News: The Conference Genres And Languages In Digital Communication: Trends And New Directions Was Held In June


On June 28-30, the international congress GENRES AND LANGUAGES IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION: TRENDS AND NEW DIRECTIONS was held at the Patio de la Infanta (Fundación Ibercaja), organized jointly with the 21st annual conference of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes (AELFE2023) and the 7th Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association of Languages for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication (LSPPC7). Both associations promote the use of languages for specific purposes and professional communication.

The conference was organized by the research team of the Digital Science line of the Institute of Biocomputing and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), members of the National Plan research project Digital Genres and Open Science GENCI 2.0 (105655RB-I00, MCIN/AEI/ 10.13039/50110001103). It has also counted with the collaboration of the technical staff of the institute and with the sponsorship of the Vice-Rectorate for Science Policy of the University of Zaragoza, the LSPPC association (Asia-Pacific Languages for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication), the GENCI 2.0 project and Elsevier.

The conference brought together 6 plenary speakers of international prestige in the field of discourse analysis and languages for specific purposes ( and more than a hundred speakers in workshops prior to the start of the conference and in thematic panels and working sessions. Topics of interest in linguistics and data science research, computational linguistics, digital genres, artificial intelligence and professional communication on the Internet and social networks were discussed.

Enrique Alcaraz Research Award

The European Asociation of Languages for Specific Purposes (AELFE) grants the ninth “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award” Unpublish works category to Mª Ángeles Velilla Sánchez for her doctoral thesis: English as an Academic Lingua Franca in Spanish Tertiary Education: An Analysis of the Use of Pragmatic Strategies in English-Medium Lectures. In Zaragoza, 30th June 2023.

International research week organised by our partners in ASE (Bucharest)

In October 2023, it took place the “International Research and Training Week for Academia – New academic, communication and research competences for the digital age”, organised and coordinated by Professor Laura Mureşan with the support of the Department of Modern Languages and Communication in Business from ASE. Debates, presentations and networking activities from this week were delivered by professors, teachers and researchers from Spain, Slovakia and Poland. GENCI representatives Miguel A. Vela-Tafalla and Rosana Villares presented their latest research on scientific digital dissemination.