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August 2013

All of submitted TelSaTech 2013 papers will be peer reviewed by at least three reviewers and all of registered papers...


September 2013

International Workshop on Wireless Access Flexibility (WiFlex 2013) ...


October 2013

You are cordially invited to attend and to submit papers to the 4th International Conference on Recent Achievements in ...

Tirgu Mures,

November 2013

IFIP-ACEEE First International Conference on Recent Trends in Communication and Computer Networks - ComNet 2013, will...


NOV 20
You are invited to participate in The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Techn...


NOV 21
The Annual Conference on Social Studies, Communication and Education (ACSSC 2013) will be held from November 21 to...


December 2013

DEC 19
The 16th INMIC 2013 is being organized by the Department of Electrical Engineering, UET Lahore, in technical collaborat...


February 2014

FEB 10
The 2014 Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Aided System Engineering (APCASE) is hosted by Binus University of Technol...

South Kuta,

March 2014

MAR 19
IEEE ComNet'2014 - Call for Papers March 19 - March 22, 2014, Hammamet, Tunisia EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 30, 2013 ...


May 2014

The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications is ...


July 2014

JUL 26
First International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Network ( WiMNET 2014 ) July 26 ~ 27 , 2014 , Chennai , India Sc...


September 2014

SEP 24
The 14th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT 2014) will be held in Songdo Int...

South Korea

October 2014

OCT 11
The 2nd International Conference on Advances Technology in Telecommunication, Broadcasting, and Satellite 2014 (TelS...


OCT 22
Due to many requests, the paper submission deadline has been extended to August 7, 2014! Please note that this is a har...


OCT 27
CALL FOR PAPERS Workshop on CellulAR Traffic Offloading to Opportunistic Networks (CARTOON) 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsyl...


November 2014

The 2nd Annual Conference on Social Studies, Communication and Education (ACSSC 2014) will be held from November 7...

Kuala Lumpur,

December 2014

IEEE INMIC is a dynamic platform of annual international conference started in 1997. Organized with the purpose of brin...


The 6th IEEE International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services (IEEE MENS 2014), in conjunction wi...


DEC 10
Scope of the conference The recent growth of high speed wired/wireless access and LANs, functional wireless terminals ...

Mt. Fuji,

DEC 14
Call For Papers - The 1st International Workshop on Telco Data-driven Innovations (TELCO 2014) December 14th, 2014 She...


DEC 14
CALL FOR DEMOS, POSTERS AND EXHIBITIONS IN IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks an...

New Delhi

DEC 27
Sixth International Conference on Wireless & Mobile Networks ( WiMoNe-2014 ) December 27 ~ 28 , 2014 , Sydney , Austr...


DEC 27
Sixth International Conference on Networks & Communications ( NETCOM - 2014 ) December 27 ~ 28 , 2014 , Chennai , Indi...


March 2015

MAR 19
2015 3th International Conference on Information and Computer Networks (ICICN 2015) March 19-20, 2015 Florence, Italy h...


MAR 24
Dependable Medicine using advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based on Regulatory Science (RS) is t...


April 2015

APR 26
The workshop on Communication and Networking Techniques for Contemporary Video will take place during INFOCOM 2015 in H...

Hong Kong

May 2015

MAY 20
Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives University of Limerick, Ireland 20th-22nd May 2015 Con...


MAY 20
The European Wireless (EW) conference is a key venue for European researchers to get in touch with the latest trends i...


MAY 26
The International Technology Management Conference (ITMC2015) Manouba University May 26-28, 2015 » Hammamet, Tuni...


June 2015

The upcoming IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics – Taiwan, 2015 will be held from June 6th to 8th a...

Taiwan, Province Of China

JUN 14
CALL FOR PAPERS IEEE WoWMoM 2015 Sixteenth I...


JUN 27
Prospective authors are invited to by the deadline listed above submit original papers in the following areas Smar...


September 2015

SEP 18
The proposed conference on the above theme International Conference on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Computing ...


SEP 25
You are invited to participate in The South-East Europe Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, and ...


October 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS - RABAN 2015 6th International Workshop on Recent Advances in Broadband Access Networks ...

Czech Republic

OCT 15
ICHCLWT 2015 Conference is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, and students from around the world to ...

Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates

November 2015

Electrical Engineering 2015 anticipating more than 300 thought provoking presentations and eminent Keynote speakers. The...

València, Valencian Community,

NOV 30
You are invited to participate in The Second International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, an...

United Arab Emirates

December 2015

The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at UMass Boston is pleased to present the second annual Beacon fo...

United States

April 2016

APR 16
The conference is designed to bring the body of Christ together, to learn together and to grow together. We focus on ...

Fort Wayne, Indiana,
United States

APR 21
The Second Annual International Conference on Media and Mass Communications 2016 is the premier forum for the presentati...


APR 21
The Sixth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2016) Faculty of Enginee...


May 2016

MAY 22
Contributions: - regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library] - short papers (work in progress) [in the pr...

Valencia, Spain,

MAY 23
Welcome to the official website of the 3rd International Conference on Mobile and Wireless Technology (ICMWT2016). The c...

Jeju Island,
Korea (South)

July 2016

You are invited to participate in The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, and...

Russian Federation

JUL 26
Conference name: The 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications – ICETE 2016 Venue:...


September 2016

SEP 26
CALL FOR PAPERS Scope Ad hoc networks, which cover a variety of network paradigms for specific purposes, such as...


October 2016

OCT 14
International Conference “The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next” Toronto, October 14-16, 2016 Deadline for Submiss...


OCT 29
Welcome to the official website of The 6th International Conference on Information Communication and Management (ICICM 2...

University of Hertfordshire, UK,
United Kingdom

November 2016

NOV 14
The 4th Global Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2016 accepts papers in fifteen thematic areas with multiple re...

Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates,

December 2016

The 2016 International Academic Conference on Social Sciences (IACSS 2016) will be held during December 6-8, 2016 in Tok...


DEC 17
ICCNSCE 2016 is to bring together researchers from both network systems and Communication Engineering with the aim of e...


January 2017

JAN 15
Call for Papers Journal of Communication: Media Watch Index & Abstract Scopus, Elsevier, Ebsco Communication and Medi...


March 2017

MAR 13
Creativity recurs in the daily professional activities of each person, but also in relationships between individuals, wi...


April 2017

APR 10
The International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations (ITNG) is an annual event focusing on state of ...

Las Vegas, Nevada,
United States

APR 14
ISRC2017 is a leading international conference dedicated to quality in Journalism, Communication and Media Studies. Pres...

Amman ,

APR 20
We cordially invite you and your colleagues to submit original research papers and take part in the International Confer...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,

June 2017

The International Conference on Social Networks and Social Media (SNSM'17) aims to become the leading annual conference ...


JUN 23
Internet is being extended beyond its traditional boundaries through gradually incorporating a wide-range of challenging...

St. Petersburg,
Russian Federation

JUN 29
You may submit your research paper or may attend as GUEST. All registered papers will be published in SDIWC Digital L...


July 2017

JUL 11
You are invited to participate in The Seventh International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communicati...


JUL 19
The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Indonesia, with IEEE Conference Record Number #41332. The Society of ...


September 2017

Welcome to the 2nd International Symposium on Globalization and Media in Asia (SYGMA 2017). This is an international, pe...


October 2017

iDMAa CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN! The International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa) is pleased to announc...

Washington, District of Columbia,
United States

"JOURNALISM, MEDIA AND MASS COMMUNICATION AT THE CROSSROADS" Today’s media exist in an age of challenging dichotomi...


OCT 12
Tourism! Agri-Tourism, Birth Tourism, Creative Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Dark Tourism, Doom Tourism, Educational Touri...

Arusha City,
Tanzania, United Republic

November 2017



2017 2nd International Conference on Communication and Information Systems (ICCIS 2017)SCOPUS, EI Compendex Wuhan, Chin...


