7th. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA

7 - 8 November 2020 (new date) I Virtual Conference via Cisco WebEx & YouTube Channel

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About The Event

School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, Universiti Utara Malaysia welcome you to join us for our 7th International Conference on Communication and Media (i-COME’20). The conference was originally intended to be held physically in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

However, taking into consideration our growing concerns on the preventive measures due to the global Covid-19 pandemic and a thoughtful discussion on its implications, the i-COME’20 Secretariat has moved a step forward by deciding to hold this year’s conference fully online. This is the first time ever for i-COME to be held virtually and we take this opportunity to welcome your virtual presentation and attendance at the conference.

Conference Background

Often there are high-quality studies by scholars who do not get the attention of industry and government. Similarly, some of the decisions made by the industry and the government are seen to be contrary to the results of scholarships. In academic contexts, higher education institutions often receive feedback on product production that does not meet industry expectations. In a move towards the industrial revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), such issues can provide a barrier if unexpectedly resolved, it can be a huge burden to all parties in the future.

In line with the theme of "Breaking the barriers, inspiring tomorrow", this conference also intends to involve all stakeholders including industry, public agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and students more intensively. Participants from various academic and professional fields are invited to discuss communication and media barriers, particularly scholarly and practical obstacles to the preparation for the IR4.0 era.

We invite papers from everyone in the academic and industrial sectors to discuss crucial concerns (and potential solutions) in relation to the above-mentioned theme from various communication perspectives.

Who should join us:
  • Academics
  • Administrators
  • Business associates
  • Community practitioners
  • Government officers
  • Head of community
  • Professionals
  • Researchers
  • Students

Call For Papers


Authors are invited to submit complete, original and unpublished research papers to the International Conference on Communication and Media 2020 (i-COME'20) which may address theoretical, methodological or practical aspects related to communication and should revolve around the conference theme (papers not explicitly addressing the following theme are also welcomed).

Theme

“Breaking the barriers, inspiring tomorrow”

Track

Papers for presentation at the conference are invited from scholars and practitioners, on topics relevant to the following contemporary communication and media issues:
Organisational Communication
Corporate communication •
Power and politics in organisations •
Communication for organisational change •
Communication management •
Public relations •
Digital organisation •
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural communication competence •
Negotiating across cultures •
Empowerment and governance across cultures •
Diversity and change •
Human displacement •
Cross-cultural adjustment •
Media and Journalism
Social media and culture •
Disruptive communication •
Information society •
Creativity and innovation •
Media and society •
Cyber society •
International Communication
Communication and international relations •
International communication flow •
Global media •
International broadcasting •
Broadcasting and propaganda •
International traffic in media content •

Communication for Social Change
• Health communication
• Religion, communication and media
• Gender and communication
• Campaign
• Digital community
• Participatory communication

Political Communication
• Communication policies and regulations
• Empowerment 
• Political participation
• Communication and elections
• Governance
• Power, authority and conflict

Communication and Education
• Instructional communication
• Language and social interaction
• Media and language
• Visual and linguistics
• Critical literacy
• Language and rhetoric

Environmental Communication
• Green communication
• Sustainbility
• Environmental citizenship
• Green identity
• Green marketing
• Climate change communiaction

New to i-COME
 
Doctoral ColloquiumWorkshop and Networking & Engagement tracks to provide platform for more participation and extending professional network. Those interested in these particular track may get the details by email to icome@uum.edu.my

Click HERE for doctoral colloquium details.
Important Dates
 
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 March 2020  15 July 2020 (extended)
Notice of Abtract Acceptance: 15 April 2020  15 July 2020 (new date)

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 30 April 2020  31 July 2020 (new date)
Notice of Paper Acceptance: 15 May 2020  31 August 2020 (new date)
Submission of Camera Ready Paper: 30 May 2020  30 Sept. 2020 (new date)


Submission Guidelines

  • The paper must be an original work and have not been previously accepted in a journal or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • All papers must conform to International Conference on Communication and Media Proceedings standard - single-column format set in MS Word. Please read the GUIDE FOR AUTHORS before preparing your paper and follow the Proceedings Template (Download Guide for authors HERE and proceedings template HERE)
  • Abstract must be between 200 to 250 words only.
  • Title of the paper should only have maximum of twelve (12) words.
  • Each paper should contains: Introduction, Problem Statement, Research Questions, Purpose of Study, Research Methods, Findings, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and References. 
  • References list should complies with APA requirements and contains complete inventory of references used in the full text.
  • The paper must be written in English or Bahasa Malaysia with maximum of EIGHT (8) one-and-a-half (1.5) spaced pages, including an abstract, references, table, figures and appendices.
  • Abstract and paper (in Microsoft Word format) must be sent  through EasyChair Conference Management System.

