IAMCR 2014: Mediated Communication, Public Opinion and Society Section - CfP - Deadline 10 February

Call for Papers
Annual Conference
International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
Hyderabad, India July 15-19, 2014

The 2014 IAMCR conference will be held under the general theme
“Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice”

Mediated Communication, Public Opinion & Society Section 

The Mediated Communication, Public Opinion & Society section invites submissions for its open sessions at the IAMCR annual conference that will be held at  Hyderabad, India July 15-19, 2014 under the general theme: “Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice

The deadline for submissions is February 10, 2014. (For more information on submissions and decisions, see below)

First and foremost we invite papers and panels submissions that relate to the conference theme and to the aims of the section in general.

We secondly wish also to continue our well-established tradition to promote the further theoretical discussions on the contribution of prominent thinkers on the field of communication research. In the last years we organized panels that discussed the contribution of the works of Goffman, Habermas, Schutz, Bourdieu, Foucault, McLuhan, Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Antonio Gramsci among others. Following that tradition we would like to organize for the Hyderabad conference at least one session centred on the contribution of the works of Susan Sontag to the theory and research in the field of communication. In addition, we plan a panel on the contribution of on the contribution of Arjun Appandurai's intellectual work to media and communication studies.
In addition, we would like to continue our long standing interest in the discussion, development and critical assessment of the methodologies we use and we need for communication research and especially for international and cross cultural research projects, both quantitative and qualitative. 
Abstracts should be sent to the MCPOS Section Heads only through the Open Conference System at  http://iamcr-ocs.org, and should be 500 words long in English. Each abstract must include title, name(s), affiliation, institutional address and email address of author(s) and a short (up to 100 words) bio-data.

It is also possible to propose a full panel of no more than four participants, or if the panellist are from the same country to have a chair or discussant from a different country.  In this case we expect the four abstracts of the participants and their short bio-data and in addition a framing text about the idea and the goal of the full panel.  It would also be recommended to name a panel chair and a discussant.

IAMCR accepts presentations in English, French and Spanish. However, it is requested that abstracts will be submitted in English.

Non members of IAMCR and/or of the section are welcome to submit and present if accepted, following the same procedure as described above and if accepted also the procedure as described below.

All proposals must be submitted through the online Open Conference System at http://iamcr-ocs.org from 1 December 2013 – 10 February 2014. Early submission is strongly encouraged.

Please take note that there are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to any Section or Working Group Head.

Individuals may submit 1 abstract (paper) per Section or Working Group as lead author, and a maximum of 2 abstracts (papers) to a single IAMCR conference in general. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors.  Also please note that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to other Sections or Working Groups of the Association for consideration, after an initial submission. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be automatically rejected by the Open Conference System, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Reviewer. Such applicants risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.

Presenters are expected to bring fully developed work to the conference. Prior to the conference, it is expected that a completed paper will be submitted to Section, Working Group, Session Chairs, and/or Discussants. If a proposal is accepted, you also have to register for the conference in order to be included in the final conference program.
Papers and panels proposals will be reviewed according to the IAMCR rules.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to individual applicants by the Section Heads no later than  24 March 2014.

If a proposal is accepted, the sender must fulfil two preconditions to be included in the final program of the section. She or he must confirm the participation by  April 15 2014, upload a full paper by June 20 2014 via the IAMCR OCS, register for participation at the Conference and mail a copy of the registration to the heads of section.  

For more information on the submission of abstracts, registration, theme, location, etc., please go to the IAMCR institutional website, at http://iamcr2014.org/ 

All Abstracts, although to be identified for specific Sections or Working Groups, should be submitted only via the central Open Conference System (OCS) at www.iamcr-ocs.org

Questions for further information should be addressed to the section heads.

Looking forward to seeing you in Hyderabad!

Section Head:
Hillel Nossek, College of Management Academic Studies, Israel

Vice Head:
Corinna Lüthje, University of Hamburg, Germany


The important deadlines to keep in mind for now are:


8 November 2013

 First call for abstracts (for papers and panels)

1 December 2013

Open Computer System (OCS) available for abstract submission at http://iamcr-ocs.org

10 February 2014

OCS closed

11- 20 February 2014

Initial technical review of submissions (review process by Sections and WGs will start after this)

24 March 2014

Notification of acceptances of abstracts

15 April 2014

Confirmation of participation deadline

30 April 2014

Deadline for early bird registration

15 May 2014

Final conference programme

13 June 2014

Conference programme to be published online

20 June 2014

Deadline for full paper submission

15-19 July 2014

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