The 3rd conference Communicating Science in a Changing World is set up to the 18th and 19th of October, 2018 at UBI, Portugal. Directed to researchers, scientists, journalists, students and librarians, this conference gathers experts from Sciences and Humanities to reflect on the sense and status of Science Communication in a Global and changing environment. Communicating ongoing research, and research results, is a rich and multi-layered activity covering several areas not commonly associated with,
• Research ethics
• Publication integrity
• Public knowledge of science
• Fake news
• Media literacy
• Research and Higher Education policies
• R&D evaluation and funding
• Political and economical agendas
• Epistemological worldviews
• Science policies
• Public and political deliberation

Echoing these thematic lines, this year’s conference will develop along four main symposia: Academic Publication, Slow Science, Science in the Media, and Women in Science. This division covers science communication among peers; epistemological reflection on the scope and meaning of current trends in science and science policies; public communication of science; and the actual, perceived and future role of women in the collective undertake science is.

Call for Papers

We warmly invite you to submit an abstract to the 3nd International Conference Communicating Science, within the thematic scope of the event: Academic Publication, Slow Science, Science in the Media, and Women in Science. Abstracts must have 1500 to 2500 characters. They must include a title, introduction, object, methodology, analysis and expected results. Authors should also state their name and of their co-authors, the institution they represent, and a contact-email.

Abstract Submission
All abstracts must be submitted by e-mail (Format: .rtf, .doc or .odt) to the following address:
We will not be able to accept papers submitted in .PDF.

Selection criteria
Both proposals and full papers will be subject to a double blind peer review process.

Topics of Interest
• Science Publication
• Publication integrity
• Libraries and virtualization
• Bibliometrics and science evaluation
• Science policies and funding
• Science evaluation
• Slow Science
• Research ethics
• Design and visual display of scientific data
• Communicating science to scientists and to the general public
• Qualitative indexes, directorys and journal databases
• Information and knowledge management
• Altmetrics and online academic tools
• Data mining

Working Languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French.

Conference outputs
Papers presented at the conference can be submitted the journal Communication Studies (ISSN: 1646-4974) currently indexed in Scopus, ERIH, DOAJ, EBSCO, Latindex, Redib et alia; and to Eikon (ISSN: 2183-6426), indexed in Redib and DOAJ.
Selected papers will be published in a book (not as proceedings). Accepted languages for this publication are english and portuguese. This book will have a paperback edition, and an Open Access electronic edition, to maximize its dissemination.

For further inquiry into the conference, please contact:
Anabela Gradim (
Catarina Moura (

Important Dates

Abstract submission: July 31
Acceptance notification: August 31
Deadline for registration of authors with accepted proposals:
(Early bird) September 15
(Late registration) September 30
Full paper submission: November 30

Full Paper Guidelines

Your full paper must be submitted to the Executive Committee by November 30th 2018, through the e-mail, following the guidelines listed below:
- Title
- Name of the Author(s)
- Academic status and Institution (if applicable)
- e-mail
- Abstract
- Keywords (max. 5)
- Paper (up to 20.000 characters)
- Bibliographic references abreviated within the text (AUTHOR, year: page number) and complete at the end of the document
- All the notes must me listed as final notes and will be considered as part of the recomended number of characters
- Image captions, and source indication, can be placed at the end of the document or following the picture they refer to
- The file must be saved and sent in .doc, .rtf or .odt (.pdf will not be accepted), with minimum possible formatting regarding font type, styles and sizes
- All images must be sent separately (recommended formats: .jpeg, .tiff or .png) and not inserted in a word file, for example. They must be saved with the reference placed within the text, where their insertion is intended.


General fee
Early bird - 80 euros
Late registration - 100 euros

Students (undergraduate, graduate and PhD)
Early bird - 40 euros
Late bird - 60 euros

The registration fee includes:
- Participation certificate
- Support materials and documenta
- Publishing in the Congress's Proceedings
- Lunch (both days of the Congress)

Deadline for registration of authors with accepted proposals
(Early bird) September 15
(Late registration) September 30

Registration process

Registration is made through the executive committee's e-mail

To formalize it, it will be necessary to submit confirmation of the fee's payment, as well as the following information:
Full name
Profession / Occupation
Title of the accepted paper (when applicable)
NIF or Passport Number
Students must attach proof of such status

Bank transfer to:
Universidade da Beira Interior
Bank: Santander Totta
NIB: 0018 0003 2322 0304 0208 9
IBAN: PT50 0018 0003 2322 0304 0208 9

The author of an accepted communication must pay the correspondent registration fee.
In cases of multiple authors, the registration fee should only be payed by the ones that will be present during the event.

Guests, members of any of the event's Committees, as well as Universidade da Beira Interior's faculty and students (undergraduate, graduate and PhD) are exempt of the registration fee.

Participation Certificate
If you are exempt of the registration fee, but still wish to request a participation certificate, you may do so through the e-mail Issuing the certificate will imply a 2,5€ fee.

For any information about the registration process, please contact


October 18, Thursday

10h00 - 12h00
[ Open in permanence ]
[ Sala do Conselhos ]

12h00 - 14h00

14h00 - 15h45
Opening Session
[ Anfiteatro da Parada ]

14h00 - 15h45

[ Anfiteatro da Parada ]

Moderator: Paulo Serra

90 segundos de ciência, implementação e impacto
Joana Lobo Antunes

Problemas da representação da ciência nos meios de comunicação social
David Marçal

Divulgação Científica no YouTube: a experiência da rede Science Vlogs
André Fonseca
Universidade Estadual de Londrina

15h45 - 16h00
Coffee - break

16h00 - 17h30

[ Anfiteatro da Parada ]

Moderator: Urbano Sidoncha

Taking the Time. Temporal Balancing in the Social Triangle
Dick Pels
Sociologist and Political writer

O espírito académico - da era literária à era tecnológica
Moisés Martins
Universidade do Minho

Design and Detachment in Science Communication’s Changing World
Catarina Moura
Universidade da Beira Interior

17h40 - 19h30

W01 / Making cam-ready virtual presentations
1ª Parte

[ Sala 2.09 ]

by Ricardo Morais

W02 / Ética e integridade na investigação científica
1ª Parte

[ Sala 2.01 ]

by Ana Leonor Santos

October 19, Friday

09h00 - 10h30
01 / 02 / 03

09h00 - 10h30

[ Sala dos Conselhos ]

Moderator: Carla Sousa

Do laboratório à prática clínica – Que tipo de investigação médica noticiam os diários portugueses?
Olga Estrela Magalhães, Felisbela Lopes e Altamiro Costa-Pereira
CINTESIS, Universidade do Porto / CECS, ICS, Universidade do Minho

Entre a divulgação da ciência e do ato administrativo/institucional: o caso do @UFRNotícias
Raul Ramalho e Anabela Gradim
Universidade da Beira Interior

Estratégias de Comunicação para Conseguir mais Conhecimento Público da Ciência
António de Oliveira Pena

O Espaço em revistas portuguesa e brasileira: Um comparativo sobre a publicação científica
Leoní Serpa e Jorge Pedro Sousa
Universidade Fernando Pessoa

La ciencia en la producción de visualización de la información en el diario El Mundo (2017-2018)
Ángel Antonio Vizoso Garcia e Xosé López-García
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

09h00 - 10h30

[ Sala 2.01 ]

Moderator: Luís Nogueira

Revistas de universidades brasileiras: modelo para a difusão da ciência
Thaïs de Mendonça Jorge e Marcos Vinícius Amorozo de Miranda
Universidade de Brasília

A lógica crítica de C. S. Peirce como processo de apoio na identificação de uma Fake News
Vania Baldi e Adelino Gala
Digital Media and Interaction Centre / Universidade de Aveiro

Comunicando Ciência nos Media: propaganda, desinformação e modelos de negócio
Anabela Gradim
Universidade da Beira Interior / LabCom.IFP

