Call for Proposals

The 9th International Conference on Writing Analytics

Expanding the Body of Knowlege


Proposal Deadline: November 1st, 2019

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 2020 conference to be held on February 6-8, 2020, at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, colleagues are invited to submit on the following themes:

  1. Data: How is data identified, acquired, transformed, or stored? How should databases be constructed and managed?
  2. Digital Environments: How should learning management systems and allied software be designed, implemented, studied, and assessed?
  3. Analytics Processes: How do we use exploratory, descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics?
  4. Assessment: How do writing analytics and writing assessment diverge and converge? How can writing analytics improve learning assessment? What are the relationships between information use in writing assessment and writing analytics?
  5. Ethics: How can aggregate analytic data be protected and individual data remain private? What procedures should be used to ensure ethical conduct of research? What does it mean to apply analog standards of privacy in a digital world? What intersections exist between technological innovation in language measurement and philosophical systems determining obligation?
  6. Implementation: How can locally-developed writing analytics tools be implemented? What collaborations foster these implementations? What commercial partnerships and software platforms are used to implement writing analytics tools? How are research results communicated?
  7. Pedagogy: How may writing analytics research be used to design curricula in which writing plays a critical role?

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 both Susan Lang ( and Norbert Elliot (