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[ecrea] ICA Washington DC 2019 - Calls for Papers
Tue Aug 14 19:06:29 GMT 2018
Washington DC 2019 - Calls for Papers
CONFERENCE THEME CALL FOR PAPER
Click to Read PDF Version of Theme Call for Papers:
The ICA 2019 conference theme of Communication Beyond Boundaries aims
for an understanding of the role of communication and media in the
crossing of social, political and cultural boundaries that characterize
contemporary society, and encourages research that crosses the
boundaries of research domains, of particular fields of research
interest, and of academia and the outside world.
Communication and media feature centrally in today’s crossing of
boundaries that characterizes societal structures, institutions and
cultures, themselves firmly founded in communications technologies,
infrastructures and practices. The spatial dimension of the practice of
communication, in the past, resulted in legacy media allowing people to
be constituted as an ‘imagined community’ within the defined territories
of the nation state, while today’s global digital technologies and
networks have been central to the expansion in movements of people,
capital, commodities, images and ideologies across national boundaries.
This contributes, according to optimists like Facebook CEO Mark
Zuckerberg (channelling Marshall McLuhan), a ‘global community’, while
critical voices see them as markers of new forms of social inequality
and cultural domination.
Beyond this, communication and media feature centrally in various other
forms of social, political and cultural boundary crossing. These include:
the discursive work involved in thinking beyond binary boundaries
in contemporary identity politics;
the role of social media in re-defining the boundaries between fact
and fake and between science and beliefs, affecting the politics of
knowledge and the epistemology of science;
the place of communication technologies in AI and the Internet of
Things, questioning what it means to be human; and
the growing recognition of the role of the brain as a window in to
attitudinal and behavioural change and its repercussion for marketing as
well as children’s well-being.
Communication and media are part and parcel of these trends, sometimes
as instigators, other times as the result, most often as important
conduits for this crossing of boundaries.
Communication and media in both digital and analogue formats feature in
the rise of movements that aim to counter these boundary-crossing
developments, for instance, in populist nationalisms that challenges the
claims about the irrevocable advance of globalization, as the role of
tabloids in promoting the Brexit vote illustrates. Conservative
movements employ legacy and social media to rally against political
correctness and identity politics, and racism thrives in online hate
communities, while activists turn to communication and media to help
solve problems of our age, ranging from war and terror, human rights
abuses, climate change to fake news, identity theft and (online) sexual
These examples emphasize that it is timely to consider the
boundary-crossing nature and relevance/impact of contemporary
communication. This require interdisciplinary research that crosses the
silos of disciplines and research fields. With the theme of
Communication Beyond Boundaries, we encourage research that spans across
particular research domains, and across the boundaries constructed by
particular fields of research interest.
Within the field of communication, we invite researchers to look beyond
divisional and sub-disciplinary boundaries, as diverse examples such as
intersectionality and health communications’ current shift of focus to
entertainment education have shown to be fruitful paths to new insights.
Beyond that, communication has long been a highly porous field, shaping
and being shaped by its interaction with many academic disciplines in
the Humanities and Social Sciences. With the rapid expansion of digital
communication, and growing awareness of the environmental impact of
human activity, the extent of its engagement with the Natural as well as
the Human Sciences is increasingly apparent.
As communication scholars, we have important insights into areas as
diverse as bioethics, artificial intelligence, robotics and
cryptocurrencies, as well as how to create more just and equal
multicultural societies. The final point also encourages us to think
about the role of academics in crossing the boundaries of academia into
society, as advisers and activists, reaching out to regulators,
industries, civil society organisations and activist groups.
With the conference theme of Communication Beyond Boundaries, we
encourage scholars to address key questions related to:
How to understand the role of communication in boundary crossing
developments in politics, culture and society?
What is the role of communication in the counter-movements
opposing/rectifying globalising boundary crossing?
Where do various strands of communication research need to
(re)connected to tackle the issues and problems of contemporary boundary
How can communication research inform and be informed by other
academic disciplines in understanding these boundary crossing trends and
their counter trends?
What role for academics in crossing the boundaries of academia into
society as policy advisors, activists and NGOs, industry researchers, or
end-users of communication services?
Submission for the ICA 2019 theme must:
Focus on the topic of boundary crossing;
Demonstrate the need for research collaboration across boundaries
within communication research and between communication and other
disciplines and fields;
Panels should include contributions from at least two different
countries, and not more than one contribution from a single Faculty,
Department or School.
Submissions to theme sessions must follow all general guidelines put
forward by ICA (8,000 words, not including tables and references).
