Call For Papers: ICIATC

I International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches for Total Communication: Education, Healthcare and Interpreting within Disability Settings


Málaga, Spain, December 12-14, 2017


Effective communication is a powerful tool both for improving the lives of those people who are under the highest risk of exclusion due to special needs and for those who as professionals are entitled to work in disability settings. Successful communication is a promising horizon to promote fairness. This conference is an event that is organised to share the intellectual outputs of EC+ project with a wider audience. A variety of workshops on the ECplus project intellectual outputs will be offered. Leading academic scientists, researchers and other stakeholders will have the  opportunity  to discuss and share their experiences and research results on related areas of communication in disability settings. The conference will be a great opportunity to establish international collaboration networks in multi-disciplinary domains.


This event is considered of Scientific health interest by the regional government (Junta de Andalucía, Spain).

Call for Contributions

Authors from different disciplines are kindly encouraged to contribute to the conference by sending submissions of their research in the form of abstracts, papers and e-posters. We would kindly request high quality research work presenting original and unpublished results which have not been submitted to other conferences or published previously. Research and innovation are welcome for presentations in the conference. Participants are requested to send their abstracts, papers and e-posters which address themes and topics of the conference. Topics of interest for submission include, however are not limited to:

  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Rare diseases and pathologies that affect language and communication
  • Total communication
  • Healthcare interpreting
  • Communication and dialogue in mental health settings
  • Community interpreting and multimodality
  • Disability and multimodality
  • Communication and equality
  • Sign language
  • Skills and training for professionals in disability settings
  • Interpreting for the disabled
  • Mobile applications for communication
  • Technologies for Communication


Scientific Committee

Carmen Brun i Gasca University Autonoma of Barcelona
Isabel Cómitre Nárvaez  University of Malaga
Gloria Corpas Pastor University of Malaga
Frédérique Brisset Université de Lille - Charles de Gaulle
Concepción Fernández Zurita Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí
Marco Fiola Ryerson University
Anabel Galán Mañas University  Autonoma of Barcelona
Laura Guerrero Guadarrama Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México
Emmanuelle Gallez University of Leuven
Marlene  Hilzensauer University Alpen-Adria Klagentfurt
Isabel López Cirugeda University of Castilla La Mancha
María Luisa Luque Liñán University of Malaga
Eva Ng University of Hong Kong
Laura Parrilla Gómez Pablo Olavide University
Rafael Santana Hernández Las Palmas de Gran Canarias University
José Miguel Rodríguez Santos University of Malaga
Santiago Torres Monreal University of Malaga
María José Varela Salinas University of Malaga
Hildegard Vermeiren University of Gent


Organizing Committee

Marina Calleja Reina University of Malaga
José Francisco Chicano García University of Malaga
Gabriel Luque Polo  University of Malaga
Encarnación Postigo Pinazo University of Malaga
María del Rosario Montañez García University of Malaga
Ana Juana Vicente Foster University of Malaga
Violeta Adelina Bordea University of Malaga

Submission guide

Abstracts should include the following: title, name and surname of authors, affiliation and email address, a statement that outlines the background, methodologies and findings of the study. References must not be cited in the text and five key words must be included in alphabetical order. Please proofread your abstract in order that there are not grammatical or spelling mistakes.

For full papers use this template and the APA 6th edition style guide for bibliography.

Several contributions from the same author/s will not be accepted. Posters that will be accepted cannot be converted into articles afterwards.

Send your abstract (first) and your full paper (later) to  iciatc2017 _at_

Proceedings and Journal Publications

Contributions can be presented several languages (English,  Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese). Contributions will be published in a monograph.

Confirmed plenary speakers

  • Claudia V. Angelelli, Heriot-Watt University
  • Janneke Bot, Dutch Institute of Psychologists (NIP), Dutch Society of Psychotherapists (NVP), University of Utrecht
  • Stephen Calculator, University of New Hampshire
  • Antonio I. Cuesta Vargas, University of Malaga
  • Elisabeth Gabau, Parc Taulí Hospital
  • Rima Mammadova, Khazar University
  • Elija Roisko, Tikoteekki Centre, FAIDD
  • Francisca Sánchez Jiménez, University of Malaga
  • Gloria Corpas Pastor, University of Malaga


The registration is open at this link. After the registration, please pay following this link.The fees are as follows:

  Early bird (until 31 Oct.) Late registration (1 Nov.-30 Nov.)
Researchers/professionals 150 € 200 €
Listeners 120 € 150 €
Students 90 € 120 €


Author Conference Registration includes: paper presentation, proceedings, attendance to all sessions, conference programme, name tag, coffee breaks, certificate of attendance and presentation.

Listener/Students Conference Registration includes attendance to all sessions, proceedings, conference programme, name tag,  coffee breaks, certificate of attendance. 

Deadlines and submissions

Abstracts submission

October 31th, 2017

Notification of acceptance/rejection

November 5th, 2017

Final paper (camera ready) submission

November 26th, 2017

Early bird registration

October 31th, 2017

Conference date

December 12th-14th, 2017

Program and Abstracts

The program of the conference is available here.

Also the abstracts of the contributions can be downloaded at here.


Rectorate Building, Av. Cervantes, 2 (paseo del parque)



For any queries contact us by e-mail at iciatc2017 _at_