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  • 14.07.2021 22:45 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 12-13, 2022

    Berlin, Germany

    Deadline: September 20, 2021

    A Japanese-German conference & Edited volume (2023)

    Current debates on artificial intelligence often conflate the realities of AI technologies with the fictional renditions of what they might one day become. They are said to be able to learn, make autonomous decisions or process information much faster than humans, which raises hopes and fears alike. What if these useful technologies will one day develop their own intentions that run contrary to those of humans?

    The line between science and fiction is becoming increasingly blurry: what is already a fact, what is still only imagination; and is it even possible to make this clear-cut distinction? Innovation and development goals in the field of AI are inspired by popular culture, such as its portrayal in literature, comics, film or television. At the same time, images of these technologies drive discussions and set particular priorities in politics, business, journalism, religion, civil society, ethics or research. Fictions, potentials and scenarios inform a society about the hopes, risks, solutions and expectations associated with new technologies. But what is more, the discourses on AI, robots and intelligent, even sentient machines are nothing short of a mirror of the human condition: they renew fundamental questions on concepts such as consciousness, free will and autonomy or the ways we humans think, act and feel.

    Imaginations about the human and technologies are far from universal, they are culturally specific. This is why a cross-cultural comparison is crucial for better understanding the relationship between AI and the human and how they are mutually constructed by uncovering those aspects that are regarded as natural, normal or given. Focusing on concepts, representations and narratives from different cultures, the conference aims to address two axes of comparison that help us make sense of the diverse realities of artificial intelligence and the ideas of what is human: Science and fiction, East Asia and the West.

    Papers are invited on the following topics (among others):

    • Which meanings and functions are ascribed to AI technologies and robots?
    • How is science informed by popular discursive images of AI?
    • Which cultural differences are there concerning the relationship between the natural and the artificial? What are the particular traditions of how to represent the human and its technological surrogates?
    • What can the different cultural and conceptual histories tell us about our present and future with artificial intelligence?

    Besides papers on these more general topics, we also invite case studies on innovative technologies and their fictional precursorsas well as on the social, ethical or political contexts in which they are applied. All contributions are expected to address the comparative perspective on East Asian and Euro-American discourses.

    Relevant issues and perspectives for these comparisons include but are not limited to cyberpunk and science-fiction in literature and film, public debates and imaginations of AI, the relation between simulation and reality, materiality, historical and legal accounts, sociotechnical imaginaries and politics.

    We welcome contributions from scholars of diverse disciplines, such as cognitive science, computer science, cultural studies, literature and film studies, media and communication studies, psychology, political science, science and technology studies or sociology. Interdisciplinary approaches (e.g., those combining social, cultural and technical perspectives) as well as perspectives from practitioners and developers are particularly encouraged.

    Submission process

    Extended abstracts of approximately 4,000 to 6,000 characters in length (excl. references) should be submitted no later than 20 September 2021 to ai21@hiig.de.

    Speakers will be notified by 15 November 2021.

    Conference and publication of selected papers in an edited volume

    The conference will take place on Thursday12 and Friday 13 May 2022in Berlin.

    Invitations for the submission of selected full manuscripts sent out inJune 2022.

    Full manuscriptsof between 30.000 to 50.000 characters (excluding references) to be submitted by September 2022.

    Comprehensive review returned to authors in December 2022; final papers due in February 2023.

    The edited volumewill be published in mid-2023.

    If you have any questions, you can contact the conference organisers via ai21@hiig.de .

    For more information, visit our website at hiig.de/…i21

  • 14.07.2021 22:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: September 15, 2021

    Communications and media scholars are warmly invited to submit papers for an edited volume/special issue under the working title: "Europeanisation through the European Universities Initiative: Identity and Higher Education Perspectives".

