Call for Papers-IV International Scientific Conference



Dear colleagues, RUDN university represented by a chair of foreign languages (Science faculty) and Internship Organisation Employment Assistance Department is honoured to inform you about IV International Scientific Conference «Language and Education in Information Society» (LEIS) (March 26, 2018)


Against a backdrop of evolving technologies and shifting sociocultural and political dynamics, the 2018 LEIS conference theme, Language and Education in Information Society, encourages scholars to delve more deeply into a concept inextricably linked with communication. LEIS is particularly concerned with language, linguistics and critical perspectives, theory, pedagogical values, analysis, practice based research and designs for learning. The special focus of the conference is research and practice that addresses relational and interactional aspects of learning and development with an emphasis on dialogical learning, collaborative learning, networked learning and students’ independent work.


The LEIS Scientific Committee has a strong commitment of providing opportunities for conference participants to exchange knowledge and ideas, communicate and learn from each other. The conference programme combines a number of sessions and events that are designed specifically to promote interactions among the participants. These range from more formal Oral and Poster sessions, through parallel Invited Session presentations, Workshop discussions and Live Performances to informal coffee breaks and optional social activities.

We welcome contributions which address any aspects of language, linguistics and studying and teaching languages, formal and informal education, new technologies in education, and digital learning, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • interdisciplinary linguistic research;
  • formal and informal education;
  • English language for academic purposes;
  • English language for professional purposes;
  • technology-enhanced education;
  • students’ independent work;
  • theories, methodologies, and design for networked learning;
  • diversity and multiculturalism in education;
  • teacher education for new and prospective teachers;
  • multidisciplinary research and education.


Proposals for organized panel sessions are welcomed. Panel proposals on the conference theme must include a 400-word rationale explaining how the panel fits the conference theme and 150-word summary of the rationale to appear in the conference program.


  • All individual presentations will be 20 minutes, including 5 minutes’ Q&A time.
  • Abstracts should be kept to a maximum of 300 words (excluding references).

NOTE: EACH SUBMITTER / AUTHOR IS LIMITED TO TWO (2) PEER-REVIEWED SUBMISSIONS (INCLUDING ALL PAPERS AND PANELS), but please note that you can only be first author for one contribution.

  • Abstracts of conference papers and conference papers are reviewed by academic staff of the Conference Organising Committee and reviewers all over the world.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 February 2018
Notice of acceptance: 15 February 2018
Programme announcement: 1 March 2018
Deadline for full paper submission: 1 March 2018



Submission of your abstract or proposal does NOT automatically register you for the conference itself. If your abstract or proposal is accepted for presentation at LEIS, you will be notified in mid-January 2018 and must then register for the conference. Online registration for the conference will be available mid-February 2018.

Everyone planning to attend the conference must complete the registration process.

All abstract submissions must be completed online no later than 1 February 2018. To avoid technical problems, early submission is strongly encouraged. The conference submission website will go online around 1 January 2018. To reach the conference website, go to the LEIS homepage at and follow the link for 2018 Conference Submission. Deadline for full paper submission: 1 March 2018.

E-mail address: Each conference participant must use one and only one e-mail address for all submissions. You should consider this your unique identification for all LEIS purposes.

Exclusive submissions: Each paper/proposal may be submitted to only one theme session. Submission of the same paper/proposal to more than one section is not permitted, and will disqualify the paper for presentation. You are welcome, however, to submit different papers or proposals to the same or different sections.

Categories of Submissions: Three categories of submissions may be accepted:

  1. Full research papers, which report interesting and relevant research. Ensure that you point out in your discussion section how your findings have broad relevance internationally and contribute something new to our knowledge of the aspects adressed.

These papers should have a clear structure: from setting the relevance of the chosen topic, with a consistent step-by-step resolution of the tasks posed by the researcher, to a concrete substantiated conclusion. The necessary structural elements are: Introduction (Topicality, Background literature, Theoretical Background, the last section of the Introduction states the purpose of the research. The purpose can usually be summarized in a few sentences. Hypotheses are also included here at the end of this section. It should be clear – which gap in the existing knowledge will be filled in with your paper), Research / Method (including description of materials / participants, equipment, procedure), Results and Discussion, Conclusion.

