Call for Papers (time expired)


We are still welcoming contributions for the 3rd International Media For All Conference, “Quality Made to Measure”, to be held at the Department of Translation and Interpreting of Artesis University College Antwerp and the Faculty of Letters, City Campus, of the University of Antwerp, Belgium, from 22 to 24 October 2009. The extended deadline for the submission of proposals is 23 March 2009.


We are inviting presentations reflecting recent developments in the field of audiovisual translation and media accessibility focusing on the 11 themes listed below. Contributors are invited to suggest under which label they would like to have their contribution classified.




1. Innovation, technology and quality

2. Literacy and language learning/acquisition

3. Media access/Cultural access (Subtitling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, live subtitling, audio description, audio subtitling, sign language interpretation)

4. AVT and AVT research, old and new (dubbing, subtitling, voice-over, localisation, fandubbing, fansubbing, surtitling, video games localisation)

5. Different (interdisciplinary) approaches (cognitive psychology, linguistics, discourse analysis, cultural studies, film studies...)

6. Formats, platforms and quality standards

7. Reception research and audience needs

8. Standardisation and harmonisation

9. Censorship and manipulation

10. AVT and training: didactics and skills

11. Lobbies, policies, legislation, law enforcement and audience involvement


The 2-day conference (23 - 24 October 2009) will be preceded by one day of optional Workshops (22 October 2009). The workshops will be held at the Department of Translation and Interpreting. The conference will take place at the nearby Faculty of Letters.


The topics of the workshops will be announced on the Conference Website in February/March 2009: www.mediaforall.eu.


The working language of the conference is English, but a Dutch round table on media accessibility in Belgium and the Netherlands will also be held at the Department of Translation and Interpreting on 22 October, following the workshops.



Papers are allotted 20-minute slots to be followed by 10 minutes discussion (30 minutes in total). Workshops last three hours (with a coffee break) . Technical equipment including overhead projector, beamer, laptop, loudspeakers, DVD and VHS players will be available. Please contact the local convenor if you have specific requirements.



Abstract proposals should be presented on the abstract proposal form which can be downloaded from www.mediaforall.eu and the completed proposal should be sent to conference@mediaforall.eu by 23 March 2009. The proposals will be evaluated anonymously. You will be notified by 15 May 2009 if your proposal has been accepted.



Deadline for the submission of proposals ................. 23 March 2009

Notification of acceptance of proposals .................... 15 May 2009

Early bird registration deadline ................................... 15 July 2009