We invite contributions to SIGN8 as follows:
The conference will have both paper and poster presentations, as well as interactive workshops. SLOTS for paper presentations in all sessions are 30 minutes (presenters should aim at 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes questions/discussion). Posters will be displayed throughout the conference, and in addition, specific time will be dedicated to poster sessions. Slots for workshops are either 45 minutes (single slot) or 90 minutes (double slot).
In all sessions, papers and posters can be in the form of in-progress reports, in order to share information about topics, regions, and situations where completed research is not yet available.Papers and posters will be distributed over three sessions. The indicative topics for the sessions are listed below, but other allied topics are possible as long as they support the aims of the conference.
Session 1: Sign language and linguistics
Session 2: Community, Culture and Education
Session 3: Sign Language, Linguistics and Deaf communities in Brazil
This session covers the same topics as Session 1 and Session 2, but must focus on Brazil as the target region
Workshops can relate to any of the above topics. Submissions must demonstrate clearly that there will be an interactive element in the workshop, which will involve the workshop participants. This can include activities such as hands-on training, panel discussion, guided group work, interactive demonstration sessions, and the like. Sessions consisting of a presentation-style format only are not acceptable as workshop submissions and should be submitted as presentations.
We encourage submissions by groups of people, but submissions by individuals are possible. Submissions for double slots (90 minutes) should specify the structure of the workshop (e.g. 10 minutes introduction, 60 minutes hands-on training, 20 minutes participant feedback)
Submission of abstracts: 14/05/2017
Notification of acceptance: 12 June 2017
CONFERENCE LANGUAGES are International Sign (IS) and Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS); the languages of written communication are English and Brazilian Portuguese. Presentations must be in International Sign or in Brazilian Sign Language. Prospective participants should ensure that their presentation can be delivered in IS or LIBRAS, and contact the organisers for support if in doubt.
SUBMISSIONS should be in IS or LIBRAS. If you are unable to submit a signed abstract, e.g. for technical reasons, we can exceptionally accept your abstract in English or Brazilian Portuguese. Submissions are limited to two abstracts per person as single and/or joint author. Submission options are: