1st International Conference on Semiotics and Visual Communication


1st International Conference on Semiotics and Visual Communication

Date: 25-Nov-2011 – 27-Nov-2011

Location: Limassol, Cyprus

The department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts of the Cyprus University of
Technology is organizing the 1st International Conference on Semiotics and
Visual Communication themed ‘From Theory to Practice’ (25-27 November
2011). The conference aims at exploring the broad subject of semiotics in a
wide sense, aspiring to bring together researchers and practitioners who
study and evaluate the ways that semiotic theories can be analyzed,
perceived and applied in the context of various forms in visual communication.

Keynote Speakers:

-Theo van Leeuwen, Professor, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

-Gregory Paschalidis, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, School of
Journalism and Mass Communications, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thematic areas

The conference is categorized into 6 main thematic areas, under the scope
of Semiotics and:

– Design for Print applications
– Design for Screen based media
– Design for three-dimensional products
– Pedagogy of Visual Communication
– Architecture and Spatial design
– Visual Arts

Some indicative issues include, but are not limited to Semiotics and:

– Typography, Editorial design, Publishing, Advertising, Packaging and
Information design.
– Interface and web design, Multimedia design and interactive applications,
Animation, Motion graphics and Kinetic-typography.
– Product design, Jewelry design, Fashion and Textile design.
– Architecture, Interior design, Landscape architecture, Scientific mapping
and mental maps.
– Photography, Illustration, Painting, New-media art, Video, Film, Cinema
and Television.

The official languages of the conference are Greek and English.

Speakers are invited to engage with the above thematic areas, and should
describe original work, either completed historical or theoretical research
or significant work in progress. Individual papers will be allocated 30
minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion).

Submissions will be reviewed on the basis of extended abstracts between 400
and 600 words, to be received by e-mail no later than the 2nd of May 2011.

Abstracts must include the thematic area, the title of the paper, the full
name/s, together with author/s brief c.v. of no more than 200 words,
institutional and e-mail addresses of all authors and a telephone number
for at least one contact author. Authors will be notified by the 6th of
June 2011 about review results for their submissions. Publication
opportunities of extended versions of a selected range of papers will be
considered in the form of an edited book.

For abstract submission and proposal inquiries please contact:

Evripides Zantides, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus, Department of
Multimedia and Graphic Arts, e-mail: evripides.zantidescut.ac.cy

The abstract proposals can be in Greek or English and should include the
following information:

– Thematic choice
– Title of paper
– Author/s name/s, institution/s and country/ies, email address/es, one
telephone number
– Abstract (between 400 and 600 words)
– Brief CV (of no more than 200 words)

Conference site: http://www.cut.ac.cy/icsvc/

Registration:

The conference fee for all three days is 50 Euros. Registrations are made
online.
Deadline for registration-authors: July 15th, 2011
Deadline for registration-participants: November 1st 2011

Scientific Committee:

Savvas Christodoulides, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Arts,
Frederic University
Anastasia Christodoulou, Assistant Professor in Semiotics, Department of
Italian Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Antonis Danos, Lecturer, Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus
University of Technology
Matthew Hobson, Senior Lecturer, Graphic Design, London Metropolitan University
Marianna Kafaridou, Associate Professor, Department of Design and
Multimedia, University of Nicosia
Evangelos Kourdis, Lecturer, Department of French Language and Literature,
Section of Translation, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos, Professor Emeritus, Department of Architecture,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Corresponding Member of the Academy
of Athens
Jeff Leak, Course Leader, Graphic Communication, University of Wolverhampton
Paul Middleton, Dean, School of the Arts, University of Northampton
Arafat Al Naim, Associate Professor, Faculty of Art and Design, Zarqa
University
Grigoris Paschalidis, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and
Media, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Marios Phocas, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University
of Cyprus
Evripides Zantides, Assistant Professor, Department of Multimedia and
Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology

Organizing Committee:

Monika Herodotou, Special Teaching Staff, Department of Multimedia and
Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology
Eleftheria Iasonos, Graphic Designer
Theseas Mouzouropoulos, Special Teaching Staff, Department of Multimedia
and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology
Aspasia Papadima, Lecturer, Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts,
Cyprus University of Technology
Ioanna Tymbiotou, Special Scientist, Department of Multimedia and Graphic
Arts, Cyprus University of Technology
Evripides Zantides, Assistant Professor, Department of Multimedia and
Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology
Panayiotis Zaphiris, Associate Professor, Department of Multimedia and
Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology

 

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