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CALL FOR PAPERS: Submission deadline (new date): 27 February 2012

Lisbon, Portugal, 21 ñ 23 July 2012
part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information
Systems (MCCSIS 2012)
Lisbon, Portugal, 17 - 23 July 2012

* Conference Programme Co-Chairs:
Gunilla Bradley, Professor Emerita, School of ICT, Royal Institute of
Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Diane Whitehouse, Chair of IFIP WG 9.2 on Social Accountability and
Computing, The Castlegate Consultancy, UK
Conference background and goals
The effects of ICT on human beings as well as the interaction between ICT,
individuals, and society are all within the focus of this conference. Both
analyses of interactions and effects are important. Changes in behaviour,
perspectives, values, competencies, human and psychological aspects and
feelings are all of interest. Reflections on past, present, and future
challenges ñ especially planning to handle the future ñ are encouraged.
The conference pays attention to societal changes, global and more local
organisational and institutional changes, changes in values and in
lifestyles, as well as individual cognitive effects and changes,
motivational and emotional changes. It also appeals to solution-building in
terms of desirable goals and actions for reaching a Good Information
In general all types of research strategies are encouraged, and especially
cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies. Case studies, broader
empirical field studies, theoretical analyses, cross-cultural studies,
scenarios, ethnographic studies, epistemological analyses may all be

* Conference scope
The broader scope of this conference is presented in the conference web site
http://www.ict-conf.org/ under ìCall for Papersî including a theoretical
framework which outlines the conference approach. The conference is based on
the notion of a convergence model developed by Professor Gunilla Bradley.
The convergence model includes several broad concepts. These are
increasingly interacting with an accelerating speed: ICT; Globalization;
Life Environment: Life Role; and Effects on Humans. These five concepts
correspond to the four conference tracks (Tracks A, B, C and D). Under each
broader concept or track, several key words are listed. They are intended to
inspire submissions, and to remind contributors that each phenomenon or key
word cannot be separated from its actual context at whatever level that lies
ñ the group, organisation or societal level including the national,
international or cultural levels. This underpinning notion is tightly
related to potential action strategies for human beings to contribute to the
Good Information (or ICT) society. Three conference tracks are hence
concerned with actions (Track E, F and G).
For the ICT, Society and Human beings 2012 conference, we especially
encourage contributions on the following four topics:
- Life Role and ICT
ï       Professional role
ï       Private role
ï       Citizen's role
- Quality of Life and ICT
- ICT and Effects on Humans
- Actions for reaching the Good Information Society

* Submissions
Details about how to submit a paper are located on the conference web site
http://www.ict-conf.org/ under ìSubmissionsî.
The conference proceedings will be published in the form of a book and
CD-ROM with an ISBN, available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible
The types of contributions include: Full and Short Papers, Reflection
Papers, Posters, Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium.
All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process. Selected authors
of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers
to selected journals including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers.

* Important Dates
- Submission Deadline (new date): 27 February 2012
- Notification to Authors (new date): 28 March 2012
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (new date): Until 27
April 2012
- Late Registration (new date): After 27 April 2012
- Conference: Lisbon, Portugal, 21 to 23 July 2012

* Topics related to ICT, Society and Human Beings
For key words see the http://www.ict-conf.org/topics.asp
Track A: Globalization and ICT

Track B: Life environment and ICT

Track C: Life role and ICT

Track D: ICT and effects on humans

Track E: Perspectives on ICT

Track F: Desirable goals and ICT

Track G: Actions for reaching the Good Information Society

Secretariat  E-mail: secretariat@ict-conf.org

* Conference location
The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.
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