14.0632 conference: Association of Internet Researchers

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 632.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 09:30:51 +0000
             From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns@VT.EDU>
             Subject: CFP: Internet Research 2.0 - Association of Internet

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    INTERNET RESEARCH 2.0: INTERconnections

    The Second International Conference of the Association of Internet
    OCTOBER 10-14, 2001
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis-St.Paul Minnesota, USA
    Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 2, 2001

    Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

    Phil Agre, Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of
    California, Los Angeles, USA

    Anita Allen-Castellito, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of
    Pennsylvania, USA

    Lisa Nakamura, Assistant Professor of English, Sonoma State University, USA

    Sheizaf Rafaeli, Head of the Center for the Study of the Information
    Society and Professor of Business Administration, University of Haifa, Israel

    The Internet's ever-increasing points of connection to almost every
    element of 21st century life have prompted strong interest in
    understanding the social aspects of cyberspace. The popular press offers
    wave after wave of speculation and vague forecasts, but what is really
    needed to help us understand how to live in our wired world is research:
    research that is collaborative, international, and interdisciplinary.

    In September 2000, over 300 people attended the first international
    Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) at the
    University of Kansas. This Conference built connections among Internet
    researchers from across a range disciplines and from around the globe. In
    October of 2001, INTERNET RESEARCH 2.0 will offer an opportunity to
    reinforce and extend these connections. IR 2.0 will bring together
    prominent scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students from many
    disciplines and fields for a program of keynote addresses, paper
    presentations, formal discussions, and informal exchanges.

    IR 2.0 will be held on the campus of the University of Minnesota, one of
    the world's most technologically innovative campuses. The conference will
    provide opportunities to network, learn from other researchers, hear from
    leading players in Internet development, and take in the sights and
    sounds of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

    The Association of Internet Researchers invites paper, presentation, and
    panel proposals on topics that address social, cultural, political,
    economic, and aesthetic aspects of the Internet. We welcome submissions
    from any discipline, as well as work from those producing new media or
    working in multimedia studies. Panel presentations which establish
    connections across disciplines, institutions and/or continents are
    especially encouraged. We also seek presentations which will make
    creative use of Internet technologies and techniques, including (but not
    limited to) digital art and e-poster sessions.

    We suggest the following as possible themes for proposals.

    * communication-based Internet studies
    * digital art
    * distance education and pedagogy
    * e-commerce and business
    * gender, sexualities, and the Internet
    * human-computer interaction (HCI)
    * international perspectives on the Internet
    * Internet technologies
    * law and the Internet, including privacy and copyright issues
    * methodological issues in Internet studies
    * new media and Internet journalism
    * psychology and the Internet
    * the "Digital Divide"
    * race and cyberspace
    * rhetoric and technology

    This list is not meant to be exclusive, but rather to trigger ideas and
    encourage submissions from a range of disciplines. When we are able to
    identify scholars from a range of disciplines pursuing shared themes, we
    will work to bring these scholars together for panel sessions.

    When preparing proposals, please consider the convention's conventions:

    * Most conference sessions will be 90 minutes, with no less than the
    final thirty minutes reserved for discussion.

    * The average time allotted for a paper or presentation will be 15 minutes.

    If these time constraints are not appropriate for your
    panel/presentation, please highlight this in your proposal. Also, please
    include any unusual equipment needs or special considerations that might
    affect your presentation.

    Individual paper and presentation proposals should be no more than 250
    words. Panels will generally include three or four papers or
    presentations. For panel proposals, the session organizer should submit a
    150-250 word statement describing the panel topic, including abstracts of
    up to 250 words for each paper or presentation in the panel.

    Graduate students are highly encouraged to submit proposals. They should
    note their student status with their submissions, and, if they wish,
    submit completed papers by the March 2 deadline so their work can be
    considered for a special Student Award. The winner of the Student Award
    will have conference fees waived. Conference organizers are working to
    ensure that IR 2.0 is affordable for graduate students, and indeed, for
    all attendees. Details of anticipated costs will be posted to the
    conference website (http://www.cddc.vt.edu/aoir ) in the coming weeks.

    We also invite proposals for pre-Conference workshops. These proposals
    should be submitted as soon as possible (no later than January 31, 2001)
    so that the workshops can be publicized.

    All proposals should be submitted electronically at

    It is preferred that you use HTML to minimally format your submission.

    The deadline for submissions of paper/session proposals is Friday, March
    2, 2001.

    If you have questions about the program, conference, or AoIR, please contact:

    Program Chair: Leslie Shade, University of Ottawa, shade@aix1.uottawa.ca
    Conference Coordinator: John Logie, University of Minnesota, logie@umn.edu
    A(O)IR President: Steve Jones, sjones@uic.edu

    More Information about IR 2.0 can be found on the Conference Website:
    http://www.cddc.vt.edu/aoir For more information about the Association of
    Internet Researchers, including information on joining the Association,
    visit AoIR's website at http://aoir.org

    Jeremy Hunsinger http://www.cddc.vt.edu
    Instructor of Political Science Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
    Webmaster/Manager CDDC http://www2.cddc.vt.edu/cyber
    526 Major Williams Hall 0130 http://www.cddc.vt.edu/jeremy --my homepage
    Virginia Tech (yes i need to update it)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061 (540)-231-7614 icq 5535471

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