Call for Proposals

Speaker proposal submission opening day:  30 June 2015

Speaker proposal submission deadline:  30 November 2015

Call for Speaker Proposals & Poster Presentations 

The conference, organized by FH JOANNEUM UAS, invites the submission of papers on a wide range of topics in the area of teaching ESP in higher education with the main focus on examples from evidence-based practice. We would like to encourage you to submit conceptually or empirically focused abstracts.

Hence, we are now calling for abstracts on the theme of the conference. These could be either talks (40 minutes), workshops (80 minutes) or posters. All abstracts will be reviewed by our Proposals Committee using a double-blind review process. Those proposals accepted will be published in the conference programme.

The deadline for the submission of speaker proposals is 30 November 2015. Please send all proposals to the following email address:

Note that the abstracts for the speaker proposals must not exceed 250 words in length, are to be written in English and include a short biodata piece of a maximum of 50 words. Also note that you must not be involved in more than two speaker proposal submissions. Please indicate whether you would like to give a 40-minute talk that includes a 10-minute discussion, organise an 80-minute workshop or present a poster. For further information see Guidelines-for-Speaker-Proposals_Final

Call for Papers for Conference Proceedings

We would also like to encourage you to submit a summary of your presentation for consideration for inclusion in the 8th UAS Language Instructors’ Conference Proceedings. The Conference Proceedings is a refereed publication and carries an ISBN number. Please bear in mind that your summary should be written before the conference and submitted to the Editorial Committee by 28 February 2016. All papers should contain a maximum of 2000 words and are to be written in English. Once submitted, they are read blind by two members of the Editorial Committee. Papers which exceed the word limit, promote particular institutions or products or do not reflect the theme of the conference will be excluded. Please consult  Guidelines-for-Proceedings-Authors_final

Call for Speaker Proposals & Poster Presentations Call for Papers for Conference Proceedings
A call for those who would like to present their research results either in the form of a talk, in a workshop or in a poster session. The posters have to be sent to the conference organizers by 30 April 2016. The format is A0.

A call for those who would like to have their accepted conference papers published in the conference proceedings (ISBN publication).

See also the Author’s Agreement document:


Target Groups – Who should participate?

  • Language instructors at Universities of Applied Sciences
  • University lecturers
  • Teachers in secondary education
  • HR representatives of companies
  • Policymakers


Key Benefits – Why attend?

  • Knowledge: gain an insight into the vast array of contemporary issues in ESP.
  • Professional development: develop your pedagogical and research skills.
  • Networking: meet fellow professionals who have shared interests and goals.
  • Teaching resources: hear and share ESP ideas for classroom use.
  • Disseminate: be heard as an expert in ESP and contribute to the conference proceedings.


We look forward to welcoming you to the 8th Austrian UAS Language Instructors’ Conference in Graz in May 2016.

Important Dates

30 November 2015Submission deadline for speaker proposals
November– December 2015Proposals review process
21 December 2015Notification of acceptance to speakers
28 February 2016Early-bird registration deadline
28 February 2016Full paper submission deadline: Papers will be provided edited in a digital and paper format (with an ISBN number) to all conference participants
15 April 2016Deadline for revised papers
30 April 2016Poster submission deadline
5 May 2016Registration deadline
20–21 May 2016Conference