Call for papers

5th International Conference on

Cognitive Research on Translation and Interpreting


3-4 November 2018



Renmin University of China, Beijing, China



School of Foreign Languages
Renmin University of China


Centre for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition (CSTIC)
University of Macau

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 4th International Conference on Cognitive Research on Translation and Interpreting, to be held on 3-4 November 2018 at Renmin University of China, Beijing, China. The first three conferences were held in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively, by the Centre for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition (CSTIC) at University of Macau. The 4th conference was held in 2017 at Beijing Foreign Studies University, China.


This conference will provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of up-to-date cognitive research on translation and interpreting. High quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work are cordially invited for presentation at the conference.

Conference Themes:


We are now inviting proposals for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion), addressing one of the following themes:

  • Conceptualizing process studies in Translation Studies
  • Psycholinguistics in translation/interpreting as bilingual processing
  • Cognitive linguistics in translation/interpreting as bilingual processing
  • Cognitive processes of translation
  • Cognitive processes of interpreting
  • Cognitive processes of second language learning
  • Cognition and translator training
  • Bilingual processing and language education
  • Research methods in the cognitive translation/interpreting studies
  • Corpus application in bilingual processing and language acquisition
  • Tools for the cognitive study of translation/interpreting processes

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers confirmed so far include:

  • Fabio Alves, UFMG, Brazil
  • Michael Carl, Renmin University of China, Beijing; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Yuanjian He, University of Macau, China
  • Arnt Lykke Jakobsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Jan-Louis Kruger, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Defeng Li, University of Macau, China
  • Ricardo Muñoz Martín, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Xu Wen, Southwest University, China
  • Binghan Zheng, Durham University, UK

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Jian Zhang (Conference Chair)
    Dean, School of English and International Studies, BFSU
  • Dr. Sanjun Sun (Conference Co-Chair)
    Associate Professor, Center for Translation Studies, BFSU
  • Dr. Defeng Li (Conference Co-Chair)
    Professor, CSTIC, University of Macau
  • Dr. Huijuan Ma
    Professor, Center for Translation Studies, BFSU
  • Dr. Wei Zhang
    Professor, Center for Translation Studies, BFSU

Submission of Abstracts

We invite papers on topics related to one of the conference themes. The language of the conference will be English. A selection of the research papers will be published as a book following the conference, while some will be published in Chinese in a special issue of Translation Horizons, a biannual, peer-reviewed Chinese journal focused on disseminating scholarly research relevant to translation and interpreting. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage.


Those who are interested in making a presentation at the conference should indicate your initial interest by writing to Dr. Sanjun Sun at by 30 April 2018. Please state your full name and institution/affiliation in the email message (Click to download Form for initial interest information). The deadline for submitting the abstract is 30 June 2018. The letter of acceptance will be sent by 30 July 2018. (Click to download Form for Abstract Submission. ) Abstracts should be written in English and about 250-300 words. Please kindly submit abstracts to before the deadline.

Registration and fees

Registration is required for all presenters and participants of the conference. The standard registration fee for the conference is RMB 1600 (approximately USD 290). The registration fee for full-time students (copy of student ID required) is RMB 800. The registration fee can be paid on-site.


Please note that the fee covers the conference pack, refreshments, lunches, a conference dinner, and certificate for participation. The fee does not cover travel, accommodations or other meals not specified.


A letter of invitation will be provided upon request to registrants who have completed their registration.

Important dates

  • Call for papers: 18 February 2018
  • Deadline for submission of abstract: 30 June 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 July 2018
  • Registration for participants: June 2018 - mid-October 2018
  • Deadline for early bird registration: 2 August 2018
  • Final paper submission: : mid-October 2018
  • Program available on-line: mid-October 2018
  • Conference: 3-4 November 2018


University-based or off-campus rooms are reserved for conference presenters and participants. If you are interested, you can contact us at and we will help make the reservation.


If you need us to book a hotel for you, please email your requests to Miss Hou at (Cell phone number: 86- 13478738194 )

Contact us

All enquiries should be made to Dr. Sanjun Sun at

Phone: +86-136-833-91903

Conference website: