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CALL FOR PAPERS
Internet Research 3.0: NET / WORK / THEORY
International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
International Institute of INFONOMICS and University of Maastricht
Maastricht, The Netherlands
October 13-16 2002
Conference Website: http://www.aoir.org/2002
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2002.
The Internet has become an integral, ubiquitous part of everyday life
in many social domains and international contexts. Yet, most of the public
attention on cyberspace remains fueled by utopian or dystopian visions, rather
than being informed by the growing body of research on the Internet as a
complex fact of modern life.
Internet Research (IR) 3.0, an international and interdisciplinary conference, will feature a variety of perspectives on Internet research, in order to develop a better theoretical and pragmatic understanding of the Internet. Building on the previous well-attended international conferences, the IR 3.0 will bring together prominent scholars, researchers, and practitioners from many disciplines, fields and countries for a program of presentations, panel discussions, and informal exchanges.
This year's theme is Net/Work/Theory. Contributors are called to reflect on how to theorize what we know about the Internet and on how to apply what we know theoretically in practice. The conference will be held for the first time in Europe, whose intellectual environments have traditionally been a source of social and cultural theory.
IR 3.0 will be hosted by the International Institute of Infonomics in the beautiful city of Maastricht in the Netherlands. As the city in which one of the key treaties of the European Union was signed, Maastricht also symbolizes a changing Europe in a changing international setting. The conference will provide opportunities to network, learn from other researchers, hear from leading players in Internet development, and enjoy the "art of fine living" of Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands.
The Association of Internet Researchers invites paper, presentation, and panel proposals from AoIR members and non-members on topics that address social, cultural, political, economic, and aesthetic aspects of the Internet. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions as well as submissions from any discipline. Panel presentations that establish connections across disciplines, institutions, and/or continents are especially encouraged. We also seek presentations that will make creative use of Internet technologies and techniques.
Theoretical and Methodological approaches to Internet Research
Internet Access, Use and Effects
Psychology and the Internet
Individuals, Groups, and Communities Online
Privacy, Surveillance, and Security on the Internet
Internet Policy, Ethics, Law, and Politics
Teaching, Learning and the Internet
The Internet in Writing and Publishing
Ethnicity, Race, Identity, Gender, and Sexuality Online
The Internet in Cultural Contexts
The Internet in History
Digital Arts and Aesthetics
Gaming on the Internet
E-commerce, E-Business, or Value of Digital Content
New Technologies and New Media
E-Sectors (e-health, e-games, e-entertainment, e-other...)
This list is not meant to be exclusive, but to trigger ideas and encourage submissions from a range of disciplines. The organizers will take an active role in generating and joining the various interests in appropriate formats
FORMAT OF PROPOSALS
Proposals can be of three types - papers, presentations, and panels.
Each person is entitled to submit 1 paper, 1 presentation, and/or 1 panel proposal.
Proposals for papers: 150-250 word abstract.
Creative presentations (surprise us!) and Internet-related project demonstrations (including digital arts) are encouraged. The format for these proposals is the same as those for regular papers (150-250 word abstract).
Panels will generally include three to four papers or presentations. The session organizer should submit a 250-500 word statement describing the session topic, include abstracts of up to 250 words for each paper or presentation, and indicate that each author is willing to participate in the session.
We also invite proposals for pre-conference workshop. These proposals should be submitted as soon as possible (no later than January 15, 2002) so that the workshops can be publicized.
Graduate students are highly encouraged to submit proposals. They should note their student status with submission for consideration of a special Student Award. If you intend to be a candidate for the Student Award you must also send a final version of your proposal (final paper) by 15th September 2002.
FORMAT OF SUBMISSIONS
Submission will be accepted from 15th December until 15th February 2002. All proposals should be submitted electronically at: http://www2.cddc.vt.edu/confman/
It is preferred that you use HTML to minimally format your paper.
Average time allotted for a paper or presentation will be 15 minutes.
Average time allotted for a panel will be 1 hour and 30 minutes, including discussion time. If these time constraints are not appropriate for your panel/presentation, please include that in your abstract. Please include any equipment or special considerations that might affect your presentation.
DEADLINES Proposal submission: 15th December, 2001- February 15, 2002
Author notification: April 1, 2002
Presenter's Registration to the conference: September 15, 2002
Student Award: Final paper due September 15, 2002
CONTACT INFORMATION If you have questions about the conference, program, or AoIR, please contact:
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