The editor as EAP instructor: Publication as a learning objective
2016/08/19 presentation at
8th International Conference on ESP in Asia [jointly with]
3rd International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP

Novakian mapping for argument work
2016/08/21 workshop at
8th International Conference on ESP in Asia [jointly with]
3rd International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP

Using information structure mapping to introduce the writing of micro-genres
2016/12/12 UEC Tokyo
Colloquium on the Current Development in EST Education in Japan” & “Open Workshop on Effective Vocabulary Teaching and Learning Strategies for English Language Learners”
Organized by the Research Station for Innovative Global Tertiary English Education (IGTEE)

The invisible structures of technical writing: Pattern recognition for learner executive mode
JACET ESP, Toyo University, December 19, 2015

Visual metaphors as a cognitive scalpel: cutting through the language disguise
2nd International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP     2015/02/14
Information structures and visual metaphors as architecture for low-text representations
BAAL 2014 Coventry, England     2014/09/04

Ears to hear with: The instructed writing center
6th Symposium on Writing Centers in Asia (Writing Centers Association of Japan)     2014/03/08

Concept mapping and text analysis: A composite tool for EAP writers and mentors     Writing Research Across Borders 3.
International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research (ISAWR)     2014/02/17


Academic writing process: Cycling between Cmaps and text analysis
JALTCALL 2013, Matsumoto, Japan

Cmaps as intellectual prosthesis: Cycling between text analysis and rhetorical mapping
GERAS 34, Paris. (Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche en Anglais de Spécialité)

See the trees: Concept mapping for text analysis
Presented at Writing Centers Association of Japan, March 2013.


Map Constraint for Abstraction
Israel Forum for Academic Writing International Conference, MOFET Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Constrained-linked concept mapping as an inroad to abstract writing.
Israel Forum for Academic Writing International Conference, MOFET Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Tool selection strategy for software-based visualization in technical academic argument work
Colloque 2012, GERAS (Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche en Anglais de Spécialité), Grenoble, France. March 2012.

Task post mortems as writing center preparation
4th Symposium on Writing Centers in Asia, Tokyo, February 2012


It’s all in the links: deciding concept map type and usage in language task
AsiaTEFL 2011 Seoul, Korea

Concept mapping pitfalls: metaphors and branching
Eurocall 2011 Nottingham England

Iconic notions in e-learning: Expanding the Planet Project’s pattern language
ALT-C Leeds, England

Gadgets pwn us? A pattern language for CALL
JALTCALL 2011 Kurume Japan

Publish or perish as an instruction-end learning opportunity
Symposium on Second Language Writing 2011, Taipei, Taiwan

Language as a Disguise for Information
Keynote at APTEL, Osaka, Japan Sept 24-26 2010

Graphical tagging of information structures in the IT endowed technical academic writing class
EuroCALL 2010, Bordeaux, France
8-11 September 2010

How Academic Writing Works for Engineers: A Good-enough Structural Anatomy of Discourse
Litteracies Universitaires, Lille, France
2, 3, 4 septembre 2010

Mind Maps and Mindless Maps
N.E.A.R. 2010, Niigata, Japan

Media as Levers
Wireless Ready 4, Nagoya Japan

Information structures: The essential deep foundation of concept mapping
TELDAP 2010, Taipei, Taiwan


Unique signs for plural utterances: alleviating doubt in the language learner
10th World Congress of Semiotics
International Association for Semiotic Studies/Association Internationale de Sémiotique (IASS/AIS)
A Coruña, Spain

A Decision Matrix for the Use of Mapping and Mapping Software
Eurocall 2009, 9-12 September, 2009, Escuela Técnica Superior de Gandia
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Concept mapping: styles, techniques and language tasks
JALTCALL 2009,  June 5-7, 2009
Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo

Cmap Tools and the Avoidance of Mindless Mapping
Third International Wireless Ready Symposium
NUCB Graduate School, Nagoya, Japan, February 20, 2009


Interface-based orchestrations for narrowing constructivist task
EuroCALL 2008, 3-6 September 2008
Kodolányi University College, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Cmap link label constraint for the structural narrowing of constructivist second language tasks
CMC2008 – 3rd International Conference on Concept Mapping, September 20-26, 2008
Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia / Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland

Limiting writing task freedom by constraining Cmap link type
WorldCALL 2008, August 6-8, 2008, Fukuoka Japan

Let’s Be Novakian: Constraining Task with Structural Mapping Software
JALTCALL 2008, Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan. 31May – 1 June, 2008

Foundation critical thinking: Saying what you mean
Cambodia TESOL, Phnom Penh, February 23-24, 2008


Graphics for cognitive load reduction
JALT Annual Conference, Tokyo, November 2007

Graphical Anchoring of Second Language Writing Task
Symposium on Second Language Writing, Nagoya, September 2007

Dimensions of Media Object Comprehensibility
IWoM3C: 2nd International Workshop on Machine-Mediated Multimodal Communication
7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
July 18-20, 2007 Niigata, Japan

Working memory and text-to-speech-to-text in language task
EuroCALL, September 2007, Coleraine, N. Ireland

Text to speech to text: a third orality?
JALT CALL SIG Annual Conference, June 2007, Waseda University, Tokyo.

