суббота, 13 марта 2010 г.

E-DEMOCRACY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 2010

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
E-DEMOCRACY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 2010
Freiburg, Germany, 26 - 28 July 2010
(http://www.edemocracy-conf.org/)
(http://www.mccsis.org)

Conference background and goals
This conference aims to encourage and foster efforts of researchers and practitioners by sharing cutting-edge research, innovations, models, theories and strategies that address issues and challenges related to cultivating online communities for grassroots democracy, equity and social justice.

Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).

Best Papers
Selected authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to selected journals (i.e. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems - ISSN: 1646-3692) including journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers.

Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

Topics for this conference include, but are not limited to:

Citizenship
Unleashing the power of citizens in developing countries to use the Internet to drive their own social & political development agenda

Digital divide:
Achievement of equity by bridging the digital divide and promoting critical and digital literacies

Participation:
Provision of effective online platforms for meaningful participation of citizens

Access
Optimization of wider access to democratic dialogues through successful community cultivation

Community cultivation
Enhance the benefits of social development interventions through the use of digital, wireless and mobile technologies for cultivating communities to conduct inquiry and socio-political action

Sustainability
Facilitating sustainable grassroots, bottom up co-created solutions and approaches to leadership, human rights, and civil society development

E-mentoring
Reports and reflections on the successes and failures of deploying e-mentoring strategies for raising political awareness, civic consciousness and community cultivation

Transference
North-South, South-South, and public-private partnerships and collaboration for co-creation of online communities

Community Ownership & Strengthening
Studies of efforts of involving citizens as stakeholders in initiatives to promote democracy, social justice and equity by strengthening their capabilities and promoting their involvement in online communities.

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline (new date): 29 March 2010
  • Notification to Authors (new date): 30 April 2010
  • Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (new date): Until 24 May 2010
  • Late Registration (new date): After 24 May 2010
  • Conference: Freiburg, Germany, 26-28 July 2010

Conference Location
The conference will be held in Freiburg, Germany.

Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-DEMOCRACY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTIVE 2010
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@edemocracy-conf.org
Web site: http://www.edemocracy-conf.org/

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