CFP: International Conference on Media and Communication (ICMC) | Madrid, 16-18.06.2011
Second International Conference on Media and Communication (ICMC): Communication Challenges in an Interconnected World
School of Humanities & Communication Studies ► San Pablo CEU University ► Madrid ► Spain ►June 16-18th, 2011
The II International Graduate Conference on Media and Communication is jointly organized and/or supported by:
• School of Humanities and Communication Studies (San Pablo CEU University, Madrid, Spain)
• Centro para as Ciências da Comunicação, C2COM (University of Porto, Portugal),
• Asociación de Comunicación Política (ACOP).
• European Communication Research and Education Association’s Young Scholars’ Network (YECREA) under the ECREA umbrella.
• DOXA. Revista Interdisciplinar de Comunicación y Ciencias Sociales.
• Global Media Journal (Portuguese Edition).
• Project 'New Media and Digital Campaigns' (PTDC/CCI-JOR/102660/2008) sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal).
The I International Graduate conference on Media and Communication (ICMC) took place at the University of Porto (Portugal) on May, 2010. It served to provide a timely opportunity to spark a discussion of the dynamics between media and the political world, in different countries, with a particular focus on the role of the media in exceptional times: the way candidates and parties are covered during elections campaigns and the media performance in wartime periods.
This time the International Graduate Conference on Media and Communication celebrates its second edition, which is dedicated to new communication challenges in this interconnected world. It will be held in Madrid, at the School of Humanities and Communication Studies at San Pablo CEU University (Spain). It will focus on global risks. It will pay special attention to global crisis such as humanitarian crises, catastrophes, disasters, situations of violence, uprising, or student riots.
The three-day programme will include prestigious guest-speakers and young researchers. There will be time for presentations and discussions. The programme will include these conferences:
• Challenges to Media Coverage: Crisis and Humanitarian Interventions.
• Challenges and changes of the Internet for Politics.
• Challenges of New Media and New Communication in the era of the Internet.
• Challenges of Communication after Wikileaks Scandals.
The guest-speaker list includes the participation of:
• Piers Robinson (University of Manchester, UK).
• Mark Deuze (Indiana University, USA) by teleconferencing.
• International non-profit organization speakers.
• Editors in Chief of main Spanish mass media.
• International researchers, scholars and experts.
Registration will be free. There are no registration fees. Participants must cover their own travel and maintenance expenses. Participation in external activities linked to the conferences may be charged.
Proposals and abstracts
If you are interested in participating in this conference, send an electronic version of an extended abstract, with a preferred length between 500 to 750 words, accompanied by contact details and a brief bio/profile of 120 words. Abstracts must include the following information: full name; institutional address, and email account; autobiography of 120 words, title, and up to six key words.
Abstracts should be sent no later than March 31st. Abstracts should be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish (although presentations will be in English) and should summarize the paper contents, explain relevance to conference theme, outline methodology, contain a clear argument, theoretical framework, methodology and key results.
MA and BA work of exceptional quality will also be accepted provided that it meets the requirements of the call for papers of the conference. Participants may submit more than one proposal, but only one paper by the same first author will be accepted into the program. An award of the best papers in English, Spanish and Portuguese of the conference will be granted by the organizers and the scientific commission. The ‘Global Media Journal’ (Portuguese Edition) and ‘Doxa: Revista Interdisciplinar de Comunicación y Ciencias Sociales’ will study the possibility of publishing a selection of best papers presented.
Submission of proposals
Proposals should be submitted before March 31st to the following email address depending on the language used for the abstract:
Spanish: Francisco Cabezuelo Lorenzo, PhD; email@example.com
English: Karen Sanders, PhD; firstname.lastname@example.org
Portuguese: Rui Alexandre Novais, PhD; email@example.com
Deadlines for submissions
February 25, 2011 Open – Call for papers
March 31, 2011 Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals
April 10, 2011 Decision of acceptance of abstracts.
May 20, 2011 Deadline for submission of entire paper.
June 16-17-18, 2011 Celebration of the conference in Madrid
Submission guidelines for accepted papers
Organizers and scientific committee will accept proposals from communication and media studies related to the topic mentioned above. Papers extension should be around 5500-7500 words including notes and references.
The members of the organization initially will review all manuscripts and decide on whether they fit within the aims and scope, meet the quality standards of the conference, and if the publication potential is sufficient to proceed with anonymous reviews by the scientific committee.
Papers that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned to the author(s) for revision.
Only papers in Spanish, Portuguese and English are accepted for publication. All submissions should be made electronically as email attachment to the contacts provided above, with 'Paper for ICMC Madrid 2011’ in the subject line.
Text to be clearly organized. Titles and section headings should be clear and brief with a clear hierarchy of headings and subheadings and quotations exceeding 40 words displayed, indented, in the text without quotation marks. Short quotations in the text itself should be marked as such with quotation marks.
Essential notes, if necessary, should be indicated by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references. References in both the text and end notes should follow Harvard style. Tables and figures should have short descriptive titles and all artwork should be at least 300 dpi.
Views expressed in the papers are not necessarily endorsed by the organizers, conveners, evaluators and, San Pablo CEU University or the University of Porto. The authors are the sole responsible party for the content of the manuscript.
Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reproducing any previously published material. Contributing authors retain copyright on their work, but give reprint permission to the organization of the conference in other electronic and print formats, including books.
The organization keeps the right to change or adapt the given rules in order to improve the quality of the event. It also may modify the programme for external causes. Updated information will be published on the official web of the School of Humanities and Communication Studies of San Pablo CEU University.