Leading to Critical Thinking: Thinking in English
JALT International Conference
Fukuoka, November 4, 2006

Thinking in English: Foundation Critical Thinking
Korea TESOL 2006
Sookmyong Women’s University, Seoul
October 28, 2006

The Uses of PowerPoint
East Shikoku JALT conference on CALL
Kochi University of Technology
October 22, 2006

The Style Dossier: Strategic Schemes for EAP Curriculum
iPED 2006, Coventry, England
September 7, 2006

The expanding palette: Emergent CALL paradigms
(Invited virtual presentation)
Antwerp CALL 2006

Anticipating thunderous change: reflection tools for paradigm work.
JALTCALL 2006, Sapporo Gakuin University,
June 2, 2006
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Blending tasks, motivation, and ownership of text.
January 14, 2006 Kochi University, Kochi, Japan.
3rd meeting of East Shikoku Chapter, JALT.
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Thinking in English: task support with graphics and varied processing
International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching.
September 21-23, 2005, Leuven, Belgium

Technical Hypertext Accessibility: Information Structures and Rhetorical Framing
Hypertext 2005 Salzburg Sept 6-10

“Processing” as a Heuristic for CALL Task Design
EUROCALL 2005 Krakow August 23-27

Do It Another Way: Accelerating Strategic Language Use
June 10, 2005. Otoyo-cho, Kochi, Japan.
2nd meeting of East Shikoku Chapter, JALT.

“Beyond the Commercial Textbook: Your Own is Better”
April 23, 2005. Otoyo-cho, Kochi, Japan.
Kickoff meeting of East Shikoku Chapter, JALT.

“Unambiguous graphics: making entry-level ESP materials.”
March 19, 2005. Greece TESOL, Athens, Greece.


“Iconic information maps to unify a genre-based curriculum”
December 2. 2004. (Asia and Oceania) Pacific CALL Conference, Singapore

Document Design for Materials Writing
November 20, 2004. (Asia and Oceania) The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
30th Annual Conference on Language Teaching and Learning. Tezukayama University, Nara, Japan

Semiotic Integration: Infomaps for Critical Thinking
November 22, 2004. (Asia and Oceania) The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
30th Annual Conference on Language Teaching and Learning. Tezukayama University, Nara, Japan

“Semiotic Integration of Visual Language Elements”
Sept. 7, 2004 International CALL Conference, Antwerp, Belgium.

“Document Design and Information Architecture: Heuristic Tools for CALL”
Sept. 6, 2004 International CALL Conference, Antwerp, Belgium.

“Semiotic Integration: Information Structure Maps”
Sept. 4, 2004 EuroCALL 2004 Vienna, Austria

“The Underside of CALL: Document Design”
Sept. 3, 2004 EuroCALL 2004 Vienna, Austria

Semiotic Integration: Information Structure Maps
June 5, 2004 Annual JALT CALL conference, Tokiwa University, Mito, Japan.

Document Design Sources for CALL
June 5, 2004 Annual JALT CALL conference, Tokiwa University, Mito, Japan.


“Text nouveau revisited: Readability of electronic text for non-native readers of English.”
JALTCALL Annual conference: “CALL for All.”
Kinjo Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan October 4-5, 2003.

“A case-based needs analysis for computer-mediated L2 writing.”
EuroCALL 2003, University of Limerick, Ireland 3-6 September 2003.

CALL professionals and the future of CALL research (C.A.L.L. 2002)
“Content design and task design of an online self-study ESP course”
University of Antwerp, Belgium August 18-20, 2002

“Shadowing L1 Content in L2 Self Study Courses”
Hiroshima, Japan. May 19, 2002

International Business Communicators
9th Annual Conference on Communication and Culture in the Workplace
Tokyo, March 23-24, 2002.
“Instruction for L2 Research Writing: a case-based need analysis”

Communication Association of Japan Annual Conference
Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, February 17, 2002
“A Genre Based Approach to Critical Thinking”

InSITE Symposium on IT and Education,
Kochi University of Technology, January 2002
“Document Design and IT for Language Education.”

Exeter CALL 2001, Exeter, England
“CALL labs: Have they run their course?”

JALTCALL 2001, Ota, Japan.
“CALL labs: back to the future…or the past?”

EuroCALL 2000, Dundee, Scotland
“Prescriptive scaffolding: guided web reading for structured writing”

FLEAT IV, Kobe, July 2000
“Scaffolded Writing Projects: Text from the Web”

EuroCALL ’99, Besançon, France
“Signalling Text Structure in Hypertext”

CALL and the Learning Community Conference
Exeter, England September 1999
‘Signalling Structure in Web Documents: Support for the Non-native Reader”

EuroCALL ’98, Leuven, Belgium. September 12, 1998.
“Text Nouveau: Visible Structure in Text Presentation”.

1998 Central Japan Language Education Workshop,
Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (JAIST),
Tatsunokuchi, Japan. October 30, 1998.
“Sources of Motivation in a CALL Scenario”.

Japan Association for Language Teaching 1998 Annual Conference,
Omiya, Japan. November 21, 1998.
“Computers and Writing: Focused Entry -level Tasks”
(with D. Greene and M. Otlowski).

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