The following conference looks like it could be quite interesting, and an excellent excuse to get to Switzerland at the same time. It’s a bit outside of my subspecialty, but much writing for academic publication is submitted, reviewed, and revised digitally these days, and so could be potentially relevant to the conference theme.

AILA-Europe and VALS-ASLA welcome you to the 7th Junior Researchers Meeting in Applied Linguistics

10th–12th September 2015

Hosted by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

The Junior Researchers Meeting allows early career applied linguists to present their research and network in an interactive and informal international environment. “Junior Researchers” include those working on their Master’s and PhD theses, as well as those who have graduated within the last three years.

At the conference, each paper session will have designated senior researchers as commentators to guarantee questions and discussion. The programme will also include workshops on various aspects of academic career, such as publishing and seeking for funding.

The conference focuses on language use in digital environments within and across educational, academic, professional and everyday settings. Besides this conference focus, papers on other areas of applied linguistics are welcome. A paper may present also work in progress.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 350 words (excluding the title) to:

Plenary speakers

Prof. Dr. Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University, USA
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chistina Gitsaki, Zayed University Dubai, UAE
Prof. Dr. Daniel Perrin, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Wibke Weber, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Important dates

Submission closes March 30, 2015
Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2015
Early bird registration: July 30, 2015
Final registration: August 30, 2015

Conference venue

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
School of Applied Linguistics
Theaterstrasse 15c, P.O. Box
8401 Winterthur

The city and region of Winterthur is an independent and dynamic center in the Zurich economic area with a population of around 180,000. Over 75,000 people are employed in one of more than 7,500 firms and enterprises. Winterthur is also home to the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), which is one of Switzerland’s largest multi-disciplinary universities of applied sciences and has turned Winterthur into a vibrant university town.

Organising committee

Prof. Dr. Daniel Perrin
Dr. Aleksandra Gnach
Deborah Harzenmoser