Abel, Andrea/Vettori, Chiara/Ralli, Natascia (eds.): Proceedings of the XVI EURALEX International Congress: The User in Focus. 15-19 July 2014, Bolzano/Bozen. Bolzano/Bozen: EURAC research. (pdf)


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For the final version of your contributions, please consider the following requirements:
•    full papers: 6-10 pages
•    short papers: 6-8 pages
•    posters: 4-6 pages
•    software demonstrations: 4-6 pages

All submissions should strictly adhere to the stylesheets provided.

You can download the stylesheet for your papers in the congress proceedings here.
The stylesheet for your abstracts in the book of abstracts is available here.

Please download also the authorisation for publication within the Congress proceedings, compile it and sign it.
Only the contributions that fully adhere to the stylesheet and that were received within the set deadline will be published in the proceedings.
The Programme committee reserves the right to exclude any contribution from publication on grounds of poor language quality or failure to comply with the reviewers’ suggestions and/or with quality standard.

Please send your paper, abstract and signed authorisation for publication within the proceedings via e-mail to euralex2014@eurac.edu.
The object of your e-mail message should contain the keyword “Publication”, followed by the identification number of your contribution (e.g. Publication - ID1234). You will find the automatically generated ID number in the first e-mail response to your submission.


POSTER FORMAT: DIN A0, oriented vertically (potrait format)



Call for papers

Papers, posters and software demonstrations are invited on all topics of lexicography, including, but not limited to, the following fields:

  1. The Dictionary-Making Process
  2. Research on Dictionary Use
  3. Lexicography and Language Technologies
  4. Lexicography and Corpus Linguistics
  5. Bi- and Multilingual Lexicography
  6. Lexicography for Specialised Languages, Terminology and Terminography
  7. Lexicography of Lesser Used languages
  8. Phraseology and Collocation
  9. Historical Lexicography and Etymology
  10. Lexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
  11. Reports on Lexicographical and Lexicological Projects

The main topics are not meant to exclude any lexicographic topic. Particularly welcome are submissions focusing on the user perspective at all levels of dictionary production and consultation (e.g. experts vs. laymen as users, professional lexicographers as users of dedicated lexicographic tools, user needs before and during dictionary consultation, considering user needs during the whole lexicographic process, groups with specific needs). Papers, posters and demonstrations that are relevant to the congress, but which do not fit into any of the categories 1-11, will be reviewed nonetheless and considered for presentation.


Types of contribution

When handing in your proposal, you can choose between the following types of contribution:


Papers can be:

  • full papers
  • short papers and project presentations

Both categories (full papers and short papers & project presentations) are scheduled to last 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion.


Software demonstrations

Software demonstrations and presentations of electronic dictionaries, corpora, tools, etc. are particularly welcome. Demonstrations can last up to 30 minutes and can be repeated more than once.

Proposals for software demonstrations should contain a description of the functions and of the approach on which the implementation is based. The demonstration proposals should possibly also indicate a reference URL and the necessary hardware/software requirements. We will provide you with all necessary technical means for your demonstration, but please make sure you inform us timely and in detail on your requirements.



There will be a dedicated poster session. We will provide you with adequate supports for your posters



Presentations can be held in any language. However, please consider that no interpreting service is foreseen.


Evaluation of proposals

All proposals will be anonymously reviewed by a minimum of two members of the Scientific Committee. The final programme will be drafted by the Programme Committee.


Submitting a proposal


***Abstract submission is closed***

Please note that proposals should be anonymized by removing author names, affiliations and e-mail addresses and uploaded in .doc/.docx format.

Formatting guidelines:

  • font: Times New Roman, 12 pt
  • line spacing: double
  • length:
    - full and short papers: 6-8 pages
    - software demonstrations: 4 pages
    - posters: 1-2 pages

Proposals can be written in any language. However, in order to ensure qualified and detailed reviewing you are kindly asked to write your proposals in one of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

If the proposal has been submitted correctly, you will receive an automatic response via e-mail. This confirms that your contribution has been filed for review.

You will be infomed on the results of the evaluation process via e-mail. If your proposal has been accepted, you will be able to download the template for the final version of your contribution. More detailed information will be published soon.


Important dates

You can find all important dates here.



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