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Calls: Computational Linguistics, Writing Systems/France

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Date: 01-Sep-2021
From: Yannis Haralambous <>
Subject: Grapholinguistics in the 21st Century
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Full Title: Grapholinguistics in the 21st Century
Short Title: G21C

Date: 08-Jun-2022 - 10-Jun-2022
Location: Palaiseau, France
Contact Person: Yannis Haralambous
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Writing Systems

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2022

Meeting Description:

G21C (Grapholinguistics in the 21st Century, also called /gʁafematik/) is a biennial conference bringing together disciplines concerned with grapholinguistics and more generally the study of writing systems and their representation in written communication. The conference aims to reflect on the current state of research in the area, and on the role that writing and writing systems play in neighboring disciplines like computer science and information technology, communication, typography, psychology, and pedagogy. In particular it aims to study the effect of the growing importance of Unicode with regard to the future of reading and writing in human societies. Reflecting the richness of perspectives on writing systems, G21C is actively interdisciplinary, and welcomes proposals from researchers from the fields of computer science and information technology, linguistics, communication, pedagogy, psychology, history, and the social sciences.

G21C aims to create a space for the discussion of the range of approaches to writing systems, and specifically to bridge approaches in linguistics, informatics, and other fields. It will provide a forum for
explorations in terminology, methodology, and theoretical approaches relating to the delineation of an emerging interdisciplinary area of research that intersects with intense activity in practical implementations of writing systems.

The Grapholinguistics in the 21st Century Conference is kindly endorsed by ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) and by ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale).

The first edition of G21C was held in Brest, France, on June 14-15, 2018 and the second edition was held online on June 17-19, 2020. It is sponsored by the LabSTICC CNRS laboratory (UMR 6285)

We welcome proposals from all disciplines concerned with the study of written language, writing systems, and their implementation in information systems. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

Epistemology of grapholinguistics: history, onomastics, topics, interaction with other disciplines
Foundations of grapholinguistics, graphemics and graphetics
History and typology of writing systems, comparative graphemics/graphetics
Semiotics of writing and of writing systems
Computational/formal graphemics/graphetics
Grapholinguistic theory of Unicode encoding
Orthographic reforms, theory and practice
Graphemics/graphetics and multiliteracy
Writing and art / Writing in art
Typographemics, typographetics
Texting, latinization, new forms of written language
ASCII art, emoticons and other pictorial uses of graphemes
The future of writing, of writing systems and styles
Graphemics/graphetics of science-fiction and astrolinguistics
Graphemics/graphetics and font technologies
Graphemics/graphetics in steganography and computer security (phishing, typosquatting, etc.)
Graphemics/graphetics in art, media and communication / Aesthetics of writing in the digital era
Graphemics/graphetics in experimental psychology and cognitive sciences
Teaching graphemics/graphetics, the five Ws and one H
Grapholinguistic applications in natural language processing and text mining
Grapholinguistic applications in optical character recognition and information technologies

Submission deadline: January 10, 2022
Notification of acceptance: April 4, 2022
Conference: June 8-10, 2022
Submission of paper for Proceedings: September 5, 2022

For more information on the conference please visit:
and follow

To submit a presentation proposal please connect to and provide an extended anonymous abstract of at least 500 and at most 1,000 words, followed by at least 10 (ten) bibliographical references, in the form of a PDF file.

Proposals not respecting these constraints will not be considered.

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