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MCSD 2016 : International Conference on Media & Communication in Sustainable Development


Link: http://International Conference on Media & Communication in Sustainable Development
When Oct 24, 2016 - Oct 25, 2016
Where New Delhi, India
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2016
Notification Due Jul 15, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 1, 2016
Categories    media   communication   sustainability   development

Call For Papers

Researchers and practitioners are welcome to submit complete manuscripts or proposal for poster presentations to the conference. The conference will include, but not be limited to four different domains :

(a) Policy domain,
(b) Societal and community domain,
(c) Technological domain
(d) Business domain.

The purpose is to assess contribution of communication and media in ensuring sustainable development over short and long term with variations of input.

Contribution on application scenarios, use cases, and best practices; research with an empirical focus as well as inter-disciplinary work of conceptualization are especially encouraged. Submission may include, but are not limited to

Communication Spectrum Analysis
Traditional Media
Print Media
Radio and Community Radio
Information and Communication Technology
Mobile Communication
Social Media
Media Literacy and Media Education
Media Campaigns and Social Interventions
Media Development and Advocacy
Case Studies and Success Stories
Communication experiments
Communication and media strategy evaluation
Strategic communication for development

Type of Research Papers

We welcome all types of papers such as, for example :

Literature Reviews: Review of up to date and classical original work from different streams of communication and media in sustainable development
Experiments and quasi-experiments: Results
Survey: Findings on problems and scope of communication & media
Domain Studies: In agriculture, health, sanitation, media policy, media literacy etc.
Methodological and theoretical developments: Improving the qualities of studies in the field
Presentations and Evaluations: of existing projects in the field

Length of the manuscripts may fall in any one of the following categories :

Full Papers (5000 – 7000 words)
Short Papers / Work in Progress (3000 – 5000 words)
Poster Abstracts (Max 2 pages)
Practitioner Presentation Abstract (1 page)

Paper Format

All papers should use the standard APA style. The template for the paper can be downloaded from here. All Submissions should be accompanied with a brief profile of the authors. The template for the authors profile can be downloaded from here.

Important Dates:
Manuscripts Due May 1, 2016
Acceptance/ review note: June 1, 2016
Camera Ready Submissions July 1, 2016
Registration and poster proposal submission deadline: July 15, 2016

Best Paper Award

There will be three best paper awards in each of the Research and Practitioner Track of the conference. All presented submissions will be eligible for this competition and the decision will lie with the jury consisting of eminent experts of the area. Each of the best paper awards will carry a citation and a prize. The best paper awards will be announced in the valedictory session of the conference..


Contributions will be selected based on peer review by the Program Committee consisting of reputed academics, well-known practitioners and subject experts. Contributions should contain a clear problem statement; an outline; methodology and consistent rigor. Accepted papers will be made available to all conference attendees in the form of conference proceedings. Thematic Edited book volumes as well as the special issues of reputed journals will come-out from the selected papers of the conference. Authors will be advised to submit their expanded manuscripts taking care of the comments and suggestions during the conference.

To submit a manuscript, please go to the Submission page at the conference website at . All submissions should be made via the easychair link:

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