AfricaCom is the essential must attend event of the year. Bigger and more comprehensive than ever before, with a broade...

Cape Town,
South Africa

NOV 13
Call for Papers Second International Conference on Advanced Wireless Information, Data, and Communication Technol...


January 2018

JAN 23
International Conference on Advancement in Inventive Engineering and Technology (ICAIET 2017) is being organized on 23rd...


March 2018

MAR 19
ICASECS 2018 is to provide an excellent platform for both academicians and practitioners to share their experience and k...


May 2018

MAY 18
The objective of 2nd ICNCCT 2016 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial...


MAY 24
ICFCCS 2018 is the premier Future Computing & Communication Networking conference, providing a forum for researchers, p...


June 2018

JUN 20
International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA) ISS...


JUN 20
International Journal of Next-Generation Networks (IJNGN) ISSN : 0975-7023 (Online); 0975-7252 ( Print ) http://ww...


July 2018

Conference official website: Meeting time:July 6-9, 2018 Meeting place:China · Chengdu ...


JUL 30
This conference is a premier forum for electrical engineering and Electronic Engineering researchers and professionals t...


September 2018

SEP 11
The main aim of Satcomm Conference is to bring together leading academic Scientists, Space Researchers, Business Delegat...


October 2018

OCT 22
Currently, computer science educators share educational material, but this process is unstructured and does not shared m...


OCT 22
"JOURNALISM, MEDIA AND MASS COMMUNICATION AT THE CROSSROADS" Today’s media exist in an age of challenging dichotomi...


OCT 22
Today’s media exist in an age of challenging dichotomies: truth versus 'post-truth', facts versus 'alternative facts...


OCT 24
【Date】Oct 24 (Wed)-26(Fri), 2018 【Venue】Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center 【Theme】IMPACT on Artificial Intel...

Taiwan, Province Of China

November 2018

4th International Conference ComSymbol "Believe in Technology: Mediatization of the Future and the Future of Mediatizati...


December 2018

History: Good News! The conference proceedings of ICCC 2015 and ICCC 2016 have been indexed by Ei-compendex and Scopus...


DEC 13
International Conference on Smart Systems and Inventive Technology (ICSSIT 2019) is being organized by Francis Xavier En...


DEC 22
Publication: Accepted and registered full papers will be published into conference proceedings. The proceedings will be...


DEC 24
ICCNCE 2018 Conference aims to bring together researches and to provide an international forum for the sharing, exchang...


DEC 28
Publication: After a careful reviewing process, all accepted papers after proper registration and presentation, will be...


DEC 29
Mass-Comm. - 2018 warmly welcomes each one of the individuals and supporters from worldwide to attend our inaugural ed...


January 2019

The main idea of the International Conference on Inventive Computing and Applications [ICICA 2019] is to bring together ...

Pattaya City,

JAN 10
3rd International Conference on Inventive Systems and Control (ICISC 2019) is being organized on 10-11 January 2019 by J...


JAN 19
Jan-19, 2019, Kolkata, India|126th International Conference on Electronics,Optical and Magnetic Materials Organized ...


February 2019

FEB 12
International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) is an international platform for scholar...


FEB 18
EXTENDED CFP: “How Higher Education Should Respond to Fake News and the Post-Truth World” Fake news, a generic te...

United States

FEB 23
★ History: ◥ICCCS 2015 Kanyakumari, India | November 2-3, 2015 Publisher: IEEE Press (ISBN:978-1-4673-9756-8)...


March 2019

MAR 30
All selected papers will be published in International Journal having ISSN No. in print version and online version and...

New Delhi, India,

April 2019

APR 12
◥ Keynote Speaker & Invited Speaker: * Prof. Yutaka Ishibashi (Chair of IEEE Nagoya Section) Nagoya Institute of T...


APR 15
The Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG) organizes its 5th Annual International Conference on Communication and...


June 2019

JUN 18
EuCNC 2019 is the 28th edition of a successful series of technical conferences in the field of Telecommunications, spons...

