Call for papers

The proposal of the international conference about digital culture, society and communication is a timely and suitable scenario to reflect, analyze and outline the current situation of cultural references in our society.

The proposal of the international conference about digital culture, society and communication is a timely and suitable scenario to reflect, analyze and outline the current situation of cultural references in our society.

 Call for papers for the international conference “Digital Culture, Society and Communciation” (March 16-17, 2015, Zaragoza, Spain)

 We are now accepting proposals for academic papers for the international conference “Digital Culture, Society and Communciation”. The conference is organized by the Cyberspace Working Group research group of the USJ School of Communication, which will bring together researches and lecturers from Spain and abroad; it is planned to take place on March 16 and 17, 2015. Those interested in participating with academic papers may send their abstracts to the scientific committee from now until December 12, 2014 (new date: January 16, 2015).

The thematic sections are: a) Models of communication in digital and online environments; b) Ethics, communication, culture and public space online; c) Creativity and new digital trends; d) Communication and education; e) Historical heritage and archives. The proposal is made up of a timely and suitable scenario to reflect, analyse and outline the current situation of cultural references in our society. Research, experiences, new cultural values, perspectives of new scenarios in the digital and online environments are areas that need to be analysed and which contribute to the new challenges and cultural scenarios that are the prospects for the 21st century.

The summaries (abstracts) will have a maximum of 300 words and should include the following information:

  • Title of paper or poster.
  • Author of the communication or poster (maximum of two presentations will be accepted by the author).
  • University or research center.
  • Email institutional.

The subject areas of the tables at the conference are:

Area 1: Communication models in digital and online atmosphere

In the last two decades digital technologies have introduced important changes in the media ecosystem. New forms of communication marked by communication online have appeared with characteristics like multimedia, hypertextuality, interactivity and multi-directionality have transformed relations between the issuer and the receiver. Papers in this area will cover: the fracture lines between new ways of digital communication compared to traditional ones, the application of different models of multimedia communication, new ways of receiving messages and issuer-receiver-user interaction of media enabled by digital environments, possible strategies in multimedia communication, the practice of corporate communication in new digital media or the concept and management of reputation and corporate image in social media.

Area 2: Ethics, communication, culture and public space in the cyber society.

Communication has changed and is no longer one-directional; mass media content for its users is only one of the many channels of communication that exist. Currently individuals consume, create and transmit news without intermediaries. Public space in internet is open to all and so are the consequences that result in this process of adaption we are immersed in.

Area 3: Creativity and new digital tendencies.

The digital methodologies and tools, complemented by the creative variables and likewise influenced by classic systems have reached several industrial and sociocultural disciplines, thus proposing work made up of the most heterogeneous and richest stylistic qualities. In this subject area there will be space allowed for all of those creative digital models that have taken on the technology and communication instrumentation to generate a work supported in criteria of functionality and/or aesthetics, emphasizing communication genres and areas as preferential series of study and presentations of proposals.

Area 4: Education in communication

Key players in education take on challenges in the context of tools, contents and perspectives of online and digital communication. The multimedia and transmedia discourse approaches of online education, of the technological integration or gamification are some examples that require a paused and academic reflection to assess how to approach the methodologies, processes of teaching and learning or the curricular projects in different areas of education. This area will cover subjects from valid paradigms in digital culture to experiences that can contribute to further knowledge.

Area 5: Historical heritage and archives

A large part of the current society is directly connected to the internet in its daily life through computers, tablets or smartphones. Museums, art galleries, archives and other centers of cultural and artistic interest have understood, and most have embarked in, actions to virtually transmit contents or share different tools of the digital society in the management of their collections. This area will reflect on subjects related to this form of interaction and social and cultural enrichment.

Important dates:

Oct. 14, 2014
Period of call for papers and abstracts begins.

Dec. 12, 2014 – (new date: January 16, 2015)
Period of call for papers and abstracts ends. Abstracts will be sent to the email address: cwg@usj.es

March 6, 2015
The term ends for receiving papers. Author or authors must follow the rules of style provided for the papers. The page limit for paper: 15 pages including figures, tables and references. The rules can be downloaded at the link “style rules for San Jorge University Editions.”

Sending papers:

Papers must be sent to the email address: cwg@usj.es

Papers will be reviewed and approved by the scientific committee in order to officially present them at the conference. Compliance is compulsory in order attend and later defend papers in order to obtain attendance diplomas and to have papers published.

Sending posters:

Posters must be sent to the email address: cwg@usj.es

Once poster abstracts are approved, specific indications will be sent to the authors (template). The size will be A1.

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