Publication

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All full papers will be accepted through a double blind reviewed process. The paper will be published in the European Proceedings of Social and Behavioral Sciences (EpSBS) indexed in the Web of Science WOS Clarivate ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI CPCI). For more information regarding the proceedings, please visit https://www.futureacademy.org.uk/publication/EpSBS/.

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Selected papers will  also undergo double blind review process for publication consideration in Asian People Journal (APJ). Selected papers need to be extended and adapted according to the journal’s requirements.  Additional RM200.00 will be charged as processing fee.

APJ is an academic, interdisciplinary, and refereed journal published biannually by Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia. The aim of the journal is to provide a venue for researchers and practitioners to share theories, views, and research results related to learning and social interaction, which includes, but not limited to continent of Asian territories e.g. Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Western New Guinea. Even though we encourage submissions with the focus on Asian people, we also accept papers located in the broader context of Asia extricably linked with issues from the other parts of Asia. Articles are published in Bahasa Melayu and English only.  For more information regarding the journal, please visit https://journal.unisza.edu.my/apj/index.php/apj.

Fees & Payment

Fees for Presenters and Participants:

Normal (Presenter)

MYR700 (normal) / MYR600 (early bird*)

Partner Institution (5 participants)

MYR600

Participant (not presenter)

MYR100

Doctoral Colloquium

MYR100

Additional Paper

MYR500

*Payment received BEFORE 31 July 2020.


Registration fees (participants and presenters) include conference admission, conference set (proceedings and materials), refreshments and lunches. These fees do NOT include the accommodation.

Authors need to pay the fees BEFORE 7 October 2020 in order for their papers to be included in the proceeding.


*Please register HERE


Payment Procedures FOR LOCAL PARTICIPANT (MALAYSIAN)

Payment can be made through:

1. Online Payment via Credit Card / Internet Banking / FPX

  1. Browse https://e-com.uum.edu.my
  2. Follow all required steps as instructed.
  3. Note : for 'payment for' choose ‘other payment’  
  4. Note : for 'description' : key in 'FEE I-COME 2020'
  5. Please print and keep the notification of payment made as proof of payment. Scan and email the proof of payment as soon as possible or before 7 October 2020 to the i-COME'20 secretariat (icome@uum.edu.my). You also need to bring the original payment slip during the registration. You are required to show the proof of payment to the secretariat on the registration day of the conference/ workshop/ colloquium Failure to do so will result in your name being not listed as presenter/ participants.

2. Bank Transfer

Transfer should be made to the following account:
Account Name: UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA
Account No.: 02093010000010
Bank Name: BANK ISLAM MALAYSIA BERHAD
Please write a remark “FEE I-COME 2020

Please forward a scanned copy of the Bank Transfer receipt to i-COME 2020 Secretariat (icome@uum.edu.my) or by fax to +604 9285804 for us to verify the transaction. Please kindly write down the participant's name, date and time of the transfer and country and city of origin.

3. Local Cheque

All cheques should be made payable to “UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA”.
Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment
Kindly indicate your name and contact number at the back of the cheque and send it to:

Dr. Suhaini Muda
Director i-COME’20
School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM College of Art and Science,
Universiti Utara Malaysia,
06010 UUM Sintok,
Kedah, Malaysia

Please include in your payment:

  • The total registration fees; wire transfer fees are the responsibility of the registrant (Registrants are required to bear the processing fee charged by their own bank and a third party agent (if any).
  • Your organization's name as it appears in the reference section of your transfer
  • Please write a remark “FEE I-COME 2020

Please forward a scanned copy of the telegraphic transfer receipt to i-COME’20 Secretariat (icome@uum.edu.my) or by fax to +604 9285804 for us to verify the transaction. Please kindly write down the participant's name, date and time of the transfer and country and city of origin.

Kindly note that no International Cheque will be accepted

For Authors, payment must be made by 7 October 2020 or your article will not be published in the proceedings.

Payment Procedures FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANT

Payment can be made through:

1. Online Payment via Credit Card

  1. Browse https://e-com.uum.edu.my
  2. Follow all required steps as instructed.
  3. Note : for 'payment for' choose ‘other payment’  
  4. Note : for 'description' : key in 'FEE I-COME 2020'
  5. Please print and keep the notification of payment made as proof of payment. Scan and email the proof of payment as soon as possible or before 15 June 2020 to the secretariat i-COME'20 (icome@uum.edu.my). You also need to bring the original payment slip during the registration. You are required to show the proof of payment to the secretariat on the registration day of the conference/ workshop/ colloquium. Failure to do so will result in your name being not listed as presenter/ participants.

