***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** ::: C a l l _ f o r _ p a p e r s ::: Submissions are invited for a conference on Mobile Communication: Social and Political Effects (Website: http://www.fil.hu/mobil/2003/) The conference takes place in Budapest, Hungary, April 24-25, 2003. Two sections are planned: 1. CONSEQUENCES OF NEW MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEMOCRACY 2. NEW SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND THE SENSE OF SELF ::: P r e l i m i n a r y _ p r o g r a m ::: THURSDAY, APRIL 24 Keynote address by James E. Katz (Rutgers University) Feature talk by Kenneth J. Gergen (Swarthmore College) Plenary talk by Mark Poster (to be confirmed) Parallel sessions FRIDAY, APRIL 25 Plenary talk by Richard Harper on the topic of social connectivity Panel session (participants to be announced) Concluding plenary address by Joshua Meyrowitz (University of New Hampshire): "Global Nomads in the Digital Veldt" ::: D e a d l i n e s ::: Submission of abstracts (max. 600 words) and short vitas by January 10, 2003. Abstract submitters will be notified of the decision concerning acceptance by January 20, 2003. March 24 - deadline for receipt of draft full-length versions of papers (max. 3000 words, references formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style). Receipt of draft papers by this deadline is a condition for inclusion in the program. The papers will form part of a pre-proceedings volume which will be made available to all participants. May 15 - deadline for receipt of final manuscripts for inclusion in the published conference proceedings. A limited amount of travel support is available for participants whose papers have been accepted and who can demonstrate need. Early submissions of abstracts are encouraged. All potential participants should contact: Kristóf Nyíri Director, Institute for Philosophical Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences [log in to unmask] Further (updated) information at http://www.fil.hu/mobil/2003/ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.