ACM Chapter Proceedings on Educational Technology, Language & Technical Communication



The Proceedings

The Proceedings of the ACM Chapter on Elearning and Technical Communication are a scientific journal for primarily technical communication and CALL-focused genres. This journal will be released annually in June-July and are published on the Internet and as print on demand. 

In the future, this journal would continue to publish articles online from this webpage and revised versions of the fully-developed research articles will be published officially as part of ACM ICPS (International Conference Proceedings Series).

This journal is expected to showcase research on dynamic documentation and multimedia-based projects and eLearning practices in an ever-changing marketplace. The journal will try to address the fact that:
(1) Technical manuals will not die, just evolve
(2) Documentation will take many forms
(3) Clarity will win over bells and whistles

Under the genre of CALL, this online proceedings will cover the complete range of processes and activities that employ computers in the teaching and learning of a new language.

Moreover, the journal will also have annual volumes online to cover research submissions on topics based on the presentations from the annual ACM conference on Language. Technology and Society starting in 2020.

Some of the major topics from that conference would be ICT applications related to smart parking, car sharing services, traffic, public transport, clean energy, smart building, waste disposal, environmental protection, citizen participation, digitization of governance, urban planning, education, business ecosystem, 4G LTE, Internet Speed, Wifi Hotspots, Smartphone penetration, living standard, etc. 

Moreover, this journal will publish various outcomes from research projects that materialized as part of intercultural project management that happened between students of Asian and European universities. The journal will strive to develop more such intercultural efforts and publish research projects that happen as a result of more such intercultural collaborations. 

This journal will publish advanced projects on technical communication practices and use of technology, and ICT in general in education, based on the presentations made at the annual international ACM chapter research seminar held around the world. 

The journal will likely have three sections in every volume:
  • Research Articles
  • Experience Reports 
  • Abstracts

Recent Volumes

The Publication Process:

The complete volume of the proceedings will be published as a downloadable PDF file from the Home Page of the journal.

Further, each research article will be published under a different page with a DOI, an abstract, and the complete downloadable PDF file of the article. 

The Submission Process

(The following guidelines are applicable for all authors whose proposal is accepted for publication)

Each author will need to submit a 5 -6 pages proceedings paper (including abstract, references, appendix, etc.) based on the ACM template.

Please follow the ACM template for final submission:


No paper will be published without the formal ACM presentation at the ACM Chapter research seminar.  If a live or virtual presentation is not made at the conference, the paper proposal, and subsequent paper submission, if any, will be withdrawn following the deadline. 

Submission System:

* Email submissions will NOT be accepted


ICT, Design, Smart City & Society

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

Diversity and inclusion
Migration and integration
Critical consciousness and critical pedagogy
Intercultural and transcultural dialogue
Minority languages
Language for Specific Purposes (small target groups)
Learner-learner, learner-teacher and learner-NS interaction
The ecology of the learner
The ecology of the teacher
Identities and cultures
Gender issues
Disabilities (cognitive, physical, sensory)
The Matthew effect
Privacy (recordings) and data protection
Communities of Practice
User rights
Author rights and ownership
Accessibility, cost, usability, and usefulness of educational resources
Telecollaboration and virtual exchanges
Social media

A. Learning/Teaching Contexts
College & University Education (CUE)
Conversation / Language School (EIKAIWA)
Junior/Senior High School (JSHS)
Teaching Children (TC)
Teaching Mature Learners
General (applicable to any, or at least a range of, teacher/learner populations)
Nonteaching content (for meetings and JALT business sessions)

B. Content Areas
Administration, Management, & Employment Issues (PALE)
Bilingualism (BIL)
Business Communication (BizCom)
CEFR and Language Portfolio (CEFR & LP)
Content-Based Instruction (CBI)
Corpus (COR)
Critical Thinking (CT)
Culture (CUL)
Elementary and Preschool (ELEM)
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
Extensive Reading (ER)
Gender Awareness in Language Education (GALE)
Global Issues in Language Education (GILE)
Japanese as a Second Language (JSL)
Language and Technology (CALL)
Languages Other than English or Japanese (OLE)
Learner Agency (LA)
Learner Development (LD)
Lifelong Language Learning (LLL)
Listening (LIS)
Literature in Language Teaching (LILT)
Materials Writing and Design (MW)
Mind, Brain, and Education (BRAIN)
Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual Realities (MAVR)
Motivation (MOT)
Pragmatics (PRAG)
Professional Development (PD)
Project-based Learning (PBL)
Pronunciation (PRON)
Reading (READ)
School Owners (SO)
Sociolinguistics (SL)
Speech, Drama, & Debate (SDD)
Speaking/Communication (SC)
Study Abroad (SA)
Task-Based Learning (TBL)
Teacher Education (TED)
Teacher Efficacy (TEF)
Teachers Helping Teachers (THT)
Testing and Evaluation (TEVAL)
Vocabulary (VOC)
Writing (WRIT)
Nonteaching area (for meetings and JALT business sessions)

Design Thinking and Planning
Smart Parking​​​​​​
Car sharing services
Traffic and public transport
Clean energy
Smart building
Waste disposal
Environmental protection
Citizen participation
Digitization of governance
Urban planning
Business ecosystem
Internet Speed
Wifi Hotspots
Smartphone penetration
Living standard

Technical Communication

Delivering Content:
Issues experienced with publishing content
Systems / solutions
Innovative methods

Developing Content:
Best practice for developing clear and effective content
Writing for a wide-ranging audience (age, geography, education, etc.)
API documentation
Agile writing
Creating graphical content

Content Strategy:
Selecting and designing an appropriate strategy
Solutions for organization-wide content
Challenges of translation and localization
Implementation case studies

Accessibility and Usability:
Serving the needs of different users
Delivering multi-channel and multi-platform content
Handling user-generated content and social media
Practical tips for doing user research
Evangelizing about UX and accessibility to your colleagues

Education and Training:
Collaboration between technical communication and eLearning teams
Tools and techniques for delivering content
Panel discussion/Q&A discussion on challenges for novices/experts
Qualifications in technical communication

Soft skills:
Managing teams, working with other professionals
Project planning, project management
Managing conflict, managing change

Management and leadership:
Project management
People management

Business communication:
Business procedures, compliance procedures (for example Sarbanes-Oxley or Basel II)
Bid writing, tender writing
Technical specifications, parts catalogs

Professional Communication

Communication technologies and their impact on the workplace - such as the impacts of content-management systems, social media, electronic books, intelligent agents, and similar technologies.

Design and usability of communication materials in various media - such as the design of web-based materials, online help, printed and electronic books, user interfaces, and live presentations.

Design, usability, and impact of communication materials in various genres - such as technical reports, embedded assistance, video tutorials, proposals, public-relations materials, slide decks for presentations, and engineering specifications.

Collaboration practices of groups that produce professional and technical communication materials

Processes, strategies, and standards that support information design and management efforts - such as agile development, structured authoring, localization, and Darwin Information Typing Architecture.

The social impact of communications and related technology to engineering, management, or other efforts

Reports on the effectiveness and limitations of research methodologies used to study these issues

Prof. Dr. Debopriyo Roy
The University of Aizu

Prof. John Blake
The University of Aizu

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Zeigler
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Takako Yasuta
Fukushima Medical University

This online proceedings will be published from Aizuwakamatsu, JAPAN

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