Istanbul University – International New Media Conference

ImageInternational New Media Conference

17-19 October, 2012

Istanbul, Turkey

The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in science and technology. INMC2012 conference is venued by Istanbul University where the academic culture has long been a tradition. INMC2012 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. INMC2012 invites you to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations.

The proceedings book will be published in e-book format after conference. Participants will be able to reach and download e-book from web site.

Presentations will be simultaneously translated to Turkish-English.

Erkan Saka Speaks on the New Media Control in Europe

ImageErkan Saka, Assistant Professor of the School of Communication, attended as a speaker to the Congress track on the Open Access and Digital Resources of the conference meeting, Sleepwalking in a control society: Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE), organized in Helsinki.

In his 15 minute speech on the new media control in Europe, Saka classified major problems related to Internet regulation in Turkey in four categories: a) politicized and arbitrary regulative patterns due to a centralized state commanded internet regulation, b) arbitrary range of crimes to ban websites, c) arbitration on the implementation of Internet use-related laws, d) lack of understanding on the nature of web 2.0 sites.

More information on the conference and the meeting is available at:



DATES: 25-29 June, 2013

THEME: The overarching theme of the 2013 IAMCR conference is “Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders”.

The conference theme engages with the concepts of crisis and “creative destruction”, associated with historically-rare periods of intensified flux, change and all-round, multi-dimensional processes of innovation.

The theme invites reflections on whether or how the current deep economic/financial crisis and its attendant gales of “creative destruction” may promote deep, fundamental or multiple shifts in the geo-political and communication orders globally. Examples of specific sub-themes here include considerations of whether and how the current crisis may serve to:

** Reshape the roles, operations and key features of mediated communication, not least the enhanced role of social media forms and practices,

** Amplify tendencies or shifts towards new geo-political configurations, including an expanded role for the media and cultural services in the operation of global power and hegemony.

** Accelerate change in the inter-play between “new” and “mature” media institutions and their typical practices, cultural forms, and policy frameworks;

** Amplify the search for new and more globally attuned theories and concepts within the expanding and rapidly diffusing field of media communication studies.


28 Jan. 2013: Deadline for submission of Abstracts

28 Feb. 2013: Results of Abstract Review process

21 March 2013: “Early Bird” Registration closes.

15 May 2013: Closing date for Registration.

WEBSITE: IAMCR 2013 Conference

If you have any special queries, please contact the local organising team via email at: