onsdag, november 22, 2006

CFP: IAMCR, 23-25 July, 2007, Paris

Paris 2007 - Call for Papers
Call for papers

23-25 July, 2007
UNESCO, Paris (France)

Media, Communication, Information:
Celebrating 50 Years of Theories and Practices

These last fifty years have seen a number of theoretical evolutions
and practical advances in the domains which relate media to the inter-
or multi-disciplinary field of information and communication. Some of
them have emanated from European and Western research centres, others
from diverse regions of the world scientific community. These various
bodies of research have supplied analytical tools that cover the
whole range of the field of media, information and communication, in
a global perspective: from the production and the international
circulation of news and data, images and texts, to their reception,
by a wide range of publics. They have critically examined such issues
as public space and democracy, actor networks and agency or
technological mediation and its modalities.
New theoretical spaces of development and applications are also
emerging, apparent in a number of pioneering works, with original and
innovative approaches. Issues such as internet governance and co-
regulation of the media resonate with questions on diasporic publics,
cultural and trans-cultural diversities. The theoretical
contributions of other fields, such as economics, cognition,
politics, or urban studies, to name a few, have been facilitating new
readings of semiotic processes and media representations, and
fostering a deeper understanding of the tensions between genres and
gender, minorities and communities, “youth” cultures and subcultures,
worldwide. The modifications of the market and the political economy
of the media in the context of globalization have cast in new
perspectives such issues as cultural goods and services, e-learning
industries and media literacies, not to mention sustainable
development alternatives via media and new technologies for
information and communication.

These developments, old and new, coincide with the areas of inquiry
and the directions for research that IAMCR has fully embraced over
the past fifty years. The abstracts and papers submitted to the
various sections of IAMCR for the 2007 conference will need to
reflect these tendencies while intersecting with their dominant
thematic strand such as media history, political communication,
political economy, participatory communication, media education,
information and ICT policy, etc. Working groups are encouraged to
organize joint sessions with the sections to better ensure that their
emerging trends and perspectives can be accommodated.

The abstracts and papers will also need to make innovative
connections between theory and practice, notably by underlining the
contribution of empirical work to research and by proposing original
methodologies, protocols and appropriate indicators. Perspectives and
trends for the future should also be delineated, so as to provide new
paths for investigation by IAMCR members in the next 50 years.

Rules for Paper Submission: You may submit the same abstract or paper
to ONE section only. You may submit different papers to different
sections or, as the case may be, different papers to the same
section. If we find the same paper submitted to different sections or
working groups, we will work with the organisers of the conference to
withdraw the paper so that it is (if accepted) presented in only ONE
section/working group. Abstracts (500 words at most) must be sent to
the section heads and working group chairs by January 15th 2007. The
final decisions will be notified by March 1st 2007.


Divina Frau-Meigs
Local Organization

Ole Prehn
IAMCR Secretariat

söndag, november 12, 2006

CfP Media Brands

Call for Papers

Media Brands: Their Management, Effects, and Social Implications

Papers are being sought for presentation at an international workshop to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, September 20-22, 2007. The workshop is sponsored by the Media Management and Transformation Centre at Jönköping International Business School (Jönköping University), Europe’s premier centre on media business issues.

The objective of the conference is to explore media brand management in theory and practice. The also conference will seek better understanding of the effects of media brands on consumer media behaviour as well as on society. Connections to other customer-related marketing management approaches are to be examined.

Papers are solicited on the follow types of issues:

Management-related aspects of media brands such as:
§ media specific brand types and architectures
§ comparing brand portfolio analysis and management approaches to other portfolio approaches 
§ segmenting, targeting and brand positioning techniques
§ approaches to control for media brand management’s effectiveness and efficiency
§ “brand relationships”: media brand management and the concepts of customer relationship management and customer lifetime management
§ strategic brand management and its implementation within marketing programmes, i.e. regarding the 4 Ps place, promotion, price, and product

Customer-related aspects of media brands such as: 
§ specific brand functions for B2C and B2B media customers
§ differences between media brands within B2C and B2B market settings
§ measuring customer brand equity / value on audience and advertising markets
§ brands’ effects on audiences’ media choice and usage behaviour
§ brand extensions’ effects on customers’ acceptance of new products / innovations
§ the relationship between the concepts of customer brand equity and customer value  

