First GSFL Regulars’ Table Tickets
Apr 15 all-day

Dear GSFL Members,

In an effort to strengthen the bond between all members, I am starting a GSFL Regulars’ Table. Once
a month, we can all meet virtually in a relaxed atmosphere to get to know each other and chat a bit.
To be fair to all our members across the world, I will try to serve all relevant time zones and alternate
in the scheduling. Also, the contents or activities for each Regular’s Table will vary. The details for
each meeting will be announced via our different member channels.

The first GSFL Regulars’ Table will take place on Thursday, 15 April 2021 at 19:00 CEST (Central
European Time). You are all invited. Our first meeting will involve a “speed friending” exercise to give
us a chance to get to know one another better by talking about relaxed topics of interest in a
changing set of small groups. With every new group, a new discussion question will be introduced.

To take part in our Regular’s Table, please write a short message to:

virtualconfcoordinator.gsfl@gmail.com. In your message, please be sure to include your time zone.
All registrants will be sent the all necessary log in information before our first meeting. All GSFL
members are eligible to take part.

Do you have great ideas for activities for the Regular’s Table? Do you have technical or organisational
questions about the Regulars’ Table you would like to ask? Would you like to have a chat about
options for virtual meetings? Just send me an email to the above address.

I’d be more than happy to help you!

Hope to see you soon!

Ulrike Lohner
your GSFL Virtual Conference Coordinator

Beyond Crime Scenes and Autopsies Tickets
Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Virtual Speaker Webinar Series is a global event that educates communities about forensic science and related topics.

About this Event

Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS) presents BEYOND CRIME SCENES AND AUTOPSIES: Live Speaker Webinar Series, which has moved online due to the pandemic. This monthly speaker series is open to all ages. Join us for conversations and interactive presentations with experts who will discuss forensic science, violence, trauma, emergency services, and other related topics.




Become a member of the “Beyond Crime Scenes and Autopsies” Patreon community and continue to enjoy the speaker series for free along with other exclusive benefits that also include my slack channel only for Patreon members for as low as $10.00 per month.


About the Speaker:

Alexandra Victoria Elizabeth Kingsley started in Art and then moved into Science which followed her back to Art. After winning several art awards, Alexendra started studying Forensic Anthropology at the Ohio State University. She is a Forensic Facial Reconstruction Artist and studied personally with the world renowned Betty Pat. Gattliff, the inventor of the American Method, of Forensic Facial Reconstruction. Kingsley has constructed the face of a 2,700 year old Egyptian Mummy named Amunet, which is viewable at the Ohio History Connection Museum. She is affiliated with team F.A.C.T. (Forensic Anthropology Case Team) which are a team of experts called out to active cold cases to help work the crime scenes and consulted on a Federal level with BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation). Alexandra has also been published as an anatomical illustrator as well as guest lecturing and teaching 3d workshops at numerous collages as an expert in the field of Forensic Art.


  • History overview of how Forensic Art came about. What is Forensic Art & What it’s not!
  • Anatomy, Art, & Law, three major things that one must know in order to do forensic art
  • Background & understanding the methods;The Daubart Standards.
  • Record keeping and the forensic chain of custody.
  • Getting into the field and what to be apart of
  • Examples and Links for further connection & extended learning
  • Ending with discussions and lots of question time!
11th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis (WASSA2021) Tickets
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day

Date: 19-Apr-2021 – 20-Apr-2021
Location: Online, Ukraine
Contact Person: Orphée De Clercq

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Jan-2021

Building on previous editions, the aim of WASSA 2021 is to bring together researchers working on Subjectivity, Sentiment Analysis, Emotion Detection and Classification and their applications to other NLP or real-world tasks (e.g. public health messaging, fake news, media impact analysis) and researchers working on interdisciplinary aspects of affect computation from text.

Call for Papers:

We strongly encourage submissions that tackle sentiment or emotion detection and classification in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this edition, we encourage the submission of long and short research and demo papers including, but not restricted to the following topics:

– Public sentiments and communication patterns of public health emergencies, e.g. COVID-19
– Resources for subjectivity, sentiment, emotion and social media analysis
– Opinion retrieval, extraction, categorization, aggregation and summarization
– Trend detection in social media using subjectivity, sentiment and emotion analysis
– Humor, Irony and Sarcasm detection
– The role of emotion and affective phenomena in dis/misinformation
– Online reputation management
– Aspect and topic-based sentiment analysis
– Transfer learning for domain, language and genre portability of sentiment analysis
– Modelling commonsense knowledge for subjectivity, sentiment or emotion analysis
– Improvement of NLP tasks using subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
– Intrinsic and extrinsic evaluation of subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
– Detecting and quantifying the emotional effect of factual arguments
– Application of theories from other related fields to subjectivity and sentiment analysis
– Implicit sentiment and bias analysis in newswire text
– Multimodal emotion detection and classification

At WASSA 2021, we will accept two types of submissions: long and short papers.

The link for submission of papers will be available soon; please check our website for updates.

