Agenda

Morning Session

The morning session consisted of a key note speech as well as five short presentations on the papers that were selected for publication in the Proceedings. The presentations were around 15 to 20 minutes each, leaving another 10 to 15 minutes for discussion.

Afternoon Session

The afternoon session was focused on the TecCOMFrame project. The major topic was the development of an academic qualification and competence framework for Technical Communication studies. With the final framework the project consortium wants to enable and support transparency, recognition, and transferability of the qualification and competences of technical communicators throughout Europe. In order to achieve this, feedback and contributions from stakeholders were gathered and highly appreciated.

Agenda

Time

Title and speaker

8:30

Registration / Welcome Coffee

9:00

Official Welcome
Sissi Closs, University of Applied Science Karlsruhe, Germany
Birgitta Meex, University of Leuven, Belgium

9:10

Key Note Speech:
Situated LSP translation from a cognitive translational perspective (and some points of contact with technical writing)

Ralph Krüger, Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

10:00

From Interpreting Studies to Translation Studies:
A model for quality assessment

Maurizio Viezzi, University of Trieste (Italy)

10:30

An indexical analysis of multilingual communication:
Identifying issues for French writers in English

Dacia Dressen-Hammouda, Blaise Pascal University Clermont-Ferrand (France)

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Rule-based machine translation in a student’s project – analyzing and optimizing the output by means of pre-editing the source text
Marion Wittkowsky, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

12:00

An illustrated technical text in translation: Choice Network Analysis as a tool for depicting word-image interaction
Anne Ketola, University of Tampere (Finland)

12:30

A tracking study on technical content navigation behavior
Geert Brône, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Birgitta Meex, University of Leuven (Belgium)

13:00

Wrap-up of the morning session

13:05

Lunch

14:20

Technical Communication Programmes: Building Competences Needed In the Workplace
Tytti Suojanen, University of Tampere (Finland)
Jenni Virtaluoto, University of Oulu (Finland)

14:50

Introduction to TecCOMFrame-Project

15:05

TecCOMFrame – First Draft
Members of the Project Consortium TecCOMFrame

15:45

Discussion and Feedback

16:00

Coffee Break

16:20

Interactive groups on the topic: “Competence Requirements and Curricula Development for Technical Communication Studies”

17:20

Presentation of the group work

17:50

Wrap-up and conclusions

18:00

End of the event