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Sixth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications

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September 20-25, 2010 – Valencia, Spain

Important deadlines:

As a result of many requests, submission deadline is set to May 4, 2010

Submission (full paper) May 4 , 2010
Notification May 25, 2010
Registration June 17, 2010
Camera ready June 17, 2010

For more information, petre@iaria.org

ICWMC 2010 addresses wireless related topics concerning integration of latest technological advances to realize mobile and ubiquitous service environments for advanced applications and services in wireless networks. Mobility and wireless, special services and lessons learnt from particular deployment complement the traditional wireless topics.

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of topics, short papers on work in progress, workshops and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.  All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.

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Written by Xiaoge

April 28, 2010 at 8:59 am

Lifestyle Journalism

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JOURNALISM PRACTICE

Special Issue on Lifestyle Journalism -Call for Papers

Guesteditor: Folker Hanusch

The past two decades or so have seen an exponential rise in consumer-orientedjournalistic output outside the traditional hard news arena. Increasingly, itseems that newspapers and broadcast news spend less time on hard news, butprovide their audiences with more soft news content, much of which has becomeknown as lifestyle journalism. Despite the rise of lifestyle journalism – such as travel, entertainment, leisure, lifestyle, food, music, arts, gardening andhuman interest
stories – the field is still viewed with much scepticism from many journalists and academics alike. In recent years, there have been some attempts at examining aspects of lifestyle journalism more seriously, such as in travel journalism. However, acomprehensive scholarly investigation of the field as a whole has yet not beenforthcoming. Yet, as lifestyle journalism expands in the modern news media environment, and audiences are increasingly drawn to its content, it is crucialthat academic researchers investigate its professional practices in order tofurther our understanding of the field and in this way to examine in what way lifestyle journalism may challenge existing definitions and understandings ofjournalism, which have
traditionally been linked to journalism’s role as aprovider of hard news. Further, lifestyle journalism’s proximity to theeconomic field needs to be assessed in this context. This special issue therefore seeks to provide a space for a scholarly
discussion and contextualisation of the phenomenon that is lifestyle journalism. Articles areinvited that critically examine the professional practices and the content ofthe various sub-fields of lifestyle journalism, or investigate the phenomenonof lifestyle journalism as compared to other forms of journalism. Suggestedareas of focus include, but are not limited to:

·        Comprehensive analyses of individualsub-fields, such as food, fashion, entertainment, music, art, travel, andothers
·        Historical studies of the developmentof lifestyle journalism
·        Theoretical explorations of lifestylejournalism’s impact on contemporary understandings of journalism
·        Examinations of the motivations,professional orientations and standards of lifestyle journalists
·        Comparisons of lifestyle with news content
·        Comparative approaches to lifestyle journalism in different countries
·        The unique economic influences in lifestyle journalism
·        Explorations of the ethics of lifestyle journalism
·        Lifestyle journalism on a variety of platforms, such as newspapers, TV and online
·        Lifestyle journalism and participatory journalism

Prospectiveauthors should email an abstract of approximately 500 words
to Folker Hanusch (fhanusch@usc.edu.au).The special issue will review
all submissions, and successful authors will beinvited to submit a full
manuscript. Selected papers will be subjected to peerreview.

·        Deadline for abstracts: end June 2010
·        Deadline for submission of articles forreview: early January 2011
·        Final revised papers due:  end June 2011
·        Publication: end of 2011/early 2012

Written by Xiaoge

April 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Global Communication, Local Perspectives

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Call for Papers

China Association of Communication (中国传播学会CAC)and Chinese Communication Association (国际中华传播学会CCA)are co-organizing a conference on “Global Communication, Local Perspectives” to be held on December 10-12, 2010, at City University of Hong Kong.  This is the first time CAC has its annual conference outside mainland China, and it is a continuous effort of CCA to reach out and strengthen collaborative ties with peer academic organizations.  The Department of Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong will serve as the host and conference planner.

