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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
(57)(4) 2619500

VIth T&SCIT 2019
International Conference onTerminology,
Structured Communication and Information Technologies and
XI Seminario Nacional de Terminología - XISNT

August 9th and 10th, 2019 - Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia

Harmonization practices in situations of conflict applying
terminology principles: in global business, industry and commerce, education as well as in society at large

Call for Papers

Although open wars have actually decreased over the last decades, the number and types of conflict situations emerging in different communities at national and international level, in global business, industry and commerce, in education and academic fields, in civil society and even in the field of harmonization itself seem to increase as society is becoming more and more complex. What is the role of the ICTs on conflict situations?

Most conflicts could find a proper solution by applying conflict management techniques and best practices. Conflict resolution involves the reduction, elimination, or termination of all forms and types of conflict or war. Conflict management aims at minimizing the negative outcomes of conflict and promoting the positive outcomes of conflict. In any case, almost always, communication issues are involved in conflict resolution and conflict management, which can be – depending on the nature of the conflict – supported by pertinent laws, standards or other regulating instruments, or by consulting best practices for the specific situations.

While not denying that certain conflicts need political measures and may take long periods of time to allow all wounds to heal or at least to minimize a societal ‘explosive’ situation, T&SCIT 2019

focusses on structured communication approaches to managing conflict – and whether and how they can be generalized and made applicable to other conflict situations

Often, imminent conflicts can be avoided by applying structured communication approaches to conflict management techniques at an early stage. Mostly, the involvement of all stakeholders or even all members of conflicting communities in structured dialogues can result in a higher level of consciousness and mutual understanding by all. Structured communication can be largely facilitated by terminology principles and methods – many of them based on international standards.

Main Objective of T&TSIT 2019 and XI-SNT

The international conference T&SCIT 2019 and the XI-SNT aim to gather researchers, academics, authorities and professionals around conceptual harmonization in processes/approaches of structured communication for conflict resolution and management.

Background topics of the conference sections will be: rules or best practices for structured communication to conflict resolution and management, establishment of efficient and effective communication in conflicts, how to learn from others, the role of the ICTs, under others.

Therefore, we kindly invite contributions related to the following topic areas:

1 Conflict resolution and management in civil society

  • Communication and knowledge management in conflict situations
  • Reconciliation of disadvantaged groups or victims
  • Life-long learning and social change
  • Growing gaps in society: informational, technical, knowledge, etc.
  • Role of public and private institutions
  • Aspects of historical memory and culture
  • Social credibility and social control approaches

2 Conflict resolution and management in industry, commerce and trade

  • Kinds of conflicts and how to resolve them
  • Impact of the eApplications (eBusiness, eCommerce, eBanking, blockchain technology, Big Data, AI, IoT, ...)
  • Role of international organizations
  • Role of the media
  • Role of education and training
  • Regulatory frameworks and best practices

3 Conflicting regulatory frameworks and competing best practices

  • New transversal topics, such as eAccessibility and eInclusion
  • Rules and best practices for conflict resolution
  • Conflicting international and national laws – or enforcement differences
  • Conflicting/competing standards
  • Conflict resolution models to be adapted
  • Re-adaptation and resilience after armed conflict periods

In the main frame of the XI-SNT the research team of the project „Precisión Conceptual en el Marco de la Salud Sexual”1 (PCMSS) organizes the Second Concept Validation Workshop2 to be held at 8th and 9th of August 2019 at the Casa Olano of the Education Faculty of the University of Antioquia.

Organizing institutions

  • Infoterm
  • Colterm
  • Universidad EAFIT
  • Universidad de Antioquia-UdeA
  • Universidad San Buenaventura-Seccional Medellín

  • Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS
  • Grupo de Investigación Salud Sexual y Cáncer, Escuela de Microbiología, UdeA
  • Grupo de Investigación en Terminología y Traducción – GITT, UdeA

Important dates

Deadline for submission of informative abstracts (1-2 pages): May the 10th, 2019
Acceptance of contributions: May 29th
Publication of the pre-final programme: June 28th
*Virtual presence will be provided for speaker if need.

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Juan Carlos Díaz Vásquez. Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
  • Ph.D. María Cecilia Plested Alvarez. Grupo de Investigación en Terminología y Traducción (GITT) – Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
  • Dra. Edga Mireya Uribe Salamanca, Escuela de Idiomas, UIS, Colombia
  • Dr. Martha Elena Alvarez Duque, Gitt, UdeA, Colterm, Colombia
  • Dr. Christian Galinski, Director of Infoterm, Austria
  • Mag. Blanca Stella Giraldo. Infoterm, Austria
  • Dr. Lucía Stella Tamayo, Escuela de Microbiología, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
  • Mag. Sergi Cassals Rispau, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
  • Dra. Rute Costa, Unversita Nova de Lisboa
  • Mr Jordi Bover i Salvadó, TermCat Center for Terminology in the Catalan Language

  • Dr. Rodolfo Maslias, Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament
  • Dr. David Alberto Londoño, Institución Universitaria de Envigado, IUE, Colombia
  • Mr. Henrik Nilsson, European Association for Terminology,EAF
  • Dr. Klaus Dirk Schmitz, Technische Hochschule Köln
  • Prof. Roberto Guarasci, Università della Calabria
  • Dr. Susie Caruso, Università della Calabria
  • Dr. Oscar Aguilera, director del Centro de Investigación HUMANIC y del Doctorado en Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela
  • Mag. Tahirí Rojas, psicóloga clínica forense del Servicio Nacional de Medicina y Ciencias Forenses; Doctorante en Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela




  • Dr.Juan Carlos Diaz Vasquez
  • International Business Department
  • Intercultural Management Academic Area
  • Vice-President Infoterm
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