Call for papers: QRC II, Bucharest, Sept. 23 - 25, 2015

We invite communication scholars and researchers and their colleagues in the humanities and the social sciences to contribute papers (CFP) that address the theoretical and methodological aspects of qualitative research or empirical findings supported by qualitative methods and tools. Interdisciplinary studies using qualitative research in the following subfields are particularly welcome: interpersonal communication mediated by technology; intergenerational communication; emotional and affective communication; language and social interaction; internet and communication technologies and ageing; communication, culture and ageing; digital media; social media; experimental methods and the art of communication; applied communication. The conference welcomes contributions from other areas of research in communication and related domains.

Papers accepted to this conference can be presented either within one of the three panels, or in the open sessions. The three panels hosted this year by QRC are the following:

  • Ageing, communication and technologies;
  • Communication and the emotion economy;
  • Digital explorations: research with and about digital media.


The abstracts (max. 300 words followed by 3-5 keywords) will be submitted for review in MS Word format (.doc, .docx) via e-mail. Please use the provided abstract template. Also, please mention whether you are submitting the abstract for one of the three special panels. Only one paper for each participant (as a first author) will be accepted. Abstracts will be submitted to the following e-mail address: corina.buzoianu[at] The official language of the conference is English. The authors will receive confirmation via e-mail.

Important deadlines

  • April 7th, 2015: abstract submission (template below)
  • May 15th, 2015: notification of authors
  • June 20th, 2015: full paper submission (template below)
  • August 30th, 2015: notification of authors

Download the call for papers [.pdf file]
Download the abstract template [.docx file]
Download the full paper template [.docx file]