[Air-L] International Symposium on Media Innovations (before AoIR in Tartu)

Indrek Ibrus ibrus at tlu.ee
Wed Apr 19 14:00:05 PDT 2017

Dear AoIR community, with this email we are reminding everybody that another international event will take take place immediately before the AoIR conference in Estonia in October. And there is less than a month until the CFP deadline - May 15th.

ISMI 2017
The sixth annual International Symposium on Media Innovations (ISMI)
16-17 October 2017 - Tallinn University, Estonia. The symposium is organised by Tallinn University Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture (MEDIT).

The focus of ISMI is on the dynamics of change in all kinds of contemporary media. We aim to explore how the complex interrelationships between changing technologies, economic environment, modes of usage or policy imperatives bring about the transformation of the media industry. The symposium will work towars a dialogue between media industries and academic media resereach.

Keynotes by:
Prof. Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Prof. Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology, Australia


Submission deadline: 750-word extended abstracts due 15 May 2017

We invite submissions for papers on any aspect of media innovation, including the following topics:
* Management of media innovation
* Alternative economic approaches to media innovation
* Innovation policies vs. media policies
* Innovation in media policies
* Media innovation systems
* Political economy of media innovation
* The role of start-ups in innovating media systems
* The role of social innovation in media systems
* User-driven innovations in media
* University and industry cooperation in facilitating media innovation
* Media co-innovating with other industries (education, health care, tourism, etc.)
* The role of platforms in media innovation
* Fake News as a disruption to media industries
* Data driven innovations in media
* Mobile and location based media innovations
* Sharing economy and media innovation
* The role of cross- and transmedia in innovating media
* Virtual and augmented reality as drivers of innovations in media
* Innovations in alternative media
* Innovation in distribution and delivery (reaching the audience in new ways) 
* Innovation in advertising formats and strategies.
* Failed innovations: new products that did not succeed.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Extended abstracts of proposed papers, ­750 word maximum, should be sent to ismi2017 at tlu.ee <mailto:ismi2017 at tlu.ee>
Deadlines and Dates:
15 May, 2017: extended abstracts due
June, 2017: notice of acceptance 
15 September, 2016: full papers due
Best paper award will be announced during the conference. Selected papers from the symposium will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Media Innovations (https://www.journals.uio.no/index.php/TJMI/ <https://www.journals.uio.no/index.php/TJMI/>)

The conference has a new and updated web presence: http://medit.tlu.ee/events/ismi-2017 <http://medit.tlu.ee/events/ismi-2017>

Please note that registration for the conference is already open: http://medit.tlu.ee/events/ismi-2017/registration <http://medit.tlu.ee/events/ismi-2017/registration>

Dr. Indrek Ibrus
Head and senior researcher at MEDIT (Tallinn University Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture)
Associate Professor, Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School, Tallinn University
Tel: +37256978885
Email: indrek.ibrus at tlu.ee

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