[Humanist] 23.709 events: ICTs & Society

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Mar 17 07:44:38 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 709.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:36:13 +0000
        From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>
        Subject: Third International Meeting of the ICTs-and-Society Network: Perspectives and Challenges

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 as 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 April 15, 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 the end of the deadline on 15 April 2010 to Wolfgang Hofkirchner at wolfgang.hofkirchner at sbg.ac.at. We will notify you before April 30, 2010. We will assign your paper to an appropriate session where you will be included as panelist or round table participant or else.

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.

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.

Jeremy Hunsinger
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Virginia Tech
Information Ethics Fellow, Center for Information Policy Research, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (www.cipr.uwm.edu)

Words are things; and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. --Byron

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