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Graphemics in the 21st century—From graphemes to knowledge

The conference will take place at IMT Atlantique (formerly Télécom Bretagne), in Brest, on June 14-15-16, 2018.

Conference topics

  • Epistemology of graphemics: history, onomastics, topics, interaction with other disciplines
  • Foundations of graphemics
  • History and typology of writing systems, comparative graphemics
  • Semiotics of writing and of writing systems
  • Computational/formal graphemics
  • Graphemic theory of Unicode encoding
  • Graphemics as part of linguistics, in particular: graphemics vs. phonology
  • Orthographic reforms, theory and practice
  • Graphemics and multiliteracy
  • Sinographemics
  • Typographemics and interaction of typography and graphemics
  • Texting, latinization, new forms of written language
  • ASCII art, emoticons and other pictorial uses of graphemes
  • The future of writing, of writing systems and styles
  • Graphemics and font technologies
  • Graphemics in steganography and computer security (phishing, typosquatting, etc.)
  • Graphemics in media and communication / Aesthetics of writing in the digital era
  • Graphemics in experimental psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Teaching graphemics, the five Ws and one H
  • Applications of graphemics in natural language processing and text mining
  • Applications of graphemics in optical character recognition and information technologies


It is planned to publish the proceedings with Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series (final approval pending).

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