Event Date/Time: Jun 29, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 02, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 26, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: May 06, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2010
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Deadline for submissions extended until 6th Mayl 2010!

Third International Meeting of the ICTs-and-Society Network:
“Perspectives and Challenges”
Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
29 June – 2 July 2010

In 2008 the University of Salzburg, Austria, invited to a network launch meeting in the field of “ICTs and Society” which comprises different approaches of different disciplines with different tasks that originate from Information Society Studies, Internet Research, Social Informatics, New Media Studies, Human Computer Interaction, to name but a few. In 2009 a follow-up meeting was held at the University of Trento, Italy.

The third 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, Internet research, Information Society research and related fields – whether you are a senior researcher or a PhD candidate – as the network is open itself.

Topics will thus revolve around
- the impact of ICTs and society research on society,
- our basic concepts and our background theory,
- and our use of methodologies

and may include but are not restricted to:

- Normative Research and Meaningful Technology;
- Critical Theory;
- ICTs and Society – A New Transdiscipline?
- Communities of Action – From Message to Movement;
- 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 http://www.triple-c.at/

Please send an abstract before 6th May 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 URL schedule!)
Deadline: May 06, 2010

For those who suggest workshops, round tables or panels we will notify you before April 30, 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. For further questions on the PhD Consortium please contact Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt at pille.vengerfeldt@ut.ee and Celina Raffl at celina.raffl@sbg.ac.at.

A preliminary 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.

Important Dates:
Deadline for suggested sessions, round tables, workshops: May 06, 2010
Feedback to authors due date: May 13, 2010
Deadline for contributions (within sessions): May 06, 2010

PhD workshop abstract deadline (500 words): May 06, 2010
Decision on PhD abstracts: May 20, 2010
Full paper submission due date for PhD contributions: June 15, 2010

Besides, the meeting will provide ample space for ad-hoc working groups if need be.

Keynote Speakers:
William Dutton (Oxford Internet Institute)
Juliet Webster (Work and Equality Research, London, UK)

If you have any inquires about the network meeting, please contact Alexander Banfield-Mumb at Alexander.Banfield-Mumb@uti.at. Please have a look at the website at http://www.icts-and-society.net/meeting/ which will be updated on a regular basis.

Meeting Preparation Committee:
Peng Hwa Ang
Alexander Banfield-Mumb
David Hakken
Wolfgang Hofkirchner
Jeremy Hunsinger
Josep Lladós
Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
Celina Raffl
Meritxell Roca Sales


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