[Air-L] Call For Papers: Videoconferencing in Practice: 21st Century Challenges (Electronic Journal of Communication)

Dr. Sean Rintel s.rintel at uq.edu.au
Mon Feb 14 17:55:33 PST 2011

Electronic Journal of Communication / La Revue Electronique de Communication
Special Issue: Videoconferencing in Practice: 21st Century Challenges
Editor: Sean Rintel (s.rintel at uq edu.au)
Deadline: June 27, 2011. The issue is scheduled for publication in the
first half of 2012.

While not yet ubiquitous, videoconferencing can certainly be said to
have come of age at the end of the first decade of the 21st century.
The capabilities of videoconferencing systems have improved while
barriers have been significantly lowered to the point where
videoconferencing is no longer extraordinary, albeit still quite
novel. This special issue of the Electronic Journal of Communication
invites contributions exploring how videoconferencing has become a
practical method of interaction in personal, professional,
pedagogical, and institutional contexts.  Contributors should have a
central concern with whether and how users attend to the affordances
and constraints of videoconferencing as relevant to the business at

The issue will seek to cover a broad range of subjects to provide a
snapshot of 21st century videoconferencing research from a
Communication perspective. As such, all authors are asked to include
in their literature review and conclusions some sense of how their
study deals with questions of Communication research in general, and
Communication-focused videoconferencing research in particular.

Manuscripts are invited that cover one of the following areas, or
authors may propose their own area that demonstrably adds to the goal
of the special issue:

* Case studies of practical videoconferencing in context.
* Survey studies of practical videoconferencing in context.
* Experimental studies that show practical behaviours that may be
specific to contexts or cut across contexts.
* Literature reviews that focus on changes or critiques of
videoconferencing findings and/or theories.
* Representations of videoconferencing in the mass media or other
venues of the public imagination.
* Methodological studies about research practices or methods for
capturing/analysing videoconferencing in context.
* Trouble using videoconferencing in context (e.g. constraints of the
medium, communication trouble, operational problems such as network
trouble, work-arounds).
* Adoption/take-up studies of practical videoconferencing in context.

Authors are welcome to contact the editor to discuss ideas for
manuscripts. Given the topic and the electronic nature of the journal,
authors are also encouraged to supply video and/or audio clip examples
or supplemental materials. Submission detail are as follows:
* Deadline for completed manuscripts is June 27, 2011. The issue is
scheduled for publication in the first half of 2012.
* Maximum 7500 words (limit includes references but excludes
transcribed examples, figures, and tables).
* Manuscript and citation format: APA 6th Edition style.
* Submission: Email manuscript files to Sean Rintel at s.rintel at uq.edu.au.
* File format: Word 97 (.doc), Word 2008 (.docx), or PDF. Authors
using carefully formatted transcripts (e.g. those of Conversation
Analysis) should also provide screenshot images of all excerpts
labeled with the appropriate example number. Video and audio clips
should be provided in Quicktime .mov format with appropriate
indication in the manuscript as to where the clip should appear. Do
not embed video or audio in Word or PDF files.

This call is also viewable at: http://www.cios.org/www/ejc/calls/vidprac.htm

Dr. Sean Rintel
Associate Lecturer in Communication
School of English, Media Studies, and Art History
Room 509, Michie Building (9)
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 4072
Telephone: +61-7-3365-2147
Facsimile: +61-7-3365-2799
CIROS Provider Number 00025B

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