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21st International CALL Research Conference

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 12:00 AM (EST) to Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 1:00 AM (EST)

Waseda University

Toyko, Japan

Event Details

You are cordially invited to attend the 21st International CALL Research Conference, which will be hosted by Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan on July 3-5, 2020.

Conference Website:

The theme of the conference will be Smart CALL. We define “Smart” as possessing three qualities: personalization, contextualization and socialization.

Personalization is the extent to which technologies and learning environments are adapted to the specific profile of the language learner. Contextualization is how technologies and learning environments can be adjusted to the specific context of the learner. Socialization is the way in which technologies and learning environments afford meaningful interaction amongst learners, co-learners, teachers and researchers. Detailed information about the theme is available here.

Keynote speaker: Mat Schulze 

In line with our conference theme, our keynote speaker Mat Schulze will provide an overview of Intelligent CALL and what it tells us for future developments in the field. Detailed information about the keynote speaker is available here.

Abstracts deadline: 30 January, 2020. The call for papers for the conference can be found here.

Abstracts may be submitted at the following site

Important Dates:

Call for abstracts (Announcement)
1 December 2019
Abstracts submission deadline
30 January 2020
Notification of acceptance
15 February 2020
Submission of conference papers
15 March 2020


General organization and theme: Jozef Colpaert (

Submission and review process, conference programme: Ann Aerts (

Registration and local information: Waseda University (