Papers related to the following sub-themes/sessions and other topics are welcome:

1)Political economy of global communication

2)Mass media and social transformation

3)Media policy and regulation

4)Chinese culture and communication history

5)New media and social development

6)Journalism practice in the age of media convergence

7)Advertising and public relations in the context of globalization

8)Development of journalism and communication education

9)Round table on communication research

Submission Deadline:

Please submit abstracts of 250 words in e-files with contact information and name(s) and affiliation of the author(s) to the planner (City University) on July 1, 2010.  The abstracts will be reviewed, and notification of the results will be sent on August 1, 2010.  Full papers should be submitted on October 1, 2010, by the participants whose abstracts have been accepted. As the working languages of the conference are Chinese and English, papers written in other languages will not be accepted.

Submissions by CCA Members should be sent to:

Miss LEUNG Phoebe

Department of Media and Communication

City University of Hong Kong

Email:  psmleung@cityu.edu.hk

Written by Xiaoge

April 26, 2010 at 10:07 am

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

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University of Rome
Rome, Italy
2-4 February 2011
http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/

Next year’s conference will be held in Rome, Italy. The Design Conference is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of ‘design’, as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum that brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the conference traverses a broad sweep to construct a dialogue which encompasses the perspectives and practices of: anthropology, architecture, art, artificial intelligence, business, cognitive science, communication studies, computer science, cultural studies, design studies, education, e-learning, engineering, ergonomics, fashion, graphic design, history, information systems, industrial design, industrial engineering, instructional design, interior design, interaction design, interface design, journalism, landscape architecture, law, linguistics and semiotics, management, media and entertainment, psychology, sociology, software engineering and telecommunications.

This highly inclusive format provides conference delegates with significant opportunities to connect with people from shared fields and disciplines and with those from vastly different specializations. The resulting conversations provide ample occasions for mutual learning, often weaving between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, and market pragmatics and social idealism.

As well as an international line-up of plenary speakers, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the refereed Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the journal.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at the Design Conference, we also encourage you to present on the conference YouTube Channel. Please select the online sessions link on the conference website for further details.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 15 April 2010. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found on the conference website at http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/.

Written by Xiaoge

April 9, 2010 at 8:58 am

Journalism’s Next Top Model: Meeting the Cost of Journalism Tomorrow

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School of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Westminster

Call for Papers

Journalism’s Next Top Model: Meeting the Cost of Journalism Tomorrow

8th and 9th June 309 Regent Street London W1

News media all over the world are failing as the traditional revenue from advertising bleeds to the web. Free news websites are discouraging the young from buying newspapers. So who will pay for what sort of journalism in the future?

Following last year’s hugely successful “Journalism in Crisis” the University of Westminster is organising a conference on the future funding of the news industry.

Local papers in Britain are closing as display advertising follows the classifieds into cyberspace, yet some US regional papers are funded by subscribers for their websites; will readers accept pay walls round the tabloids? ITV regional news is in meltdown and will the licence fee be around to pay for BBC coverage?

This conference will examine the different experiments in sustaining serious journalism in the new environment, both commercial and not for profit:

  • the conditions for charging for content;
  • leveraging content and customer data to advertisers and marketers;
  • local authority funded media;
  • direct support for non-profit news operation from subscribers and charities;
  • the viability of Independently Funded News Consortia (IFNCs) and those without public subsidy;
  • can investigative journalism continue to exist and who will pay for long form journalism?
  • how will legal rights be protected without the financial support of a well funded fourth estate?
  • what will happen to the BBC News output?
  • and does the French subsidy model have wider applications?

We invite papers from academics in media, as well as business and others addressing the theoretical issues involved in the study of journalism. We are also keen to hear about practical experiments today, and possible developments tomorrow.

The conference will take place on June 8th and 9th 2010 at the Regent Street campus of the University of Westminster. As well as the presentation of academic papers there will be industry panels, featuring major names from press and broadcast as well as regulators.

Please send abstracts of not more than 250 words to Helen Cohen (journalism@wmin.ac.uk) by 22nd March 2010.

