Euralex 2008
XIII Euralex Internacional Congress
25 years studying dictionaries

July 15 - 19 2008

Call for papers

We remind all contributors that the final paper will only be included in the Proceedings if we have received the paper and the submitter has registered and paid for congress participation by March 30, 2008. We have an extremely tight publication schedule to ensure the volume will be ready for distribution in July and consequently the March 30th deadline is firm and no exceptions will be made.

Guidelines for contributors

Papers, posters and software demonstrations are invited on all topics of lexicography, including, but not limited to, the following fields, which are the main focus of the congress:

  1. Computational Lexicography and Lexicology
  2. The Dictionary-Making Process
  3. Reports on Lexicographical and Lexicological Projects
  4. Bilingual Lexicography
  5. Lexicography for Specialised Languages - Terminology and Terminography
  6. Historical and Scholarly Lexicography and Etymology
  7. Dictionary Use
  8. Phraseology and Collocation
  9. Lexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
  10. Other topics.

The main topics are not meant to exclude any lexicographic topic. Papers, posters and demonstrations that are relevant to the congress, but which do not fit into any of the categories 1-9, will be reviewed nonetheless and considered for presentation.


Submissions may be one of the following types: Contributed full papers, Contributed short papers & project notes, Software demonstrations, Posters, Student papers.

All submissions will be evaluated anonymously by at least two reviewers. The Scientific Committee will be aided in this task by a panel of external referees. The programme will be selected by the programme committee.

  • Contributed papers
    There are two types of contributed papers.
    • Full papers should be timed for 30 minutes;
    • Short papers and project notes will be allowed 20 minutes.
    All contributed papers will be followed by a 10-minute discussion period.
  • Software demonstrations
    We are particularly interested in well-prepared software demonstrations, presentations of electronic dictionaries, corpora, tools, etc. These demonstrations will be allowed a 30-minute time slot at the congress (they may be presented more than once).

    Submissions proposing software demonstrations should include a description of the functions, underlying approach implementation of the software, possibly an indication of a URL, and hardware/software requirements. Technical facilities will be available, however, we would ask everyone submitting proposals to indicate well in advance exactly what technical facilities they need.
  • Posters
    A poster session is planned. Appropriate facilities will be provided on the Congress site.
  • Student papers
    A special session for short presentations by students (15-minute slots) is planned.

To submit your proposal

E-mail submission is required (PLEASE NOTE: this is a change from past practice).

The submission process has two parts.

  1. Abstract registration
    First, authors are asked to fill out an abstract registration form, which provides the congress organisers with important administrative information.
  2. Abstract submission
    Once the registration process is successfully completed, authors are asked to send by e-mail to the address an MS-Word or RTF attachment with the title of their contribution and the submission (authors are asked to refrain from including their names in the attachment, but please ensure that the title of the submission is the same as the one registered).

    Format guidelines for submissions:
    • Font: Times New Roman, 12pt
    • Spacing: double-spaced
    • Number of pages:
      • Contributed Papers: 6-8 pages
      • Student Papers: 4 pages
      • Software Demonstrations: 4 pages
      • Posters: 1-2 pages

    Once we have received the file and have checked to see that everything is in order, you will receive a message confirming that your submission will be reviewed for presentation at Euralex 2008.

Authors whose submissions are accepted will receive a style guide for the preparation of the final version of the paper to be published in the Proceedings immediately before the congress.


Oral presentations may be made in any language, but unfortunately interpreting services will not be provided. Authors are asked to submit their proposals in one of the following languages in order to ensure proper review: English, Catalan, Spanish, French or German.

Important dates:
  • November 24, 2007: Deadline for receipt of preliminary versions of papers by congress organisers.
  • February 1, 2008: Dispatch of notifications of acceptance/rejection.
  • March 30, 2008: Deadline for receipt of papers for inclusion in the Proceedings.

 Euralex 2008. Universitat Pompeu Fabra. La Rambla 30-32. 08002 Barcelona

Institut Universitari de Lingüística Aplicada Universitat Pompeu Fabra European Association for Lexicography