Plenary & Keynote Conference Papers

  • O’Halloran, Kay L.  Learning from the Past. ‘Electric Dreams’: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference 2013. Macquarie University, Sydney Australia. 1-4 December 2013

  • O’Halloran, Kay L.  Multimodal Approaches to Language Learning. International Baccalaureate Language Teachers Convention. Tanglin Trust School Singapore. 18-20 January 2013.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. and Sabine Tan Multimodal Approach to Significations of Finance. M-Scopes: Mediated Significations of Finance Workshop. Aalto University Helsinki, Finland. 14-15 May 2012.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L., Tan Sabine and Marissa E. Analyzing and Modeling Semiotic Phenomena Using Interactive Software. SemioFest, London UK. 25-26 March 2012 (by video conference).

  • O’Halloran, Kay L.  Digital Approaches to Multimodal Analysis. The 4th Finnish Symposium on Functional Linguistics and Multisemiotic Discourse Analysis – MUST-4, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. 28- 29 November 2011.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Critical Multimodal Discourse Studies. 6th Annual Conference of the Latin American Systemic-Functional Linguistics Association (ALSFAL). Universidade Estadual Do Ceara (UECE) Brazil, 7-9 October 2010.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Language and Multiliteracies: Making The Connection. Multiliteracies: Exposing, Exploring and Experimenting – English Language Teaching Seminar 2009 (ELTS 2009). Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore 18-20 November 2009.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Software for Social Semiotic Research and Analysis of Multimodal Film Texts. The 3rd Finnish Symposium on Functional Linguistics and Multisemiotic Discourse Analysis (MUST-3). Analysing Film and Video from Multisemiotic Discourse Perspectives. University of – Helsinki, Finland. 26-28 August 2009.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. A Multimodal Approach to Discourse Studies: A Paradigm with New Research Questions, Agendas and Directions for the Digital Age. Territoire/Places of Writing Studies in Higher Education: Canadian and International Perspectives. Carleton University, Ottawa, – Canada 24-26 May 2009. Featured keynote address at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2009. Carleton University, Ottawa Canada. 23-31 May 2009.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Accumulating Knowledge across Semiotic Resources and Modalities. Disciplinarity, Knowledge and Language Symposium. University of Sydney, 8-10 December 2008.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Multimodal Discourse Analysis: Theory and Practice. University of Malaya Conference on Discourse and Society (UMDS) 2008. University of Malaya, 14-15 August 2008.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Multimodality Around the World: Past, Present and Future Directions for Research. 35th Systemic Functional Congress (ISFC35). Macquarie University, Sydney Australia 21-25 July 2008.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Texts, Identity, and Everyday Life in the Digital Age. Identity in Text Interpretation and Everyday Life International Conference. Hermeneutic Study and Education of Textual Configuration (HERSETEC). Global Centre of Excellence (COE) Program, Nagoya University, Japan 9-10 February 2008.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Inter-Semiotic Expansion of Meaning: Hierarchical Scales and Metaphor in Mathematics Discourse. Semiotic Margins: Reclaiming Meaning Conference. University of Sydney, Australia 10-12 December 2007.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Developing & Using Interactive Digital Media (IDM) for Multimodal Discourse Analysis: Research in the Multimodal Analysis Lab, Interactive Digital Media Institute (IDMI), Singapore. 1st Finnish Symposium on Functional Linguistics and Multisemiotic Discourse Analysis. University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Finland 4-7 July 2007.


Symposiums & Thematic Sessions

  • Michael O’Toole (Murdoch University, Western Australia), Kay O’Halloran (National University of Singapore) & Eija Ventola (Aalto University, Finland).  The Design of Grand Designs: Testing the SF Model for Architecture Symposium. 39th International Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress (ISFC39), University of Technology Sydney, Australia.16-20 July 2012.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L., Multimodality and Mathematics for the ‘Theorizing Embodiment in the Mathematics Classroom’ colloquium with Elizabeth de Freitas Adelphi University New York) and Nathalie Sinclair (Chairs); Kay L. O’Halloran (NUS Singapore), Brian Rotman (Ohio State University USA), Luis Radford (Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada) and Wolff-Michael Roth (University of Victoria, British Columbia) at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans USA, 8-12 April 2011.

