16.554 multimedia conference

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 554.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 08:35:42 +0000
             From: "by way of Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>"
             Subject: Research in Multimedia Conference - philos-l

    1st Global Conference: Interactive Convergence: Research in
    7 to 9 August 2003, Prague, Czech Republic

    Keynote Speaker: Professor Bruce Klopfenstein
    Director, Dowden Center
    Grady College
    University of Georgia

    Call For Papers
    (Please cross post where appropriate)

    This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference
    marks the launch of a new annual project in the Critical
    Issues series of research projects. The project aims to
    provide a challenging forum for the examination and
    evaluation of the theme of 'convergence' in media and
    multimedia. Viewing multimedia research as a divergent
    and multi-layered phenomenon, the conference series
    seeks to provide a forum whereby people working in
    differing disciplines and professions can become aware
    of and share the perspectives generated by
    developments in areas other than their own.

    One of the primary goals of the project will be to evaluate
    the issue of where the study of Interactive Multimedia
    properly belongs. Is it a part of Computer Science, Art and
    Design, Communication, Education, Business,
    Psychology, Sociology or any of the many other
    disciplines? Or is Interactive Multimedia an
    interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary area in its own

    The aim of the inaugural conference will be to examine
    Research in Multimedia in its many disciplines in an
    attempt to identify and critique its characteristics, its
    impact and the implications for its integration into our
    every day lives.

    Papers, reports, presentations and workshops are invited
    on any of the following themes:

    Usability and design
    Visual design
    Virtual communities and collaborative work
    Social impacts such as online pornography, internet
    addiction, and gender divides
    E-commerce and E-Business
    Games and game theory
    Mobility and Wireless Access

    This is an indicative list - and papers dealing with
    related themes will be considered.

    Papers will be peer reviewed. All papers accepted for and
    presented at the conference will be published in an ISBN
    e-Book. Selected papers will be developed and published
    in a themed hard copy book.

    500 word abstracts are to be submitted to the Joint
    Organising Chairs by Friday 2nd May 2003:
    Dr. Melissa Lee Price
    PO Box 660
    College Road
    Staffordshire University
    Stoke on Trent, UK ST4 2XN
    email: m.l.price@staffs.ac.uk

    Dr Rob Fisher
    c/o Learning Solutions
    Priory House
    149B Wroslyn Road
    Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
    Email: rf@inter-disciplinary.net

    Papers should be sent as an email attachment in Word or
    WordPerfect; abstracts can also be submitted in the body
    of the email text rather than as an attachment.

    The conference is sponsored by Staffordshire University,
    Learning Solutions and Inter-Disciplinary.Net

    Further details and information about the Critical Issues
    in Multimedia project can be found at
    For specific information about the conference, please go

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