Padrões de comunicação científica das ciências sociais e das humanidades nos repositórios institucionais das universidades públicas portuguesas
Joaquim Luís Oliveira Costa
CEPESE - Centro de Estudos da População, Economia e Sociedade

Uma panorâmica geral da investigação lusófona (2007-2016) sobre a Teoria do Enquadramento
Rafael Mangana e Valeriano Piñeiro-Naval
Universidade da Beira Interior / LabCom.IFP

09h00 - 10h30

[ Sala 2.09 ]

Moderator: Sónia Sá

Mulheres na divulgação científica: perspectivas comparadas entre Brasil e Portugal
Verônica Soares da Costa e Carlos Alberto de Carvalho

Mulheres na Ciência: Exposição fotográfica - 30 anos, 30 fotografias, 30 cientistas
Ana dos Santos Ferreira de Barros Laranja, Marta Filipa Vitorino Correia, Sílvia Morim e Ana P. Mucha

Mulheres pioneiras na ciência: construindo visibilidade e conhecimento por meio de perfis digitais
Maria Isabel Miqueletto e Myrian Del Vecchio de Lima
Universidade Federal do Paraná

Cientista, mulher e mãe: sobreposição de quadros e posicionamento discursivo
Alessandra Santos Ribeiro
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Igualdade de género na investigação científica: uma análise da representação das investigadoras a partir do repositório “Mulher Não Entra”
Ricardo Morais
Universidade da Beira Interior / LabCom.IFP

10h30 - 10h45
Coffee - break

10h45 - 12h15
04 / 05 / 06

10h45 - 12h15

[ Sala dos Conselhos ]

Moderator: Catarina Moura

Comunicar Ciência: um olhar sobre a imprensa regional
João Carlos Correia
Universidade da Beira Interior / LabCom.IFP

Representações sociais da enfermagem e reflexos na percepção dos jornalistas a respeito da produção científica de enfermeiras
Heloíza Helena Matos e Nobre e Mônica Farias dos Santos
Universidade de São Paulo

A ciência nos media e a comunicação das instituições científicas portuguesas
Paulo Sérgio Santos
Universidade de Coimbra

Divulgación de la investigación en la universidad a través de los medios de comunicación públicos en España: Programa de radio “Investiga que no es poco”
Jesús Román Escudero Cruz
Universidad de Castilla La Mancha

O Mar nos Media Portugueses: que papel para a ciência?
Aurora Maria Agostinho Ribeiro
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria / MARE / Okeanos

October 19, Friday

10h45 - 12h15

[ Sala 2.01 ]

Moderator: Raul Ramalho

Comunicação de Ciência: Boas práticas para a transferência de conhecimento e tecnologia entre a academia e a indústria – o caso EMaDeS
Carla Sofia Barreira de Sousa e Anabela Gradim
Universidade da Beira Interior / LabCom.IFP

Propuesta de método de revisión de literatura basado en aportaciones previas
Jorge Holguera Illera
Universidad de Salamanca

La necesidad de comunicar ciencia y tecnología a la sociedad. Retos y estrategias futuras
Manuel Romero Higes
Grupo Museum I+D+C, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Os idiomas da publicação científica em acesso aberto
Suênia Oliveira Mendes e Maria Rosivalda da Silva Pereira

10h45 - 12h15

[ Sala 2.09 ]

Moderator: Catarina Rodrigues

“Mitos, estórias e ciência: divulgar para desmistificar” – o projeto que voou para as redes sociais
Ana dos Santos Ferreira de Barros Laranja, Clara Vasconcelos e António Paulo Carvalho

A comunicação governamental de ciência ao público: Análise das notícias do site do Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovação e Comunicações sobre a política de nanotecnologia do Brasil
Josemari Poerschke de Quevedo e Noela Invernizzi
Universidade Federal do Paraná

O Jornalismo Visual e a Infografia como ferramentas para a literacia científica e mediática
Ana Gabriela Frazão Nogueira e José Miguel Túnez López
Univ. Fernando Pessoa / Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