Valencia, Spain,

July 2019

Conference official website: Meeting time:July 07-09, 2019. Meeting place:Okinawa, Japan. Ho...


JUL 10
This conference will examine the phenomenon of fake news and its use and abuse by governments, private entities and soci...


JUL 30
All registered papers will be published in Springer Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies. ...


August 2019

AUG 29
4th International Conference on Inventive Computation Technologies (ICICT 2019) is being organized by RVS Technical Camp...



by Wilson F. Ozuem


There has been a lot of interest among marketing practitioners and researchers in the concept of marketing communications as related to computer-mediated marketing environments as a result of the commercialization of the World Wide Web (WWW) as a marketing and communication medium. Despite growing interest, there is a dearth of research on the processual nature of communication between marketers and consumers. The overall aim of this study, therefore, is to expand our understanding of marketing communication within the computer-mediated marketing environments. This understanding is achieved in the thesis by incorporating ideas from traditional marketing communication models those based on a one-way, general outbound, linear model in which marketers deliver communication to customers and pr...

A Sociological Theory of Communication

The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-Based Society

by Loet Leydesdorff


Networks of communication evolve in terms of reflexive exchanges. The codification of these reflections in language, that is, at the social level, can be considered as the operating system of society. Under sociologically specifiable conditions, the discursive reconstructions can be expected to make the systems under reflection increasingly knowledge-intensive. This sociological theory of communication is founded in a tradition that includes Giddens' (1979) structuration theory, Habermas' (1981) theory of communicative action, and Luhmann's (1984) proposal to consider social systems as self-organizing. The study also elaborates on Shannon's (1948) mathematical theory of communication for the formalization and operationalization of the non-linear dynamics. The development of scientif...

Practical English Writing in Technical Communication

Exemplars and Learning-Oriented Assessments

by Tsze Sun Li


This book is the second in a series of two about developing proficiency in English business and technical communication. University students and teachers in courses such as Technical Communication, Advanced Business Communication, and Practical English Writing will find this book instrumental to improving their understanding of or instruction in written English communication skills. The book comprises six units: (1) Employment-Related Communication; (2) Summaries, (3) Definitions, Descriptions, Instructions, Guides, and Manuals; (4) Proposals; (5) Reports; (6) Tenders/ Advertisements, Brochures, Questionnaires, and Web Pages. Each unit is organized with three components: (A) Introduction (of text type), (B) Exemplars (with notes), and (C) Practice Tasks. The Practice Tasks are designe...

by Ralf Muller


Communication is frequently identified in the literature as a major factor impacting Information Technology (IT) project failure. The importance of communication is amplified in buyer - seller relationships through the long-term impact of project failures on the future business of IT vendors with their customers.The formal communication between IT project sponsors from buyer firms and project managers from IT vendor firms within business to business markets is investigated through this study. Typical communication patterns between project sponsor and manager in high and low performing projects are identified. The antecedents of these patterns are assessed and the effectiveness of project sponsor - manager communication investigated. A multi-method approach is used with a quantitative analy...

by Grace Hui Chin Lin


The purpose of this study was to identify what were Taiwanese University English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners’ perceptions about learning communication strategies. This study collected qualitative data about students’ beliefs and attitudes as they learned communication strategies. The research question guiding the study was: What are Taiwanese University EFL learners’ perceptions about learning communication strategies? Twenty-four university students were trained for 10 weeks to use strategies in Faerch and Kasper’s (1983a) taxonomy, and seven volunteers were interviewed. None of the students majored in English but were enrolled in a required Basic English course in a Freshman English Non-Majors’ (FENM) program in Agriculture College at Tunghai University. In the middle...

by Joohoan Kim


Deliberative democracy can be defined as a political system based on citizens' voluntary and free discussions on public issues. Most scholars have discussed deliberative democracy within normative boundaries. However, based primarily on Katz's interpretation of Tarde, this study finds the concept of public sphere a useful framework for operationalizing the normative concept of deliberative democracy, since the four components of the public sphere-news media use, interpersonal communication, opinion formation, and political participation-provide us with empirically testable categories. This study tests the validity of theories of deliberative democracy through examining the inter-relationships among the four components of the public sphere. Methodologically, it includes a set of 63 items to...

