[Air-L] CFP:Social Media, Digital Network and Globalization: 2012 China New Media Communication Conference, Macao International Conference,Dec 6 - 8, 2012

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Wed May 2 20:58:48 PDT 2012

Call for Papers

Social Media, Digital Network and Globalization:

2012 China New Media Communication Association Annual Conference, 
Macao International Conference
Macao SAR, China

Dec 6 - 8, 2012

2012 China New Media Communication Association Annual Conference, Macao 
International Conference, co-organized by the Department of Communication, 
University of Macao and China New Media Communication Association (CNMCA) 
will be held in Macao, a charming enclave of Eastern and Western cultures. 
We sincerely invite colleagues from all parts of the world to come to 
Macao, and share with us your ideas about communication and social media.

Accompanied by the development of high technology and the formation of 
knowledge economy, digital network technology has given rise to social 
media, which leads to a great transformation of our pattern of 
communication, mode of production, style of life and even way of thinking. 
A digital network society has emerged on the horizon.

Digital social networks speed up the globalization and exert great 
influence on social life and production around the world. Internet-based 
virtual spaces have become an indispensable communication environment for 
further globalization.

Against the backdrop of globalization?some crucial issues arise. How does 
digital network technology reconstruct global society? How do new media 
influence our concept of time and space, our daily lives and the 
environment around us? How do social media enhance citizens? participation 
and influence group actions? Where is global communication technology 
heading for in the future? 

CNMCA is the only national academic organization in China specialized in 
computer-mediated communication studies. Starting in 2004, its annual 
conference was held in various cities in Greater China including Beijing, 
Nanjing, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. It has become the top academic 
convention in China on new media communication studies.
The Organizing Committee of the conference is now calling for papers from 
both Chinese and international scholars, media professionals and graduate 
students. The conference offers Best Student Paper Awards to papers 
contributed by graduate students of CNMCA members. The winners of the Best 
Student Paper Awards will receive travel subsidies to come to Macao for 
the conference. 

The central theme of the conference:  Social Media, Digital Network and 

Related issues include, but are not limited to:
?       Development of new media and social media
?       New media and cultural and creative industries
?       New media and civil society
?       New media, culture and globalization (including intercultural 
?       Advertising and brand communication in relation to new media
?       New media and transformation of traditional media
?       Other related topics

Conference Organizers
?       Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences and 
Humanities, University of Macao 
?       China New Media Communication Association
?       Co-organizer: Macao Association for Internet Research (MAIR)
?       Other sponsors: ERS e-Research Lab and major new media companies 
in China and Macao (TBD)

Dates and Venue
?       December 6-8, 2012
?       Conference Venue: University of Macau 

Chinese and English. The conference will be held in parallel sessions of 
Chinese and English.  It will establish special forums and a round table 
discussion in English and Chinese to encourage a cross-cultural dialogue 
and debate for scholars at home and abroad.

Paper Submission
?       The paper submitted must be original and unpublished work, which 
has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.
?       The paper should be presented with clear arguments, refined text, 
reliable data, clear charts and normative format.
?       The paper should be limited to 5000~10000 words with an abstract 
of 300-400 words.
?       The paper should bear the author?s name, position, organization, 
mailing address, email address, contact numbers.
?       All papers should be submitted electronically to: 
2012newmediacon at gmail.com
?       All papers submitted, no matter accepted or not by the Conference, 
will not be returned.
?       All papers will be reviewed by a review committee under the 
Conference Organizing Committee.
?       In addition to the conference proceedings, a selection of best 
papers may be published as a special issue in a possible collaboration 
with an international journal in media and communication technology.

Important Deadlines:
Abstracts & final papers should be submitted via e-mail to the following 
address: 2012newmediacon at gmail.com
?      Abstract submission deadline: July 15, 2012;
?      Abstract acceptance notice: July 31, 2012;
?      Final paper submission deadline: September 20, 2012;
?      Full paper acceptance notice: September 30, 2012.

Conference Registration 
?       Scholars?RMB600?mainland China??US$150?Overseas?
?       Students?RMB200?mainland China??US$50?Overseas?

Conference Website 

?       http://www.umac.mo/fsh/comm/newmediaconference

Wu Mei, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Programme Coordinator of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Communication
Department of Communication
Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
University of Macau
Taipa, Macau
Tel: (853) 83978994 (O)
Fax: (853) 28838312
E-Mail: meiwu at umac.mo

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