IAMCR 2015: Mediated Communication, Public Opinion & Society Section - CfP - Deadline 9 February

The Mediated Communication, Public Opinion & Society Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the IAMCR 2015 conference to be held from July 12-16, 2015 in Montreal (Canada). The deadline for submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals is February 9, 2015

Conference theme: “Hegemony or Resistance? The Ambiguous Power of Communication

See the conference key dates and deadlines: http://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015-keydates

See all Calls for Papers for IAMCR 2015: http://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015-cfp

Visit the conference website: http://congresiamcr.uqam.ca

The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on 9 February 2015 (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 Montreal conference at least one session centred on the contribution of Harold Innis 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 Conference website, 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 2014 – 9  February 2015. 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.

Guidelines for Abstracts

It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration by the Conference. 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. Please note also 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 program.

Upon submission of an abstract, you will be asked to confirm that your submission is original and that it has not been previously published in the form presented. You will also be given an opportunity to declare if your submission is currently before another conference for consideration.

For further information, please consult the conference website at: http://congresiamcr.uqam.ca/ or contact the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) by email: iamcr2015[at]uqam.ca.

Presenters are expected to confirm their participation upon receipt of acceptance letter, to register to the conference and to upload their full paper to the IAMCR-OCS by 19 June 2015, in order to be included in the final conference program.

According to IAMCR rules abstract and panels will be peer reviewed. Submitted abstracts will generally be evaluated on the basis of: 1) relevance of the submission to the work of the section 2) theoretical contribution, 3) methods, 4) quality of writing, 5) literature review, 6) originality and/or significance of the work


The deadline for submission of abstracts is 9 February 2015. Please note that this deadline will not be extended. The OCS system at http://iamcr-ocs.org will close at midnight GMT on 9 February 2015. Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants by their Section or Working Group Head no later than 23 March 2015. Conference registration will be open in March 2015. For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted via IAMCR-OCS by 19 June 2015.

For more information on the submission of abstracts, registration, theme, location, etc., please go to the IAMCR institutional website, at http://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you in Montreal! 

Mediated Communication, Public Opinion & Society Section


Hillel Nossek
College of Management Academic Studies, Israel


Corinna Lüthje
TU Dresden, Germany, Germany

See the conference key dates and deadlines: http://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015-keydates

See all Calls for Papers for IAMCR 2015: http://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015-cfp

Visit the conference website: http://congresiamcr.uqam.ca