(Com)Partilhamento de informação em rede: reflexões acerca dos paradigmas tecnológico e da complexidade
Raissa Karen Leitinho Sales, Fátima Regina Ney Matos e Rafael Fernandes de Mesquita
Instituto Federal do Piauí

12h15 - 14h00

14h00 - 15h30

[ Anfiteatro da Parada ]

Moderator: Urbano Sidoncha

Da compreensão pública da ciência à mediação dos saberes
Fernando Cascais

A convergência dos media e as suas implicações para a comunicação de ciência
José Azevedo
Universidade do Porto

A divulgação das Ciências Sociais nos meios Digitais na era do Capitalismo Cognitivo
João Carlos Correia
Universidade da Beira Interior

14h30 - 15h50

W01 / Making cam-ready virtual presentations
2ª Parte

[ Sala 2.05C ]

by Ricardo Morais

W02 / Ética e integridade na investigação científica
2ª Parte

[ Sala 2.09 ]

by Ana Leonor Santos

15h30 - 16h00
Coffee - break

16h00 - 17h30

[ Anfiteatro da Parada ]

Moderator: Francisco Paiva

A Ciência tem um Género: Histórias de obstáculos e invisibilidades na Academia Portuguesa
Ana Catarina Pereira
Universidade da Beira Interior

Women in Science: facts and figures in STEM
Sílvia Socorro
Universidade da Beira Interior

Desigualdades de género e (re)conhecimento científico: algumas pistas para reflexão
Carla Cerqueira
Universidade Lusófona do Porto | CECS


Ana Catarina Pereira

Ana Catarina Pereira is a Professor at University of Beira Interior, with a PhD in Communication Sciences, specialized in Cinema and Multimedia, by the same College, where she is now the Head of the 1st Cycle on Sciences of Culture. Researcher from LabCom.IFP, she has worked several years as a reporter, covering mainly culture and society, collaborating with Notícias Sábado and Notícias Magazine (Diário de Notícias), Jornal I, Focus magazine, among others. She co-founded and directed the online outlet Magnética Magazine. Co-organizer of the book “Geração Invisível: Os novos cineastas portugueses” (2013), author of “Estudo do tecido operário têxtil da Cova da Beira” (2007) e do livro “A mulher-cineasta: Da arte pela arte a uma estética da diferenciação”. She is also author of several scientific papers published in national and international journals; and has given conferences, and been responsible for workshops and masterclasses in Brazil, Spain, England and Sweden, among other countries. Her research interests focus in filmic feminist studies, cinema philosophy, Portuguese cinema, and cultural and programming management.

André Fonseca

André Azevedo da Fonseca is a professor at the State University of Londrina, Brazil. He has created and directs for four years a channel of scientific dissemination in YouTube in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, that counts with almost 42 thousand subscribers and more than 2 million views:
Currently th chanel integrates a network of scientific divulgation called Science Vlogs, whose channels add 4 million of enrolled subscribers and 300 million views.Recently his work was honored by Unesco in the program "Inovar para Educar", and was awarded in Science Slam Brazil, an initiative of Euraxess in the area of multimedia scientific communication.

Catarina Moura

Catarina Moura is a professor at University of Beira Interior and vice-president of its Faculty of Arts and Humanities, having directed the Master on Multimedia Design from 2012 to 2017. With a PhD in Communication Sciences with thesis in Semiotics and Design, she is an integrated researcher from LabCom.IFP, having participated in several of its financed projects. Co-organizes DESIGNA - International Conference on Design Research ( since 2011, ILUSTRADA - Meeting on Illustration ( since 2016, and Communicating Science ( since 2013. Creator and coordinator of BOND - Digital Library on Design ( Co-editor of eikon - Journal on Semiotics and Visual Culture ( Reviewer and member of the Scientific Committee of several journals and events. Publications and research interests focus on Design Theory and Critics, Bio Design, Visual Semiotics, Fashion Theory, and Contemporary Art.

