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Prof. Andrea

Director of Master in
Social Comm. | Social Farming
University of Rome Tor Vergata

Workshop 01

Title: “Workshop Hybrid participation processes (on-site and digital). Problems and future perspectives”

Citizen participation processes are a crucial aspect for the maintenance and development of decision-making processes in territorial communities. The workshop addresses and discusses problems and opportunities of hybrid participation processes that use both on-site participatory communication facilitation methods and digital platforms for participation and decision-making.

Date : 16th March 2023

Time Duration : 45 Minutes


Co-founder Centre for Women’s Studies Mustafa Kemal University Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Feride Zeynep GÜDER, Ph.D's Bio
Assoc. Prof. Feride Zeynep GÜDER, Ph.D

Uskudar University

Workshop 02

Title: “The Rise of Cancel Culture: In search of Peace and Redemptive Discourse in Digital Media”

In this workshop, the rise of cancel culture in digital media will be analysed in the context of Turkish politics. While the polarization among people deepens, the possibility of peace and redemptive discourse is lessening. There appears a digital media trend that has a threatening language and aggressive mood for immigrants, political rivals, and enemies. To combat that culture and trend, counter-hate culture activities can be applied to increase the possibility of sustainable peace and redemption.

Time duration : 45 Minutes

Dr. Chris Fenner (Chair - 2023)

Workshop 03

Title: “Role of media in combatting fake news”

Dr. Chris Fenner

Associate Professor
Communication University of West Florida

Dr. Hamzeh Khalili
Dr. Hamzeh Khalili

Service as networks (SaS) department,
CTTC - Centre Tecnològic Telecomunicacions Catalunya,

Workshop 04

Title: “Multimedia Services and Cloud-Native Media Applications & NetApps”

Dr. Hamzeh Khalili received his Bachelor degree in Information Technology from Assumption University of Thailand and Master degree in Information and Communication Technology, and a PhD in Network Engineering of Telematics, both from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) – Barcelona, Spain. He is a researcher at Service as networks (SaS) department, CTTC – Centre Tecnològic Telecomunicacions Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He is currently CEO at NORMIQ Company, focusing at Information technology, software development, 5G network, 3GPP, ETSI MANO, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Satellite and Terrestrial resource coordination, and network slicing research and innovation. He has also an extensive experience and research in EPON networks, network architecture and energy saving in optical networks, among others. Dr. Hamzeh Khalili has participated in several research projects, funded by the European Union (EU) and the Spanish government. He (co) authored many scientific articles published in high-profile journals, conferences, book chapter, and 5GPPP whitepaper.

Associate Professor Dr. Wang Changsong

Department of Journalism and Advertising,
Xiamen University Malaysia,

Publication Workshop

Title: “How to prepare the manuscript for the journals?”


The workshop aims to provide conference participants a chance to have a clear understanding of the essentials of preparing manuscripts for publication. It may cover strategies for finding time to think and write a manuscript, selecting a journal and submitting your paper, dealing with reviews and a rejected manuscript.

Associate Professor Dr Wang Changsong is the Head of the Department of Journalism and Advertising, the Head for the Master’s Degree Programme on Communication and Culture at Xiamen University Malaysia, where he is also the Director for the Centre of ASEAN and Chinese Screen Studies. Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D in Film and Broadcasting from Universiti Sains Malaysia. His accomplishments include serving as a jury for several international film festivals held in China and Malaysia. In addition, he holds the title of Programmer and sits on the Selection Committee for the Malaysia International Film Festival and Golden Global Awards. At present, he is the Vice President of the International Network on Media and Communication (INMC), and expert fellow for Asian & Chinese-language Cinema Research Center, Beijing Normal University, China.

Besides being the author of Genre Analysis: Chinese Youth on Screen (2020) and Chinese Youth Cinema: Youth Film as A Genre (2015), Dr Wang also authored and co-authored more than 50 journal articles and book chapters in both English and Chinese. He also worked for several international journals as an editorial board member. His research interests include contemporary film theory and practice, media and cultural theory.

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