Attending TALE 2018

TALE 2018 will be held at the Novotel Northbeach Wollongong and will offer experiences at the University of Wollongong and surrounding attractions. Wollongong is in close proximity to Sydney (and substantially cheaper).  Don't forget that December is summer in Australia so prepare for warm weather (and possible rain)!


Explore the various links below to discover the experience that awaits delegates at TALE 2018.

Conference Schedule At-a-Glance:


Day 1: Tuesday, 4 December (from 12 noon onwards)*: Pre-Conference Workshops + Opening Ceremony + Welcome Reception

Day 2: Wednesday, 5 December (full day): Main Conference Program (includes Industry Day) + Gala Dinner

Day 3: Thursday the 6 December (full day): Main Conference Program + Awards + Closing Ceremony

Day 4: Friday, 7th December: Social Program with optional tours (Note: Tour 2 has been cancelled)

*Note that Day 1 of the conference will take place at the University of Wollongong campus. There is a free shuttle service (operating every 10 minutes between 7am and 6pm and every 20 minutes from 6pm to 10pm) that can be used for transportation between the conference hotel and the UoW campus. We will also have some direct shuttles after the Welcome Reception directly back to the conference hotel. Days 2 and 3 of the conference will be at the conference hotel.

NEW Conference Program in PDF

An overview of the conference program in PDF available here

Prefer to use the app instead? Download instructions for the conference app is available in the arrival guide below.

NEW – Conference Arrival and Presentation Guide:


The Conference Arrival and Presentation Guide is the ultimate resource for those planning to attend and present at TALE 2018. Explore the draft program, register for a pre-conference workshop, and discover travel and city tips. Guidelines for Full, Short, and Poster presentations are also included.

How to get to Wollongong (a quick trip from Sydney Airport) and visa information for international attendees

Details of the conference venue and accommodation options for attendees.

Program commences at the University of Wollongong. Use free bus or other means for travel. Campus map available here

Outline of the fees and inclusions for attending the conference. The registration system allowing payment for the conference is now also open.

Experience Wollongong
Important Dates

16 Apr 2018

First-time author OPTIONAL  submission (CLOSED)


15 May 2018

Feedback to first-time authors (COMPLETE)

24 Aug  2018

Paper subsmission deadline (EXTENDED)

17 Aug 2018

Notification of review outcomes


01 Oct 2018

Camera-ready papers due

08 Oct 2018

Early-bird and presenter registration deadline

04 Dec 2018

Conference opening

04 Dec 2018

05 Dec 2018

06 Dec 2018

07 Dec 2018 

Pre-Conf Workshops + Opening + Welcome Reception

Main Technical Program + Conf Dinner

Main Technical Program + Closing Ceremony

Social Program (optional tours)

Bronze Sponsors

GOLD Sponsor

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