f) Graphic materials should be readable at a distance of 1.5-2.0 metres. The font size should be at least 1 cm high. Lines in illustrations should be larger than normal. – Use colours for emphasis, but do not overuse (2-3 colours are usually enough). Avoid using patterns or open bars in histograms. – Remove all non-essential information from graphs and tables (data curves not discussed by the poster; excess grid lines in tables). – Graphics and tables should have a complete title and legend.
Conclusion and recommendations: Comment on main results and discuss why they are conclusive and interesting. Discuss potential biases. What are your recommendations?
Acknowledgments/further information: Thank individuals for specific contributions to project; mention who has provided funding. Provide your e-mail address for further information. Making the poster
Preparing a poster takes time. Plan for a minimum of one week.
Usually a presentation software such as PowerPoint will be used. Format your PowerPoint slide on the size you’ll like to have it printed (ex 90×130 cm) by using the menu data -> format page. You can insert your text and graphics directly on that slide or copy-paste it from a Word document or a PowerPoint slide.
Print the poster in an A4 format to check for layout, colours, font size and spelling errors before printing it in large size.
After the poster is printed in large format, changes are no longer possible.
It is often useful to make a handout of your poster for distribution during the poster session.
Submitting an abstract
Conference Website: https://aila2024.com/call-for-proposals/
Sign in using the username and password you have created.
Click on “New Abstract” and start submitting.
After completing all details, click on the “Submit” button.
You will receive an email notification informing you that your abstract has been submitted. You will be notified once your paper is being accepted or declined.
Please repeat the same steps to submit another abstract.
You may sign in to edit your abstracts.
If you have questions regarding your abstract submission, please email to email@example.com.