grapholinguistics conference update

Karl Berry karl at
Tue Jan 11 23:30:55 CET 2022

Grapholinguistics in the 21st century - From graphemes to knowledge
Hybrid online/in-person conference, June 8-10, 2022.

Submission deadline: now January 20.

Full announcement from Yannis below.

Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 11:48:13 +0100
From: Yannis Haralambous <yannis.haralambous at>
Subject: Submission deadline extension and final CFP Grapholinguistics in the
 21st Century, Palaiseau (France), June 8-10, 2022 

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message]
Deadline Extension (January 20th) and Final Call for Papers
Palaiseau, France, June 8-10, 2022
G21C (Grapholinguistics in the 21st Century, also called /g¡afematik/)
is a biennial conference bringing together disciplines concerned with
grapholinguistics and more generally the study of writing systems and
their representation in written communication. The conference aims to
reflect on the current state of research in the area, and on the role
that writing and writing systems play in neighboring disciplines like
computer science and information technology, communication, typography,
psychology, and pedagogy. In particular it aims to study the effect of
the growing importance of Unicode with regard to the future of reading
and writing in human societies. Reflecting the richness of perspectives
on writing systems, G21C is actively interdisciplinary, and welcomes
proposals from researchers from the fields of computer science and
information technology, linguistics, communication, pedagogy,
psychology, history, and the social sciences.

G21C aims to create a space for the discussion of the range of
approaches to writing systems, and specifically to bridge approaches in
linguistics, informatics, and other fields. It will provide a forum for
explorations in terminology, methodology, and theoretical approaches
relating to the delineation of an emerging interdisciplinary area of
research that intersects with intense activity in practical
implementations of writing systems.

The Grapholinguistics in the 21st Century Conference is kindly endorsed
by ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) and by ATypI
(Association Typographique Internationale).

The first edition of G21C was held in Brest, France, on June 14-15, 2018
and the second edition was held online on June 17-19, 2020. It is
sponsorized by the LabSTICC CNRS laboratory (UMR 6285)
We welcome proposals from all disciplines concerned with the study of
written language, writing systems, and their implementation in
information systems. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

Epistemology of grapholinguistics: history, onomastics, topics, interaction with other disciplines
Foundations of grapholinguistics, graphemics and graphetics
History and typology of writing systems, comparative graphemics/graphetics
Semiotics of writing and of writing systems
Computational/formal graphemics/graphetics
Grapholinguistic theory of Unicode encoding
Orthographic reforms, theory and practice
Graphemics/graphetics and multiliteracy
Writing and art / Writing in art
Typographemics, typographetics
Texting, latinization, new forms of written language
ASCII art, emoticons and other pictorial uses of graphemes
Linguistic landscape
The future of writing, of writing systems and styles
Graphemics/graphetics of science-fiction and astrolinguistics
Graphemics/graphetics and font technologies
Graphemics/graphetics in steganography and computer security (phishing, typosquatting, etc.)
Graphemics/graphetics in art, media and communication / Aesthetics of writing in the digital era
Graphemics/graphetics in experimental psychology and cognitive sciences
Teaching graphemics/graphetics, the five Ws and one H
Grapholinguistic applications in natural language processing and text mining
Grapholinguistic applications in optical character recognition and information technologies
Jannis Androutsopoulos, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Vlad Atanasiu, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
Kristian Berg, Universität Bonn, Germany
Peter Bilak, Typothèque, The Hague, The Netherlands
Florian Coulmas, Universität Duisburg, Germany
Jacques David, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
Mark Davis, Unicode Consortium & Google Inc., Switzerland
Joseph Dichy, Canadian University Dubai
Christa D``rscheid, Universität Z``rich, Switzerland
Martin D``rst, Aoyama Gakuin University & W3C, Sagamihara, Japan
Martin Evertz, Universität Köln, Germany
Amalia Gnanadesikan, University of Maryland, College Park MD, USA
Claude Gruaz, formerly at CNRS, Rouen, France
Yannis Haralambous, IMT Atlantique & CNRS Lab-STICC, Brest, France
Daniel Harbour, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Keisuke Honda, Imperial College London and University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Shu-Kai Hsieh, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Dejan Ivkovi§, York University, Toronto, Canada
Jean-Pierre Jaffré, formerly at Université Paris 5, France
Terry Joyce, Tama University, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan
George Kiraz, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Marc W. K``ster, Office de traduction de l'Union européenne, Luxembourg
Frédéric Landragin, CNRS - Laboratoire Lattice, Montrouge, France
Christophe Lemey, URCI Mental Health Department, Brest Medical University Hospital, Brest, France
Gerry Leonidas, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Kamal Mansour, Monotype Imaging, Los Altos, California, USA
Klimis Mastoridis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Dimitrios Meletis, Universität Z``rich, Switzerland
Tomi S. Melka, formerly at Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois, USA
Ghassan Mourad, Université Libanaise, Beirut, Lebanon
James Myers, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Panchanan Mohanty, University of Hyderabad, India
Lisa Moore, Unicode Consortium, USA
Shigeki Moro, Hanazono University, Kyoto, Japan
Sonali Nag, University of Oxford, UK
J.R. Osborn, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
Jean-Christophe Pellat, Université de Strasbourg, France
Miquel Peyró, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Christian Puech, Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris, France
François Rastier, formerly at CNRS, Paris, France
Cornelia Schindelin, Universität Mainz, Germany
Virach Sornlertlamvanich, SIIT, Thammasat University, Phatum Thani, Thailand
J``rgen Spitzm``ller, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Richard Sproat, Google Research, Tokyo, Japan
Susanne Wehde, MRC Managing Research GmbH, M``nchen, Germany
Kenneth Whistler, Unicode Consortium, Berkeley, California, USA
Yannis Haralambous, IMT Atlantique & CNRS Lab-STICC, Brest, France
- Nina Nørgaard (University of Southern Danemark): Typographic Meaning in the Novel
- Richard Sproat (Google Research Tokyo): Computational Methods in the Analysis of Graphical Symbol Systems
- Tania Mouraud (artist): Reading the World
The conference will be held in hybrid mode: participants will be able to
present and interact in videoconference mode (Zoom) or to assist
physically, if sanitary conditions allow it. The physical location will
be: Thévenin Amphitheater, Télécom Paris, 19 place Marguerite Perey,
91120 Palaiseau, France. Access Information
Submission deadline: January 20th (extended), 2022 
Notification of acceptance: April 4th, 2022
Conference: June 8-10, 2022
Submission of paper for Proceedings: September 5th, 2022
For more information on the conference please visit
and follow
Two Best Presentation Awards will be awarded, one by the program committee and one by the audience.
To submit a presentation proposal please connect to <> and
provide an extended anonymous abstract (in English) of at least 500 and at most 1,000
words, followed by at least 10 (ten) bibliographical references, in the form of a PDF file.

Proposals not respecting these constraints will not be considered.
To be established later.
The Proceedings will be published by Fluxus Editions publishing house
(Brest, France) as a volume of the Grapholinguistics and Its
Applications Series. Articles in the Proceedings can be 12-60 pages long
(LaTeX article style) and can be written in English, French or German.
Instructions can be found here. The submission deadline is September
5th, 2022.

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