The Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG) invites you at its

6th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2021),
1-5 August 2021, which will be held both face to face and remotely, in Athens, Greece

Click here for the call for participation

with the endorsement of
King Graduate School at Monroe College, USA &
Media Informatics Lab, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


After the organization of seven (7) successful Annual International Conferences (see the Previous Conferences of COMinG), the 6th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2021) aims to provide an opportunity for academics, professionals, and industry experts from various fields, with cross-disciplinary interests, to discuss the future directives and innovations in communication and management.

In this interdisciplinary conference, we seek to build bridges between academia and professionals in the domains treated by this conference. As a result, in addition to traditional panels, we welcome ideas for laboratories, workshops, and seminars to demonstrate projects, exchange and discuss ideas, and share best practices in relation to the conference themes.

Our main priority is your health security, and seeing what has happened around the world with COVID-19 we should not take risks, no matter how much we would like to physically meet. This is why registrants will be able to upgrade to in-person attendance if circumstances allow — or to shift from attending in-person to joining virtually if new restrictions keep them home. For now, we propose the remote choice and we will make our best for remote participants to have the best opportunities to meet and exchange.

This year we propose four thematic panels, with the purpose to cover four important themes:

a) Panel on ‘International Leadership and Management’

b) Panel on “Multidisciplinary Approaches to New Media Technologies”

c) Panel on ‘New Horizons in Journalism’

d) Panel on Sustainable development

Conference scientific committee
*Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, President and founder COMinG, Greece.
*Dr. Michael A. Altamirano, Vice President of Strategic Management, COMinG & Professor, King Graduate School, Monroe College, USA.
*Dr. Carolin Rekar Munro, Vice President of Leadership Development, COMinG & Professor of Leadership, Faculty of Management, Royal Roads University, Canada.
* Dr. Michael Nevradakis, Adjunct Communication Instructor, Deree-The American College of Greece.
*Dr. Katerina Diamantaki, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator – MA in Digital Communication and Social Media DEREE-The American College of Greece.
*Dr. Carlos E. Rios-Collazo, Adjunct Professor, King Graduate School of Urban Studies and Applied Research, Monroe College, New York, USA.
* Dr. Ioanna Vovou, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, Greece.
*Dr. Andjelka Mihajlov, Professor, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia/Advisor, Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development, Belgrade, Serbia.
*Dr. Sotirios Maipas, Physicist, MSc, Ph.D., MBA Cd, Environmental Health Specialist & Research Associate at the Master Program “Environment and Health. Management of Environmental Health Effects”, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
*Dr. Bradley Freeman, Head, Department of Communication, Sunway University, Malaysia.
*Dr. Mohsen Bensalem Brahmi, FEM Sfax University, Co-Editor-in-Chief Strategy & Development Review, Tunisia.
* Dr. Emmanouil Takas, Instructor, Cardiff Metropolitan University, City Unity College, Greece.
*Dr. Asha Kaul, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
*Dr. Andreas Veglis, Professor, and Head, Media Informatics Lab and School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
*Dr. Khaled Gaweesh, Assistant Dean, College of Communication, University of Sharjah, UAE.
*Dr. Arif Yildirim, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey.

This year, participants can propose either a traditional paper presentation, or an alternative presentation format, such as a laboratory, poster, round table discussion, or workshop. Please find here all the different formats you can propose for this conference.

For paper presentations, please submit your abstract by email to , as a .doc file using ICCM2021_Abstract_template. Decisions are reached within two weeks of the abstract submission. The deadline to register and to submit full papers will be specified in your acceptance letter.

In case you would like to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organise a panel (session, mini-conference), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Margarita KefalakiPresident, Communication Institute of Greece & Adjunct Professor, Hellenic Open University at

Please take a look at the provisional conference program

The submissions deadline for ALL proposals formats: Tuesday 16 March 2021

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings online with ISBN (abstract book /conference proceedings).

Selected papers, after the peer review process, will be offered various possibilities to be published :

*Journal of Education, Innovation and Communication (JEICOM)

*Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching (JALT)

*Cambridge Scholars

*Strategy and Development Review

*IJBST journal group

*Journal of Media Critiques [JMC]

Conference Topics
Papers can broadly include topics in the areas of Communication and Management. To be more precise, topics are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:

COMMUNICATION Rhetorical communication, mass communication, political communication, cultural and intercultural communication, advertising, journalism, business communication, communication technology & digital media, communication and education, crisis/risk communication, internal communication, health communication, public relations, ethics communication and negotiation, media studies, corporate communication, film, communication education and curriculum development (CECD), communications advocacy and activism (CAA), etc.
MANAGEMENT  Event management, cultural management, enterprise resource management, human resource management, strategic management, leadership management, performance management, risk management, health management, media management, knowledge management, management creativity and innovation, advertising and brand management, strategic management, financial service management & banking management, investment and portfolio management, risk, and insurance management, supply chain management, information technology management, managing people, managing yourself, human resource management, decision-making management, productivity management, management competencies, problem-solving, team building, change management.
 PANELS We propose four thematic panels:
a) Panel on ‘International Leadership and Management
b) Panel on “Multidisciplinary Approaches to New Media Technologies”
c) Panel on ‘New Horizons in Journalism’
d) Panel on Sustainable development

For the fees policy, please take a look at Fee transfer details

Conference Venue – Conference Hotel- Activities
Special arrangements are made with a local luxurious hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. The conference hotel will also be our conference venue, which is conveniently located for our participants. In addition, a number of special events are organized: a Greek symposium with greek food, and dance, a social dinner, a special Athens educational tour, a one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and Poros visit, and a day trip to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

The Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG) was established in 2003 in France. Based in Greece since 2013, it is an independent academic association that has for mission to become a forum, where academics, researchers, and professionals – from all over the world – can meet in Greece to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

You are more than welcome to become a member and contribute to the Institute’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form).

For any information/proposal etc., please send us an email at

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