by Emmanuel Mushayikwa


The aim of this research was to investigate the perceived impact of ICT on Zimbabwean A-level science and mathematics teachers' self-directed professional development. The study was based on a questionnaire survey of 254 teachers throughout the country. Supplementary data came from 54 interviews. Some observations of teachers using ICT in teacher-centres, e-mail correspondence, and field reports also contributed to the database of the study. An analysis framework was developed through the use of grounded theory on the interview transcripts. The framework yielded 9 themes relating to the teachers' use of ICT for their professional development. These were: (1) perceived professional identity; (2) career development; (3) Managing the ICT environment; (4) theoretical and content knowledge; (5...

Modern Nature

Essays on Environmental Communication

by Luke Strongman


This book presents ten essays about environmental communication. Chapter one introduces the concept of environmental communication and the ways in which it was conceived, imagined, and developed as a form of interdisciplinary enquiry. Chapter two explores the concept of green communication and education for the sustainable development movement. Chapter three is concerned with one of the major underlying socio-cultural influences of the human/nature divide: that of anthropomorphic or anthropogenic reasoning. Chapter four takes an ecological view of economics and develops an argument for the place of economic intangibles in the modern political economy. Chapters five and six explore specialist aspects of environmental communication practices: Chapter five is concerned with the contexts of ps...

Modulated Measurement and Engineering Systems for Microwave Power Transistors

Characterisation and Linearisation of Nonlinear Microwave Devices for Wireless Communication Systems

by Muhammad Akmal Chaudhary, Ph.D.


The complexity requirements of future wireless communication systems now indeed demand a more general theoretically robust design methodology for nonlinear circuits, such as the power amplifiers. The present design methodology for nonlinear Radio Frequency components and circuits has become a key hindrance in the evaluation, development and testing of modern communication systems. The fundamental nature of this engineering challenge makes it highly unlikely to be addressed within the competitive Radio Frequency industry with short-term profitability, time to market and risk aversion considerations.The book, therefore, includes developing advanced waveform measurement setups, multi-tone measurement techniques, characterization and modelling of nonlinear distortion in microwave power transis...

The Hidden Psychology of Our Talking

Predicate-Equating Cognition and its Role in Communication

by David W. Shave


This book introduces the concept of the "unconscious entity" and reveals it as the most important concept in psychology. The book begins by presenting that the basic emotional need of humans is the need to be emotionally comfortable. Anything, that makes us emotionally uncomfortable, is a frustration of our basic emotional need, that then produces anger. The bigger the frustration, the more anger is produced. If that anger is not immediately expressed, it becomes repressed, and then stored in our mind as "unconscious entity," making any unwanted feeling we have, more unwanted. Unconscious entity arises from our unexpressed anger. It manifests itself as unwanted feelings. The feeling we least want is the very feeling most likely to be produced by our unexpressed anger. To reduce the intensi...

Maintaining Stable Friendships

An Investigation of Strategic and Routine Communication

by David A. Cichocki


Other investigators have surmised that different types of relationships use diverse maintenance strategies in order to keep the relationship in existence. This study examines relational maintenance strategies that people use specifically in the relationship known as friendship. Five adult friendship couples were interviewed for maintenance strategies they use to sustain their friendship. The discussions were recorded and transcribed. The Constant Comparison method was used to compare and contrast the data in order to discover strategies unique to friendships. Results revealed seven strategies including Openness; Approach to Conflict; Identification; Admiration; Togetherness; and Sense of Continuance. These friendship strategies are uniquely utilized, and therefore distinctive, to the re...

