Call for Proposals

October 2, 2018


The 7th International Conference on Writing Analytics

Broadening the Community


Proposal Submission Format

Deadline: November 16, 2018


Sponsored by Colorado State University Open Press (Journal of Writing Analytics), North Carolina State University, The Ohio State University, and University of South Florida (host)

To propose a presentation at  the 2019 conference to be held on January 25 and 26, 2019, at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, colleagues are invited to submit on the following themes:

  1. How may the stakeholder community of writing analytics be better understood? This theme will be devoted to the kinds of disciplinary knowledge and multidisciplinary collaborations that are needed to expand the body of knowledge associated with our community.
  2. Who are the stakeholders of writing analytics? Traditionally, we think of key educational stakeholders as the following: advisory boards, administration, faculty, parents, professional organizations, students, and the public. These groups, however, may need to be expanded when we think of information use and research impact.
  3. How might writing analytics be more widely communicated to stakeholders? Conference presentations, peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters are the common ways to distribute research findings. Yet these vehicles are limited to academic stakeholders. Needed is a new communication taxonomy for writing analytics.
  4. How may we better understand the consequences of our research for student learning? Many web-based platforms are now using archival and real-time analytics for feedback. Little is known however, regarding the impact of these platforms and the information they contain diverse student groups.

Proposals may be submitted under two categories: Research Reports and Expansion Studies. Research reports are new studies in progress or recently completed. Expansion Studies build on earlier studies in some way. Regardless of category, proposals should in some way relate to the conference themes, above. Proposals should be between 500 - 2000 words.

Accepted conference presentations will be invited to work with the editors of Journal of Writing Analytics to propose and develop manuscripts for publication in Volume 3. See for more information for prospective authors.

Please  submit proposals to the following conference coordinators:

Norbert Elliot

Research Professor

University of South Florida

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Writing Analytics


Susan Lang

Associate Professor and Director of the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing

The Ohio State University