    Context:

    The European Universities Initiative (EUI), launched by the European Commission in 2018 within the Erasmus+ programme to promote further integration in the European Higher Education sector, can be taken as a new object of study in the European political and higher education landscape (Gunn, 2020). The initial pilot phase encourages universities in the first 41 selected "alliances" to aim for a level of cooperation which goes beyond existing actions within the Erasmus+ programme, in order to develop "European campuses" and a shared sense of belonging between partner universities. As such, the initiative raises questions for political scientists, and law scholars interested in the European Union and its institutions, in Higher Education policy, for sociologists and communication scholars working on questions of European identity and intercultural communication, for education scholars and linguists studying the impact of student mobility and multilingual education on learning outcomes.

    This call for papers will bring together, in an edited volume or special issue, research which considers the EUI in the light of different forms of Europeanization with which it may be associated (Radaelli, 2003). In one of its core approaches higher education cooperation is positioned in context of political imperatives aiming at promoting 'ever closer union' (Bache, 2006).

    In terms of the Europeanization of Higher Education, from an institutional perspective, this may include questions of European-level and national Higher Education policy and the evolving legal framework, but also the way the initiative is being implemented during the pilot phase and the forms of cooperation set up by the universities involved, especially through external incentives (funding) and social learning (Vucasovic, 2013). The Europeanizing potential of the initiative in bringing about or reinforcing the conditions of an "imagined community" of European students and staff is a complementary line of study, including both top-down and bottom-up approaches, in the light of the existing body of literature dealing with European and national identities (Cram, 2009; Frame, 2016; Skey & Antonsich, 2017).

    Contents:

    The editors see the forthcoming volume as making an early contribution to scholarship on the EUI in multi-theoretical, multi-dimensional and multi-factor analysis. They welcome conceptual or empirical-based studies on or around the following themes:

    Approaching the EUI as an object of scientific study: conceptual and methodological frameworks

    • The EUI in the light of Europeanisation theories: integration / disintegration
    • The EUI in the context of EU public diplomacy and decision-making
    • Europeanizing identities through the EUI
    • The EUI from a legal perspective
    • The EUI in context of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

    The political dimension

    • The evolving context of the EHEA and the emergence of the EUI
    • EU stakeholders' politics, policies and discourse on the EUI: from calls to implementation
    • European University Networks (EUNs) between European and national governance: political stakes and tensions experienced around the EUI.

    Emerging forms of collaboration within EUNs: case-study-based approaches

    • Organisational perspectives: tensions experienced and solutions found
    • Advanced institutional and staff integration within EUNs
    • Student involvement and emerging forms of cooperation
    • Governance structures adopted within EUNs
    • The challenges of multilingualism and inclusiveness
    • Digitalization and forms of virtual cooperation in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic
    • Everyday Europeanhood - building European identities through practice
    • EUNs as learning environments
    • Networking and competition between EUNs.

    Future perspectives for the EUI

    • Common higher education strategies: towards a European Degree?
    • Synergies between the EHEA and the European Research Area (ERA): funding the global missions of EUNs
    • The legal status of EUNs: ensuring continuity, enlargement and the future of the EUI
    • Mobility and sustainability in the context of the Green Deal
    • Quality assurance, harmonisation, micro-accreditation.

    Paper proposals in English, of around 800 words including a short bibliography, should be sent by email to the editors, Barbara Curyło (bcurylo[at]uni.opole.pl) and Alex Frame (alexander.frame[at]u-bourgogne.fr), by 1st September 2021. Please contact us also if you wish to receive a pdf version of this cfp.

    A seminar for authors will be organised on 17th January 2022, in order to discuss first versions of the papers submitted and to work on the structure and key themes and concepts of the edited volume. No payment will be required from authors for either the publication or the seminar. The editors wish to also use the seminar to formalise a research network around the EUI as a scientific object, with a view to building a consortium for a future research funding proposal.

    Calendar:

    • Deadline for abstract submission: 15th September 2021
    • Feedback from editors: 30th September 2021
    • Texts (4000-6000 words) submitted for circulation prior to authors' seminar: 31st December 2021
    • Authors' seminar: 17th January 2022
    • Full texts submitted for publication: 28th February 2022
    • Feedback to authors: 1st June 2022
    • Final versions of texts: 1st September 2022
    • Publication: December 2022
  • 14.07.2021 22:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School

    Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD fellowship in Digital Media, Sustainability and Social Movements at the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC).

    Multi-disciplinary by design, MSC leverages the synergies of its faculty to explore the conditions and practices of responsible management, organisation and governance in a globalising world, sharing a particular concern with culture, communication and context as lenses to understand the interaction and interdependencies of business and society.

    MSC is a significant supplier of research-based teaching to a broad portfolio of programmes, which includes undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching and supervision as well as executive education in the fields of:

    • Responsible Management, Leadership and Governance
    • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
    • Business and Development (with an emphasis on the emerging/growth economies context)
    • Organisational Communication (corporate communication, strategic communication, leadership communication, marketing communication, international business communication) and Media Studies

    Examples of research areas that the PhD may cover:

    • Digital media and activism
    • Social movement studies
    • Qualitative research methods: interviews, field observation, digital ethnography

    This position is part of the larger research project DIGIBASE funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark and led by Principal Investigator Julie Uldam. DIGIBASE examines the role of imagination about digital media for dialogue between multinational companies and social movement organisations.

    The PhD is expected to conduct interviews, field observation, and digital ethnography. Qualifications related to these tasks and social movement organisations is an advantage.

    The successful candidate ideally starts in December 2021.

    The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd .

    It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see https://www.cbs.dk/…man...

    CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

    Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

    For further information please contact: Head of Department Dorte Salskov-Iversen, email dsi.msc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/msc.

    Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

    General information:

    A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.363 up to DKK 33.045 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 %.

    The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

    The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD School (https://www.cbs.dk/…ool)

    Requirements:

    • To be considered, the candidate should have basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process).
    • The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS.
    • Applicants must have achieved the equivalent grade of ten (10) or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale for their master’s thesis.
    • The minimum grade point average of 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale must have been achieved for the bachelor's degree and the master's degree combined.
    • The applicant must be fluent in English.

    Application

    Applications must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

    The application deadline is 6 September 2021 at midnight CET.

    Applications must include:

    • Research proposal (maximum 5 pages).

    This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

    • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level along with a grade transcript
    • Brief curriculum vitae (CV)
    • List of papers and publications
    • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis)
    • Documentation for English language skills

    Recruitment procedure

    The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

    Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.

    Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.

    Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.

    Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

    Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

  • 14.07.2021 22:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mediterranean Journal of Communication

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    "Disinformation and Treatment of Democratic Memory in Social Networks", in Mediterranean Journal of Communication (SCOPUS 2021 & Q1 FECyt) coordinated by Dr. Carlos López-Olano (Universitat de València, España), Dr. Sebastián Sánchez (Universitat de València, España) and Dr. Mauricio Dimant (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) It will be published in 2022 july (V13N2). Endline of reception of articles: February 1st 2022.

    No payment for the authors is required. More information here: https://www.mediterranea-comunicacion.org/…cfp

    Post-truth, misinformation, hoaxes, fake news. These are concepts that have reached the communication landscape to stay, accompanied over time by the rise of parties linked to the extreme right, experienced universally. The media agenda of these new political options protected in democratic societies is limited to a few but very controversial issues, which seek to achieve an objective of emotional mobilization of the electorate. Among them, the democratic memory stands out, referring in Spain to the institutional crimes committed during the Franco dictatorship. But beyond Spain, in many other countries with a past of totalitarian regimes, memory is also acquiring a leading role in the media arena, centralized in dissemination through social networks.

    This monograph aims to promote critical reflection and debate on the use of memory as a subject included in the agenda of these far-right parties. Some of the research questions that we raise in this Call for Papers are:

    • Treatment and dissemination of information on personalities and historical processes.
    • Treatment and dissemination of information on the recovery of memory activities such as the opening of graves of shot.
    • Treatment and dissemination of information on the measures aimed at obtaining moral reparation for the various past crimes of totalitarian regimes.
    • Comparative or transnational studies on memory treatment.

    This issue seeks to address the matter from different communicative perspectives, so political, philosophical, cultural and from historical experiences in different latitudes, with the aim of discussing and reflecting on communication and politics, especially from the construction of a historical memory, its value facing uncertainty, building trust and understanding the future.

  • 14.07.2021 22:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University Oldenburg

    The Institute of Philosophy at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applications for a JUNIOR PROFESSORSHIP FOR THE ETHICS OF DIGITALISATION salary scale W1 with tenure track to W2 (m/f/x)

    The professorship is to be filled as soon as possible. It is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States, supporting junior scientists. Pending fulfilment of the applicable employment laws, the successful candidate will be employed as a temporary civil servant for a period of three years. A contract extension for a further three years is contingent on a positive evaluation of the initial three years. At the end of this period, appointment to a tenured professorship at W2 level is intended in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions. Candidates should be in the early stages of their career.

    The core task of the professorship is to identify and philosophically reflect on the ethical problems that are connected, in society as a whole, with the rising digital technologies. It thereby strengthens the profile of the University of Oldenburg within the scope of digitalisation.

    Both knowledge of the normative theories to be critically applied and knowledge of the technologies to which these theories are applied are required. Theories include not only those that have recently been developed with an eye toward digital technologies, but also fundamental moral theories (deontology, utilitarianism, virtue ethics) as well as philosophical theories of society, democracy and justice. Technologies include, for example, AI-based automation processes, which are research foci in Oldenburg already (in the areas of locomotion, health and energy).

    Moreover, an above-average scientific university degree and an above-average PhD are required, with at least one of these degrees obtained in philosophy. Scientific excellence has to be demonstrated, inter alia, by publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Relevant teaching experience and experience in raising third-party funds are desired.

    The University of Oldenburg offers the successful candidate a variety of scientific cooperation partners on site and at the nearby Universities of Bremen, Osnabrück and Hannover. Within the University of Oldenburg, partners are to be found in the research centre ‘Human-Cyber-Physical Systems’, the research training group ‘Social Embeddedness of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems’ and the PhD programme ‘Shaping the Future. Transformation of the Present through Scenarios of Digitalisation’.

    The successful candidate will teach practical-philosophy modules of the BA, MA and MEd courses of study in philosophy as well as values and norms, the latter being a school subject in Lower Saxony. Furthermore, the successful candidate is to contribute, in cooperation with the social sciences and computer sciences, to conceptions of an MA and a BA course of study, and to support teaching these courses. As there is a cooperation agreement between the Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg, the successful candidate’s active involvement in this cooperation is expected.

    The eligibility requirements for the position are based on the statutory provisions in the state of Lower Saxony (§ 30 NHG). For candidates who have been employed in Germany as a research associate or research assistant before or after their doctoral studies, the period spent as a doctoral student and researcher should not be longer than six years in total.

    The University aims to increase its proportion of female professors and strongly encourages female scientists to apply. Therefore, equally qualified female candidates will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. The position is suitable for part-time employment.

    Applications include a full curriculum vitae, certificates, lists of publications, talks and courses, an account of present and previous third-party funded research activities, research and teaching concepts and a selection of publications, doctoral degree and employment phases (https://uol.de/…are). The selection of publications should include a monograph and three articles. Preferably, applications are submitted in electronic version by 9th August 2021 to Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät IV, Dekanin Prof. Dr. Dagmar Freist, berufungen-fk4@uol.de.

    For the formal call for applications, see https://uol.de/…172

  • 14.07.2021 21:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Review of Communication Research

    Deadline: November 7, 2021

    Review of Communication Research invites the submission of systematic reviews and meta-analyses that explore the influence of CGI Production and Visualization Techniques on Communication. CGI production and visualization techniques have influenced the traditional media, making communication processes evolve towards new realities. We welcome papers that include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

    • irtual and augmented reality experiences
    • CGI and social media
    • Storytelling techniques, transmedia, crossmedia, videogames, etc.
    • CGI visual effects on film productions
    • CGI and virtual education
    • Telepresence on live events

    Authors should submit their manuscripts through the RCR editorial management system: www.rcommunicationr.org.