Written by Xiaoge

March 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Sixth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications

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CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS

September 20-25, 2010 – Valencia, Spain

General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/ICWMC10.html

Call for Papers: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/CfPICWMC10.html

Submission deadline: April 20, 2010

Sponsored by IARIA, www.iaria.org

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals: http://www.iariajournals.org

Publisher: CPS ( see: http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/cscps )

Archived: IEEE CSDL (Computer Science Digital Library) and IEEE Xplore

Submitted for indexing: Elsevier’s EI Compendex Database, EI’s Engineering Information Index

Other indexes are being considered: INSPEC, DBLP, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index

Please note the Poster Forum and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules: http://www.iaria.org/editorialrules.html

ICWMC 2010 Tracks (tracks’ topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Non-technical topics include the following:

Standardization and regulations

Position on standards & fora on wireless and mobile networks; Wireless Networks Standards and Protocols; Communications regulations; 802.11 WLAN Standards; 802.16 WMAN Standards; 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards; HSDPA Technology and Standards; Next Generation Network standards

Convergence and social mobility

Convergence of mobile networks with the Web 2.0; Convergence on architecture and services; Open service capabilities; Open exposure of telco capabilities; Open Web APIs, SOA and SDP); Interworking strategies; Mobile terminals as sources for User-generated content; Architecture and services for user-generated content; Auto-description and metadata synthesis for telecom-generated for user-generated content; Social mobile networks; User behavior profiling; Social connections (social graphs, contacts, etc); Services and architectures/solutions for social mobile services

Written by Xiaoge

February 14, 2010 at 8:32 am

Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression

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Call for Papers
The George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression

May 28-29, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary


Inspired by the life and work of Budapest native and renowned Communication and Media scholar Dr. George Gerbner (1919-2005), the Budapest College of Communication and Business invites scholars, researchers, practitioners, students, and other interested parties to submit paper and panel proposals for presentation at the George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression. This conference will take place from Friday, May 28 to Saturday, May 29, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary. The goal of the conference is to bring together individuals with a common interest in aggressive communication and conflict so as to foster international relationships that lead to research collaboration and knowledge exchange.

This international conference will focus on aggressive communication and behavior, conflict, and other types of antisocial communication and behavior across contexts. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: media violence, media coverage of crime and violence, violence in advertising, political violence, workplace violence and aggression, aggression in instructional settings, war rhetoric, peace and conflict communication, verbal aggression, crime, oppression, injustice, incivility, assertiveness, argumentativeness, disagreement, bullying, indirect aggression, psychological abuse, anger, frustration, hostility, deception, child abuse, spousal abuse, domestic violence, youth violence, school violence, gang violence, sexual violence, discrimination, conflict styles, conflict resolution, the origins, causes, and predictors of aggression, and the management and prevention of aggression.
Interested individuals are invited to submit an abstract (in English) of 200 to 500 words describing their individual presentation or panel idea to rchoryas@wvu.edu by March 01, 2010. Decisions regarding the acceptance of papers and panels for presentation at the conference will be made by March 15, 2010. Completed papers should be sent to rchoryas@wvu.edu by May 01, 2010. With the authors’ permission, top papers will be published in the journal Kommunikáció, Média, Gazdaság (Communication, Media, Economics), which is published by the Budapest College of Communication and Business or in an edited book. One scholar will also be honored with the Gerbner Award. The conference registration fee is expected to be approximately $50 to $60 (50 to 60 US dollars).
Co-organizers of the conference are Dr. Jolán Róka, Vice Rector for Research and International Relations at the Budapest College of Communication and Business, and Dr. Rebecca M. Chory, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at West Virginia University and 2009 Fulbright Scholar at the Budapest College of Communication and Business. For more information, please contact Jolán Róka at jroka@bkf.hu; +36-20-366-5023 (tel); Budapest College of Communication and Business; Nagy Lajos király útja 1-9; 1148, Budapest, Hungary; or Rebecca M. Chory at rchoryas@wvu.edu; 304-293-3905 (tel); P.O. Box 6293, 108 Armstrong Hall; West Virginia University; Morgantown, WV, 26506; USA.

Written by Xiaoge

February 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm

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