  1. Non-research papers, providing detailed and contextualized reports of educational aspects, such as curriculum planning, materials design, and classroom implementation. Very-well documented discussions that make an original contribution to the profession. We cannot accept literature reviews as journal papers, unless these are state-of-the-art papers that are both comprehensive and expertly drafted by an experienced specialist.
  2. Papers critically examining conceptual issues.


When submitting, please specify if your paper is a full research paper or a non-research paper.

Authors are encouraged to conform to international standards of drafting. Papers should be fully-referenced and should use an APA format. Do not include references that are not referred to in the manuscript.


  1. Included the no prior submission undertaking?

This is an original publication and has not been published elsewhere and has not been submitted elsewhere. 

  1. Only MS Document format is accepted.
  2. All URL addresses in the text are activated.
  3. Specify if your paper is a full research paper or a non-research paper.
  4. The text is spaced 1.5 between lines, uses 12 point font and underlining only where underlining is required in the final publication.
  5. Tables are included in the manuscript at the point they are intended to appear, preceded by a table caption.
  6. Pictures and graphs are included in the manuscript at the point they are intended to appear, followed by a caption.
  7. All permissions have been cleared for any copyrighted material.
  8. In the e-mail message, indicate what is new about your study.
  9. Provide your bio data in about 100 words.
  10. Use the APA referencing style.
  11. Word length – 6,000 to 8,000 words (unless the individual agreement between a participant and LEIS Organising committee state otherwise).


All submissions are peer reviewed, and accepted papers published in the conference proceedings, with selected papers published in Journal of Language and Education (

Once the papers have been accepted, authors will receive a Formal Notice of Acceptance & Publication which will precede the publication. The proceedings of the conference will be indexed in a number of databases.


Registering panelists: All panelists must agree in advance of submission to participate as panel presenters AND to register for the LEIS conference.

Texts needed: If your panel session will include individual presentations, you (the session organizer) also need to obtain a title and 150-word abstract from each presenter before submitting. Also before submitting, you need to prepare a 400-word rationale for your panel proposal and a 75-word panel description for the conference program.

Entering the panel: If you are the panel organizer, once you have the required information for each participant, you will then visit the website, submit the panel proposal, and enter all panel information. You will be able to enter the panel title, rationale, panel description, chair/discussant, presentation titles, abstracts, and any other required information by cutting and pasting the text from your word-processing program.



Phone: 9099781285



Authorship: Authors must give credit through references or notes to the original author of any idea or concept presented in the paper or proposal. This includes direct quotations and paraphrases.

Publication or presentation history: If material in your presentation has been published, presented, or accepted for publication or presentation, this must be disclosed in your paper or proposal and may make your submission ineligible, depending on the Division/Interest Group.

Conference attendance: If your panel, paper, or interactive display presentation is accepted for an ICA conference, you have a commitment to register for and attend the conference and perform your assigned role. All chairs and respondents also make this commitment. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from attending, you should find a substitute to perform your duties and notify the program chair and Division or Interest Group contact person.

Self-Plagiarism (or duplicate publications): Self-plagiarism involves an author presenting earlier published material as original and new. Self-plagiarism is often not an issue, but it must be transparent and limited. A critical issue involved in self-plagiarism is the degree to which it is clear whether the author is drawing from earlier manuscripts/research. Covert self-plagiarism occurs when the author is not transparent when drawing from earlier manuscripts or research; this can constitute a serious ethical transgression.

Types of covert self-plagiarism include:

  • Covert Duplicate Publication / Presentation – Submitting a paper to a journal or conference which had been previously published in a journal or conference proceedings.
  • Covert Redundant Publication – Occurs when some portion of previously published data is used again in a new publication with no indication that the data had been published earlier.
  • Covert text recycling – Reusing portions of previously published text in a new publication without a reference to the origin of the earlier published text.
  • Covert fragmented publication (salami strategy) – Occurs when a complex study is broken down into two or more components and each component is analyzed and published as a separate paper.

We invite Universities interested in LEIS to become the members of the Program Committee.

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