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6th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2021), 1-5 August 2021, in Athens, Greece

Date of the event: 01-05 August 2021

The Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG) organizes its

with the endorsement of King Graduate School at Monroe College, USA & Media Informatics Lab, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

coming 5-8-2021

After the organization of seven (7) successful Annual International Conferences (see the Previous Conferences of COMinG), the 6th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2021) aims to provide an opportunity for academics, professionals, and industry experts from various fields, with cross-disciplinary interests, to discuss the future directives and innovations in communication and management.

We seek to build bridges between academia and professionals in the domains treated by this interdisciplinary conference. As a result, in addition to traditional panels, we welcome ideas for laboratories, workshops, and seminars to demonstrate projects, exchange and discuss ideas, and share best practices in relation to the conference themes.

This year, apart from our face-to-face conference, we also propose and promote online participation, as some countries/participants might still face travel restrictions. Even if remote participation will only require half the normal registration fee, we will do our best to give participants equal possibilities to exchange, share, and communicate, like the F2F participants.

This year we propose four thematic panels, with the purpose to cover four important themes:

Conference Organisers/ Leaders

  • Dr.Margarita Kefalaki, President COMinG & Hellenic Open University, Greece.
  • Dr.Michael A. Altamirano, Vice President of Strategic Management, COMinG & Professor, King Graduate School, Monroe College, USA.
  • Dr.Carolin Rekar Munro, Vice President of Leadership Development, COMinG & Professor of Leadership, Faculty of Management, Royal Roads University, Canada.
  • Dr.Michael Nevradakis, Adjunct Communication Instructor, Deree-The American College of Greece.
  • Dr.Katerina Diamantaki, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator – MA in Digital Communication and Social Media DEREE-The American College of Greece.
  • Dr.Carlos E. Rios-Collazo, Adjunct Professor, King Graduate School of Urban Studies and Applied Research, Monroe College, New York, USA.
  • Dr.Ioanna Vovou, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, Greece.
  • Dr.Bradley Freeman, Head, Department of Communication, Sunway University, Malaysia.
  • Dr.Mohsen Bensalem Brahmi, FEM Sfax University, Co-Editor-in-Chief Strategy & Development Review, Tunisia.
  • Dr.Asha Kaul, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Dr.Andreas Veglis, Professor, and Head, Media Informatics Lab and School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Dr.Khaled Gaweesh, Assistant Dean, College of Communication, University of Sharjah, UAE.
  • Dr.Arif Yildirim, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey.

This year presenters can either propose a paper presentation, or a poster, participate at a round table discussion, propose a workshop, etc. Please find here all the different formats you can propose for this conference. For paper presentations, please submit your abstract by email to registration@coming.gr  , in .doc file using ICCM2020_Abstract_template. Decisions are reached within 2 weeks after the abstract submission. Deadline to register and to submit full papers will be specified in your acceptance letter.

In case you would like to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organise a panel (session, mini conference), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, President, Communication Institute of Greece & V. Professor, Hellenic Open University (kefalaki.margarita@ac.eap.gr).

Please take a look at the Provisional Conference Program

Submissions deadline for ALL formats proposals: Tuesday 16 March 2021

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings online with ISBN (abstract book /conference proceedings).
Selected papers, after the peer review process, will have various possibilities to be published :

*Journal of Education, Innovation and Communication (JEICOM)

*Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching (JALT)

*Cambridge Scholars

*Strategy and Development Review

*Journal of Media Critiques [JMC]

Conference Topics
Papers can broadly include topics in the areas of Communication and Management. To be more precise, topics are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:

COMMUNICATION    Rhetoric communication, Mass Communication, Political Communication, Cultural and Intercultural Communication, Advertising, Journalism, Business Communication, Communication Technology & Digital Media, Communication and education, Crisis/risk communication, Internal communication, Health communication, PR,  Ethics Communication and negotiation, Media Studies, Corporate Communication, Film, Communication in General, Communication education and curriculum development (CECD), Communications advocacy and activism (CAA) , etc.
MANAGEMENT     Event Management, Cultural Management, Enterprise Resource   Management, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Leadership   Management, Performance Management, Risk Management, Health Management, Media Management, Knowledge Management, Management creativity and Innovation, Advertising and Brand Management, Strategic Management, Financial Service Management & Banking Management, Investment and Portfolio Management, Risk and Insurance Management, Management, Supply Chain Management Information Technology Management, Managing People, Managing Yourself, Human Resource Management, Decision Making Management, Productivity Management, Management competencies, Problem-solving, Team building, Change management.
 PANELS    We propose (4) four thematic panels:
a) Panel on ‘International Leadership and Management’
b) Panel on “Multidisciplinary Approaches to New Media Technologies”
c) Panel on ‘New Horizons in Journalism’
d) Panel on Sustainable development
The registration fee is €400 (euro), covering access to all sessions, welcome drink, 2 lunches, coffee breaks, and conference material.

Conference Venue – Conference Hotel- Activities
Special arrangements are made with a local luxurious hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. The conference hotel will also be our conference venue, which is very convinient for our participants. In addition, a number of special events are organized: Greek symposium with traditional food, and dance, a social dinner, a special Athens educational tour, a one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and Poros visit, and a day trip to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

The Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG) was established in 2003 in France. Based in Greece since 2013, it is an independent academic association that has for mission to become a forum, where academics, researchers, and professionals – from all over the world – can meet in Greece to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

You are more than welcome to become a member and contribute to the Institute’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form).

For any information/proposal etc., please send us an email at info@coming.gr