Submission Guidelines

All submissions for papers, lightning talks, workshops & symposia will be evaluated by our scientific committee according to: their contribution to SFL; their relevance to the conference theme; the coherence & clarity of the abstract; and the originality and importance of the paper.

Papers & Workshops

Submissions for workshops and papers will be accepted through EasyChair here between 6th November 2019 and 19th January 2020. Proposals will need to include:

  • Title of paper / workshop
  • Name of presenter(s) & affiliation(s)
  • Abstract of up to 250 words (excluding references)
  • Keywords (up to 5)
  • Request for specialist equipment or room
  • Conference Strand that most aligns with paper (choose 1)

Papers should highlight the main contributions of the paper to SFL and to the conference theme. They should last no more than 20 minutes to allow 5 minutes for questions at the end. 

Workshops should be practical and involve participants in activities. Ideally, participants will experience methods of SFL analysis. All workshops need to state the level of prior knowledge or experience expected. If more than one hour is required, this should be stated on the submission form.

Lightning Talks

Submissions for Lightning Talks will be accepted through EasyChair here between 6th November 2019 and 19th January 2020. Proposals will need to include:

  • Title of paper / workshop
  • Name of presenter(s) & affiliation(s)
  • Abstract of up to 100 words (excluding references). You are advised to highlight the main contributions of the paper to SFL and to the conference theme.
  • Keywords (up to 3)
  • Conference Strand that most aligns with paper (choose 1)

Lightning Talks will be given just 10 minutes each. They should present an idea briefly and coherently, in a similar manner to TED Talks (see www.ted.com for examples). Lightning Talks should particularly attract inexperienced presenters, students, early career researchers, and researchers new to SFL and presentations of preliminary findings.

Symposia

Proposals for a symposium need to be made directly to the organising committee between 6th November 2019 and 19th January 2020 at esflc2020@shu.ac.uk . The submission needs to include:

  • Title
  • Name, affiliation & contact details of Chair
  • Length of time required for symposium (in multiples of 30 minutes)
  • Names of speakers & abstracts (up to 250 words, excluding references) for all talks
  • Outline of discussion / roundtable including participants, chair & proposed topics for discussion.

A Symposium needs to be focussed on a single topic or theme (see list of Symposia for examples). The organiser(s) of each symposium are responsible for: inviting speakers; deciding on the theme (which should be aligned with the conference theme as far as possible); gathering abstracts (up to 250 words, excluding references) and biographical information (up to 40 words) from each speaker; organising the order of the symposium; and any discussion or roundtable session. The information, including the total length of the symposium, is then sent to the conference organisers who will elicit comments & feedback from members of the scientific committee.

Key Dates

Call for Papers
1st November 2019

Submission opens
15th November 2019
Submit a Paper

Submission closes
10th January 2020
24th January 2020

Early Bird Registration opens
30th January 2020
Register Online

Notification of acceptance
28th February 2020

Standard Registration
16th March 2020
13th April 2020

Registration closes
7th June 2020

Conference starts
1st July 2020