Call for papers (closed)

Deadline: May 15, 2016 -- CLOSED

Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2016

Final abstracts: July 24, 2016


Submission of abstracts:


We invite proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, posters, and demonstrations for the 16th annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI).

This year’s TEI Conference will serve as a platform for various fields and therefore offers an especially flexible and open Call for Papers.

You are encouraged to submit a TEI-topic of your own particular interest as a contribution to a multidisciplinary conference.

The title of TEI 2016 will be announced in due time based on your contributions. In the meantime, we will give equal attention to all submissions related to the Text Encoding Initiative.

One highlight of the conference will be the work of the Technical Council. A plenary session will be dedicated to exploring questions the council and membership may have for each other. "Whither TEI?" is a possible name for that particular session. Contributions from TEI and Technical Council members to this session are warmly invited.


All submissions should include a title, the abstract(s), a brief biography of all the author(s)/speaker(s), and up to five keywords.

Word counts apply to the text of the abstract, excluding titles, biographies and keywords.

Individual papers

Speakers will be given 30 minutes each: 20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for discussion. Proposals should not exceed 300 words.

Panel sessions

Panels will be given 90 minutes, which can be used flexibly to include, for example, 3 individual papers followed by questions, or a roundtable discussion. Panel proposals must include a list of speakers.

Proposals for 3 papers should not exceed 3 x 300 words, plus a 200-word introduction. Proposals for discussion panels should not exceed 600 words.


A session will be dedicated to poster presentations of 3 minutes each. Subsequently, poster presenters will have the chance to tell interested parties more about their project during the poster exhibition, where the audience can browse freely. Proposals for poster presentations should not exceed 300 words.


A dedicated demonstration session will provide tool presenters with an opportunity to show the tools they are working on and with. Tool demonstrators will be given 15 minutes each: 10 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions. Proposals for tool demonstrations should not exceed 300 words.


Workshops will be held before the conference, 26-27 September 2016. They provide an opportunity for participants to work together on TEI-related topics. Proposals for workshops should not exceed 800 words and must include:

  • Brief outline of the proposed topic and its appeal to the TEI community

  • Duration of the proposed workshop or seminar (half day, full day)

  • Requirements (e.g. laptops, projector, flipchart)

  • List of proposed workshop leader(s), with a brief biography each

Working groups

If you are interested in holding a working group meeting during the conference, please contact the local hosts to book a room:


The proposals shall be submitted in English.

The preferred conference language is English, German is also possible.  

Submission Procedure

Proposals must be submitted online via ConfTool:

You will need an account to submit a proposal. Participants of the 2015 TEI Conference and Members Meeting can re-use their ConfTool account.

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2016.

All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee. Acceptances will be notified by June 17, 2016.

The deadline for submissions of the final abstracts is July 11, 2016.

Conference Proceedings

Conference papers and posters will be considered for inclusion in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings, edited as a special issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.