[Air-l] CFP: Internet Research 3.0 Net / Work / Theory in Maastricht

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Tue Dec 11 05:50:51 PST 2001


Internet Research 3.0: NET / WORK / THEORY 
International and Interdisciplinary Conference 
of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) 
International Institute of INFONOMICS and University of Maastricht 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
October 13-16 2002 
Conference Website: http://www.aoir.org/2002 
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2002. 
Submissions: http://www2.cddc.vt.edu/confman/ 

The Internet has become an integral, ubiquitous part of everyday life 
in many social domains and international contexts. Yet, most of the 
public attention on cyberspace remains fueled by utopian or dystopian 
visions, rather than being informed by the growing body of research on 
the Internet as a complex fact of modern life. 
Internet Research (IR) 3.0, an international and interdisciplinary 
conference, will feature a variety of perspectives on Internet research, 
in order to develop a better theoretical and pragmatic understanding of 
the Internet. Building on the previous well-attended international 
conferences, the IR 3.0 will bring together prominent scholars, 
researchers, and practitioners from many disciplines, fields and countries 
for a program of presentations, panel discussions, and informal exchanges. 

This year's theme is Net/Work/Theory. Contributors are called to 
reflect on how to theorize what we know about the Internet and on how 
to apply what we know theoretically in practice. The conference will 
be held for the first time in Europe, whose intellectual environments 
have traditionally been a source of social and cultural theory. 

IR 3.0 will be hosted by the International Institute of Infonomics in 
the beautiful city of Maastricht in the Netherlands. As the city in 
which one of the key treaties of the European Union was signed, 
Maastricht also symbolizes a changing Europe in a changing 
international setting. The conference will provide opportunities to 
network, learn from other researchers, hear from leading players in
Internet development, and enjoy the "art of fine living" of Maastricht, 
in the south of the Netherlands. 

The Association of Internet Researchers invites paper, presentation, 
and panel proposals from AoIR members and non-members on topics 
that address social, cultural, political, economic, and aesthetic aspects of
Internet. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions as well as submissions
from any discipline. Panel presentations that establish connections across 
disciplines, institutions, and/or continents are especially encouraged. 
We also seek presentations that will make creative use of Internet 
technologies and techniques. 

Theoretical and Methodological approaches to Internet Research 
Internet Access, Use and Effects 
Psychology and the Internet 
Individuals, Groups, and Communities Online 
Privacy, Surveillance, and Security on the Internet 
Internet Policy, Ethics, Law, and Politics 
Teaching, Learning and the Internet 
The Internet in Writing and Publishing 
Ethnicity, Race, Identity, Gender, and Sexuality Online 
The Internet in Cultural Contexts 
The Internet in History
Digital Arts and Aesthetics 
Gaming on the Internet 
E-commerce, E-Business, or Value of Digital Content 
New Technologies and New Media 
E-Sectors (e-health, e-games, e-entertainment, e-other...) 

This list is not meant to be exclusive, but to trigger ideas and 
encourage submissions from a range of disciplines. The organizers will 
take an active role in generating and joining the various interests in 
appropriate formats 

Proposals can be of three types - papers, presentations, and panels. 
Each person is entitled to submit 1 paper, 1 presentation, and/or 1 panel 

Proposals for papers: 150-250 word abstract. 
Creative presentations (surprise us!) and Internet-related project 
demonstrations (including digital arts) are encouraged. The format for 
these proposals is the same as those for regular papers (150-250 word 
Panels will generally include three to four papers or presentations. 
The session organizer should submit a 250-500 word statement describing
 the session topic, include abstracts of up to 250 words for each paper or 
presentation, and indicate that each author is willing to participate in the
We also invite proposals for pre-conference workshop. These proposals 
should be submitted as soon as possible (no later than January 15, 2002) 
so that the workshops can be publicized. 
Graduate students are highly encouraged to submit proposals. They 
should note their student status with submission for consideration of 
a special Student Award. If you intend to be a candidate for the Student
Award you must also send a final version of your proposal (final paper) 
by 15th September 2002. 

Submission will be accepted from 15th December until 15th February 2002. 
All proposals should be submitted electronically at: 
It is preferred that you use HTML to minimally format your paper. 
Average time allotted for a paper or presentation will be 15 minutes. 
Average time allotted for a panel will be 1 hour and 30 minutes, including 
discussion time. If these time constraints are not appropriate for your 
panel/presentation, please include that in your abstract. Please include
any equipment or special considerations that might affect your presentation.

Proposal submission: 15th December, 2001- February 15, 2002 
Author notification: April 1, 2002 
Presenter's Registration to the conference: September 15, 2002 
Student Award: Final paper due September 15, 2002 

If you have questions about the conference, program, or AoIR, please 

Conference Coordinator: Monica Murero, 
Infonomics and University of Maastricht,  Monica.Murero at infonomics.nl 
Program Chair:  Klaus Bruhn Jensen, University of Copenhagen: 
kbj at hum.ku.dk 
A(o)IR President: Steve Jones, sjones at uic.edu 
More Information about IR 3.0 can be found on the Conference Website: 
For more information about the Association of Internet Researchers, 
including information on joining the Association, visit AoIR' s website 
at http://aoir.org 
For more information about the International Institute of Infonomics 
visit our website at http://www.infonomics.nl 

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