    Paper proposals, questions, and comments should be addressed to Roi Méndez (roi.mendez@usc.es) cc editor@rcommunicationr.org

    Deadline: November 7th, 2021

    About the Journal:

    Review of Communication Research (www.rcommunicationr.org) is an internationally respected open-access journal that specializes in publishing high-quality literature reviews and meta-analyses for the field of Communication. The comprehensive critical reviews that we publish summarize the latest advances in the field, but also root out errors and provoke intellectual discussions among scholars.

    RCR ranks Q1 in Scopus CiteScore. It ranks in the top 1% in Social Science (#104/8,420, according to Scopus SNIP indicator) and top 6% in Communication (#28/478, according to the SJR indicator.)

    We are looking forward to receiving your manuscripts or proposals!

  • 14.07.2021 21:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    December 7 - 8, 2021

    International Online Scientific Conference

    Deadline: October 20, 2021

    The Conference aims to bring together scholars and researchers to discuss the issues of post-pandemic environmentally-sustainable economic recovery from the economic, social, public policy and legal standpoint. In the dawn of the pandemic crisis, the European Union launched the proposal of the Environmental European Law (2020) setting a legal framework to achieve the 2050 climate neutrality goal, only a year after the introduction of the European Green Deal (2019). The interconnection of climate action and environmental protection activities, dealing with social and political challenges and inclusive COVID 19 recovery is the central theme for critical consideration from both, theoretical and practical perspectives, creating the forum for holistic and integrative approaches’ identification and development. During the pandemic, governance and media practice have been changed as well.

    The empowerment of the EU industry and business, boosting the circular economy, particularly, the waste control and management as well as building the new Just Transition concept of workers and community adaptation to green jobs, alongside with introducing respective educational practices are core issues that will be in the focus of the Conference participants.

    The public health crisis calls for strong responses based on solidarity, cooperation and responsibility. That requires the identification of current challenges find new paths to support key international and national actors in their efforts to “repair” and “transform” societies by tackling the inequities and, stimulating the growth.

    • Session 1

    Green Pandemic Recovery Plans – where we stand and where we are going to on a global scale?

    • Session 2

    Policy and Legal Approaches towards Circularity, Just transition to Green jobs and Environmental Justice, Institutions and Rule of Law - EU countries perspective

    • Session 3

    Challenges of Green Recovery Framework development in Western Balkan countries

    • Session 4

    Democratic Challenges During Covid-19 Pandemic

    Session 1. How did COVID-19 pandemic crisis change economic activities, employment opportunities, labour relations, social inequalities as well as social inclusion and poverty reduction globally? Modalities to overcome weaknesses in a regulatory and institutional sphere that are negatively affecting economic, social and environmental sustainability development. Pathways and plans for the future and how pandemic affected them on a global scale.

    Session 2. What has been achieved in the area of green sustainable development policy in the EU countries so far? What are the priorities for the future? What capacities and policies are needed to achieve EU strategic environmental goals? Challenges in implementation of the Green recovery development plans in the EU countries.

    Session 3. How pandemic and post-pandemic recovery plans in the Western Balkan countries (WBC) are related to Green recovery development plans in the EU (neighboring) countries? What are the perspectives for cooperation between the WBC and EU countries on the implementation of Green recovery plans, after the pandemic period. Needed factors (instruments, resources, attitudes, policies etc) as prerequisites for developing environmentally-conscious policy and legal responses to the effects of COVID-19.

    Session 4. How did the Covid-19 pandemic crisis impact democracy and democratization? What are the political, social and institutional implications of Covid-19? How did the pandemic crisis change the media and journalism practices, how did it affect the digital transformation and journalists’ preparedeness for future challenges? What is the role of the new media and the social media/networks during a global crisis?

