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>Call for Papers - IR 6.0: INTERNET GENERATIONS
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>International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of=20
>Internet Researchers
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>Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 5 - 9, 2005
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>Workshops: October 5, 2005
>AoIR conference: October 6 - 9, 2005
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>Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 15, 2005.
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>CONFERENCE AND SUBMISSION SITE: http://conferences.aoir.org/index.php?cf=3D=
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>INTERNET GENERATIONS
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>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=
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>in 'Internet time,' we have arguably spanned many technological Internet=20
>generations within a single human generation: from the birth of computing=
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>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=
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>from mainframe to desktop to laptop to mobile devices.
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>We can also talk about contextual Internet generations, from the early=20
>pioneers who count themselves among those communicating online before the=
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>1980s; to the early adopters of the 1980s in university and proprietary=20
>systems; to latecomers finding the need to adopt computing and technology=
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>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=
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>part of their daily wear.
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>This massive change in technologies, and in work and social practices=20
>suggests many avenues of interest for Internet research.
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>We call for papers from a wide perspective of disciplines, methodologies,=
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>and communities. We invite papers that address the theme of Internet=20
>Generations including TOPICS such as:
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>- 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=
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>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,=
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>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
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>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.
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>TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
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>=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.
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>=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
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>=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.
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>=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=
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>an emphasis on participant discussion
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>=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=
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>research method or software tool, and/or tutorials on a topic. See below=20
>for details.
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>GRADUATE STUDENT PROPOSALS AND PARTICIPATION
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>We strongly encourage submissions of proposals from graduate students, and=
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>papers for consideration for a special Student Award. Students should note=
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>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.
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>PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
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>We invite proposals for a limited number of pre-conference workshops which=
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>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=
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>workshop to the conference as a whole. Proposals will be accepted if they=
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>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.
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>CONTACT INFORMATION
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>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!
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>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
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>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
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>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
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>Association Website: <http://www.aoir.org> http://www.aoir.org

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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,=
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IL, 61820
phone: 217-244-7453     fax: 217-244-3302 www.lis.uiuc.edu/~haythorn

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