CALL your Data

The XIXth International Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Research Conference addressed the theme of Open Data, Information and Content, and took place from 4 to 6 July 2018 on KU Leuven’s campus in Bruges (Belgium). The conference welcomed contributions from interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives (pedagogy, technology, linguistics and psychology) with a view to discussing as a community the multiplicity of challenges inherent in the description, interpretation, (re-)use, and sustainable exploitation of open data, information and content for language learning and teaching.

Outcomes and impressions

More than 130 delegates from over 30 countries took part in a varied programme. The programme comprised:

  • keynote talks by top experts in the field: Rose Luckin (University College London) on artificial intelligence, and Alex Boulton (Université de Lorraine & CNRS) on data-driven learning;
  • over 80 regular paper presentations;
  • three thought-provoking selected plenary talks;
  • an open panel for prospective authors of the Computer Assisted Language Learning Journal, organized by its editorial board and reviewers;
  • an award session for researchers who distinguished themselves in the field of CALL;
  • invigorating social activities in the charming medieval city of Bruges.

For more detail on the programme, please refer to the programme section of this website. There you can also download the open access conference proceedings.

Here are some impressions:

More tweets here.