Socio-cultural issues related to media brand management such as:
§ implications for pluralism, journalistic quality and other socio-cultural dimensions
§ implications for public service broadcasting
§ issues of international media brand management and cultural discount

Extended abstracts (250 words) are due February 1, 2007, with notification of accepted proposals until March 15, 2007. In the abstract, please specify the key research question, the theoretical perspective, the empirical support, and the expected scientific contribution of the paper. Completed papers will be due August 13, 2007. Send abstracts by post or e-mail to:

Dr. Per-Erik Wolff
Media Management and Transformation Centre
Jönköping International Business School
P.O. Box 1026, SE-551 11 Jönköping, Sweden


lördag, november 11, 2006

CFP - WAMIS 2007

______________________________Call for

The 3rd International Workshop on Web and Mobile Information Services


May 21-23, 2007, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
in conjunction with
21st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking
and Applications

Advances in the Web, Internet and mobile technologies offer new and
exciting services to users in various domains such as e-business,
healthcare, entertainment, and scientific activities. However, the
effective processing and management of the information services in a
large scale distributed and complex environment create new challenges
for the research community of the web and mobile services. This
workshop aims to bring together researchers in an effort to highlight
the state-of-the-art and discuss the issues and opportunities to
explore new research directions and develop new ideas. We welcome
submissions that include results which advance the state of the art
relating to the theme of the workshop, either through theoretical
analysis or experimental analysis. The main topics, to be addressed
include (but not limited to):

- Architectures for web and mobile services
- Data models and query languages for web and mobile systems
- Searching and discovery techniques
- Performance and reliability aspects
- Context oriented service provisioning
- Agent-based services
- Fault tolerance and exception handling
- Transaction and workflow models
- Agent and multi-agent systems and their applications
- Semantic web technologies and their applications
- Monitoring of services

Submission Instructions:

Only full papers will be accepted. The length of the paper is limited
to 8 single-spaced double column IEEE format pages (http://
computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm). Papers should be submitted by
email to the workshop organizers. All papers will be reviewed by
independent reviewers.


Accepted papers will be published by IEEE CS Press as IEEE 21st AINA
2007 Workshops Proceedings. Authors of high quality papers presented
in the workshop may be invited to submit extended versions of their
papers for publication to a journal. In previous years, selected
papers were published in two well known international journals -
Journal of Information and Software Technology and Journal of
Computer and System Sciences, Elsevier Science.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission: 30 November 2006
Author Notification: 22 January 2007
Final Copy Due: 19 February 2007

General Co-Chairs:

J.Y Chung, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
F.Casati, HP Laboratories, USA

Workshop Organizers:

E.Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
M.Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
K-M Chao, Coventry University, UK

Program Committee:

R.Anane, Coventry University, UK
I.Awan, University of Bradford, UK
L.Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
D.Benoit, Acadia University, Canada
L.Capra, University College of London, UK
C.Claramunt, Naval Academy, France
Z.Cui, British Telcom, UK
D.Duce, Oxford Brookes University, UK
B.Eaglestone, University of Sheffield, UK
S.Hassas, University of Lyon, France
Y.Huang, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
I.I.Khalil, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
Y.Li, Fudan University, China
S-W Liao, Intel, USA
K.J Lin, University of California, USA
M.Lin, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
L.Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
J.Ma, Hosei University, Japan
L.Ma, University of Ballarat, Australia
Z.Maamar, Zayed University, UAE
T.Müldner, Acadia University, Canada
J.Nealon, Oxford Brookes University, UK
N.Revell, Middlesex University, UK
W.Shen, National Research Council, Canada
M.Sheng, CSIRO-ICT Center, Australia
C.A Shoniregun., University of East London, UK
A.Simpson, Oxford University, UK
S.G Vargas, CNRS, France
S.M.F.D Mustapha, British Telecom, Malaysia
M.Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
D.Taniar, Monash University, Australia
A.Trudel, Acadia University, Canada
L.T Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Authors of high quality papers presented in the workshop will be
invited to submit extended version of their papers for publication in
the Journal of Service Oriented Computing and Applications, Springer.


