Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit complete, original and unpublished research papers to the International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (I-COME'14) which may address theoretical, methodological or practical aspects related to communication and should revolve around the conference theme (papers not explicitly addressing the following theme are also welcomed).

Click HERE to download a copy of the "Call for Papers" brochure.


Communication, Empowerment and Governance: The 21st Century Enigma

Publications/ Proceedings/ ISSN/ Indexing

Full papers will be submitted to the Scientific Committe for their approval and once accepted they will be published in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Science available through ScienceDirect. It will be sent to be reviewed by Thomson Reuters CPCI and Scopus for its inclusion in these databases. 


Papers for presentation at the conference are invited from scholars and practitioners, on topics relevant to the following contemporary communication and media issues:

a) Organizational Communication

  • Corporate communication
  • Power and politics in organizations
  • Communication for organizational change
  • Communication management
  • Public relations

b) Communication for Social Change

  • Health communication
  • Religion, communication and media
  • Gender and communication
  • Governance and empowerment of women
  • Campaign

c) Intercultural Communication

  • Issues in international and intercultural communication
  • Barriers in intercultural communication
  • Negotiating across cultures
  • Empowerment and governance across cultures

d) Political Communication

  • Communication policies and regulations
  • Communication law
  • Empowerment and governance in the information society
  • Leadership
  • Ethics in campaign
  • Ethics in speech

e) New Media

  • New media and culture
  • Media industry trends and dynamics
  • Ethics and cyber society
  • Media challenges and opportunities
  • Creativity, innovation and users
  • Government, regulations and new media

f) Language and Communication

  • Media and Language
  • Role of language
  • Visual and Linguistics
  • Critical literacy
  • Language and advertising
  • Language and rhetoric
  • Language and social interaction.

g) Other topics related to communication and media studies

Important Dates [Deadlines Extended]

Paper Submission Deadline (Extended) 31st March 2014 30th April 2014
Acceptance Notification to Authors (Extended) 30th April 2014 31st May 2014
Deadline for Revised/Final Version (Extended) 31st May 2014 30th June 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline 15th August 2014
Registration Deadline 1st October 2014

Submission Guidelines

  • The paper must be an original work and have not been previously accepted in a journal or under consideration for publication elsewhere
  • Please read the GUIDE FOR AUTHORS before preparing your text Download i-COME'14 Template HERE
  • All papers must conform to the Procedia standard – the Social and Behavioral Science (Elsevier) single-column format set in its MS Word Template
  • Papers must be sent in Word format through OpenConf Peer Review and Conference Management System
  • The paper must be written in English with a maximum of 6 single-spaced pages, including an abstract, references, tables, figures and appendices
  • Any additional page will be charged USD20 per page

Selected papers will be published in Procedia – the Social and Behavioral Science available through ScienceDirect. The papers will be selected through a double blind review process. Please ensure that the authors' names do not appear in the submitted paper [authors' names must only be included in the final submission of the PRINT READY version after the review process is complete].

An abstract without a completed paper or rejected completed paper (reviewed by the Scientific Committee) will ONLY be considered for the oral presentation.
At least one author of each accepted paper/abstract must register and pay the fees for the conference by 1 August 2014 in order for the paper/abstract to be included in the program booklet and the conference proceedings.

Paper Submission

We use OpenConf Peer Review and Conference Management System system for paper submission and reviewing process. Authors are required to submit and upload the paper online. If there is any problem, please do let us know.

Contact Person

Dr. Bahtiar Mohamad
i-COME'14 Chair
School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, College of Art and Science,
Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah, MALAYSIA
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Tel: +604 9285859 / +604 9285818
Fax: +604 9285804


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