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ECREA Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction Conference 2011

Call for papers – deadline extended until 30 April 2011


ECREA Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction Conference 2011 

The 2011 Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (ICSI) Section Conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) will be hosted by the School of Communication, University of Ulster.  It will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 8-9 Sept 2011. 

The aim of the conference is to draw together scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines working in the field of interpersonal communication and social interaction. 

The keynote speakers are:

Professor Peter Schulz (Institute of Communication and Health, University of Lugano, Switzerland)

Professor Monica Whitty (Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester, England) 

ECREA’s ICSI section now welcomes the submission of original proposals for unpublished papers on one of the following themes: 

  • face-to-face relationships
  • mediated contexts
  • conflict situations
  • organisational and professional contexts
  • health and care contexts
  • intercultural contexts
  • language and social interaction

Anyone wishing to propose a paper for consideration should submit an abstract in English to the planning committee by sending an e-mail attachment to  before 31 March 2011. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31 May 2011.

Format of abstracts

Abstracts (c. 300 words excluding any reference list) should be prepared for blind refereeing as a Word file. 

Select one of the conference themes and cite this before the title of your paper. Include your surname and ICSI abstract in the subject entry of your email message. No name or designation should appear on the abstract. 

When submitting your abstract, include on a separate page the following contact details: 

First name and surname
Department and organisation
Street address
Post/Zip code
Email address
Telephone number 

Further details can be found on the conference website at


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