IV Congress of CiberSociety 2009. Analog crisis, digital future

Requirements for submissions

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Only original content

Submissions must be original and must not have been previously submitted to any other conferences.


All submissions must be accompanied by five key-words and an abstract in the original language of the submission. Besides, any submission must also present its title and abstract translated into English. All of this will be required fields in the electronic form used to submit the contributions, but it is recommended that participants have this information before beginning the submission process. In addition to the versions in the original language and in English, we also suggest the translation of the title and abstract of the submission into the other official languages of the conference, as long as the participants have previous knowledge of the languages and thus the translation process would not represent a problem.

Accepted languages for submissions

The working languages of the Conference and the ones in which the organization will accept submissions are: Catalan, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese and English.
The organization of the conference will provide an automatic translation system for all web submissions.

Accepted formats

For this edition of the conference, two new formats of submissions will be accepted, in addition to the traditional text format: videos and presentations.

  • Text: RTF, TXT, ODT, SWX, DOC 
  • Videos, audios and presentations: each user can choose the video/presentation hosting service that she/he prefers, and provide the URL where it can be accessed. It is required that the elected video/presentation hosting service provides embed code so it can be integrated into the platform of the conference (vimeo, youtube, bliptv, dailymotion, Odeo, libsyn, SlideShare, prezi, etc.).

In all the cases and formats, it is required that the submission is accompanied by an abstract (maximum 200 words) in the original language and in English.

How to submit a contribution

  • In the case of submission in text format, the electronic form will accept the following file formats: RTF, TXT, ODT, SWX, DOC, ZIP and RAR. The organization of the conference would like to suggest that authors use free formats for their submissions (RTF, TXT or ODT).
  • In the case of other formats (videos / presentations / audio) the URL where the submission is hosted should be sent to the coordinators of the Working Group, acording to the election of the participant (vimeo, youtube, bliptv , dailymotion, SlideShare, prezi, mindmeister, etc.). 

Extension of submissions

  • For submissions in text format, because of operational reasons and the general uniformity of the content, we recommend a minimum length of 10 double-spaced pages (approximately 3,000 words) and a maximum of 32 double-spaced pages (approximately 10,000 words). This is only a recommendation, since electronic format allows us to be as flexible in this aspect as the quality of the content suggests.
  • In the case of submission in video or audio format, it is recommended that you do not exceed 15 minutes of transmission.
  • Submissions in presentation format should not exceed 20 pages or slides (or equivalent schemes).

Complete submissions

This conference will accept only complete submissions from the very beginning of the call. That is, for a submission to be accepted it must be sent as a final and complete contribution. Because of formal issues, incomplete submissions, initial summaries or abstracts will not be accepted for consideration.

Deadline for submitting a contribution

The deadline for submitting a contribution will be October 5th, 2009.

Recommendations to articulate content

The Conference organizers believe that all the submissions should clearly explicit:
  • The object of study of the submission;
  • The relevance and interest of the specific subject matter, depending on the goals and approach of the working group;
  • Methodology and academic fields according to which the submission was developed.
  • To seek to end the presentation with conclusions regarding the topic of the submission.

Citations formats within the text

For communications in the form of text document, we recommend using citations within the text of the communication, in brackets, indicating the author's surname, year and page reference, for example:(AUTHOR, 1997: 101) or, also: (AUTHOR & COPYRIGHT: 1997: 101-105). Only use footnotes for citations if they give more information or comments on the appointment.

Formatting the bibliography

We recommend not to use indentations and use the following format for the preparation of bibliographies or similar:
  • Books:
    TURKLE, Sherry, 1997, Life on the screen. Identity in the age of the Internet, New York: Touchstone
  • Book chapters:
    STRATTON, John, 1997, "Cyberspace and the Globalization of Culture", en David PORTER (ed.), Internet Culture, New York & London: Routledge, pp. 253-275
  • Journal articles:
    STARRS, Paul F., 1997, "The sacred, the regional and the digital", en The Geographical Review, vol. 87, no. 2, pp. 193-218
  • Online article:
    Organismo Autónomo de Museos y Centros (1999, July 4th). Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos , [online]. Tenerife, España: Trujillo, W. M. Recovered June 23 2005, from http://www.mcc.rcanaria.es  

    Literature, citations and references for videos, audios and presentations

    If deemed necessary, a text file (RTF, TXT, ODT, SWX, DOC, ZIP and RAR) may be attached containing the bibliographic information, citations and references used in the submitted material.