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::: 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
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Further (updated) information at http://www.fil.hu/mobil/2003/

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