E.Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada

M.Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK

K-M Chao, Coventry University, UK

Yours sincerely,

Elhadi Shakshuki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator
Jodrey School of Computer Science
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
Canada B4P 2R6

Tel: (902) 585-1524
Fax: (902) 585-1067

tisdag, november 07, 2006

ICBL2007: Call for Papers

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IC BL2007 Call for Papers 

International Conference on Interactive Computer aided Blended Learning
7 - 9 May 2007 in Florianopolis, Brazil


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Scope of the conference

This interdisciplinary conference aims to focus on the exchange of  relevant trends and research  results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of  interactive computer aided learning. Therefore pilot projects, applications and products will also be welcome. 

This conference will be organized by the Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Santa Catarina/Brazil in cooperation with: Keynotes
  • Ministry of Education, Brazil (asked)
  • Tarek M. Sobh, University of Bridgeport, USA
  • Paul Lefrere, Open University UK

Topics of interest
  • Collecting experiences and needs of Education Institutions in e-Learning
    • Advanced strategies and conceptions
    • Best praxis
    • Advanced methods
    • Regional differences
  • Organizational frameworks for e-Learning
    • New learning models and applications
    • Embedded learning and learning on demand
    • Knowledge management and learning
    • Quality assurance, sustainability
    • Cost-effectiveness
  • E-learning methods, methodologies, tools
    • WBL, CBL, CALL
    • Environments and tools for e-Iearning / m-Iearning / life long learning
    • Networks/Grids for learning
    • Adaptive learning environments
    • Tools for interactive learning and teaching
    • Methods of content adaptation
  • Pedagogical and psychological issues
    • Blended Learning in
    • Collaborative learning Evaluation and outcomes assessment
    • Wikis, Webblogs etc.
  • Technical and theoretical issues
    • Learning Objects and Reusability
    • Platforms and authoring tools
    • Applications of the Semantic Web
    • Standards and style-guides
    • Multimedia applications and virtual reality
  • Remote and virtual laboratories
  • Real world experiences
  • Pilot projects / Products / Applications
Types of sessions
  • Paper sessions (20 minutes presentation followed by a panel discussion)
  • Short paper sessions: (15 minutes presentation)
  • Interactive demonstrations (15 minutes, also online demonstrations)
  • Poster Sessions
Other opportunities to participate: 
  • Run a workshop or tutorial (This are half or full day events and do not require written or published papers. Proposals should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge  expected of the participants, objectives, and the qualifications of the instructor.)
  • Organize a  thematic session. (Proposals should include a minimum of three  papers, a session title, a list of the topics covered and the qualifications of the session organizer. The name of the session organizer will appear in the program and proceedings.)
  • Exhibit at ICBL (products and developments of learning technology)
Conference language

English, but it will be organized a special track for the presentation of papers in Spanish or Portuguese. 

The proceedings will be published on CD in cooperation with the Kassel University Press (own ISBN number).  Format instructions will be available in time.

Conference chair
Golberi de Salvador Ferreira, Brazil
 Conference Co-chairs
Marlene Blois, Brazil
Andreas Pester, Austria
Program committee

Michael E. Auer, Austria, Chair

Luiz H. Alves de Medeiros, Brazil
Roberto Alves, Portugal
Abdullah Y. Al-Zoubi, Jordan
Carlos R. Artunduaga, Colombia
Eduard Babulak, Spain
Marlene Blois, Brazil
Renato Crivellari Creppe, Brazil
Christos Christopoulos, UK
Arthur Edwards, Mexico
Samir Abou El-Seoud, Germany
Jose M. Martins Ferreira, Portugal
Golberi S. Ferreira, Brazil
Mauro Faccioni Filho, Brazil
Janae Gonçalves Martins, Brasil
George Ioannidis, Greece
Nataliya Ivankova, USA
Göran Karlsson, Sweden
Barbara Kerr, Canada
Mark Kramer, Austria
Bogdan Logofatu, Romania
Pietro Panzarasa, UK
Joao L. Serras Pereira, Portugal
Andreas Pester, Austria
Rob Reilly, USA
Jucimara Roesler, Brazil
Joaquim Ros, Spain
Carlos Alberto dos Santos, Brazil
Fernando Spanhol, Brazil
Yevgeniya Sulema, Ukraine
Carlos M. Travieso-González, Spain
Joao Vianney, Brazil
Armando Villarroel, USA
Nancy Van Wagoner, Canada
Yu-mei Wang, USA
Paulo Roberto Wollinger, Brazil
Mario Zagar, Croatia
Wilson B. Zapelini, Brazil

