"The Role of Communication in a Transforming World" International Symposium


Dear Academics and Researchers,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the International Symposium, titled “the Role of Communication in a Transforming World”, to be co-organized by Cyprus International University (CIU) Faculty of Communication and the Communication Research Association (ILAD), on March 15th and 16th 2018 at Cyprus International University, Haspolat, Nicosia, in the TRNC.

Developments in the field of communications give rise to radical changes in every area of modern life. These developments, while creating opportunities on the one hand, also present new problems on the other. The symposium aims to create a discussion platform concerning the transformations currently taking place in the field of communication.

We would like to invite you to participate in sharing the changes, transformations, advances and innovations at Cyprus International University (www.ciu.edu.tr) in Nicosia (the capital city of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus).

Accepted full papers of the symposium will be published in an e-book. The languages of the symposium are Turkish and English.

The topic areas to be presented in the symposium are stated below. Proposals for presentations on topics not listed below will be evaluated on an individual basis.


Symposium Topics

  • The Impacts of the Developments in Information Technologies on Culture
  • Transformation Ethics in Communication
  • Freedom of Speech and Power of Communication
  • The Place of Social Networks in Communication: The Security of Information
  • Media Literacy
  • Cinema and Film Studies
  • The Relationship between Changing Information Technologies and Politics
  • Legal Issues Raised by the Advances in Communication Technology,
  • Impact of Technological Change on Audio-Visual Content
  • Transformation of Art and Design due to Technological Change
  • Changing Aspects of Communication in Public Arena
  • The Future of Public Service Broadcasting
  • Accrediting Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Discrimination and Hate Speech in Media
  • Basic Problems Faced by Media in Turkey and in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus


We wish that all the participants could benefit from the symposium.

Symposium Organizing Committee.


Important Dates:        

Submission Deadline for Abstracts: January 15, 2018
Accepted Abstracts Announcement Date:  January 25, 2018
Conference Registration: February 01 - 16, 2018
Full-papers Submission Deadline: February 16, 2018
Announcement of the Symposium Programme: February 23, 2018


Abstracts and full texts should be sent to ddir@ciu.edu.tr