***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Please circulate to appropriate lists. /Caroline > >________________________________________ >Call for Papers - IR 6.0: INTERNET GENERATIONS > >International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of=20 >Internet Researchers > >Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 5 - 9, 2005 > >Workshops: October 5, 2005 >AoIR conference: October 6 - 9, 2005 > >Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 15, 2005. > >CONFERENCE AND SUBMISSION SITE: http://conferences.aoir.org/index.php?cf=3D= 3 > > >INTERNET GENERATIONS > >The Internet has been a rapidly evolving phenomenon, so much so that we=20 >may talk about generations of the Internet. With everything moving faster= =20 >in 'Internet time,' we have arguably spanned many technological Internet=20 >generations within a single human generation: from the birth of computing= =20 >to the first online communications; from the beginnings of email to the=20 >enriched worlds of chat, virtual worlds and mobile text messaging; from=20 >the workplace to home and school; from optional to all-but-mandatory; and= =20 >from mainframe to desktop to laptop to mobile devices. > >We can also talk about contextual Internet generations, from the early=20 >pioneers who count themselves among those communicating online before the= =20 >1980s; to the early adopters of the 1980s in university and proprietary=20 >systems; to latecomers finding the need to adopt computing and technology= =20 >use as part of their daily work; to the current and coming generations=20 >that will not know a time without a computer in the household, a mobile=20 >phone in their hand, and a lap- or palmtop and an MP3 player an essential= =20 >part of their daily wear. > >This massive change in technologies, and in work and social practices=20 >suggests many avenues of interest for Internet research. > >CALL FOR PAPERS > >We call for papers from a wide perspective of disciplines, methodologies,= =20 >and communities. We invite papers that address the theme of Internet=20 >Generations including TOPICS such as: > > >- Histories of the Internet: human, social, technical, and/or cultural=20 >stories and histories >- Internet use by generation, e.g., by era of technology, by children and= =20 >seniors, or by age of user, etc. >- Individual, group, organizational, or community use, adoption, or=20 >diffusion of the Internet and its practices >- Development in use of languages, new vocabularies, social roles, rules,= =20 >and etiquette >- Societal impacts of and on the Internet and its evolution >- Perspectives on the Internet and social change in a changing world >- Internet expansion across divides, borders, nationalities, etc. >- Mapping the course of Internet connectivity >- Prospects for the future: Next generation Internet > >We invite submissions for papers, panels, and demonstrations of work on=20 >topics related to the conference theme of Internet Generations. Sessions=20 >at the conference will be established that specifically address the=20 >conference theme. We particularly call for innovative, exciting, and=20 >unexpected takes on the conference theme. We also welcome submissions on=20 >topics that address social, cultural, political, economic, and/or=20 >aesthetic aspects of the Internet beyond the conference theme. In all=20 >cases, we welcome disciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions as well=20 >as international collaborations from both AoIR and non-AoIR members. > > >TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS > >=95 SINGLE PAPER (abstract max of 750 words) >-- Single or multi-author submissions of a single paper on Internet=20 >research to be presented in a session of like papers at the conference >-- Graduate student papers submissions must send a full paper to the=20 >conference organizers by June 1, 2005. >-- All others are expected to submit full papers to the conference=20 >organizers by September 30, 2005. > >=95 AESTHETIC PRESENTATION (abstract max of 750 words) >-- Single or multi-creator projects exploring artistic or performance=20 >aspects of the Internet; such presentations may run concurrently with=20 >other sessions according to the project > >=95 MULTIPLE PAPER sessions (abstract max of 1000 words) >-- These are theme based sessions consisting of a series of presentations >-- Full papers from presenters or from the panel as a whole are due to=20 >conference organizers by September 30, 2005. > >=95 ROUNDTABLE (abstract max of 250 words) >-- These are panels convened for discussion of a topic relating to=20 >Internet research; these are differentiated from multi-paper sessions by= =20 >an emphasis on participant discussion > >=95 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (abstract max of 1000 words) >-- These may be full or half day sessions providing in depth examination=20 >of a particular Internet research issue, and/or workshops on how to use a= =20 >research method or software tool, and/or tutorials on a topic. See below=20 >for details. > > > >GRADUATE STUDENT PROPOSALS AND PARTICIPATION > >We strongly encourage submissions of proposals from graduate students, and= =20 >papers for consideration for a special Student Award. Students should note= =20 >their student status with submission. STUDENTS WISHING TO BE A CANDIDATE=20 >FOR THE STUDENT AWARD MUST SEND A FULL FINAL PAPER TO THE CONFERENCE=20 >ORGANIZERS BY JUNE 1, 2005. > >PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS > >We invite proposals for a limited number of pre-conference workshops which= =20 >will provide participants with in-depth, hands-on and/or creative=20 >opportunities. Proposals should be no more than 1000 words, and should=20 >clearly outline the purpose, methodology, structure, participant costs,=20 >equipment and minimal attendance required, as well as the relevance of the= =20 >workshop to the conference as a whole. Proposals will be accepted if they= =20 >demonstrate that the workshop will add significantly to the overall=20 >program in terms of thematic depth, hands-on experience, or local=20 >opportunities for scholarly or artistic connections. > >CONTACT INFORMATION > >If you have questions about the conference, program, or AoIR, please=20 >contact the following people. Please use a subject line that clearly=20 >distinguishes your message for spam! > >Program Chair: Caroline Haythornthwaite ><http://listserv.aoir.org/listinfo.cgi/air-l-aoir.org> haythorn at uiuc.edu >- Inquiries on conference content: paper submissions, reviewing, paper=20 >organization > >Conference Site Coordinator: Steve Jones ><http://listserv.aoir.org/listinfo.cgi/air-l-aoir.org> sjones at uic.edu - >Inquiries on meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, conference site > >AoIR President: Nancy Baym, University of Kansas, ><http://listserv.aoir.org/listinfo.cgi/air-l-aoir.org> nbaym at ku.edu - >Inquiries regarding the Association of Internet Researchers and sponsorship > >Association Website: <http://www.aoir.org> http://www.aoir.org ---------------------------------------------------------------- Caroline Haythornthwaite ([log in to unmask]) Associate Professor Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 501 East Daniel St., Champaign,= =20 IL, 61820 phone: 217-244-7453 fax: 217-244-3302 www.lis.uiuc.edu/~haythorn _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). 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