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ICOM Cuba 2017 : IX International Meeting for Researchers and scholars of information and communication


When Nov 13, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017
Where Havana, Cuba
Abstract Registration Due May 15, 2017
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2017
Notification Due Sep 15, 2017
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2017
Categories    journalism   icts   information   information society

Call For Papers

IX International Meeting for Researchers and scholars of information and communication (ICOM 2017)

November 13-17 Palace of Conventions, Havana, Cuba
Society, work environments and university: transdisciplinary views from information and communication.

Dear colleagues:
In times where information and communication technologies permeate the management of the development in our countries and stimulate practices of convergence, and when the solution of many problems of the social reality demands a dialogue between competences and theoretical approaches from different disciplines, it is essential to transcend the walls and the temptations of excessive specialization of knowledge, more likely in epistemological paradigms from the past.
The current scenario forces us to rethink professional formations, to design new ways of inserting our graduates in different work environments, to build a relationship with society that grants collage a bigger role and allows science to get out of academic premises to effectively involve its self in social transformation.
It is pressing to assume on an individual and institutional scale a transdisciplinarity committed to the common good and unity, from a diversity of knowledge and from infocommunicational practices. That is an inescapable challenge for professors, researchers and professionals around the world, whom we summon to seek, analyze and share experiences again in Havana, during the 9th edition of ICOM.
The Faculty of Communication will reunite you in November approaching the subject of: Society, work environments and university: transdisciplinary views from information and communication.
We would be honored with your presence
Dr. Sc. Raúl Garcés Corra
President of the Organizing Committee
ICOM 2017

Faculty of Communication of the University of Havana
Palace of Conventions
Ministry for Higher Education
University of Havana
Journalists Union of Cuba
Cuban Association of Social Communicators
Cuban Society of Information Sciences
Cuban Association of Librarians
Organizing Committee
Dr. Sc. Raúl Garcés Corra, University of Havana President of the Organizing Committee
Dr. Zenaida Costales Pérez, University of Havana Executive Vice-President
M. Sc. Orlando Gutiérrez López, University of Havana Executive Secretary
Dr. Sc. Gloria Ponjuan Dante, University of Havana Academic Committee President
Dr. Sc. Hilda Saladrigas Medina, University of Havana
Dr. Sc. Radamés Linares Columbié, University of Havana Academic
Academic Committee Vice-Presidents
M. Sc. Dasniel Olivera Pérez, University of Havana
M. Sc. Sarah Paz Martín, University of Havana
Scientific Committee Secretaries
M. Sc. Zósima López Ruiz
Congress Professional Organizer,
Lic. Nelson Ramos Mesa Commercial Specialist of the recipient Cubatur,
Official website of the event:

The main topic that will lead the debates will be Society, work environments and university: transdisciplinary views from information and communication, which will be organized in four main thematic axis that will articulate the work in its different participation modalities.

Axis 1. Formation and professional development in undergraduate and postgraduate studies
Coordinator: Dr. Sc. Ailín Martínez
1.1 Study programs, professional competences and transdisciplinarity on information, journalism and social communication. Correspondence with the labor market demands.
1.2 Challenges and opportunities of the development of ICTs for formation and professional learning.
1.3 Teaching, investigation, extension, collaboration and mobility in academic and professional formation.
1.4 Local development and learning on information and communication.

Axis 2. Work environments in the fields of information, journalism and communication.
Coordinator: Dr. Sc. Gloria Ponjuan
2.1 Work environments and sociocultural challenges on the contemporary world: Technologies, local spaces, public politics, ethics, media and politics and social art.
2.2 New forms of action and interaction between information and communication. Experiences on the infocommunicational work environments.
2.3 Management of information, communication and work environments knowledge. Experiences.
2.4 Specialized professional scenarios: Environment, risk prevention and disaster situation, conflicts, demography, health, youth, social inclusion, tourism, arts and culture, sports and public administration

Axis 3. Research management
Coordinator: Dr. Sc. Hilda Saladrigas
3.1 State of knowledge and research agendas in the fields of information and communication
3.2 Theoretical and methodological bases of transdisciplinarity for the study of infocommunication
3.3 Visibility of knowledge in the field of information and communication
3.4 Policies and institutionalization of infocommunicational research. Projects and networks

Axis 4. ICTs and information society
Coordinator: Dr. Sc. Déborah Torres
4.1 Access and use of the ICTs for development. Ecology of information and communication
4.2. Experiences and impact of the "open" world: open science, open data
4.3 Visual and interactive communication on information, journalism and communication
4.4 Alternative communication, communities and social movements in digital environments
4.5 Electronic Government and the information society

Profile of the participants
Professionals, teachers, researchers, students and institutions linked to information, communication and culture, in general.

Modalities of participation
Master lectures
Round tables
Free oral and poster themes

Official language:

The academic program will have master lectures by experts on these topics, as well as round tables, workshops and free oral topics. There will be exhibitions of some works on posters.
Contributions from participants will be received in two stages:
a. Submission of summaries
b. Submission of full papers
Summaries of contributions will be received from January 2016 until May 15th, 2017. The Organizing Committee will evaluate the quality of the proposals and their correspondence with the themes of the event and will pronounce it self before June 15th, 2017.
The full papers will be received between June 15th and July 15th, 2017. The response to the acceptance in the event will be sent to the authors starting on September 15th.

Indications for presentation of papers
Important dates
JANUARY-MAY 15th: submission of resumes
JUNE 15th: notification of acceptance of resumes
JUNE 15th-JULY 15th: submission of full papers
SEPTEMBER 15th: notification of the papers acceptance

General conditions
The Academic Committee will notify the reception of each summary by e-mail within a period of no more than 72 hours, and will inform about its acceptance or not within the given dates, without denying authors the possibility for participation in the event as delegates.
Authors whose papers are approved must register for the event so their presentations are scheduled and published as part of the ICOM Memories 2017. Participation certificates will only be given to those who comply with this condition. In the case of contributions that have more than one author, at least one of them must pay the registration fee, to guarantee the inclusion of the work in the program.
A number of papers will be selected to be published in Alcance, Cuban Magazine of Information and Communication.
The Academic Committee may decide to show some contributions in the modality of poster, in agreement with its authors.
Although the official language of the event is Spanish, papers will be accepted in Portuguese and English.

Procedures for shipping
To make a shipment it is necessary to previously register in the academic system of the event through the following link: Once registered, you must check the resume submission option and complete the indicated mandatory fields.
Only from June 15th the possibility of uploading the file with the complete paper will be activated, document that will be named as follows: Commission (Thematic Axis) _ First last name of the main author_Day_ Month_Year. For example, a paper sent to the Commission 2.7 Infocommunication labor contexts and social inclusion, should be named as follows: 2.7_Rodríguez_Juan_15_06_2017.
For any orientation or help you may write to or to

Requirements for submission of papers
1. Minimum extension of 7 pages and maximum of 15, including charts (maximum of 3) and illustrations (maximum of 3), without including bibliography.
2. Arial 11 typography, two spaces and a margin of 2.5 cm on each side. 8 ½ X 11 in Word 2003-2010 text processor for Windows.
3. Bibliographic Standard APA 6th Edition.
4. On the first page the data of the authors will be specified, considering for each one: Full name. Academic title. Institution. Address. Country. E-mail. Curricular synthesis (maximum of 80 words).
5. The presentation of the paper will include: Title: precise and clear. Summary: must indicate the intentions, reach, results and general structure (no more than 200 words). Keywords (until 5).
Requirements for the presentation:
6. The structure of the presentation will take into account:
Introduction: To expose the nature and reach of the research that serves as sustenance, its scientific, social and economic value, the background it counts on and the purposes of the paper in a numbered form.
Methodology: To present the method that was used, populations and samples, techniques, software and general procedures developed for the presented analyzes.
Development: The essential results or analyzes will be exposed accurately. The epigraphs will be marked in black, and numbered in order: 3.1; 3.2; 3.3. Only this presentation structure will be accepted.
Conclusions: Most relevant analysis and synthesis depending on the continuity of the discussion of the selected topic, including its challenges and projections.
Abbreviations, acronyms and symbols: They must be those accepted internationally only. Abbreviations and acronyms must be explained the first time they are mentioned. Greek symbols and characters, and inferior and superior indexes must be clearly defined.
Charts and figures: They must be ordered with Arabic numerals and be included in the body of the text or at the end of the work clearly specified. The terms, abbreviations and symbols used in the figures must be the same as those in the text. Do not use infrequent characters or symbols (blank or filled circles, squares or triangles are preferred). If they are complex they should be properly clarified in a concise legend. The symbols and characters must be clear and of sufficient size, so when they are reduced for publishing they remain legible. The supporting texts must be in Arial 10, not larger than 20 words.

Interested persons who require a letter of invitation for official procedures, may request it to the Organizing Committee through the email addresses or
Registration fee
The payment of the registration fee can be made online until November 6th, 2017, through the event´s website:

Participant category Fee
Professional 200.00 CUC
Undergraduate student (*) 150.00 CUC

(*) Undergraduate students will pay the registration fee at the time of accreditation and must certify their status with their updated student card and a signed and sealed document or letter from the dean of their institution. Postgraduate students will not be eligible for this category.

Interested persons who fail to make the payment of the registration fee online may pay in Cuba, at the time of accreditation, in the currency of official circulation in the country (CUC) on Monday, November 13th, between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm, in the House of Registration and Accreditation of the Palace of Conventions.
The currency can be purchased after the arrival at the airport, hotels, banks and currency exchange offices (Cadecas) from euros, US, Canadian and Australian dollars, sterling pound, Swiss franc, Mexican peso, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian crown , Japanese yen and Balboa, according to the exchange rate prevailing at the time of purchase.
Accepted credit cards In Cuba are VISA, MASTERCARD, CABAL, as long as their mother company is not North American.
The registration fee includes:
Participation in opening and closing events
Participation in scientific sessions
Folder with the documentation of the event
Participation certificate
Welcoming cocktail
Lunch at the venue of the event from November 14th to 17th.

Expo ICOM 2017
In conjunction with the event, an associated exhibition will be organized at the Palace of convention itself, which will provide an ideal space for institutions linked to communication and information to showcase their products and services, specially universities, specialized schools, Press organizations, audiovisual production companies, marketers of related themes, consultants, subscribers of publications and publishing houses, among others.
Likewise, the conditions will be created for the display of computer products: databases, multimedia and software applicable to the management and provision of library services, or useful for communication and scientific information organizations.
Expo ICOM 2017 has also planned the presentation of books and magazines of interest for communication and information. These proposals will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee.
Interested persons may contact:
Raúl González Castro
Professional organizer of fairs and Expositions
Palace of Conventions of Havana
E mail:

Yailuma Leyva Maestre
Coordinator of Expo ICOM 2017
University of Havana
E mail:

Official agency
Traveling agency Cubatur
For accommodation applications contact specialist Nelson Ramos Mesa
E mail:
Telephone: (53) 7206 9808/09
The official agency includes in its offer:
Daily accommodation, breakfast included
Airport-Hotel-Airport Transportation
Transportation to event sessions (except for Palco Hotel)
Personalized assistance
Guide services

If you wish to obtain a package offer which includes accommodation and participation in the event, you may contact the commercial specialist Idania Vega Fernández, from the International Sales department of the Palace of Conventions.
E mail:,
Telephone: (53) 7208 4398

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