Organizing a conference

a PORT for Modern Languages tutorial

1 Introduction

1.5 Call for papers

Researchers regularly receive – directly or indirectly – 'calls for papers' , which means that yours will have to be catchy, neat and informative if you want to attract their interest.
It should indicate in the clearest way:

  • aim of the conference
  • format of the conference (symposium, workshop, round-table, etc.)
  • issues to be covered
  • date and venue
  • length of papers
  • deadline for provisional titles and abstracts (as well as a word limit)
  • address for submission
  • fees (if any)
  • scholarships (if any)

As to its dissemination, it should be sent to

  • academic departments and centres dealing with the subject of your conference
  • specialized mailing lists and newsgroups