[Call for Papers] Cyberparks – Hybrid Heritagescapes as Urban Commons in Mediterranean Cities: accessing the deep – rooted spatial interfaces of cities

30 October to November 2017/ Nicosia, Cyprus

Local organizer: The Cyprus Institute

Call for participants

Expressions of interest ar invited from the COST Action TU1306 “Fostering Knowledge about the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and Public Spaces supported by strategies to improve their use and attractiveness (CYBERPARKS) “to participate in a master/ PhD level training school related to emerging forms of technologically mediated urban landscapes.

Objective of the Training Event is to discuss about and develop digital interfaces and interactive narratives, which will contribute to the exploitation of heritage in Mediterranean cities for the reactivation of neglected urban green spaces through playful engagement, gamification, and storytelling. Heritage can be used to influence positively the social cohesion of neighbourhoods as it could be promoted in such a way that, instead of provoking tensions and division, would offer spaces of inclusion, interesting everyday experiences and provide a sense of belonging to socially excluded communities. The Training Event will study the capacity of ICT for learning and social interaction opportunities in territories of heritage (heritagescapes) that now extend to include urban squares and parks.

Key Dates – submissions

20/06/2017 – Opening the submission period for participants

20/08/2017 – Deadline for applications for participants

05/09/2017 – Results of the evaluation process

Areas of interest

Heritage as driver for urban regeneration and resilience in Mediterranean cities. Participation, co-creation and co-management of built heritage and historic sites Civil interaction in and the design of public spaces ICT, interactive storytelling, play and digital art in public spaces New urban sites/ intergration of forgotten sites in the everyday of the city

To apply click here.

[Call for Papers] X Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Ciências da Comunicação (SOPCOM)


Está aberto até 21 de junho o Call for Papers para o X Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Ciências da Comunicação (SOPCOM) subordinado ao tema das “Ciências da Comunicação: Vinte anos de investigação em Portugal”, num evento científico que decorre de 27 a 29 de novembro em Viseu e conta com Sonia Livingstone e Nico Carpentier como keynote speakers.

O resumo deverá ter um mínimo de 3000 e um máximo de 4500 caracteres, incluindo espaços, e deve incluir:

Título e subtítulo

Palavras-chave (3 a 5)

Objetivos do estudo

Métodos de pesquisa/metodologia – se aplicável

Resultados – se aplicável


Todas as propostas devem ser enviados em ficheiros PDF, Doc, Docx ou Odt e seguir o formato disponível aqui.

A submissão deve ser feita eletronicamente, através do sistema de administração do X Congresso da SOPCOM.

  Mais informações em aqui.

CICANT PhD student and researcher wins FLAD scholarship

The PhD student of Communication Science and researcher of CIC.Digital – Pólo CICANT, Fernando Catarino, won a FLAD (Luso-American Foundation for Development) scholarship for a research internship in the USA.

  The internship of 4 months, in Austin University, guided by the Professor Michael Mackert, PhD, UT Austin and Professor Manuel José Damásio, PhD, Un. Lusófona, has the purpose of investigate and develop the research in Communication in Health, followed by a research project (Improving Prenatal Health Communication: Engaging Men via e-Health) as well as giving the space needed in order to start and build new projects in research and development in PhD thesis.

Concursos FCT

A FCT informa que no período de 16 de maio a 5 de junho de 2017 anunciou a abertura dos seguintes concursos:

Até 16-06-2017

Concurso de Projetos Conjuntos de Investigação – FCT e Aga Khan (prolongamento do prazo de candidatura)

Até 16-06-2017

Candidaturas ao Prémio Internacional L’ÓREAL – UNESCO para as Mulheres na Ciência – 2018

Até 23-06-2017

Concurso do GBIF para Jovens Investigadores 2017

Até 30-06-2017

Candidaturas – Prémio UNESCO do Sultão Qabus para a Preservação do Ambiente

Até 28-07-2017

Candidaturas – Medalhas de Honra L’Oréal Portugal para as Mulheres na Ciência 2017

Até 31-08-2017

Candidaturas – Prémio UNESCO-Sharjah para a Cultura Árabe

Até 29-09-2017

Candidaturas – Prémio Pulido Valente Ciência 2017

Até 31-10-2017

Candidaturas – UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers

Outros anúncios e eventos:


2017 Symposium of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (Porto)

03 a 14-07-2017

1st International Summer University – Geoparks, Sustainable Development and Healthy Lifestyles (Vila Real)

09 a 11-10-2017

2017 Champalimaud Research Symposium, with the theme “Physiology: from development to disease” (Lisboa)

Pode consultar o calendário aqui.

ResponSEAble – Protecting the ocean

In the context of project H2020 – ResponSEAble, a collective of six Key Stories about the Ocean’s Literacy was published.

The Key Stories are available here and are about the following themes:

– Key Story on Cosmetics and Microplastics

– Key Story on Ballast Water and Alien Invasive Species

– Key Story on Eutrophication and Agricultural

– Key Story on Sustainable Fisheries

– Key Story on Marine Renewable Energy

– Key Story on Coastal Tourism

One of the main objects of the ResponSEABle project, is increasing the understanding and awareness of how European citizens affect and benefit from the ocean. To do this, the project decided to focus on some key ocean issues – the ResponSEAble´s Key Stories. Read more here.

