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LINGUIST List 25.143

Fri Jan 10 2014

Calls: Semantics/Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Jan-2014
From: Rowena Hon <rowena.honpolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: 7th International Conference on Multimodality
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Full Title: 7th International Conference on Multimodality
Short Title: 7-ICOM

Date: 11-Jun-2014 - 13-Jun-2014
Location: China, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Organizing Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/events/7icom

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Call Deadline: 21-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

Making meaning through multi-semiotic resources.

In this 7th edition of ICOM, it is time to pause, reflect and bring together the developments in multimodality research over the last two decades. ICOM aims to include a range of different areas in its review of multimodality, such as film studies, electronics in education and robotics, architecture, design, the creative industries, animation and any other fields related to communication.

Our objectives are to take stock of what has been done up to now and discover what new ideas are being explored, as well as give current researchers an opportunity to exchange ideas, share knowledge and build new bridges in terms of collaboration. For research students ICOM will present new ideas and the opportunity to learn from the comments of well established scholars.

For enquiries contact 7icompolyu.edu.hk.

Call for Papers:

We invite scholars from different fields to submit papers that discuss the creation of meanings through a range of semiotic resources. The focus of presentations may include theoretical developments in the description and annotation of multimodal artifacts; the use and applicability of multimodal artifacts in the professions, such as education, architecture, design, and others, case studies of particular multimodal documents, and critical analysis of multimodal documents in social contexts, and other aspects and areas that might be of relevance to a better understanding of the uses of semiotic resources in the creation of meanings in contemporary society.

You are welcome to propose:


- Presentation time: 60 minutes (plus Q&A)
- Purpose: Full papers are for mature work, requiring lengthy explanations of the conceptual background, as well as methodology, data, analysis and implications. We also encourage papers that address conceptual and future issues.

Focus Papers:

- Presentation time: 30 minutes (plus Q&A)
- Purpose: Reports focus on innovative results and work in progress that have the potential for significant contributions. Reflections are brief theoretical notes and commentaries.


- The total duration will depend on the number of papers under the colloquia. Each paper will be 25 minutes long plus Q&A, opening and closing sessions. The total estimated time should be noted in the Colloquia abstract.
- Purpose: To bring together papers that share a theme and generate meaningful discussions.

Abstracts should be sent to 7icompolyu.edu.hk as an attached .doc file. Please write down ''Abstract'' as the subject of your email, and include the following information:

- Title
- Author
- Author's affiliation
- Email
- Type of presentation (symposia or focus papers)
- The body of the abstract should contain between 250 to 300 words
- Three keywords separated by semicolon
- References, if applicable (APA format)

All submissions will be refereed and selected papers will be notified after 17 March 2014.

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