Uluslararası Yenibinyılda İletişim Sempozyumu 2012

10. International Symposium

Communication in the Millennium
Organized by
Association of Turkish and American Communication Scholars

 In Cooperation with
University of Texas at Austin (U.S.A.)
Anadolu University (Turkey)
Istanbul University (Turkey)

 Hosted by
Istanbul University,
Faculty of Communication (Turkey)

May 24-26, 2012

Istanbul (Turkey)
The Association of Turkish and American Communication Scholars (ATACS) seeks abstracts for the International Symposium Communication in the Millennium. The association welcomes original papers on a variety of topics, including Communication Theory and Communication Studies, Public Relations and Advertising, Journalism, New Technologies, Cinema-TV and Broadcast, Ethics, Communication Education. Other topics will be considered if space is available in the program.

Communication in the Millennium is an annual, peer-reviewed international symposium. The participants of the symposium submit their abstracts via our web page. The abstracts that will be presented in the symposium are selected by the evaluation process.

Evaluation process… Each abstract is sent to at least three or a maximum of six referees who are the members of the scientific committee of the year and announced their names in the web page after the end of each year’s evaluation process. The certain list of the each year is announced at the end of evaluation process. The list of scientific committee seen in the web site is the list of previous year.

Evaluation categories… The evaluation process takes place via Internet without seeing any information about the authors. The evaluation categories are such as “Introduction to the topic and review of the literature, methodology, importance, attractiveness, interest, scarceness, timeliness of the issue, and overall evaluation”.

Referees evaluate each category within a scale from 0 to 10. The abstracts which get a final average of 7 points from 10, get right to be presented in the symposium.

Publication… And the only presented papers, which are convenient for the “full paper publication rules” are published in the CD and the web page of the symposium at the end of the process.

PhD Roundtable… It will give opportunity to new doctoral graduates tos hare their dissertations

Symposium awards…

Best papers… Those whose full papers are presented into the symposium will also be reviewed by the award committee for the top three papers of the symposium.

Best presentations… In addition, the top three presentations made at the symposium will also be recognized.

Recipients of both the top three papers and top three presentations will receive a certificate on the final day of the symposium.

About the Association of Turkish and American Scholars (ATACS)

The international symposium Communication in the Millennium has been organized since 2003 by scholars in Turkey and the United States, and each year the symposium organizers have noticed increasing interest in this academic event. Because of this interest, the co-founders and the organization committee of this symposium decided to form an association where both countries’ scholars are represented.

The mission of the ATACS is to advance the communication profession in both countries through well-grounded academic research and to foster communication academics’ cooperation. The Communication in the Millennium is the established ATACS project, but the association will be working on different projects to serve its mission in the near future.

Symposium Objectives and Scope

The world is getting smaller with high technology-based communication systems. This also brings people together. Communication scholars, especially, should be close to one another and this is why we are gathering them and preparing a platform for discussion. The aim of this symposium is to establish and continue an international multidisciplinary forum for the development of innovative dialogue between Turkish and American scholars. This symposium serves a number of purposes:

The main purpose is to establish a meeting ground for a dialogue between the Turkish and American communication scholars. The international symposium rotates between the two countries. Although the cooperation is mainly between two countries scholars, other countries’ scholars are welcomed to this symposium as well, as in the previous ones.
Secondly, popular and main issues of the communication field in the new millennium will be discussed.
And with this dialogue, future projects and comparative studies will be developed.
The symposium aims to foster and promote work that is intended to make a constructive contribution to the communication field and its development. 
The symposium welcomes work of scholars and graduate students in the communication field.

Suggested sessions

Communication Theory and Research
Agenda-Setting Studies
Cultural & Critical Studies
Political Communication
Media and Technology / Communication Technology
Media Literacy & Media Education
Cinema, TV & Radio
Public Relations
Media Ethics
Media Law

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 30, 2011.

Notification of the scholar/s about the accepted papers: February 17 , 2012.

Full Paper Submission Deadline: April 20, 2012.

Symposium Dates: May 24-26, 2012.