Call for Papers, Posters and Presentations

Authors, researchers, scientists and educators from the International Circle of Educational Institutes for Graphic Arts, Technology and Management; Graphic Communication Education Association; PrintED Consortium; research institutes; and, graphic communication industry, are invited to submit results of their research for presentation at the 47th IC Conference, July 5-10, 2015.

The conference theme for this year is “The Release of Graphic Communication 3.5.” It is no secret that this industry has experienced a great paradigmatic shift over the past 100 years. From letterpress, to lithography, to the advent of the Macintosh to digital printing, and the emergence of the Web—printed matter—and the subsequent uses for it have indeed changed. As with any change, however, innovation must prevail. With three great transitions, our ability to adapt has remained incremental. And so, as we attempt to prepare for the next big shift we do so in anticipation of version 3.5. What will it be and how will we, as educators, prepare students of the future for a workforce of the future in an industry that has been so prominent in the existence of humanity.

Therefore, the objective of the conference is to address questions related to emerging fields in Graphic Communication and Media Technology. Topics will explore the latest developments in design and technology used for mobile, online, and print media, as well as the educational consequences of these developments.

In addition to paper and poster presentations, in compliance with GCEA traditions, workshops will also be welcomed. Cal Poly Graphic Communication department has two modern Apple Computer Labs complete with the latest versions of Adobe Creative Suite and other applicable software applications. Additionally, smaller breakout session rooms will be made available for workshop presentations that will be scheduled to run simultaneously with other events during the main two days.

IC 2015–Call for Papers and Poster Presentation

Authors willing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract of 300 to 500 words, including 3-5 keywords. The conference review committee will select papers for presentation.

For more information regarding the call for papers, the submission of abstracts, and the peer-review process, please contact Howard Vogl, Chair of the Conference Review Committee at

IC 2015—Call for Workshop Presentations

Presenters interested in facilitating a hands-on workshop to demonstrate new and innovative technologies, skills, methodologies in graphic communication education are invited to submit proposals complete with workshop title, learning objectives, classroom, hardware, and software requirements, and targeted audience. Each workshop will be scheduled for 50 minutes. Authors willing to present a workshop at the conference should submit an abstract of 300 to 500 words, including 3-5 keywords. The conference review committee will select papers for presentation.

To submit a proposal for consideration, please submit it to Howard Vogl, Chair of the Conference Review Committee at

Suggested Topics

Media Convergence and the Future of Reading

The relation of print, online, mobile media, social media, cross media publishing, and content management to the future of reading

Graphic Communication Technology

Layout, prepress, conventional and digital printing technologies, developments in ink and substrates

Media Management and Business Environments

Workflow management for print, electronic and cross media environments, JDF, lean manufacturing, and entrepreneurship in media

Graphic Communication and Media Education

Key competences for the media professionals of tomorrow, the structure of technical, vocational and higher education in graphic communication

Media Design

The role of typography, color, images, layout, and user interface design in print and electronic media

Packaging Design and Production

Innovative packaging design for enhanced appearance and brand identity, new packaging production techniques

Printed Electronics and Functional Printing

Trends in printed electronics, security, and functional printing applications

Submission of Abstracts and Manuscripts

Submit an abstract of 300 to 500 words, which may include figures, clearly stating the content of the paper. The abstract should be written in English and it should contain: The title, the topic of the paper clearly stated and 3-5 keywords, relevant to the paper.

• Complete contact information for the author(s): full name(s), affiliation, address, telephone number, and email address.

• In addition submit a short bio of the principal author and/or presenter of the paper (up to 100-words).

• The abstract including all above information must be submitted through the online submission form.

Abstracts may be submitted until May 15, 2015. Authors of papers submitted, will be advised of the results of the peer review process no later than Friday, May 29, 2015.

Full Paper Submission - Instructions for Authors

Accepted abstracts will be recommended to the following peer-reviewed journals for full paper publication review: IC Circular and the Visual Communication Journal. The journals will inform the authors for publication decisions.

• Accepted presentations including abstracts and full papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Conference Review Committee

Mr. Howard Vogl, Dr. Xiaoying Rong, and Ms. Lorraine Donegan