:: UPDATES ::  

1- Certificates are granted to all researchers electronically, all their names will be written in a single certificate according to the order issued during registration.
2- Each presenter from outside Malaysia must video record his paper presentation, the recording will be uploaded via the Google Drive link (will be given later by the secretariat) and the video length should be no more than 10 minutes.
3- Inviting all interested parties with no paper presentaion to register and attend the conference sessions, a certificate of participation will be issued for them electronically free of charge.
4- New guide on paper criteria HERE


The conference welcomes scholars, authors, researchers and translators in linguistics and literature from educational institutions, universities, and literary, linguistic and cultural associations to participate in the conference.

Paper Criteria

The papers will be refereed by specialists and subsequently will be published in the conference book. Writers are advised to observe the followings:

  • * Writing the abstract in Arabic in 200 words.
  • * Papers must not exceed 5000 words inclusive of the references and appendices.
  • * Download details on paper criteria HERE.
  • * Submission of abstracts and full papers via online.
  • * Please create an account first for submission CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT 
  • * Papers must be within the scope of the conference themes.
  • * Observing the academic writing ethics.



1. Conference Proceedings with ISBN number.

2. Special Issue of Journal of Linguistic and Literary Studies (E-ISSN 2180-1665of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature IIUM consists of outstanding papers and papers which are consistent with the themes of the conference (an additional fee of RM500 will be imposed on each paper for journal publication).  The previous issues for the past ICALLs are accessible at:


Important Dates

  • * Deadline of abstracts                               : 20th of September 2020
                                                                       : 1st of October 2020
  • * Announcement of abstract acceptance   : 5th of October 2020
  • * Full paper deadline                                  :  15th of November 2020
                                                                       :  25th of November 2020

                                                                       :  1st of December 2020
  • * Announcement of full paper acceptance :  1st of December 2020
  • * Conference event                                     : 22nd - 23rd of December 2020


Language of Conference & Presentation

  • * Arabic is the language of the conference but papers written in Malay and English are also accepted with the condition that the abstracts must still be submitted in Arabic. As for interested exhibitors, they can use one of the three languages above.
  • * The presentation will be done online via ZOOM Platform


Venue of Conference

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur