Jobs and Paper Calls

Paper Call: “Making time in digital societies: Considering the interplay of media, data and temporalities” in New Media

By Hannah Rose GardnerFebruary 8th, 2018in Paper Call, Resources

Special Issue on “Making time in digital societies: Considering the interplay of media, data and temporalities” in New Media & Society
Guest Editors: Christine Lohmeier (University of Bremen), Anne Kaun (Södertörn University), & Christian Pentzold(University of Bremen)

Studying media and communication processes through the lens of time and temporality enjoys a long history. Waves of technological innovation such as mechanization and electrification have come with a profound reconfiguration of social time. This holds true for datafication too. Datafication – referring to processes of quantification and the transformation of evermore objects into data, as well as the automation of judgements, evaluations, and decision-making – requires us to rethink, once again, the relationship between media, data, and temporality.
The special issue of New Media & Society will address the continuities and disruptions emerging in the nexus of time and media. It addresses the challenges of acting in the present, acceding to the future, and mobilizing the past in increasingly datafied societies. We assume that the changing mediations of time leave their mark on the ways we process and order the pace, sequence, and rhythms of intersecting lives.
Contributions to this special issue will explore changes in the perception and conception of time that go hand in hand with technological change and provide a discussion on how to grasp these empirical variations theoretically. They are invited to scrutinize the frictions between a plurality of social temporalities and the tendencies to establish dominate modes of creating, keeping, and managing time. While the focus is on current developments, the issue also seeks to includecontributions that encompass a historically grounded and contextualizing discussion of the interplay between media, data, and temporality.
Papers could address but are not limited to the following themes:
• media use and the management of time
• mediation and the communicative organization of time (e.g., through clocks, calendars, timetables)
• digital media technologies in relation to acceleration, (de)synchronization, or deceleration
• data-based modes of time making and time keeping
• embodiment, affect, and temporality
• media, time, and material objects
• power struggles around mediated time and temporalities in movements of resistance or social change; temporal insurgency
• cultural and social negotiations of media and time
• temporal and technological arrangements between the past, present, and future
• interrelations between time, media, and other activities
Abstract submission: 1 May 2018
Notification of selected proposals: 1 June 2018
Full paper submission: 15 January 2019
Publication planned for 2020

Submissions should include name and affiliation of the author(s), an abstract of 500 words, and 3 to 5 keywords. They should be sent to the e-mail address no later than 1 May 2018: Invited paper submission will be due 15 January 2019 and will be submitted directly to the submission site for New Media & Society: where they will undergo peer review following the usual procedures of the journal. The invitation to submit a full article does not guarantee acceptance into the special issue. The special issue will be published in 2020.

In case you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch:

Emerald Studies in Media and Communications: 30th anniversary of the CITAMS section

By Hannah Rose GardnerFebruary 8th, 2018in Paper Call, Resources

Emerald Studies in Media and Communications is delighted to update our 2018 call with a special volume commemorating the 30th anniversary of the CITAMS section. The deadline for all three volumes is February 12, 2018.



This special anniversary volume commemorates the 30th anniversary of the CITAMS section. Submissions are welcome that explore any topic relevant to the thirty-year section history or the future of the section in years to come. Topics include but are not limited to communication, information technologies, and media sociology. Guest editors are Wenhong Chen and Barry Wellman.

Call for Theorizing the Digital: Social Theory and Digital Culture

We welcome submissions using a wide variety of data and analytic techniques, assuming they are rigorously employed.  We also welcome theoretical submissions, assuming they focus squarely on the topic of the volume. Methodological papers will be considered as long as they are grounded in theoretical concerns.

The scope of the volume is wide and includes application of classical and contemporary theorists in media contexts. Any topic that engages the volume’s theme is welcome. Potential topics could include: ethics, practices, and politics of “big data”; self, identity, and community; privacy, publicity and surveillance; personal and algorithmic patterns of curation; social network formation, maintenance, and change; news and (dis)information; visual representations; memes and virality; politics; mediated embodiment, etc. Lead editor is Jeremy Schulz with guest editors Gabe Ignatow and Jenny Davis.

Call for Power, Media, and Everyday Life: Expanding the Intersectional
We welcome submissions using a wide variety of data and analytic techniques, assuming they are rigorously employed, and theoretical or methodological submissions, assuming they focus squarely on the topic of the volume. The scope of this volume is wide, as it aims to contribute phenomenological and epistemic knowledge to the growing field of intersectionality. Submissions are welcome on any topics that speak to intersectionality as it relates to media including gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, and ability. In addition, we are also especially interested in papers that expand and broaden the discourse of intersectionality vis-à-vis media to include: Parenthood, Community, Religion, Nationality, Immigration, Language, Political Association, Aging, etc. Lead editor is Apryl Williams with guest editor Ruth Tsuria.

Submission Guidelines: Deadline February 12, 2018 by email to
Submissions should be approximately 7,000-10,000 in length inclusive of abstract, references, and notes. American or British spelling may be used.

While no special formatting is requested at the outset, upon acceptance authors must gain all permissions and format their manuscripts in accordance with the series’ guidelines.

Submissions may be considered for either volume. All submissions must include

1) title of manuscript,

2) abstract up to 250 words,

3) up to 6 keywords,

4)  main text with headings,

5) references,

6) as appropriate to the submission appendices, images, figures, and tables.


For initial submissions, please follow these four steps or the submission may not be considered:
1) Create two copies of your submission: one in PDF for anonymous review and one in Word with all author information.
2) Use the title of your submission when naming your copies of your submissions in both Word and PDF.
3) Put the title of your submission and the name of the volume you prefer in the subject line of your email.
4) Email both copies of your submission in a single email to by the deadline.

Anonymized Review Copy in PDF
Title of your submission + Anonymized (example: “Submission Title Anonymized”)
Remove any author information and affiliations and save doc as PDF

Editorial Copy in Word
Title of your submission + Editorial (example: “Submission Title Editorial”)
In a Word document, include all elements above, as well as a title page with all author names, emails, and bios of up to 250 words.

For more information, see
Please address any questions to:

Call for Book Proposals: Critical Digital and Social Media Studies

By Hannah Rose GardnerFebruary 8th, 2018in Paper Call, Resources


Submission Deadline: Monday 12 February 2017 23:00 BST by e-mail to Andrew Lockett (University of Westminster Press Manager) at
For fullest series details and proposal guidelines see

Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is an established book series edited by Christian Fuchs on behalf of the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies and published by the University of Westminster Press (UWP). We invite submissions of book proposals that fall into the scope of the series.

After the publication of five titles in the series we invite submission of book proposals (adhering to the guidelines set out below) as one document with one full chapter for books in the range of 35,000-80,000 words. The books in the series are published online in an open access format available online without payment using a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY-NC-ND) and simultaneously as affordable paperbacks. We are able to publish a number of books in the call without any book processing charges thanks to generous support by the University of Westminster that covers these fees. Potential authors are welcome to contact the series editor outside of the initial time frame of this call for book proposals but should note that priority for funding support for suitable projects will be given to those proposals meeting the deadline. There is a preference for the submission of proposals for books whose writing can be finished and that can be submitted to UWP within the next 6-15 months. In the event of a surplus of strong proposals preference will be given to single-authored book proposals over edited volumes.

We welcome submissions of a book outline proposal with (exactly one) sample chapter submitted as one single Word or PDF document. We can only accept suggestions for books written in English.

Example topics that the book series is interested in include: the political economy of digital and social media; digital and informational capitalism; digital labour; ideology critique in the age of social media; new developments of critical theory in the age of digital and social media; critical studies of advertising and consumer culture online; critical social media research methods; critical digital and social media ethics; working class struggles in the age of social media; the relationship of class, gender and race in the context of digital and social media; the critical analysis of the implications of big data, cloud computing, digital positivism, the Internet of things, predictive online analytics, the sharing economy, location- based data and mobile media, etc.; the role of classical critical theories for studying digital and social media; alternative social media and Internet platforms; the public sphere in the age of digital media; the critical study of the Internet economy; critical perspectives on digital democracy; critical case studies of online prosumption; public service digital and social media; commons-based digital and social media; subjectivity, consciousness, affects, worldviews and moral values in the age of digital and social media; digital art and culture in the context of critical theory; environmental and ecological aspects of digital capitalism and digital consumer culture.


Christian Fuchs, Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Westminster

Mariano Zukerfeld (CONICET), Argentina.

Trevor Smith Carleton University Ottowa.

Scott Timcke, University of the West Indies, at St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago.

Edited by Marco Briziarelli, University of New Mexico and Emiliana Armano, the State University of Milan.

11th International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported Learning Communities

By Hannah Rose GardnerFebruary 1st, 2018in Conferences, Resources

SPeL 2018
11th International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for
Web-Supported Learning Communities

In conjunction with MIS4TEL 2018 (8th International Conference in
Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning)

20-22 June 2018
Toledo, Spain

* Extended paper submission deadline: February 19, 2018 (preceded by a
mandatory abstract submission by February 12)

* All accepted workshop papers will be published by Springer in Advances
in Intelligent Systems and Computing series



The workshop follows the previous SPeL 2008, SPeL 2009, SPeL 2010, SPeL
2011, DULP & SPeL 2012, SPeL 2013, SPeL 2014, SPeL 2015, SPeL 2016 and
SPeL 2017 workshops, held in conjunction with the SAINT 2008 conference,
WI/IAT 2009 conference, DEXA 2010 conference, ICWL 2011 conference, ICALT
2012 conference, ICSTCC 2013 conference, ICWL 2014 conference, ICSLE 2015
conference, ICWL & SETE 2016 conferences and ICWL & SETE 2017 conferences
respectively. The general topic of the workshop is the social and personal
computing for web-supported learning communities.

Web-based learning is moving from centralized, institution-based systems
to a decentralized and informal creation and sharing of knowledge. Social
software (e.g., blogs, wikis, social bookmarking systems, media sharing
services) is increasingly being used for e-learning purposes, helping to
create novel learning experiences and knowledge. In the world of pervasive
Internet, learners are also evolving: the so-called “digital natives” want
to be in constant communication with their peers, they expect an
individualized instruction and a personalized learning environment, which
automatically adapt to their individual needs. The challenge in this
context is to provide intelligent and adaptive support for collaborative
learning, taking into consideration the individual differences between

This workshop deals with current research on the interplay between
collaboration and personalization issues for supporting intelligent
learning environments. Its aim is to provide a forum for discussing new
trends and initiatives in this area, including research about the
planning, development, application, and evaluation of intelligent learning
environments, where people can learn together in a personalized way
through social interaction with other learners.

The workshop is targeted at academic researchers, developers,
educationists and practitioners interested in innovative uses of social
media and adaptation techniques for the advancement of intelligent
learning environments. The proposed field is interdisciplinary and very
dynamic, taking into account the recent advent of Web 2.0 and ubiquitous
personalization, and it is hoped to attract a large audience.


The workshop welcomes submissions covering aspects of collaboration,
social interactions, adaptivity and personalization in technology enhanced
learning, particularly related to issues about:

   * Social learning environments
   * Theory and modeling of social computing in education
   * Web 2.0 tools for collaborative learning
   * Personal learning environments
   * Lifelong learning networks
   * Virtual spaces for learning communities
   * Social networks analysis and mining
   * Computer-supported collaborative learning
   * Personalized and adaptive learning
   * Adaptation methods and techniques for groups of learners
   * Intelligent learner and group modeling
   * Collaborative filtering and recommendations for learners
   * Game-based social learning
   * Personalized mobile learning applications
   * Cloud-based social learning
   * Intelligent agent technology for social learning
   * Metadata, folksonomies and tagging
   * Semantic web and ontologies for personalized learning
   * Cognitive, motivational and affective aspects for personalization
   * Practice and experience sharing


The workshop papers should be formatted according to the Springer AISC
The length of the manuscript should be 4-6 pages for short papers and 8
pages for full papers.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, through the Easychair system: (please select
“WS01-SPeL – Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported
Learning Communities”).

All accepted workshop papers will be included in MIS4TEL 2018 Proceedings,
published by Springer in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing


Abstract submission: February 12, 2018 (extended, strict!)
Full paper submission: February 19, 2018 (extended, strict!)
Acceptance notification: March 12, 2018
Registration and camera-ready papers: March 26, 2018
Conference dates: June 20-22, 2018


Elvira Popescu – University of Craiova, Romania
Sabine Graf – Athabasca University, Canada

Please refer to the workshop website
( for more information and
contact us at: or sabineg@athabascau.cafor
any inquiry.

Call for Paper

By Hannah Rose GardnerJanuary 30th, 2018in Paper Call

*Online Information Review* (OIR)
Special Issue on “*Social Media Mining for Journalism*”

Special issue:

[[ Impact Factor: 1.534 ]]

Submission Deadline: *February 28, 2018*


The exponential growth of social media as a central communication practice,
and its agility in capturing and announcing breaking news events more
rapidly than traditional media, has changed the journalistic landscape:
social media has been adopted as a significant source by professional
journalists, and conversely, citizens are able to use social media as a
form of direct reportage. This brings along new opportunities for newsrooms
and journalists by providing new means for newsgathering through access to
a wealth of citizen reportage and updates about current affairs, as well as
an additional showcase for news dissemination.

As well as being a big opportunity and having changed the day-to-day
practices in the newsrooms, social media has introduced a number of
challenges when it comes to news gathering, verification, production,
reporting and dissemination. These include real time monitoring of streams,
event detection, noise filtering, contextualisation, source and content
verification,fact checking, annotation and archiving . The development of
more advanced algorithms and tools for journalists requires not only
furthering research in computational techniques, but also engaging more
closely with journalists to understand how they work, what problems they
are facing when using social media, and how their day-to-day workflows can
be improved.

In this special issue we are looking for contributions that address a
variety of research questions from both theoretical and practical
perspectives. For example, how can we best utilise social media for news
production? What technologies can we use for breaking news detection,
filtering, aggregation and contextualisation? How can we assess the
veracity of social media content and sources? What moral, legal, and
ethical issues arise when professional journalists use social media as a
source? How can we organise, interpret, and retain a record of social media
around news events? What does this record contribute to our larger
understanding of news, and the writing of news?


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Newsgathering from social media
 ** Citizen journalism
 ** Detection of eyewitnesses and topic experts
 ** Event detection in social media
 ** Social media content curation
 ** Fact-checking and verification of sources and content
 ** Credibility assessment
 ** Social media and fake news

* Social media news analytics
 ** Social media analytics for news
 ** Analysis of news diffusion in social media
 ** Visualisation of news and social media
 ** Social media to measure public opinion on news
 ** Analysis of the effect of fake news on public opinion

* Data and Computational journalism
 ** Robot journalism with social media as a source
 ** Algorithmic accountability and transparency
 ** Data driven storytelling
 ** Data driven investigative journalism

* Ethics and digital citizenship
 ** Ethical issues concerning social media newsgathering and eyewitness
 ** Social media news audiences and network gatekeeping
 ** Social media and censorship


Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines:

Submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online
submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at


* Arkaitz Zubiaga, University of Warwick, UK
* Bahareh R. Heravi, University College Dublin, Ireland
* Jisun An and Haewoon Kwak, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar


* Papers Due: February 28, 2018
* First round decisions made: 25 April, 2018
* Revised manuscripts due: 23 May, 2018
* Final decisions made: 27 June, 2018
* Publication Date: Late 2018

Call for Abstracts

By Hannah Rose GardnerJanuary 30th, 2018in Paper Call, Resources

mobileGov World Summit and Global mobileGov Awards 2018
Brighton UK during 14-15 June 2018, @Hilton Metropole.

This year’s main theme of mobileGovWS2018 is mindfulGovernments: how
public sector IT and service delivery to citizens are influenced by
the mobile and artificial Intelligence technologies. As is the
tradition, we do not just ‘organise’ a conference but we establish
connections among like-minded professionals and organisations to
create ‘value’ in making technology to best serve the nations and the
needs of the citizens.

The organisation is seeking highly qualified speakers and experts to
give talks and tutorials and propose panels or special sessions to be
part of the next mobileGovWS2018 as well nominations for the Global
mobileGov Awards.

Ways to participate mobileGov World Summit and Global mobileGov Awards 2018:
– Exhibit and make a demo of your solutions: The summit is very much
practice oriented and is soliciting demos and exhibitions.
– Become a speaker: send us max 2 pages of abstract of your prosed
talk (abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings)
– Propose panels, special sessions or tutorials.

Global mobileGov Awards 2018.:
– industry, NPO or Government, you are requested to nominate yourself,
your company or organisations.
– “Academic Category” for outstanding academic contributions and
research is also open.

Please visit and show interest.

General topics include, but not limited to
– mobileGovernment, mobileDevelopment, mobileSociety,
– IOT and Artificial Intelligence as well as
– good old fashioned eGovernment, smart cities and smart government
– big data, open government,
– mobileApps, service and Content delivery
– mobileID, participation, privacy and security

All abstracts /  talk summaries and accepted award descriptions will
be published by mLife Events and Publications.

For other specific topics and coverage please review the draft program
at the conference site and please share conference flyer and videos
among your colleagues at

Panel Members Needed

By Hannah Rose GardnerJanuary 30th, 2018in Resources

At the 11th Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference
(CEECOM 2018, from 30 May to 1 June, 2018, in Szeged, Hungary, ) we are organizing a panel entitled *Platforms and
Digital Journalism – Mapping the Connections between Technology, Culture
and Policy*, and we would welcome submissions from scholars of the current
digital media ecosystem and digital journalism.

*The CFP:*
Platforms – particularly Facebook and Google – have become dominant in
shaping how digital media and journalism functions in the contemporary
media ecosystem. As more and more users consume news and various other
types of content through the newsfeeds and algorithms of platforms, the
more power platforms have over influencing or even controlling the means of
distributing, ways of consuming and scope of creating and sharing digital
media content (Bell-Taylor 2017, Helberger-Trilling 2016, Pew 2014,
Kalogeropoulos-Newman 2017, Tremayne 2017). The ubiquitous presence of
platforms alters editorial decisions and journalistic practices, also
users’ perception of news, thus affects deeply how traditional online media
companies are able to reach their audiences and monetize their reach. We
wish to organize an open, interdisciplinary panel, with 5-6 participants,
including talks on the most important relations between either the
cultural, policy, journalistic and technological aspects regarding the
intertwined nature of platforms and digital journalism. We would
particularly welcome presentations on the following aspects: country- or
region-specific, data-based analyses on the role of platforms in local
media markets; changing journalistic roles, strategies and practices in the
newsfeed-ecosystem; news consumption habits and trends. Researchers with
diverse disciplinary and methodological backgrounds are welcome.

*The deadline to submit a short (250 words) abstract is close: 31 January
2018. *
*You can submit an abstract here:*

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tamas Tofalvy, PhD
Researcher, consultant | Digital media, journalism, popular music
assistant prof @ Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Dept. of
Sociology and Comm.)
project lead @ Hungarian Online and Digital Media History (MODEM) project
M: [0036] 30 488 75 84
Web: [EN / HU]
A: H-1111 Budapest, Egry J. u. 1., BME GTK E ép., 713.

IAMCR 2018 | 20-24 June | Eugene, Oregon, USA

By Hannah Rose GardnerJanuary 26th, 2018in Paper Call, Resources

The Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panels for the 2018 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference to be held 20-24 June in Eugene, Oregon, USA. The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on 31 January 2018.

The conference will be held under the general theme, ‘Reimagining Sustainability: Communication and Media Research in a Changing World’.The general conference theme is directly relevant to the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group. We encourage the submission of papers that focus on the role of communication and media in both promoting and impeding sustainability. Material communication systems consume energy in their manufacture and use, contribute to problems of pollution and waste, and in their dominant commercial forms, support and encourage a general culture of unsustainable hyperconsumption. What alternatives would advance the full and equal access to diverse information and comprehensive knowledge bases that UNESCO advocates as central to achieving sustainable societies? We encourage participants to address these issues, in relation to both prevailing systems of communication and the systems now emerging around the application of artificial intelligence, the rise of automation and robotics, and the internet of things. We also welcome analysis that reassesses and reimagines sustainability in relation to openness, transparency, accessibility, and the recomposition of power, as we continue to explore the implications of media and communication in an interconnected world.

However, papers from the full range of environment-science-risk-communication topics and perspectives will be welcomed and considered.

Key themes for the Eugene sessions of the Working Group will include:

  • Local impacts of digital transformations in science and environment communication
  • Democratic debate and citizenship in risk politics
  • Environmental and science activism and new media
  • Public/political engagement in science and environment communication
  • Social and political uses/constructions of science, nature and the environment
  • Science/environmental journalism and the political
  • In-equalities of discursive control/influence in the public sphere
  • Visual environmental communication
  • Science and health-related media panics
  • Media, advocacy and local/global environmental change
  • Scientific controversies/environmental crises, spin and news management
  • Media-communication roles in environmental crises and disasters
  • Media and public understanding of science/environment issues
  • Comparative environmental communication
  • Media/social media and counter-factual environmental discourses
  • Science, evidence and credibility in the new (post-factual) media environment

Guidelines for Abstracts

Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words and will generally be evaluated on the basis of: 1) theoretical contribution, 2) methods, 3) quality of writing, 4) literature review, 5) relevance of the submission to the work of the working group, and 6) originality and/or significance. Each proposal must include a clear title, name(s), affiliation, institutional address and email address of the author(s).Bibliographies and author profiles are not required.

The Working Group accepts abstracts in English, Spanish and French. If you are planning to present in Spanish or French, you are expected to have an English powerpoint.

Individual papers and panels are possible, but all proposals must be submitted via the IAMCR Open Conference System at Early submission is strongly encouraged. There are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to the  Working Group Heads.

It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same author either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to more than one Section or Working Group. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be rejected by the OCS system, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Reviewer. Authors submitting them risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2018.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants by the Working Group Heads no later than 15 March 2018.

Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group:

WG Heads: Pieter Maeseele (Chair), Joana Diaz-Pont, Kerrie Foxwell-Norton,Maitreyee Mishra (Vice-Chairs)