June 26,2022 - October 22,2022
Both online and offline in Shanghai, China

The 2022 ICA (the International Communication Association)-affiliated New Media International Conference, organized by the School of Media & Communication at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), will be held both online and offline in Shanghai, China, on October 22, 2022. The theme of the conference will focus on “Intelligent Communication and Real World”. Special guests might include ICA President Noshir Contractor, President-Elect Eun-Ju Lee, former ICA Presidents Mary Beth Oliver, Terry Flew, Ang Peng Hwa, and Patrice Buzzanell. Scholars are invited to submit papers related to the role and impacts of intelligent communication technology in the real world, as well as its overall connection with human world.

I. Conference Background

The annual ICA-affiliated New Media International Conference at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has been a preeminent venue for presenting and discussing around themes in line with both the annual ICA conference theme and the most cutting-edge topics of academia and industry home and abroad. This year, the School of Media & Communication at SJTU will join the ICA for the 10th time in inviting outstanding scholars and entrepreneurs to discuss various topics of journalism, communication and other areas against the background of media technology evolution intertwining with Covid-19 pandemic.

The theme of the latest ICA Conference is “Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication”, focusing on how the media constructs the real world, and issues of communication authenticity and credibility. Therefore, the 2022 New Media international conference will center on the theme of "Intelligent Communication and Real World" to further discuss the relations between intelligent communication and real world.

II. Conference Theme

"Intelligent Communication and Real World"

There will be several panel sessions covering the conference theme, including Intelligent Communication Technology and Applications, Intelligent Media and Reality Construction, Metaverse and Real World, Communication, Media and Credibility, Media Performance and Social Effects under COVID-19 pandemic, Artificial intelligence and Industrial Transformation, Journalism and Communication Education in the Intelligent Age, Emerging Media Journal Panel, Journal Editors Panel, Deans Panel, and Students Panel.

III. Conference Agenda and Schedule

1. Important Dates

Submission: June 26, 2022-August 30, 2022

Notification of Acceptance and Invitation Letters: Starting from September 16, 2022

Conference Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

2. Conference Agenda

Morning, October 22, 2022: Opening ceremony and keynote speeches

Afternoon, October 22, 2022: Panel sessions and declaration for outstanding papers

IV. Guests Invited (Planned)

Noshir Contractor, ICA President and Professor of Northwestern University

Eun-Ju Lee, ICA President-Elect and Professor of Seoul National University

Mary Beth Oliver, former ICA President and Professor of Pennsylvania State University

Terry Flew, former ICA President and Professor of University of Sydney

Claes De Vreese, former ICA President and Professor of University of Amsterdam

Ang Peng Hwa, former ICA President and Professor of Nanyang Technological University

Patrice Buzzanel, former ICA President and Professor of University of South Florida

S.Shyam Sundar, former Editor of Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

V. Submission Format and Guidelines

1. Only online submissions are accepted. Papers can be written in either Chinese or English.

2. Email address for submissions: ica2022sjtu@163.com

3. Paper format and length: APA format (7th edition) for papers written in English; APA format (7th edition) or GB7714-87 format for papers written in Chinese. Files are to be submitted in doc for Windows or Mac. Maximum length should not exceed 8,000 words (including tables/figures and references). Please list 4-5 keywords after the abstract.

4. Some content of the accepted papers (title and abstract) might appear on the conference website, in printed conference materials, or on other online media. Accepted papers will be included in Conference Proceedings and distributed to the attendees. Authors of accepted papers can still publish their papers in other journals.

5. Submission Period: June 26 to August 30, 2022 (for submitters within and outside of Mainland China)

Previous Conference Proceedings 

VI. Conference Registration

Register for the conference by sending an email to ica2022sjtu@163.com. There is no registration fee for those who receive an official invitation letter. Travel, accommodation, and insurance expenses are borne by participants themselves.

VII. Conference Secretariat

Address: School of Media & Communication, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,

No. 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China

Contact person: Ms Lutong Zhang

Email: zhanglutong@sjtu.edu.cn

Phone: +86-21-34208622

Panel Sessions of Annual Forums