CFP: TEI Annual Meeting

Call for papers and proposals

TEI and the C(r|l)o(w|u)d
2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium
Texas A&M University, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

  • Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2012
  • Meeting dates: Wed 7 November to Sat 10 November, 2012
  • Workshop dates: Mon 5 November to Wed 7 November, 2012 (see separate call)

The Programme Committee of the 2012 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 Google Books
Handicraft vs. Large Scale Digitization: a False Dichotomy?
TEI and massive digital collections
TEI and Recording Document Corrections
TEI and “Dirty” OCR
TEI Schemas and Document Publication History
Text vs. Document: Can the TEI semantics express both?
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 brief optional presentations.

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, the availability of which will be announced shortly. Please submit your proposals by May 15, 2012.

If you don’t have already one, 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.

  • Individual paper or poster proposals (including tool demonstrations): Supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia, etc., or even a copy of the complete paper) may be uploaded after the initial abstract is submitted. Submission should be made in the form of an abstract of 750-1500 words (plus bibliography).
  • 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 TEI 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 includes 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 Programme Committee,

Elena Pierazzo (programme committee chair)

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