Instructions for contributors: MeCCSA 2012 Papers

Abstracts of 250 words for:

  •  papers
  •  panels
  •  presentations of practice or
  •  posters

should be submitted for peer review via the website form by Friday 2nd September 2011. Proposerswill be notified of proposal acceptance no later than 21st October 2011.


Fullpanel proposals should include a short description and rationale (200 words)along with abstracts for each of the papers (250 words each) and the name ofthe person chairing, contact details for all panelists and technicalrequirements.

Panelistsshould indicate if they are willing to be considered separately.


We are keen to support thepresentation of practice related to papers in particular when there isinsufficient time to present full work during paper presentation. To this endwe have allocated a presentation space for practice artefacts which includesscreenings, computer based work and multi screen work (where possible). Forpractice please include specific technical requirements (e.g. duration, format)and an URL pointing to practice support material.


The Art Design Media – Higher Education Academy SubjectCentre (ADM-HEA) are offering a £500 prize and publication for the best paperanalysing key issues impacting on media, communications and cultural studies inhigher education. Submission details as for other papers but a full paper mustbe with ADM-HEA by 25th November 2011(

Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies and SAGE Publishing are offering a prize for thebest submission by a postgraduate or postdoctoral student on research whichfits the aims of the journal. The winner will have their work published in thejournal, receive a year’s subscription and £150 worth of SAGE books. Submissionswill be judged by the editors Julia Knight and Alexis Weedon.

Posters: The academic poster is highly valued by MeCCSA as an indicator ofcurrent research and there will be an open space set aside for poster display. A prize of £100 will be awarded to the bestposter judged the MeCCSA Executive Committee.

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