Proposals for papers and panels on the conference theme are invited from
all sectors of the ﬁeld, and will be evaluated competitively by
anonymous referees. Theme-based submissions must be cross-divisional;
that is, they must span the interests and purview of more than one ICA
division or interest group, and should have broad appeal across all
units of the association. Submissions deemed to ﬁt the interests of one
division or interest group rather than the conference as a whole will be
forwarded to that group for consideration. Papers or panels must not be
submitted simultaneously for consideration to any division or interest
Panel proposals on the conference theme must include a 400-word
rationale explaining how the panel ﬁts the conference theme and 150-word
summary of the rationale to appear in the conference program. In keeping
with ICA tradition, an edited volume focusing on the conference theme
will be published. This volume will draw from presentations in
divisions, interest groups, and theme sessions.
Conference Theme Chair
Hilde van den Bulck
U of Antwerp
(hilde.vandenbulck /at/ uantwerpen.be)
Conference Program Chair
Queensland U of Technology
(t.flew /at/ qut.edu.au)
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS
ALL Divisions and Interest Groups will accept only online submissions
for the conference. Specific questions regarding a Division or Interest
Group program should be directed to the program planner for that
Division or Interest Group.
The following guidelines apply to ALL submissions, including theme
sessions and proposals by affiliate organizations. NOT FOLLOWING THE
GUIDELINES MAY DISQUALIFY YOUR SUBMISSION FROM REVIEW.
NOTE: EACH SUBMITTER/AUTHOR IS LIMITED TO FIVE (5) PEER-REVIEWED
SUBMISSIONS (INCLUDING ALL PAPERS AND PANELS).
Deadline: All submissions must be completed online no later than 16:00
UTC, 1 November 2018. To avoid technical problems, early submission is
strongly encouraged. The conference submission website will go online
around 1 September 2018. To reach the conference website, go to the ICA
homepage at http://www.icahdq.org and follow the link for 2019
Eligibility: You do not need to be an ICA member to submit a paper or
proposal for the conference. Simply go to the paper submission site by
clicking the link in the “Conferences” area of the ICA website. You will
be prompted to create a new profile. Our paper submission system is no
longer tied to our membership database. When creating your new profile,
please consider carefully the keywords that identify your area of
expertise - or scroll down to continue to the submission site.
E-mail address: Each conference participant must use one and only one
e-mail address for all submissions. If you are an ICA member, this
should be the same e-mail address you have entered into the ICA
membership database. You should consider this your unique identification
for all ICA purposes.
Exclusive submissions: Each paper/proposal may be submitted to only one
Division or Interest Group, OR to the theme sessions. Submission of the
same paper/proposal to more than one section is not permitted, and will
disqualify the paper for presentation. You are welcome, however, to
submit different papers or proposals to the same or different sections.
Categories of Submissions: Several categories of submissions may be
accepted, depending on the submission guidelines of the specific
Division or Interest Group. NOT FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES MAY DISQUALIFY
YOUR SUBMISSION FROM REVIEW.
Full Papers 8,000 words maximum, not including tables and
references, unless Division or Interest Group guidelines state
otherwise. (Where ICA guidelines and Division or Interest Group
guidelines differ, the Division or Interest Group guidelines will prevail.)
Extended Abstracts A few Divisions and Interest Groups accept either
full papers or extended abstracts. Consult the Division’s or Interest
Group’s submission guidelines in this Call for Papers for specific
Interactive Paper (Poster) Presentations Most Divisions and Interest
Groups accept poster presentations. A poster presentation is a paper you
would like considered for presentation at an interactive poster session.
Some research lends itself well to this style of presentation. If your
poster presentation is accepted, you will be expected to prepare a
poster display of your research for presentation at the conference. Your
presentation may be accepted as a poster display even though you
submitted for a paper session. If your submission is accepted as a
poster, you will be expected to prepare a poster display of your
research for presentation at the conference. Poster sessions have
plenary status at ICA conferences.
Panel Session Proposals Most Divisions and Interest Groups and the
theme sessions accept proposals for organized panel sessions.
Division and Interest Group program planners will assemble all accepted
submissions into sessions and assign them to the format (paper session
or poster session) that provides the most coherent scholarly program.
REGISTERING FOR THE CONFERENCE
Submission of your paper or proposal does NOT enroll you as an ICA
member or automatically register you for the conference itself. If your
paper or proposal is accepted for presentation at the annual conference,
you will be notified in mid-January 2019 and must then register for the
conference and pay the conference fee. An online membership application
is always available on the ICA homepage. Online registration for the
Prague conference will be available mid-January 2019.
Everyone planning to attend the conference must complete the
SUBMITTING A PAPER, EXTENDED ABSTRACT, OR INTERACTIVE POSTER PRESENTATION
EACH SUBMITTER/AUTHOR IS LIMITED TO FIVE (5) PEER-REVIEWED SUBMISSIONS
(INCLUDING ALL PAPERS AND PANELS).
