DIGICOM 2020 – 4th International Conference on Design and Digital Communication

5-7 November 2020, Teatro Gil Vicente, Barcelos, Portugal
Call for papers: until May 31, 2020

The DIGICOM organizing committee invites original contributions in the form of a paper. This invitation is open to all researchers, academics, designers and students whose work falls within the field of Design and Digital Communication, namely:

A) Practical applied projects: projects developed in a research, academic or commercial context, of a practical nature and with a potential social, cultural or economic relevance.
B) Case Studies: description and analysis of projects or research problems in the most different contexts.
C) Literature review: presentation of the state of the art from a certain research problem.
D) Research work: doctoral or master’s research; and new approaches and research frameworks.

Submissions will be accepted in the following topics:

· Web Design
· Interface Design
· Usability
· Mobile apps
· Editorial Design on digital media
· Digital Typography
· Multimedia Technologies
· Social Media
· Product Design

· Design of Visual Identity
· Branding
· Communication and Strategy
· Communication Design
· Digital Marketing
· Advertisement
· Social media
· Market and Business

· Video
· Motion Graphics
· Digital and Interactive Television
· Infographics
· Video Games
· Audiovisual Graphics

· Theory and History of the Media
· Information Society
· Internet and Social Networks
· Health and wellbeing
· Education, Literacy and Citizenship
· Culture, Countercultures and subcultures
· Visual, Aesthetic and Semiotic Analysis

Papers must have between 2000-3500 words, up to a maximum of 12 pages, fulfil with the formatting guidlines and be written in English (preferred language), Portuguese or Spanish.

Approved English written papers will be published by Springer in a Proceedings book (with ISBN) indexed on Springerlink and Google Scholar, and will also be submitted for ISI Proceedings indexing.

The approved Portuguese or Spanish written papers will be published in a Proceedings book (with ISBN), edited by IPCA.

The authors of the best papers will be invited to write an original chapter in the book “Perspectives on design research: Practices and theories in Design and Digital Communication”, to be published in the Springer Series in Design and Innovation.

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Edição 2019/20 do Anuário Internacional de Comunicação Lusófona

Comunicamos que está aberto o prazo para o envio de propostas para a edição 2019/20 do Anuário Internacional de Comunicação Lusófona. O tema central desta edição é “Geografias da diversidade“, mas também poderão ser aceites artigos que tratem de outros temas no domínio da comunicação e cultura no espaço lusófono.
Data limite de envio de propostas (artigo completo): 30 de junho de 2020
Emails para o envio de propostas: pserra@ubi.ptsecretariado@sopcom.pt
Data da resposta sobre a aceitação: 31 de julho de 2020.

Normas para publicação no Anuário

Os artigos deverão ser redigidos em formato Word, tamanho A4, tipo Times New Roman, tamanho de letra 12 e espaço 1,5.
Os gráficos e ilustrações deverão ser apresentados em jpg ou tif, com resolução de 300 dpi (mínimo), no final do texto e em páginas destinadas especificamente a esse fim.
Os artigos deverão incluir um resumo de no máximo 1000 caracteres (incluindo espaços) e palavras-chave num máximo de 5, em ambos os casos escritos num dos dois idiomas do Anuário (português ou galego) e também em inglês.
O texto completo tem como limite 50.000 caracteres (incluindo espaços).
Os elementos de identificação do(s) autor(es) deverão ser enviados numa página separada e deverão incluir: título do artigo, nome(s) do(s) autor(es), instituição(ões) de afiliação e endereço(s) de e-mail.
As citações e referências do artigo deverão ser feitas utilizando as normas APA, 6ª edição, disponíveis no site da APA (https://www.apastyle.org/ ) e nos seguintes tutoriais:
– Tutorial em inglês: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html

– Tutorial em português: https://repositorioaberto.uab.pt/bitstream/10400.2/4934/4/FormacaoRBibliograficasAPA_v%203_maio2016.pdf

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Filmmaking in the Academy: Practice/Theory Interventions Friday 12 June DEADLINE: 27 March

This one-day symposium is a celebration of filmmaking in the academy, where
practice researchers screen their work and the research dimensions are
critically explored with a mixed panel of established, early career and PGR
researchers from both practice and traditional film studies backgrounds. We
invite practitioners to submit films and moving image works readily
available to view online (can be password protected), together with a
300-word research statement and links to supporting documentation, if
applicable (echoing REF guidelines for practice research).

