Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit complete, original and unpublished research papers to the International Conference on Communication and Media 2018 (I-COME’18): An International Communication Association Regional Conference 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).


Exploring Communication: Beyond National Cultural Adaption, Images and Identity

Publications/ Proceedings/ ISSN/ Indexing

Full papers will be submitted to the Scientific Committee for their approval and once accepted they will be published in SHS Web of Conferences which is indexed by Thomson Reuters (Web of Science).


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

Paper Submission Deadline
(Requests for approval to submit a paper after deadline should be made via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
1st March 2016
Notice of Paper Acceptance1st May 2016
Submission of Paper Camera Ready Paper30th May 2016

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
  • All papers must conform to SHS Web of Conferences Proceedings standard - single-column format set in MS Word Template Download Template HERE
  • 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 SHS Web of Conferences which is indexed by Thomson Reuters (Web of Science). 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 July 1, 2016 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 Us

Dr. Hassan Abu Bakar 

Executive Director i-COME’16

School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, 
 Universiti Utara Malaysia 06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah, MALAYSIA | Email: [email protected]
 | Tel: +604 9285856 
| Fax: +604 9285804

Organized by: Sponsored by:
logo 1    Tenaga Nasional Berhad adabi.png 

Supported by:

    truly asia

Partner Institutions:

     uadahlan.png uosa.png