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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 11:49:15 -0500
Subject: Fwd: [Air-l] 2nd Call for Papers - Internet Research

>Call for Papers
>Internet Research 5.0: Ubiquity?
>International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of 
>Internet Researchers at the University of Sussex, England, 19-22nd 
>September 2004
>Submission site opens: December 15th 2003
>Deadline for submissions: February 2nd 2004
>Conference Websites:
>  or
>The internet seems to be at once everywhere and invisible but 
>simultaneously it structures only a fraction of the communications of the 
>total global community.  It can facilitate greater interaction, 
>understanding and political activism; being used at the same time to 
>exclude, destroy and exploit.  The much cited ubiquity of the internet 
>needs to be examined in both the contexts in which it is accepted and 
>those in which it is contested.
>The theme of 'ubiquity?' addresses the following questions: Is the 
>internet everywhere?  How and where does the internet appear and act in 
>technical, social, political, or cultural contexts?  What does it mean to 
>have access and who does and doesn't have it? How does the presence of the 
>internet affect individuals, communities, families, governments, societies 
>and nation-states?  What are the implications of 'internet everywhere'? 
>Submissions addressing these and other questions regarding the internet 
>are welcome.
>Internet Research 5.0 will feature a variety of disciplinary and 
>interdisciplinary perspectives on the Internet.  Examining and challenging 
>the visibility and prevalence of the Internet and Internet discourses, the 
>conference will bring together a wide range of researchers, practitioners 
>and scholars for the exchange of formal and informal ideas.  As with 
>previous AoIR conferences, the aim is to promote a deep, coherent and 
>situated understanding of the Internet and connected networks.
>IR 5.0 will take place at the University of Sussex, in the UK, close to 
>the historic and lively seaside City of Brighton and Hove and on the edge 
>of the spectacular Sussex South Downs.  The conference is hosted by the 
>Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sussex in association 
>with local partners.
>Submission of Proposals
>The Association of Internet Researchers invites paper, presentation and 
>panel proposals on topics that address technical, social, cultural, 
>political, pedagogical, economic, and aesthetic aspects of the internet. 
>We welcome interdisciplinary submissions as well as submissions from 
>within specific disciplines. We especially seek panel proposals that 
>establish connections across disciplines, institutions, and/or continents. 
>We also encourage creative presentations that will make use of internet 
>technologies and artistic techniques.
>* Proposals for individual papers should be in the form of 500-1,000 word 
>* Creative presentations and demonstration projects should consist of a 
>500-1,000 word abstract, this should include links to illustrative materials.
>* Panels will generally include three to four papers or presentations. The 
>panel organiser should submit an approximately 500 word statement 
>describing the session topic, include abstracts of up to 500 words for 
>each paper or presentation, and indicate that each author is willing to 
>participate in the session.
>Each submission must also be accompanied by a 100-word abstract that will 
>go into the conference proceedings if the submission is accepted.  All 
>papers, presentations and panels will be peer reviewed.   If you are 
>interested in reviewing submissions for this conference, please contact 
>program chair Sheizaf Rafaeli at the address below.
>Abstracts should indicate the disciplinary or conceptual approach, 
>theoretical orientation, methodology of the research or ideas, and the key 
>results or hoped-for results of the research.  Reference should also be 
>made to the broader significance of the work and its relationship to 
>existing bodies of work.  Clarity of the themes, content, aims and 
>outcomes, is of greater importance than word length.
>Full-length papers will be required after the conference and a selection 
>of the highest quality papers will be published in an Annual Review 
>(subject to authors' permission).
>Proposals can be for three types of contribution to the conference: 
>papers; creative presentations; and/or panels.
>Each person is invited to submit a proposal for no more than 1 paper or 1 
>presentation. In addition you may also submit or be part of no more than a 
>single panel. The aim is to include as wide a range of speakers as 
>possible and to thus avoid speakers using time in more than one 
>session.  Average time allotted for a paper or creative presentation will 
>be 15 minutes. Average time allotted for a panel will be 1 hour and 15 
>minutes, including discussion time.
>There will be additional opportunities to contribute to the conference by 
>chairing sessions, taking part in roundtables and workshops and through 
>audience participation.
>All proposals must be submitted electronically at
>Submission site available: 15th December 2003
>Final date for proposal submission: February 2nd 2004
>Author notification: March 15th 2004
>Presenter's Registration to the conference: September 1st 2004
>Student Award: Completed paper: July 15th 2004
>Graduate Students:
>Graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. They should 
>note their student status with their submission in order to be considered 
>for a special Student Award.  If accepted in the conference, students 
>wishing to be a candidate for the Student Award must also send a final 
>paper by July 15th 2004.
>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 longer 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 inquires regarding 
>pre-conference proposals should be submitted as soon as possible to the 
>Conference Chair Kate O'Riordan, and will be 
>accepted up to March the 1st 2004. Notification of terms and space 
>allocations will be sent out as soon as details are confirmed, with final 
>acceptance required by March the 31st 2004.
>Program Chair: Sheizaf Rafaeli,
>Center for the Study of the Information Society (InfoSoc)
>University of Haifa
>All inquiries on reviewing,  acceptances and programme
>Conference Chair: Kate O'Riordan (University of Sussex, 
>All inquiries on Sussex conference, local sponsorship and pre-conference 
>AoIR President: Nancy Baym, University of Kansas,
>Inquiries regarding the Association of Internet Researchers and sponsorship
>On site conference team,
>All inquiries on location, accommodation, registration
>Association Website:
>Conference Website:  or
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