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Mon Jul 25 2011

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Spain

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        1.     Miguel A. Candel-Mora , International Conference Digital Storytelling

Message 1: International Conference Digital Storytelling
Date: 25-Jul-2011
From: Miguel A. Candel-Mora <relatodigitalstorytellinggmail.com>
Subject: International Conference Digital Storytelling
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Full Title: International Conference Digital Storytelling
Short Title: dst2012

Date: 21-Mar-2012 - 23-Mar-2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Contact Person: Carmen Gregori-Signes
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uv.es/digitalstory

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2011

Meeting Description:

International Conference Digital Storytelling
21st-23rd March2012
Valencia, Spain

The Inter-university Institute for Applied Modern Languages of the
Comunitat Valenciana (IULMA) & the Departament de Filologia Anglesa i
Alemanya at the Universitat de València will be hosting the International
Conference on Digital Storytelling between the 21st and 23rd of March 2012
in Valencia (Spain).

Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of
storytelling. It combines music, narrative, and multimedia and the voice of
the author and has become both an educational and a cultural phenomenon.
Digital Storytelling is currently being used in more than 80 countries with
many different applications, including education, tourism, marketing,
history, and self-expression, among others.

In this conference we hope to gather here in Valencia those who want to
share and explore these new pedagogical/socio-cultural dimensions of
digital storytelling as well as those who wish to learn how the use of
technology has helped transform the whole experience of storytelling into
an exciting new form of personal or professional expression that is within
everyone's reach.

For more information, you can visit the conference website:


Call for Papers:

Important Dates:

15th October 2011: Online abstract submission closes. Abstracts will not be
accepted after this date
15th November 2011: Notification of acceptance or rejection
30th January 2012: All authors of accepted abstracts submit a full paper

All conference proceedings will be published in a CD-Rom. A selection of
papers will also appear as a volume in a prestigious international
publication to be determined.

We invite you to submit contributions on any of the following themes:

1. Digital Storytelling in Education (primary education, secondary
education, university education and education for adults)
2. Digital Storytelling and Foreign Language Teaching
3. Digital Storytelling and Society
4. Digital Storytelling and Culture
5. Digital Storytelling in the Scientific-Technical Fields
6. Community and Personal Storytelling
7. Technical Aspects and/or Innovative Tools in Digital Storytelling
8. Digital Narratives in Web 2.0. (blogs, social networks, wikis, etc.) [a
very limited number of contributions will be accepted in this last field]


We will accept two types of contributions:

A) Oral Presentations

These will deal with the formally descriptive aspects of digital
storytelling and help understand the characteristics of digital
storytelling as a genre. The presentations will last a maximum of 20
minutes (including any audiovisual materials displayed) and will be
followed by questions and answers. Multiple-authored presentations are

B) Digital Video-Posters

These will consist of a video self-presentation which will include a
description of the project and an example of a digital story. The whole
video should not last more than 6 minutes.

Languages: English, Spanish and Valencian


Deadline: 15th of October
Notification of acceptance: 15th of November
Format: Font: Cambria 12; single spaced
Word limit: 300 words

Abstracts should be structured as follows:

- Background: indicate the purpose and objective of the research, the
hypothesis that was tested or a description of the topic being analyzed or
- Methods: describe the setting/location for the study, study design,
participants and methods of analysis used
- Results: present as clearly and detailed as possible and in a summarized
form the features on which the discussion of results will be centred

Full Papers:

Deadline: 30th of January
Submitting the full paper is a requirement to take part in the conference.

Please submit a full paper of 2,000-2,500 words including abstract, 4
keywords and bibliography by the 30th of January.

The organizing Committee reserves the right to decline participation if a
paper does meet the objectives set by the abstract.

For the submission and review process, we will use the Easychair conference
management system:



Due to the nature of the digital story we have decided to substitute the
traditional poster with video-digital-posters. These will be projected in a
showroom dedicated exclusively to that purpose.

What is a video poster?

- The final product looks like a video that should include a description of
the project + an example of that project in the form of digital story.
- Step 1. You may use power point slides in order to explain the details,
objectives and characteristics of the Project. You may also add voice-over.
- Or instead you may just leave a static images/s and have a voice over
describing the project itself. [This first step should not exceed 2-3 minutes]
- Step 2. Add an example of a digital story that illustrates the previous.
The digital story itself should not exceed 4 minutes.
- Tools: you can use Windows Movie Maker to join images/power point slides
with the digital story itself.
- Or if you use Photo-Story, you can dedicate the first one or two images
to the description of the Project with a voice over.

Organizing Committee:

Conference Conveners: Carmen Gregori-Signes, Barry Pennock-Speck
Conference Secretaries: María Alcantud-Díaz, Anna Brígido-Corachán
Members of Organizing Committee: Laura Monrós-Gaspar, Garikoitz
Knörr-de-Santiago, Miguel Ángel Candel-Mora, José Saiz-Molina, Alicia

Further Contact Information:


Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació, Avenida Blasco Ibáñez, 32,
Valencia, 46010, Spain
Phone: +34 96 - 386 - 4058
FAX: + 34 96 - 386 - 4161
Department Secretary: + 34 96 -386 - 4262

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