The organisers will then make selected work available to an invited panel of
respondents: Dr Jacqueline Maingard (Co-convener of the Screen Research
Cluster, University of Bristol), Professor Andrew Spicer (Professor of
Cultural Production, UWE Bristol and UoA 34 Lead) and Professor Phil Powrie
(Professor of Cinema Studies, University of Surrey), who are all interested
in engaging critically with practice research from different disciplines.

At the event the work will be screened with a brief presentation, followed
by peer review, which will be performed live at the event in an informal,
friendly and constructive environment. Together with the filmmakers, and the
audience, the panel will aim to probe the Significance, Rigour and
Originality and contribution to new knowledge of the presented works from a
variety of theoretical frameworks, including textual analysis, screen
industries and genre studies – with a view to supporting the contributors in
honing the way in which they articulate their practice as research for
REF2021 and beyond.

Practice work, statements and the resulting conversations could be written
up and submitted as a strand to BAFTSS online journal Open Screens.
The aims of the event are threefold:

1. to provide a supportive space to communicate the value of practice
research to a mixed audience of practice and non-practice researchers in
preparation for REF21 2. to act as a pilot for a potential strand at future
BAFTSS Annual Conferences to avoid practice speaking only to practice 3. to
encourage colleagues to submit practice for consideration by the journal.

Key Dates:

Deadline for submissions: 27 March 2020 Notification: 1 May
Registration: 22 May 2020
Event: Friday 12 June 2020

Please email charlotte.crofts@uwe.ac.uk by 27 March 2020 with “BAFTSS
Practice SIG Event” in the subject. Please see details on Submission
Guidelines below. We very much look forward to receiving your submissions.

Charlotte Crofts (Associate Professor, Filmmaking, UWE Bristol, BAFTSS
Practice Research SIG convenor)
Please submit a Word .doc or .pdf using the following headings:

1. Vimeo URL
2. Vimeo Password if needed
3. 300-word Statement
4. Other contextual information (previously called a ‘portfolio’). Both the
item and the contextual information may include moving image, sonic, visual
or other digital media or written text, as appropriate, to enable the panel
to access the research dimensions of the work and to assess its
significance, originality and rigour. The 300- word statement should be used
to indicate what is the output and what is the contextual information.
For REF2014, the 300-word statement was particularly important for
practice-based research, and for REF21 the 300-word statements are expected
to be equally essential to setting out the basis and merits of the research,
using the 300 words to explain succinctly how the output met the criteria
against which REF outputs are judged: originality, significance and rigour.

According to the Guidance on Submissions 2019/0
“For any submitted outputs where the research content and/or process is not
evident from the output, such as non-text outputs or teaching materials,
submissions should include a statement which identifies the research
questions, methodology and means of dissemination (maximum 300 words). The
300-word statement should only include “Factual information about the
research questions, methodology or means of dissemination, where these are
not described within the output itself. This applies to practice-based
outputs, for example an exhibition, performance or artefact”.
According to Panel Criteria and Working Methods
criteria-and-working-methods-201902/: ”The entirety of the material
submitted (the output and the 300-word statement where provided) should
provide the panel with coherent evidence of the research dimensions of the
work in terms of:

• the research process – the question and/or issues being explored, the
process of discovery, methods and/or methodologies, the creative and/or
intellectual context or literature review upon which the work draws, or
challenges or critiques • the research insights – the findings, discoveries
or creative outcomes of that process • the dissemination – how and where the
insights or discoveries were ‘effectively shared’.
This needs to satisfy the REF requirements around the dates at which work
first entered the public domain (‘Guidance on submissions’, paragraph
205.b.). The principle that no output will be privileged or disadvantaged on
the basis of the publisher, where it is published or the medium of its
publication (paragraph 217), will also apply in relation to the broad range
of modes through which practice outputs enter the public domain.”
Below is how the REF defines each of the criteria used for judging
Originality – A creative/intellectual advance that makes an important and
innovative contribution to understanding and knowledge. This may

• substantive empirical findings
• new arguments, interpretations or insights • imaginative scope •
assembling of information in an innovative way • development of new
theoretical frameworks and conceptual models • innovative methodologies
and/or new forms of expression Significance – The enhancement of, •
knowledge • thinking • understanding • and/or practice Rigour – intellectual
coherence • methodological precision and analytical power • accuracy and
depth of scholarship • awareness of and appropriate engagement with other
relevant work
This event is run by the BAFTSS Practiced Research SIG, supported by the
British Association of Film and Television Studies (BAFTSS) and the Moving
Image Research Group (MIRGE), UWE Bristol.