Important dates:
– Submission deadline: January 18, 2021
– Notification: February 18, 2021
– Camera-ready deadline: March 1, 2021
– Workshop date: To be confirmed (April 19 or 20, 2021)

For more information, please refer to the workshop website: https://wt-public.emm4u.eu/wassa2021/

Wildlife Cybercrime Investigations Using Open Source Data Tickets
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
BCS Cybercrime Forensics specialist group

About this Event


Stuart Clarke – Regional Director & Cyber CTO at Nuix


17:30 – Webinar starts

19:00 – Close


Wildlife Cybercrime Investigations


The illegal wildlife trade is one of the largest forms of transnational organized crime, earning tens of billions of dollars per year. Fraud, money-laundering, violence, trafficking, and corruption often come hand-in-hand with wildlife crime. The challenges for law enforcement agencies are like those investigators face every day—although often in more exotic locations.

Many criminal networks use mobile devices, social media platforms, the dark web, e-commerce, and instant messaging to coordinate their activities, find buyers, and sell their illicit product. Investigators must take a multifaceted approach that bridges real-world and digital activity, exposing hidden connections across people, objects, locations, and events. This session will explore digital forensic techniques that enable all kinds of investigators to understand criminal networks and reveal insights that help disrupt future illegal activities.

In the session you will learn:

● The key drivers behind one of the largest organized global crimes

● How Nuix can connect POLE objects across intelligence, mobile & IoT devices and social media to reveal hidden connections

● Techniques for developing intelligence to disrupt all forms of organized crime.



Stuart is an internationally respected information security expert who is responsible for the overall security and intelligence strategy and delivery at Nuix.

During his time at the company, Stuart has advised the United Nations’ peak cybersecurity body ITU and provided cybersecurity training for over 60 computer emergency response teams. He led the development of Nuix Investigation & Response, an innovative investigative tool used to delve into the causes and scope of data breaches. He also currently leads the development of Nuix Insight Analytics & Intelligence, a powerful security intelligence platform.

Stuart has a deep understanding of the Nuix technology and capabilities. Prior to joining Nuix, he used Nuix offerings extensively in breach response. He brings that understanding together with a vision for the cybersecurity needs of Nuix’s current and prospective clients.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Computer Forensics and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has developed and delivered training for a Master of Science program in Computer Security and Forensics, has contributed to a book covering evidence preservation as well as published several industry-recognized white papers.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.



Cybercrime Forensics specialist group


Forensic Graphology (21 April 2021) Tickets
Apr 21 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 12:00 am

International Podcast hosted by HRCitizen.com and SOMEGRAF.

About this Event

Hello! This is your host Josue Briseno CEO of HRCitizen.com, don’t miss my conversation with Sheila Lowe on Forensic Graphology.

We will stream live on April 21, 2021 at 2pm PST https://www.facebook.com/HRCitizen/.

Sheila is a Professional Handwriting Examiner (certified forensic document examiner and certified graphologist), with a fifty-year background in handwriting analysis.

Sheila is the author of six internationally acclaimed books on handwriting psychology, and handwriting analyzer software, including many other writes on mystery fiction.

Linguistics and Life Conference Tickets
Apr 23 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Conference Call


LOCATION: Online (host organization located in Philadelphia), USA


LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): Anthropological Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics


SUBMISSION ADDRESS: https://easychair.org/cfp/7thLLLC

WEBSITE: https://gsolt9.wixsite.com/gsoltconference2021

CONTACT PERSON: Sarah Rawls gsolt@temple.edu


This annual conference is hosted by the student organization, Graduate Students of Language at Temple (GSOLT). It is a student-run forum for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research in a supportive environment conducive to professional and scholarly development. Our theme this year is Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Foreign/Second Language Education. This year’s theme explores language use across social and technological contexts. As an interdisciplinary organization, we will consider any language-related topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:


  • ​Analysis of Discourse and Interaction (DIS)
  • Multilingualism, Immersion, Heritage, and Minority Education (MIH)
  • Language Cognition and Brain Research (COG)
  • Language Planning and Policy (LPP)
  • Language and Ideology (LAI)
  • Reading, Writing, and Literacy (RWL)
  • Language Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA)
  • Sociolinguistics (SOC)
  • Teacher Education, Beliefs, and Identities (TED)
  • Linguistics (Semantics, Syntax, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics, etc. ) (LIG) ​
  • Language Teaching and Technology in the Time of COVID (LTTC)


Please submit a 250 to 300-word abstract by Sunday, January 31st, 2021. Abstracts should be written in English and include a connection to the conference theme. On your form, please be sure to specify the strand(s) your proposal best fits. For conference related inquiries, contact the GSOLT Conference Committee at the email above or use the messenger function on the website.

When Words Solve Crimes Tickets
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Think Forensic would like to invite you to another intriguing and unique virtual workshop. This time along with our linguistics expert, we will be exploring the subject of Forensic Linguistics. How do audio transcripts assist in criminal cases? Can the written word help build a profile of an offender? Can text in documents prove authorship? Reference will be made to examples and real crimes and there will be plenty of time to ask your own questions on this intriguing subject.

Please note: The session will be hosted on Zoom on Sunday 25th April at 7pm. A link to the event will be sent to you sign up email a few days before ready for you to join on the evening.

