Communication & ICT for Social Inclusion, 3-5 September 2018


3-5 September, 2018 

CONFERENCE DIRECTORS:     1. Professor emeritus Dr. Kjell Skyllstad  University of Oslo, Norway
2. Dean of Communication Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University (BSRU) 
3. Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Kamolrat Intaratat The Research Center of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM)
Sukhothai Thamathirat Open University (STOU)

We live in a world where our cities and rural areas alike are confronted with unsolved social issues such as rising inequality, abject poverty, forced migrations, land grabbing and the disastrous effect of man made climate change. None of these issues can be approached and met without a common understanding of these main threats facing humanity. Global networks offer the potential of building partnerships for urgent cultural and social change. In reality in many countries we are instead witnessing political and economic elites increasingly dominating the means of communication and the channels that should lead to common understanding, but instead aims to neutralize opposition to their policies 

The aim of the conference is then to locate and build networks of researchers and activists to mobilize for new and alternative means of sharing communication for social change

Who are today the potential actors leading out in this movement to promote and implement new forms and networks of inclusive communication? How is social change in general promoted by and through the current media channels and how by social movements, NGOs and community media? How can communication and ICT literacy best meet global and local demands for mutual understanding ,social inclusion and conflict transformation through peaceful means?

How can ICT be used to bridge cultural and social gaps between generations and the urban and rural populations and promote democratic interaction? 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstract deadline due  10 June, 2018
Paper Deadline due 30 June, 2018 

(250– 300 words), biographical information (up to 250 words)
Abstract approval  : 10 June, 2018

(as participant without paper) 
Within 30 June, 2018 
CONFERENCE FEE:   50 Euros per person  

1. E- Proceeding : Asian Journal of Intercultural Communication and Development Cooperation (JICDC)
    Prof. Dr. Kjell Skyllstad is the Chief-Editor

2. Possible in the peer reviewed journal: Journal of Urban Culture Research
    Prof. Dr. Kjell Skyllstad is the Chief-Editor


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1. Professor emeritus,Dr.  Kjell Skyllstad
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When participants arrive at the airport they will find the bus stop for transport to the city (3 Euro) 30 meters to the left of the airport exit. It will take you to Pile at the city gates where you may find taxis to reach your accommodation. It is only walking distance from the Inter-university.Taxis from the airport will cost around 25 Euros
  • How you could get to the conference venue
    From the airport in Dubrovnik in Croatia, IUC participants could arrange transport through emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(for a better price, 200 Croatian Kuna, ca. 27 Euros, than the regular price of 270 Kuna). The airport bus is run by the Atlas bus company and departs after most flight arrivals (that are very frequent) and leaves about 50 meters from the exit at the left side. It costs about 6 Euros and stops at Pile, one of the entrance gates to the city, which is very near IUC. Croatia is part of the European Union, but they do not have the Euro. Therefore it was wise to get some local money at the airport, since Euros are mostly not accepted in town.
  • Where we could eat and what was to do
    - Lunch: We had an agreement with the restaurant Orhanthat we would prepare a list each morning of how many of us would be interested in lunch and they would pick up this list at noon, so that we would not have to wait long for the food when we arrived for lunch. This restaurant is tucked away in a small bay area just 4 minutes away from IUC toward the city gate, thus assuring that participants would get back for the afternoon sessions and not get lost in the city. The luncheon price is about 15 Euros excluding drinks. It also serves vegetarian dishes.
    - Other restaurant options in the vicinity of the IUC were the restaurant Mimoza, just 2 minute away toward the Pile city gate, and the low-cost Skalin restaurant on the left side near the Pile city gate.
    - For breakfast and coffee breaks, Sesame restaurant is located right at the entrance to IUC. They offer breakfast from 8.00 in the morning for about 5 Euro. This is where people meet for coffee and breaks.

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  • The Inter University Centre Dubrovnik is an independent centre for advanced study, grounded in and sustained by its international network of partner universities;
  • The IUC Dubrovnik maintains high standards of scientific quality, and provides an open space for critical thinking and innovation;
  • Building upon its location and its history the IUC Dubrovnik serves as a bridge between regions within Europe and between the European region and the world by connecting scientific communities and connecting communities through science;
  • The IUC Dubrovnik takes pride in bringing together scholars and students from different countries, cultures and academic disciplines to advanced research and higher education programmes;
  • The IUC emphasizes and supports inter-disciplinary and cross-national collaboration on global challenges such as human universal values and rights, health, education, poverty and climate, encouraging, in addition to east-west collaboration also new north-south initiatives;
  • The IUC Dubrovnik continues its practice of organizing courses and conferences within the broad spectrum of scientific disciplines provided by scientific staff from multiple countries;
  • The IUC Dubrovnik also stimulates the development of research activities, in particular related to the courses and conferences within the programme and contributes to connecting leading international partner universities to regional academic institutions.