Digital Media & Electronic Communication
The Department of Information-Communication – IUT/University of Le Havre (France) is organizing a fourth international conference focusing on digital communication. Deadline: 31st January 2016.
After holding the conferences in 2010 (Electronic communication in mono and multilingual situations - Forms, Borders, Future), in 2012 (Electronic communication in the "information society" and in 2014 (Electronic Communication, Cultures and Identities), in 2016 we are organizing the fourth international conference devoted to electronic communication in Le Havre. As in previous years, this event will take place in the heart of the city, in the premises of the IUT (Quay Frissard, Le Havre, France). We wish to bring together researchers around this theme, which is central to the scientific research of the Le Havre team (http://www.umr-idees.fr/?l-homme-trace) and which has recently become a major theme of the UMR CNRS IDEES, because electronic communication is more than ever an essential social and societal activity. Indeed, electronic communication, which represents the exchange of information of various kinds and diverse forms by means of Information technologies and Communication (ICTs), allows people "to leave", consciously or unconsciously, digital traces of their presence and/or of their activity. The "human-trace" interacts with a wide variety of interlocutors today, speaks publicly on networks and makes use of different ICTs, redefining the way they are used. This phenomenon, this digital multi-use generates plurisemiotics of exchanges, multilingualism, pluriculturalism, which impacts on the communicators’ identities and on the way they behave. Taking these facts into account, we decided to organize the ideas into 6 levels. Thus, we suggest reflecting on
1 the strategies of digital political communication and, in general, the place (occupied or not) by the e-citizen;
2 the place of ICTs in and for education;
3 digital journalism in professional or amateur fields;
4 the impact of electronic communication on companies and brands;
5 emerging digital identities depending greatly on the uses and practices of electronic communication;
6 the territories redefined more and more by digital technology both in terms of heritage and culture.
Deadline for sumbission of paper: 31st of January 2016.