The Politics of Death

A Sociological Analysis of Revolutionary Communication

by Michael J. Blain,


This dissertation reports the results of a sociological analysis of the narrative form and functions of revolutionary discourse. Chapter I poses two questions: How do representations of death function in political processes? How do signifiers of violent death function in the structure of revolutionary statements? Chapter II reviews relevant sociological concepts and articulates a dramatistic political-sociology of death, concepts mainly derived from Emile Durkheim, Robert Hertz, and Arnold van Gennep on death and the sacred, Max Weber on violence and politics, and Burke, Duncan, and Edelman's view of politics as symbolic action. Chapter III presents the results of a formal, narrative, and semiotic analysis of a large sample of revolutionary statements ( Saussure, Levi-Strauss, Foucault...

Language Choice in Interracial Marriages

The Case of Filipino-Malaysian Couples

by Francisco Perlas Dumanig


Language choice has become a common phenomenon in interracial encounters in which speakers are always faced with the challenge of choosing an appropriate language in various domains of communication. In multilingual and multiracial societies, language choice can sometimes be crucial because of its social, political, and economic impact on the speakers. Even in the smallest unit of a society which is the family, language choice plays an important role particularly in interactions between husbands and wives who come from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. It is therefore the objective of this research to examine the language choice in interracial couples' communication. More specifically, this research examines the language choice, accommodation strategies, and code switching pat...

by Praneel Chand


This thesis focuses on the development of an artificial intelligence system for a heterogeneous ensemble of mobile robots. Many robots in the ensemble may have limited processing, communication, sensing, and/or actuation capabilities. This means that each robot may not be able to execute all tasks that are input to the system. A hierarchical system is proposed to permit robots with superior processing and communication abilities to assign tasks and coordinate the less computationally able robots. The limited processing robots may also utilise the resources of superior robots during task execution. Effective task allocation and coordination should result in efficient execution of a global task. Many existing approaches to robot task allocation assume expert knowledge for task specification....

The Challenge of Scientometrics

The Development, Measurement, and Self-Organization of Scientific Communications

by Loet Leydesdorff


Scientometrics--the quantitative study of scientific communication--challenges science and technology studies by demonstrating that organized knowledge production and control is amenable to measurement. First, the various dimensions of the empirical study of the sciences are clarified in a methodological analysis of theoretical traditions, including the sociology of scientific knowledge and neo-conventionalism in the philosophy of science. Second, the author argues why the mathematical theory of communication enables us to address crucial problems in science and technology studies, both on the qualitative side (e.g., the significance of a reconstruction) and on the quantitative side (e.g., the prediction of indicators). A comprehensive set of probabilistic entropy measures for stu...

Emergency Medical Systems

Prehospital Trauma Care for Landmine and Ordnance Blast Injuries in Afghanistan

by Zohra Jalal


A formal training program with theoretical and practical components is essential for all emergency medical personnel involved in providing care for critically injured patients. Communication, effective first aid, and on time transportation to a health center play a major role in improving quality of care for critically injured patients. Using life experience examples, participants in the study emphasized the importance of each factor on the delivery of quality care for critically injured patients. Recommendations based on the study findings included two main categories. The first category illustrated recommendations to stakeholders, and the second category reflected recommendations for further study. Stakeholders in this study included healthcare leaders in Afghanistan, healthcare profess...

by Maurizio Mancini


Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) are a new type of computer interface which have human-like bodies and conversational skills. Users interacting with agents will be more engaged and participative if the agents exhibit behaviors which look coherent across different situations and emotional states. In the present work, we aim at increasing agents' believability by looking at two main aspects of the problem: - an agent must be able to show its emotional state and communicative intentions not only through specific facial expressions, gestures, etc., but also by varying the quality of its movements (e.g., their speed, amplitude, etc.) and the choice of the modalities that are used to communicate; - the agent must maintain a distinctive behavior, that is, its global behavior tendency has ...

Joyce's Finnegans Wake

The Curse of Kabbalah Volume 6

by John P. Anderson


This sixth in a series continues this non-academic author’s ground-breaking word by word analysis of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. This volume covers all of the long chapter 2.3 with the intent to explore its 80 pages as an art object. Coming off the last chapter about children, the role performed in the case of children by over-bearing parents is taken over by imperialistic forces in the case of adults. The imperialists consume weak adult spirits by telling them what to do. Anal-retentive children become passive/aggressive adults under the direction of imperialists. They are the “head liners” in this chapter. The spirit imperialists in this chapter range from the church allowing you to experience the joy of sexual intercourse only in the harness of the properly married sta...