  • Challenges and Approaches to Multimodal Studies. Kay L. O’Halloran (Chair), Bradley A. Smith, Alexey Podlasov, Stefano Fasciani, Sabine Tan, Feng Dezheng, Victor Lim Fei, Yu Liu and Zhang Yiqiong. Fifth International Conference on Multimodality (5ICOM). University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, 1-3 December 2010.

  • Digital Genres and Digital Literacy. Kay L. O’Halloran (Chair), María Valentina Noblia: Universidad Buenos Aires (UBA) Argentina; Emilia Djonov: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Australia. 6th Annual Conference of the Latin American Systemic-Functional Linguistics Association (ALSFAL). Universidade Estadual Do Ceara (UECE) Brazil, 7-9 October 2010.

  • Visuality and Multimodality. Marion G. Müller (Chair: Jacobs University Bremen, Germany), John A. Bateman (Bremen University, Germany), Hans-Jürgen Bucher (Trier University, Germany), Jana Holsanova (Lund University, Sweden), Kay L. O’Halloran (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Luc Pauwels (Antwerp University, Belgium) and Ognyan Seizov (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany). The 60th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association: Matters of Communication. SUNTEC International Conference Centre, Singapore. 22-26 June 2010.

  • Multimodal Semiotics in the Digital Age. Kay O’Halloran, Alexey Podlasov, Bradley Smith and Sabine Tan. 10th World Congress of Semiotics, Semiotica 2009. A Coruña Spain, 22-26 September 2009.

  • ISFC36 2009 Colloquium: Multimodal Analysis: Technology, Theory and Practice. Kay O’Halloran, Kevin Judd, Alexey Podlasov, Bradley Smith, Sabine Tan, Liu Yu, Victor Lim Fei, Boon Liang Loh, Marissa E, Zhang Yiqiong and Feng Dezheng. 36th International Systemic Functional Congress, Challenges to Systemic Functional Linguistics: Theory and practice. Tsinghua University, Beijing China, 14-18 July 2009.


Invited Presentations

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. & Judd, Kevin. Social Cultural Modeling of Effective Influence. Cognition Decision Human Systems Interface and Socio-Cultural Modeling Joint Program Review. US Air Force Office Scientific Research (AFOSR), Arlington, USA. 25-29 January 2010.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L., Peter Wignell, Bradley Smith, Sabine Tan, Victor Lim Fei & Liu Yu.

    Five Workshops at English Language Teaching Seminar (ELTS 2009)

    Multiliteracies: Exposing, Exploring and Experimenting. Organised by Ministry of Education. Singapore Management University 18-20 November 2009.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Systemic Functional Tools for Multimodal Analysis of Social Relations and Ideas. Social Disorganisation and Human Evolution: Media Disruption of Social Transmission Workshop. Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom, 24-27 September 2008.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. From Systemic Functional Linguistics to Multimodal Discourse Analysis.

    Department of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics Seminar. Yuan Ze University, Taipei, Taiwan 8 June 2007.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Systemic Functional Multimodal Discourse Analysis Approach to Mathematics and Science Discourse. Graduate Institute of Science Education Seminar. National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan 7 June 2007.


Conference Presentations

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Digital Humanities & Multimodal Semiotics for Mathematics Education Research. Mathematics Education and Contemporary Theory Conference (MECT). 17-19 July 2011, Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Tan, Sabine. Redundancies and Reduplications: Multimodal Representations of the Self on Business News Networks. Creative Industries Conference 2010, Multimodality, Practice and Mediation. 6-8 December 2010, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Zhang, Lingyan & Zimmermann, Roger. Presentation of Geo-Referenced Videos with Google Earth. 1st ACM Workshop on Surreal Media and Virtual Cloning, ACM Multimedia Conference 2010. Firenze, Italy, 29 October 2010.

