The NordMedia 2023 conference is now open for submissions. The biannual conference will take place August 16th – 18th 2023 at the University of Bergen. The theme of NordMedia23 is Technological Takeover? Social and Cultural implications – promises and pitfalls. A pre-conference for PhD-students takes place on August 15th.
The deadline for abstract submission is February 15th, 2023. At the end of April, the chairs of the divisions/temporary working groups will have made their decision and an acceptance or rejection letter will be sent by email. The deadline for full papers is June 23rd. All submissions must be uploaded using the online submission system ExOrdo.
Types of presentation
- Paper presentation – full paper (5,000-8,000 words). Typically, a paper presentation will be allotted 10-15 minutes for presentation and 15-20 minutes for discussion.
- Paper presentation – extended abstract (2,000-3,000 words). Typically, an extended abstract presentation will be allotted 10 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
- Workshop – based on an abstract (2-3000 words). Typically, a workshop lasts 1-1 ½ hours, where a theme is presented during 10-15-minutes. Thereafter audience members become participants, and together with presenters make or discuss something concerning the theme. At the end there is a 10-15 minute wrap-up. The purpose of the workshop could be to aid the presenters in their research or to come up with a common good, something all participants can use.
- Panel presentations (a number of full papers or extended abstracts). Typically, a panel lasts for 1-1 ½ hours, and consists of a number of 10-15-minute presentations, followed by a longer discussion. There must be a common theme to the panel. The panelists decide if they submit a full paper.
General Guidelines for Paper Presentation Abstracts
- The word limit for abstracts is 500 words (references not included). The abstracts should be written in clear and concise English, followed by five keywords.
- All abstracts have to be addressed to a specific conference division or temporary working group (listed below).
- Submission of multiple abstracts is allowed, but one can only be the main author of one submission. If multiple abstract submissions from the same author are accepted, the author must decide which one’s she/he will present. However, one can still co-author other accepted papers in addition to the main one.
- Incomplete abstracts will not be reviewed. Abstracts can be modified until submission deadline.
Guidelines for Panel Abstracts
The guidelines for panels follow those of general abstract guidelines, but with the following additions:
- A panel session must have a 400-word description of the theme of the panel, a brief account that specifies why this topic is important, and a clear explanation of how it contributes to the overall work of the conference division or working group
- A list of suggested panellists and titles of papers and a 300-word abstract for each paper in the panel.
- A panel session proposal must include the name of the contact person for the panel. The contact person will act as organizer of the panel session and is responsible for communication with the chairs and co-chairs of the hosting division or temporary working group as a representative of the whole panel group.
- By default, the contact person will act as a moderator of the panel session. Alternatively, an outside moderator can be used. In this case, the contact information of the suggested moderator should also be included in the panel proposal.
Guidelines for Workshops
The guidelines for workshops follow those of general abstract guidelines, but with the following additions:
- A workshop session must have a 500-word abstract describing the aim and anticipated outcome of the workshop, a brief account that specifies why this topic is important, and a clear explanation of how it contributes to the overall work of the conference division or working group.
- A list of suggested workshop leaders.
- A list of materials needed.
- A workshop session proposal must include the name of the contact person, who will act as organizer of the workshop and is responsible for communication with the chairs and co-chairs of the hosting division or temporary working group.
- By default, the contact person will act as a moderator or leader of the session. Alternatively, an outside moderator or leader can be used. In this case, the contact information of suggested moderator should also be included in the proposal.