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Telecommunications & Information Policy Institute

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This page features a list of calls for papers, essays, and articles.
Organizations’ descriptions and calls for papers are drawn from their respective websites

Calls for Conference Papers

National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Game Studies

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • new game mediums and platforms (Facebook, iPhone/iPad/iPod, etc)
  • game development, design, authorship and other industry issues
  • game advertising, reviews, packaging, promotion, integrated marketing
  •  and other commercial political and legal entailments such as regulation, censorship, intellectual property digital literacy, discourse practices, social norms and norming, the politics of play

For individual paper proposal submissions, please submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract. Submissions must be made online at

Location: Chicago, IL
Dates: April 16-19, 2014


Global Fusion 2014
: A Global Media and Communication Conference

Hosted by the Radio-Television-Film Department and the Moody College of Communication, University 
of Texas at Austin

The purpose of the Global Fusion Conference series, which began in 2000, is to promote academic excellence in global media and international communication studies. The conference is sponsored by a consortium of Universities: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Ohio University, Southern Illinois University and Temple University. We invite original, non-published research submissions on any aspect of global media and international aspects of mediated communication. Any theoretical and methodological approaches appropriate to communication research are acceptable and encouraged. In order to open panels to the widest possible range of topics, we have specifically chosen to adopt no conference theme.

Conference begins Friday afternoon October 26, and ends at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 28.

Submission instructions:
Individual papers: proposals may be submitted in the form of completed papers or abstracts of 300-400 words. (Only full papers will be considered for best paper awards.) Please include a cover sheet with the paper title, the names of all authors, and contact information for the submitter (affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address). No identifying information should appear on the paper or on the abstract page for blind review.
Panels: Please submit a panel abstract of 200-300 words, and 50-100 word abstracts for each included paper. The names of all authors along with their paper titles, as well as contact information for the submitter, should appear on a cover sheet. No identifying information should appear on the panel proposal page for blind review.

Submission format should be WORD. PDF format will NOT be accepted.

The abstract/paper/panel proposal page should: (1) Be separate from the cover page; (2) Contain the 
title of the proposed paper; (3) Include a total word count; (4) NOT contain any identifying 
information about the submitter (including contact information).

At least one author of an accepted faculty paper must attend the conference to present the paper. If student authors cannot be present, they must make arrangements for the paper to be presented by someone else.  Submit to

Awards: The Global Fusion conference offers a graduate student competition. To be considered for an award, a full paper must be submitted by July 30, and must be marked on the title page as being a submission for the competition. Papers submitted with both faculty and student authors will be considered faculty papers and are not eligible for graduate student competitions.

Location: Austin, TX
Dates: October 26-28, 2014
Deadline: 11:59 P.M. (EST) Thursday, July 15, 2014



Calls for Research Proposals


The IC² INSTITUTE Call for Research Proposals on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth

The IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin anticipates providing financial support for a number of research projects in an ongoing effort to foster research by professors across all disciplines investigating key topics of interest to the Institute.

  • Ideation and Open Innovation
  • Free Trade and Business
  • Business Networking Ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurs and Organization Science
  • History of Innovation and Creativity
  • Incubation of Startup Companies
  • Business Communications and Networks

Researchers interested in applying for financial support for a research project should review the IC2 Institute website ( or contact the Director, Dr. Robert A. Peterson ( A maximum of $25,000 will be awarded per accepted proposal for data collection, research assistance, graduate student support, and miscellaneous expenditures. Faculty or research scientist salary requests will not be funded. All funded research projects must be completed within one year of award acceptance. Students funded through these projects should expect to spend time at the Institute (space will be provided) working with Institute researchers and staff. Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages (double-spaced) and should include enough detail for a group of domain experts to evaluate the nature of the work and the likely success of the project. Applicants should discuss how data obtained from their project could be used to support applications for funding from other agencies to continue the research as well as specify target journals for dissemination of research results.

An IC2 Institute committee will evaluate all submitted proposals. The committee may contact applicants for more information about their projects. Proposals that include Institute research scientists as collaborators will be given funding priority. Proposal evaluations will be done on a rolling basis, and applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of the evaluation process within one month of application submission. Proposals should be submitted electronically as
pdfs to Ms. Coral Franke (



Calls for Essays, Articles, and Book Chapters


Studies in New Media

In 2014, five new books will be published in this series. Specific book proposal guidelines can be found at Single-authored, multi-authored, and edited book proposals are solicited.

This series aims to advance the theoretical and practical understanding of the emergence, adoption, and influence of new technologies. It
provides a venue to explore how New Media technologies and Social Networking Sites (SNS) are changing the media landscape in the
twenty-first century. Single authored, Multi-authored, and Edited book proposals will be considered. All book proposals in the series will be peer reviewed.

Books included in this series focus on topics such as new media and research methodologies; media technologies; theory development; video games; mobile content; Social media technologies; and political usage.

Scholars interested in having a proposal considered should contact the series editor:

John Allen Hendricks, PhD
Stephen F. Austin State University
Department of Mass Communication
PO Box 13048, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3048
(936) 468-4001


Telecommunications Policy

Special  Series: Mapping the Field

Telecommunications Policy plans to publish a series of papers documenting the state of knowledge in information and communications policy. The journal is multidisciplinary and international; its scope includes ICT markets; policy, regulation, and governance; and management, entrepreneurship, innovation and use. Contributions may explore these topics at national, regional, and international levels, including issues confronting both developed and developing countries.

Given the unique nature of the Mapping the Field series, the journal seeks full papers as well as paper proposals. Rather than publishing a special issue, the surveys will be published as they become available. If you are interested in contributing a paper to the series, please contact one of the JTPO Editors: Erik Bohlin Johannes Bauer, or Gary Madden. Submissions should be uploaded through the journal on-line portal.