Carla Cerqueira

Carla Cerqueira has a doctorate in Communication Sciences - specialization in Communication Psychology from the University of Minho. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Communication Sciences at the Foundation for Science and Technology and a researcher at the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), where she has been involved in projects and initiatives in the area of gender, diversity, media and communication. It is also in these areas that she has published in national and international books and journals, guided theses, organized diverse scientific events and participated as a researcher, trainer and consultant in action-research projects. She is also an Assistant Professor at Lusófona University of Porto.

David Marçal

David Marçal (n. 1976) holds a PhD in Biochemistry at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2008), is a scientific editor at Ciência Viva - National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture and coordinator of the GPS.PT (Global Portuguese Scientists) network. In Gradiva he published, in co-authoring with Carlos Fiolhais, the books "Darwin shooting and other histories science", "Popcorn with cell phones and other stories of false science" and "Science and its enemies". He also authored and coordinanted the book "All of Science (minus the boring parts)", by Gradiva. He has written the essay "Pseudoscience", published by the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation. David Marçal was distinguished with the prizes Young Chemicals (from the Portuguese Chemistry Society, Green Ideas (from the Luso Foundation and the Expresso Journal), and COMCEPT (from the Portuguese Ceptic Community).

Dick Pels

Dick Pels is a Dutch sociologist and political writer. Previously, he taught as Professor of Sociology & Communications at Brunel University, chaired the left-liberal thinktank Waterland and directed the research foundation of the Dutch Green Party. Among his English books are Property and Power (Routledge 1998), The Intellectual as Stranger (Routledge 2000), Unhastening Science (Liverpool University Press 2003) and more recently, A Heart for Europe. The Case for Europatriotism (2016, free download from ). He also writes and performs as a singer-songwriter and issued the album Crosspath (2015) ( ).

Fernando Cascais

António Fernando Cascais is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Coordinated the FCT R&D projects: Models and Practices of Communication of Science in Portugal (2004-2009) and History of Visual Culture of Medicine in Portugal (2009-2013). He organized the books: The virus-cinema: queer cinema and HIV / AIDS (Lisbon, 2018), Hospital Miguel Bombarda 1968 - Photographs by José Fontes (Documenta, 2016), Queer Film and Culture (Lisbon, 2014) Visual Medicine in Portugal (Unyleya, 2014), Indiscipline the theory (Fenda, 2004).

Joana Lobo Antunes

Joana Lobo Antunes coordinates the Office of Science Communication of ITQB, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and is Assistant Professor at FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is a lecturer in Communication of Science and Social Networks for Scientists at the Doctoral School of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and is a researcher at INOVA Media Lab, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Joana Lobo Antunes coordinates the radio program 90 Seconds of Science. She is the founder and President of SciComPT - Science and Technology Communication Network. She directed the Sintra's Living Science Center (2014-2016) and was a postdoc researcher in Science Communication (2012-2014).

João Carlos Correia

João Carlos Correia holds graduation, Ph.D. and habilitation from the University of Beira Interior, where he is an associate professor of Communication Sciences. He is Editor of Communication Studies (Indexed in Scopus); Leading Researcher for the Regional Media Laboratory and Incubator (2018-2021), member of the Research Unit Communication, Philosophy and Humanities and deputy Chair of the Political Communication Working Group of the Portuguese Society of Communication. His main interests are Political Communication, Network Activism, Local and Community Media and Critical Theory. His works are published in Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

José Azevedo

José Azevedo is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Sociology of the Faculty of Letters of Universidade do Porto, and PhD by the University of Cardiff and University of Minho (1995). He was Fulbright Scholar - University of Texas at Austin (2001) and Visiting Scholar at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (2004) supported by Gulbenkian Foundation and Luso-American Foundation. He coordinated several national and international research projects, highlighting the most recent ones: " the use of digital media for teaching climate change." EEA grants University of Porto - University of Iceland (2014-2016) ; "Nutricience" digital promotion of nutritional literacy. EEA grants University of Porto - University Oslo (2014-2016): Roots and Wings: Glocalized Networks and Mobile Media Entrepreneurship in Austin and Lisbon. University of Porto - University of Texas at Austin; Art and Mobile Devices in Health Literacy: the prevention of obesity in adolescence. Gulbenkian Foundation. (2014); "Science 2.0". Compete. (2011-2013). José Azevedo participates in the direction of several scientific journals and is regularly a member of the evaluation boards of scholarships and projects (FCT, UT Austin Portugal, among others). He has experience in pedagogical innovation being the coordinator of the 1st MOOC of the University of Porto (2015), having also received the following awards: 2013 - National Award for the best Multimedia Content in Education with Science 2.0 Project, and Best Food Education Project at the National Food Awards with the Nutriscience Project.