    Conference topics:

    • Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19 Crisis;
    • Entrepreneurism and Business Growth Challenges before and after the COVID-19 Crisis;
    • Social Equity, Economic Growth and Environmental Protection from Human Right Perspective;
    • Climate Change Policy Response and Socio-economic Policy and Law – International, Comparative and National perspective;
    • European Green Deal and Impact of the Pandemic - Financing the Green Transition in Times of Economic Recovery; European (non) Solidarity;
    • Sustainable Development, Current and Post-pandemic Challenges in Education;
    • Institutions, Rule of Law and Social Justice in Post-pandemic era;
    • New Working Paradigms, Employment, Emergence of New jobs, Remote Work, Accessing the Workplace and Labour Rights during the Pandemic;
    • Implications of COVID–19 on Standard of Living, Poverty and Economic Inequalities;
    • Just Transition Policy and Green Jobs;
    • Circular Economy and Society in Post Covid Reality;
    • Risk Mitigation, Risk Management and Risk Communication;
    • Gender issues - Green Recovery and Gender Equity;
    • Digital Transformation – Web, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things Technology, Online Commerce, Online Sales, Service Delivery, Platform Work; Digital Initiatives, Data Transparency, New Virtual Identities
    • Media and Journalism Challenges during and after COVID-19 Crisis – Media coverage, Social media and social movements, Infodemic and fake news, Misinformation and Disinformation, Science journalism
    • Inclusive Energy Transition – New Employment Opportunities, Workforce planning, Training and skills development across genders, minority groups and marginalized communities, Health and Safety Standards;
    • Antidiscrimination Law and Practice;
    • Democratic Challenges during Covid-19 - Politicial trends, Populism, Electoral and census implications, Social transformation capacities;
    • Social Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery – Government role, Public-private partnership, Social partners, Civil organization, Citizens
    • Migration and the European Green Deal

    Important Dates:

    Conference dates: December 7 - 8, 2021, Online

    Abstract submission: deadline October 1, 2021; send to e-mail: office.skupovi@idn.org.rs and, conference@isppi.ukim.edu.mk

    Paper submission: deadline February 28, 2022

    Publication and copyrights:

    All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy, and relevance to conference themes and topics and published in Conference Proceedings.

    Abstract should contain the following components:

    • Author name and title: Times New Roman; bold; 14 pt; single-line spacing; alignment left.
    • Affiliation and e-mail address: Times New Roman; Italic; 12 pt; single-line spacing; alignment left.
    • Article title: Times New Roman; 14 pt; bold; alignment centered; single-line spacing; All Caps.
    • Abstract text: up to 300 words; Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify.
    • Keywords: 5-7 keywords; Times New Roman; Italic, 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify.

    We encourage you to invite colleagues to participate at the Conference and submit original research for the conference Call for Papers.

    International Programme Committee:

    Predrag JOVANOVIĆ, PhD, Principal Research Fellow/Profesor, Head of the Center for Economic Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Bojana NAUMOVSKA, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Goran BAŠIĆ, PhD, Principal Research Fellow, Director, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Sanja STOJKOVIĆ ZLATANOVIĆ, PhD, Research Associate, Center for Legal Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Vladimir NIKITOVIĆ, PhD, Principal Research Fellow, Center for Demographic Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Vincenzo PIETROGIOVANNI, PhD, Associate Professor, Lund University, Department for Business Law, SWEDEN;

    Béla GALGÓCZI, PhD, Senior Researcher, European Trade Union Institute, BELGIUM;

    Sanja BOGOJEVIĆ, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, UK;

    Katerina SPASOVSKA, Associate Professor, Western Carolina University, Communication Department, USA;

    Gergana YANKOVA DIMOVA, PhD, Research Fellow, University of Winchester, UK

    Fabio MATTIOLI, PhD, Assistant Professor/ Associated Researcher , University of Melbourne, School of Social and Political Sciences/ Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics, AUSTRALIA;

