Third International Conference on Research into the Didactics of Translation

7-8 July, 2016


PACTE (Process of Acquisition of Translation Competence and Evaluation) is organising the Third International Conference on Research into the Didactics of Translation (didTRAD), which will be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 7-8 July, 2016.

This Conference aims to provide a forum for researchers in the field of translator training. 


  1. Teaching translation: introduction to translation; legal translation; scientific-technical translation; literary translation; audiovisual translation; localization; inverse translation, etc.
  2. Teaching interpreting: simultaneous interpreting; consecutive interpreting, community interpreting, etc.
  3. Teaching technologies for translators and interpreters.
  4. Teaching language for translators and interpreters (L1 and L2).
  5. Cross-cutting aspects of curriculum design: tutorials, final-year dissertations, placements, etc.


Oral presentations (20 min)

Oral presentations that come within the list of Conference topics.

Duration: 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.


Presentations in this case take the form of printed posters. The following norms have been established for poster presenters:

Posters must be in portrait mode.

Posters should be no larger than 120 X 80 cm.

They may be printed in black and white, or in colour.

Poster presenters must bring a printed copy of their poster with them to the Conference. They will be responsible for displaying the poster at the time and in the place designated by the Conference organizers.

For information on how to produce a poster, see:

Roundtable sessions (1hr 30 min or 3 hrs)

Proposals are invited for roundtable sessions. The title of the proposed roundtable, the number of participants, a brief description of the aims and content (700-800 words) together with the name of each presenter and the title of their presentation should be submitted with each proposal. If a proposal is accepted, the person responsible for the proposal will also be responsible for organizing and moderating his/her proposed roundtable session. All participants must register and pay the registration fee.

Duration: 1hr 30 min or 3hrs


Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.


 - Abstract Submission: deadline January 17, 2016. 


 - Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2016.


Cathy Way (Universidad de Granada)


Marta Arumí (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Georges Bastin (Université de Montreal), Allison Beeby (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Anabel Borja ((Universitat Jaume I), Beatriz Cerezo (Universitat de València), Sonia Colina (University of Arizona), Jorge Díaz Cintas (University College London), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Anna Kuznik (Uniwersytet Wrocławski), Dorothy Kelly (Universidad de Granada), Josep Marco (Universitat Jaume I), Gary Massey (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften), Vicent Montalt (Universitat Jaume I), Lucía Molina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Marisa Presas (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Fernando Prieto (Université de Genève), Pilar Sánchez-Gijón (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Cathy Way (Universidad de Granada).


Anabel Galán-Mañas, Amparo Hurtado Albir, Christian Olalla-Soler, Patricia Rodríguez-Inés, Lupe Romero Ramos.


Matías Adam, Gabriel Adams, Laura Asquerino, Olga Jeczmyk Nowak, Gisela Massana.


March 21, 2016 – June 13, 2016 


 - Normal rate: €250

 - Reduced rate: €200 (before May 1, 2016)

 - Master’s and PhD students (without presentation): €50

 - Teaching staff FTI/UAB: no charge

 - Combined Seminar and Conference fee: €450; reduced rate: €400 (before May 1, 2016)

 - Combined Seminar and Conference fee for Master’s and PhD students: €150


 - Presentation of abstracts: deadline January 17, 2016. - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2016.

 - Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2016.

 - Registration: March 21 – May 1, 2016 (reduced rate); May 2 – June 13, 2016 (normal rate).


The Conference dinner will be held on July 8, 2016.

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