8th International Conference on the Evolution of Language

Instructions for Presenters

  • Authors of papers accepted for an oral presentation are advised that the slots for contributed talks are 30 minutes long. In preparing your talk, please reserve at least 5 minutes for questions and discussion, and a little bit of time for moving between parallel sessions.
  • Authors of papers accepted for a poster presentation are advised that the poster boards are 90cm wide and 200cm high (approximately 35x78 inch; that means they can fit A0 size in portait orientation, or A1 landscape). Adhesive tape will be provided. Posters are presented in two poster sessions, on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th between 3pm and 4.30pm. At least one author is expected to be present at the poster during the assigned poster session (schedule will be announced later).

    For advice on how to make a poster, consult this extensive guide



Submissions

The submission deadline for papers and abstract for Evolang 8 (main conference) has passed, and all authors of papers/abstracts submitted before the deadline have received the accept/reject decisions on their submissions. No new submissions can be accepted.

The submission deadlines for workshops at Evolang 8 have also passed, except for the Models of Language Evolution workshop: deadline extended to february 7th; see the Workshops page for details.

The upload interface was located here.

Proceedings will be published by World Scientific. Here are still the formatting instructions for users of MS Word: doc or pdf. Latex instructions can be found in here: zip archive or pdf.

Call for papers (now obsolete)

The submission deadline for papers and abstract for Evolang 8 has passed.

EVOLANG 8, 2010, 14-17 April.

The conference welcomes substantive contributions relating to the evolution of human language from any relevant discipline, including Anthropology, Genetics, Population Biology, Linguistics, Psychology, Primatology, Ethology, Paleontology, Archeology, Artificial Life and Mathematical Modelling. Normal standards of academic quality apply. Thus, submitted papers should aim to make clear their own substantive claim, relating this to relevant scientific literature, and briefly setting out the method by which the claim is substantiated, the nature of the relevant data, and/or the core of the theoretical argument concerned.

TYPES OF SUBMISSION

There are two possible types of submission: Full Papers, which can have a length of between 6 and 8 pages. Abstracts, which can be at most 2 pages long. All accepted submissions will be published in the proceedings of the conference. All papers or abstracts accepted will be allotted the same presentation length (probably 25 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submissions due: 2 October 2009 Acceptance Notifications: 13 November 2009 Final versions due (provisional): 11 December 2009

PREPARATION and SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proceedings will be published by World Scientific. Here are the formatting instructions for users of MS Word: doc or pdf. Latex instructions can be found in here: zip archive or pdf.

The Local Organizing Committee are taking various steps to ensure that Evolang 2010 will be a significant event from a scientific perspective. These include inviting, in addition to plenary speakers, a number of other leading scientists to present papers at the conference, extending the range of pertinent perspectives on langage evolution to be included in the programme, improving the review procedure for submitted papers, and exploring the possibility of publishing, in addition to the proceedings, a selection of reworked/expanded papers with an publisher of high repute. The names of the plenary and invited speakers can be found on the conference website at http://evolang2010.nl.

WORKSHOPS

In conjunction with Evolang 8, three workshops will be organized on Wednesday April 14th, 2010. The workshops will each have their own call for papers, and their own selection procedure - see under the heading 'workshop' at http://evolang2010.nl. The topics are as follows:

  1. The evolution of semantic structure
  2. Birdsong and the evolution of speech
  3. Models of Language Evolution - Does the Math Add Up?