Call for papers and proposals

29 Apr 2011 - 00:00


Philology in the Digital Age
2011 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium

University of Würzburg, Germany

 Deadline for submissions: May 1st, 2011

 Meeting dates: Wed 12 October to Sat 15 October, 2011

 Workshop dates: Mon 10 October to Wed 12 October, 2011

The Program Committee of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI - Consortium invites individual paper proposals, panel sessions, poster sessions, and tool demonstrations particularly, but not exclusively, on digital texts, scholarly editing or any topic that applies TEI to its research.

Submission Topics

Topics might include but are not restricted to:
  • TEI and scholarly editing
  • TEI and textual criticism
  • TEI and the evolution of digital philology
  • TEI and text corpora
  • The relation between representation (encoded text) and presentation (visualisation, user-interface)
  • TEI encoded data in the context of quantitative text analysis
  • Integrating the TEI with other technologies and standards
  • TEI as metadata standard
  • TEI as interchange format: sharing, mapping, and migrating data (in particular in relation to other formats or software environments)
  • In addition, we are seeking proposals for 5 minute micropaper presentations focused on experiences with the TEI guidelines gained from running projects and discussing one specific feature.

Submission Types

Individual paper presentations will be allocated 30 minutes: 20 minutes for delivery, and 10 minutes for questions & answers.
Panel sessions will be allocated 1.5 hours and may be of varied formats, including:
§ three paper panels: 3 papers on the same or related topics
§ round table discussion: 5-8 presenters on a single theme. Ample time should be left for questions & answers after briefpresentations.
Posters (including tool demonstrations) will be presented during the poster session. The local organizer will provide flip charts and tables for poster session/tool demonstration presenters, along with wireless internet access. Each poster presenter is expected to participate in a slam immediately preceding the poster session.
Micropapers will be allocated 5 minutes.

Submission Procedure

All proposals should be submitted via conftool by May 1st, 2011 (please check on the conference website for the availability of conftool).
You will need to create an account (i.e., username and password) in order to file a submission. For each submission, you may upload files to the system after you have completed filling out demographic data and the abstract.
I     Individual paper or poster proposals (including tool demonstrations): Submission should be made in the form of an abstract of 750-1500 words (plus bibliography). Supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia, etc., or even a copy of the complete paper) may be uploaded after the initial abstract is submitted.
§    Micropaper: The procedure is the same as for an individual paper, however the abstract should be no more than 500 words. Please be sure the abstract mentions the feature to be presented!
§    Panel sessions (three paper panels): The panel organizer submits a proposal for the entire session, containing a 500-word introduction explaining the overarching theme and rationale for the inclusion of the papers, together with a 750-1500 words section for each panel member.
§    Panel sessions (round table discussion): The panel organizer submits a proposal of 750-1500 words describing the rationale for the discussion and includs the list of panelists. Panelists need to be contacted by the panel organizer and have expressed their willingness in participation before submission.
 All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and selected external reviewers.
Those interested in holding working paper sessions outside the meeting session tracks should contact the meeting organizers at to schedule a room.
Please send queries to
Conference submissions will be considered for conference proceedings, edited as a special issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. Further details on the submission process will be forthcoming.
For the international programm comittee,
Laurent Romary (programm committee chair)