[Call for Papers] International Journal of Film and Media Arts – Vol. 2, No. 1. Spatial storytelling: discussing the future of cinema

The call for full papers and book reviews for vol. 2, no. 1 (to be published August 2017) on spatial storytelling is open.

For its third issue, the International Journal of Film and Media Arts welcomes contributions in the form of full articles that deal with the theoretical and empirical implications of spatial storytelling for both film and other media. We would particularly like to receive contributions that would focus on:

–          The role of spatial based narrative in the transformation of film form;

–          Case studies on the application of spatial narrative in different media namely those that cross film and videogames;

–          Spatial narrative structures and models;

–          Mix media used of spatial narrative.

Issue editors: Manuel José Damásio; Sylke Rene Meyer

Publication schedule

Deadline: 5 May 2017. Early submission is highly encouraged.

Communication of decision to authors: June

Publication: August 2017

Submit paper here.

Position for Junior COPELABS Researcher

COPELABS-SITI-01-2017- Junior Researcher – H2020 UMOBILE project

Copelabs – Siti has reopened 1 position for Junior Researcher – deadline to apply is April, 30th.

Expected start: May / June 2017 Duration: 12 months

Preferred Skills and Profile: · MSc or PhD (up to 3 years of independent career) within the fields of computer science, informatics or similar fields.

· Good experience with programming in UNIX, Android (java, C++).

· Strong skills in programming (java) area a preferential aspect.

· Acquaintance with named-data networking is a preferential aspect.

· Acquaintance with networking systems, packet based networks, embedded systems.

If you have above mentioned skills requires please provide until April 30th to sitimgt@gmail.com the following documentation:

I) application letter;

II) your CV (pdf);

III) certificates;

The position will be immediately filled once an adequate candidate is found.

To get more information about this position click here.

[Call for Papers] Philosophy of Communication section of ECREA

Communication, Art, Media: Probing Impacts and Intersections Lisbon October 13-15, 2017

In this workshop, the Philosophy of Communication section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) invites communication scholars, philosophers, and artists to reflect on, develop, and debate the relationship between the arts, the aesthetic, and communication. We invite proposals that probe influences and tensions between these spheres from a variety of philosophical and theoretical perspectives. We seek papers that explore the contributions of specific philosophers to the question at hand as well as discussions of the unique communicative characteristics of individual art forms and works. We are looking for presentations that deal with the intersection of communication and art in contemporary social life – from the proliferation of visual culture and developments in the cultural industries to the aestheticization of politics and everyday life – as well as contributions that address the implications of contemporary media aesthetics on the theorizing of communication itself. Examinations of historical transformations of the relationship between varying modes of communication and the arts are also most welcome.

Confirmed keynote speaker: David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds)

The workshop is going to take place between 13th and 15th October in Lisbon, Portugal. It’s hosted by Lusófona University.

Workshop fee : 45€ (includes 6 coffee breaks and 2 meals)

Abstracts of 300-400 words should be submitted by 15th of May 2017 , along with a short biography note (including at least name, current affiliation, and position) here.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by mid-May, 2017.

More informations here.

[Call for papers] “Mediatization in a global perspective: Comparing theoretical approaches in a digitised world”

Mediatization in a global perspective: Comparing theoretical approaches in a digitised world

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal

6-7 October 2017

The ongoing process of mediatization is increasingly fuelled by the datafication of everyday life, the globalization of media systems, and the digitalization of social institutions and practices. This includes the digitization of old, and the upcoming of new digital media and platforms. The changes in media production, distribution and consumption, which resulted from digitization, have restructured various social, cultural, economic and organizational boundaries. Previously separated media sectors, often based in national contexts, are now interlinked; institutional and cultural boundaries have been shifting in interrelation with media-communicative changes; and also public-private boundaries are constantly being challenged.

The global nature of these ongoing processes also calls for comparative studies between different countries and regions as well as international theoretical development. Latin American and European perspectives on mediatization have evolved from different theoretical traditions and empirical realities; this workshop will also encourage a dialogue between Latin American and European researchers regarding both empirical and theoretical work.

This conference encourages submissions related to these changing boundaries, and includes, but is not restricted to, the following themes:

– boundaries between traditions of mediatization theory

– data retention and public/private boundaries

– digital platforms and cultural boundaries

– changes in cultural flows

– data and business: global perspectives

– relations between Latin American and European perspectives on mediatization theory

– changes in institutional cultures

– methodological challenges and benefits of datafication/digitization

– mediatization between disruption and gradual transformation

– digital media and changing boundaries between work and leisure, between professional and personal communication

– avoidance of and resistance against media- and data-related change

– digitization and further time-space distanciation or reconfirmation of boundaries and retreat into the local

Please send a 300-word abstract, along with your name, e-mail address, academic affiliation (and department) and short bio to:

Göran Bolin & Rita Figueiras || goran.bolin@sh.se – ritafigueiras@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt ||

Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2017

Acknowledgment of acceptance: May 15, 2017

*Fee: *The enrollment fee is 100 Euro, to be paid only on acceptance of the application.

Know more here.