21.434 cfp: Internet Research 9.0 (AoIR 2008)

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Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:32:38 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 434.
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         Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:20:54 +0000
         From: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns_at_vt.edu>
         Subject: cfp: Internet Research 9.0 (AoIR 2008)

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNET RESEARCH 9.0: RETHINKING COMMUNITY, RETHINKING PLACE
International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of
Internet Researchers (AoIR)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Workshops / Doctoral Colloquium: October 15th, 2008
AoIR. conference: October 1618th, 2007

Deadline for paper submissions: February 8th, 2007

RETHINKING COMMUNITY, RETHINKING PLACE
In the past few years, new forms of net-based communities have emerged,
distributed on various websites and services, and making use of several
media platforms and genres to stay connected. Now, as mobile and
location-based technologies are reintroducing "place" as an important
aspect in the formation of communal and social activities, it is time to
consider and rethink the concept of online or virtual communities. Not
forgetting the lessons we have learned from studying the early virtual
communities, how do we describe, analyse, theorise and design the
communities and social formations of the early 21st century? How do we
address the blurring of boundaries between places and communities on-
and offline?

We call for papers, panel proposals, and presentations from any
discipline, methodology, and community, and from conjunctions of
multiple disciplines, methodologies and academic communities that
address the conference themes.

Sessions at the conference will be established that specifically address
the conference themes, and we welcome innovative, exciting, and
unexpected takes on those themes. We also welcome submissions on topics
that address social, cultural, political, economic, and/or aesthetic
aspects of the Internet beyond the conference themes. In all cases, we
welcome disciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions as well as
international collaborations from both AoIR and non-AoIR members.

SUBMISSIONS
We seek proposals for several different kinds of contributions. We
welcome proposals for traditional academic conference papers, but we
also encourage proposals for creative or aesthetic presentations that
are distinct from a traditional written ‘paper.’

We also welcome proposals for ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS that will focus on
discussion and interaction among conference delegates, as well as
organized PANEL PROPOSALS that present a coherent group of papers on a
single theme.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All papers and presentations in this session will be reviewed in the
normal manner. Detailed information about review and submission will be
available through the conference submission
website: http://conferences.aoir.org
in early January 2008.

Format
- PAPERS (individual or multi-author) - submit abstract of 600-800
words

- CREATIVE OR AESTHETIC PRESENTATIONS - submit abstract of 500-750
words

- PANEL PROPOSALS - submit a 600-800 word description of the panel
theme, plus 250-500 word abstract for each paper or presentation

- ROUNDTABLE PROPOSALS - submit a statement indicating the nature of the
roundtable discussion and interaction

Papers, presentations and panels will be selected from the submitted
proposals on the basis of multiple blind peer review, coordinated and
overseen by the Program Chair. Each individual is invited to submit a
proposal for 1 paper or 1 presentation. A person may also propose a
panel session, which may include a second paper that they are
presenting. An individual may also submit a roundtable proposal. You may
be listed as co-author on additional papers as long as you are not
presenting them.

PUBLICATION OF PAPERS
Several publishing opportunities are expected to be available through
journals, including a special issue of "Information, Communication &
Society", based on peer-review of full papers. The website will
contain more
details.

GRADUATE STUDENTS
Graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Any
student paper is eligible for consideration for the AoIR graduate
student award. Students wishing to be a candidate for the Student Award
must send a final paper by June 30, 2007.

Ph.D. students will also want to consider participating in the Doctoral
Colloquium: Following the very successful examples of previous Doctoral
Colloquia, we will again aim to offer an all-day Doctoral Colloquium on
October 15th 2008 (Wednesday) for Ph.D. students who wish to present
their current work for critical evaluation by their peers and senior
scholars. Submission and registration details will be available on the
conference website http://conferences.aoir.org as soon as possible.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Prior to the conference, there will be a limited number of pre-
conference workshops which will provide participants with in-depth,
hands-on and/or creative opportunities. We invite proposals for these
pre-conference workshops. Local presenters are encouraged to propose
workshops that will invite visiting researchers into their labs or
studios or locales. Proposals should be no more than 1000 words, and
should clearly outline the purpose, methodology, structure, costs,
equipment and minimal attendance required, as well as explaining its
relevance to the conference as a whole. Proposals will be accepted if
they demonstrate that the workshop will add significantly to the overall
program in terms of thematic depth, hands on experience, or local
opportunities for scholarly or artistic connections. These proposals and
all inquiries regarding pre-conference proposals should be submitted as
soon as possible to both the Conference Chair and Program Chair and no
later than March 31, 2007.

DEADLINES
Submission site available: January 10, 2008
Proposal submission deadline: February 8, 2008
Presenter notification: March 31, 2008
Final workshop submission deadline: March 31, 2008
Submission for student award competition: June 30, 2008
Submission for conference archive: July 31, 2008

CONTACT INFORMATION
Program Chair: Dr. Brian Loader, University of York, UK <bl506_at_york.ac.uk >
Conference Chair: Dr. Lisbeth Klastrup, IT University of Copenhagen,
Denmark
<ir9conf_at_itu.dk>
President of AoIR: Dr. Charles Ess, Drury University <cmess_at_drury.edu>
Association Website: http://www.aoir.org
Conference Website: http://conferences.aoir.org
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