Revista Comunicación y Métodos (Communication & Methods)

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Revista Comunicación y Métodos (Communication & Methods)

Volumen 2, número 1, Junio-Julio 2020

Metodologías y técnicas de investigación en estudios de comunicación audiovisual

Fecha límite para el envío de papers: 10 de mayo de 2020


Manuel José Damasio (Universidade Lusófona) (Lisboa, Portugal)

Jaime López Díez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) (España)


Desde el punto de vista metodológico y de las técnicas de investigación, los estudios sobre discursos audiovisuales se encuentran en una fase de profunda revisión. Por un lado, desde mediados de los años noventa, y aún antes, se han cuestionado las aproximaciones que aplicaban perspectivas de índole cualitativa, aun cuando se cuantificaran algunos parámetros del objeto de estudio.


Así, uno de los puntos de inflexión en este sentido fue la obra Post-Theory. Reconstructing Film Studies, uno de cuyos editores, David Bordwell, concluía su artículo introductorio indicando que era preciso romper con “décadas de dogmas sedimentados y renovar el espíritu del pensamiento crítico”, con lo que aludía a la necesidad de soslayar paradigmas y marcos teóricos como la semiótica, el psicoanálisis, el feminismo, el posmodernismo o el postcolonialismo, por contener, estos, un sesgo “dogmático” del investigador.


Han transcurrido veinticinco años desde entonces, y el desarrollo de tecnologías que permiten analizar los documentos audiovisuales con precisión y rapidez ha impulsado los estudios cuantitativos, como los cinemétricos, o los basados en instrumentos de medida provenientes de la neurofisiología.


Así, la actual acumulación de datos cuantitativos puede servir de base a nuevos análisis cualitativos. Con ello, podría decirse que el problema retorna a su inicio, bien que provisto, el investigador, de ingentes conjuntos de datos que le permiten argumentar con una mayor fiabilidad.


Por otro lado, la tecnología ha diversificado los tipos de discursos audiovisuales, que abarcan no sólo los discursos fílmicos y televisivos, sino los videojuegos, las narrativas holográficas, las narrativas estereoscópicas, cada vez más inmersivas, o las hibridaciones de contenidos audiovisuales digitales, entre muchos otros.


Por ello, en este call for papers nos dirigimos principalmente a investigadores que presten especial atención a las metodologías empleadas, y a cómo estas han evolucionado e influyen en los resultados y sus limitaciones.


Entre los posibles temas de este monográfico se encuentran:

Metodologías aplicadas a los estudios de comunicación audiovisual

Técnicas de investigación aplicadas a los estudios de comunicación audiovisual

Puntos fuertes y limitaciones de aproximaciones cuantitativas y cualitativas en el caso concreto de audiovisual

Influencia del objeto de estudio (tipo de audiovisual) en la elección de la metodología



En relación con un mismo discurso audiovisual, ¿qué diferencias han arrojado las técnicas de investigación cuantitativas sobre resultados previos?

¿Qué consecuencias tienen las investigaciones sobre discursos audiovisuales sobre la producción de discursos audiovisuales semejantes?

¿Qué sesgos y errores son los más frecuentes en la aplicación de diferentes aproximaciones metodológicas en los discursos audiovisuales?

¿En qué medida los discursos audiovisuales más recientes (videojuegos, narrativas holográficas, etc…) requieren nuevas técnicas de investigación?


Fecha límite para el envío de papers: 10 de mayo de 2020

El envío del artículo debe hacerse en la plataforma de la revista. Allí también encontrará más información sobre el formato de envío y la plantilla que se debe utilizar:

Sobre los editores:

Jaime López Díez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) (España)

Es profesor del departamento de Ciencias de la Comunicación Aplicada de la facultad de Ciencias de la Información de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Investiga en comunicación audiovisual desde perspectivas tanto cualitativas como cuantitativas.


Manuel José Damasio (Universidade Lusófona) (Lisboa, Portugal)

Director de la facultad de Cine y Comunicación Multimedia de la Universidad Lusófona (Lisboa, Portugal). Es, asimismo, profesor de la Universidad de Minho, Doctor en Comunicación por la Universidad Nova de Lisboa. Es autor de varios libros y artículos en revistas académicas macionales e internacionales con revisión por pares.