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TBD2021: Transmedia: Beyond Definitions Workshop

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 10:00 to 17:00
Online via Microsoft Teams

This workshop aims to connect content creators, scholars and technologists which all have a different take on transmedia to unwrap together the complexity of these systems. Specifically, the workshop aims to collect contributions about the analysis of different aspects of authorial work and reader experience of transmedia, and of the technological infrastructure enabling the full life-cycle of transmedia. Furthermore, we wish to jointly define a common research agenda of key issues, methodologies and vision of what is transmedia today as emerging from the dynamic evolution of digital technologies and thus establishing a cross-disciplinary community.

In this view, this first edition of the Transmedia: Beyond Definitions workshop welcomes analysis papers about existing transmedia systems and foundational papers about issues, approaches and ideas about transmedia. As a starting point, we suggest the adoption of the transmedia definition given by Henry Jenkins in “Transmedia Storytelling 101” ( and in “Transmedia 202: Further Reflections” (, and an example of analysis of a complex transmedia system, “Circuits, Cycles, Configurations: an Interaction Model of Web Comics” recently presented at UCIDS 2020  (

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Analysis papers analysing an existing transmedia ecosystem addressing at least one of the following points (max 12 pages references excluded)
    • content creation
    • content experience
    • distribution mechanisms
    • feedback mechanisms 
  • Foundational papers describing a novel idea, approach or issue concerning the study, design, creation, adoption or experience with multimodal or cross-platform transmedia (max 6 pages references excluded)



Abstract registration deadline: 19 February 2021

Full paper submission deadline: 26 February 2021

Acceptance decision: 10 March 2021

Please submit your paper through this Easychair link:

Please use the CEUR 1-column template from for your submission.


List of Topics

  • Web technologies for authoring and reading, such as web comics and light novel platforms
  • Emerging technologies for transmedia contents and experience of transmedia
  • Transmedia ecosystems, analysis of multi-platform transmedia
  • Practices of transmedia creation
  • New transmedia systems
  • Interaction design of transmedia



Program Committee

  • Alessio Antonini
  • Francesca Benatti
  • Sam Brooker
  • Alessandro Adamou
  • ... propose yourself

Contributors will be invited to join the programme committee and to peer-review contributions.


Organizing committee

  • Alessio Antonini (
  • Francesca Benatti (
  • Sam Brooker (



TBP2021 proceedings will be published in


The conference will be held remotely on Teams


All questions about submissions should be emailed to Alessio Antonini (, Francesca Benatti ( and/or Sam Brooker (

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Digital Humanities at The Open University Research Collaboration (DH_OU)