Presentations or launches of publications

Those who wish to present or launch publications are asked to send them from March 30 to April 30 through this form: Publications Submission Form.


Organization and Format of Presentations

The presentations will last 20 minutes and 10 minutes will be reserved per presentation for questions and comments (alternated or at the end of the series of presentations). Each session will last an hour and a half and it will include up to three presentations.
The composition of the sessions will be defined by the Scientific Committee and by the Organizing Committee based on the proposed themes. All the sessions will gather presentations with a criterion of thematic affinity, and whenever possible, we will try to schedule in sequence the sessions that share a theme or field of common interest, in order to generate a series of presentations and to organize the debates on the same day and in the same room.
Speakers are asked to complement the oral presentation with a visual presentation in a different language from the one used by the speaker; it can be either Spanish or English.
Each day there will be two periods of semi-plenary presentations of one hour with two invited keynote speakers in each one, and there will be up to four semi-plenary presentations.
The format that was chosen for the sessions and semi-plenary presentations aims at profiting from the international nature of the congress to favor the meeting and promote the dialogue between participants of different countries based on the common issues dealt with or the common approaches. We consider that this format will make it possible to show the production of the different university chairs and research teams as well as promote contact among networks, projects and publications of international scope. The main goal of the 14th World Congress of Semiotic is the construction of a place for the encounter and exchange among researchers and specialists in the field.
Those who wish to share the session with other researchers under a specific subtopic, are asked to let us know about this proposal together with the submission of each abstract. The proposal will be considered by the Organizing Committee. In those cases, the session will be categorized with that subtopic in the program.


Themes and axes


This year the word “trajectories” has been chosen for the thematic proposal of the congress, taking on account of the remarkable wealth of meanings arising from its contemporary uses, applicable from different perspectives to the description of the continuities and changes that compose the discipline. We consider that the best example can be found in the trajectory of definitions of the very notion of semiotics.

1. Foundational trajectories
1.a Semiotics and narratives studies
1.b The passages between semiology and semiotics
1.c The passages and interactions between verbal and non-verbal semiotics
1.d Foundation and logical fundaments of semiotics
1.e The analysis of discourse as an interpretative practice
1.f The histories of semiotics: foundations and continuities

2. Transdisciplinary trajectories
2.a Semiotics and Sociology
2.b Semiotics and Psychoanalysis
2.c Semiotics and history
2.d Semiotics and philosophy
2.e Semiotics and cognitive sciences
2.f Semiotics and biological sciences
2.g Semiotics and design
2.h Semiotics and architecture
2.i Semiotics and anthropology

3.The semiotics as analysis and criticism
3.a The articulations and confrontations between semiotic perspectives and research in communication
3.b Semiotics of doxological discourses (political, religious, journalistic)
3.c Semiotics of scientific discourses
3.d The semiotics of the stage and the staging
3.e Arts semiotics: times and territories
3.f Semiotics of visual, sound and audiovisual languages
3.g Indexical semiotics (materialities, bodies, objects)
3.h Semiotics of performativity
3.i Semiotics of spatiality (geographies, territories, borders)
3.j Semiotics of mediatizations
3.k Transpositions and transmedia phenomena



  • Title of presentation
  • Author/s
  • Institution (indicate for each author)
  • Country
  • E-mail (one for each author)
  • Thematic axis (two axes can be chosen)
  • Five keywords
  • The presentations should have an extension of 300 to 500 words.

Deadlines for submission and proposals acceptance

  • Presentation of abstracts: from October 1 to December 5, 2018. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is extended until 15 January 2019.
  • Abstracts acceptance communication: until February 28, 2019


The accepted languages of the congress and the publication are four: the official ones of the IASS-AIS (English, French, Spanish and German). In this opportunity, Portuguese will be included as invited language as a suggestion of the Organizing Committee of the congress and by the endorsement of the IASS-AIS board.
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