The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2019 Congress of the Association, which will be held from 7 to 11 July, 2019, at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. The deadline for submission is 8 February 2019, at 23.59 UTC.
With Communication, Technology and Human Dignity as the principal theme, the 2019 Madrid Congress aims to generate a cross-disciplinary debate that brings differing but interacting perspectives to bear on the pressure on communication-related rights due to the increasing influence of corporations. The following related topics can be addressed:

  • Process automation and its relevance in respect of journalism
  • Big Data and its implications regarding privacy
  • The massive use of control systems in political and legal decision making
  • The organization of international political and economic systems at the service of individuals and groups in society
  • The basis of human rights in a society which is becoming ever more technological and turbulent
  • Equality and discrimination from the point of view of migration, membership, citizenship and the “right to belong”
  • Theoretical and applied research in Communication, Human Dignity and Communication
  • “Post-truth” from linguistic and other viewpoints
  • Fake news and social network bots
  • Digital journalism and today’s challenges in writing and publishing news
  • Open source apps for news and journalism
  • Journalism and computer programming
  • International law and its effective application in different regions
  • The value of texts such as Article 1 of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • Online advertising and its implications for consumers and their privacy
  • D&A (Data & Analysis) and confidence in senior management
  • Social impact of investments and divestments
  • Machines and robots in audiovisual imagination (their depiction in cinema and literature)
  • Artificial intelligence and games
  • Under-age and young audiences and new mediations
  • Ethics in automated media
  • Communication to empower citizens and reinforce their rights
  • Big Data to generate trust in media
  • How technology threatens and enables communication processes
  • How communication and technology challenge copyright and intellectual property
  • Human dignity, health communication and solidarity
  • Poverty, inequality and the throw-away society
  • The challenges of iHealth (telemedicine, etc.)
  • Cultural studies
  • Human dignity and religion

Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words. The submission system will open on December 3, 2018, at https://iamcr-ocs.org

Tags: Fake_news_and_disinformation
Deadline: 08/02/2019 11:59 pm