ACCS Newsletter Spring 2015

ACCS Call for Submissions, NCA Convetion: Embracing Opportunities, November 19-22, 2015, Las Vegas

IAICS/CAFIC 2015 Conference: Culture, Communication, and Hybridity in an Age of Globalization, July 15-18, 2015, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

The Global Rhetoric Society Conference: The Third International Advanced Forum on Communication Studies of Language and Rhetoric, April 16th to 19th, 2015, Jiangsu Normal University in Xuzhou, China


ACCS Call for Submissions
NCA Convetion: Embracing Opportunities

November 19-22, 2015, Las Vegas, NV


Submissions Open: Mon, 1/19 2015 12:00 AM EDT
Submissions Close: Thu, 3/26 2015 3:00 AM EDT
The Association for Chinese Communication Studies Call for Submissions
Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:59pm Pacific Time

The Association for Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS) invites submissions of Individual Papers, Paper Sessions, and Panel Discussions that investigate topics pertaining to Chinese culture and communication studies for the NCA 101st Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV. Specifically, the association is looking for submissions that portray, research, or enhance the convention theme "Embracing Opportunities" from Chinese communication issues or perspective. Submissions are invited in, but not limited to, the theoretical, empirical, and practical research that is related with Chinese communication in the following areas: intercultural communication, cross-cultural communication, cultural adaptation and health-related consequences, intercultural communication competence, globalization/localization, identity development and dynamism/intersectionality, media flows, issues of representation, new media across/within Chinese communities, and activism. Submissions that cut across disciplines and utilize various methodologies and theoretical perspectives are also encouraged. Submissions should demonstrate their connection and contribution to Chinese communication research.


The ACCS will accept the following submission types: Individual Papers, Paper Sessions, and Panel Discussions. In order to avoid unnecessary problems with submission and review, please carefully read the following guidelines:
1. All submissions must be made electronically via the NCA Convention Central. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. For instructions on completing a submission, please refer to the step-by-step ��How to Submit�� Instructions provided in the Convention Resource Library (http://www.natcom.org/conventionresources). All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission.
2. Each submission should be made to one unit only.

Submitted papers should include:
1. A title
2. A 120-180-word description of the paper
3. A maximum of 25 pages of text (not including references, appendices, or footnotes) uploaded as a supporting file. Uploaded files MUST NOT include information identifying the author(s) on the cover page or in the body of your abstract or your paper. Instructions on how to prepare a blind copy are provided in the Convention Resource Library.
4. Please identify student-authored submissions on the electronic submission form (All authors must be students).

Submitted paper sessions should include:
1. A title for the session
2. A session chair
3. An overall session description (250 words maximum)
4. Titles and descriptions (150 words maximum) for each paper
5. An overall session rationale (250 words maximum)
6. A recommended respondent

Submissions for a panel discussion should include:

1. A title for the panel
2. A session chair
3. A panel description (250 words maximum) for the online convention program
4. A list of presenters
5. A panel rationale (500 words maximum) for acceptance adequately justifying the significance and theme of the panel as a whole
6. A recommended respondent

Questions or inquiries can be directed to the program planner, Dr. Qi Wang, Villanova University, (q.wang@villanova.edu); 610-519-4439.


IAICS/CAFIC 2015 Conference
The 21st International Conference of the International
Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)

The 11th Biennual International Conference of the China Association for
Intercultural Communication (CAFIC)

Conference Theme: Culture, Communication, and Hybridity in an Age of Globalization
July 15-18, 2015, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Guidelines for Submissions

Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be accepted.

•Abstract, 150-250 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses
and mailing addresses for all authors.
•Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel
proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and a 100-200 word abstract of each
panelist's paper; include affiliation and email addresses for each panelist.
•Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted. Proposals
should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.

Deadline: Please submit abstracts by January 11, 2015, and panel/workshop proposals and
roundtable discussion sessions by February 1, 2015.
Submission to: iaics-cafic.2015@polyu.edu.hk.
Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
Conference hosts: Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Conference website: http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/2015iaics_cafic/; http://www.uri.edu/iaics/

Questions? Please contact Dr. Guo-Ming Chen at gmchen@uri.edu


The Third International Advanced Forum on Communication Studies of Language and Rhetoric
April 16th to 19th, 2015
at Jiangsu Normal University in Xuzhou of China
(Call for Submission | Submission Form)

The theme of the conference is National discourse and national rhetoric: strategies and methods of cultural communication in global context. Sub-themes are as the following:

I. Studies on global rhetoric and national rhetoric: 1. Reinterpreting rhetoric in a new media time: history, currents and trends; 2. Theory and method studies in international rhetoric teaching (such as teaching Chinese rhetoric as a foreign language); 3. Rhetoric teaching methods and its innovation; 4. Studies on comparative rhetoric: east and west.

II. Studies on national discourse: 1. Studies on national discourse system in global context. 2. Studies on communication of language and rhetoric in a digital era. 3. Studies on global communication of national culture. 4. Discourse system building in eastern Asia. 5. Studies on national narration. 6. Other aspects of rhetorical communication and national discourse.

Official Languages of the Forum: Chinese and English.
Dates for Submitting Abstracts and Full-text Papers: The dead-line for abstracts in Chinese (300 characters maximum) or English (350 words maximum) is December 30th, 2014. Please send your proposals to rhetoric2008@163.com before this date.

The formal notification will be sent to you before January 15th, 2015.

The dead-line for submitting accepted full-text papers is March 30, 2015. Please send your full-text papers to coordinators by the deadline.

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