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6th Russian Communication Association conference

The sixth international conference of the Russian Communication Association (RCA) will be held at the Siberian Federal University, in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation, on 27-29 September 2012.

Scifo, Salvatore 29.12.2011

Russian Communication Association
Siberian Federal University
Institute of Philology and Language Communication

6th International RCA Conference
Communication in a Changing Society

Venue and Dates: Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation, September 27-29, 2012.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world
(Mahatma Gandhi)

First Call for Papers

The Russian Communication Association (RCA) in collaboration with Eurasian Communication Association of North America (ECANA) and the Institute of Philology and Language Communication at Siberian Federal University are happy to announce the forthcoming 6th International RCA Conference: Communication in a Changing Society.

The Conference is convened in partnership with National Communication Association (NCA), International Communication Association (ICA), European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Polish Communication Association (Polskie Towarzystwo Komunikacji Społecznej, PTKS), International Federation of Communication Associations (IFCA), World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA), Russian Association for Film and Media Education (RAFM) and Kazakhstan Communication Association (KazCA).

Today's global society is on its path of rapid development due to the interplay of global and local factors. Communication processes are crucial to the solution of multiple problems the globalized humanity faces nowadays. Communication helps the world's nations to understand the differences and unite the potentials to achieve common goals.

The forthcoming 6th RCA Conference is also aimed at uniting researchers from different countries and various domains, of various genres and types of human communication to form a multidisciplinary paradigm of contemporary communication studies.

This time the Conference participants are invited to convene in the very heart of Russia, in Siberia, with the aim of integrating their knowledge, competencies and approaches to promote the study of communication in the whole world.

The organisers are calling for the submiison of papers on the following topics:
- philosophy of communication
- research methods in communication
- speech communication
- interpersonal communication
- organizational communication
- political communication
- mass communication
- intercultural communication
- computer-mediated communication
- educational communication
- communications law
- health communication
- gender communication
- communication education
- communication design
- media education

Submissions are welcome starting from December 20, 2011.

Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2012.

Working languages: Russian, English, German.

The Conference will feature plenary lectures and panel presentations, poster papers and round-table discussions, and workshops. Researchers who are interested in organizing focused round-tables, specialized workshops are encouraged to submit their topics. Prospective participants and workshop/round-table organizers are kindly requested to submit and register at the Conference Website.

The submissions are subject to blind review. The website will publish all the relevant information (participant's submission status, preparatory stages of the conference, participation conditions, publication guidelines, etc.).

A special webpage of the RCA Website and a Facebook group (in Russian) will also publish the information related to the Conference.
Conference materials (the authors' versions) will be published onlineby the start of the Conference. Selected papers will be published in the refereed Journal of the Siberian Federal University (Humanities and Social Sciences) (ISSN 1997-1370) and the Russian Journal of Communication.

The conference fee will be announced closer to the event, and there will be a discount for graduate and post-graduate students, as well as for members of RCA and partnership organizations.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the participants. A wide choice of hotels or on-campus accommodation options will also be announced closer to the event.

> Detailed information about former conferences and other RCA projects

> Siberian Federal University, Institute of Philology and Language Communication

Organizing Committee:

Lyudmila V. Kulikova, professor, Dr of Philology, Director of the Institute of Philology and Language Communication, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, President of the Organizing Committee

Irina N. Rozina, RCA President, Dr of Education, professor at the Department of Information Technologies, Institute of Management, Business and Law (Rostov-on-Don), Vice-President of the Organizing Committee

David C. Williams, ECANA Executive Director, Ph.D., professor at Florida Atlantic University, USA, Foreign participants Coordinator

Program Committee:

Olga A. Leontovich, Dr of Linguistics, professor and head of the Department of Intercultural Communication and Translation at Volgograd State Social and Pedagogical University, Co-Chairman of the Program Committee

Viacheslav B. Kashkin, Dr of Linguistics, professor and head of the Department of Translatology and Intercultural Communication at Voronezh State University, Co-Chairman of the Program Committee

Michael D. Hazen, ECANA President, Ph.D., professor at Wake Forest University, USA, the Program Committee's Foreign participants Coordinator

Major Conference Dates:

December 20, 2011 – submissions of abstracts open

April 1, 2012 – deadline for submissions and abstracts

June 1, 2012 – notification of acceptance

July 1, 2012 – Publication of abstracts and Final Programme

September 27-29, 2012 – Conference


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