  • Zhang, Yiqiong & Liu, Yu. Why is the PowerPoint not empowering? – A case study of PowerPoint authorship. CELC Symposium 2010 – Global Perspectives, Local Initiatives: Reflections & Practices in ELT. 26-28 May, 2010, Singapore.

  • Liu, Yu. Teaching and Learning Science Literacy: Implications from the Symbolic Construction of Chemical Discourse. Third Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference. National Institute of Education, 1-3 June 2009, Singapore.

  • Lim, Fei Victor. Multimodality in the Classroom. Disciplinarity, Knowledge and Language Symposium. University of Sydney, 8-10 December 2008.

  • Liu, Yu. Exploring Science Literacies in the Multimodal Discourse of Secondary School Chemistry. Disciplinarity, Knowledge and Language Symposium. University of Sydney, 8-10 December 2008.

  • Tan, Sabine. Exploring Multimodal Representations of Business News on the InternetGlobE 2008 – Critical Discourse Analysis and Global Media. 18-20 September 2008, Warsaw, Poland.

  • Lim, Fei Victor. The Construction of a Teacher in Making Lessons Come Alive: A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Film Text. Fourth International Conference on Multimodality (4-ICOM). 30 July – 1 August 2008, Singapore.

  • Liu, Yu. Intersemiotic Texture: Image and Language. Fourth International Conference on Multimodality (4-ICOM) 30 July – 1 August 2008, Singapore.

  • Smith, Bradley. ‘Mode Translation’ and Intonational Systems in English. Fourth International Conference on Multimodality (4-ICOM). 30 July – 1 August 2008, Singapore.

  • Tan, Sabine. Modelling Engagement in a Web-based Advertising Campaign. Fourth International Conference on Multimodality (4-ICOM) 30 July – 1 August 2008, Singapore.

  • Zhang, Yiqiong. Lost in Multimodality? – A Functional Analysis of Slides in a Conference Presentation. Fourth International Conference on Multimodality (4-ICOM). 30 July – 1 August 2008, Singapore.


Invited Poster Session

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. & Judd, Kevin. Social Cultural Modeling of Effective Influence: Systemic Functional Theory and Dynamical Systems Theory. Cognition Decision Human Systems Interface and Socio-Cultural Modeling Joint Program Review. US Air Force Office Scientific Research (AFOSR), Arlington, USA. 26-30 January 2009.

Project: Socio-cultural Modeling of Effective Influence

Project Number: AOARD-10-4107


Conference Papers

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. (Invited Paper) Multimodal Literacy in a Digital Media Age. Centre for English Language Communication’s 4th International Symposium, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 27-29 May 2013.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. Using Digital Technology to Teach Multimodal Literacy. 39th International Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress (ISFC39), University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 16-20 July 2012.

  • O’Halloran, Kay L. and Sabine Tan. Software Package for Teaching Multimodal Literacy 47th RELC International Seminar 2012 RELC, Singapore. 16-18 April 2012

  • O’Halloran, K. L. and E, Marissa K. L. Synthesis of Systemic Functional Theory and Dynamical Systems Theory for Multimodal Analysis. Fifth International Conference on Multimodality (5ICOM). University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, 1-3 December 2010.

Project: Towards a Social Theory of Semiotic Technology

Project Number: DP0988939


Conference Paper

  • Art as Research on Technology: “David Byrne Really Does Love PowerPoint”. Emilia Djonov (University of Technology, Sydney), Kay L. O’Halloran (National University of Singapore) and Theo van Leeuwen (University of Technology, Sydney). Fifth International Conference on Multimodality (5ICOM). University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, 1-3 December 2010.

Project: Mapping Asian Cultures

Project Number: HSS-0901-P02


Exhibition

  • Mapping Asian Cultures Exhibition. Kay L. O’Halloran, Lev Manovich and Bin (Ong Kian Peng). Fifth International Conference on Multimodality (5ICOM). University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, 1-3 December 2010.