Preparing the file: Before submitting, consult the guidelines in the
Call for Papers and have your paper or extended abstract ready to upload
as a single document (maximum length 8,000 words, not including tables
and references, unless Division or Interest Group guidelines state
otherwise). All online submissions must be in PDF format. All tables,
graphs, and pictures associated with your submission must be included
with the main text in a single document.
Author identification: Names must be removed for blind reviews of
submissions. Before uploading your paper, remove all author
identification from the document including any file properties. (For
example, in MS Word, in the “File” menu, select “Properties,” delete any
identifying information, click “OK,” and save the document.) NOT
FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES MAY DISQUALIFY YOUR SUBMISSION FROM REVIEW.
Additional information: Title, author(s), a 150-word abstract, and other
information (e.g., student authorship, special requests) must be entered
online when you submit your paper, poster, or extended abstract. To
begin the submission process, visit the conference page on the ICA
website, register as a submitter, select the Division or Interest Group
and type of submission, enter all required information, click
“Continue,” AND follow the instructions to upload your document. You
must upload a paper, poster, or extended abstract in order to complete
the submission process.
SUBMITTING A PANEL SESSION PROPOSAL
EACH SUBMITTER/AUTHOR IS LIMITED TO FIVE (5) PEER-REVIEWED SUBMISSIONS
(INCLUDING ALL PAPERS AND PANELS).
Registering panelists: All panelists must agree in advance of submission
to participate as panel presenters AND to register for the ICA
conference. ICA does NOT provide registration waivers for members or for
nonmembers participating in panels.
Texts needed: If your panel session will include individual
presentations, you (the session organizer) also need to obtain a title
and 150-word abstract from each presenter before submitting. Also before
submitting, you need to prepare a 400-word rationale for your panel
proposal and a 75-word panel description for the conference program.
Entering the panel: If you are the panel organizer, once you have the
required information for each participant, you will then visit the
website, submit the panel proposal, and enter all panel information. You
will be able to enter the panel title, rationale, panel description,
chair/discussant, presentation titles, abstracts, and any other required
information by cutting and pasting the text from your word-processing
CHANGING OR DELETING A SUBMISSION
Changing title or abstract: Up until the deadline of 16:00 UTC 1
November you may return to the conference website, select “View/Edit a
previous submission,” click on the title of the submission you wish to
change, and edit the information or delete the submission. Follow online
instructions for editing submissions.
Changing text: You can change a document, by re-uploading thus replacing
the current pdf. To protect yourself from self-plagiarism, please note
in your submission if you have submitted your paper to another
conference or publication that has the possibility of being accepted
prior to ICA’s conference acceptance. When in doubt, communicate with
your group’s program chair.
Changing Unit: You also CANNOT simply change the unit (Division or
Interest Group) to which you submitted. If you need to send your
submission to a different unit, you can do so in either of two ways: (1)
Delete your submission and resubmit to a different unit, OR (2) e-mail
your request to the Conference Program Chair, who can transfer your
submission to a different unit.
Authorship: Authors must give credit through references or notes to the
original author of any idea or concept presented in the paper or
proposal. This includes direct quotations and paraphrases.
Publication or presentation history: If material in your presentation
has been published, presented, or accepted for publication or
presentation, this must be disclosed in your paper or proposal and may
make your submission ineligible, depending on the Division/Interest Group.
Conference attendance: If your panel, paper, or interactive display
presentation is accepted for an ICA conference, you have a commitment to
register for and attend the conference and perform your assigned role.
All chairs and respondents also make this commitment. If extenuating
circumstances prevent you from attending, you should find a substitute
to perform your duties and notify the program chair and Division or
Interest Group contact person.
Self-Plagiarism (or duplicate publications): Self-plagiarism involves an
author presenting earlier published material as original and new.
Self-plagiarism is often not an issue, but it must be transparent and
limited. A critical issue involved in self-plagiarism is the degree to
which it is clear whether the author is drawing from earlier
manuscripts/research. Covert self-plagiarism occurs when the author is
not transparent when drawing from earlier manuscripts or research; this
can constitute a serious ethical transgression.
Types of covert self-plagiarism include:
Covert Duplicate Publication / Presentation – Submitting a paper to
a journal or conference which had been previously published in a journal
or conference proceedings.
Covert Redundant Publication – Occurs when some portion of
previously published data is used again in a new publication with no
indication that the data had been published earlier.
Covert text recycling – Reusing portions of previously published
text in a new publication without a reference to the origin of the
earlier published text.
Covert fragmented publication (salami strategy) – Occurs when a
complex study is broken down into two or more components and each
component is analyzed and published as a separate paper.
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