Cost £10 per household.

From the Unabomber to Three Staged Suicide Cases Tickets
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event is part of the UST Department of English Webinar Series on Forensic Linguistics.

12th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2021) Tickets
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day

Date: 28-Apr-2021 – 30-Apr-2021
Location: ONLINE, Spain

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 23-Dec-2020

The Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO) and the Murcia Steering Committee are pleased to invite you to the 12th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2021), which will take place on a virtual format from 28 to 30 April 2021 at the College of Arts of the University of Murcia, Spain. This online version of the conference intends to follow up AELINCO’S interest in the organization of valuable academic meetings, even if faced with the current health crisis (the schedule of the future editions of the conference will be voted by the members at the next AELINCO’s meeting).
The cornerstone of the conference will be computational linguistics based on written corpora and its professional applications. The theme proposed will focus on the potential of morphosyntactic analysis for the study of corpora in the written medium and for the development of tools for the language technology market.

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:

– Carole E. Chaski (Alias Technology, LLC & Institute for Linguistic Evidence) https://linguisticevidence.org/

– Tony Berber-Sardinha (Catholic University of Sao Paulo) http://www2.lael.pucsp.br/~tony

– Stephan Th. Gries (UC Santa Barbara & JLU Giessen) http://www.stgries.info/
– Javier Pérez Guerra (University of Vigo) http://lvtc.uvigo.es/people/jperez

Call for Papers:

In addition to the proposals accepted during the previous Call for Papers, AELINCO members are encouraged to submit new abstract proposals contributing to any of the nine AELINCO thematic panels:
1. Corpus design, compilation and types
2. Discourse, literary analysis and corpora
3. Corpus-based grammatical studies
4. Corpus-based lexicology and lexicography
5. Corpora, contrastive studies and translation
6. Linguistic variation and change through corpora
7. Corpus-based computational linguistics
8. Corpora, language acquisition and teaching
9. Special uses of corpus linguistics

The CILC2021 Steering Committee invites to submit further paper proposals (20 minutes), posters, workshops or seminars, in line with the central theme of this Conference or related to one of the nine thematic panels of AELINCO.

Each participant can submit a maximum of two proposals in English or Spanish from 23 October 2020 until 23 December 2020. The information sheet can be found on the following website: http://www.aelinco.es/en/cilc-instructions-style-sheet

The proposals will be sent via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/account/signin?l=XVBROyVZNYTL6TZLDbvw8L), indicating the selected panel. Each proposal can only be included in one single panel. The notification of acceptance will be communicated on February 26, 2021.

If you are a member of the Association, please make sure that your yearly membership fee is up-to-date; no further registration fees will be required for CILC2021. If you wish to become a member of AELINCO, you can get a full description of the procedure on AELINCO website: http://www.aelinco.es

A selection of the papers presented at the CILC2021 conference will be published in AELINCO journal, Research in Corpus Linguistics (https://ricl.aelinco.es/), and in Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science (https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JRDS/).

For more detailed information on the organization of CILC2021, please visit our website: http://eventos.um.es/go/cilc2021

Journal of Language and Discrimination (Open Theme) Tickets
Apr 30 all-day

TYPE OF CALL: Journal Article


LINGUISTIC FIELD(S): Anthropological Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Open until filled


SUBMISSION ADDRESS: massimiliano.demata@unito.it and nlknoblo@svsu.edu

WEBSITE: https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JLD

CONTACT PERSON: Massimiliano Demata massimiliano.demata@unito.it and Natalia Knoblock (Saginaw Valley State University) nlknoblo@svsu.edu


The Journal of Language and Discrimination examines the relationship between language and the many forms of discrimination (in terms of race, ethnicity, language, gender, religion, age, ability and other characteristics) affecting most societies today. It encourages intellectual crossover and serves as a scholarly forum bringing together researchers from a large number of diverse but related fields. This multidisciplinary journal appeals to theorists and practitioners working on linguistic representations of discrimination within linguistics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, education, law and criminal justice, feminism, queer theory, disability studies, race studies, and more. It addresses socially consequential issues, such as inequality, prejudice, and discrimination, in light of the many social and political challenges taking place in many nations.

The journal publishes high-quality, original research and ensures its academic rigour by utilising double-blind expert review process. It strives to make the review and publication process as transparent, smooth, and user-friendly as possible while maintaining the high standard of published content.

The themes of future general and special issues might include: language and ageism; language and disability; gender and language; same sex marriage and civil partnership; racist language; religious language discrimination; legal perspectives on language and discrimination; language and sexual orientation; trolling; offence; political correctness; drug/alcohol users and language; fat shaming; language and social justice; islamophobia; anti-Semitism; the language of terrorism; standardisation, education and 2nd language learners; migration policies and language analysis; hate speech; animal rights/primate campaigns and language; dialect, accent and discrimination; minority languages; metaphors and discrimination; challenging linguistic stereotypes; language and class; freedom of speech.

Please, write to Massimiliano Demata (University of Turin) and Natalia Knoblock (Saginaw Valley State University) for further inquiries.