Organizing committee

Golberi de Salvador Ferreira
Marcelo Silva
Daniela Carvalho
Maria de Lourdes Feronha 

Submission of papers

The abstracts should be submitted using the Electronic Submission System. If unable to submit the abstract electronically, please contact the Chair.

Important dates

17 Nov. 2006:       Submission of extended abstracts

01 Dec. 2006:       Proposals for workshops, tutorials, demos, exhibition

22 Jan. 2007:        Notification of acceptance

24 March 2007:     Camera-ready due

7-9 May 2007:      Conference ICBL2007

For more information contact



phone: +55-3221-0565
fax:     +55-3224-0727

General information

The workshop will be held in the HOTEL TORRES DA CACHOEIRA, Florianopolis/Brazil.

Prof. Dr.-Ing., Dr.sc. Michael E. Auer
Carinthia Tech Institute (University of Applied Sciences)
School of Electronics and Equipment Engineering
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fredag, november 03, 2006

CFP: CMID'07- 1st Intl. Cross-Media Interaction Design Conference

CMID ´07 - Cross Media Interaction Design 2007



Call for papers


CMID ´07 - 1st International Conference on Cross Media Interaction

CMID ´07 is the first international conference on cross-media
interaction design. The conference will bring together researchers
and practitioners from a wide range of areas to address questions
related to cross media design, new media
landscapes and media- oriented interaction studies.

Hemavan, Sweden

March, 22-25, 2007



The modern media landscape is a mixture of applications, platforms
and media blended with advanced navigational structures in support of
various kinds of activities including marketing, gaming,
collaboration, blogging, and much more. The web as a media platform
is becoming more and more focal. More and more often, web sites
employ the cross-media concept; they include a wide range of media,
such as television, chat, or mobile SMS and MMS.

Cross-media, media convergence, experience design, funology,
affective computing, emotional design etc. are concepts that are
becoming increasingly popular in modern interaction design. However,
cross media interaction design is not solely about the web. Games,
mobile phones, iPods, media players and other mobile devices also
play a big part in this new era of communicating and sharing our
media content to others in the world.

The aim of this conference is at improving our understanding of
interaction design as a cross-media activity without boundaries, an
understanding that takes into account interaction intense user

Topics of relevance may include, but are not limited to:

- Cross-media interaction design studies
- Cases illustrating the web as a cross-media platform
- Theoretical frameworks that address identified issues in relation to
experience design and usability for the web or other media.
- Interaction studies of cross-media concepts addressing, for
instance, user behaviour, choice of interaction platform, interaction
content etc.
- Cultural aspects of cross-media interaction design
- Critical reflections on cross-media interaction design


Position paper outlining main points of departures, possible
theoretical and/or methodological issues, (plausable) results and
finally conclusions to be drawn from the outlined discussion.

Total length: 2-4 pages

Full papers present significant contributions to research and
practice in the area of cross-media interaction design. Accepted full
papers are presented at the conference and are published in the
conference proceedings.

Total length:10 pages

We welcome demonstrations of media technologies
in the field of cross- media. Please describe on
1-2 pages the technology you whish to
demonstrate on the conference.

Total length: 1-2 pages


Registration opens: Nov, 1, 2006
Registration closes: Feb. 28, 2007

Position paper submission: Jan, 31, 2007
Full paper: Jan, 31, 2007

Response to authors: Feb, 14, 2007


Papers should be submitted through a web based conference system (see





Charlotte Wiberg (Conference chair)
Ulf Hedestig
Catarina Norén
Mikael Wiberg
Kalle Jegers
Johan Bodén
Karin Danielsson


For more information, feel free to contact cwiberg@informatik.umu.se

Dr Charlotte Wiberg
Department of Informatics
Umeå University, S-901 87 Umeå


For more information about CMID ´07 please visit:

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