30 June - 1 July 2012
Universidad Abat Oliba CEU, Barcelona, Spain
The Books and Publishing Conference serves as an inclusive forum for examining the past, current and future role of the book. It proceeds from recognition that although the book is an old medium of expression, it embodies half a millennium's experience of recording knowledge. Its pervasive influence continues to shape newer forms of information technology, while at the same time providing a reference point for innovation.
This year's Books and Publishing Conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain at Universidad Abat Oliba CEU. Barcelona is home to architecturally notable buildings that date back to Roman settlements and is home to the World Heritage Site works of architect Antoni Gaudi, including the famous Sagrada Familia Church. Conference participants will have the opportunity to embark on a guided tour of Barcelona that will highlight world-renowned points of interest. For information on accommodations visit, please click HERE.
The conference will include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference call-for-papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of the Book. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the Journal.
Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on the conference YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details. We also invite you to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr at
The next deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 3 April 2012. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the conference website
- http://booksandpublishing.com/conference-2012/ .