Economic Democracy

Emerging Determinants of Economic & Social Prosperity

by Frank DiMeglio


How a nation or region develops is infallibly linked to how well it can deliver ideas, information and data throughout its population. The greater the freedom to send, receive and synthesize information, the more likely a given country is to have a higher standard of living as measured by per capita income and other economic indicators. This study demonstrates that the economic development of a nation or region is connected to its ability to transport said intelligence in a highly expeditious and economic manner. Without this ability, technological development and the exchange / flow of ideas are intrinsically hampered and directly impacts economic development. In order to demonstrate this thesis, nations were classified via their respective technology IQ’s or information quotie...

by Jeffrey R. Young


The theory of the commodity is used by critical theorists to explain the general organization and development of capitalist society. It was originally proposed by Marx, and subsequently developed by Lukacs and later Adorno and the Frankfurt School. Media scholars such as Dallas Smythe, Judith Williamson, Robert Goldman and Eileen Meehan have identified the commodity structure in several forms throughout the process of mass communication. Although commodity theory is not always articulated as a part of critical studies, it is useful for understanding the process of mass communication under capitalism. By investigating the dynamics of market processes and cultural innovation, this paper shows where the theory of the commodity fits into Critical Media Studies and suggests where some productiv...

by Jean-Pierre K. Bongila


This study examined the institutional advancement programs of successful American private/Catholic universities, two private universities in the United Sates, and two institutions in the Congo. Funding strategies constitute the backbone of advancement programs for successful American private universities/colleges. This study also investigated the funding mechanisms that successful private universities in the United States utilized to obtain philanthropic dollars. Further, the research assessed the roles of the successful private university presidents and trustees, and determined how public relations impacted the institutional advancement results of those institutions. Finally, the results of this investigation suggested practical applications for the Congolese/African universities. Grun...

Proceedings of the Multi-Conference 2011

2nd International Conference on Signals, Systems & Automation (ICSSA 2011) & 1st International Conference on Intelligent Systems & Data Processing (ICISD 2011)

by Dr. Himanshu B. Soni and Dr. Apurva Shah (editors-in-chief)


The International Conference on Signals, Systems and Automation (ICSSA 2011) aims to spread awareness in the research and academic community regarding cutting-edge technological advancements revolutionizing the world. The main emphasis of this conference is on dissemination of information, experience, and research results on the current topics of interest through in-depth discussions and participation of researchers from all over the world. The objective is to provide a platform to scientists, research scholars, and industrialists for interacting and exchanging ideas in a number of research areas. This will facilitate communication among researchers in different fields of Electronics and Communication Engineering. The International Conference on Intelligent System and Data Processing (I...

by Dr. Veneisha Johnson


The focus of this study was to gain an understanding of six military wives experiences while their husbands were deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. There were three themes that were derived from the literature and they were explored with the six wives: communication, reintegration, and self-esteem. The analysis of the research was qualitative, utilizing a phenomenological approach, consisting of structured interviews for the participants whose husbands were deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. To analyze the data Giorgio’s (1985) phenomenological approach was used. The structured interviews were used to explore and gain an understanding of how the three themes impacted the wives while their husbands were deployed. The results showed that all three themes impacted the wives...

Recovering Argument

A Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing

by Richard E. Mezo


Recovering Argument is a textbook or handbook that sounds a revolutionary call to teachers and students of rhetoric, asking, as it implicitly does, for a return to reason as the basis of all argument. The implied purpose of the book is to recover argument from its current status among teachers, who often view composition as a merely personal exercise, with an emphasis upon "invention" (now the most important part of so-called "process" writing). It attempts to provide a framework for understanding discourse and its position and function in a democratic society. In addition to calling for a return to reason, Recovering Argument suggests new models and approaches to the teaching of writing. A model of communication (a "humanistic" model) is offered as a replacement for the widely-accept...