2. Telegraphic Transfer

Transfer should be made to the following account:
Account Name: UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA
Account No.: 02093010000010
Bank Name: BANK ISLAM MALAYSIA BERHAD
SWIFT CODE: BIMBMYKL

Please include in your payment:

  • The total registration fees; wire transfer fees are the responsibility of the registrant (Registrants are required to bear the processing fee charged by their own bank and a third party agent (if any).
  • Your organization's name as it appears in the reference section of your transfer
  • Please write a remark "FEE I-COME 2020"

Please forward a scanned copy of the telegraphic transfer receipt to i-COME'20 Secretariat (icome@uum.edu.my ) or by fax to +604 9285804 for us to verify the transaction. Please kindly write down the participant's name, date and time of the transfer and country and city of origin.

Kindly note that NO International Cheque will be accepted

For Authors, payment must be made by 7 October 2020 or your article will not be published in the proceedings.

Cancellation Policy

Conference registrants cancelling their registration on or before 7 October 2020 will receive a refund of the conference registration fee, less a RM250 administrative fee. 
Please note: No refunds will be given after 7 October 2020
Written requests for cancellation must be emailed to icome@uum.edu.my

Partnership & Sponsorship

PARTNERSHIP INVITATION

To be partner institution, your institution only need to sponsor a panel with at least FIVE (5) presenters to the panel.

These are the direct/indirect benefits of a partner institution:

  1. The name of the university/organization will be included in the front pages of our publicity materials (e.g., brochure, proceedings, and online announcement).
  2. This undertaking serves as marketing and institutional image-building tools for the partner university/organization.
  3. This collaboration will strenghten international good will between Universiti Utara Malaysia and the partner institution.
  4. This is a strategic avenue for future academic networking such as research and publication. 
  5. Member of partner institution will get discounted fee (RM900 per person).
For more details, click HERE

 

SPONSORSHIP INVITATION


We welcome you to join us in our Seventh International Communication and Media Conference (i-COME'20), as our valuable sponsor. We truly believe that your participation will not only give material support to the conference but also to the academia as a whole. We appreciate you considering our sponsorship invitation.

The aim of the Sponsorship Invitation is to provide an opportunity for potential sponsors to be together and involved in an esteemed international academic event, apart from assisting in financial matters.  Simultaneously this will also be a platform for both parties, academic and industries to meet and collaborate for further discussion contributing for the betterment of our global community.

Contribution Categories:
  • Gold Sponsor - RM30,000
  • Silver Sponsor - RM20,000
  • Bronze Sponsor - RM10,000
  • Advertisment Based Sponsorship
  • Product/Service Based Sponsorship

For quick Fact Sheet on sponsorship click HERE. Please click HERE for details proposal of sponsorship and sponsorship documentations.

Virtual Presentation

The Format

Virtual presentations are the great way to engage with the audience and present your work when physical meetings are not permitted or restrcited. Such presentations utilise technological solutions to allow you present either synchronous (live) or asynchronous (pre-recorded). For live streaming sessions, the presentation will be conducted using videoconferencing applications - Cisco WebEx. The pre-recorded presentations, it will be broadcasted via i-COME'20 YouTube Channel. Presenters will be notified via email if their papers have been selected for the live streaming presentation sessions.

 
The Process

Step 1:

Produce a presentation in media format (MP4, WMV, FLV or AVI)

Step 2:

Upload your presentation into i-COME Cloud Repository

Step 3:

Secretariat will upload your presentation into i-COME YouTube Channel

Step 4:

View and respond to your presentation comments or questions via i-COME Youtube Channel Comments Section (on the Conference Day). For selected papers, presentations will be carry out via WebEx live streaming.



Preparing Your Virtual Presentation

Step 1:

Design and produce a PowerPoint slides of your presentation. Each presentation should not exceed 12 minutes.

Step 2:

Produce your presentation in media format by recording your narration with or without your video on the PowerPoint slides. Tutorial on how to record narration and video using (i) Screencast-O-Matic, (ii) Debut Video Capture, and (iii) Microsoft PowerPoint can be found in i-COME YouTube Channel

Step 3:

Submit your recorded presentation to i-COME'20 Cloud Repository not later than 18 October 2020. Detail information will be emailed to each registered presenter.




Contact

Dr. Suhaini Muda,
Director of i-COME'20
School of Multimedia Technology & Communication,
Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia
Email: icome@uum.edu.my    Tel: 604-928 5860

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School of Multimedia Technology and Communication (SMMTC),
UUM College of Arts and Sciences,
Univeristi Utara Malaysia,
06010 UUM Sintok,
Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

  • Phone: +604 928 5800 /5801 / 5802 / 5803

  • fax: +604 928 5804

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