Call for contribution and participation
Third International Meeting of the ICTs-and-Society Network: “Perspectives and Challenges”
The annual meeting of the ICTs-and-Society Network 2010 is hosted by the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) in Barcelona, Spain and supported by the University of Salzburg, Austria.
This meeting is open to everyone engaged in ICTs-and-Society research and related fields – whether you are a senior researcher or a PhD candidate – as the network is open itself.
The ICTs-and-Society network provides a forum for taking a step back, questioning why you research what by which means and a platform to discuss with like-minded people. Theannual meeting offers a space where these people can meet personally every year.
The topics of the network revolve around
- the impact of our research on society,
- our basic concepts and our background theories,
- and our use of methodologies
and may include but are not restricted to:
- Normative Research and Meaningful Technology;
- Critical Internet Theory;
- ICTs and Society – A New Transdiscipline?
- Communities of Action – From Message to Movement
- Challenges and Problems of Empirical Research;
- Towards a Science of Information, Information Society and Information Technology;
- How to Reconcile Technology and Society in Curricula;
- The Future of the Network: ICTs-and-Society Network quo vadis?
Since the meeting is to facilitate self-organisation of researchers for the sake of self-reflection of the field, the format of the meeting will differ from a traditional paper presentation conference.
- You are encouraged to suggest panels or round tables or other formats around the issues at stake. As usual, a session will last 90 minutes.
We welcome your suggestions before May 06, 2010.
- If you prefer to write a paper, you are free to do so and invited to submit it to tripleC.
Please send an abstract before May 06, 2010 to Alexander Banfield-Mumb (Alexander.Banfield-Mumb@uti.at).
Your abstract should contain
- a clear description of the format you propose (round table, panel, workshops, presentation)
- a statement why you consider this format appropriate
Abstracts for workshops, round tables or panels should have about 500 words and contain information on the topic and how it will be structured,
Deadline: May 06, 2010
Abstracts for presentations should have max. 300 words (if possible with a suggestion for appropriate panels as can be found on http://www.icts-and-society.net/meeting/schedule)
Deadline: May 06, 2010
The first day of the meeting (June 30, 2010) will be shaped by PhD candidates’ presentations only. If you are a student and want to present, please submit a PhD concept.Be aware that your paper should not only deal with your dissertation thesis, but will be evaluated against the criteria of how you reflect the problems of the field as indicated above. Nine papers will be selected. Please send your abstract to Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on the PhD consortium.
A schedule of the network meeting is available at http://www.icts-and-society.net/meeting/schedule. Please adjust your contribution to one or more of the mentioned sessions, and/or suggest a new topic.
Besides the scheduled programme, the meeting will provide ample space and time for ad-hoc working groups, informal and formal discussion groups and networking.
Juliet Webster (Work and Equality Research, London, UK)
William Dutton (Oxford Internet Institute, UK)
Please have a look at the website at http://www.icts-and-society.net/meeting/ which will be updated on a regular basis.