    Christian LUTZ, PhD, Director, Institute of Economic Structures Research, Osnabrück, GERMANY;

    Pedro CABRAL, PhD, Associate Professor, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, PORTUGAL;

    Reinhard HEINISCH, Ph.D, Full Professor, University of Salzburg, Department for Political Sciences, AUSTRIA;

    Madhumita DAS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, INDIA;

    Panajotis CAKIRPALOGLU, PhD, Full Professor, Palacký University Olomouc, CZECH REPUBLIC;

    Anna WÓJTOWICZ, PhD, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, POLAND;

    Jacek BYLICA, PhD, Assistant Professor , Jagiellonian University, Krakow, POLAND;

    Ljubinka KOVAČEVIĆ, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, SERBIA;

    Djordje MITROVIĆ, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, SERBIA;

    Branko ANČIĆ, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Centre for Research in Social Inequalities and Sustainability, CROATIA;

    Boštjan FERK , PhD, director/Assistant Professor , Institute for Public-Private

    Partnership/Public Administration at the Graduate School of Government and European Studies, SLOVENIA;

    Camelia Florela VOINEA, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, ROMANIA;

    Orinda MALLTEZI, PhD, Associate Professor , University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Sciences, ALBANIA;

    Ketrina ÇABIRI MIJO, PhD, European University Tirana, ALBANIA;

    Olivera KOMAR, PhD, Assistant Professor ,University of Montenegro, Department for Political Science, MONTENEGRO;

    Igor MILINKOVIĆ, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Law, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA;

    Belma RAMIĆ-BRKIĆ, PhD, Associate Professor, University Sarajevo, School of Science and Technology , BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA;

    Pande LAZAREVSKI, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Petar ATANASOV, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Mirjana BOROTA POPOVSKA, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Ruzhica CACANOSKA, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Slavejko SASAJKOVSKI, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Vesna ZABIJAKIN-CHATLESKA, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Goran JANEV, PhD, Full Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Marija TOPUZOVSKA – LATKOVIKJ, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Ivan BLAZHEVSKI, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Organizing Committee:

    Jovan PROTIĆ, MA, National coordinator, International Labor Organization, Office in Serbia, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Ivana OSTOJIĆ, MA, Center for Economic Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Ranko SOVILJ, PhD, Research Associate, Center for Legal Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Sofija NIKOLIĆ POPADIĆ, PhD, Center for Legal Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Milan BLAGOJEVIĆ, MA, Center for Sociological Research, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, SERBIA;

    Milka DIMITROVSKA, LLM, Research Assistant, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Driton MALIQI, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Blazhe JOSIFOVSKI, MA, Research Assistant, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

    Tea KONESKA VASILEVSKA, MA, Research Assistant, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA;

  • 08.07.2021 10:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Corporate Communications (special issue)

    Full Paper Submission Due: October 15, 2021

    Over the last 50 years, risk and crisis communication research has been dominated by a developed world bias. Most of the research published on ‘crisis communication’ between 1953 and 2015 focused on the United States, though in the last ten years, there has been a meaningful increase in research for Europe and parts of Asia (e.g., China). However, there has been a dearth of research in English-language journals on risk and crisis communication focusing on Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. The objective of this special issue is to target research about and from those regions.

    There are three aims of this special issue:

    • Reduce the ‘Western’ and developed nations bias in risk and crisis communication research
    • Support and promote risk and crisis communication research in and about Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia
    • Identify theoretical developments based on diverse cultural experience in risk and crisis communication

    Indicative list of themes and key features of the Special Issue

    While there may be some room for Covid-19 related studies, the intention of this special issue is to develop a broader research agenda related to developing nations; therefore, we would encourage researchers to submit pieces that look beyond the pandemic.

