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Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:51

Transition into the Future: Technology, Business, Theory-As-Praxis

Call for Papers

Biennial conference Transition into the Future: Technology, Business, Theory-as-Praxis.

Australian Institute of Interpreters and translators, 1-2 November 2014, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Deadline: 25th April 2014 

The increasing pace of change facilitated by technology, multiculturalism,
data explosion, political changes, globalisation and its economics has
affected the way translators and interpreters work. We are expected to work
faster, while acquiring a vast range of skills often unrelated to the actual
processing of words: marketing, programming, project management, and
endlessly changing technology. In addition, we need to maintain our in-depth
linguistic and subject-specific expertise.

The Conference aims at filling in a perceived gap in addressing these issues
from the practitioners¹ point of view and in a way that talks directly to
them so that the information and knowledge gained from the sessions  will
directly improve the way they work. It intends to bridge the gap between the
disciplines of technology, business and theory, and translation /
interpreting, bringing the still-imagined future into the present already
sweeping us along. The Conference is also a great opportunity for networking
, idea-generating and sharing of knowledge.
AUSIT Biennial Conference will also be exciting and useful for the
translation and interpreting practitioners.
With three thematic streams ­ technology, business and theory-as-praxis ­
the Conference organisers are looking for presentations that bring in new
ideas and diverse ways of looking at the issues and challenges facing the
professional. Papers can address, but are not limited to, any of the
following subjects:
* Promoting professionalism
* Services marketing
* Impact of economics on the profession
* Diversification strategies
* Legal aspects of the profession (intellectual property, working
internationally, contractual obligations)
* Politics and ethics of translation
* Improving productivity (technology and/or business tactics)
* Quality enhancement
* Impact of technology on the profession
* Big Data and translation
* Practical applications of translation theory
* Cross-cultural communication issues in interpreting/translation
* Trans-creation
* Globalisation, language and translation
* Localisation
AUSIT seeks submissions for:
* paper presentations of about 20 minutes duration,
* A2 posters
* proposals for workshops or panel discussions of 30 ­ 60 minutes duration.
Interested authors should submit
<>  their
250- word abstracts and a short professional biography (including a photo)
in English language to the Secretary of the Academic Committee by 25th
April, 2014.
Successful applicants will be notified in July 2014.

Enquiries about scientific content of the proposed papers can be sent to the
Organising Committee members Sam Berner
<>  or Sarah
Dillon <>
Any other general inquiries about the conference can be sent to the
Secretary of the Organising Committee
<mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

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