1st Call



to be held in Prague, Czech Republic

on 24 – 28 May 2017

The theme of the conference is Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora


The conference will follow the typical ICAME format: on Wednesday, we will start with pre-conference workshops (which may start before lunch), which will be followed by the first plenary lecture and a welcome reception. Other regulars include the boat trip on Friday afternoon and the gala dinner on Saturday evening. The conference will end at lunchtime on Sunday.

Conference Venue and Accommodation

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. The venue is in the city centre, overlooking the Vltava River and the Prague Castle, within easy reach from most parts of the city by the underground or by other means of public transport. Links to several accommodation options will be provided at the conference website before registration opens.

Academic Programme

The programme will comprise workshop sessions, four plenary lectures, full papers, work-in-progress reports, and a poster session.

The following speakers have agreed to give plenaries at the conference:

  • Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Michaela Mahlberg, University of Birmingham
  • Michael Stubbs, Universität Trier
  • Wolfgang Teubert, University of Birmingham

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of abstracts for papers that reflect – but are not limited to – the conference theme Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora.

  • Full papers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion
  • Work-in-progress reports will be allowed 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for  discussion
  • Posters: presenters will briefly (5 minutes) introduce their posters during a special session; posters must be maximum A0 size (portrait), and will be on display during the whole conference.

Abstracts should be between 400 and 500 words long (excluding references). Authors may submit a maximum of two abstract if at least one of these is co-authored. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of January 2017.  The online submission system will open in November. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 December 2016.

Call for Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday 24 May 2017. If you would like to convene a workshop, please send your proposal containing a short description (about 400 words) directly to the organizers at icame38@ff.cuni.cz . Please include an estimate of the number of participants (i.e. how much time you need for the workshop). If more time is needed the workshops can start before lunch on Wednesday.

The deadline for submission of workshop proposals is 15 October 2016. If you have already sent us your proposal there is no need to re-send it, unless you would like to make some changes. The convenors will be notified of the acceptance of their workshop (and time allotted) by the end of October.

Organising Committee

The local organising committee consists of Anna Čermáková, Markéta Malá, Marcela Šaldová, Pavlína Šaldová and Ondřej Tichý

Conference Website and Contact

If you wish to get in touch with the organizers, please use the following e-mail address icame38@ff.cuni.cz

All relevant information about the conference will be posted on https://icame.ff.cuni.cz/


We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague!

The ICAME 38 team

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