    • Knowledge transfer of non-English language research in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa (e.g., systematic review of non-English language research in the regions)
    • Theory development and application in risk and crisis communication in developing nations
    • Case studies in risk and crisis communication in developing nations
    • Critical challenges and opportunities in crisis planning and crisis response in developing nations
    • Intercultural dimensions of risk and crisis response in developing nations
    • Leadership and risk and crisis communication in developing nations
    • Employee risk and crisis communication in developing nations
    • Media, ethics, and crisis communication in developing nations

    Submission information

    The special edition submissions site will open online on 8 July, 2021 and will close on 15 October, 2021. All submissions will be double-blind reviewed and should conform to CCIJ’s author guidelines (see https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/ccij?id=CCIJ#author-guidelines for more details).

    Submit your papers to: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ccij

    Questions about the special issue, contact the Guest Editor – Dr. Audra Diers-Lawson at audra.lawson@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

  • 08.07.2021 10:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 28-29, 2021 

    Complutense University of Madrid and Nebrija University (Madrid, Spain)

    Deadline: July 16, 2021

    https://congreso.proyectocompensa.es/…men

    The Scientific Association Icono 14

    To propose a paper (English or Spanish), please send an abstract of 200 words maximum before July 16.

    You will be able to participate in the conference in the following ways:

    • Video abstract (180 € registration fee).

    The researcher sends a video summary of the paper and will receive the book of the conference and the certificate (Spain and Portugal. The rest of the countries will receive it in digital format).

    • Virtual (registration 150 €)

    The researcher presents his paper in videoconference (jitsi.org platform) and will receive the conference book and the certificate (Spain and Portugal. The rest of the countries will receive it in digital format).

    • Attendance (registration fee 120 €)

    The researcher presents his paper at the congress in Madrid and will receive the book of the conference and the certificate in Madrid. Students (registration fee 50 €)

    Undergraduate students. No book or certificate.

    More information:

    https://congreso.proyectocompensa.es

  • 08.07.2021 10:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: July 28, 2021

    Call for Chapters

    Editors

    • José Gabriel Andrade, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
    • Teresa Ruão, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

    Full Chapters Due: October 10, 2021

    Submission Date: October 10, 2021

    https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5414

    The dialogue between organizational communication and digital communication is a common practice in contemporary organizations. This cross working allows the development of new narratives inside and outside organizations, causing communication professionals to face a moment of change in communication management, regarding form, content and production. Digital communication is not developing a virtual world, but a real virtuality integrated with other forms of interaction in an increasingly "hybridized" everyday life. In fact, the relationship between organizations and its publics evolved into more symmetrical models - allowed by digital media -, being imperative the recognition of the inevitable involvement of citizens in organizational communication processes that give rise to new business and institutional choices. On the other hand, the relationship that audiences establish with organizational information in digital environments may also interfere with the way in which each individual experiences daily life. Thus, the impacts are conjoint and paradoxical. It is well known that public involvement has the power to promote an active circulation of media content and that this can generate economic and cultural value for organizations. The current perspectives on interactions between audiences, organizations and content production suggest a relational logic between audiences and media, through new productivity proposals.

    In this sense it is interesting to observe the reasoning of audience experience through the concepts of interactivity and participation. However, it can be observed a gap between the intentions of communication professionals and their organizations and the effective circulation and content retention among the audiences of interest, as well as the distinction between informing and communicating. Thus, the goal of this book Navigating Digital Communication and Challenges for Organizations is to provide an in-depth review of research related to the concepts and theories around topics such as Publics and Productivity, Interactivity and Participation in organizational communication settings, including, but not limited to conceptualizations, theoretical foundations, conceptual analysis, empirical studies, cases, applications, and interventions. We aim to contribute to an improvement in our understanding of Digital Communication in Organizations, and to present resources to better navigate this difficult times of organizational communication management.

    Recommended Topics

    1. Digital Organizational Communication

    1a. Internal Communication

    1b. External communication

    2. Digital Strategic Communication

    2a. Advertising

    2b. Public Relations

    2c. Press Advisory

    3. Digital Communication

    3a. Information Technology

    3b. Social Media

    4. Transmedia

    5. Publics and Audiences

    Link: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5414

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