Educational Qualifications of Middle-Grade School Teachers

What Principals of Schools Along the Texas-Mexico Border Seek in New Hires

by Mike F. Desiderio


Principals of middle-grade schools in port of entry communities along the Texas-Mexico border were surveyed to learn about the education and preparational experiences these principals believed novice teachers should have before coming to teach in their schools. Demographic data about themselves, teachers, students and middle-grade schools, along with suggestions for improving Texas teacher education programs were also obtained. Mexican Americans were the dominant ethnic group and culture in these schools for principals, teachers and students. Principals were mostly male, well educated, and certified for the position they held. Student populations ranged from 437--1,603 in rural, urban and suburban settings. Eighty-two percent of the student population participated in the Federal Free ...

The Microcosm Within

Evolution and Extinction in the Hologenome

by William B. Miller, Jr.


You are not what you think you are. New research is transforming how we understand ourselves—from a singular 'self' to a vast cooperative, co-dependent and collaborative network of cellular environments and ecologies—a microcosm within. From this unique perspective, a startling revision of evolutionary theory unfurls. Sharply reasoned and certain to be controversial, The Microcosm Within takes its readers on a sweeping scientific journey that reorganizes our thinking about our biological selves, evolution, and extinction. Darwin has dominated evolution for over a century. But many issues remain puzzling—What is the origin of self-sacrifice? Does natural selection really account for evolution? Why is homosexuality commonplace in the animal kingdom? Why were the arms of Tyrannosau...

Genres and Genre Theory in Transition

Specialized Discourses across Media and Modes

by Giuliana Garzone & Cornelia Ilie (eds.)


This volume collects a series of studies focusing on the evolution of text genres in corporate and professional communication. Genre change is explored in various contexts under the pressure of the increasing importance of new media and the profound social changes that have occurred in the last few decades. Theoretical issues are also raised and discussed, highlighting the need to reconsider the repertoire of conventions traditionally identified in each specific genre, and to reassess and update the analytical tools used to investigate them about three decades after the emergence of genre analysis.

The Politics of Transnational Television

Beyond the Cultural Imperialism Question

by Austin O. Ogunsuyi


The central focus of this study is to provide an improved basis for articulating the politics of transnational television and its potentials for improving relations among nations. In this context, the politics of transnational television means the decision-making process that determines the degree of freedom of the press tolerated by individual governments and how that could affect broadcasting mode and attitudes toward other nations.The motivation for this research stems from a conviction that the cultural imperialism perspective on the nature and modes of transnational television are erroneous and therefore susceptible to a wide and often misleading theoretical assumption, with wide ranged implications.In reevaluating the concept of cultural imperialism, some fundamental questions are ...

The Knowledge-Based Economy

Modeled, Measured, Simulated

by Loet Leydesdorff


How can an economy based on something as volatile as knowledge be sustained? The urgency of improving our understanding of a knowledge-based economy provides the context and necessity of this study. In a previous study entitled A Sociological Theory of Communications: The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-based Society (2001) the author specified knowledge-based systems from a sociological perspective. In this book, he takes this theory one step further and demonstrates how the knowledge base of an economic system can be operationalized, both in terms of measurement and by providing simulation models. The measurement instruments are applied to the German and Dutch economies and elaborated in terms of regional and sectorial differences. The knowledge base is specified in th...

by Anthony T. Russo


This dissertation summarizes research that focused on the new hire process for a targeted population within the Computer/Telephony Industry. The primary objective of this research was to determine how to build and maintain an effective employee/employer partnership that helped ensure employee loyalty. The research design was taken from the theoretical framework of Vroom's Work Motivation model adapted using Dunnette's work with relevant job features along with Scott's theories on Jablin's model of organization-wide communications. The study examined survey responses for importance and expectation/realization ratings of 15 job features given by 150 newly hired individuals at their new hire orientation and then at the individual's eight month anniversary. In addition, focus group session...