Moisés de Lemos Martins

Moisés de Lemos Martins is a Full Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Minho. He is the head of Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade (CECS), from Universidade do Minho, that he founded in 2001, and Director of the journals "Comunicação & Sociedade", and "Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais". He holds a PhD in Social Sciences (Sociology) from Strasbourgh University; and publishes in the domains of Sociology of Culture, Social Semiotics, Sociology of Communication, Intercultural Communication and Lusophone Studies. He directed the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho (ICS); was President of Sopcom - Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences; of Lusocom - Federation of Lusophone Associations of Communication Sciences, and of Confibercom - Ibero-American Confederation of Scientific and Academic Communication Associations. Amons his works, the following stand out: "Crisis in the Castle of Culture", "From the Stars to the Screens", "Language, Truth and Power - Social Semiotic Essay", "For an Inverse Navigation - The Identity Discourse", "The Eye of God in the Salazarist Discourse", "Lusophony and Interculturality - Promise and Crossing".

Sílvia Socorro

Sílvia Socorro has a PhD in Biological Sciences (2001) and has joined the University of Beira Interior (UBI) in 2002 as Assistant Professor. In 2013 has received the Habilitation degree in Biomedicine by UBI. Actually, is Associate Professor with Habilitation teaching in Biomedical Sciences (1st and 2nd cycles of studies), Medicine (Integrated Master and 3rd cycle of studies) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (3rd cycle of studies). She is the Director of the 3rd cycle of studies in Biomedicine, member of the Scientific and Pedagogic Councils of the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Vice-coordinator of the Health Sciences Research Centre (CICS-UBI). Sílvia Socorro leads a research group studying the endocrinology, metabolism, and carcinogenesis of reproductive tissues.


Executive Committee

Anabela Gradim
Catarina Moura
Carla Sousa

Scientific Committee

Anabela Gradim
António Fidalgo
Catarina Moura
Francisco Tiago Paiva
João Canavilhas
Joaquim Paulo Serra
José Ferreira Gomes
Marcos Palácios
Ricardo Morais


Universidade da Beira Interior
Faculdade de Artes e Letras - Polo 1
Rua Marquês d'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã

Accomodation & Travel Information

If you're arriving to Portugal through Lisbon, you'll have bus and train transportation. It's a 3:30 to 4 hour travel. These are the links to the websites, so you can check timetables:
Train (portuguese word: comboio): Bus (portuguese word: expresso or autocarro):

In case you'll be arriving through Oporto, bus will be your only option. The distance to Covilhã is fairly the same.

There's also the possibility of renting a car at the airport, in case you prefer and find it more convenient. From Lisbon, the access to Covilhã is made through A1 and A23 freeways; from Oporto, through A1, A25 and A23.

Covilhã has some very affordable options to stay in. It's a small and safe town, and the University is at a walking distance of most of the hotels. Below there's a list of some of the options, all of them central and at an easy distance from the conference:
Hotel Covilhã Jardim
Hotel Santa Eufémia
Hotel Solneve
Casa com História - Bed & Breakfast
Passo 100 Pressa - Bed & Breakfast
Residencial Panorama
Hotel Meliá D. Maria
Pura Lã Hotel

These last two (Meliá D. Maria and Pura Lã) are not as near, so you would probably need to call for a taxi. All the others are at a walking distance of 10 to 15 minutes from the University.



Executive Committee
Anabela Gradim (
Catarina Moura (

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