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【Call For Papers】 2014 International Forum on New Media

September 12, 2014      Author:

The "2014 International Forum on New Media", jointly sponsored by School of Media and Design (SMD) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and International Communication Association (ICA), will be held on October 24-25, 2014 in Shanghai, China. President of ICA Prof. Peter Vorderer, experts from relevant divisions and interest groups of ICA, chief editors of SSCI journals, experts and scholars at home and abroad will get together to discuss the frontier issues of new media.


A.    The Background of the Forum

From the Internet to mobile Internet, from online to online forever, from connected to always connected, from data to big data, from traditional media to media convergence, all these reflect the growing influence of new media upon the society. In the construction of new human communication models such as large linking and media convergence and the exploitation of big data (also called "future oil"), a great opportunity to advance communication theory and facilitate the development of new media industries has emerged. Therefore, SMD and ICA decide to jointly hold the new media development forum after successfully holding the ICA regional conference last year. 

B.     The Theme of the Forum: Big Data, Mega Convergence: The Opportunities and Challenges for New Media Communication.

Related to the above theme, the Forum will hold several sub-forums, including  "the forum on editors in chief of SSCI journals," "new media theories", "new media industries", "new media technologies", "new media education", "communication students," and so on.

C. Dates and Agenda

1. The Date of the Forum

October 25, 2014 (Saturday)

2. The Timeline of the Forum

September 1, 2014, begin to accept paper submission

October 10, 2014, begin to send notification of paper acceptation and invitation letters

October 24, 2014, from 9:00am-17:00pm, forum registration

3. The Agenda of the Forum

In the morning of October 25, 2014: Opening ceremony; keynote speeches; the forum on new media communication; the forum on new media industries

In the afternoon of October 25, 2014: The forum on editors in chief of SSCI journals; other sub-forums.

In the evening of October 25, 2014: Dinner party (Outstanding Paper also awarded)

D. Paper requirements

1. Only online submission ill be accepted; both Chinese-language and English-language papers are acceptable..

2. The email address for paper submission:,

3. Paper format and length: papers are acceptable in both Chinese and English. Papers written in English shall follow the APA style (the 6th edition). Papers written in Chinese shall follow the APA style (the 6th edition) or the national standard of bibliographic references. Also, papers submitted for the forum should take any one of the following two formats: MS Word (Windows specific), MS Word (Mac specific). The whole article should be no more than 8000 words, including abstracts, diagrams, pictures and references.

4. The partial information (such as titles, abstracts) of the accepted papers may appear on the website of the forum, in the paper materials for the forum, or in other online media. After the meeting, accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings for distribution purpose. The paper can still be published in other publication outlets.

5. Paper submission period: from 1 September 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014.

E. Forum Registration Fee

Each attendee can register on the website of the forum. The registration fee covers the costs for meeting rooms, forum materials, snacks and beverage, lunch and dinner. Attendees will pay the costs of transportation, accommodation, insurance and other expenses by themselves.

Pay before October 15, 2014: 500 yuan/person for faculty, student 200 yuan /person for students

Pay after 16 October 2014: 650 yuan/ person for faculty, 260 yuan/ person for students.

For more information on the payment of registration fee, please visit the forum website:

 F. Forum Secretariat

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Mailing address: School of Media and Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dong Chuan Rd., Shanghai, China 200240

Contact person: Ms. Yaya Peng

Phone: +86-21-34205800



If you have any questions, advices and suggestions, or have intention to sponsor the forum, please contact us. Thanks for your attention.