Challenges and Uses of Information and Communication Technologies, Media and Information Diffusion : (EUTIC 2007)

Venue: Athens

Location: Athens, Greece

Event Date/Time: Nov 08, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 10, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 19, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Sep 28, 2007
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INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM

EUTIC 2007

CHALLENGES AND USES OF ICT
Media and Information diffusion :
towards an open society


CALL FOR PAPERS

COLLOQUIUM ORGANISED BY THE EUROPEAN INTERDISCIPLINARY GROUP ON CHALLENGES AND USES OF ICT, coordinated by GRESIC (Prof. Lise VIEIRA), Université de Bordeaux 3

DATES>

8, 9 and 10 November 2007 in Athens, Greece


EUTIC 2007 ORGANISATION

New Technologies Laboratory in Communication, Education and the Mass Media (Prof. Michalis MEIMARIS), University of Athens.


COLLOQUIUM OBJECTIVES

Investigation of the challenges and uses of ICT (information and communication technologies) leads to a more specific focus on the media and the strategies for information diffusion. Although the digital imperative is imposed on all social domains, the question here is to envisage the influence of these new models and strategies on the more traditional trends that have supported (and continue to support) information dissemination.

The unprecedented development of ICT and the Internet has permitted an increase of informational exchange within our societies so intense that it is indispensable to investigate its consequences. At all levels, from content and uses to economic and cultural challenges, the changes underway are profound and overwhelming and mobilise at different degrees all actors involved. The media sector (written press, radio, television) is clearly one of those most concerned. Shoved by the interactivity of the Internet as well as by nomadic devices such as mobile phones, the media are undergoing a crisis that obliges them to revise their strategies and adapt to new facts. Developments such as electronic journals, web magazines and the digital TV all manifest that we are currently observing a profound transformation of the media landscape and of the modes in which information is conceived and transmitted.

Publishing is another sector that undergoes dramatic changes driven by the deployment of digital technologies. Today it is necessary to elaborate on the specific characteristics of digital information diffusion as a new publishing model and to analyze the mutations currently underway. The evolution of publishing is also accompanied by significant changes in production strategies, product diffusion and product commercialisation.

Education and training are equally concerned by the introduction of ICT. A further understanding of the role of information and communication technologies in this domain stands to gain from reflecting on the evolution of document formats, the different modes of content diffusion, as well as the operation of distance training tools. A major question here concerns the factors that underlie successful knowledge-building processes in the new environments for education and training.

The EUTIC 2007 Colloquium is the third in a series of events organised by the European Interdisciplinary Group on Challenges and Uses of ICT. The first EUTIC colloquium has been organised by CEMIC-GRESIC, co-ordinator of the group, in September 2005 at the Université Michel de Montaigne (Bordeaux, France), focusing on the theme of "Social and Cultural Aspects". The second colloquium, that has taken place in Brussels in September 2006, was organised by CREATIC (Centre de Recherche en Ergonomie Appliquée aux Technologies de l’ Information et de la Communication) around the theme of "Social Bonds and Professional Inclusion".


PRINCIPAL THEMES OF THE COLLOQUIUM

The evolution of media
- traditional media : a diachronic perspective
- digital radio and digital TV
- competition/complementarity of platforms
- blogs and wikis : the liberation of discourse
- on-line journalism
- regional media
- scientific press, scientific communication

Mutations of the publishing process
- typologies of publishing processes
- digital publishing : functions and strategies
- new publishing models
- scientific publications and journals
- uses and users

Economic, political and legal challenges
- commercial and non-commercial models
- the media market, independent media, media oligopolies
- trends and political strategies in national, european and international plans
- digital open content and intellectual rights
- the right of information in the Internet and globalisation age

Knowledge diffusion and trends of change
- ICT and ergonomics
- accessibility of digital content
- methods of appropriation : stability or innovation
- from ICT literacy to media literacy
- on-line education : new means for knowledge diffusion
- electronic games : a new educational tool
- platforms, formats and digital documents

Digital liberty, digital equality, digital fraternity
- ICT and democracy
- electronic governance : challenges and trends
- the electronic Agora : networks and freedom of expression
- citizenship, social networks and the Internet
- democratisation of knowledge : digital spaces, digital gifts, digital sharing
- social inclusion and new dichotomies in the digital age
- on-line games : a new communication medium
- digital communication : a window to the difference ?


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

· Presentations will be made in english or in french.

· Oral and poster presentations are possible.

· Authors can group to form thematic sessions comprising 3 or 4 presentations followed by a discussion. Thematic session proposals should build on the relevance of the session topic to the colloquium objectives and elaborate on the session participants and presentations.

· All presented papers will be included in the colloquium proceedings volumes upon author registration and participation in the colloquium (for papers with multiple authors, at least one of the co-authors is expected to register and participate).

· Authors are invited to submit a short abstract (3,000 characters excluding white space) in english or in french, indicating the form of the presentation (oral, poster or thematic session). Please also indicate the theme under which your presentation falls.

· The short abstract must mention author names and co-ordinates, including affiliate institution, position/job title, email address, full postal address, telephone and fax number. In the case of multiple co-authors, the presenting author should be indicated.

· Following acceptance of presentation proposals by the EUTIC 2007 scientific committee, authors are expected to provide their complete manuscripts in camera-ready format according to the details that will be announced.


SUBMISSION OF PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

Presentation proposals must be submitted until 19 February 2007 by email to both addresses mentioned below :

- Michalis Meimaris
- Carlos Correia

Please include "EUTIC 2007 presentation proposal" in the subject of your message.


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

· Jordi Colobrans. University of Barcelona.
· Carlo Correia, University of Lisbon.
· Maria Cristina Matteucci. University of Bologna.
· Michalis Meimaris. University of Athens.
· Christine O' Dowd Smith. University of Waterford.
· René Patesson. University of Brussels.
· Nathalie Pinède-Wojciechowski. Université de Bordeaux 3.
· Larry Stappleton. University of Waterford.
· Pascale Steinberg. University of Brussels.
· Lise Vieira. Université de Bordeaux 3.


IMPORTANT DATES

19 February 2007 --- Deadline for receiving presentation proposals (oral, poster and thematic session presentations)
5 March 2007 --- Evaluation results and author notifications
28 September 2007 --- Submission of camera-ready manuscripts

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